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mike817
Mar 31, 2011, 12:21 PM
I've been waiting for the incase magazine jacket and they finally announced it today. http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/magazine-jacket-cl57925

Unfortunately, they didn't put a magnet in for unlocking. Anyone know of anything similar with the magnet inside?



oghowie
Mar 31, 2011, 01:43 PM
Was so ready to buy this case but they didn't seem to really change anything at all and it looks like half the speakers are blocked.

$64.73 shipped to CA. I think I'll wait for a local store to get them in stock.

Ferris23
Mar 31, 2011, 01:46 PM
Incase is sending me one today, I think it looks nice even without the magnet. I'll probably mod this just like I did the Book Jacket for iPad 2. They should have put one in though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhz4EU-hjME

I've actually found the speakers sound better when covered up a bit to project forward, try it with your hand.

oghowie
Mar 31, 2011, 01:59 PM
Incase is sending me one today, I think it looks nice even without the magnet. I'll probably mod this just like I did the Book Jacket for iPad 2. They should have put one in though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhz4EU-hjME

I've actually found the speakers sound better when covered up a bit to project forward, try it with your hand.

Yeah, but I'm not sure that's what this case is really doing? I think they just wanted more protection.

Any coupons out there? lol

Ferris23
Mar 31, 2011, 02:03 PM
Yeah, but I'm not sure that's what this case is really doing? I think they just wanted more protection.

Any coupons out there? lol

Yeah it probably wasn't, just something I noticed while messing with mine. Not sure about coupons.

jedolley
Mar 31, 2011, 02:05 PM
The sleep/wake magnet feature is not a big concern for me. I just really wished they would have changed the back design... those two large blocks on the back are silly.

oghowie
Mar 31, 2011, 02:08 PM
The sleep/wake magnet feature is not a big concern for me. I just really wished they would have changed the back design... those two large blocks on the back are silly.

Yeah I had this case for my iPad 1 and it was great except for that part.

mike817
Mar 31, 2011, 02:24 PM
Incase is sending me one today, I think it looks nice even without the magnet. I'll probably mod this just like I did the Book Jacket for iPad 2. They should have put one in though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhz4EU-hjME

I've actually found the speakers sound better when covered up a bit to project forward, try it with your hand.

What did you do to mod the book jacket?

Ferris23
Mar 31, 2011, 02:46 PM
What did you do to mod the book jacket?


I cut a small hole and glued in a small magnet where it needed to be to activate the screen lock. Very easy to do. In the video you can kind of see that little black circle (about 13 seconds in) That's my magnet.

You can see it here:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5573964877_a177b84656.jpg

I added those strips for better stability in horizontal stand mode:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5570977511_92bfa19928.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5571610350_613e3facea.jpg

The first highest notch is fine, the lower two tend to allow the ipad to slip a bit if you touch the screen or move it much. Now they are very stable. Still a nice case even without mods for 40 beans, not perfect though.

What are those blocks on the back of the Magazine Jacket? Just part of the stand feature? That is my only concern about this case too, looks like they may be annoying. Did they get in the way often?

haruhiko
Mar 31, 2011, 10:01 PM
The sleep/wake magnet feature is not a big concern for me. I just really wished they would have changed the back design... those two large blocks on the back are silly.

How is the stand going to stand up if there aren't those two blocks? Apple's Smart Cover uses loads of magnets to keep the trangular shape from collapsing :-) But IMO it really makes the iPad very thick.

gospel9
Mar 31, 2011, 11:22 PM
Very dissapointed to see the lack of magnets on this thing.

Pipper99
Apr 1, 2011, 10:06 AM
Very dissapointed to see the lack of magnets on this thing.

Me, too. This was my favorite for the iPad 1, and I really wanted them to incorporate the sleep/wake feature.

Ferris23
Apr 1, 2011, 10:17 AM
It's really not that hard to add a magnet

gospel9
Apr 2, 2011, 12:34 AM
Anyone know how long does it usually take for Apple to have new Incase products online? (as in their online store) I am kind of surprised that nobody have gotten this case yet.

Ferris23
Apr 2, 2011, 06:51 AM
Anyone know how long does it usually take for Apple to have new Incase products online? (as in their online store) I am kind of surprised that nobody have gotten this case yet.

