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While waiting for the delivery of my new iPad3, I hunted around for new cases both online and at shops around Vancouver. I was looking for something that would incorporate Apple’s smart cover concept as well as functional protection for the back.

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It was tough finding a case that had both, until I remembered how well-designed the Griffin Outfit Ice for the iPhone4 is, with its two-part case construction.

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I reviewed the Outfit Ice awhile back and decided that the IntelliCase would be worth a closer look. Last week, Griffin Technology sent me a red model for review.

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The IntelliCase is designed for both the new iPad and the iPad2. The case can be positioned for typing at a slightly elevated height as well as for viewing content in the upright position. In other words, it’s got the same two positions going for it as with the smart cover.

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The nice thing about this case though is that both come in one package, avoiding the need to purchase and match a smart cover to a separate case back.

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As with the similarly-designed smart cover, the flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (aka TPU) cover wakes up the iPad from sleep mode when you open the two-fold front panel.

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The back is made of polycarbonate and has sturdy snaps to keep it in place. I had no difficulty taking the iPad out of this case either. The back also contains a built-in lip used to tuck the front of the case into.

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I tested the IntelliCase in the lower angle and found it sturdy enough to type using Apple’s touch keyboard.

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Integrated front and back system for complete protection of the new iPad or iPad2
Sturdy construction
Ease of use in setting up for both positions


I would love to see the IntelliCase offered in a wider/more interesting range of colours to match their stylus collection.

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The IntelliCase retails for US $59.99 and is available in pink, dark red, peacock (dark green), midnight (deep blue), black, and white. It’s available in Canada via Best Buy at CDN $49.99.

I was sent the IntelliCase for the purpose of writing this review. Opinions, as always, are my own.

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