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canyonblue737
Apr 11, 2011, 08:56 AM
I mean exactly that. I loved the 1st gen case and want to see an exact replica for the iPad 2. Same material which showed prints and dirt but was easy to clean and never showed signs of wear, covered the entire iPad, and was super, super thin. I know a few company offer leather versions but they are thicker.

Has anyone heard of a company wanting to make a replica of the 1st gen case since Apple has entered the Smart Cover business?

Thanks!



Stangs55
Apr 11, 2011, 09:24 AM
I was patient at first...but now I'm honestly getting kinda pissed that nobody is doing this...

Yes, there are similar cases, but nothing that's exactly the same. Every close model I've found has some kind of glaring problem where they decided to deviate from the original design. Idiots.

jeff_siler
Apr 11, 2011, 09:59 AM
I'm looking forward to this.

entatlrg
Apr 11, 2011, 10:01 AM
A yoobao case filled the gap for me ... it's better than the iPad1 case by Apple and made from leather.

Phil A.
Apr 11, 2011, 10:07 AM
It may sound strange, but the lack of a case for the iPad 2 that mimics the official iPad 1 case is what finally tipped me into keeping hold of my iPad 1 rather than change for the iPad 2:
I absolutely love the official iPad 1 case - I tried several cases before I settled on it (including leather ones and an Otterbox Defender) and when I finally got one it was like having a new iPad - it fits beautifully, protects it perfectly and it cleans up really easily (even if it does get grubby a bit quickly, a quick wipe with a dry cloth has it looking like new again)
On top of that it weighs next to nothing, adds virtually no bulk and makes the iPad dead easy to carry

Blorzoga
Apr 11, 2011, 10:24 AM
The STM Skinny fits the bill and it's a smart cover.

v66jack
Apr 11, 2011, 10:31 AM
Does iPad 2 not fit into the iPad 1 case? I never brought the original iPad case, but iPad 2 fits into my Belkin iPad 1 case perfectly.

stealthmode29
Apr 11, 2011, 11:00 AM
like this?

http://www.hardcandycases.com/candy-convertible-apple-ipad-2-case.html

chiefpavvy
Apr 11, 2011, 11:26 AM
A yoobao case filled the gap for me ... it's better than the iPad1 case by Apple and made from leather.

Yep. I've got the original Apple case for my 1st gen iPad and frankly, it sucks. Wasn't worth anywhere near $40. I paid less for the Yoobao, which isn't much thicker but looks and feels a LOT nicer. (Though the stand is a bit flimsy and I can't believe there's no latch/strap to hold the damn front down!)

chiefpavvy
Apr 11, 2011, 11:27 AM
Does iPad 2 not fit into the iPad 1 case? I never brought the original iPad case, but iPad 2 fits into my Belkin iPad 1 case perfectly.

Most of the iPad cases will work fine for iPad 2, the problem is the cutouts for the cameras and what not won't be there. Also if it was a very snug design the iPad 2 may be a bit "loose" as it has slightly smaller dimensions.

JD08DMAX
Apr 11, 2011, 12:58 PM
a few options...

http://www.amazon.com/Synthetic-Leather-Horizontal-Stand-Apple/dp/B004QJ397C/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302544269&sr=1-1-fkmr0

http://www.amazon.com/CaseCrown-Apple-Standby-Black-Model/dp/B004R7A9NU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Stangs55
Apr 11, 2011, 04:15 PM
like this?

http://www.hardcandycases.com/candy-convertible-apple-ipad-2-case.html

The day I decide to carry my iPad in a case with "Hard Candy" scripted across the front is the day I'll decide to give up my leather portfolio and go back to the Trapper Keeper.


a few options...

http://www.amazon.com/Synthetic-Leather-Horizontal-Stand-Apple/dp/B004QJ397C/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302544269&sr=1-1-fkmr0

http://www.amazon.com/CaseCrown-Apple-Standby-Black-Model/dp/B004R7A9NU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

The material the first one is made out of looks cheap and crappy...and that's in the press shots. I can't imagine what it's like in person...

