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Interesting on the FAQ page they say it will work with the Apple cover. I will let you know. Otherwise I am sure I can find a way to add the neo magnets to it.
I have the iPad 1 so no problem for me with the lack of back camera port. I too was a little worried about the folding part after seeing the video, but mine folds just fine. I use it in that mode all the time with no problems.
i just received the new version of the black case. All new orders from Amazon should receive this version. Initial thoughts/observations are as follows:
I waited to order until the description on Amazon was updated just last Friday (4/22) to reflect the new version. Prior to placing the order, I confirmed with the seller via e-mail that it indeed was the new version that was now being shipped (very prompt an courteous response, by the way). Good to hear that yours is fine after the airing out period.i just received the new version of the black case. All new orders from Amazon should receive this version. Initial thoughts/observations are as follows:
Not so sure about that. I only received my smelly one about a week ago from Amazon. I assumed it would be the new version but it was not.
And, to update again, a few days in the garage worked wonders. The case now smells fine.
Just don't want folks flipping out when they get it. Let it air out a few days and you'll be good to go. We shouldn't have to do that with new cases but it's a heck of a lot easier than sending it back and it IS a nice case.
Hey tzimisce, thanks again I placed the order with Oberon moments ago, what a find. I got the saddle tree of life
No worries - all their products are handmade-to-order (usually within 2-3 business days) so there's no question of "out of stock" since your item doesn't come into existence until after you've ordered it. The green tree of life was a very close second choice for me (I have a blue roof of heaven), so I know exactly how it feels.
I have misgivings about their iPad 2 covers because of the lack of the rear camera port and magnetic activation - but in every other regard, the quality of craftsmanship and design is exceptional. Sometimes I'm in meetings with two or three other iPad users in the room, and invariably they have some sort of serious-minded, corporate-looking leather case - I've recognized Sena and Jack Spade. The Oberon, on the other hand, makes a very bold statement about how cool her owner is.
And, as any Oberon owner can tell you, the pictures don't even come up to a fraction of actually having one in your hand.
One trick I found is to bring the magnet in about 1/4 inch from the edge to enable a better contact, trick two is to keep the magnet off the bungie cord and the center tab. My next step will be to try and locate a similar magnet in strip form with a little more strength.
tzimisce said:I don't know if a smaller, circular magnet placed correctly would look more elegant - but sorry, that visible strip sitting on the inside of the case is just... fugly.
Looks and workmanship aside, I think Oberon have missed the mark on this one by not taking the effort to design a proper iPad 2 case with the rear camera hole and magnetic activation. It falls short of the usual high standards of quality I've come to expect from their brand. Sorry...
I agree on the look of the magnet. It was a first shot at trying just see it the idea would work. I have ordered both smaller and slightly thicker noeo magnets that are round and I am waiting for them to come.