Keep iPad classy with Proporta’s Brunswick England case. The Brunswick England for the New iPad 3 is quite the elegant case, beautifully crafted out of premium leather and shipped over from the UK. It features a very functional and attractive design, a magnetic smart lock, and a built-in folding stand.
The Brunswick England is also a portfolio style case, built to stand. The exterior of the case is cushioned and covered in luxury leather and stitched around the sides. It’s comfortable to hold and very protective. iPad slides in to the case’s leather frame through the top and secured with a slide-in tab. The leather frame leaves openings for all of iPad’s ports and buttons. These open spaces are all large enough for easy access, except the charging port which is only large enough for a charger (accessories and docks will not work). There’s a camera hole on the back.
The case’s cover has a magnetic smart lock, which automatically locks and unlocks iPad; it also keeps the case closed. The back of the case folds, allowing iPad to dock into one of two slots on the inside of the front cover. iPad is propped up in landscape mode along one of those two slots. You can also lay iPad in front of the two slots for a lightly elevated angle that’s perfect for typing.
The Brunswick England has a very clean and classy design. It’s business professional on the outside and a world of fun on the inside. It’s well built and should have no problem lasting you until The Newest Newer New iPad (5th Gen). The padded exterior is a nice touch that makes the case a pleasure to hold. It is, however, a bit on the thicker side of iPad cases; it’s not a minimalistic case.
Proporta’s Brunswick England Case for The New iPad 3 will be available on April 25th from Proporta.com but it seems to be currently available on Amazon.com for $140.00. Its available in black, brown, and cranberry. It comes with a cleaning cloth, cleaning instructions, and a leather sample for you to test cleaning solutions on.
04-25-2012 Update: The rear camera cutout is not big enough! If iPad isn’t perfectly placed, then the corners of your images are obstructed. Another issue I’ve realized is that the case blocks iPad’s light sensor (above the front camera). This makes iPad’s screen dimmer than it should be.
The Good: Luxurious and Sophisticated, high quality leather is comfortable and durable (it smells good too!), protective and sturdy multi-angle stand.
The Bad: Pricy, small cutout for charging port and thick, Camera Hole too Small, Light Sensor is Blocked