Sena, a prominent manufacturer or fine leather cases, makes many different choices for the Apple iPad. Their “Florence” case (Amazon), available in four different colors for $79.99 each, is their simplest of the bunch. Is it worth the rather high price? I’ll let you know below.
Unfortunately, your purchase comes with no extras; no screen protectors or cleaning cloths of any kind are included. This is a bit disappointing, given the price of the case. Extras, while not used by everyone, is still appreciated by the customer.
The Florence is your typical book-style/folio case with a front flap to protect the screen of the iPad when not in use. It also features some magnets so that, when the flap is closed, the display on your device will automatically turn itself off. While this feature didn’t work reliably at first, one can easily fix this by folding/bending the flap downwards by a small amount. All four cases are made of genuine leather with a soft velvet inner-lining. Overall, the build quality is fantastic; you shouldn’t experience any problems with the case falling a part for quite some time.
Installing your iPad into the product is as easy as sliding the iPad into the right side of the case, and folding the velcro strap back behind the iPad (so that it stays tightly in place).
As mentioned, this is a typical folio-style case. With that comes the typical set of cutouts. You’ll find cutouts for the switch/volume rocker area, power button, top mic, top 3.5mm headset jack, 30-pin dock connector, and the rear-facing camera. You’ll find various holds near the speaker grill so that sound can still escape from the case.
One of the biggest cons with this case is with the overall fit of the case onto the iPad itself. Primarily, with the front of the case (when the cover is open), you’ll notice that there’s some rather large gaps between the case and the actual display of the iPad. While this doesn’t affect the overall function of the case, it just makes it look a bit cheap, and doesn’t really represent the price tag of the product.
The rest of the case is very nice, as the leather itself really makes your iPad look and feel like a professional product, and I believe that this makes up for the high price. However, it would still be appreciated if Sena would give the customer a few extras, such as a branded cleaning cloth and maybe a screen protector or two. If not, at least lower the price a bit.