Targus Z-case (lots of photos)

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    So I've been trying to look for a good case for my 3; something that I can use for carrying around to class and just for daily transport...

    I know a case for the 2 isn't going to work due to the dimensions of it. I have a Belkin Snap Shield and smart cover on my 3 which I don't want to take off.

    So I got the Targus Z-case which is made for the 1.

    Here are the dimensions of the 1 and 3
    1:
    243 mm (h)
    190 mm (w)
    13mm (d)

    3:
    241 mm (h)
    186 mm (w)
    9.4 mm (d)

    3 with the snap shield and smart cover:
    243mm (h)
    191mm (w)
    14mm (d)

    Inside dimensions of the Z-case
    243mm (h)
    191mm (w)
    17mm (d)

    So it is pretty much a perfect fit. The difference in depth is nothing. It won't move around; since the "grippiness" of the polyurethane smart cover and plastic finish on the snap shield really clings to the suede-like fabric that is lined inside the case. The cover is held closed by two strong magnets.

    Measurement photos I took is only depth. That was the only thing I was most worried about at the time of purchase.

    Originally purchased from amazon for $20 shipped. But it came damaged.. the back has a giant crease in it like someone stepped on it. Didn't come in the original box either. Will be returning it.

    However, a user in my accessories thread he/she bought theirs from tjmax.. So I went there and found a couple for $12. Game.

    One last thing.. my NewTrent Limir stylus doesn't fit inside. I can't close the cover with it shoved inside of the case. Only bummer. Guess it'll go in my pocket.

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    Top view - rivets are nice and tight
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    Bottom view
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    Add about.. 3mm due to the bottom of the ruler.
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    Add about 3mm. Measured up to the inside edge of the case.
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    Gap difference
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    Magnet placement on the flap
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    Still waiting for my 3 and in the mean time, found a bunch of these at my local Marshalls for $12.99.
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    It's a pretty good deal. If you get one though, make sure you take it out of the box and inspect it. Some have some quality control issues. I might take mine back and do an exchange for another one.

    The flap that opens and closes; seems like not enough adhesive was applied to keep the pleather adhered to the case. So when you press on it, it makes sticky sounds as if it isn't sticking; which it isn't. If I press really hard it'll stick, but then in a couple of days it'll lift back up. It is definitely usable. Just annoying, knowing that this issue is prevalent.

    It is an awesome case! Not everything is perfect though.

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