iPad 3 Cases ???

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by digitalartguru, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Abbas82

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    I do like Belkin, I usually get their cases for my iPod, but this looks alot like the CIMO smart cover compatible case...but 3x the price
     
  2. exile

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    Similar but the belkin is a hard plastic and the cimo is TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) TPU isn't soft like gel but it is hard where it doesn't lose its shape; but not as hard as plastic. So sort of in-between. If you don't like gel cases but don't want a hard plastic shell, TPU is it.
     
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    When you refer to front protection, do you mean the screen is protected by a clear shield, or that it has a cover to close over it when not in use? If its the latter, you should look into the Targus Vuscape referenced in a few posts back.
     
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    Glad to see positive reviews on this case. Some really good reviews on different sites as well. Looks like I'll be pulling the trigger on this case. As a personal trainer, I need something heavy duty for in-gym and outdoor use during fitness bootcamps sessions.
     
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    And as I mentioned to someone else on this thread the sleep/wake function of the snap on piece DOES work. In portrait mode, snap it on with the "Otterbox" at the top (looks upside down). Works every time.
     
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    Yes I purchased one the day before the new iPad arrived which was on launch day. I had the defender case for the original iPad and had been very happy with it so was looking specifically for the new iPad defender case. One improvement from iPad 1 design is the new iPad case has an integral screen protector. All covered ports and switches work 100% okay. The front and rear camera ports are open but still protected with overall case design. The front cover which acts to protect the screen in transit but also doubles as a stand and can be used in 3 orientations:- landscape viewing (e.g. for movies), landscape typing and also portrait mode. They have slimmed the overall design down from original iPad defender case. I found fitting no issues (separation of core case is not immediately obvoous but once the outer casing is removed it separates easily. Easy fitting after that and is a perfect fit. To date I have been more than happy with this case for the new iPad - for perfect protection and useful 'use anywhere' viewing stand its perfect.

    Squider Dragon
     
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    Sorry, after double checking, the case in the pic in that post a few days back is the Targus Versavu 360, not the Vuscape. The 360 adds a few centimeters in thickness to accommodate the swivel function. I personally have the Vuscape, which is perfect for when I want a really slim case that offers some protection yet not so obtrusive that it conceals the iPad's aesthetics. It doesn't offer a portrait mode though, but has 3 viewing angles in horizontal mode. The 360 does portrait mode. The Vuscape is a pretty good deal at $39.95. The Versavu 360 goes for $59.95 (Best Buy prices).
     
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    Thanks for the info. I was at Best Buy today and looked at the Defender. It felt really solid and sturdy and seems to fit the bill for what I need. Then I saw the Griffin Survivor case for $20 less. It was a sealed package so I wasn't able to examine it thoroughly. It looked just as sturdy as the Defender and has multiple layer for protection. The design looked very "military", as in heavy duty (it actually reminded me of Master Chief's armor in Halo, LOL). It felt heavier and seemed like it would be chore to remove if I wanted to switch cases.

    I'm still leaning toward the Defender because of the positive reviews and the tad bit slimmer feel. But anyone with feedback on the Survivor?
     
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    I had the Griffin Survivor for my iPad 2 and it was a PITA removing the case once it was on, and it is a lot bulkier than the current Defender case. Plus the Defender has the snap on case with the sleep/wake function, plus that is easier to use too. The Survivor case will undoubtedly protect the iPad very well, but I'm sticking with the Defender.
     

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