Why are you surprised it just came out on the 31st, online only so far. I should have mine next week and plan to post a review.

muymal
Apr 5, 2011, 02:59 PM
Anyone received this yet? A review would be much appreciated

Ferris23
Apr 5, 2011, 03:02 PM
Anyone received this yet? A review would be much appreciated

I'll have it Friday and will post impressions. I currently use the Book Jacket for iPad 2.

muymal
Apr 5, 2011, 06:48 PM
awesome! thanks! please link it in this thread since I bookmarked this

mike817
Apr 5, 2011, 08:00 PM
anyone spot one of these in the wild yet?

yidan82
Apr 6, 2011, 05:09 PM
I walked into best buy just to see what cases they had and they happened to have one of these left. I have been using it at work for about and hour or so and I like it. Feels good to have something on the back side of my ipad. I'm concerned with the elastic band they have to help keep the cover closed. If it loses it's elasticity I will be pretty pissed. Ill try to take pic and post them later as well as answer any questions you guys might have.

oghowie
Apr 6, 2011, 05:17 PM
I walked into best buy just to see what cases they had and they happened to have one of these left. I have been using it at work for about and hour or so and I like it. Feels good to have something on the back side of my ipad. I'm concerned with the elastic band they have to help keep the cover closed. If it loses it's elasticity I will be pretty pissed. Ill try to take pic and post them later as well as answer any questions you guys might have.

Do you have the SKU#? Maybe I can search online or call a store. Thanks.

gospel9
Apr 6, 2011, 05:18 PM
Hopefully those who had the first magazine jacket can comment on the elasticity. Looking forward to those pictures :)

yidan82
Apr 6, 2011, 05:51 PM
I think the sku number is 2319063, but when I check it on bestbuy.com nothing shows up. Sorry. This case does show finger prints and smears. Other than that no issues so far

bt1988
Apr 6, 2011, 07:04 PM
How much was it at Best Buy?

Ferris23
Apr 6, 2011, 07:18 PM
That looks nice, a lot thinner than my book jacket. I can't wait to try it out. Can you take pictures of the back?

On the website it shows some kind of handles or something?

yidan82
Apr 6, 2011, 08:01 PM
It was 50 bucks at best buy. It does have those two tabs on the back, they help hold up iPad while you have it on the two viewing angles. I'll take more pics when I get home. It's extremely thin and I like that aspect of the case.

gospel9
Apr 6, 2011, 11:31 PM
Thanks for the pictures. The typing angle looks a tad too high from that picture, is there a way to lower it a little more? It should be at the smart cover's angle or even lower IMO.


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rondz
Apr 7, 2011, 02:45 AM
Found this one on eBay, looks like the old Apple iPad Cover design but with the Smart Cover, description says it has magnets. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380330550753

Another option I saw in this thread is the Smart Blazer 2.

Nice custom work on the Book Jacket btw, I was thinking about customizing mine but wanted to keep the sleek look. I'm still debating between the Magazine Jacket and the one I just posted above. I just recently bought the TPU Companion in grey with the grey Smart Cover too, but I want two different kinds of cases.

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 08:12 AM
I thought the Smart Cover felt too low for typing, this looks perfect. I have large hands so maybe it depends on hand size. Just tracked my magazine jacket and it's coming today a day early, that's always a nice surprise. :)

gospel9
Apr 7, 2011, 01:38 PM
I thought the Smart Cover felt too low for typing, this looks perfect. I have large hands so maybe it depends on hand size. Just tracked my magazine jacket and it's coming today a day early, that's always a nice surprise. :)

The higher angle might be better for viewing on a low desk, but for typing you really want something as flat as the apple Mac keyboards, unless you want to kill your wrists...


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itstafhim
Apr 7, 2011, 01:40 PM
I thought the Smart Cover felt too low for typing, this looks perfect. I have large hands so maybe it depends on hand size. Just tracked my magazine jacket and it's coming today a day early, that's always a nice surprise. :)

would you mind posting a review of it once you receive it, thanks i cant choose between this or the stm skinny

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 02:48 PM
The higher angle might be better for viewing on a low desk, but for typing you really want something as flat as the apple Mac keyboards, unless you want to kill your wrists...


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Yeah I don't know, it doesn't seem to bother me. As it is I prop mine up now with my Incase book jacket because it doesn't feel high enough. Probably a preference and again I think hand size plays into it a bit. It feels more natural to have my fingers higher.

Yes I will post a review/comparison of this and the Incae bookjacket.

LightSpeed1
Apr 7, 2011, 03:30 PM
That looks nice, a lot thinner than my book jacket. I can't wait to try it out. Can you take pictures of the back?

On the website it shows some kind of handles or something?The handles on the back are for the lid so that you can prop the iPad up.

mike817
Apr 7, 2011, 04:22 PM
Still nothing at my local bestbuy and apple stores. For those who have picked one up, how much bulk does it add to the device? Hopefully no where near as much as the book jacket, which was a deal breaker for me.

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 04:41 PM
Edit

tee7788
Apr 7, 2011, 04:53 PM
This case is nothing like the Book Jacket, not even close. It's like a sheet of paper compared to that case. :)

Well mine arrived...aaaand it doesn't fit with my matte Wrapsol skin on the back of my iPad. I really don't think I'm going to remove the Wrapsol so PM me if you're interested in this, I may just let it go for a good price.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5599088100_ff318f81b0.jpg


Hi Ferris,

Thanks for posting. I received mine yesterday and the elastic band is installed wrong so I can't use it at all. See pic. Please check to see if yours came like that too. I'll be returning mine for replacement.

