iPad Case Reviews

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by iDan, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. brhon

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  2. Edlex

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    You should check out seidio. They have a few shells and looks like they're coming out with more cool stuff. I can vouch for them as a retailer they have very good customer service.
     
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    Apple Case and Keyboard Dock

    A little judicious scissor work cuts out a piece of the rear of the cover that will then allow the iPad with case to be used with the keyboard dock.
     
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    Seidio Good But...

    I can vouch for Seidio. I've bought things from them before and never have had an issue. But I can not recommend their Premium Skin Silicon Case.
    I bought one and received it in just two days (it helps that I live in Houston).

    I do like the fact that the case has a cut out for the back showing the Apple Icon, and all the ports are lined up properly.

    What I don't like is that the case is still slightly slippery (not much better grip than the actual backing). And... The fit is a bit too loose for me. When holding the ipad the edges of the case will slip off fairly easily and it doesn't feel as secure as I'd like.

    I do see that they also have an Innocase Hard Case and a Flex Case listed on their site and I'd probably try one of those.

    Another option, is the Belkin Grip Vue case. I bought this at the Apple Store. It fits tight, doesn't slip and is more grippable than the one I bought at Seidio. It does not have a cut out for the Apple Icon, but it's translucent (although) colored (mines black). You can still see the Icon and it gives the unit a smoky gray - black look.
     
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    I like a lot of these...

    But The BIG point for me ....
    Whatever case I am going to be carrying the IPad around in.
    From office to car to home, to meetings, to laying on the desk at home...
    MUST have something in at least one wall of the case, that will not bend !

    If the case will bend or flex, then so can such pressure be transfered to the IPad.

    A flimsy sleeve, a case that will flex, is fine for laptops or netbooks.
    Their construction and / or thickness give them added protection.

    If the case with the other books you have, bends ...
    If that bag tries to bend around that loop holding the water bottle . . .
    I do NOT want to hear that awful CR-acK !

    At the very least, a very stiff, unbending panel, is vital in any case choice I will make.

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    I havent gotten my ipad yet, does the outside scratch easily? I was thinking about just a screen cover only.
     
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    [I had posted this in the MacRumors forum and am now reposting this cover review here.]

    I received this cover today in the mail. The beige color looks exactly like in the pictures. Shipping was from the Los Angeles area and took 1 day to process and 2 days to get here in Northern California. It is built well with a stiff but slightly padded front and back of leather. The flap is held in place with 3 small button magnets sewn inside. The inside covering that touches the iPad is a gray felt material. Also has a strong chemical smell. I am currently letting it air out to try and get rid of the smell. The iPad itself is held in place with two sewn in leather loops on the bottom and the two top retainers are a strong bungee cord type fitting with little leather pads attached. Since I don't have my iPad yet to test the fitting I may try and sneak down to the Apple Store in the Mall and see how it fits in.

    Update: The iPads on Display have a locking cable on them that interfered with the insertion of the iPad into the case. Spoke to one of the Apple Geniuses who then pulled out a 16GB iPad that they use for the classes.

    The hdaccessory case fits snugly, feels nice and looks very nice. There is about 3 millimeters between the edge of the iPad and the edge of the case, so protection from drops won't protect your iPad if it hit the floor edgewise. Sitting on the floor, I did the shake test several times to see how snug the iPad would stay in the case. Didn't budge, so that was good. [The Genius, however, wasn't too thrilled by this test. :D ]

    Adjusting the front lid, you can set the case up in portrait mode by itself. In landscape mode, I flipped the front lid over and it slides on the glass table I used so you would have to use a prop to keep the lid from sliding. There is no tilt function when typing, which is where the Apple case advantage is.

    There is a problem with the top bungee type fittings. When in use, the top right bungee covers over the top 1/3 of the on/off button. You can easily click the button and it doesn't seem to interfere with the operations, but it is a point against it. If the bungee was just a bit tighter, the on/off button would remain pressed in all the time. Since the 3G model is just a teeny-weenie bit taller than the Wifi model, there may be a problem. The top left bungee covers 1/2 of the hole for your headphones. I was able to adjust it to the side but the headphone jack has to seat securely into the iPad and the bungee prevents it from doing that. In addition, the microphone hole is now covered.

    The strong chemical smell is still there and I am going to let the case sit outside overnight. Hopefully the smell will lessen. As far as returning the item, hdaccessory posts that there is a 20% open box fee on any opened hardware or accessory. Shipping costs are not refundable.

    Link--- http://www.hdaccessory.com/servlet/the-3102/Apple-iPad-W-dsh-Fi-WiFi/Detail

    All the Best!

    (Still waiting for my 3G)
     
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  8. kheldour

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    I don't see the point of having a combinationlock?

    Either I lock the iPad with a code, or a thief would take the whole thing....
    What am I missing here?
    :confused:
     
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    I ordered the Griffin Elan Passport

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    I ordered both the HardCandy Hard Shell case and the Case-Mate Gelli for my iPad. I should have them both in a few days and will post a quick review of them.
     

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