updated 05:55 pm EDT, Tue July 26, 2011
Bottom portion separates for docking
Carrying case maker Booq have announced a new case for the iPad 2 that offers both the protection of a full case while allowing users to dock their devices. Called the Viper Slider, the polycarbonate case features a non-scratch fabric inner lining and durable leatherette outside, with openings that allow for the full functionality of the iPad. The bottom quarter of the case can be easily slid off to allow the iPad to sit in almost any docking station.
The black leatherette exterior offers a luxurious look while enhancing the grip. The polycarbonate core material helps provide protection from drops or mishaps, while the soft fabric interior keeps the iPad secure without risk of scratches. Front and rear cameras, volume control, and charging can all be accomplished without removing the case at all, but for putting the iPad into a display stand or a docking station, users can remove the bottom portion, leaving the rest of the iPad protected.
Booq's Viper Slider case for the iPad 2 weighs just four ounces, is available now and retails for $40 either directly from the company or through various retailers.