The second one is not nearly close enough to the original. Sides not covered. Fake leather. Padded. No thanks.

Rigby
Apr 11, 2011, 05:36 PM
I'm with you on that, and we are not the only ones (several similar threads were created in this forum since the iPad 2 came out). I now have the Incase Magazine Jacket; it's a nice case, but I would still prefer the original Apple case. So far the Hard Candy came closest, but it doesn't fit as nicely and blocks the light sensor above the front camera. And no, I don't want leather or "pleather" if I can avoid it.

I don't understand why nobody is jumping on this market opportunity that Apple left wide open? :confused:

Sounds Good
Apr 11, 2011, 07:08 PM
Hey guys, I just ordered a refurb iPad 1.

Should I assume that the regular Apple case is the best one? In other words, should I just order it and call it a day, or is there maybe something better out there fir the iPad 1?

Thanks!

ZZ Bottom
Apr 11, 2011, 09:52 PM
Yep. I've got the original Apple case for my 1st gen iPad and frankly, it sucks. Wasn't worth anywhere near $40. I paid less for the Yoobao, which isn't much thicker but looks and feels a LOT nicer. (Though the stand is a bit flimsy and I can't believe there's no latch/strap to hold the damn front down!)

You do realize that the OP, along with many others prefer the very thin material of the Apple case over leather. Posting that you disagree serves absolutely no purpose, especially when you offer no compelling argument. Yes the leather cases are nice, but they stand out for different reasons. Apple's case is hands down the thinnest that also offers functionality.

FYI apple's case sold very well despite various options at retailers. I worked at an apple authorized retailer throughout 2010 and the apple case went out of stock repeatedly leaving our shelves of speck, macally, ifrogz, ottrbox, moshi, and several other brands in full supply; even into the last quarter of the year.

chiefpavvy
Apr 11, 2011, 11:29 PM
You do realize that the OP, along with many others prefer the very thin material of the Apple case over leather. Posting that you disagree serves absolutely no purpose, especially when you offer no compelling argument. Yes the leather cases are nice, but they stand out for different reasons. Apple's case is hands down the thinnest that also offers functionality.

FYI apple's case sold very well despite various options at retailers. I worked at an apple authorized retailer throughout 2010 and the apple case went out of stock repeatedly leaving our shelves of speck, macally, ifrogz, ottrbox, moshi, and several other brands in full supply; even into the last quarter of the year.

And your point is? :confused:

Mine is that it isn't much of a 'case' at all, and it sure as hell isn't worth $40. You can disagree, that's my 2 cents.

wesk702
Apr 11, 2011, 11:39 PM
Belkin slim fit folio

Stangs55
Apr 12, 2011, 07:27 AM
Belkin slim fit folio

I don't seem to remember my iPad 1 case being designed to do this...
http://www.belkin.com/images/product/F8N605_8817/FUL1_F8N605_8817.jpg

franmatt80
Apr 12, 2011, 09:34 AM
I've got the Griffin Folio Slim which is as close as I could find to the iPad 1 case:

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/elan-folio-slim


Extra-slim, one-piece folio
Textured polyurethane outer jacket lined with soft microsuede
Frames your MultiTouch display, with access ports for controls, headphone jack, speaker, and rear-facing camera
Folds into a landscape-orientation typing or viewing stand


Any good for you?

Kontext
Apr 12, 2011, 10:31 AM
I don't seem to remember my iPad 1 case being designed to do this...
I don't get why people dig this design so much... I it seems as if about 90% of the foldable cases are built like this. :-/

I would love an "old fashioned" iPad 1-ish case to... only in brown leather, if that's possible. ^^

sparrky
Apr 12, 2011, 11:04 AM
I'm looking for the same thing and this one Snugg Case (http://www.amazon.com/Snugg-Leather-Cover-Stand-Apple/dp/B004QIPH5U/ref=rsl_mainw_dpl?ie=UTF8&m=A20FA062MRWI4B) seems to nearly fit the bill. Even has the sleep/wake function.

