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spinedoc77
Apr 21, 2011, 04:23 PM
I loved my Apple case with my ipad 1, it was super svelte and really protected my ipad1 from almost anything. So when I got my ipad2 I was quite disappointed that there was no Apple case for it. I used a TPU backing with the smartcover until now and it wasn't terrible, but it didn't have anywhere near the functionality of the old Apple case.

Thanks to another thread on here I was turned onto this case on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UDH29K I wasn't sure but I figured what the hell and ordered it about a week ago. Got it in the mail today and absolutely love it. It's exactly the same material the Apple case was made of, which may be a minus for some of you but personally I loved the material and it's a plus for me. It fits VERY svelte, perfectly and it has all the cutouts line up. You put the ipad in exactly the same as the Apple case, slide it in with some force, then there is a top flap that tucks in behind the ipad. The cover has magnets so it does wake up the ipad when lifted. The cover doesn't feel as "mechanical" as the smartcover, which is one thing I kind of liked about the smartcover, the joints felt very segmented where this case the joints feel just like soft cardboard, which isn't a bad thing at all, but I kind of got used to the firm joint feel of the smartcover.

Here are some pics, I'm a horrid photographer and these were taken with my iphone. For the price, and if you are a fan of the original Apple case, this is a must buy for 37 clams.



spinedoc77
Apr 21, 2011, 04:38 PM
Oh well, wanted to upload more pics but I'm getting a weird error from Macrumors:

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JustCrusin
Apr 21, 2011, 09:02 PM
Oh well, wanted to upload more pics but I'm getting a weird error from Macrumors:

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Does the cover stay closed when closed?

silverblack
Apr 21, 2011, 09:09 PM
There's already a whole thread about this -
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1137062

zek72
Apr 21, 2011, 09:10 PM
This case is way closer to the original iPad case than anything else I've seen. I got mine today and I'm happy. It's not exactly the same quality as the Apple iPad 1 case, but still very good. I believe the cover covers up the ambient light sensor. I'd still rather have this than a SmartCover.

supermanfan
Apr 21, 2011, 09:21 PM
This case is way closer to the original iPad case than anything else I've seen. I got mine today and I'm happy. It's not exactly the same quality as the Apple iPad 1 case, but still very good. I believe the cover covers up the ambient light sensor. I'd still rather have this than a SmartCover.

Ditto.

spinedoc77
Apr 21, 2011, 09:43 PM
Does the cover stay closed when closed?

Yes, the magnets are pretty strong.