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stark4
Aug 28, 2010, 04:27 PM
i think original Apple's iPad case is the best. I know i can get better one with real leather and stuff but they are all thicker than the original Apple's iPad case. Agree? i don't really like to put it in the case anyway but when i take it outside i have no choice but to put it in the case. so i want compact not really bulky case. What do you guys think?

I think i'm gonna get one...

Thanks



Merthyrboy
Aug 28, 2010, 04:30 PM
It doesn't really offer much protection from drops but it'll keep it from scratches and stuff. Nice that you can prop it up though, also around the side it does gather a bit of dirt which is mice to clean out every now and again.

I love mine though and hope you love yours too

yegon
Aug 28, 2010, 04:51 PM
Yep, love the Apple case, so much so that it feels like actually a part of my iPad. Never out of mine (other than a clean), aside from the obvious angle/stand benefits I find it far easier to hold and more practical with the case.

= bluntman =
Aug 28, 2010, 06:39 PM
I didn't like the "sharp" edges of the Apple case and the dust magnet fabric that Apple used. I now use a Yoobao slim case instead of the Apple case.

Kobra
Aug 28, 2010, 07:03 PM
I agree. I've used Macally Bookstand, Macally FlexFit, be.ez Laroube and Yoobao. The Apple case beats them all! I love that it's slim and light, the case works really good in the typing position, much better than either the Yoobao or the Bookstand. I'm not concerned about the lesser protection of the Apple case as I usally carry it in my business briefcase. On weekends when I use a messenger bag I slip the Apple case inside the be.ez, it fits but you can't close the zipper all the way.

And in regards to the "dust magnet"... a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth is all that's needed.

I wish I'd got the Apple case in the beginning, would have saved me a few dollars :)

Habakuk
Aug 28, 2010, 09:07 PM
I like it too. The smallest one to have some stands and a case that covers most parts of the device. The outlets and switches are all available and partly unprotected but good sinked-in. And yes it collects dust (you can see it easy because it's matte black) but it's quick to clean. Maybe there should be a grey version where you can't see the dust that easy. The material feels new and modern. The case looks nice, elegant and unobtrusive. The Apple logo is discreet too.

The first time when I tried it I thought I would never get the iPad out again of the new case (fits firmly) but it's getting better with the time because it seems to wear out a bit and you'll learn how to make use of the proper grip movements. So consider that if you plan to put the iPad in and out often, it's not that easy at the beginning.

It's perfect for all apps that run in landscape orientation. When you have apps that require portrait orientation you can't use the stands (okay you can stand it upright in portrait if you put the back cover plate out of the flap but it's not very stable). And I needed some time to get used to have the home button at the left side in "typewriter position" (maybe you have to lift the device a bit when you want to reach the +/- volume buttons).

The "movie watching position" (upright horizontal) is not very stable too but the iPad's screen is perfectly protected (with the case's frame) when it falls on it's front side on flat surfaces. Happened here. :eek: (Just be careful not to put sharp objects in front of the device.) It's more stable in that position when you put some heavy things like old batteries or paper weights into the case/stand's cavity.

But after all it's as small and lightweight as possible (although a friend said that it's heavier than it looks like) for the given features. I tried another similar one in the shop (Belkin afair) but it was inferior for me (bulkier and looking cheap).

Highly recommended.

tizzl10
Aug 28, 2010, 09:11 PM
i love my apple ipad case..yes it collects dust, but with a simple damp cloth wipe it's clean again..and the sharp edges? if that bothers you then you are a wuss.

stark4
Aug 28, 2010, 10:27 PM
i love my apple ipad case..yes it collects dust, but with a simple damp cloth wipe it's clean again..and the sharp edges? if that bothers you then you are a wuss.

I think they made the sharp edges on purpose because it will protect you iPad when it falls to the ground.

SVT Amateur
Aug 28, 2010, 10:56 PM
I just don't like how it screams "I have an iPad inside me." I'm currently rocking a Yoobao case but it will soon be replaced with the Pad & Quill case which will make my iPad even more stealthy.

Since I take my iPad everywhere (and sometimes set it down at work when I need to help a customer) I need a case that looks professional and doesn't let everyone know what is inside it.

SchneiderMan
Aug 28, 2010, 11:36 PM
I also like it but not when it decides to just color my back skin protection blue. It also get dirty without trying.

Built
Aug 29, 2010, 12:00 AM
I also like it but not when it decides to just color my back skin protection blue. It also get dirty without trying.

The Apple Case was my first...it's now sitting in the corner collecting dust. Looks like crap, IMHO.

