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Review: Griffin IntelliCase for Apple iPad 2 protects the back while providing an intelligent front cover

While the Apple Smart Cover is a cool cover, there is no protection for the back of your iPad 2. Griffin Technology released their IntelliCase brand case that provides a smart cover and a protective back in one.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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While the Apple Smart Cover is a cool cover, there is no protection for the back of your iPad 2. Griffin Technology released their IntelliCase brand case that provides a smart cover and a protective back in one.

Check out my full ZDNet Mobile Gadgeteer blog post for detailed thoughts on using this case from Griffin.

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As you can see the IntelliCase opens up to reveal the back and front pieces. You simply snap your iPad 2 into the glossy plastic side of the case.

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As you can see, the back of the case has a matte finish. The center opening is where you slide in the front flap to prop up the case in a low or high viewing position.

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This picture shows the slit for the front to slide into place.

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You can prop up your iPad 2 in a high position for viewing media.

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Here is another view showing how the front cover works to prop up the iPad 2.

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The front of the IntelliCase also has a matte finish and as you can see there are three panels that bend, compared to the four panels on the Apple Smart Cover.

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There are cutouts for all openings in the IntelliCase.

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There is a rather large cutout on the back lower end for the speaker and Apple port opening.

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Another view of the propped up iPad 2.

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