If you’re a fan of the Apple Smart Cover for your 3rd or 4th generation iPad and have been looking for some sort of way to protect the back of your device as well look no further. The ONGUARD Shell for the 3rd and 4th generation iPad is a snap on the back style shell with a twist. A foldable, origami style design allows you to prop up your iPad in two different positions for typing and or viewing. The Shell is available in three colors too.
Read on through for my full review.
Inside the packaging you’ll find just the case. No extras come along with it.
Here’s what ONGUARD has to say about the Shell for 3rd & 4th Generation iPads.
Lightweight back cover for 3rd and 4th Generation iPads, featuring a built-in collapsible stand
- Built-in stand extends to provide vertical and horizontal viewing positions
- A revolutionary solution for storing, carrying, protecting and viewing your tablet
- Ultra slim and durable snap on back cover
- Protective raised front screen edge design lifts screen away from surfaces when device is faced down
- Allows for full access to all iPad ports and connections
- Perfect companion for the Apple Smart Cover
The Shell for 3rd & 4th Generation iPads is available in three different colors, Red, White or Yellow.
The outside of the Shell case features a soft touch material which offers good grip. A leatherette insert is accented by white stitching. It’s this insert which allows you to stand your iPad up (more on that later.)
The entire inside of the case is also line with soft touch material which will protect the back of your iPad from scratching while it’s inside the case.
To place your iPad into the case simply lay it in, button side first, and then click the opposite side in to lock it in place.
Once it’s on your iPad the Shell case yields access to all of the ports and controls. You’ll find two cutouts on the bottom, one for the speaker and another for the dock connector. A large cutout on the side allows for access to the mute/orientation switch and the volume buttons. Three notches across the top of the case allow you to get to the sleep/awake button, microphone and headset jack.
The Shell case has a large slit along the side so that you can choose to attach the Apple Smart Cover, should you so desire.
By lifting out the insert on the back of the case and forming it into a wedge you can then stand up your iPad into several upright angles.
Check out my full video review below…
If you’re an Apple Smart Cover user and you’ve been looking for a way to protect the back of your iPad the ONGUARD Shell case is fun and stylish solution. The color contrast of the black leather and stitching is one of my personal favorite looks. The Shell is protective and functional as well.
You can learn more about the ONGUARD Shell for 3rd & 4th Generation iPads by visiting this page on the company’s web site.
PROS: Works with the Apple Smart Cover. Stylish looking.
CONS: Expensive. Only protects the back of the iPad. Complicated.