I ordered my Dodo prior to becoming a member of this forum. (ooops). I received it today and opened it with a lot of trepidation. So far everything is great the Ipad went in fine it is sitting flush (not at all like a review I saw on You-Tube). I even attempted the "turn it over and try to make it fall out gimmick" and the Ipad stayed in nicely. As far as pricing the Dodo and the Portenzo are as far as I can tell are the same price, so as far as vanity goes. I guess "Im so vain" (sorry bad pun)
Dodocase has (and still does have) a major first-mover advantage, being the first to market with a Moleskine-style cover, and getting a lot of early attention and word-of-mouth which gave it a very strong market share before its competitors came along.
I guess the problem about Dodo was that their issues tend to be recurring around the same few things - the pads coming lose, the frame splitting/breaking, devices falling out - and they're still happening, despite some of these defects being raised months ago. This points to either an inability or unwillingness to fix the product, which is no good for owners, regardless of the reason. (I derive no schadenfraude hearing about failed Dodcase products.) More importantly, these issues have not occured with their competitors' products with the severity that Dodo has (and I can speak firsthand for Treegloo as an owner.)
My first iPad case was a netbook case I picked up in a 99-cent store, but I think it cost me around $5.00
I am sure there are plenty of similar cases out there but this one is marked as the Perry Ellis Portfolio
Mine is all black mesh-like nylon outside with leather trim, smooth nylon inside, with some kind of foam stitched between
It doesn't offer any screen protection for the iPad but now I am relying on my ZAGGmate with keyboard for that
It accommodates the iPad perfectly and I am using it again when I don't have the naked in my Simplism folio with shoulder strap
A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.
Typo assist by iPad
Unfortunately, I've read that the Bible is the most stolen book in America. Maybe not the best choice. I spent about 2 hours making a disguise case from a $10 'Black and Red' notepad. It looks completely normal when closed. If you have that on your lap nobody will know what's inside.
i like the bookbook a lot just cause its an old book look, i like stuff like that but for sure it would stand out even more so.
The 'BlacknRed' idea is FANTASTIC!
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I think the best option is to have a simple book bag, put the iPad in a case then in the bag. Small iPad-sized bags will tend to be a dead give-away. I keep mine in a bookbag when on the subway. I only take it out if I have a seat near the center of the car (not near the doors) -- I'm more likely to take it out if other people have devices out too.
My bag has snaps on it and I loop one through my case so if someone snatched it they would pull me and my bag along too!
I decided, also that I could not live in fear forever. Not being able to use my fun iPad on the train because I'm scared sucks. It makes the device less useful. But, if you never risk you never live. I'm not rich, but really, even if it were stolen, I can save up for a week or two and buy a new one, it's just a *thing* I won't ever forget that. LIVE. Don't let the scum of the earth cramp your ability to enjoy life!
I once saw a man try to grab an iPod touch from a young kid. The kid cried out and lunged, the thief was grabbed and tripped by multiple train passengers. The iPod fell on the ground** and the thief got away. The iPod still worked and we all comforted the kid and cheered for him since his iPod was fine. NYC is a tough town.
Alternately ,you could find a removable sticker that said "GALAXY TAB" and stick that on the back....
** This is why I bought drop insurance. I have a feeling that an attempted robbery would result in my iPad being dropped... and I'm clumsy.
I too use my iPad on the Metro, but here in the VA/DC area, it is not so risky unless you head into the ghetto areas. ...I'm just say'n...
My stealth case solution is to simply slip the iPad + Switcheasy Canvas into a regular zippered folio case I got free from work. Looks like what every other business commuter carries and it has a Homeland Security logo on it.
I really like the look of that Black and Red notebook idea, sneaky