JimmyJunk
Apr 7, 2011, 06:03 PM
Hi Ferris,

Thanks for posting. I received mine yesterday and the elastic band is installed wrong so I can't use it at all. See pic. Please check to see if yours came like that too. I'll be returning mine for replacement.

Um, I'm pretty sure you just have to flip the band so it wraps around the front...

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 06:21 PM
Yeah the band works great for keeping the flap closed on the front (yours looks right, just pull it up and over), it doesn't keep the flap strapped to the back at all which I find annoying. I can't stand having a big flap to babysit. The bookjacket you could strap it to the back and front. Still a nice looking, thin case

tee7788
Apr 7, 2011, 07:01 PM
OK thanks for verifying. Yea I thought the strap also could be used for securing the back. I guess no need to return now.

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 07:09 PM
nm

jeff_siler
Apr 7, 2011, 07:44 PM
What are the notches for on the back of the case?

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 08:27 PM
What are the notches for on the back of the case?

The 2 horizontal bars? Those are for the stand when you fold back the front flap, the other notches are for the speaker.

deluxeh0
Apr 7, 2011, 09:46 PM
So the magazine case is just thinner than the notebook case?

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 10:00 PM
lol Yes. The Incase Book Jacket and Incase Magazine Jacket are like night and day. I was able to get the case on with the skin on the back, I just gave up a little too easy earlier as I was in a rush. With a little push it went over the corner fine and comes off ok.

I really like how thin this case feels, compared to the Book Jacket it's feels like nothing. With that being said the protection is also not nearly what the Book Jacket offers. I'll use the Book Jacket when I plan on taking my Ipad out for an extended time, and the Magazine Jacket at home. This is not a case for people who want maximum protection by any means, it's more like a feather type case. Decent, but not something you should be dropping too much. It does cover the corners well though.

Like already mentioned it does pick up a little palm sweat, but nothing too bad. Easily wiped, it's because the the material is a rubbery type. It feels nice though and really good in the hand even with the flap not being strapped.

Here are some pics, so far I'm really happy with this case. I'm trying to figure out how to add a magnet to it now.

The book jacket has a leather border around the Ipad, plus a gap created by that border so that the flap doesn't ever touch the screen. On the magazine jacket the flap covers the screen like a smart cover, so if I were to put a magnet right on there it would close on the screen, not good. There has to be a way though. :)

Typing on it feels great and it's very sturdy in it's 2 stand modes. The bars on the back to support the stand aren't really intrusive in any way, it still sits flat and you really don't have your hand on that area when you hold the Ipad.

Here are some pics, not great using an Iphone4/flash

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5599088100_ff318f81b0.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5599095991_b197fbee4a.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5063/5599678808_8583da0f0d.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5599096979_5971fb49c4.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5141/5599097429_54b2fa87aa.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5599680194_e50654143b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5599098225_521a37de11.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5028/5599681008_0e77ba37e9.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5227/5599681632_8e49254373.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5309/5599099697_00bd7cf3e2.jpg

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 10:10 PM
Yeah there's no way to add a magnet to this, unless you want to add it to the front of the cover, it works that way. It also looks a little weird with a magnet on the outside of the front cover.

itstafhim
Apr 7, 2011, 10:14 PM
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Does the flap lay flat on the back when it's opened?

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 10:30 PM
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Does the flap lay flat on the back when it's opened?

Pretty much, there is a slight gap with those 2 pieces but not as much as you would expect. When held it feels flat against the back.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5599749498_08e78f5266.jpg


Edit: It actually has a slight curve feel to it the way those 2 support things make it stick out in the middle, then taper at each side.

itstafhim
Apr 7, 2011, 10:33 PM
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Does the flap lay flat on the back when it's opened?

Pretty much, there is a slight gap with those 2 pieces but not as much as you would expect. When held it feels flat against the back.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5599749498_08e78f5266.jpg

It's up a little on the right side because my hand isn't holding it, normally you would have your hands on both sides and it would look flat.

Thanks one more question if I may. I want to put a skin on the back and a screen protector would it bubble. Because I'm realizing that if I get the STM the fibers are going to fray like in the pics the person uploaded

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 10:39 PM
I have a wrapsol matte on the back and no screen protector yet, but it wouldn't cause a front shield to bubble at all, doesn't come up to the actual screen. At first I didn't think it fit, then I just gave the one stubborn corner a little push and it caught on the lip of the case just fine.

YMMV depending on what type of skin you use, not sure how others compare in thickness to a wrapsol matte skin.

itstafhim
Apr 7, 2011, 10:42 PM
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I have a wrapsol matte on the back and no screen protector yet, but it wouldn't cause a front shield to bubble at all, doesn't come up to the actual screen. At first I didn't think it fit, then I just gave the one stubborn corner a little push and it caught on the lip of the case just fine.

YMMV depending on what type of skin you use, not sure how others compare in thickness to a wrapsol matte skin.

