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Macdude2010
Feb 21, 2011, 09:29 AM
Hello Everyone,

As everyone gets more and more excited for the iPad 2 announcement drawing nearer there is one question that pops up when you get it.
That question is "What Case?"

What iPad cases do you think will come out at the iPad 2 launch?

(I think that most of the Belkin and Griffin iPad 1 cases will be available for iPad 2 at launch due to the fact that they have all the new iPod cases at the iPod launch)

One more question
Do you think we could use the iPad 1 screen protectors with the iPad 2?



poloponies
Feb 21, 2011, 09:38 AM
One more question
Do you think we could use the iPad 1 screen protectors with the iPad 2?

The one feature almost everyone agrees will be on the next iPad is a FaceTime camera. So unless you're prepared to precisely cut out a hole for a camera it's a safe bet that current-gen screen protectors won't work.

As an aside, neither I nor my wife have ever used a screen protector and we've both had our iPads since launch. If it makes you feel better, buy one, but I don't think it's necessary.

deeddawg
Feb 21, 2011, 09:39 AM
Do you think we could use the iPad 1 screen protectors with the iPad 2?

Can you use one? Probably.

Will it be an exact fit or the best solution? Probably not.

http://www.padgadget.com/2011/02/18/ipad-2-screen-protector-reveals-front-facing-camera-ready-to-video-chat/

For me, this sort of stuff is another reason why I think there's benefit to being patient and letting a new device has some time on market before buying; that allows for accessory makers to catch up, get some price competition going, and allows you to source the items like cases and screen protectors at less than retail cost. Yes, it's only a few bucks, yes it can be difficult to wait if there's a new whiz-bang feature you've been dying to have, but if you're patient and not one who must have the new one right away it's something to consider.

IMHO once you get a couple weeks past launch nobody cares who got theirs the first week. :)

chrishemley823
Feb 21, 2011, 09:46 AM
When they announce it, Apple will post hardware dimensions on its developer page. Case makers will have time to make it before release.

NightStorm
Feb 21, 2011, 12:53 PM
I'm already planning on picking up a Portenzo case as soon as they have an iPad 2 version available.

CuppyCake
Feb 21, 2011, 01:58 PM
What are the best sites for iPad accessories?

tndd
Feb 28, 2011, 10:28 AM
I'm also looking for the most relevant case for an ipad 2. Do you guys have an idea ?

woodekm
Mar 2, 2011, 01:20 PM
Case makers are probably scrambling about now.

I have a Piel Frama case for my iPad 1 and it is SOooo sweet.

Probably why Ill be keeping her for a little longer, or at least untill some nice leather cases come out for the iPad 2. I hated the stock case when i first got my ipad 1 (nothing else was availiable, early) so I HAD to get it for safety (kind of a waste of $30 beacuse I chucked it once others were availiable).

Have a funny feeling theres no way my old case will fit the slimmer iPad 2 so Ill just have to wait. No biggie. I just knew this was going to happen.

LevMac
Mar 3, 2011, 12:15 AM
Hey guys,

Silly question I know, I really don't like the Smart Covers that Apple have made for iPad 2, as much as I hated the original Apple case for iPad 1, at least it still protected everything INCLUDING the aluminium back, where as the new case only protects the front :(

I wonder if the new iPad 2 will fit the old Apple Case, and yes I know the rear camera won't be functional but at the least you could still use the front camera ?

kamalds
Mar 3, 2011, 12:18 AM
What are the best sites for iPad accessories?

I recommend iLounge.com. They have a separate section for iPad accessories.

richardmu
Mar 4, 2011, 07:44 AM
I have has the apple case for my ipad from day 1. I quite like it apart from the rather uncomfortable to hold stickout edges. I has protected it from two drops, is functional and relatively cheap. I like a simple product.

The new apple smart cover looks good but I prefer a similar one-piece complete front and back protector very much like the old case, preferably with smooth edges! Anyone seen anything like this?

nharrisn
Mar 7, 2011, 05:36 PM
The Scosche looks really good...

http://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/product/2118

Higgs1
Mar 7, 2011, 05:45 PM
I'm already planning on picking up a Portenzo case as soon as they have an iPad 2 version available.

i plan on doing this as well but I'm curious as to what they are going to do about the mic at the top (i assume leave a gap in the wood ala the dock port on the bottom) and the camera on the rear.....and the new speaker setup (which will probably work similarly to last model)

so many questions lol and as of now they are only accepting pre orders for late march shipping and none of the exotics / alanos seem to be available :-/

leeschill
Mar 7, 2011, 07:08 PM
Im just hoping stock is quicker than the original cases that manufacturers came out with . I'm hearing 1-3 weeks from most. Looking forward to SGP, Griffin, and Marware the most.

tek210
Mar 7, 2011, 07:10 PM
For me the iChair is in the lead at this point. Covers many needs and looks good doing it.

I have asked them to let me know when they have the 2 version available.

www.goichair.com

kfscoll
Mar 7, 2011, 08:10 PM
I love my Incase Convertible Book Jacket for my iPad 1...so much so that I plan to wait to get an iPad 2 until the updated Incase Book Jacket is available. Having said that, I'm surprised Incase hasn't said anything about what they're planning for the iPad 2.

tek210
Mar 7, 2011, 09:04 PM
I love my Incase Convertible Book Jacket for my iPad 1...so much so that I plan to wait to get an iPad 2 until the updated Incase Book Jacket is available. Having said that, I'm surprised Incase hasn't said anything about what they're planning for the iPad 2.

