ZooGue Case Prodigy provides six viewing angles for your iPad (Review)

ZooGue Case Prodigy provides six viewing angles for your iPad (Review)

Summary: There are plenty of cases with one or two viewing angles, but the ZooGue Case Prodigy solution provides six positions in the most stable manner I have ever tested.


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  • I use my iPad 3 quite a bit for viewing video content, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video, and iTunes. I regularly use different external keyboard solutions to prop it up and this solution gives me one viewing angle. I spent the last couple of weeks with the ZooGue Case Prodigy magnetic iPad stand and am impressed by the available viewing angles.

    The Case Prodigy case offers the best stand solution I have tested with six angle lock positions that secure in place with fairly strong magnets. You can pick up your iPad in the case and it stays in the angled position. A case like this shows that the Apple Smart Cover is not a very good solution for propping up your iPad. I don't trust my Smart Cover as it opens way too easily and does not hold my iPad securely in an angled position.

    The strong magnets along the top flap hold the kickstand in place like no other case I have tested. Most cases offer one or two positions, but those are not always optimal for viewing your iPad. The top flap that covers the display as you carry your iPad around flips around to the back. There are ridges along the back that the kickstand extension fits onto. If you have a need for multiple viewing angles then this is the iPad case to check out.

    The Case Prodigy case is designed for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation full-size iPads. The case provides access to the camera, all ports, and buttons, and supports the sleep/wake functionality. A flap secures the case with a magnetic closure system so you can carry around your iPad in a fairly secure enclosure. While in use, the flap secures on the back of the case too so it stays out of the way when watching media.

    The black vegan leather (means it is synthetic material that doesn't come from an animal) material is textured and attractive with the ZooGue logo on the top securing flap. The case measures 9-7/8 x 7-3/4 x 3/4 inches and weighs in at 1 lb, 1 ounce. You can purchase the ZooGue Case Prodigy for $59.99.

  • Case Prodigy and Quick Start Guide

Topics: Mobility, Apple, iPad, Reviews, Tablets

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  • Way tooooo costly..

    I got a Philips case with almost similar specs giving various viewing angles, for only $3.99. Waste of money IMO.
  • Good value, Good Product Guaranteed

    The case prodigy is really unlike any other case out there. You may not realize it until you have tried it. All other cases have only a few different angles that are not stable at all.

    However the Case Prodigy has more angles and is VERY sturdy in each one of the 6 angles.

    The kickstand comes out from the back and has 2 magnetic feet which is what really make each angle very stable and secure unlike any other case on the market
    Tim Angel
  • How is the home button and can you still use it in low profile?

    That home button looks to be blocked by the cover meaning I can't put my thumb on the edge and push the button I'll have to drag my finger to the edge of the cover and then press it, is that correct?

    The case in low profile looks like its top heavy, can you still use it without causing it to collapse?

    How heavy is the case?
    • Reply

      The home button is not covered at all when open or in stand mode. Of course when the cover is closed it covers the entire screen for protection.

      The case is just under 16oz

      The case at the low angle is very secure and stable, that is one of the main benefits. The iPad is not going to bounce when typing or touching the screen like other cases, the Case Prodigy was specifically made to have a solid kickstand so that your iPad wont budge in any of the angles.
      Tim Angel