I first saw Aduro’s Rotata case on a friend’s iPad mini at a convention and decided I had to get one to review. The rotating screen feature was just too cool – and I could already think of a half-dozen ways that one feature could come in handy.
Luckily for me, I found a Groupon deal offering this case, and I snapped one up. I have been testing it thoroughly over the last week or so, and here’s my take on this unique product:
Colors, patterns, and designs, oh my! I absolutely love the array of choices in color and design with this product. Some of the product reviews I read online indicate that the colors wear off easily, but that has not been my experience thus far.
The rotating screen feature is very nice and makes it easy to switch between apps which may be landscape or portrait specific. The case allows for easy access to the device portals, though depending on which way you rotate the screen, the camera on the back of the iPad will lose visibility.
There are two grooves which allow for the iPad to sit at two different angles. The first one (the one which holds the iPad at the most upright position, is sturdy and deep enough to hold the iPad secure, however the lower position is much more shallow and therefore, the iPad can easily slip out if moved or pushed too hard.
As an avid reader, I like to be able to hold my iPad easily in one hand while reading an ebook or document. This case does not allow for that as the cover does not fold back behind itself as many cases are designed to do.