Two problems though. 1 -I can't find anyplace to buy it!! I missed my chance when it was on Amazon, and it was around $30 if I recall correctly. 2 - apparently, some of them will put the iPad to sleep if you fold the cover flat against the back (demonstrated in the first review in a video).

I've found some very similar-looking (maybe the same) cases on ebay, also with the sleep/wake function, and may just pick one of those up.

Some other similar cases available for pre-order:

Bear Motion (http://www.amazon.com/Bear-Motion-Genuine-Leather-Generation/dp/B004Q7KTF4/ref=rsl_mainw_dpl?ie=UTF8&m=ATN769G525V7J)
rooCASE Dual Station (http://www.amazon.com/rooCASE-Station-Premium-Leather-Black/dp/B004S4APTA/ref=rsl_mainw_dpl?ie=UTF8&m=A2IHZFOHOQ0WG8)
rooCASE Smart Case (http://www.amazon.com/rooCASE-Smart-Black-Leather-Cover/dp/B004VU0QT0/ref=rsl_mainw_dpl?ie=UTF8&m=A2IHZFOHOQ0WG8) (I love the look of this one!)

belder
Apr 15, 2011, 03:09 AM
I've got the Griffin Folio Slim which is as close as I could find to the iPad 1 case:
Any good for you?

I love my Griffin Folio Élan Slim. I especially like how it doesn't look like an iPad at first glance. It seems to be very sturdy and configures itself to whatever I need it to do. I especially like having the back of the iPad protected. It's never out of the cover except for a screen cleaning.

orschinger
Apr 15, 2011, 10:17 AM
I, as many others, loved the origianl iPad case (still do).

So which one is the closest to it right now? Or is there one, that's even better?
So far it seems to, that there are many choices which aren't quite there - be it weight, sturdiness, qualilty, etc.

Another question: Don't you think the original case could be modified in a way, so it fits the iPad 2? Add a sheet of whatever padding material to the back and adjust the holes for buttons - maybe that would even work out quite well :-)

pinkoos
Apr 15, 2011, 10:18 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UDH29K

orschinger
Apr 15, 2011, 10:24 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UDH29K

naa, i'd like to avoid the three-piece front if possible :-) but other than that it looks pretty okay. thanks for the quick response!

pinkoos
Apr 15, 2011, 10:27 AM
naa, i'd like to avoid the three-piece front if possible :-) but other than that it looks pretty okay. thanks for the quick response!

I placed an order for one using the 30% off code, so it came out to about $27 or so. I'll report back once I receive it. In the meantime, I picked up the Speck PixelSkin HD from Target.

xStatiCa
Apr 15, 2011, 04:19 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UDH29K
I just found that with a search and ordered one within a minute of seeing it with the 30% discount on amazon. The material looks precisely what the ipad 1 case was made from and looks exactly like it except for that it folds in more places like the official smartcase. I don't really like how the smartcase folds because my toddler tends to not fold it back correctly when using it but since the material and everything else looks perfectly like the ipad 1 case I will use it.

I just got my yoobao (AYL) black case that looks beautiful and very slim but the magnet alignment issue (doesn't always turn off the display in the front and when folded back turns it off quite often is an issue). The glue smell is a slight issue for me after 3 days of use but I have a feeling it will go away in time. The hole cutouts and leather look of the case are perfect though which makes me want to hold on to the case and disable the magnet feature. I might just keep this case to use every once in awhile.

UPDATE: I just got my replacement (newest version) of AYL case and the magnet problem is gone now. They let me keep the old version 1 case which was really cool of them.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QYUHFY (not available anymore old version that I first purchased)
http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Genuine-Leather-Version-Generation/dp/B004WHI9L4 (fixed version and works perfectly)

I also have the white case from CAMSDIGITAL (DigiTech) in route for delivery. I really like the white look of it and hope it's magnet feature works unlike the yoobao case.

