Book-style case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by JaiDineshable, May 6, 2011.

  1. JaiDineshable

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    I have a leather smart cover I love that I use with my Ipad 2 while at home, however I want something more protective while commuting and at school etc.

    I have decided I want a book style case and Im looking at either the Portenzo
    or the Treegloo. The prices are very similar, so that is no matter.

    Any suggestions? If anybody has any of these cases, could you tell me how you feel about them?
     
  2. Jwin97

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    Just know that with all these book style cases, you will be waiting for a while. Treegloo states 2-4 weeks on their website now. I've been waiting almost 4 weeks. Portenzo has 4-6 weeks listed on their site. Not sure about dodo or pad&quill. Custom cases and high demand = super long wait times.
     
  3. jasmynsway

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    Portenzo is still 4-6 weeks. Pad & Quill is 7-9 days. I think treegloo is 2-4 week depending on how you customize. I just purchased a portenzo composition II. I have a switcheasy now but have been eyeing the bookstyle cases forever and decided to just go ahead and buy one.
     
  4. tzimisce

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    Based on general observations and comments:

    - Treegloo - at this point, best value for money in terms of quality and customization options. They have been backlogged with orders, sometimes taking as long as 4 weeks, but that's probably because all their cases are handmade-to-order, and that kind of workmanship takes time. Customer service, as evidenced on their Facebook, is generally very good. What I like especially about Treegloo is that they're constantly innovating and improving on the design and features of their cases.

    - Portenzo - reportedly taking 4-6 weeks for delivery, but costs slightly more and finishing quality is supposedly better. Customer service is so-so, though: they don't always respond to emails. (I sent them two emails with questions that were never responded to.)

    - Pad and Quill - haven't heard much about them, come to think of it. Their cases are marginally more expensive, though, if cost is a factor.

    - DodoCase - total non-starter, despite their undeserved reputation. Their iPad2 case has no rear camera port, which is an instant design fail to me. Not sure if their cases have built-in magnetic activation, either. Their ongoing problems with durability of their rubber corners and wood frames have never been rectified going all the way back to iPad 1 cases last year - just Google 'iPad falls out of DodoCase' and you'll see any number of forum threads and YouTube videos complaining about this.
     
  5. jasmynsway

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    Which do you have? I've been considering the portenzo and treegloo. I ordered a portenzo a few days ago, but cancelled it because I still wasn't sure. I hear portenzo is slightly better quality and thinner, but the treegloo has more customization options. Then Pad & Quill's quality is good and they ship faster than them both. I can't decide.
     
  6. mactech

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    I agree on the dodocase, the original for iPad 1 was a quality case though. In general it seems like slow shipping on book style case. Anyone have a CardinalCase? They show five business days on shipping, seems kinda cool with the magnets. www.cardinalcase.com
     
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    Treegloo. I had it narrowed down to Treegloo vs Portenzo, but what nudged me to Treegloo was (i) the lower cost, (ii) customization options and (iii) Portenzo never responded to my emails. I think both of them produce quality handmade cases, minor differences aside, but for me the above factors tipped my decision toward the former.
     
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  8. jasmynsway

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    Thanks. I ordered a pad & quill. shipping time is key for me.
     
  9. tzimisce

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    Great. It'd be interesting to hear your thoughts on Pad & Quill once you've had a chance to break it in, as it hasn't received many first-hand user experience accounts.

    (I tend to take reviews with a huge pile of salt because most of them inevitably say nice things, esp if it's a sponsored item, and the review is often biased by first impressions rather than having actually used it for a reasonable time.)
     
  10. Jwin97

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    5 weeks and still counting on my Treegloo. Just be aware before ordering from them that they like to email you that your order will be shipping when it really won't. They've done this to me twice now and others have experienced the same thing. I would not say customer service is the best.
     

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