Just got my HHI leatherette flip case.

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    I haven't seen it mentioned here, but heard about it on another forum. Handhelditems has a leatherette flip case with kickstand for $22.99, but there is a coupon code that knocks $10 off of that! By the way, it comes with a screen protector, and shipping was less than $3. It showed up at my house in less than five days, and I live on the opposite coast!

    As I type, my iPad has the screen protector in place and it sitting in the HHI case. It seems like it is well made, and it should offer pretty good protection. All of the ports are accessible... Although it does cover the light sensor. The kickstand feature is great... I was just using it tom watch a movie.

    If anyone has any questions, I'd be happy to answer... Or even provide a pic or two if you want.


    Check it outHERE!.

    Oh, the coupon code is: ipadflipkstand
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    Thanks Mcbrew! I don't even have my iPad yet...but I have a nice cover coming to me without breaking the bank.
    Tell me: Just how big of a deal is it that the light sensor is covered?
    Tim
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    Handhelditems is a Spammer

    Tom he is not grumpy at all , he his right the article himself let show from where he his coming … is not someone share a good info is someone making promotion for a web site
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    Sorry if I am not allowed to post the website where I bought my iPad cover. I do not work for them or have any affiliation with them, other than the fact that I just bought an iPad cover from them. I typed in their URL... Not then long description that is in my first post... That came up automatically after I hit the submit button.

    If I broke any forum rules, please let me know.
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    I don't know how much of indifference it will really make, but if the light sensor thinks it is dark, the brightness will benturned down. I went tom the settings and manually set the brightness for now. I don't ink it is a big deal... But others might disagree.

    I'm loving the case... My wife just saw it for the first time and likes it, too... She returned her wifi and is waiting for more 3G ipads to arrive... But she'll probably get one of these, too.
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    The "review" is a fluff peace... and the URL I see is...

    Code:
    http://outboundlink.net/anxo/dr_ta_1/goto.php?DR_id=1135&linkout=http%3A//www.handhelditems.com/
    Outboundlink.net is registered to GoDaddy through domain by proxy.
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    When I point my Mac's cursor to the link, it comes up as handhelditems.com.
    When I clicked on the link, it took me to handhelditems.com, where I was able to read about the product, see about 4 pictures of it and order it. Check your PC...could be the problem.
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    Regarding screen brightness, this was posted in another area on this site:

    "okay i know this is gonna sound weird but people are saying the low wifi problem has something to do with screen brightness. You might want to try it out and see if its true (and maybe report back what you find). Check this vid out":

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwWtIG5jUxE"]YouTube - Fix iPad Wifi Connection and Signal Issues[/ame]

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    Seems to me that with careful measuring and a common hand-held hole punch (and a firm grip!) the proper hole can be put in for the ambient light sensor.

    That said, the case makers should be putting it in themselves. Piel Frama had case pictures without it. I emailed them asking about it, and the response was probably not translated well because they seemed offended, but they said that their new pictures showed that they do accommodate the ambient light sensor.

    Other than my iPad no longer recognizing the wifi at work (and I think it's the router's fault), I have no issue with mine, and I do appreciate the automatic brightness.

    Tom
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    I just received my case today and so far I really like it. I think it just needs to be broken in a little bit. My only concern is the magnets on the clasp and the kickstand. I've always thought that magnets were bad for computers. They're not very strong but is it something we should be concerned about?
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    Infinity, be careful posting good reviews here... They'll call it a "fluff piece" and accuse you of posting SPAM. This is the last time I write a review on this forum.
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    OK...I'm gonna say it: I'd take ANYTHING Brad Groux says with a very small grain of salt. Look at his signature: "BradGroux: Blogger. Geek. Know it All. Smart Ass.
    Then...if you have a strong stomach...read his blog.
    Talk about a "FLUFF PIECE"...or as Brad so eloquently puts it: "fluff peace".
    Nuff said.
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    Soundlogic...that is very sound logic. I guess I should have learned by now not to judge a forum by one bad apple member.

    Oh, well... Time to "kick stand" my iPad, load up netflix, and get back to "work".
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    I called it a fluff piece because of what seems like an affiliate link of outboundlink.net which is registered through a domain by proxy. I didn't just pull that information out of my ass, and no it isn't a problem with my computer as I can recreate it on four different machine, and it isn't there on ANY other link I click on these forums. Again, I've never seen this link before on any other link I've clicked on this forum so sue me if I am suspect. I did my homework, I didn't just read the post and respond... I did a WHOIS search, and tried recreating the outbound link as well as tried other links on the forums to confirm it.

    Code:
    http://outboundlink.net/anxo/dr_ta_1/goto.php?DR_id=1135&linkout=http%3A//www.handhelditems.com/
    [​IMG]

    The original poster spent half of the post talking about how cheap it was, he also offered a coupon code for "additional savings" which could easily be a referral code. That on top of the information I posted above is the reason I called the original post a fluff peace. Call me what you want but to me the evidence points to someone trying to make a buck in an dishonest way. I don't get my rocks off by going out of my way to try and prove that someone on the internet is dishonest, I have more important things to do.

    Oh, and feel free to read the reviews across this forum... many of which are fluff pieces. So again, excuse the hell out of me for being suspect when I see something that just doesn't add up.
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    FWIW

    HandHeldItems is advertising all over this site. I bought a 8.99 gel case from them and it shipped to me in 3 days. $11.49 total. Case is great for what it does.

    Can't say what OPs intention were, but HandHeldItems delivered what I paid for in a timely manner.

    Here is their direct link: www . handhelditems . com

    When pasted in normal, comes up with the OPs URL link as posted.
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    Dude... I'm justva guy who owns an iPad and bought a case from HHI after reading good reviews and finding a coupon code. I would hope that others would share that kind of info here, too. Yeah, imwas impressed at how inexpensive it was... I am happymwith the quality - other than, as I mentioned, the fact that itncovers the light sensor... Which is a piece of info that might not be found in a fluff piece.

    I would bet that if anyone, even you Brad, typedmin their URL in this forum, it would be translated into that link. You don't have to try it, if you don't want to... But it would be nice if you acknowledged that I was not putting in some sort of nefarious link.
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    Hey man, I was just going by what I saw... sorry if it isn't true. The fact that you are still around pretty much answers that question. I'd still like to know where that URL comes from. I've clicked hundreds of links on this site and have only seen it on yours.

    I've learned from reading this forum that if someone has less than 10 posts and they post a review or recommendation, that it is probably spam. See these examples - 1, 2... some even have multiple spammers in the same thread. Of all of the recommendations I've seen on this forum I think at least 30% of them are spam. For a post not to be perceived as spam it should be thorough, well written and include pictures or video when possible. If you have fewer than 10 posts the more information you post, the better.

    Even people who aren't technically spamming can use affiliate links to try to make a buck, if and when they do that they should say they are. I saw that rogue link as an affiliate, and thus brought it up. Absolutely no clue what that site is or how it is in your post. Sorry for the mix up, but I'd still like to get to the bottom of it.
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    Google Chrome has some nice features huh? ;)

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