UPDATE: This white case from CAMSDIGITAL has the magnet problems that the old revision 1 AYL case had. When you flip the cover back so that it is flat against the back of the ipad it turns off the screen :/. Returned it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VY7NII

Rigby
Apr 15, 2011, 07:53 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UDH29KIf the picture below is accurate, it has the same problem as the Griffin Slim: The light sensor is blocked. I'm also not a big fan of the segmented front cover (the original Apple design with the two-piece cover was sturdier).

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41laYiXPYbL._AA300_.jpg

steadysignal
Apr 15, 2011, 08:51 PM
It may sound strange, but the lack of a case for the iPad 2 that mimics the official iPad 1 case is what finally tipped me into keeping hold of my iPad 1 rather than change for the iPad 2:
I absolutely love the official iPad 1 case - I tried several cases before I settled on it (including leather ones and an Otterbox Defender) and when I finally got one it was like having a new iPad - it fits beautifully, protects it perfectly and it cleans up really easily (even if it does get grubby a bit quickly, a quick wipe with a dry cloth has it looking like new again)
On top of that it weighs next to nothing, adds virtually no bulk and makes the iPad dead easy to carry

wow. you held on for the case. i think i understand this - because i liked that simple case so much...

orschinger
Apr 16, 2011, 11:37 AM
Been using my iPad 1 last night - fell in love with the original case once more. it's plain perfect. at least for me that is of course. i wonder why there isn't anyone who's producing a 1:1 imitation of it. just change NOTHING please - come on, that can't be too hard to do...

canyonblue737
Apr 16, 2011, 09:49 PM
Been using my iPad 1 last night - fell in love with the original case once more. it's plain perfect. at least for me that is of course. i wonder why there isn't anyone who's producing a 1:1 imitation of it. just change NOTHING please - come on, that can't be too hard to do...

Same here. I have to say I have had my iPad 2 now for 3-4 weeks and I like it, no doubt, but I have regrets compared to my iPad 1. I suppose I like the new "thin" form but it doesn't really feel that big of a difference and I have to baby the darn thing more since I have the Smart Cover (and a slip cover for the whole thing when I travel) compared to what I thought was an outstanding Apple Case that was an all in one solution for me. Combine that "dainty" feeling to the new iPad 2 with very infrequent use of the new cameras and most of the new speed being untapped by the current iOS and 3rd party apps and it almost feels like I moved a bit backwards.

I think my purchase will be rewarded when iOS 5.0 comes out this fall and what I hope will be an inevitable iPad 1 case clone arrives.

Stangs55
Apr 23, 2011, 10:50 AM
Any updates here?

Still looking for the iPad 1 case clone...

pinkoos
Apr 23, 2011, 11:08 AM
Any updates here?

Still looking for the iPad 1 case clone...

Have you checked the other thread about this case? It's pretty active. I got mine yesterday and will post a review to that thread sometime this weekend.

glitch44
Apr 25, 2011, 08:48 PM
Have you checked the other thread about this case? It's pretty active. I got mine yesterday and will post a review to that thread sometime this weekend.

Do you have a link to that one? Having trouble finding it.

dmk1974
Oct 8, 2011, 03:46 PM
I had the Griffin Elan Folio Slim for the iPad2, but it got loose after a few weeks. Did anyone ever make a true iPad1-like case for the iPad2? As far as I'm concerned, that iPad1 case was the best combination of protection, size, and functionality.

dqfayi
Oct 9, 2011, 10:46 PM
I am looking forward to the newest design of iPad 2 case for giving my iPad a new look, how about cath kidston iPad 2 case? Who can give me more details about this case?

ptoma2000
Jun 17, 2012, 02:09 PM
Aside from cutting out a hole for the camera?

Thanks.