Cases and keyboards (question and rant)

Discussion in 'iPad Air Forum' started by Hobby welder, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Hobby welder

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    So, apple is ripping peeps off with the new smart case for air if you ask me. $50 for iPad 2-4, $80 for the AIR smart case! Plus you can't get the polyurethane case it seems. I'm actually allergic to leather (go figure:rolleyes:), and I use my iPad 2-6 hrs at a time due to work and school, my hands will have swollen by that point.
    Plus leather seems to wear out faster than the latter

    One of a few questions: can the leather be engraved?

    Is any other company making wrap around cases for the iPad air yet? What about keyboards?

    Any help appreciated!
     
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    I use no case on my iPad3 and will not on the iPad Air, ruins the beauty, size and lightness adding anything on it imho
     
  4. Hobby welder

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    Well, that's of no help there bud.

    I do agree it ruins it but I do travel a lot and things get beat up. Having a case and keyboard makes life way easier for me.
     
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    For my ipad mini, I have a back shell and a Smart Cover that works with it. Got it off eBay and it works great without adding bulk or cover the bezel.
     
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    80.00 for the new smart case, WOW?????


    Sent from my WiFi Only Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using Tapatalk
     
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    Griffin will never disappoint in keeping up with the accessory market as well. Their products aren't that bad actually though I tend to lean towards Logitech and InvisiShield products for my iOS devices since they've left the strongest impressions through experience. This one's pretty similar to the Belkin with a bit shaved off in terms of pricing

    iPad Air Keyboard Case | Slim Keyboard Folio | Griffin Technology
     
  8. Hobby welder

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    I've heard good and bad about griffin, never had a chance to use them before.

    I'll certainly look Into it.
     
  9. Diane B

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    I've had an ipad since the first week of ipad one and have an ipad 3 64GB 3G now, so have tried a lot of cases. I used and actually liked the original rubbery Apple cover for the Ipad one even though I had two other covers. I have a Targus case for the Three, a Logitech ultra thin keyboard case and have a silicone clear back and a cover like Apple Smart Cover but cheap from Amazon--and works fine. I like all of them, use them interchangeably. But this time, since size, weight are such a big issue I am looking for a very light but safeguarding case. I want two or three viewing/typing angles, auto off/on cover. One I am looking at is the STM Grip 2. The Apple case and cover aren't under consideration. I've been using my Targus (vue something) for several days and its actually just perfect--simple and strong enough but it is heavier than I want and I also don't want fabric. Since I have an Apple BT keyboard with an SFBag lightweight sleeve I will carry this when traveling and at home when I write a lot (relatively often) but I can also touch type fairly fast on the screen so have learned that a simple light weight case is all I need.
     
    #9 Diane B, Oct 28, 2013
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