And how are the standing positions stable or wobbly if I were to touch the screen in said modes

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 10:43 PM
Not wobbly at all, it's very sturdy in all modes.

I added a small magnet

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5599217887_b9c253674e.jpg

Works well, not sure I want to look at that though. ;)

itstafhim
Apr 7, 2011, 11:02 PM
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Alright then mind made up lol now time to find a discount if any and order my iPad should be here the 29th of April. Thanks alot

gospel9
Apr 7, 2011, 11:05 PM
Thanks for the impressions and photos. Man I am so jealous of you guys in the US who can get this case now.

Ferris23
Apr 8, 2011, 07:40 AM
Another aspect of this case I really like are the two handles give you something to grab when you hold it by the side. Big plus for carrying it.

clyde2801
Apr 8, 2011, 11:21 AM
Best buy got some in stock in my area...but they're going fast. Clerk on the phone nearest the office said they had one left, and I snagged it.

Only thing i don't like about the case is the flimsy, non-magnetized plastic front cover. Say what you will about the smart cover, this felt cheap in comparison.

Went to office depot and got some thin magnets with adhesive used to affix photographs (Remember those? We all used to take them a few years back...) to the refrigerator. Smart cover capacity, but meh....

The flimsy front cover is held to the back black shell by adhesive. It can be detached with a little effort, and looks like it would work perfectly with a smart cover. Doesn't cover up the bezel at all.

I'm still on the fence about it. I've got a back shell due to arrive from flea bay on Monday, may wait until then to compare the shells.

dru106
Apr 8, 2011, 11:31 AM
This is probably the best case out there!! I'm gonna head out to best buy later :D

Ferris23
Apr 8, 2011, 12:23 PM
Best buy got some in stock in my area...but they're going fast. Clerk on the phone nearest the office said they had one left, and I snagged it.

Only thing i don't like about the case is the flimsy, non-magnetized plastic front cover. Say what you will about the smart cover, this felt cheap in comparison.

Went to office depot and got some thin magnets with adhesive used to affix photographs (Remember those? We all used to take them a few years back...) to the refrigerator. Smart cover capacity, but meh....

The flimsy front cover is held to the back black shell by adhesive. It can be detached with a little effort, and looks like it would work perfectly with a smart cover. Doesn't cover up the bezel at all.

I'm still on the fence about it. I've got a back shell due to arrive from flea bay on Monday, may wait until then to compare the shells.

Compared to the Smart Cover it does seem flimsy, but I think as a whole the case is fine and the cover does it's job while keeping a very thin profile. Functionality wise this thing is much better than the Smart Cover.

Did you actually add a magnet? I'm confused if you did or not, also can you post a link to the magnet you are describing maybe?

Thanks

clyde2801
Apr 8, 2011, 01:11 PM
Compared to the Smart Cover it does seem flimsy, but I think as a whole the case is fine and the cover does it's job while keeping a very thin profile. Functionality wise this thing is much better than the Smart Cover.

Did you actually add a magnet? I'm confused if you did or not, also can you post a link to the magnet you are describing maybe?

Thanks

Yes, 'make a magnet' sheets for securing photos to a metal place.

Ferris23
Apr 8, 2011, 01:22 PM
Yes, 'make a magnet' sheets for securing photos to a metal place.

Where did you put the magnet? Can you post a pic possibly?

Rigby
Apr 8, 2011, 02:38 PM
This case came out just in time near the end of the return period for the Griffin case I bought on launch day. I like it so far. The simple black design suits the iPad well, and the middle viewing angle looks perfect for airplane tray tables. The front cover feels a bit flimsy, but the case is really solid when used as a stand. The two short edges of the iPad are not covered, but the corners are. Using the rubber band is a bit cumbersome, but I don't expect to use it often. Overall a solid case and the best I have seen so far for the iPad 2.

Ferris23
Apr 8, 2011, 03:52 PM
The flimsy front cover is held to the back black shell by adhesive. It can be detached with a little effort, and looks like it would work perfectly with a smart cover. Doesn't cover up the bezel at all.




There's a little part of me tempted to try this.

flatline82
Apr 8, 2011, 04:01 PM
Picked this up about 20 minutes ago as I LOVED this case for my iPad 1. I must say, I think they did a fantastic job adapting this for the iPad 2. Aside from all the obvious new cut-outs and such, overall they really improved upon an already great product. While it doesn't have the sleep/wake function... I personally dont see this as a big deal and it certainly doesn't take away from the case. So yeah...great build quality, keeps the iPad 2 looking sexy with its low profile form factor and adds the viewing positions we know and love. Glad to see Incase bring this style back ASAP for the iPad 2 :D

clyde2801
Apr 8, 2011, 07:52 PM
Where did you put the magnet? Can you post a pic possibly?

Uh...here?

clyde2801
Apr 8, 2011, 07:54 PM
There's a little part of me tempted to try this.

