Urban Armor Gear - Metropolis Folio Case for Apple® 10.5-Inch iPad® Pro - Black

Prevent impact damage to your 10.5-inch iPad Pro with this Metropolis case. Its tactile design helps you keep a firm grip on your device, while its compatibility with Apple Smart keyboards lets you extend its functionality beyond touching and tapping. Use the adjustable, detachable stand built into this Metropolis case for hassle-free media viewing.

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    • Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Folio Case for Apple® 10.5-Inch iPad® Pro

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (416 out of 457)

    Features


    Compatible with Apple 10.5" iPad Pro

    Offers complete 360-degree protection.

    Built-in Apple pencil holder

    Provides maximum usability on your next adventure.

    Detachable cover with stand feature

    Helps your touch screen stay safe while you are on the go. The stand feature provides additional comfort for media viewing.

    Impact-resistant soft core and tactile grip

    Lightweight materials in a rugged, low-profile design provide maximum protection. The case meets military drop-test standards (810G-516.6) when used with Smart cover or Smart keyboard.

    Apple Smart keyboard compatible

    Offers versatility.

    iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


    Customer rating

    4.5
    92%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nice but Flawed for Pencil Note Taking

      Posted
      JustanotherOne
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Initially, I liked the case better than the Logitech Keyboard case (too thick) for the 10.5. I am currently using a blend of the 2. For normal, carry around to meetings (using pencil to take notes), I just have the UAG case. When I want to do heavy typing (like I am currently, I attach the Logitech keyboard to the IPad and start typing. (The keyboard still attaches and works great. As such, here are my thoughts on this case by itself. PROs: Feel - 5 Nice feel with a great grip. I know that my chances of dropping this is minimal. Sometimes, I need to put under arm while I use both hands, and it stays put. I will hold it while walking and if I bump my arm against a wall, door, etc, it is not easy to let go. Logitech (and I assume Apple's) keyboard still attaches if needed for extended typing. Design - 1 or 5 depending on use. 1 - Laying flat on Desk: Note taking. Using the pencil heavily for taking notes where you lay this case on a flat surface. The pencil securing clip causes the back part to be unbalanced. As such, when taking note, your palm can lift up, then touch the IPad again and it impacts the way the note taking apps work. You bring up extra menus which slow down note taking. I had to put some "feet" that I picked up at Home Depot on select spots to prevent this. If UAG could find a way to make the pencil holder thinner so that the case can lay flat in a future version, that would be AWESOME! I give it a 5 if you just hold it in your hand and view web, draw with one hand while holding with other hand, or lying in bed watching videos. I do like that the IPad goes to sleep when closing the lid and the magnetic flap securing strap. It is easy to just swing the lid close and the flap swings around and magnetically secures the lid closed. Since I am a heavy note taker, the unbalanced issue is a deal breaking. I just started using the IPad for taking notes and did not realize what was causing me to have pop up menus (since I had not used Note Taking Apps before) when I was taking notes. It was too late to return it to Best Buy due to the time lag between time of purchase and this discovery. I will give it to family/friend if they are in need of such a case for their particular use.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works very well with Smart Keyboard!

      Posted
      Bill
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      After looking at exhaustive reviews on YouTube and on the BB website on this case, I'm glad I invested in UA's Metropolis Case for the iPad Pro 10.5!!! Not only does it work and fit well with the Smart Keyboard and have a place for my Apple Pencil, it provides the proper coverage and protection without adding weight to the tablet!! In spite of the $59 price tag the Metropolis is a worthy investment for your new piece of kit! Smart Keyboard owners will appreciate the flexibility this case allows for keyboard use, replacing the provided Metropolis cover with the Smart Keyboard. Fits perfectly over the screen, either choice of Smart Cover provides perfect coverage and protection. For times when you won't require your Smart Keyboard, the metropolis cover adds additional protection for the Apple Pencil with a magnetic strap that wraps around the clip that keeps the pencil in place. So far I haven't had any issues with the pencil falling out of its clip & remains in place when using the Smart Keyboard cover option. The UA Metropolis is pricey given the current limited availability of iPad Pro cases on the market, but nonetheless a highly recommended investment whether you own a Smart Keyboard case or not. Just swap the covers if you want to bring along the Smart Keyboard option and you're good to go! What I love most about this case is that even with the Smart Keyboard it doesn't feel heavy in my backpack! Peace of mind to protect the back and coverage for your screen without adding bulk! If you've been on the fence like I have about buying this case and you're looking for a case with additional protection front and back with an option to use your Apple Smart Keyboard cover & bring along your Apple Pencil, the Urban Armor Metropolis is a perfect fit!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nice, but no typing angle

