Some time ago, the manufacturer booq provided me with an iPad case for a test report. The model I received fits the iPad Pro 9,7 inch, but the “booqpad” as the case is called is also available for other iPad models (2/3/4/Air 2/Mini).
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Quality and functions
The build quality is, as I would expect from booq, on a high level. The material is nubuck inside and the outside is made of premium PU (polyurethane). The special features of the booq iPad case, however, are reflected in the features that I would like to briefly describe here.
Magnetism all around
If you have a pacemaker, you should perhaps look for a different cover, because there are a lot of magnets built into the booqpad. And the pacemaker is no joke - there is actually a warning for people with pacemakers in their sleeves. The magnets are used both to close the booqpad and to attach the inner cover. But more on that later ...
iPad Pro sleeve with notepad and holder for the Apple Pencil
If you have an iPad Pro, there is a high probability that you will also have an Apple Pencil. And since there is no suitable attachment for this on the iPad, a holder in the iPad sleeve is a useful addition. The booqpad has a fastening option inside that can not only hold an Apple Pencil but also a normal ballpoint pen. And this is exactly what you can use, as the booqpad offers space for a notepad in addition to the iPad Pro. And this is even included in the scope of delivery.
The cover in cover concept
When I tried it out for the first time, I honestly completely missed this feature, but actually you get two covers with the booqpad. One case is a tight-fitting PU construction into which the iPad Pro can be clicked. This case, in turn, has magnetic strips on the back with which it adheres to the booqpad. In this way you can use the iPad in the booqpad on the one hand and detach it from the booqpad with one movement and use it individually. If you want to reattach the iPad to the inside of the booqpad, simply place it on the magnetic strips and the iPad case will stick to the larger booq case. I hope the description was halfway understandable. Maybe you have to see it once to understand it. ;-)
Can be set up and used very flexibly
What particularly impressed me about the booqpad is the flexible area of application that it offers:
- it can be set up to watch a movie
- you have a pen and / or Apple Pencil with you
- it offers an integrated notepad (DIN A5) for handwritten notes
- Thanks to the inner case, it offers good protection for the iPad Pro, so that even when using the iPad without the booqpad, the edges and corners as well as the back of the iPad are protected
- the magnetic locking of the iPad and the magnetic lock make it very convenient to use
Conclusion on the booqpad iPad case
I would say this case is particularly recommended for people who would like to be on the go with a notepad AND an iPad. From my point of view, this is the main feature of the booq case. The good workmanship and the use of magnets for fastening and for the closure are another plus point that certainly makes the case pleasant to use.
If you are interested in the booqpad, you can look here on amazon. There you will also find the other variants of the case that fit other iPad models.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.