If I don't like my flea-bay case, I may as well.

In the meanwhile, I think I'm going to secure a magnet strip along the outside of the case to see if that makes it feel like its closed a bit more solidly.

Not a bad lookin' case. Daughter and nephew thinks it looks sharper than the naked look with black smart cover.

KC2
Apr 8, 2011, 08:47 PM
In case (har har) you all are looking for it, it's now on Best Buy's site, and you can search for stock at local stores... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Incase+-+Magazine+Jacket+Case+for+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPad%26%23174%3B+2/2319063.p?id=1218320820152&skuId=2319063&st=incase%20magazine&cp=1&lp=1

I picked mine up today. I like how it maintains the slimness of the iPad 2, but I really wish the cover could act as a Smart Cover. I imagine that might be in Incase's pipeline...(and would ideally come out during the 30-day Best Buy return window ;)).

Ferris23
Apr 8, 2011, 09:50 PM
If I don't like my flea-bay case, I may as well.

In the meanwhile, I think I'm going to secure a magnet strip along the outside of the case to see if that makes it feel like its closed a bit more solidly.

Not a bad lookin' case. Daughter and nephew thinks it looks sharper than the naked look with black smart cover.

Thanks for the pic, I'll probably do that. Doesn't look too bad.


The Smart Cover combined with this back would be really nice. I'd like the ability to take the cover off when I don't want to use it. Not a big deal if it doesn't work but it sure seems like it would. It looks like there is enough room for the magnets, I just wonder about the piece folding up enough to hit the braces on the back. They look really similar though.

Which case are you waiting on?

gospel9
Apr 8, 2011, 11:56 PM
Someone made a video review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTysUeSDf3Q

egghead6398
Apr 9, 2011, 01:03 AM
I've been following this thread for a day or two now and picked up Incase Magazine jacket from Best Buy today. Then I found this old magnetic poetry kit in my drawer and used hole punch to create a little dot of a magnet. Voila! :-) Works surprisingly well and barely noticeable.

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clyde2801
Apr 9, 2011, 05:47 AM
Thanks for the pic, I'll probably do that. Doesn't look too bad.


The Smart Cover combined with this back would be really nice. I'd like the ability to take the cover off when I don't want to use it. Not a big deal if it doesn't work but it sure seems like it would. It looks like there is enough room for the magnets, I just wonder about the piece folding up enough to hit the braces on the back. They look really similar though.

Which case are you waiting on?

This one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=330549182139&si=W4fgQwWCkyRet%252FRGOILevP9BjUg%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT

clyde2801
Apr 9, 2011, 06:45 AM
I've been following this thread for a day or two now and picked up Incase Magazine jacket from Best Buy today. Then I found this old magnetic poetry kit in my drawer and used hole punch to create a little dot of a magnet. Voila! :-) Works surprisingly well and barely noticeable.


Friend of mine, high school drama teacher, has the same kit on her fridge. Like to arrange the words into suggestive phrases for my own amusement if she turns her back on me.:o

Genius solution, that would work on the photo fridge strips as well to keep the magnetized part as small as possible. The photo strips can be cut with scissors or even torn by hand.

But I think I'm going to cut a strip of tape and attach it along the whole outside of the case to see if the upgraded cover secures to the ipad more securely.

And I'll be comparing the back of this to my smart cover compatible flea-bay shell which should be arriving by today or Monday.

Some other small observations about the case:

1. Love the small, thin, sleek form factor. Doesn't bulk the 2 up like some other cases do, and the strap and two bumps on the back made it easier to carry and tote.

2. The bottom of the ipad is completely exposed. Some may be turned off by this (Oh noes! Water can get to the bottom of my pad if I goes swimmin!) but it doesn't inhibit my monster car charger/FM transmitter attaching like some other cases do.

3. Maybe it's due to the magnetized tape being larger and resting directly on the top of the surface of the ipad, but it seems to be more efficient at turning it on and off than even the smart cover.

I'm starting to like this case the more I use it.

clyde2801
Apr 9, 2011, 09:51 AM
Tried mag tape along the end of the case..not strong enough to hold it down. Shell case didn't come in the mail today either. Oh well, cancel Christmas...

Ferris23
Apr 9, 2011, 10:37 AM
Tried mag tape along the end of the case..not strong enough to hold it down. Shell case didn't come in the mail today either. Oh well, cancel Christmas...

lol

Hey I picked up a Smart Cover today, no go. Well, unless you feel like cutting a little plastic off the Incase shell. It would be easy, just not something I'm up for. The Smart Cover is a little longer than the notched section of the shell, so you would have to take just a little plastic off so it fit in there. Also the bars on the back of the shell would become useless as it doesn't reach them when folded back into a triangle for a stand. It could possibly use the second bar but I had no way of telling since I couldn't really get it on there right anyway without modding. Now I have to return a smart cover, joy.

clyde2801
Apr 9, 2011, 10:48 AM
lol

Hey I picked up a Smart Cover today, no go. Well, unless you feel like cutting a little plastic off the Incase shell. It would be easy, just not something I'm up for. The Smart Cover is a little longer than the notched section of the shell, so you would have to take just a little plastic off so it fit in there. Also the bars on the back of the shell would become useless as it doesn't reach them when folded back into a triangle for a stand. It could possibly use the second bar but I had no way of telling since I couldn't really get it on there right anyway without modding. Now I have to return a smart cover, joy.

