• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken

    I purchased this Moleskine Portfolio for its quality feel and appearance. I have to agree with the other reviewer that it is limited in functionality. The IPad is held in place by a rigid plastic case similar to that of a phone case. Recently the unit slipped off the back of the couch to a wooden floor 28 inches below. I was surprised to find that two corners broke off the plastic case and it no longer holds the iPad in place. A thin strip next to the volume keys also snapped. Moleskine denied warranty coverage. $100 is a lot spend for a cover that only lasted four months.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, poor value

    I’ve been looking for a ‘decent’ high quality 10.5 iPad case for aaaages, but I think that because Apple change the tablets’ dimensions every product iteration, manufacturers have got sick of the obscelesance; so even over a year down the line, the headline manufacturers don’t seem to be knocking out supporting cases. Montblanc, for example, have told me that they no longer make iPad cases for this reason.

    So, with that being said, FINALY, Moleskine have the 10.5 case out.

    It’s £80, and probably worth £40. It’s good quality build, but sub-par materials.. it’s fully synthetic; no leather.

    On the positives, we have an elastic sheath to hold a pencil, and it feels like it will do so reasonably securely. The iPad seems to be able to be ‘micro positioned’ to basically whatever angle you like thanks to a good interior case fixing material (plastic) and microfibre lining combo.

    In summary, it’s a good premium case, it’s unmistakably Moleskine, it should last a good couple of years, it’s very convenient in terms of allowable display angles, it can hold a pencil. However it’s not worth the RRP.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality, Not Versatile Enough

    Quality you can expect from Moleskine products. It's simple, neat and elegant. It's sturdy and the materials seem like they'll last a while. The pencil and iPad fit snug in their places. There are reviews for previous versions that mention the elastic for the pencil stretches, but it's hard to believe it will happen with this. It's really tight. The only flaw the case has is its angular versatility. The angles the iPad sits at range from 45-90 degrees, which places a limitation on how the user interacts with the iPad. It works great for watching and reading, but typing and drawing is awkward, if not difficult or impossible. There is the option to lay it flat, but I'd expect a little more flexibility-of-form for the price-tag.

    Rating as a 3-star because the limitation is really evident.

    21 of 21 people found this useful