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Proporta Aluminum Lined Ipad Case - Otterbox Alternative
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Proporta Aluminum Lined Ipad Case - Otterbox Alternative

In the computing world there is one word used for extreme protection -- Otterbox. This company is known for its durable, shockproof, and heavy quality cases. Let me suggest another name that can contend with the Otterbox -- Proporta.

What makes the Proporta aluminum lined case so protective?

Proporta has created a case that is made for extreme protection by placing a piece of aluminum between two pieces of high quality leather. The result is an attractive leather folio case that is much slimmer and light weight that the bulky heavy Otterbox. While it does not maintain the sleek form of the ipad, it is much thinner than the Otterbox.

What benefits does the Proporta aluminum lined case offer?

The case is made of quality leather material and the workmanship shows excellence.

The case is made specifically for the Ipad 2 so all the cutouts are created for this Ipad.

The front cover when laid flat on a desk creats a two level stand through the use of ridges on its interior.

The case is securely closed with a magnetic flap that fastens around the back of the case.

What challenges does the Proporta aluminum lined case have before it?

The ipad is placed in the case through the top of a leather frame and then secured by a flap placed behind the Ipad. This flap should be fastened by velcro, but instead it allows some slight movement of the ipad which affects the viewing of the rear camera.

Proporta forgot to create a cutout on this securing flap for the microphone so one's voice is muffed when using the mic.

The cutout for the rear camera is very deep and due to that depth the camera picks up the edge of the case in its view.

The two angle stand is a nice feature, but like many z-case designs the lower angle does not hold the ipad. The ipad falls when touched. This means that the typing angle becomes the angle created by the flolded down case behind the ipad. Typing this way becomes a bouncy ride for the fingers.

My Personal Opinion of the Proporta Aluminum lined Case

The quality, workmanship and careful design can be seen throughout the Proporta Aluminum Lined case. It is unfortunate that the items mentioned above were not dealt with. I hope that cut outs and flap issue which would be minor changes would be taken care of in an updated version of this case. If those changes were made, this would be an exceptional case.

Would I buy this case in lue of the Otterbox? If you desired a stylish lightweight extreme protection case, this would be the case to buy. If you needed extreme protection but bulk and weight were not a concern the Otterbox would the case to buy.


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