Bye Bye Zagg Folio ... Hello Belkin Folio

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Mickeylittle, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. exile

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    How's the belkin folio working out so far? You have the new keyboard folio for the 3 right? Or an older model for the 2?
     
  2. Mickeylittle

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    It is the new one for the 3 and we both like it very well. The keyboard attaches via velcro and unattaches very easily for whenever you want to use the case withoutthe keyboard. The keyboard has a nice feel like the Zagg, pairs easily, and reconnects very consistently.

    I turn the KB off by sliding a switch and back on the same way and the blue light flashes 2-3 times. It goes off and I know I'm connected! Very consistent! With the keyboard out of the way the case will hold the iPad in any angle you want while in landscape mode! So it is a very nice case/stand. I love the magnet latch but I will have to say that the case does not wake or put the iPad to sleep and I believe that it advertizes so.
     
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    My point was that I had an iPad 2 in that case for six months and now I have my iPad 3 in that dr case. I remove some of the foam backing behind the felt so the iPad 3 would fit better but I'm not worried about the screen being damaged from the rubber bumpers. I've seen no evidence of it yet.
     
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    I agree that the rubber bumpers are not going to hurt the screen! No issue Paul! However the rubber bumbers do rub across the face of the screen and they did catch the edge of my wife's protector on both places. And no we didn't remove all the felt from the case as it did say 2nd - 3rd on it and we really shouldn't have to make adjustments on a $100 case in my opinion.
     
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    I agree with you you should not have to modify your case but in my situation I purchased a case for an iPad 2 I converted it fit in iPad 3. I'm not suggesting that you do that also.

    And the reason I was worried about people saying it was in a damage your screen, read the posts. People were saying they were worried about cracking or damaging the screen.
     
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    Nice, sounds like a solid product :)

    Now I just have to wait to see if the price will go down a little bit.
     
  7. Mickeylittle

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    Yeah, I think it's still cheaper than the Zagg Folio by almost $20. What I like about it more than the Zagg case is several things so far.
    1) use it without the keyboard - Tried that with my wife's for a couple minutes but it really felt hollow on the one side
    2) without the keyboard the stand works in many different angles
    3) lighter case as it just isn't as heavy
    4) thinner case
     
  8. exile

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    So many good things about it!! You're going to make me end up doing an impulse buy and just purchase it now. Maybe.

    I like the way how the case is designed so it doesn't have to use a stand on the back when it is propped up. Plus, a huge plus, the keyboard is detachable. I can't really get a good view of how the ipad sits. Does it sit on a notch on the keyboard to stay up right like the zagg and Aida?

    I see some notches on the case. But doesn't seem like that would be very secure if you're using it on your lap or lying down in bed. Correct me if I'm wrong
     
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    It has these grippy little notches but the case props up in the notches or way before them. It really hugs the flat part at any spot!
     
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    I tried both the Zagg Folio and the Belkin case for my iPad 2. Neither worked for me. Keys on keyboard too close together. I ended up with the Dexim iPad case/keyboard. Little wider space to type. My only complaint with it - is that there's no space between keys of the keyboard. For those of us who don't look while we type I hadn't realized we do rely on the space between letters to feel our way around. But I've gotten used to it now.

    The choices are very personal. The Dexim (Folio, I guess is the term) works for both iPad 2 and 3. There is only the very slightest of extra thickness in the middle of a 3rd gen. No problem for any of the folio products I've tried. For some reason when I had the Zagg Folio I didn't have the problem with the rubber feet messing up my InvisiShield. Weird. But I didn't have it long for other reasons I mentioned.

    Good luck with your Belkin. It was my 2nd favorite of the 3.
     

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