I can never decide if I want a case on my iPad Air or not. It’s thin and wonderful to hold without a case, but you’re at risk of damaging your tablet without one. The Sena Vettra ST Leather Case provides a functional case that manages to remain slim.
The Vettra ST comes nicely packaged with it’s own cloth drawstring bag. You don’t see that very often.
This is the case, opened flat. On the right is the U-shaped bit that holds the tablet into place.
What’s that funny-looking flap for? Keep reading…
The Vettra ST is just slightly larger than the iPad itself.
Here’s the iPad Air 2 inserted into the case. This design does leave the left edges and corners exposed, but it makes for quick removal and cuts down on bulk.
On the back you’ll find cutouts for the camera and microphones. This may be an issue if you go to places that don’t permit cameras.
Here you can see the buttons exposed. The iPad itself is just slightly recessed to prevent normal bumps.
View from the bottom edge. Speaker holes and Lighting port can be seen.
The back is hinged so you can prop up the iPad for reading. There are no magnets to maintain this angle, but I found the inside flap grippy enough. I do kind of wish there were magnets to keep the iPad “locked” at an angle. I’ve been told by Sena that there is an iPad Air 2-specific version with grooves on the inside lid (also non-magnetic) to help keep things in place.
Remember the mystery flap? Fold the lid all the way back and pop the mystery flap up. Now your iPad is tilted at a lower angle.
Of course if you prefer, you can just fold the whole thing completely flat. It does so quite well.
By itself, my iPad Air 2 weighs in at 15.8 ounces…
…and with the case, 25.0 ounces. What the scale doesn’t tell you is that with the case on, the Sena Vettra ST still manages to feel thin and lightweight.