Darth Maniac
Aug 29, 2010, 01:01 AM
I hate the Apple case - the material is appalling and its not that easy to remove dust from it despite what some people say. And besides - even if it is why should I need to constantly clean my case?

The Chinao is much better but even that uses some sort of dust attracting fabric on the inside. All I want is a pure soft leather version of the apple case and I will be happy. No poxy design "Improvements" or lovely soft (Dust magnet) interiors.

saberahul
Aug 29, 2010, 02:01 AM
I hate the Apple case - the material is appalling and its not that easy to remove dust from it despite what some people say. And besides - even if it is why should I need to constantly clean my case?

The Chinao is much better but even that uses some sort of dust attracting fabric on the inside. All I want is a pure soft leather version of the apple case and I will be happy. No poxy design "Improvements" or lovely soft (Dust magnet) interiors.

I don't need to constantly clean my case. I have had it for 2 months and it looks pretty damn black and new. I must say though that I'm "proper" and do not put my fingers all over it after done eating fish with my fingers.

The case is light, durable (unless you drop from like 20 ft), slim, and offers good typing (although I would personally prefer another half inch rise).

Habakuk
Aug 29, 2010, 03:42 AM
I didn't like the "sharp" edges of the Apple case…

Where do you see "sharp" edges?! They are all rounded and made out of a soft flexible material.

I just don't like how it screams "I have an iPad inside me."

I don't feel that at all. It looks like a stylish black and slim (paper) notebook when it lays on a table. You have to watch carefully for being able to see the iPad buttons through the narrow openings at the sides.

I also like it but not when it decides to just color my back skin protection blue. It also get dirty without trying.

I never used a skin protection since I have an iPhone 3G (now iPhone 4) and never regret that.

Seamaster
Aug 29, 2010, 05:05 AM
Apple's iPad case is the best after all...

Not really. The basic design is fine, but the choice of material is rubbish. I got to the stage where I was frankly embarrassed to use mine as it was permanently grubby.

Yoobao's "Magic" case is the best right now. Clever design, smart choice of materials and good value. Once you've used the multiple viewing/typing angles, you wouldn't go back to the Apple case.

mrgossett
Aug 29, 2010, 08:32 AM
I have both the Apple case and the Yoobao Magic case, plus some others ("case junkie"), and the Magic case is #1 right now for me. It protects the iPad better while still staying slim, looks good, fits perfectly, the screen is totally open, and the multiple viewing angles work great.

sracer
Aug 29, 2010, 08:50 AM
i love my apple ipad case..yes it collects dust, but with a simple damp cloth wipe it's clean again..and the sharp edges? if that bothers you then you are a wuss.
I love how the Apple case nearly completely covers the speaker grill! ;)

Built
Aug 29, 2010, 10:06 AM
I have both the Apple case and the Yoobao Magic case, plus some others ("case junkie"), and the Magic case is #1 right now for me. It protects the iPad better while still staying slim, looks good, fits perfectly, the screen is totally open, and the multiple viewing angles work great.

I agree completely. I, too, have become a "case junkie" in the short month I have had my iPad...the Apple Case, Yoobao Magic, Chinao, and the Cyber Acoustics...

The Yoobao Magic case, for me, wins hands down...for all the reasons you cite.

mosso2000
Aug 29, 2010, 02:12 PM
Apple case is crap. Check this out : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPKu-9ppfBk&sns=em

SchneiderMan
Aug 29, 2010, 03:40 PM
Apple case is crap. Check this out : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPKu-9ppfBk&sns=em

Well that is obvious because the back isn't plastic, just soft material unlike the front flap. It still sucks though. I don't think you can complain since you hit your iPad hard enough to cause that dent.
From common sense you should know that is does not offer any drop or impact protection, at least on the back.

mosso2000
Aug 29, 2010, 03:55 PM
Well that is obvious because the back isn't plastic, just soft material unlike the front flap. It still sucks though. I don't think you can complain since you hit your iPad hard enough to cause that dent.
From common sense you should know that is does not offer any drop or impact protection, at least on the back.

FYI, I didn't hit my iPad. Would be dumb to do so. So the impact is resulting from everyday's use.

SchneiderMan
Aug 29, 2010, 03:59 PM
FYI, I didn't hit my iPad. Would be dumb to do so. So the impact is resulting from everyday's use.

I didn't say you hit it on purpose but knowing that the Apple iPad Case isn't protective on the back, you should have been more careful with it :)

xriderx11
Aug 29, 2010, 04:00 PM
If i were u id get the "Otterbox Defender" case... its drop proof....

miniConvert
Aug 29, 2010, 04:06 PM
Apple's iPad case is awesome. Yes, looks a bit grubby after a while, but it's extremely functional.

