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vvebster
Feb 12, 2011, 01:11 AM
I having trouble deciding which iPad case to buy, I'm stuck between the Incase Convertible Book Jacket or the Macally BookStand.

Incase Convertible Book Jacket (59.95$):

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57512R/detail/black1.jpg

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57512R/detail/Black03_a.jpg

Macally BookStand (29.99$):

http://www.tabletstandsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Macally-BOOKSTAND-Protective-Case.jpg

http://www.tabletstandsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Macally-BOOKSTAND.jpg




Let me know what you guys think, if you have one of these cases let me know how it is. Do you recommend it?



navymannings
Feb 12, 2011, 05:00 AM
While some don't like the "rugged" look of it, I travel a LOT (currently in Iraq now) and the otterbox defender series is the way to go. Usable, built-in stand actually works (only in landscape though). On their site they are $90 but I picked one up on amazon NIB for $48.99.

Just my .02

Chris

jouh
Feb 12, 2011, 10:29 AM
I have been using the Macally Bookstand for three weeks now and I just love it. No interference when using the ipad and so slim when folded around the ipad. The two positions when used as a stand is perfect and it stands firm when I use the ipad to watch a movie in the train (I travel 3-4 hours every day). So you cant go wrong with the Macally and I cant say anything about the Incipio since I have not tested it.

jedolley
Feb 12, 2011, 11:40 AM
I did not like the Macally Bookstand, I thought it was way too flimsy. However, if you are still interested in it, I noticed Amazon has both the regular and the black for $18.xx.

http://www.amazon.com/Macally-BOOKSTAND-Protective-Case-Stand/dp/B003DRCVUE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297532189&sr=8-1

Personally, I'm either considering the new Yobaoo case that's the PU Leather equivalent of the Apple Case, or the Incase Convertible Magazie Jacket. It slim profile like the Macally, but from reviews appears to be much sturdier.

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

vvebster
Feb 12, 2011, 12:18 PM
or the Incase Convertible Magazie Jacket. It slim profile like the Macally, but from reviews appears to be much sturdier.

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

the thing I like about the Convertible Magazine Jacket is the 4 corner that holds the ipad, it is flush with the screen. I was looking for something like that and the bulkiness and nice leather finish of the Convertible Book Jacket.

deeddawg
Feb 12, 2011, 02:41 PM
the thing I like about the Convertible Magazine Jacket is the 4 corner that holds the ipad, it is flush with the screen. I was looking for something like that and the bulkiness and nice leather finish of the Convertible Book Jacket.

Now to start with I've not seen the Convertible Magazine Jacket in person.

But the pictures on the web of the two doohickies on the back of the case put me off. What are those things, why are they there, and can they be removed? The case looks perfect but for those things.

McGiord
Feb 12, 2011, 02:41 PM
buy none...go naked

Tobster3
Feb 12, 2011, 06:14 PM
Have you had a look at the Yoobao Magic or Yoobao Slim Cases? Highly recommended.

vvebster
Feb 13, 2011, 10:15 PM
Have you had a look at the Yoobao Magic or Yoobao Slim Cases? Highly recommended.

Wow, saw a review on the slim on youtube and it looks decent. Do you have it? If so how is it?

thanks for suggestion it, now you made my decision harder. It's 3 instead of 2 :p

EazyWeazy3
Feb 13, 2011, 11:30 PM
Buying a case is difficult. A lot of trial and error for me.

fairoasis
Feb 13, 2011, 11:36 PM
Buying a case is difficult. A lot of trial and error for me.

Same here. I've got 6 different cases thinking the next one would be the best. I use the ZooGue. My favorite of the lot.

vvebster
Feb 13, 2011, 11:55 PM
Buying a case is difficult. A lot of trial and error for me.

Tell me about it, I did the same with my itouch. I bought 2 different 40$+ Incase, a 5$ case from China town NYC :D and finally settled with the Speck Candyshell.

ZipZap
Feb 14, 2011, 09:32 AM
As silly as this may seem the Brookstone leather case (not the zipper one) is pretty good. I've had many others but like the feel of this one.

pvmacguy
Feb 14, 2011, 10:17 AM
I have the macally bookstand right now and like it a lot. But, sometimes the cover feels flimsy to me. If you want a similarly designed case go with the yoobao slim, it is designed similarly to the macally but better quality.

Also, that magazine jacket thing is a turd it feel like it would break or rip apart in 2 seconds. IMO.

Benjamins
Feb 14, 2011, 01:21 PM
personally, I go with Apple's case.

The only other case I tried was the incase magazine jacket, and I didn't like it.

flatline82
Feb 14, 2011, 05:27 PM
I've reviewed so many dang cases and I always go back to the Apple Case...and swap between the Yoobao Magic/Yoobao Slim, when I wanna spice it up once in awhile..lol :cool:

vvebster
Feb 14, 2011, 06:35 PM
I've reviewed so many dang cases and I always go back to the Apple Case...and swap between the Yoobao Magic/Yoobao Slim, when I wanna spice it up once in awhile..lol :cool:

Nice videos! I subscribed :)

Tobster3
Feb 15, 2011, 01:56 AM
Wow, saw a review on the slim on youtube and it looks decent. Do you have it? If so how is it?

thanks for suggestion it, now you made my decision harder. It's 3 instead of 2 :p

I have the Yoobao Magic case and love it, particularly the flexibility of the various angles.

deeddawg
Feb 15, 2011, 07:20 AM
I've reviewed so many dang cases and I always go back to the Apple Case...and swap between the Yoobao Magic/Yoobao Slim, when I wanna spice it up once in awhile..lol :cool:

Nice videos, thanks. Both the Magic and Slim look good.

