This product was sent to me to review by our friends at Mobile Fun. All opinions are 100% my own.

For a few years now, I swore to myself and everyone who would listen that I did not need a tablet of any type. I work from home and rarely go anywhere thanks to my Fibromyalgia and severe Degenerative Disc Disease. I have a great desktop computer and an iPhone — what more could I possibly need?

When I began working with another of my clients, they sent me a new iPad. Their product is an iOS app and I was required to become familiar with it quickly on both the phone and tablet. I grumbled a little, still not convinced I needed a tablet. I’m happily eating crow right now. I love my iPad and use it constantly. The first problem I had, though, was finding something among the available iPad 3 cases that I could be happy with.

Marware C.E.O. Hybrid iPad Case ReviewWhen our friends from Mobile Fun sent me the Marware C.E.O. Hybrid case, I wasn’t convinced at first glance it would work for me. To be honest, it seemed kind of cheap. I was being a snob. Shouldn’t a device as amazing as my now-precious iPad have something expensive and fancy protecting it? With a bit of trepidation, I fit my tablet into the case and was instantly shocked: this might just work!

This case has a rugged padded exterior that will protect your iPad against scratches and minor drops. There’s an injection-molded interior that makes the case rigid and prevents any lateral movement that could hurt your device. The inside of the case has a lining that will remind you of soft suede, keeping your iPad free of scratches and also acting like a screen cleaning cloth.

You definitely don’t ever want to drop your iPad, so this case comes with a handy strap on the inside to help you hold the device more securely. It’s elastic, so it can fit hands of all sizes. You’d think it would be annoying to use or leave a crease on your skin after a while, but nope! It’s actually very comfortable and I don’t even notice it while using it.

The back of the case has a crease that allows it to fold into a stand. I was happily surprised to find that this stand had perfect angles for me to do all of the reading, writing, and gaming that I want, whether I’m sitting up in bed, lying down, or curled up in my favorite place on the couch. The two ridges and lip on the lid of the case allow you to choose from three different angles in addition to simply having it lie flat inside of the little protective corners.

I am so happy with this case that I haven’t bothered to look for or try any others. It’s sleek looking. It doesn’t add any real thickness or weight to my iPad stand. It provides great protection while giving me the freedom to use my device the way I need at any given time. What more could a girl ask for?

Which iPad case are you using, and why? Would you consider giving this one a chance?