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

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  1. tzimisce

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    But then, I don't buy accessories which are cheaply made overseas and resold at a vast markup. I have two iPad cases, one from Oberon Design and another from Treegloo, both of which are small design studios and their items are hand-made/customized to order in the US itself. These are not cheaply made nor are they cheaply sold - well, the Treegloo was quite a reasonable price although Oberon has always been a premium product - but when you look at the materials and craftsmanship, you know you are getting value for money.

    I've always felt (and I've said this before on other threads) that third-party mass vendors like Belkin, Targus, etc, make crazy profits because they will design and make a product cheaply overseas, add some flashy packaging and push the product aggressively with marketing, and of course charge as high as they dare. The Apple smartcover falls into that category of "made cheap, sold dearly", so of course it's fair criticism.

    More than once I've seen a particular product being sold under their brand at a markup, and then finding a very similar-looking product on Fleabay from a no-name Chinese-based vendor at a fraction of the price. (For all I know, it's the same factory selling the same product, just without the "brand".)
     
  2. droid2mac

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    For me I want something to protect the back and sides. When I set it down on a table I don't want to always think about being careful. I will be using it all over the house, including the garage. So whatever I set it on I want the back protected.
     
  3. Torria

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    guys no worries! In a couple of weeks the market will be flooded with all kinds of cases. In every color, fabric, material, with or without magnets in several different price points. I'm only to sure that they are already in production.

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  4. totemynote

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    I was at an Apple Store today exchanging my iPad for light leakage and they didn't have any third party cases/covers at all yet. I was kind of surprised, I'd thought they would at least have one or two already. But your right, there will be a million choices very soon.
     
  5. biobunny

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    Yeah it's the 1 on subscribed threads on my iPad.
     
  6. ThePhotog

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    I really like the light brown leather smart cover. I like how it's starting to age.

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  7. Torria

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    What color iPad do you have?

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  8. ThePhotog

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    Mine is like a natural tanned leather, I really like how it changing since being exposed to air.

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  9. ThePhotog

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    My iPad 2 is black

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  10. TC93

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    In my opinion thats also another huge advantage the Ipad has over the competition, there are tons of accessories/cases to choose from.

    I saw one case I kind of liked, but they say it won't be out until July which is way too long to wait.
     

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