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SimonBS
Dec 28, 2010, 12:49 PM
Hi,

I have been searching a lot on the internet for the past days looking for the perfect case for my iPad.

I have long been using then Apple iPad Case but I'm getting annoyed that it collects dirt both on the case and especially under it. I am also annoyed that it is not easy to take out the iPad (and especially after getting an iPad dock for Christmas this has become an annoyance)

Therefore I am looking for a new iPad case and I just can't seem to find the perfect one and therefore I would like to ask if you have any suggestions.

My primarily needs are:
Easy to take the iPad out
Does not add much thickness (and weight) to the iPad
Does not collect dirt as much as the original Apple iPad Case

I would like that the case is not expensive, but since most of the great cases are located in the US, I need to be prepared to spend a lot on a case because I live in Denmark.

I have been looking on Portenzo and DODOcase but the seem to add much thickness (though I cannot really find any numbers on this) The Yoobao case and the Macally BookStand are both very tempting and if you have any experience with these I would very much like to hear from you.
If you have any other advice I would also like to hear those. I am open to all advice.

I hope you can help me out :)



wwchris
Dec 28, 2010, 01:47 PM
http://www.xgearlive.com/products/apple-ipad-3g/folio/folio-black-leather-case-for-apple-ipad-3g

Got this case for my wife for Christmas but she opted to keep a different one I had gotten her with a bluetooth keyboard. So, I gave it a try before I was gonna return it and immediately fell in love. It is a lot like the Apple case in design, but it is "leather" instead of that rubbery material. It fits and feels tighter, it snaps into place with plastic clips around the outside and the iPad can just be snapped back out. Because of a wider base, it stands more securely without tipping over when stood up in viewing mode and the angle is a little higher in typing mode (both of which I prefer quite a bit). The leather is softer and feels nicer and because there are no seems on the side it is the same size as the iPad with no extra bulk. Overall, much nicer case than Apple's.

SimonBS
Dec 28, 2010, 02:47 PM
http://www.xgearlive.com/products/apple-ipad-3g/folio/folio-black-leather-case-for-apple-ipad-3g

Got this case for my wife for Christmas but she opted to keep a different one I had gotten her with a bluetooth keyboard. So, I gave it a try before I was gonna return it and immediately fell in love. It is a lot like the Apple case in design, but it is "leather" instead of that rubbery material. It fits and feels tighter, it snaps into place with plastic clips around the outside and the iPad can just be snapped back out. Because of a wider base, it stands more securely without tipping over when stood up in viewing mode and the angle is a little higher in typing mode (both of which I prefer quite a bit). The leather is softer and feels nicer and because there are no seems on the side it is the same size as the iPad with no extra bulk. Overall, much nicer case than Apple's.

Wow, it actually looks like a great case. I had not come actoss that one. It's simple and elegant.
In the beginnng I did not like the clips in the corners but I have started to like them because it "shows the iPad" which is something that the Apple case does not. I like that the bezel is shown. I must admit that I am a bit afraid if plastic corners might scratch the iPads aluminium back (I had this problem with my old iPhone. Those plastic backcovers could scratch the plastic on the back of the iPhone 3GS when the cover was put on or off)
Itís a bit pricey though (yet, I am somehow prepared to pay that much but compared to the Yoobao Magic V4 it seems pricey)
I kinda look the simplicit though. It is definately a good option.

I would like to hear if any have more advice before I make up my mnd :)

deaddog
Dec 28, 2010, 03:19 PM
I have been looking for the same thing pretty much. I want a thin case that will stand for typing and movie watching but doesn't cover the front bezel of the iPad.

Have you looked at the new incase magazine convertible jacket? It's only available at the apple store and directly through incase right now but it has gotten really favorable reviews. Another option if you like the apple case design is the chinao iPad case sold on eBay. There's a thread here on them and most like it as the design is the same but it's made out of PU leather so it stays much cleaner. It does however cover the bezel like the apple brand case does.

I went with the macally bookstand case even though I read about the durability issues. I figured for the $20 it goes for now even if it only lasts a few months I would be able to pick up one of the other options for cheaper at that point and still pay the same price. Although that may not be an option for you since you're in Denmark. I haven't got it yet but I liked the design and that it "locked" in the stand positions whereas the incase one doesn't.

joec1101
Dec 28, 2010, 11:45 PM
I'm really liking the Incase Convertible Magazine Jacket.

pasipple
Dec 28, 2010, 11:57 PM
The quality of these cases can't be beat...

http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/ipad-cases.php

SimonBS
Dec 29, 2010, 04:42 AM
I'm really liking the Incase Convertible Magazine Jacket.

It has a great design, but I really dislike the holding mechanism on the back.

The quality of these cases can't be beat...

http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/ipad-cases.php

These are too sleeve-ish for me. I am looking for something that I can have my iPad in at all times (means using it in without any problems) but I also want it to be easy to take out the iPad because sits in my iPad dock.

