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Two Minute Review of the Griffin Elan Sleeve for the Apple iPad 2


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Do you want to keep your iPad 2 safe, but you don’t want a big case? Then take a look at our two minute review of the Elan Sleeve from Griffin.

UWHS Review - Griffin Elan Sleeve for the Apple iPad 2

Who are Griffin?

Griffin Technology began designing and manufacturing technical solutions with an innovative flair in 1992. We’ve since grown to become one of the largest providers of accessories for personal computing and digital media.

We ask ourselves: What would you like to do with your computer, your TV, your stereo system, your MP3 players, your musical instruments… the technology that enhances your life?

Our approach has given birth to some of the best known accessories in the digital entertainment and personal computer markets, including the iTrip family of FM transmitters and the groundbreaking Evolve Wireless Sound System.

Today, Griffin designs, manufactures and delivers useful and fun solutions for digital entertainment and personal computing to people in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, through major retailers and online.

The Elan Sleeve

Here is how Griffin describe the Elan Sleeve:

Slim enough to slip into a backpack, bag or briefcase; tough enough to protect your Apple iPad from whatever it may bump into in there. Slip your iPad into the Elan Sleeve, then flip the tab closure down to secure it. Gently pull the tab to slide your iPad out quickly and safely. For protection that looks great, Elan Sleeve is constructed of a stain-resistant synthetic outer shell with a smooth micro suede interior.

What’s in the Box?

The case is the only thing in the box, or rather the box is around the case.

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Protecting Your iPad 2

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The iPad 2 slides into the top of the sleeve and is held firmly in place.

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In fact, you will really have to go some to get it out – although this will get easier with time when the sleeve becomes more used.

Final Thoughts

The Elan Sleeve is very light weight – in fact, without the iPad 2 inside it hardly weighs anything at all!

I certainly felt that my iPad 2 was safe and secure! It also didn’t take up much more room than the iPad 2 on it’s own, which was a bonus.

Price wise, the Elan Sleeve retails for around the £20 mark, although as usual take a look around to see if you can find a bargain.

If you are looking for something to store your “naked” iPad 2 in to keep it protected, then you should look no further than the Elan Sleeve.

UWHS Review - Griffin Elan Sleeve for the Apple iPad 2

Visit the Griffin website

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


    • Actually if you notice the site is called UWHS – The Connected Digital Home. We dont just cover WHS, and havent for a number of years, so its nothing to do with “a slow news day”. We cover anything and everything in the connected digital home, which includes iPads and thus a sleeve that protects an iPad.


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