MoKo iPad Pro 2020 Case with Translucent Hard Shell & Tri-fold Cover Review
Available for iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9-inch, the MoKo iPad Pro 2020 case also supports previous generation iPad Pro 2018. It has a translucent hard shell for back protection and your typical tri-fold cover for the front. So, what else is on offer, let’s take a closer look.
MoKo iPad Pro 2020 Case with Translucent Hard Shell and Cover Review
We purchased the MoKo iPad Pro 2020 Case with Translucent Hard Shell and Cover with several other budget cases to try out as an alternative to Apple’s own, more expensive Smart Folio and the results are surprisingly positive.
In front, you get the standard tri-fold cover that supports wake and sleep function. No different to that of Apple’s Smart Folio. It wakes the device automatically and put it to sleep when flipping open and closing the cover. This tri-fold cover is lined with Polyurethane PU with leather effect on the exterior and soft microfiber cloth for its interior. When closed, the cover stays in place using strong magnets found both on the cover and in the edge of the device itself.
Around the back, the hard plastic case is translucent, and available in three different colours; rose gold, black and navy. Ours is black so the translucent hard shell matches our space grey device perfectly. The different colour options come with matching PU Leather effect cover up front. The durable PU leather lined cover is fused to the hard shell on the opposite long edge to the Apple Pencil’s charging magnetic mount. You can see this in the image below.
More on the Translucent Plastic Shell
This plastic hard shell fits the iPad Pro snugly with raised edge and cut-outs to access the buttons, to charge the Apple Pencil, to the USB-C port and for the four speakers on the sides. Then there is a cut-out for the camera cluster near the power button. This, again, fits the camera precisely with no gap. See image below.
Our only issue with the hard translucent case is the uneven bezel near the corners. When running our finger over the corners, we can feel a raised line near the screen. There is a dip and jutting bezel on the surface, more noticeable compared to the long edges. Not so much a deal breaker but a minor annoyance.
The matt finish on the translucent hard shell means it is finger print proof. In our day-to-day use, we do find some smudges, especially with oily fingers but nothing that a quick wipe would not get rid of.
Two Viewing Angles
The tri-fold cover serves as a stand. This is pretty standard with covers. It offers two viewing and working angles for the iPad Pro. They are the Stand for Display and Tilt for typing and drawing. Open and fold the cover into a triangle when seen from the side and it becomes a sturdy stand for the iPad. The strong magnets on the cover is enough to keep the iPad Pro in place for touch, soft keyboard typing and drawing.
The MoKo iPad Pro with Translucent Hard Shell and Cover offers all-round protection. It is both slim and lightweight so does not add to the footprint of the weight of the device too much. However, it won’t be as tough as some of the rugged wrap-around cases with thicker TPU back and corners. The translucent plastic is prone to cracks and stress if it is dropped or bent. It will however suit careful users with little to no change of bumping or dropping their iPads when moving around.
Finally, there is no cover or flap over the Apple Pencil to keep it safe in transit. This again helps keep the overall dimensions tight and small. If you do not travel with your Apple Pencil, or have a separate case to keep your Apple Pencil, this won’t be an issue. But if you must have your Apple Pencil all the time, opt for a case with storage silo for the input device.