Marware have been making cases for the iPad for a good while now and seem very popular on the forums. We decided to get one to review and see how good they actually are.

The case we have to review is known as the CEO Hybrid case. This particular version of the Hybrid case is designed specifically to suit the iPad 3’s low profile. The name itself tells you a lot, it is a case aimed at the more professional/business type consumer but will suit anyone in our opinion.

The case is covered in a lovely soft black padded leather on the outside that is sure to prevent any damage from unwanted scratches, scrapes and minor impacts. This case features an injection moulded interior that gives it that nice rigid feel and reassures you that if needed it will do the job. The inside of the case features a suede-like lining that is sure to stop your screen getting marked in any way and also keeps it nice and clean when closed over. Although this case is for the iPad 3 it can also be used as an iPad 4 cover.

Here are some of the key features noted


• Automatic sleep/wake lid

• Stands iPad at 120°, 140° and 165° angles – ideal for typing, viewing and FaceTime

• Innovative interior hand strap improves grip of device

• Convenient elastic strap secures the case open or closed

• iPad camera hole on back of case

• Lighter and thinner than most folio covers (3.1mm thin back, 6.5mm thin front)

• Allows access to all controls and ports for charging and syncing while still in the case


• Covers 97% of the iPad when closed

• Hard interior plastic spine provides extra protection • Sleek, impact resistant structure covered with soft, scratch-resistant fabric

• Reinforced snap-in corners for added protection and security

• Soft, genuine micro-suede interior to help prevent scratching

• Protects speaker without sound interference

First of all lets talk about the sleep/wake function it works flawlessly with this case and Marware assure us that the magnets used are fully approved for use on the iPad unlike some cases out there. The hand strap


– The CEO Hybrid case is versatile. You could use it as your everyday case or even as your around the house protection. It looks great and we would be happy to take it anywhere.

– It looks professional especially in the black leather version we got sent to us.

– The stand is awesome, the grooves work great and this has every viewing angle covered including an awesome angle for typing, we feel this is a great addition.

– The iPad fits well and remains sturdy throughout the day.

– The case itself causes no problems with third party screen protectors unlike some we have tested in the past.


– The one and only thing we could possible moan about when reviewing this case is the clasps that lock it in place are a bit tight making opening it a bit of a slow process. We actually handed it to a few of our friends and they took a while to figure it out. Maybe this is also a good feature as it will ensure you if you drop it it will remain closed and protect your lovely Retina display.


To round things up the Marware CEO Hybrid case for the iPad 3 is great choice of case. It’s solid, versatile and will really do a job protecting your expensive iPad and will also look good doing it. Check out our video review for a good look at it up and running. You can pick this case up from MobileFun for £29.95. The price is great the case is great so you know it makes sense.


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