My question: Which case does a good job of folding the cover all the way back like the Apple case?

I have the Apple one and I like its slimness and I often use it with the cover folded all the way back. I don't like the edge seams and how they make it a little difficult to access the volume controls and would like something with corner clips and nothing covering the bezel.

Also, any estimates as to how much thickness either of these add as compared to the Apple case?

Luke Bizzy
Feb 15, 2011, 08:52 AM
I have this Marware model. Other than a lack of a pen/stylus holder, I like it. The elastic strap on the inside allows me hold to it vertically. Will be looking real hard at the ClamCase soon.http://www.marware.com/core/media/media.nl?id=37390&c=631249&h=959836ca24e94941f3dd&resizeid=-2&resizeh=350&resizew=350
http://www.marware.com/products/iPad/C-E-O-Hybrid-for-iPad

flatline82
Feb 15, 2011, 03:08 PM
Thx for the comments =)

Cover folded all the way back? Best is the Apple case....next two I would recommend would be the Incase Magazine Jacket (Goto there site...), it folds around the back nicely...and the Bookstand by Macally. Unless you dont mind the bulkier fold around like the Yoobao Slim.

Thedeathbear
Feb 15, 2011, 09:14 PM
I used the Apple case and was severly disappointed. I got theTargus one and I'm impressed. I could use it without a screen protector and not worry. The only problem is that it makes it a bit bulky, but that isn't much of a problem.

http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=THZ022US&PageName=Targus%20for%20Mac&productCategoryId=-1&bucketTypeId=194&searchedTerms=&navlevel1=products

deadstockmarket
Feb 16, 2011, 12:10 AM
My brother has the Incase convertible case and loves it. It's actually a great case. One thing to mention though is that it does add a bit of bulk to it so be prepared if that's the route you choose to go.

deeddawg
Feb 16, 2011, 07:12 AM
Cover folded all the way back? Best is the Apple case....next two I would recommend would be the Incase Magazine Jacket (Goto there site...), it folds around the back nicely...and the Bookstand by Macally. Unless you dont mind the bulkier fold around like the Yoobao Slim.

Thanks. Not sure I like the nubs on the back of the Incase one, will need to see it in person next time I get a chance to visit BestBuy. Same for the Macally, though the user reviews on Amazon call into question its build quality. I'm trying to avoid bulk / thickness and it seems the Apple case I already have is the winner in that area despite its other drawbacks.

tavisdocker
Feb 16, 2011, 09:56 AM
i would get the ones that has stand up capability since i do use it for watching videos most of the time.

EazyWeazy3
Feb 16, 2011, 05:15 PM
My brother has the Incase convertible case and loves it. It's actually a great case. One thing to mention though is that it does add a bit of bulk to it so be prepared if that's the route you choose to go.

I too have it and it does indeed add a bit of bulk.

Very nice case.

vvebster
Feb 17, 2011, 10:22 PM
I finally decided and I bought the Macally Bookstand Grey, I tried my friends Convertible Book Jacket and it was too bulky for my taste. :)

jouh
Feb 18, 2011, 01:09 AM
I finally decided and I bought the Macally Bookstand Grey, I tried my friends Convertible Book Jacket and it was too bulky for my taste. :)

You will be pleased! As the Slyph said. :D
I am, and I cannot understand how I used my ipad before....

mcmacintyre
Feb 19, 2011, 09:21 PM
I'm happy with the first one.

Don't forget to add a skin!
:)

vvebster
Feb 20, 2011, 02:11 PM
Don't forget to add a skin!
:)

What do you mean by skin? Decal or screen protector :)

SFStateStudent
Feb 20, 2011, 06:51 PM
If you're anything like myself, then you'll buy about (4) cases and still not be satisfied. I took my iPad to the Apple Store to decide if I wanted to use my AV cables or my VGA connector for Xfinity (Comcast Cable TV); anyway, everyone was clamoring around my zaggmate keyboard and case, and were asking where it was in the Apple Store...:D

aaps59
Feb 20, 2011, 06:53 PM
Just buy a cheap one with a overhang.

zonta
Feb 22, 2011, 07:06 PM
Found a really nice case

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/627852536/denim-case-for-ipad?ref=live

Cheers!

deweyjohnson
Feb 26, 2011, 07:32 AM
i would get the ones that has stand up capability since i do use it for watching videos most of the time.
me too. i like the way it is designed, can be used as a case as well as a stand.:D

Evancx3
Feb 27, 2011, 06:41 PM
I having trouble deciding which iPad case to buy, I'm stuck between the Incase Convertible Book Jacket or the Macally BookStand.

Incase Convertible Book Jacket (59.95$):

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57512R/detail/black1.jpg

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57512R/detail/Black03_a.jpg

Macally BookStand (29.99$):

http://www.tabletstandsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Macally-BOOKSTAND-Protective-Case.jpg

http://www.tabletstandsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Macally-BOOKSTAND.jpg




Let me know what you guys think, if you have one of these cases let me know how it is. Do you recommend it?

I have used the macally for a while and thought the texture is a bit cheap, so i went to get Panoply series genuine leather form-fitting cases from www.wekreat.com for my wife and I. I chose Croc in black for me, and pink for my wife. High quality hand- crafted products, highly recommended! And reasonable priced. :D