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    Disguised for public transport

    After thinking about it for a while I realise that I need a case to hide the iPad, not show it off. The most obvious disguise would be to make it look like a book or a notepad.

    The BookBook and the Dodocase look too stylish and attention-grabbing.

    I need something low-key (shabby, even), rugged and that holds the iPad securely.

    Short of making something myself, does anyone have any ideas?

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    Umm.. Go to a book store, find a hardback thats the right size and start cutting. I would glue the pages.

    I found with my dodo case that as some online videos show it falling out.. I can't see that happening. Every time I open the book, it's never in a position to fall out.
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    Go to a Staples and get a Mini-notebook case like would hold an Acer. Often on sale. I got one for $13. If you can find one with handles that would be good. Get Black and you can find them in nylon or other strong fabric and zip closure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chowdown View Post
    The BookBook and the Dodocase look too stylish and attention-grabbing.
    The BookBook is definitely too ostentatious, but a Moleskine-style cover is quite unobtrusive. The only reason I can recognize a Moleskine iPad cover for what it is from twenty metres is because of its size; at a glance, your average passer-by wouldn't know it from a dead-tree paper notebook if it was lying on a coffee table.

    Portenzo (Portenzo - Hand made iPad cases) make a pretty nice Moleskine cover, with additional options to customize as well as in "composition notebook" and "wingtip notebook" styles. Treegloo (Treegloo Products - iPad Cases: customizable, durable, eco-friendly, and made by hand.) also do a Moleskine with customization, depending on what you like.

    As for DodoCase, they were an early starter, but their poor reputation for lack of durability and fragility -- check these comments from less than a week ago cf. Review: DODOcase for the iPad -- makes one wonder why anyone would want to buy one, unless it's a vanity purchase.
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    "low-key (shabby, even)" that describes the apple case.......
    well at least it describes mine.

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    For me the problem with the Apple case is the logo...

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    I suppose it depends on whether you want to merely carry the thing unnoticed or whether you want to use it while you're traveling.

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    I want to carry it around unnoticed period. Plus, I spend more than 12 hours a week on public transport.

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    I have a dodo case..I actually like it a lot. For added security, I just superglued around all the ages.

    But anywho, I like it a lot and it serves its need. If you were to buy one and make it look more like a book, you could get a used book, and cut strips out to make the outside of the bamboo case look like pages. A lot of work though.
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    My suggestion is go to a book store that sells zip close bible cases and put it in that, I doubt anyone would steal a bible.
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