Over the past few months, we have seen our fare share of iPad cases. Most are nothing special, others have really made us think, and still others have made us question the designer’s motives. Back in July, we received an iPad case unlike any we have seen thus far. As Dropzone is the Swiss Army Knife of Mac applications, ModulR is for iPad cases. My well overdue review after the jump…
There is no real challenge in putting the ModulR onto the iPad. It is a snap-on case, which means you simply need to push the iPad into the case, as opposed to others, such as Apple’s slide-in case.
The ModulR is like nothing we have ever seen in an iPad case. Whether or not that is a good thing, we will get to later. The case is actually quite thick, with a raised edge around the screen, that allows you to place the iPad screen down on a flat surface without having to worry about any scratches arising. Also, there are four knobs on the bottom of the case, which allow it to connect to the different accessories.
An Abundance of Accessories
The thing about the ModulR is that the knobs on the back allow the case to be used in an infinite amount of ways – as long as there is an infinite amount of accessories compatible with this case. There are currently only two accessories available, the Slim Mount and the Quick Stand. There are two new accessories coming soon and you can expect numerous more to follow. ModulR is a young company, currently focused on their iPad case, so you can expect nothing but superior quality in construction, support, and future products.
Protection & Cover
The ModulR case has no flap, as other cases do, and nothing attached to cover the iPad’s fragile display. Instead, it consists of a detachable hard plastic cover which snaps into place onto your iPad. This cover, though sturdy, clips directly onto your iPad, not the case, which requires a reasonable amount of force to get it off after it’s been clipped on. The case itself will protect the iPad quite well. The material used is thick, the cover is tough, and the feet protect the device against wet surfaces. This case is not, however, completely drop safe, though I do believe it will survive bumps that any device is bound to experience.
Every rose has one. I did notice that the screen-lock button is quite difficult to access. The headphone jack could possibly be awkward to use if you have an ‘L’ shaped adapter. Both of these complaints are due to the case’s thickness, but they are surely something to take note of. And finally, the price. The ModulR case with a cover will set you back $59, while the case, Slim Mount, and Quick Stand will cost $99 if you order them together. Either way, these cases are not cheap.
The ModulR case is truly very useful and versatile, thanks to its accessories. The price is a bit high, and some ports are a little harder to access, which is not necessarily a good thing, but overall a very solid case. If you’re looking for something that will last, suit many purposes, and serve both as a dock and a case, the ModulR is for you. 4/5 stars, no less.