By now you've probably had your iPad for a few weeks and are settling into using it and integrating it into your lifestyle. Well... that is, of course, only if you live in these great United States. Those of you outside of the U.S. still drooling and waiting for your iPad will have to read this review with an eye to the future. Anyway, you have probably come to realize that "naked" use of the iPad isn't the greatest experience. I, of course, mean that the iPad is naked not the user. I can't speak to that other type of experience. The iPad looks great, but holding it naked isn't comfortable. If you take your iPad out of the house a lot then carrying it naked can be scary from a protection standpoint. The good news is that many manufacturers are now coming out with a wide array of cases.
The Passport is a leather folio case. I was waiting for one of these. I have felt that this would be an important item and was what I envisioned carrying my iPad around in. I like the leather folio image. Think about it. Even if you are wearing shorts and a t-shirt, if you are walking around with a leather folio, you get some instant credibility. "Wow that guy must be some sort of important executive. I mean he's gotta be, he's carrying around a leather thing. Maybe he is one of those eccentric millionaire types who doesn't go for the buttoned down suit and tie look the 'man' expects." Certain items have this effect. For example, one of those aluminium-looking briefcases. Wow, if you see a guy with one of those, you've got to be instantly interested. Is he a drug dealer, a spy, or some guy paying off a ransom? These are the sorts of comments from strangers that I strive for and my fragile ego needs.