Am I the only one not THRILLED with the new cover? (Case)

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  1. Broseph

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    Don't get me wrong--it's cool, but im worried about scratching the back. I also find it convenient (for apple) that my would-be choice of colors is only featured in leather ($69) vs. $39 for plastic. I'm interested to hear thoughts because as far as i've heard, everyone is in love with the cases.

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    In my opinion covering the ipad in a cover is destroying a pretty awesome design.
    Instead you should buy a bag for it, and then use the bag to carry it around like the bags you buy to a netbook.
    Unless ofcause you want a stand for your ipad.

    Myself i'm going to buy a 3'rd party bag/stand just something where i can pull out the ipad if i want to enjoy the design
     
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    I find things that I like about the cover, enough that I may get the Incase original design that inspired Apple. However, one thing I like about the original design, is that it has a back cover like a rubbery version of my Coveroo. Negative, it uses an elastic band instead of magnets to hold the cover in place.
     
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    I'm planning on carrying it in a bag anyway. There's just something unsettling to me about leaving the aluminum exposed. Anything that gets used constantly, phones, and iPods for example, are always subject to scratches.
     
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    agreed. i love the case, but it's only half a case really.

    that said, i'll be buying a smart case and a third party bag.
     
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    I want to find a third party back cover that will work with the smartcover. Haven't seen anything yet. Tentatively I'm going to get the Zagg full body kit.
     
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    The new cover does not have any edges for dirt to collect in, which is a huge bonus.

    But the back can definitely scratch.
     
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    You are not alone. To me, the case makes or breaks the usability of a tablet and the Apple case for the v1 iPad was perfect for my needs. It turned the iPad from a device I had to baby and worry about to a functional tool for business, home and sharing content.

    Aside from protecting the screen and the back of the device, it provided quick access to use, shock absorption when setting down on a hard (or less than pristine table/counter), and made it easier to hold/use than without a case. I am even able to clip on my Boxwave stylus to have it available wherever I go.

    I'm also not up for thick cases or a separate sleeves/pieces I have to worry about stowing somewhere when I just want to flip the cover open and use the tablet as-is.

    I'll be looking for an alternative case if there isn't an iPad 2 version of the v1 Apple case.
     
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    Hello, this is my first post, and I will be buying my first Ipad on Friday. I was thinking of getting the Zagg full body also. Do you think the magnets on the smart cover will still attach over the skin? This is what I was hoping for.

    If not, I may be back to square one.
     
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    I like the new case in theory but I have two problems with it.
    First: I know most apple products are over priced but come on, $49 or $69 for a flap of material with a few magnets inside???
    Second: Am I the only one that's noticed the micro-fiber underside which supposedly "buffs" the glass while its closed is the same side that comes in contact with the surface on which you lay the Ipad? Whether just flipped open or folded back for use as a stand, its potentially picking up any dirt or debris on the surface (not that I would put it down on obviously dirty surfaces). So then you close it to protect and "buff" the glass and the dirt is rubbing up against the glass. This is a major design flaw.

    That said, I will not be buying the cover. I will, however, be buying an Ipad 2. This has been my first post, and am very excited to buy my first Ipad!
     

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