      Posted
      TerryJ
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I just purchased my iPad Pro 10.5" and the case options are pretty slim right now. Surprised that Apple has not released a silicone back for this model as I love it on my 12.9" iPad Pro. After looking at all the offerings at Best Buy, the UAG stood out. It has a pretty dramatic look and offers great protection and I like the thought put into the Apple Pencil holder - particularly the way the magnetic strap loops over it to give extra security. I am not sure if I will go with the Apple Smart Keyboard just yet but I normally like typing on the onscreen software keyboard. With the Apple Smart cover, the angle is perfect for typing but I was very surprised to see that the UAG has literally no typing angle at all! Sure, you can have the steeper viewing angles or you can lay it flat but that's no good on the lap. You can also fold up all the panels in sort of a mess to tuck under the top edge but it is so springy and wobbly, typing is difficult. Not at all stable like the Apple Smart Cover. Overall, it is surprising for all the thought put into the details of this case, UAG failed to design a simple way to angle this case for typing. I have looked at their website and all over online to see if I am missing something or some way it is supposed to be used this way and there is nothing I can find. If you want just good protection but limited functionality then this case is great but if you want to use the on-screen keyboard you need to find something else. Like I am looking for sill.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great Protection But Limited Accessibility

      Posted
      EvanSD
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this case along with the Apple Keyboard cover as the photos on the sales page indicated this case works with the keyboard. While it does work with it, you have to disassemble part of the case to do this by snapping off a portion of the case. I found that it was a lot harder than I expected to put this back together. From the limited use of a couple of days, it leads me to believe this case is just too much hassle if you want to use the keyboard with your iPad Pro. It is also a lot heavier than I thought it would be. It feels like the weight of the iPad doubles when you add this. I have decided to return this and just go with the Apple keyboard cover and a third party silicone back. Much easier to use the keyboard when you want along with it not weighing twice as much as the iPad. It also gives me a great grip on the iPad so that I don't think it will slip out of my hand. If you want a beast of a device to mainly protect your iPad, this is it. But if you want the ease of functionality that you can gain with the keyboard, look elsewhere. Unfortunately for me, this was not the case I was looking for.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Case

      Posted
      Sshaawnn
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      I am picky when it comes to putting a case on my devices. I like something that is nice looking, but still provides decent protection. This case fits the bill perfectly. It is not as bulky as it appears in the photos, which I consider to be a very good thing. Both the back and front of the case are made out of the same TPU type material, which gives the case a premium feel while holding it. It is also one of the only cases I have seen that the lips cover/protect the chamfered edge around the front edge of the iPad. It fits perfectly to the very edge of the screen, so it still works (doesn’t interfere) with my tempered glass screen protector. The front cover easily snaps off for use with the Apple Smart Keyboard. The cutout on the side of the back cover is the perfect size for it, and doesn’t give any issues with connecting or propping up the case on the Smart Keyboard. If you’re looking for a rugged-style case that still looks professional and works with the Smart Keyboard, I definitely recommend this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very, very nice cover for iPad Pro!

      Posted
      TerryJ
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought this to go with my new 10.5" iPad Pro, since there aren't many options available yet. At first I thought it might be a little bulky and clunky but after a couple days it turns out to be just the opposite, the iPad Pro is so thin that it can be a little hard to hold without a good case and this one gives it a nice grip, plus the material it's made of, so I feel confident carrying my iPad around. The Apple Pencil holder is great also and I like the way the closing tab goes over it for a little extra security. The only gripe I have is that it does not have a very good typing angle, and I type a lot on my iPad! The front cover part has a folding crease but I cannot figure out how to use it for any constructive purpose. You 'can' sort of cold it backwards under the back of the case to use in typing position but it's unstable and slips out. Unless I am missing something, this is a missing feature but not a deal breaker. This is a great case, not too expensive ( when compared to the Apple options) and has a nice, modern techie look. Get it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Versatile Case

      Posted
      CAP01
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      This is perhaps one of the most versatile cases available for the new iPad Pro. One can use it with the front/back cover on, remove the front cover and only use the back cover, or even remove the front cover and replace it with an Apple Smart Cover or Smart Keyboard. To make it even better, the cover has a place to hold the Apple Pencil fairly securely. I do find that having the holder for the Apple Pencil can make it hard to play some games when holding the iPad vertically, especially if the Pencil is attached; but, it's not a big deal when using it horizontally or on a flat surface. The case can also become a bit bulky when used with the Smart Keyboard - almost as heavy as some Chromebooks (but still a bit thinner). My only major complain is more design related - the front cover has a shiny UAG logo on the front, and on the back strap, when removed, only the plain and boring UAG logo on the back cover remains. I know some people hate logos; but, I like them, so which that the UAG logo on the back cover were shiny black or silver.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Stylish, light, thin, and protective

      Posted
      Jonestk
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      I have had several compliments on the look of this case. Its very grippy and feels secure when I carry it. The edges come up on the screen to give it a little protection while holding it. I wish the edges were stiffer because it easily flexes which give the sensation of coming off. It has not come off yet , but I feel like I have to be careful not to grab the edge. The stylus holder works great . My apple pencil has yet to come out on its own. The cover has a magnetic strap that wraps around the pencil and snaps to the back. This helps keep the screen shut and pencil in place while carrying it. If you are buying a screen protector, I would buy a glass one and not the floppy kind. I purchased the floppy one first and the edges kept forming bubbles when the case edges touched them. Switched to glass and Everything works and looks great now. The case does have a bump in the back but I can still lay it flat and use it. Thereis a tiny bit of play while flat, but its manageable.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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