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. NAYo2002

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    I just ordered SwitchEasy Canvas in Brown and it does have the smart sleep/wake feature:
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iokMJudDraI]YouTube - SwitchEasy Canvas iPad 2 Case[/ame]
     
  2. Kirwin

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    That looks really nice. I still have an order with the Joy Factory for the Folio360 II, but this SwitchEasy case is really tempting. I like that it's thinner. Here's a link to the Folio360 II that I have on order. It's not due 'til the end of April.

    Folio360 II For iPad 2 - iPad 2 Accessories - Pages

    I like the Folio360 II because of it's ability to sit horitzonal or vertical with ease. It also seperates from the folio with the plastic back still attached for protection! I thought this would be handy to use without the folio for playing games, while still maintaining protection of the iPad II. The Folio360 II also has the magnetic sleep feature.

    The main drawback I see to the Folio360 II is the bulk of the unit. It definitely doesn't win any awards for being sveldt... however it does seem to meet most of my needs partnered with the iPad II.

    I keep waffling back and forth. I keep looking for something better than I currently have on order. I guess that's part of the fun!:D
     
  3. NAYo2002

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    Ha ha I've spent wayyyy too much time on researching cases.

    I finally gave in and got the SwitchEasy Canvas in Brown. Though it may not be the sleekest one out there, it provides a fair amount of protection with not too much bulk. I got it mainly for it's build in stand feature. Also, I like the fact that although it has the smart sleep/wake feature, there's little chance it can wake in my backpack due to the latch that keeps the cover closed. SwitchEasy just seems to make quality products based on all the video reviews I've seen on youtube. They also come with a free screen protector and port covers.

    Cases I looked at and why I didn't get them:

    Mareware CEO Hybrid: very nice but about the same thickness as Canvas and less protection. Also no hands on video reviews. Based on video review for the iPad 1 version, it seems to be a solid case. I don't like the handstrap though.

    Targus Vuscape: basically a cheap version of Mareware CEO.. didn't like how the bottom two clips don't seem to fit snug.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0MDV7EPDXs"]video review[/ame]

    AYL 5 in 1: similar to Targus but can't stand the fact that they insist on saying its made of carbon fiber when it clearly isn't.

    Incase Magazine Jacket: looks cool in pictures but saw the cover was just too flimsy.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyGen-FXMlg&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL"]video[/ame]

    SwitchEasy Cara: very very sleek/thin yet protective unlike Incase magazine. However, I don't want to have to worry about carrying those stand things. It's also wouldn't fit well in professional environments. I came very close to getting it just for its sleekness though.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlSqV9lCJEA"]see video[/ame]
     
    #163 NAYo2002, Apr 10, 2011
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  4. Mkoenig

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    The Aviiq product looks very nice. Any idea how thick it is? They mention layers. Are they thicker than the back covers made by Marware and Xgear. I am very interested in adding the least bulk possible. I want it to still be able to fit into my Waterfield sleeve/case.
     
  5. eyeojo

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    Thanks!
     
  6. LolaAM

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    It adds 1.5mm of thickness.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  7. iRager

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    That sfbag looks good
     
  8. irwaffles

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    I got the SmartCover just because of the new mechanics of it. I wasn't a fan of the 1st gen cases that Apple made, but this time around it's at least interesting enough for me to play around with.

    I had 3-4 covers for my 1st gen iPad, and I have a feeling it will be the same for the iPad 2. I had the DODOCase, and while it was great, at the end of the day it was a little big for my taste. I'm waiting on iSkin to come out with their Vu/Duo equivalent for iPad 2, and I will snatch that up immediately.
     
  9. brrip

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    loving the SwitchEasy Cara, but just not a fan of the front design.

    If the company that made it is reading this, please make one with a simpler front cover!
     
    #169 brrip, Apr 11, 2011
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  10. nicole88

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    i like bamboo case or wooden one .
     

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