Seamaster
Dec 29, 2010, 10:51 AM
http://www.senacases.com/apple/apple-ipad-cases/ultraslim-cases/

Apple all life
Dec 29, 2010, 11:44 AM
https://www.goincase.com/products/detail/CL57779

SimonBS
Dec 29, 2010, 12:07 PM
I have been looking for the same thing pretty much. I want a thin case that will stand for typing and movie watching but doesn't cover the front bezel of the iPad.

Have you looked at the new incase magazine convertible jacket? It's only available at the apple store and directly through incase right now but it has gotten really favorable reviews. Another option if you like the apple case design is the chinao iPad case sold on eBay. There's a thread here on them and most like it as the design is the same but it's made out of PU leather so it stays much cleaner. It does however cover the bezel like the apple brand case does.

I went with the macally bookstand case even though I read about the durability issues. I figured for the $20 it goes for now even if it only lasts a few months I would be able to pick up one of the other options for cheaper at that point and still pay the same price. Although that may not be an option for you since you're in Denmark. I haven't got it yet but I liked the design and that it "locked" in the stand positions whereas the incase one doesn't.

The Incase Magazine Convertible Jacket is very tempting but I don't like the grib on the back. But it is really a nice case. It's a bit like the Yoobao Magic v4.
I thought I liked the Apple Case (the type, not the material!) until I saw the cases where the bezel was visible. They are much prettier and makes the iPad even prettier. Also, they seem to be better to use when you don't have an edge right next to the screen.
I have been looking a lot on the Macally BookStand but as you say yourself, it gets a lot of bad reviews due to the durability. Also it is af the main feature on the case is the stabilized "movie angle" which I do not really use that often. Yet, the material and general look is very tempting.
Though the cheapist I can get is about $40 (with shipping) from a seller in Hong Kong on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Macally-BookStand-Fold-Stand-Slim-Case-Black-iPad-/180586679209?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2a0bce0ba9#ht_3426wt_1142) and I'm not even sure if it's an original.

my ipad sleeve http://www.zsxiaozhi.com/assets/images/il_570xN187006638.jpg
i leally like it
ipad leather case (http://www.zsxiaozhi.com/)

They have a lot of beautiful iPad case - really beautiful! I just think that they are too business to me. I don't really need to have papers, pencils and what so ever on the inside of the case.

http://www.senacases.com/apple/apple-ipad-cases/ultraslim-cases/

That is too sleeveish, but thanks. I am actually considering buying both a case and a sleeve and if I do, this one is certainly a great option.

https://www.goincase.com/products/detail/CL57779

Yes, that one is very tempting but as mentioned earlier in the thread, I am not a fan of the grib on the back.

sracer
Dec 29, 2010, 07:23 PM
http://www.xgearlive.com/products/apple-ipad-3g/folio/folio-black-leather-case-for-apple-ipad-3g

Got this case for my wife for Christmas but she opted to keep a different one I had gotten her with a bluetooth keyboard. So, I gave it a try before I was gonna return it and immediately fell in love. It is a lot like the Apple case in design, but it is "leather" instead of that rubbery material. It fits and feels tighter, it snaps into place with plastic clips around the outside and the iPad can just be snapped back out. Because of a wider base, it stands more securely without tipping over when stood up in viewing mode and the angle is a little higher in typing mode (both of which I prefer quite a bit). The leather is softer and feels nicer and because there are no seems on the side it is the same size as the iPad with no extra bulk. Overall, much nicer case than Apple's.
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4118/thumbts1.gif

Looks like a leather version of the Macally Bookstand. I've had my Bookstand for 6 months or so and it is still doing great. I suspect that this case would hold up even better.

SimonBS
Dec 30, 2010, 03:54 PM
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4118/thumbts1.gif

Looks like a leather version of the Macally Bookstand. I've had my Bookstand for 6 months or so and it is still doing great. I suspect that this case would hold up even better.

Macally is very tempting. Thought I am tempted by the many landscape modes that Yoobao have :-)

I'm just in a doubt if the Yoobao Slim Magic or Luxury Convertible Carbon Flip Case (the one that there's a link to) is the best.

I am wondering if the Luxury one weights less and the front cover is closer to the back (when opened) than the Yoobao.

Also how is the carbon material compared to the leather on the Yoobao?

SimonBS
Dec 30, 2010, 05:25 PM
Wow! I just found Scosche foldIO with carbon fibre texture and it looks amazing. I'm probably going to buy that if just I can get two questions answered:

These type of cases where the iPad is held by corner clips in plastic, are they likely to scratch the iPad? And how easy are they to take the iPad out of? I'm going to do that a lot since I'm using the iPad dock and a TwelveSouth Compass stand. The case is mainly for travel purposes.