Don't think I'd ever take mine out the house if I hadn't have bought it.

Built
Aug 29, 2010, 05:41 PM
One of the best cases EVER (but they don't make one specifically for the iPad) is the Zeroshock from Japan. I have about 6 laptops...2 of which generally travel with me at different times, and I have Zeroshocks on all of the travelling laptops.

It is zippered case that looks alot like many of the neoprene casesa but it is, in fact, more rigid, and lined completely with memory foam. One laptop which has travelled probably around the world at least a dozen times since 2008 (a Toshiba 13.3 inch) has survived impacts, being stuffed and crushed in overhead bins, etc.

As a result, in my laptop messenger bag (since I now carry the iPad instead), I have the Zeroshock (the smallest one I have...the one designed for netbooks) in the laptop pocket. I place the Yoobao Magic cased Ipad inside this Zeroshock sleeve and I can rest easily.

The netbook-size Zeroshock works perfectly for the iPad and it is much more calming knowing that it, too, is protecting my iPad in addition to the internal protection in the laptop bag. I never remove the Zeroshock from the bag, though...I just slip the iPad (with Yoobao Magic Case) in and out as needed.

There is a guy named Yap who lives in Dallas and sells Zeroshock on ebay. He is a highly recommended seller in my book.


Info on Zeroshock...

http://www.netbookchoice.com/2009/08/24/nbc-zeroshock-iii-netbook-case-review/

http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/review/zeroshock-iii-netbook-case/

http://forum.notebookreview.com/accessories/302364-zeroshock-iii-notebook-sleeve-review.html

SchneiderMan
Aug 29, 2010, 05:53 PM
That looks very similar to the Timbuk2 Quickie. It also has memory foam nods inside.

Built
Aug 29, 2010, 06:01 PM
That looks very similar to the Timbuk2 Quickie. It also has memory foam nods inside.

Yes, very similar. Highly recommended for protection.

PS Also found a great seller on ebay who is selling an awesome case that fits the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard like a glove. It adds nothing to the size of the keyboard...fits like a glove...Now, I won't feel so bad about jamming it in my bag.

Habakuk
Aug 30, 2010, 05:37 AM
One of the best cases EVERů

Looked at your first link. Sorry but for me that looks like a cheap plastic washbag or toilet bag. And avoid zips categorical because they can scratch the iPad's body and maybe the glass even when the zips are made of plastic!

Crap. Completely crap.

Built
Aug 30, 2010, 10:10 AM
Looked at your first link. Sorry but for me that looks like a cheap plastic washbag or toilet bag. And avoid zips categorical because they can scratch the iPad's body and maybe the glass even when the zips are made of plastic!

Crap. Completely crap.

Then don't get one, skippy.

Besides you are dead wrong on every point. To be honest, I feel that your last line ("Crap. Completely crap.") applies more aptly to your post than to describe the Zeroshock.

yankintx
Aug 30, 2010, 10:19 AM
I just don't like how it screams "I have an iPad inside me." I'm currently rocking a Yoobao case but it will soon be replaced with the Pad & Quill case which will make my iPad fuffhceven more stealthy.

Since I take my iPad everywhere (and sometimes set it down at work when I need to help a customer) I need a case that looks professional and doesn't let everyone know what is inside it.

Exactly how does it scream " I have an Ipad inside me"?

Are you referring to the very subtle apple logo on the front?

I just love these posts!:D

Built
Aug 30, 2010, 10:23 AM
Exactly how does it scream " I have an Ipad inside me"?

Are you referring to the very subtle apple logo on the front?

I just love these posts!:D

Exactly! I was thinking the aame thing. I guess NOBODY would EVER be able to figure out on their own that you had an iPad (or some valuable electronics) in there WITHOUT that Apple logo...ROFLMAO...You are so right.

entatlrg
Aug 30, 2010, 10:27 AM
i think original Apple's iPad case is the best. I know i can get better one with real leather and stuff but they are all thicker than the original Apple's iPad case. Agree? i don't really like to put it in the case anyway but when i take it outside i have no choice but to put it in the case. so i want compact not really bulky case. What do you guys think?

I think i'm gonna get one...

Thanks

Apple's iPad case is a joke, design only with pure profits in mind. Think about it, that case costs under $1 to make in China, and they sell it for how much?

Sharp edges, collects dirt and dust ... being a """Design Company""" they could of done much much better.

Shinigami301
Aug 30, 2010, 11:06 AM
No, the truth is for 99% of users, Apple's case is better than 99% of the aftermarket cases out there. And that's a big threat to the makers of all those crap cases.

