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fishcube
Apr 13, 2011, 11:59 PM
Anyone preordered a Grove case?



Mr. Biggles
Apr 14, 2011, 06:17 AM
Anyone pre-order a Grove case?

I did....but I'm trying to pretend I didn't because the wait period is so long.

MathRulz
Apr 16, 2011, 06:49 PM
I am debating which case to buy for my iPad 2. I like the looks and functionality of portenzo, treegloo, grove (and love Vaja but $$$). I like the way Grove has improved on the smart cover (uses leather side instead of liner side to hold case up so liner stays clean; wraps attachment area so as not to scratch ipad). But on Grove fb site, I saw a number of pictures of grove iphone cases in which the wood had split/cracked, often soon after arrival. This has me thinking that the ipad case may do the same.

holyindian
Apr 17, 2011, 04:31 AM
Recieved an email from them today, they are opening their online stores from 18th this month, where everyone who had pre-ordered the case can customize their designs and they will start shipping on may 2nd, i am waiting for these cases desperately, they are truly unique in their own class. A true work of art.

Mr. Biggles
Apr 17, 2011, 07:36 AM
Recieved an email from them today, they are opening their online stores from 18th this month, where everyone who had pre-ordered the case can customize their designs and they will start shipping on may 2nd, i am waiting for these cases desperately, they are truly unique in their own class. A true work of art.

Got my email two days ago. Look forward to ordering with a custom cover tomorrow. Also happy they are honoring the early pre-orders at the 'old' price.

I really like the looks of the iPad case design, withe some reservations about the headphone port opening.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5617699678_0011482f53_b.jpg

Mr. Biggles
Apr 18, 2011, 01:17 PM
Available to order now for those interested. Not everyones cup-o-tea I'm sure, but to each their own.

They say the case is only .55" thick and weighs in at 7 oz.

UniPro
Apr 18, 2011, 01:39 PM
Just placed my order a few minutes ago. Really wanted a design on the cover but couldn't justify the price.

Mr. Biggles
Apr 18, 2011, 02:24 PM
Just placed my order a few minutes ago. Really wanted a design on the cover but couldn't justify the price.

I know it's laser etched, but I agree, an extra $30 is a lot....but I spent it anyway to get it the way I wanted.

benjayman2
Apr 18, 2011, 02:33 PM
I really like the looks of the iPad case design, withe some reservations about the headphone port opening.


yah that looks ridiculously small.

splogue
Apr 29, 2011, 10:07 PM
Ordered mine a few days ago, and I'm very happy with my decision.

Tan leather cover, amber bamboo case.

I really debated going for some sort of design, but in the end I decided the plain was for me. I like the clean look.

Beautiful, elegant, and functional. I can't wait until it arrives!

Sean

emgoodman
Apr 30, 2011, 07:28 AM
Ordered mine a few days ago, and I'm very happy with my decision.

Tan leather cover, amber bamboo case.

I really debated going for some sort of design, but in the end I decided the plain was for me. I like the clean look.

Beautiful, elegant, and functional. I can't wait until it arrives!

Sean

I've ordered the same color combination - also without a design. We should get a better idea on May 2nd when to expect them. I think I had to be one of the first to pre-order and subsequently order so hopefully will be among the first shipments.

The mention of the number of iphone cases breaking does worry me a bit. I would think the bamboo surrounding the ipad would be thicker and hopefully more crack resistant but still... They do seem to have great customer service though and seem to be quick to send out replacements.

In any event I plan to post a review video once it arrives.

TheUndertow
Apr 30, 2011, 08:44 AM
I should have a custom art series on order by next week...just getting the last few details squared away with Team Grove.

Loving my DODO Limited Edition but you know what they say about iPad cases...once you get one, you can't stop.

WoodrowCall
Apr 30, 2011, 08:45 PM
Hands-down, Grove makes the best iPad case I've seen yet. However, are these going to ship in any reasonable amount of time. I love the idea of small companies, and things being handmade, but are we talking about weeks, months, or what? What does the site mean when they say that they are going to post shipping times on May 2nd. I want the Tree case so badly...

Mr. Biggles
May 1, 2011, 06:22 AM
Hands-down, Grove makes the best iPad case I've seen yet. However, are these going to ship in any reasonable amount of time. I love the idea of small companies, and things being handmade, but are we talking about weeks, months, or what? What does the site mean when they say that they are going to post shipping times on May 2nd. I want the Tree case so badly...

May 2 they say they will provide estimated shipping dates based on the day you ordered.

I pre-ordered mine on 3/19 so I hope I'm in the first group.

splogue
May 3, 2011, 09:05 PM
About 8-10 weeks if you didn't preorder.

Yes, they take a long time to make!

Personally, I'm very excited to be able to get something this nice.

MathRulz
May 3, 2011, 09:50 PM
May 2 they say they will provide estimated shipping dates based on the day you ordered.

I pre-ordered mine on 3/19 so I hope I'm in the first group.

You can see which group you're in and what the ship by date is by going to Grove's site at

http://www.grovemade.com/pages/ipad2preorder

You will need your pre-order discount key to decipher the date.

