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Justin Luck
Mar 9, 2011, 02:38 AM
I chose the $40 version. The $60 case with the 360 swivel looks nice, but a bit too bulky for my taste with the break in the middle. I'll see how the $40 one is. Hopefully the iPad will feel secure in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd1agNRzkKE



Liberal
Mar 9, 2011, 12:46 PM
I chose the $40 version. The $60 case with the 360 swivel looks nice, but a bit too bulky for my taste with the break in the middle. I'll see how the $40 one is. Hopefully the iPad will feel secure in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd1agNRzkKE

I ordered the Targus 360 Swivel Stand/Case and got it Monday. It really is nice and it doesn't seem too bulky. The part that covers the screen when it's closed is soft and thicker for added protection. I think it will be a great case.

geko29
Mar 9, 2011, 12:48 PM
I ordered the Targus 360 Swivel Stand/Case and got it Monday. It really is nice, it doesn't seem very bulky at all. The part that covers the screen when it's closed is soft and thicker for added protection. I think it will be a great case.

Does the case fold flat for handheld use? I haven't been able to find any pictures of it online in such a position, and that's the one major misgiving I have about ordering it.

Liberal
Mar 9, 2011, 01:02 PM
Does the case fold flat for handheld use? I haven't been able to find any pictures of it online in such a position, and that's the one major misgiving I have about ordering it.

I wondered that too, but I took the chance and if it didn't I'd just return it. But it does! I've attached pictures.

Top view:
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/1753/ipadcase1.jpg


Level view:
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5363/ipadcase2.jpg

geko29
Mar 9, 2011, 01:19 PM
awesome man, thanks!

Liberal
Mar 9, 2011, 01:22 PM
awesome man, thanks!

No problem, glad to help!

tek210
Mar 9, 2011, 01:31 PM
I ordered the 360 unit, should be in tomorrow. I think it will fit the bill for what I need. At least I don't have to leave it naked on day 1 and be paranoid all the time.

jedolley
Mar 9, 2011, 02:05 PM
I may order the cheaper one so that I know for sure I have a case for it on Friday, but more than likely it would be going back to Amazon before the 30 days is up.

Justin Luck
Mar 9, 2011, 02:21 PM
I may order the cheaper one so that I know for sure I have a case for it on Friday, but more than likely it would be going back to Amazon before the 30 days is up.

Which ideal case do you have your eye on at the moment?

jedolley
Mar 9, 2011, 03:08 PM
Which ideal case do you have your eye on at the moment?

I'm not really a folio case kind of guy. I am actually hoping a TPU case is available at launch. Targus has one, but it's not currently available at Amazon and I don't know if it will be in stores at launch.

Justin Luck
Mar 9, 2011, 03:59 PM
I ordered a clear TPU case from the handhelditems.com link given in the iPad 2 case thread futher down the page. Came out to just under $12 after tax.

jedolley
Mar 9, 2011, 04:21 PM
I ordered a clear TPU case from the handhelditems.com link given in the iPad 2 case thread futher down the page. Came out to just under $12 after tax.

Yeah, it may have been the link I shared. I didn't order from there mainly because I knew it wouldn't be here Friday. If nothing is available in store Friday then I might order from HHI.

joltaxt
Mar 9, 2011, 05:15 PM
I'm sorry but that case looks hideous. Looks way too bulky, and the white stitching showing with the black looks awfully tacky. These cases are the reason Apple went with the smart cover to not compromise the beautiful design of the iPad, but to each his own.

Liberal
Mar 9, 2011, 09:36 PM
I'm sorry but that case looks hideous. Looks way too bulky, and the white stitching showing with the black looks awfully tacky. These cases are the reason Apple went with the smart cover to not compromise the beautiful design of the iPad, but to each his own.

Yeah I'm not a big fan of the white-on-black stitching of the case featured in the video, but the 360 Swivel stand/case from Targus has stitching that matches the color of the material on the inside of the case which makes it look nicer, in my opinion.

Justin Luck
Mar 10, 2011, 12:28 AM
Yeah I'm not a big fan of the white-on-black stitching of the case featured in the video, but the 360 Swivel stand/case from Targus has stitching that matches the color of the material on the inside of the case which makes it look nicer, in my opinion.

AFAIK, both Targus cases have the exact same colors for their interiors and stitching. I'll post photos of mine when it arrives.

Take a look at them here:

http://www.targus.com/us/section.aspx?buckettypeID=194&dBucketId=2978&navlevel1=products#dGFiPSZkbGVuZ3RoPTAmZHdpZHRoPTAmZGhlaWdodD0wJmxhc3RpdGVtPVRIWjA0NlVTJnNvcnRieT18

Justin Luck
Mar 10, 2011, 02:14 PM
My Targus case arrived today. Overall, good impression. Very slim profile and the front cover easily bends around to be flush with the back. Color of the stitching matches the interior. I like how the entire iPad is surrounded with a soft inner lining. Another plus, there is no strap, but rather the front cover hooks around the iPad to keep it closed. Here are some quick pics:

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2203/targuscase.jpg (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/targuscase.jpg/)
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/9586/targuscase2.jpg (http://img843.imageshack.us/i/targuscase2.jpg/)
http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/9904/targuscase3.jpg (http://img576.imageshack.us/i/targuscase3.jpg/)
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9941/targuscase4.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/targuscase4.jpg/)

jedolley
Mar 10, 2011, 02:52 PM
looks nice. I ordered the TPU case earlier. It was in stock on Amazon earlier, but now showing that it will be in stock and shipping on the 12th.

