Maroo iPad 2 cases add design flair to wear and tear

New kid on the iPad 2 case block Maroo, at least in the UK, has released a range of 11 tastily designed nylon covers that promise to keep your tablet safe and secure.

Featuring the company's patent-pending Secore Guard Bumper Technology, each protects the enclosed iPad 2's front, back and rather fragile corners. And comes with a scratch-free suede interior in order to protect the capacitive touch screen of your Apple device.

Smart magnet functionality is also built into each case, so each will "wake" or "sleep" the iPad 2, much like Apple's own Smart Cover. There's a camera hole at the back, and they can all be used in two separate viewing angles; flat and free standing.

Each design has a different name, including our particular fave Mana II, which is emblazoned with an old skool audio cassette on the front, and they're available now from Maroo.com for £49 apiece.

A new step-up range designed by winner of US series Project Runway, Seth Aaron, is also coming to the UK in 2012. Pocket-lint will bring you more details, and a hands-on with those ultra cool cases soon.