Mr. Biggles
May 4, 2011, 05:02 AM
You can see which group you're in and what the ship by date is by going to Grove's site at



I see I'm in the group that should expect a June delivery date. I know it's hand made and all, but three months lead time from order time to completion is a bit much.

Have to give serious consideration about cancelling this order.

Rick America
Jun 11, 2011, 06:08 PM
Quick question: I notice that Grove sells the leather cover without the bamboo case as well.

Has anyone seen or tried it just with the cover? Does it work (hinged to the side of the iPad2) like the Apple SmartCover?

I like the cover (only) but do not like how the Apple covers look and feel. This one appears great though. I'd appreciate any help/guidance you may have.

Thanks!!!

splogue
Jun 11, 2011, 07:55 PM
Yes, I also pre-ordered, and mine isn't coming until end of July. They had some machine breakdowns that slowed them down. This was well-communicated, so they handled the situation very well.

Of course, by now my iPad has front and back film, and I bought a Saddleback leather sleeve to keep it around in (which is great, BTW).

So, I'm not sure I really need the grove anymore. I probably won't cancel, but there are definitely folks who will. Not out of malice, but just because in the interim they found other solutions.

Sean

cardinalryan
Jun 11, 2011, 08:06 PM
Got my email two days ago. Look forward to ordering with a custom cover tomorrow. Also happy they are honoring the early pre-orders at the 'old' price.

I really like the looks of the iPad case design, withe some reservations about the headphone port opening.


Image (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5617699678_0011482f53_b.jpg)
How could anyone want this case? I really mean no disrespect, but that thing looks like my 6th grader made it in wood shop. That is an atrocious design...but to each his own, I guess.

Mr.C
Jun 12, 2011, 05:42 AM
How could anyone want this case? I really mean no disrespect, but that thing looks like my 6th grader made it in wood shop. That is an atrocious design...but to each his own, I guess.

If your 6th grader can make one of as high a quality as that, including the etched front leather cover and you can sell it from the same price or less I would gladly by one from you. No disrespect but I very much doubt that is possible. Considering how many companies offer similar cases and how many people buy them is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship of these products. I've ordered one of these my self although primarily for the leather smart cover but I am looking forward to it when I eventually get it.

Zandian
Jun 12, 2011, 10:31 AM
I received mine about a week and a half ago. Really like the unique look, pretty lightweight. But it slipped of the bottom shelf of my nightstand about 12" and broke. I'm pretty careful with my devices so this fall was a fluke, but I'm pretty disappointed that it splintered into pieces so easily. Now it's worthless. Now looking for something a little more durable for the off chance I do that again.

So basically it's a cool case but it's not all that durable.

Z

whatdoiknw
Jun 13, 2011, 02:09 AM
review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6cLZSL6UY4

my only problem would be that the cover slides around.

Mr.C
Jun 13, 2011, 05:17 AM
I've decided to order one of these primarily for the leather smart cover. Since the case with the smart cover only costs $30 more and as it doesn't seem to add a lot of bulk or weight I've ordered that as opposed to just the cover.

vivien05
Jun 13, 2011, 06:28 AM
I dont have not yet. But i think I will buyit :)

BlindMellon
Jun 13, 2011, 12:45 PM
Tight case like that, I wonder how it's affected by humidity and does it warp if it gets wet. Also looks like it would explode if you hit it on something.

jcmeyer5
Jun 14, 2011, 08:51 AM
I preordered one... amber bamboo with black cover. If all goes as planned, it SHOULD ship Friday. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but something about this case connected with me... maybe it is the 100% USA produced... I dunno. I do like the "leather out" configuration for the stand. Very smart.

Mr. Biggles
Jun 14, 2011, 10:09 AM
Quick question: I notice that Grove sells the leather cover without the bamboo case as well.

Has anyone seen or tried it just with the cover? Does it work (hinged to the side of the iPad2) like the Apple SmartCover?

I like the cover (only) but do not like how the Apple covers look and feel. This one appears great though. I'd appreciate any help/guidance you may have.

Thanks!!!

I tried it without the case portion and just the cover. It does work like the Apple smart cover...but since the Grove has a 'tab' which will extend past the edge of the iPad it can be easy to activate the auto on/off function. Obviously you can turn off that feature to eliminate that.

Mr. Biggles
Jun 14, 2011, 10:13 AM
How could anyone want this case? I really mean no disrespect, but that thing looks like my 6th grader made it in wood shop. That is an atrocious design...but to each his own, I guess.

You obviously have not seen one in person. If your sixth grader can make this in wood shop, put them to work and sell them. Grove has a 10 week wait period on these.

Zandian
Jun 17, 2011, 03:50 PM
Also looks like it would explode if you hit it on something.

It does, and it did :mad:

Z

sarajlim
Jun 17, 2011, 09:44 PM
I tried it without the case portion and just the cover. It does work like the Apple smart cover...but since the Grove has a 'tab' which will extend past the edge of the iPad it can be easy to activate the auto on/off function. Obviously you can turn off that feature to eliminate that.

Do you know if the Grove iPad 2 cover will work with a smart cover compatible back case?

Thanks,

Sara