Thanks for taking the hit for the rest of us....

Ferris23
Apr 9, 2011, 11:00 AM
haha No prob. I'm trying to get out to return it before I get tempted to cut that little notch.

Cutting the flap off the Incase would be a breeze, just take a razor blade down the edge. Even the handles are just glued on but that may leave behind a bit of a mess. They are still good for grip though so not all would be lost on those.

I just am wondering how neatly I could cut the notch of plastic, if a razor blade would be strong enough. I love the idea of this case with a removable cover.

clyde2801
Apr 9, 2011, 11:55 AM
haha No prob. I'm trying to get out to return it before I get tempted to cut that little notch.

Cutting the flap off the Incase would be a breeze, just take a razor blade down the edge. Even the handles are just glued on but that may leave behind a bit of a mess. They are still good for grip though so not all would be lost on those.

I just am wondering how neatly I could cut the notch of plastic, if a razor blade would be strong enough. I love the idea of this case with a removable cover.

See link in post number....69!:D

Ferris23
Apr 9, 2011, 12:28 PM
ah I see. Cut outs look a little questionable on that but looks like it would do the job.


http://image.pushauction.com/ViewPicture.aspx?Key=752005f0-b199-44d5-a714-07c9be2ef8e5_4d812232-3880-47a9-902a-7c8d581d37e5&DisplayHeight=360&MaxWidth=480

clyde2801
Apr 9, 2011, 08:12 PM
Guess I'll know day after tomorrow.

dru106
Apr 9, 2011, 10:13 PM
Picked mines up today and I love it!!!

jeff_siler
Apr 10, 2011, 02:03 AM
How comfortable is this case to use in the book (folded over style)? I imagine the two rails on the back interfere a bit with the front cover when folded back. Is this the case?

shawndoc
Apr 10, 2011, 02:05 AM
Picked up one of these today at Best Buy. The big rubber nubs on the back don't bother me as much as I thought they would. However, I really don't like the elastic strap to hold the cover closed. Its very strong and tight, and I worry it will damage the cover. Also you can't use the elastic strap to hold the cover out of the way when you hold it like a book.

What I do like is how slim it is, as it barely adds any bulk while providing full protection to the back.

I've also ordered a cheap TPU case from eBay that is supposed to work with the smart cover. Hopefully that will do the same job as this and I can return the Incase.

dru106
Apr 10, 2011, 02:50 AM
Picked up one of these today at Best Buy. The big rubber nubs on the back don't bother me as much as I thought they would. However, I really don't like the elastic strap to hold the cover closed. Its very strong and tight, and I worry it will damage the cover. Also you can't use the elastic strap to hold the cover out of the way when you hold it like a book.

What I do like is how slim it is, as it barely adds any bulk while providing full protection to the back.

I've also ordered a cheap TPU case from eBay that is supposed to work with the smart cover. Hopefully that will do the same job as this and I can return the Incase.


Yea that strap is annoying plus with normal use Im pretty sure it will get all loose and floppy...

muymal
Apr 10, 2011, 06:49 PM
Can u measure the side and tell me how thick it is? Thank you. Debating this vs. Switch easy canvas

KC2
Apr 10, 2011, 06:56 PM
Can u measure the side and tell me how thick it is? Thank you. Debating this vs. Switch easy canvas

I hope someone can confirm these numbers, but...

Off a quick measurement, with the lid (we'll call it a flap) closed, I'm getting it at around half an inch thick. If you include the 2 bars, the two prop bars on the back, those add on about another 1/8 inch. So...5/8ths of an inch at its thickest.

jedolley
Apr 10, 2011, 07:15 PM
Can u measure the side and tell me how thick it is? Thank you. Debating this vs. Switch easy canvas

The canvas is going to be thicker, but from what I can tell it's better quality. If you are looking for a thin alternative, I would probably choose the STM Skinny over this.

muymal
Apr 10, 2011, 09:44 PM
Yea, the canvas does offer more protection. If it's under 3/4 of an inch, I will probably get it... thnx for the suggestion and answer!

clyde2801
Apr 11, 2011, 04:07 AM
The flea-bay shell should hopefully arrive today, and it looks like my trial should settle out on the courthouse steps (crosses fingers).

I'll report back on the case, and compare it with the smart cover to the incase magazine jacket.

$40 for the stm, with thicker case and magnetized cover? Not bad.