Seamaster
Aug 30, 2010, 01:50 PM
No, the truth is for 99% of users, Apple's case is better than 99% of the aftermarket cases out there.

That ain't "the truth". That's bollocks.

sracer
Aug 30, 2010, 02:29 PM
That ain't "the truth". That's bollocks.
Don't mind Shinigami301... it's the kool-aid talking. ;)

bcaslis
Aug 30, 2010, 04:09 PM
I have a love / hate feeling about the Apple case. Overall I prefer to use the iPad at home without any case but when out of the house I wouldn't feel safe without a case. The Apple one is a good mix of functionality and small issue. I love the grip from the material but hate the material otherwise. Never seen anything that collects dust, fingerprints, etc... like this thing can. It drives me insane in that aspect.

And for those complaining about the "sharp" edges, are you serious? It's a rubber like material, it will bend before it cuts anything. The edges on the iPad itself are sharper than the case.

ElCidRo
Aug 30, 2010, 06:08 PM
its not bollocks - maybe not 99% - but its better than 50% for sure
but then again its also more expensive than 50% of the 3rd party cases

SVT Amateur
Aug 30, 2010, 08:04 PM
Exactly how does it scream " I have an Ipad inside me"?

Are you referring to the very subtle apple logo on the front?

I just love these posts!:D

:) I'm here to bring pleasure.

Honestly, yes, it's the Apple logo. And maybe it isn't screaming but rather talking loudly. In my opinion the logo is a little more than subtle.

The iPad is a hot device - we all know it - and while the Apple case is a nice case I am of the opinion that if someone didn't already know what was inside the case the Apple logo will definitely give them the answer.

Menge
Aug 30, 2010, 08:21 PM
I don't like cases, so I got this Belkin Sleeve: http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=510008

Much better :P simple and effective against bumps and scratches!

Mactagonist
Aug 31, 2010, 02:18 PM
Does the Apple case have any discoloration issues with the Steinheil AG screen cover?

Shinigami301
Aug 31, 2010, 03:10 PM
Don't mind Shinigami301... it's the kool-aid talking. ;)

No, it's 200000+ air miles in 22 countries over 5 months. It's experience talking.

sracer
Aug 31, 2010, 03:28 PM
No, it's 200000+ air miles in 22 countries over 5 months. It's experience talking.
Experience yes... with the Apple kool-aid.

Seriously, the Apple case has a variety of flaws. They may not bother you but they are flaws nonetheless. By no objective measure can the claim be made that it is better than 99% of the cases for 99% of iPad owners. You like it, that's fine... nobody is trying to convince you NOT to like it.

Sleazy E
Aug 31, 2010, 03:30 PM
the apple case is indeed the best case available. if you are looking for protection from drops then you shouldn't own an ipad. would you be looking for laptop cases that protect them from drops? Don't drop your stuff.

sracer
Aug 31, 2010, 03:41 PM
the apple case is indeed the best case available. if you are looking for protection from drops then you shouldn't own an ipad. would you be looking for laptop cases that protect them from drops? Don't drop your stuff.
The Apple case nearly completely obscures the iPad speakers. The seamed edge interferes with operation of the volume rocker. The case material shows the skin oil of fingerprints more than most other cases. The case partially covers the front glass which traps dust and other particles that will actually INCREASE the possibility of scratches and scuffs. There are many cases available that do not suffer from those issues.

Darth Maniac
Aug 31, 2010, 03:45 PM
The Apple case nearly completely obscures the iPad speakers. The seamed edge interferes with operation of the volume rocker. The case material shows the skin oil of fingerprints more than most other cases. The case partially covers the front glass which traps dust and other particles that will actually INCREASE the possibility of scratches and scuffs. There are many cases available that do not suffer from those issues.

Totally agree - I dont see why some people are getting agitated when people criticise the official case. It has some major flaws - its a great design ruined by poor implementation.

SchneiderMan
Aug 31, 2010, 06:36 PM
My god. Everyone has their own opinions and their preference in cases. Apple's iPad case isn't a bad case and they chose to make it from that certain material that gets dirty quick but also can get cleaned easily too, so just don't get it if you don't like it.

As for that sharp edges, they don't bother me at all. Maybe I'm not that sensitive. Most brand name cases out there are made cheaply (in cost) and retail for way more, so why even bother?

Built
Aug 31, 2010, 08:31 PM
My god. Everyone has their own opinions and their preference in cases. Apple's iPad case isn't a bad case and they chose to make it from that certain material that gets dirty quick but also can get cleaned easily too, so just don't get it if you don't like it.



It's actually quite entertaining. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d86/builtfa/popcorn.gif Too bad the thread ceased being a tool for providing real information, however.