3goldens
Mar 10, 2011, 05:01 PM
I would wait for the Mophie case myself!

Justin Luck
Mar 10, 2011, 05:44 PM
I would wait for the Mophie case myself!

I need to start writing more reviews for Amazon. lol I see a lot of people got the Mophie case for free as part of the Amazon Vine program.

Tobster3
Mar 11, 2011, 05:26 AM
Justin Luck. Thanks for the Photos.

Can you tell me what the weight of the case is?

Liberal
Mar 11, 2011, 07:27 AM
Justin Luck. Thanks for the Photos.

Can you tell me what the weight of the case is?

According to Amazon, the Targus VuScape, pictured above by Justin Luck, weighs 6.4 ounces.

dgravo
Mar 11, 2011, 10:57 AM
Does it fold flat on the back? I had a case like this that wouldn't. Thanks.

Justin Luck
Mar 11, 2011, 11:05 AM
My postal scale says it weighs 9.4 oz. Feels very light in hand--without an iPad of course. ;)

And yes, the front cover easily folds flat to the back.

3goldens
Mar 11, 2011, 01:15 PM
I ordered a clear TPU case from the handhelditems.com link given in the iPad 2 case thread futher down the page. Came out to just under $12 after tax.

Yea I did too, got it today what a piece of crap!

I'll bet right now this rush job is not going to fit at all, and the camera will be obstructed.

A total waste of money!

3goldens
Mar 11, 2011, 01:16 PM
I need to start writing more reviews for Amazon. lol I see a lot of people got the Mophie case for free as part of the Amazon Vine program.

what is amazon vine program?

Justin Luck
Mar 11, 2011, 01:50 PM
Yea I did too, got it today what a piece of crap!

I'll bet right now this rush job is not going to fit at all, and the camera will be obstructed.

A total waste of money!

If this is true, I hope they are good with returns.

what is amazon vine program?

Some reviewers of Amazon products are selected to be part of their Vine program where Amazon sends them free stuff to review. I have often seen reviewers get free high priced items like 2 TB hard drives and digital cameras. Yes, I am envious. LOL

jedolley
Mar 11, 2011, 02:07 PM
Yea I did too, got it today what a piece of crap!

I'll bet right now this rush job is not going to fit at all, and the camera will be obstructed.

A total waste of money!

That sucks. I've returned things to HHI before, you just have to pay return shipping.

I ordered the Targus TPU, and it's showing shipping soon. With one-day delivery if shipped tonight I should get it either tomorrow or Monday. I'll take some pics and hopefully I'll have an iPad to put in it. :D

3goldens
Mar 11, 2011, 02:56 PM
That sucks. I've returned things to HHI before, you just have to pay return shipping.

I ordered the Targus TPU, and it's showing shipping soon. With one-day delivery if shipped tonight I should get it either tomorrow or Monday. I'll take some pics and hopefully I'll have an iPad to put in it. :D

probably not worth returning, but where did you order the targus tpu, I cant find it anywhere live for sale, please post. link that looks like it will do the job....

Amazon states the Targus TPU: Usually ships in 2 to 5 weeks

3goldens
Mar 11, 2011, 07:26 PM
repeat post
sorry

3goldens
Mar 11, 2011, 07:27 PM
It fits but its very loose, slips right off with out any effort!
I guess its a good short term solution, as it allows one to use many of the original cases until third party manufacturers get caught up and release new cases!

Worth the 12 bucks after all.

I do not see that Targus shipping anywhere anytime so so I don't know where this other poster got this info but it can not be right as Targus isnt even selling them!

Justin Luck
Mar 11, 2011, 08:27 PM
And is there really no hole for the camera?

jedolley
Mar 11, 2011, 10:07 PM
probably not worth returning, but where did you order the targus tpu, I cant find it anywhere live for sale, please post. link that looks like it will do the job....

Amazon states the Targus TPU: Usually ships in 2 to 5 weeks

When I ordered it from Amazon yesterday it was in stock, but only for a short time before the status changed. It shipped today with an estimated delivery of Monday. Unfortunately, I did not get an iPad today and not sure if there will be any available this weekend. Regardless, I'll post pics of it, iPad or not.