The big advantage for the incase is that you probably walk into your nearest BB and buy it now.

clyde2801
Apr 11, 2011, 12:23 PM
Smart cover tpu case did arrive from ebay, posted mini review on this forum.

Looks like the incase is trying to rub the outside edges of the screen protector off of the bezel. Something to consider if you've got it installed already.

Trying to decide which combo I like better.

nishijb
Apr 11, 2011, 02:13 PM
Looks like the incase is trying to rub the outside edges of the screen protector off of the bezel. Something to consider if you've got it installed already.



I didn't understand this...can you explain a bit more?

oghowie
Apr 11, 2011, 05:58 PM
Does the speaker cut out affect the sound in any way?

dru106
Apr 11, 2011, 08:10 PM
Does the speaker cut out affect the sound in any way?

Nope!! It sounds the same to me!

shawndoc
Apr 11, 2011, 11:54 PM
Got my eBay case today, and went out and got the black leather smart cover to go with it.

The TPU case fits pretty good, however its not as rigid as the Incase. There a few places, such as around the volume buttons where its really flexible. I didn't notice simliar with the Incase. But the iPad 2 fit nicely, no need to fight it in like I've heard with other TPU cases.

The Incase has a lot of advantages, but I'm going to return in and go with the TPU case + smart cover for now.

Incase advantages:
- Lighter
- Thinner
- More secure fit
- I like the stand angles better

Incase disadvantages
- That elastic strap
- Part of the screen gets left exposed as the elastic strap allows the cover to pull back slightly
- Those two big nubs in the back
- No magnets for smart on/off
- I found the stand to be a bit of pain to get set up properly.

My ideal case I think would be a Incase Magazine Jacket v2 with built-in magnets and no need for the rubber nubs.

clyde2801
Apr 12, 2011, 05:16 AM
Got my eBay case today, and went out and got the black leather smart cover to go with it.

The TPU case fits pretty good, however its not as rigid as the Incase. There a few places, such as around the volume buttons where its really flexible. I didn't notice simliar with the Incase. But the iPad 2 fit nicely, no need to fight it in like I've heard with other TPU cases.

The Incase has a lot of advantages, but I'm going to return in and go with the TPU case + smart cover for now.

Incase advantages:
- Lighter
- Thinner
- More secure fit
- I like the stand angles better

Incase disadvantages
- That elastic strap
- Part of the screen gets left exposed as the elastic strap allows the cover to pull back slightly
- Those two big nubs in the back
- No magnets for smart on/off
- I found the stand to be a bit of pain to get set up properly.

My ideal case I think would be a Incase Magazine Jacket v2 with built-in magnets and no need for the rubber nubs.

I think mine's going back to best buy for the same reasons. Close, but no cigar.

Ferris23
Apr 13, 2011, 09:52 AM
I'm finding this Incase perfect for my needs really (actually both this and the Book Jacket, the Book Jacket is for when I travel, Magazine for when I'm home). Also the strap works for holding the flap back as well as front. I would still like a shell only case at some point, but for now I'm good.

Not really sure I understand what the problem with the elastic strap is, it works really well on mine. I can't see buying a book type case without one actually. I also have no issue with any of the screen being exposed, and the stand and angles are pretty much perfect.

Different strokes I guess :)

clyde2801
Apr 13, 2011, 11:09 AM
Yep. It's subjective to a degree, really. I'm liking the flea bay TPU case and smart cover more.

Found a leather stain guard by cadillac shoe that appears to work pretty well. At least we'll see how it protects my red.

If they had spent an extra thirty cents and make the flap a bit thicker, the incase mag (plus magnet mod) would be pretty darned perfect. Or spend an extra seventy five cents and put in a good magnet to a) trigger the on/off and b) keep it shut.

Guess it's the price they paid for the pennies they saved and getting to market first.

Oh, and watch your screen protector if you take the case on and off. I think the incase rubbed the edges of my ghost armor loose.

luckysob
Apr 13, 2011, 01:34 PM
I see a blue version is now posted on the Incase website.

http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/magazine-jacket-cl57941/3

oghowie
Apr 13, 2011, 01:44 PM
I see a blue version is now posted on the Incase website.

http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/magazine-jacket-cl57941/3

Wow, that color combo is definitely interesting.

T4R06
Apr 13, 2011, 07:01 PM
I just got this on my local BB and so far so good.

luckysob
Apr 14, 2011, 09:05 AM
Wow, that color combo is definitely interesting.

I showed the color to my wife, and she likes it. :rolleyes:

The local Best Buy has stock in the original color today, so I'm going to go by and pick one up. Better than paying $10 S+H from the Incase website.

Ideally they would be in the Apple online store, and then I'll get free shipping and a small corporate discount.

Ferris23
Apr 14, 2011, 09:22 AM
I've decided to sell mine and stick with my Book Jacket, good as new. 37 shipped. PM me if interested.

