My iPad 2 Case Round Up: which cases have smart magnetic covers?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Futurebird, Mar 23, 2011.

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What's on your iPad 2?

  1. My iPad 2 is naked!

    20 vote(s)
    15.0%
  2. Apple Smart Cover

    84 vote(s)
    63.2%
  3. 3rd Party "Dumb Cover"

    13 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. 3rd Party Smart Cover.

    17 vote(s)
    12.8%
  5. Homemade cover.

    3 vote(s)
    2.3%
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  1. blessed

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    I'm tired now. There are waaayyyy too many to choose from. However, this one seems to come with the smart cover attached!! Ships in 3-6 weeks. Here we go with another long wait! Lol
     
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    If anyone comes across a case for the iPad2 that allows us to use the neat smart cover PLEASE post. I really like my smart cover and I like how it puts the pad to sleep :))

    Thanks!
     
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    Agreed - if someone designs a case for iPad 2 and doesn't include the rear camera port, that's an instant design fail for me. It diminishes the device's functionality, and making the user remove the device each time just to use the camera increases the opportunity of accidents and damage.

    If you're considering a Moleskine-style book-bound case, the style of the case will add to the bulk and weight of the overall package. These cases are designed for more style and protection, rather than weight-saving or sleekness. A book-bound case will add about 400g, so with the iPad's 600g weight, it adds up to an even 1kg.

    Personally, as a very satisfied user, I would recommend Treegloo as their workmanship, customization options and material are generally of a superior quality. As you mentioned, Pad and Quill also offer a similar case (the Octavo for iPad 2) but they use "bonded leather", which to me is a cheaper (and inferior) material to the high-grade vinyl texture used by Treegloo. (cf. Bonded leather - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

    As for DodoCase, it has had a long series of problems with the durability of its frames and corner pads, which results in devices falling out of their frames (Google for "DodoCase iPad falls out" and watch the videos.) That, plus no rear camera port, of course.
     
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    The Treegloo looks interesting. Can it be used in conjuction with protection skins like the Body Guardz Full Body kit? Will the fit be too snug such that the when the iPad is repeatedly taken in and out of the Treegloo case, it will cause the invisible clear protection skin to rub/peel off? From the pictures, there does not seem to be any kind of elastic band to hold the cover in place, does it? Also, I am assuming it does not have any magnets to make the cover act like a smart cover?

    Thanks if you can clarify these questions.
     
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    Ok. I'm going to check out the Treeglo, do you know if I can still use the smartcase? I really love my smartcase.
     
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    Yeah, the shipping ticked me off. Also spoiled by prime. :)
     
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    The only reason I am ordering it is because it supposedly works with the smart cover. If it does not work as advertised, it will be going back,
     
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    I liked the dodo case but some of the reviews for the old one lead me to the pad and quill case. It is one of the cases I'm using now and it is a smart case. www.padandquill.com

    Also check out Protenzo case and treegloo cases

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    You should email them directly with your questions (orders@treegloo.com) or ask them on their Facebook page, but from what I know:

    - I have a Zaggskin on the back of my iPad1, and the device seats very snuggly within the frame. So far neither product has damaged the other - the Zaggskin is still pristine, and the suede accents on the frame is still intact.

    - they do have a vertical elastic band, 'Moleskine-style', that holds the cover closed. One of their posts in Facebook suggests that they're working on a magnet-only fastener for the cover, without the elastic, to be out soon.

    - from their website and Facebook page, magnetic sleep-wake activation comes standard on their iPad 2 cases.
     
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    Did you already confirm this fits? Thanks! b
     

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