Saturday, August 25, 2012

X Gear Carbon Fiber Shield II for iPad

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Carbon Fiber Shield II for the iPad 2 & the New iPad by X Gear.  If you don't know about the Carbon Fiber Shield, it is made of 100% REAL carbon fiber and is hand crafted!  Check out my full review below to read all about it!

I've found it rare to find REAL carbon fiber products in today's market and X Gear excels with this case.  The Carbon Fiber Shield II was revised to fit better, with more coverage and better protection.  It is fully compatible with the smart cover which i'm using on my iPad 2.  In the past, i've used the Incipio smart feather and this case is very similar.  It snaps on the back to provide a nice "shell" to protect the back and sides of the iPad.  

The cutouts are absolutely perfect and is very impressive with a real carbon fiber case that's made by hand.  Along the top there are 3 separate cutouts for the headphone jack, microphone and sleep/awake button.  On the left side, there is one large opening along the edge to make it compatible with the smart cover.  The bottom has one oversized cutout for the 30 pin connector and a mesh type pattern over the speaker.  The right side features one oversized opening for the volume rocker and silent switch.  

One small issue I have is the fact that with this case installed and the smart cover installed, it is challenging to open the smart cover.  The smart cover edge is almost flush with the case; i've found the easiest way to open the cover is to pop it open at the 30 pin connector.  Other than this, I absolutely love this case by X Gear.  

The Carbon Fiber Shield II is available for $79.99 and at the time of this article, is on sale for only $59.99

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