Justin Luck
Mar 11, 2011, 11:41 PM
You wouldn't believe it. I had also ordered the Targus 360 case to decide which one I like better. The package arrived today and Amazon sent me woman's running shoes. :confused:

jedolley
Mar 11, 2011, 11:57 PM
You wouldn't believe it. I had also ordered the Targus 360 case to decide which one I like better. The package arrived today and Amazon sent me woman's running shoes. :confused:

That's a little funny, but sucks at the same time. What's worse is that both Targus cases are now delayed by 5-6 days. :(

3goldens
Mar 12, 2011, 12:24 AM
When I ordered it from Amazon yesterday it was in stock, but only for a short time before the status changed. It shipped today with an estimated delivery of Monday. Unfortunately, I did not get an iPad today and not sure if there will be any available this weekend. Regardless, I'll post pics of it, iPad or not.

want to sell it?
:)

dr.devious
Mar 12, 2011, 03:48 PM
My Targus case arrived today. Overall, good impression. Very slim profile and the front cover easily bends around to be flush with the back. Color of the stitching matches the interior. I like how the entire iPad is surrounded with a soft inner lining. Another plus, there is no strap, but rather the front cover hooks around the iPad to keep it closed. Here are some quick pics:

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2203/targuscase.jpg (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/targuscase.jpg/)
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/9586/targuscase2.jpg (http://img843.imageshack.us/i/targuscase2.jpg/)
http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/9904/targuscase3.jpg (http://img576.imageshack.us/i/targuscase3.jpg/)
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9941/targuscase4.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/targuscase4.jpg/)



I got the same case and like it but the top won't snap on the side if the left corners are snapped around the iPad... How is yours?

Justin Luck
Mar 13, 2011, 03:09 AM
I don't have an iPad yet, but I will let know when I do. :)

rkulpajr
Mar 13, 2011, 10:48 AM
I ordered this case and it is going back to amazon. I do not like the way it fits on the iPad at all. It has to be forced on and then in order to close it you have to man handle the case. This is the second case i tried for the ipad and just think I will wait for the cases that come out now that the products are being used to measure the cases.

dr.devious
Mar 13, 2011, 03:55 PM
I don't have an iPad yet, but I will let know when I do. :)

Thanks you!

Justin Luck
Mar 14, 2011, 02:32 AM
I ordered this case and it is going back to amazon. I do not like the way it fits on the iPad at all. It has to be forced on and then in order to close it you have to man handle the case. This is the second case i tried for the ipad and just think I will wait for the cases that come out now that the products are being used to measure the cases.

That's disappointing to hear. I may have to return mine anyway if I can't find an iPad soon. Anyone try the 360 version yet?

awtryau89
Mar 17, 2011, 09:51 PM
I picked this case up at Best Buy. It seems they are getting them in stock. I got mine in Memphis. They checked the inventory and all stores got 3 in stock. They also got the rotating case but were already sold out at those locations.

As for the case, I like it but it's not perfect. The 1st case I walked out with did not fit well. It was very loose. I took it back in and tried the other 2 on my iPad. The other 2 fit very well. Overall this case is similar to the Marware CEO but just not as high quality. I plan on giving it a few days but if the Marware comes out in a few days, this is going back.

fairoasis
Mar 18, 2011, 12:06 AM
I loved my iPad1 and it's ZooGue case...then along came iPad2 and the smart cover. I just didn't enjoy holding the iPad at the angles I became accustomed to as I read, watch movies, and type. Today I picked up the Targus 360 at Best Buy and enjoy the iPad once more. Who would have thought a case made such a difference?

KittyKatta
Mar 21, 2011, 06:47 PM
Im surprised at the negativity toward the Targus VuScape. I got it at Best Buy on launch expecting it to be a "filler" until real cases come out. But I ended up loving it.

Pros
- Very slim design considering the amount of padding
- Snug fit and does not slide
- Doesn't look like an iPad when traveling (safety)
- Origami case has several useful positions that match the Smart Cover

Cons
- Expensive
- Not as "cool" as Smart Covers

I really recommend these for anyone looking for a nice stealth case. but I do wonder how many times you can fold this before the pleather starts cracking.

porcupine8
Mar 21, 2011, 09:34 PM
I just bought a Vuscape at best buy as well, and so far I like it quite a bit. I still might return it if something better comes along but i may well keep it. The "grabbers" hold the iPad in quite securely, opening and closing is easy but still feels secure, and when its closed it has a good balance of thin vs well-protected.

The one big downer so far is that I don't like the "third" stand position, which I guess is supposed to be for typing. It basically relies on the iPad leaning on the bent-over back cover, which a) is too low an angle and b) causes the iPad to bounce as you type. A third ridge in the front cover, about halfway from the second ridge to the edge, would be far preferable.

soshibo
Mar 21, 2011, 11:09 PM
got the 360 swivel on launch from best buy. i disagree with anyone that says it's not thick. it's pretty thick. one of the reasons i purchased an ipad 2 was because it was thin, and i wanted to keep it that way and returned the case in favor of the smart cover. keep in mind that targus case had awesome protection.

kimnicho
Apr 4, 2011, 09:47 PM
what is amazon vine program?

I am a member and you get to select items from a monthly newsletter to KEEP and Review. It is by "invitation" only. I used to get lots of cool stuff like Flip cameras etc but lately, it's been mostly books and beauty supplies. Also, you get a "targeted" newsletters so even though others were offered the iPad2 cases, I was not:( Still, I love being a part of it ! And I joined Amazon way back which is why I think I was selected initially.