In the delirium of buying my iPad, I (like many other happy campers) flocked to the altar of Apple for a case to protect my new "Magical" product. Which was not an entirely bad idea. The Apple made iPad case is not all that bad. It's simple, does what it says on the tin. However one word that cannot be assigned to it is "inconspicuous" - mainly due to the big old Apple logo whacked on the front. This means, that if you are like me and don't fancy getting your last pay cheque nicked on the tube or bus, you will need to carry the iPad in a bag or cover - AKA - Not Practical.
So enter a more luxurious and professional (and discreet) alternative - The Griffin Elan Sleeve
The Griffin case is very well put together, making Faux leather actually look quite good, which is hard to do. It uses a sliding mechanism built into the security strap allowing you to give a gentle tug on the strap and it will lift the iPad out of the case, which from there you can slide it out quite easily.
There are obviously a few trade offs that you have to accept when using a Sleeve style case - the main one being, that whenever you take the iPad out of the case to use it, it is instantly unprotected from drops or scratches, however the case feels fairly well padded so when the iPad is in the case it feels fairly well looked after.
All in all, one of the better cases in this area that I have seen, and for £25 one of the best value for money!
Here are some of my own shots of the case:
(Disclosure: Thanks to @griffintech and the guys at Beam Agency for sending me the case to review, along with some other lovely Griffin tech which will be here on The Review soon!)