I like this one too. I figure there is a decent chance this might be available launch day. If so I am getting this. This with the ichair will cover most scenarios I can think of at this point.

joltaxt
Mar 7, 2011, 09:29 PM
Incase is pretty much top of the line when it comes to quality Apple accessories. I'm sure they are going to wait to model with the ACTUAL iPad 2 before they release anything. Imo it says a lot about the company that they hold their standards to such high regard despite other companies already releasing "blind" designs.

vincenz
Mar 7, 2011, 09:34 PM
I doubt they'll be any good ones out the first couple months after release. If the iPhone 4 was any indication...

Jeeves441
Apr 25, 2011, 09:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFiNxdVW8FI
:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
the toblino 2 napa leather ipad 2 case is a great case, heres a review of it

tianshanxuelian
Apr 26, 2011, 02:40 AM
I still recommend mine:
Ion factory carbon case:
here (http://www.pocomaru.com/products/30-carboncover.aspx)
http://www.pocomaru.com/images/thumbs/0000575.jpg

TheUndertow
Apr 26, 2011, 08:33 AM
So many awesome choices.

I should have my DODO Limited Edition soon for review.

Less than a week (3 Business Days) turnaround from order to shipping notice.

Peace of mind not waiting for a Portenzo...priceless.

sandman512
Apr 26, 2011, 02:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFiNxdVW8FI
:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
the toblino 2 napa leather ipad 2 case is a great case, heres a review of it

Jeeves,

I'm narrowing my search for cases down between the switcheasy and the Toblino. Does the Toblino case cover fold nicely so I can use the Ipad for reading my magazines? Wold you happen to have a picture? THANKS!

C0bra K0mmander
Apr 28, 2011, 06:56 AM
I still recommend mine:
Ion factory carbon case:
here (http://www.pocomaru.com/products/30-carboncover.aspx)
Image (http://www.pocomaru.com/images/thumbs/0000575.jpg)

Can you supply us with pics of ur ipad in that case?

steve31
Apr 28, 2011, 03:21 PM
I just got a Peil Frama case for iPad 2. It's costly but nice. Even supports the auto on iPad function.http://www.cases.com/pf531.htm

clyde2801
Apr 28, 2011, 04:36 PM
Belkin snap shield clear hard case at best buy, $39.99, call with SKU number 2538172 and see if they'll look it up and find it.

kfscoll
Apr 28, 2011, 06:13 PM
I just got a Peil Frama case for iPad 2. It's costly but nice. Even supports the auto on iPad function.http://www.cases.com/pf531.htm

That's a nice-a$$ case. I like the cinema version, especially since the leather actually covers the corners of the iPad (unlike the Incase Book Jacket). I just wonder whether it'll stay propped upright since there aren't any grooves in it.

steve31
Apr 28, 2011, 10:58 PM
This is also a VERY nice case!!!http://www.beyzacases.com/pd-ipad-2-executive-ii-case.cfm

fricfrac
Apr 30, 2011, 09:48 PM
I just got a Peil Frama case for iPad 2. It's costly but nice. Even supports the auto on iPad function.http://www.cases.com/pf531.htm

If you don't mind me asking, did you order it from cases.com or Piel Frama direct? and were you hit with brokerage charges from the shipper and/or Canadian duty fees?

My iPad2 arrives Monday morning and I'm looking for a nice high end leather case for it.

steve31
May 1, 2011, 07:49 PM
If you don't mind me asking, did you order it from cases.com or Piel Frama direct? and were you hit with brokerage charges from the shipper and/or Canadian duty fees?

My iPad2 arrives Monday morning and I'm looking for a nice high end leather case for it.I did get it from cases.com. No extra duty or brokerage charges. The value was 12.50 on the package. But it did cost me 30.00 in shipping.

ryan810cows
May 5, 2011, 02:34 PM
I still recommend mine:
Ion factory carbon case:
here (http://www.pocomaru.com/products/30-carboncover.aspx)
Image (http://www.pocomaru.com/images/thumbs/0000575.jpg)

I have looked all over for a good review on this case. The only one I saw said that the Magnet activates the sleep/wake function when the cover is place on the back of the iPad 2 and that the stand does not do a good job holding up the ipad 2/it comes un-rolled. What are your Complete thoughts about this case (Pros/Cons)?

Thanks!

hsl
May 5, 2011, 03:22 PM
I love my joli originals (http://jolioriginals.com) :)

http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_570xN.239387086.jpg

onep
May 5, 2011, 08:22 PM
Lots of interesting and suggestions. All look nice, I decided to go with this one in particular, it includes a smart cover feature and a cover both in one and it looks nice too lol.

http://www.amazon.com/Super-Slim-Elegant-Case-iPad/dp/B004Z3CDAS

I have been buying these guys screen protector since iPad came out and its been cheap and useful. So I am going to give their cover and cases a try as well. Seems fairly low priced for a carbon fiber looking case. Mine should arrive soon.