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FireMario
Mar 30, 2011, 08:07 AM
Hi all

So being the proud owner of an iPad 2 since last Friday I've decided the route I want to take is smart cover + sleeve (when away from home).

Really wanted to go for a red smart cover, but reading reports it sounds as though they scuff very quickly, so have ordered a blue smart cover.

It's the sleeve that has me in the real dilemma. I wanted to go for something with character, but at the moment I'm torn between the reasonably priced Belkin sleeve (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-F8N277CW-Pleated-Sleeve-Tablet/dp/B003BSXOQK/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) and the Hard Candy Bubble sleeve (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Candy-Cases-Bubble-Sleeve-Black/dp/B0039YP0XQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301490403&sr=1-1)

Could anyone offer any advise as to which one to go for, or any other suggestions (with more character)?

Thanks!



GoCubsGo
Mar 30, 2011, 08:13 AM
I honestly believe the bubble sleeve may get annoying. It is also more bulky as I recall looking into that sleeve for my first iPad. I would go with the Belkin one. In the end kid, it is all about what you want and not what someone else tells you to buy.

FireMario
Mar 30, 2011, 08:32 AM
you could be right. It does seem like it adds quite a bit of bulk. It's actually quite hard to gauge without seeing them both in person. Perhaps I should head off to an apple store :)

TwinCitiesJHawk
Mar 30, 2011, 10:09 AM
I got the Hard Candy Bubble sleeve the other day and it definitely adds bulk and is a lot heavier than your typical sleeve, but if you plan to throw your ipad in a bag and travel, then get the case. Here's a nice video review of it too.

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

bmat
Mar 30, 2011, 10:15 AM
I like the timbuk2 ipad sleeve. There seem to be 2 versions -- one for the iPad which fits the old apple case, and one for the iPad 2, which is smaller and a perfect fit for an iPad and a smartcover.

http://www.amazon.com/Timbuk2-Envelope-Sleeve-Black-X-Small/dp/B003UES8AW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1301498091&sr=1-1

Steviejobz
Mar 30, 2011, 10:17 AM
There is a thread about a $5 sleeve from Amazon that has received great reviews.

I would also look at the Case Crown sleeve.

I am using their suede case as an interim holder as I am waiting on a moleskin-style case to arrive.

toxictrix
Mar 30, 2011, 10:18 AM
http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/slipcase-ipad.php

blevins321
Mar 30, 2011, 10:20 AM
I love Colcasac sleeves. I just received mine about a week ago, and it goes everywhere with me. Interesting designs and good materials (hemp or cotton). I have the Zagora myself; black hemp with white fleece-ish material inside.

Website is HERE (http://www.colcasac.com/). Appears down for maintenance right now, but I'm sure it'll be back soon :)

gnychis
Mar 30, 2011, 10:37 AM
got this and it was wonderful: http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-K62911US-Reversible-Sleeve-Netbooks/dp/B001WAK6H4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1301499411&sr=8-1

richlee111
Mar 30, 2011, 10:50 AM
I am using the Boq Boa Skin XS sleeve. I really like this one b/c it is thin, light, and is meant to just hold the iPad and nothing else. One side(gray), is a hard, cardboard like surface that you place the glass part of your iPad with in order to protect it. The other side is a stretchy, neoprene spandex material that should accomodate your smart cover as well.

Link here on Amazon UK: http://ow.ly/4pCqh

Oh, also, this is a very different and unique sleeve that has some character :)

Mac21ND
Mar 30, 2011, 01:48 PM
I ordered this in brown for $11 (now $15) from Amazon; very nice:

http://www.amazon.com/Icon-ASD311-ICON-Sleeve-Brown/dp/B0041RR0KQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1301510836&sr=8-2

bmat
Mar 30, 2011, 05:00 PM
I am using the Boq Boa Skin XS sleeve. I really like this one b/c it is thin, light, and is meant to just hold the iPad and nothing else. One side(gray), is a hard, cardboard like surface that you place the glass part of your iPad with in order to protect it. The other side is a stretchy, neoprene spandex material that should accomodate your smart cover as well.

Link here on Amazon UK: http://ow.ly/4pCqh

Oh, also, this is a very different and unique sleeve that has some character :)

I have this one also. I have tons of bags and sleeves. I like it also, but it provides a little less protection than some of the other ones being discussed.

WoodrowCall
Mar 30, 2011, 05:19 PM
I really want to get the iPad Wallet from Waterfield Designs; it looks great. Right now it says their orders are filled until April, so I don't know what shipping times are, but I love what I've seen about the product.

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

JLemm
Mar 30, 2011, 07:04 PM
http://www.casecrown.com/ipad2/neoprene/ipad2-veritcal-neoprene-case-black