The Alumni case by Cygnett can keep the new iPad or iPad 2 cozy in a pretty case that comes in blue, green, pink, or black. Mine arrived in a fully saturated bright pink. It is made from a durable canvas, and it has vegan leather trim on the left side. The case protects your device when you toss it your bag and ensures it doesn’t get scratched or dirty. In fact, if the Alumni gets a Red Bull spill, the canvas shouldn’t be as tough to wash as other materials, although I haven’t tested that. The folio style the cover opens like a book so you can keep it in the case as you use it, and it fits snugly in a frame on the right side. It is lightweight too, which makes it fine to carry around everywhere. However, I would not count on it acting as a reliable shield during an accidental drop on hardwood flooring. One letdown is when it opens/closes with the magnet it is supposed to activate the wake/sleep function, but the feature didn’t work when I tested it.
If you’re buying the Alumni to take to a corporate job, sticking with the classic black is a safe bet. Otherwise, the other three colors are vibrant and a good looking way to provide a protective shell for your precious new iPad or iPad 2. It retails for $49.99 and you can purchase it here.
* Picture from Cygnett