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Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by letsappleit, Oct 27, 2010.

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    I wanna get a new case for my iPad and now I'm interested in these Leather Case with Touch Pen Snap Ring for iPad
    and Soft Protective Bag with Dual Zipper for iPad
    But I don't think I need to buy 2 cases at the same time. Moreover, they are different styles. The first one is made of lether and the second one looks like a bag. Which one would be more convenient and practical? I cannot make my decision, any ideas?
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    It depends on how much you're carrying your device around and how often you're using it. At that price, you can't really go wrong with the (fake) leather folio case; the other one is more of a pouch, which can be carried by itself or fit into another bag. (Although I generally avoid zippers because they aren't the most durable, esp with lots of use.)

    Personally I have one of each: a leather folio, which my iPad wears all the time, and also a separate neoprene case which will fit the folio+iPad.
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    Yes, I know that the first one is made of fake leather since it's so cheap and on the ad it is not mentioned about that. I'm just interested in its looking.:p
    So, how much did your leather folio cost?
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    I don't like the corners of the fake leather case. Wouldn't trust them to hold the iPad. You can go the inexpensive route and still find better cases then this.
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    I went for an item by Oberon Design -- Leather iPad covers. Quite rather the other end of the scale, cost-wise, but worth every penny.
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    Wow, they are really very nice, also expensive..
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    One of the unique selling points of an Oberon is that there aren't that many leather craft studios out there which offer the types of designs that they offer, and at that quality of workmanship. Amongst the hundreds of leather (real and fake) covers out there, an Oberon easily stands out in its own right.
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    Best case is the aluminum case from wireless ground.very attractive and matches the iPad in silver aluminum.
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    Black Leather Case
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    Leather Case Turns iPad into Netbook
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    hey the oberon designs are really great..i would also go for one..thanx for sharing
    :)
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    Yeah, Oberon (like Twelve South's "BookBook" or Nedrelow's "Book for iPad") has a certain style which isn't for everyone - but if you like that kind of handtooled leather aesthetic, they do quite an amazing job (for an amazing price.)
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    I just picked up a nice, relatively cheap, leather case from Target. Black, book-style, with a locking strap. Feels nice to carry, decent protection of the iPad. Couple of different viewing angles. Target had a few different options, may want to check them out!
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    pick your fav only thing to do here
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    Right now Oberon has a coupon code "RTC10" for free shipping on domestic orders in the US for orders above $!00, which is valid until next January, I think. It'll save you a few dollars, I guess.
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    I have the 4S 64gb, with an Otterbox Defender Series case(i never use the holster), & havent had any problems with the phone overheating,
    Honestly, I don't believe that at all.
    I use a similar case on my last phone, & prefer the Defender series.
    They are extremely good for protection, they can't be beat...
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    My recommendation has got to be Yoobao Executive Leather - stunning

    I have had Yoobao for my iPad1, 2 and now 3 and they are great.
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    just bought Targus: It's excellent; has many good options for different angle (secure) support + rotating ring allowing for supported verticle view...best case i've seen and this, after purchasing and tossing 2 others...one being the front and back made-for-iPad 3 as the support system was terrible. When shopping (BestBuy) be attentive as there are MANY Targus look alike choices. Threw away the box so can't be specific re. name: model # is THZ15602US-51.
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    Just get a decent plastic/silicon transparent back case and pair it with a smartcover. It's a little on the heavy side but quite nice and you'll use it a lot.
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    I prefer using no case. I did buy a clear plastic rear cover to keep the heat (iPad3) off my lap and protect the aluminum from scratches, but I don't see the point in covering the glass. When I take the iPad out of the house, it zips into a padded nylon bag with both a handle and a shoulder strap.

    milliHelen: amount of beauty required to launch one ship.
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