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Hands-on with the Oberon Design leather iPad 2 case

There are lots of cases available for the Apple iPad so it's a bit of a challenge to find interesting and unique cases. Oberon Design makes high quality leather cases that look and feel great, while offering protection and functionality for your iPad.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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There are lots of cases available for the Apple iPad so it's a bit of a challenge to find interesting and unique cases. Oberon Design makes high quality leather cases that look and feel great, while offering protection and functionality for your iPad.

Check out my full ZDNet Mobile Gadgeteer blog post for more details and discussion on the case.

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A charm and card was included in the case package.

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The blue leather Hokusai wave design case is unwrapped and looks spectacular.

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A pewter wave clasp is used to hold the case closed with an elastic strap.

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The leather design is etched deep in the cover so you get a great sense of the case when you carry it around.

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As you can see on the back the design continues around the spine while there is also a camera opening for the rear facing camera.

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There is some simple instructions and spare elastic straps included with the case.

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The full design covers the front and back of the leather case and looks great.

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There are heavy paper/cardboard pieces inserted inside the front and back pockets to give the iPad 2 more protection.

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The iPad 2 fits into three leather straps and one corner elastic strap in the upper right corner.

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Three of the corners have solid leather straps to hold the iPad 2 in place.

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The bottom left and upper left straps are held in place by rivets that are mounted inside the pocket to keep your iPad 2 safe.

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The upper right securing point is an elastic strap that you attach last when inserted your iPad 2.

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The iPad 2 has a rear facing camera and as you can see when you first buy and use an Oberon Design case your camera will be usable, but not centered. Over time the leather gets worn in and the camera should end up centered in the opening.

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The thinner elastic straps pull out from behind the iPad 2 to secure it for landscape use.

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The thin elastic cord secures to a flap on the center of the front.

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As you can see the case works well in landscape orientation with the elastic cord holding it securely in place.

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As you can see the cord secures to the small flap on the inside center.

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Oberon Design image gallery 1

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