Knomo iPad Slim sleeve review

The iPad Slim from Knomo, the maker of worthy laptop bags, sleeves and Apple accessories, is the company's first iPad sleeve. While typically not cheap, it's another quality item that's both fashionable and durable. We have been using the Slim on our travels since summer and can report it has kept our iPad well protected and free of any significant marks and scratches.

As Knomo notes, the simple slipcover design is made from full-grain leather with a crushed-velveteen lining that screams luxury, but quietly. An equally simple pull-tab mechanism ensures quick iPad access without having to grip one end awkwardly and tug away. Nicely padded, but not bulky, the snug fit Slim comes with some attractive, discreet stitching that adds to the overhaul quality feel.

iPad Slim from Knomo


Knomo offers what the company calls an unique knomo ID number - for registration - to help return your sleeve and iPad if lost, although this assumes those who find it, or whip it away, are honest. For the fashion conscious, the iPad Slim sleeve is available in a choice of subtle colours – both classic black and a rather tempting chocolate brown. A sound investment, the sleeve comes with a four-year warranty against manufacturing fault.

OUR VERDICT

The iPad Slim from Knomo is a stylish yet practical choice for iPad users who like to get their hands on their Apple tablet free of restrictive cases or semi-transparent, peeling screen protectors. Slim, as the name suggests, and lightweight, it's also a solid choice on your travels, while the sleeve itself makes a useful bed when you rest your iPad on any surface.

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