DoeJoe
Apr 19, 2011, 03:45 PM
I thought you guys should know, just in case it has not been mentioned, that the Apple magnetic cover works perfectly with this case if you file off 1/16th of an inch of plastic off of the case (where the old cover hinges in) so that the apple cover snaps in. And tear off the non-magnetic cover.

In addition you have full Apple cover functionality. Magnetic pop in, pop out.


I love it when a plan comes together.

DJ

Rigby
Apr 19, 2011, 10:40 PM
I've used this case for a couple of weeks now and really like it. It's very light and thin, fits the iPad perfectly and does not get in the way. I even like the front cover now; while it doesn't feel as solid as the Smartcover, it is also stiffer and doesn't flop around when folded back. The angles when used as a stand are perfect & stable. The only downside I can think of is that the upper and lower edges of the iPad are exposed, but since the corners protrude a bit, it seems unlikely that something will damage them. Overall still the best case I have seen for the iPad 2.

MiamiBourne
Apr 19, 2011, 11:11 PM
I thought you guys should know, just in case it has not been mentioned, that the Apple magnetic cover works perfectly with this case if you file off 1/16th of an inch of plastic off of the case (where the old cover hinges in) so that the apple cover snaps in. And tear off the non-magnetic cover.

In addition you have full Apple cover functionality. Magnetic pop in, pop out.


I love it when a plan comes together.

DJ

I thought of the samething but realized that was too much money to spend...$50 for the Incase Jacket + $40 for the smart cover.

To each their own though. I know how hard it can be to get the case you want.

DoeJoe
Apr 20, 2011, 12:07 PM
I thought of the samething but realized that was too much money to spend...$50 for the Incase Jacket + $40 for the smart cover.

To each their own though. I know how hard it can be to get the case you want.

I agree. But I figured that I spent $900 for an iPad. Might as well dress it properly. Plus unlike other cases including leather which warps I think this one should last for years and recoupe its value.

DJ

Ferris23
Apr 20, 2011, 12:58 PM
Interesting that you filed it. I thought I could get away with just adding some length to the gap in plastic on the Incase, but like you said it needed to go back further.

What kind of annoyed me about thinking of doing that was having those 2 bars on the back be useless. The Smart Cover didn't even reach them to prop as a stand. It would work, but not need those bars. So they are just sort of....there...

Can you post a pic:?

DoeJoe
Apr 20, 2011, 02:48 PM
Interesting that you filed it. I thought I could get away with just adding some length to the gap in plastic on the Incase, but like you said it needed to go back further.

What kind of annoyed me about thinking of doing that was having those 2 bars on the back be useless. The Smart Cover didn't even reach them to prop as a stand. It would work, but not need those bars. So they are just sort of....there...

Can you post a pic:?

Here some links to photos. Just incase I can't get my post to work.:)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11254914@N00/5638065967/in/photostream/lightbox/

TheUndertow
Apr 20, 2011, 03:43 PM
Very dissapointed to see the lack of magnets on this thing.

Likewise...was in Best Buy today and almost picked one up...glad I didn't...didn't even think to look for Smart Cover functionality.

Still using my InCase iPad 1 case on the 2 while I wait to hear from Portenzo or go another route for a premium case.

DoeJoe
Apr 21, 2011, 10:22 PM
Interesting that you filed it. I thought I could get away with just adding some length to the gap in plastic on the Incase, but like you said it needed to go back further.

What kind of annoyed me about thinking of doing that was having those 2 bars on the back be useless. The Smart Cover didn't even reach them to prop as a stand. It would work, but not need those bars. So they are just sort of....there...

Can you post a pic:?

FYI

The bars actually work if you fold the cover like a backwards "p" for a 35 degree lean. The triangle cover fold works also for the upright. Thou it stands almost vertical. I would guess 75 to 80 degrees.

There is a new carbon cover with a magnetic cover but I think Ill stiick with my removable smart cover for now.

DJ

memargolis
May 2, 2011, 10:04 PM
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/review_grades/search&category=349&order=capsulegrade+custom+%22A+,A,A-,B+,B,B-,C+,C,C-,D+,D,D-,F+,F,F-,NR,NA%22/

joltaxt
May 3, 2011, 01:09 AM
I've owned this case for a few days now and I love it. Doesn't cover the bezel, VERY slim which is what I was going for, and I'm not bothered by the top/bottom being exposed/no magnet functionality. I own a incase case for my MBP as well. Can't say enough good things about this case and the company. Definitely worth it

luckysob
May 3, 2011, 08:28 AM
The edge of the cover flap started to separate after a couple of weeks. I sent it back to Incase for warranty coverage last week, and I'm still waiting to hear back or receive the replacement Magazine Jacket.

HazyCloud
May 3, 2011, 09:15 AM
How much was it at Best Buy?

It's listed for 49.99.

link to Best Buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=3585563651707160717&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=2319063&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960)

shazammm
May 3, 2011, 03:27 PM
very awesome!