Review: Moshi's Flexible Case and Mounting System for iPads

Review: Moshi's Flexible Case and Mounting System for iPads

If you want a nicely designed, protective iPad case, there are a lot of options; but not many can also let you mount that iPad and case on a wall or refrigerator. That's exactly what the MetaCover iPad Case ($74.95) from Moshi does. The iPad is safely ensconced in a protective case that can lock in to an origami-like protective cover that supports the iPad's auto-sleep and auto-wake function. 

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You can also remove the protective cover with a quick twist and instead lock the encased iPad into a wall mount or magnetic mount, which could be used on a fridge or metallic surface like some whiteboards. I found the magnet system to be quite strong and reliable. This is important, since you are trusting your nearly $1,000 device with it.

The case is quite protective, but it does add some bulk compared to others, precisely because it has that mounting system. The wall and magnet mounts are an extra $40 or $50, respectively, but they are well built and add the ability to rotate the tablet as needed.

Pros

  • Flexible orientation options
  • Very protective case
  • Super strong magnet
  • Wall and Fridge-mounting options
  • Supports auto-sleep/wake

Cons

  • Adds some bulk

Final Verdict

If you think you will want to mount your iPad on a wall or metal surface, the Moshi Metacover iPad Case and Mounting System is a great solution. 

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