The Griffin Passport ‘Folio’ case for your iPad has to be one of the simplest cases ever designed. I’m not saying its badly designed, it looks very nice, the functionality is very limited compared to the high-tech folio’s nowadays though. Even Griffin calls the passport a ‘simple folio’.
Griffin says the Passport case will allow you to ‘travel in style’ and I can vouch for that. The outside is created using a material that looks like leather, with a microsued material on the inside. Its extremely soft material, and works as a cushion for your iPad you could say.
The iPad is held in by 4 elastic bands found at the corner of the case. A band on the back of the case even helps to keep the iPad case shut. Its a cool unique way of holding in your iPad. We can’t say the protection is very good if dropped screen-first while open though.
A camera hole on the back is left allowing for picture taking. Also since 4 elastic bands are simply holding the iPad in, all the ports and switches, such as the volume,headphone jack, etc, are all left unhidden. The case also has stitching on the edges of the outside adding a very nice finishing-touch to the design.
The negatives, which also makes this case ‘simple’ is the fact that no magnets were added to sleep/wake your iPad. Also it lacks features that would create a stand out of the case.
It truly is the simplest case I’ve reviewed lately. But hey, it looks like a decent case design-wise though. And its also cheap, coming in at only $30 on the official Griffin website. You can use this case with your iPad 2 or New iPad.