Are you in for a case for your new iPad 3? But you want a protection, looks cool, and light. The Joby GorillaMobile Ori at http://joby.com/gorillamobile/ori-2/ states that it’s for iPad 2, but there’s no difference in the design of iPad 3. In fact, I’m using the GorillaMobile Ori for my iPad 3. It fits nicely, snugly, and looks damn good too. You will add a little bit more weight to your iPad though, but then again, so will any other case out there that will protect your iPad from damage, such as Otterbox Defender.
The Joby GorillaMobile Ori is lighter than Otterbox Defender, looks better too since it’s all shiny and look like its from the future. The Joby GorillaMobile Ori can be transformed into a stand so you can watch a movie, or prop it at 35 degree angle so you can type. I also drop it a few times with my iPad, at the time, it was with the iPad 2, and it didn’t even leave a scratch, not on the iPad, not on the Joby GorillaMobile Ori case either. It protects it like the Otterbox Defender but with style and lightness.
I initially got the GorillaMobile Ori for my iPad 2 to watch a movie during traveling. It’s perfect to prop in front of the airplane’s built-in LCD Screen and replace it with your iPad with the choice of your movie that you preselect before traveling. Beside, iPad 3 has better screen resolution than the plane’s on-board LCD Screen.
The only drawback with the Ori is that it’s a bit of a hassle when trying to take a photo off the back. Facetime or Video Call with Skype through the Front Camera is easier since there is no obstruction. Before you can take a photo with your iPad 3 with the GorillaMobile Ori is that you have to make sure that the bottom and middle of the case is out of the way.
Also, the good thing about Ori is that it’s for both left hander and right hander. You can rotate the iPad anyway you like before closing the lid. When you prop it up, you can also go between Vertical or Horizontal view. You can have the iPad upside down and still be comfortable. Anyway you place your iPad’s position with Joby GorillaMobile Ori, you will be comfortable with it.
You have to remember that the Ori is not meant for you to handle your iPad for a long period of time. It is meant to be placed on a table, or flat surface so that you can prop it up. If you are in a hurry, you can always prop the iPad up after you open the lid. It’s actually easy and convenient that the hinges on the Ori will stay up once you lift the iPad to your desire position, but it has to be on a flat surface.
The good thing about the iPad 3 design is that it’s exactly the same as the iPad 2, exterior wise. So it make sense for casing accessories works on the iPad 3. I also got the Joby GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad 2 http://joby.com/gorillamobile/yogi-2/ and that fits the iPad 3 as well.