Pipetto, a London-based accessory company, offers a line of high-quality iPad cases that is sure to please. I tested out two of their 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases, one regular and one Luxe, but Pipetto has cases to fit all but the first iPad model.
Their regular polyurethane cases, or PU, are similar in look and feel to Apple’s silicone cases. Their Luxe line has the PU edges, but the front and back are soft, supple vegan “leather,” which looks and feels a lot like genuine leather. A microfiber fabric interior protects your iPad. The cover has Sleep/Wake functionality so your iPad turns on and off automatically when you open and close the cover.
What makes these cases stand out is their Origami design. In addition to the four-fold stand option, angled lines on the cover give you two extra, more stable stand options.
What I liked
I received a regular case in Navy and a Luxe case in Red for review. I liked almost everything about these cases. They are designed as one piece instead of two, which offers more stability. The back cover snaps onto the iPad for a perfect fit, with the edges coming up slightly over the screen to protect it in face-down situations. The materials are top-notch, and the cases have a luxurious feel to them. They are slender and add little bulk to the sleek iPad.
While Apple changed over from a four-fold to a three-fold front cover, Pipetto did not, which will please fans of the four-fold model. The front cover can be rolled back to provide a low-angle stand for typing or a high angle stand for viewing.
But it’s the Origami options that make this stand a cut above the rest. There are two different ways you can fold the Origami front cover, both which give you a high angle that is slightly lower than the four-fold rolled cover angle. The difference between them is that you can fold it with the microfiber on the inside if you want to minimize its contact with your table or desk. Or you can fold it with the microfiber on the outside for a wider and more stable base, ideal for soft surfaces like bedding. There are also a couple of different ways you can fold back the front cover for holding the iPad one-handed, such as when you’re reading, as shown in the photos below.
What I didn't like
The only flaw I could find in this case is that the top and bottom of the back cover are open, as opposed to having precision cut-outs for the speakers, buttons, and ports. Since the corners are well-protected, it’s hard to imagine a drop that could damage the exposed top and bottom, but still, I’d rather they weren’t fully exposed.