I’ve had an iPad Air 2 for so long that I can’t remember when I bought it. Sure, I could look that up, but I don’t feel like it. The point is that I’ve had it a while, and all that time, I’ve had the same case. And that case was getting very raggedy.
So I was very curious when UAG offered me the chance to test out one of their Plyo cases. This is the second piece of UAG swag that I’ve tested, and once again, I’m impressed by how slim it is while still feeling sturdy.
Plyo supports the whole “close to lock” function that Apple was so proud of a few years ago, and it even has a loop for your preferred stylus. (Not going to lie: at first, I thought I was getting an Apple Pencil in order to do a more complete test. I was wrong. Oh well.) The magnetic fastener does a great job keeping the case closed, and I appreciate that it wraps around, as this was an area in which my old case didn’t fair as well. This was a welcome improvement over my old case, which was not nearly as secure.
The only issue I had with the case was when I was trying to prop it up in order to use the iPad in landscape mode. I’m a bit fidgety and definitely have a heavy finger, so I wasn’t too surprised that I kept knocking the case over. Of course, this could also be an issue with the test model. Either way, it was an issue, but it certainly wouldn’t be a deal breaker for me.
All in all, it’s a sturdy case that looks nice, stays closed, and holds up well, even in the overly crowded backpack of a graduate student, which is saying something. I routinely have two or three medium to large books crammed into my backpack with a laptop and some notebooks. Keeping a tablet safe in that environment is not as easy as you might thing. You can find out more about the Plyo by visiting UAG’s website. (Apple Pencil not included. 🙁 )
This product was provided to me by the company in exchange for an honest review, which is what you’ve just finished reading. All images provided by the respective company.