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sotie
Apr 25, 2011, 11:35 PM
I just got in some sneak peek pictures for the upcoming Vaja Agenda clone from Chinao for iPad 2. I'm really excited about this one because it's a slim design and doesn't cover the bezel.

I have been told that they will be ready for purchase soon. Supposedly, there will be both leather and synthetic-leather offerings. There will be a magnet for smart sleep/wake.

There is also a chance that there will be a different "cover" than the pictures I received. They might also be doing a tri-fold cover just like the smart cover which would be incorporated into the same case. I hope they go with a tri-fold cover because the design in these pictures doesn't look like it will provide a typing position.

I'll be receiving pictures of the final design late this week and hopefully the case will be available for purchase soon after.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1459.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1460.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1461.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1462.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1466.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1467.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1469.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1470.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1471.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1473.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1474.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1476.jpg



KylePowers
Apr 25, 2011, 11:58 PM
Well butter my biscuits, I want that one!

I'd prefer a black one, I think... but yeah, definitely looking forward to whatever they'll end up finalizing.

sotie
Apr 26, 2011, 12:22 AM
Well butter my biscuits, I want that one!

I'd prefer a black one, I think... but yeah, definitely looking forward to whatever they'll end up finalizing.

I was told to expect to see it in black, brown and possibly more colors.

Antfer
Apr 26, 2011, 12:23 AM
Price ?

comixster
Apr 26, 2011, 01:02 AM
Price ?

it's 49.95 USD on their website.

mcdj
Apr 26, 2011, 01:30 AM
Looks nice folded, but rather wonky as a stand.

fireman13
Apr 26, 2011, 05:59 AM
Yeah, I agree it's kinda odd how it folds into a stand, but this is one of the better looking knock offs of the Vaja agenda. I'm impresseed, it looks good and every thing looks to line up. I haven't been to their website, but is the $49.00 price tag for the synthetic leather?

Zodiak
Apr 26, 2011, 06:26 AM
I want one plz :)

angelmouse
Apr 26, 2011, 07:15 AM
nice... looking forward to seeing the tri-fold ones...

Adexis
Apr 26, 2011, 09:18 AM
Does anybody know what the weight of the case is likely to be?

I'm expecting delivery of a Toblino 2 in the next few days but would be interested to see how this weighs up?

kayjay
Apr 26, 2011, 09:53 AM
I've been waiting for this one to come out! Really hope they do a tri-fold, though. I'm not crazy about this design. But if they do a tri-fold in genuine leather, and in colors other than black, I'm definitely ordering at least one.

Nightz
Apr 26, 2011, 09:58 AM
Definitely hoping for a tri-fold in black.

sotie
Apr 26, 2011, 10:28 AM
it's 49.95 USD on their website.

What is their website? I can't find it.

sotie
Apr 26, 2011, 10:29 AM
Does anybody know what the weight of the case is likely to be?

As I stated in my first post it has not been released yet.

holyindian
Apr 26, 2011, 11:28 AM
Want one, whats the link.

Zodiak
Apr 26, 2011, 11:42 AM
Here's 50$...take my wallet... here's the pin to my bank account... gimme one!

GadgetAddicted
Apr 26, 2011, 12:24 PM
Ok wow...I want this...did I make a mistake in ordeirng a Toblino instead?

Zodiak
Apr 26, 2011, 06:28 PM
It is just me or cant these case companies figure out to put a matching colored screen or mesh material over the speaker cutout to let the sound pass through without a problem yet give the case a nicer finish?

skids929
Apr 26, 2011, 07:42 PM
Wait, how is this a vaja agenda "clone" when it folds up completely differently?

I demand a retraction. ;)

But seriously, this case is NOTHING like the Vaja Agenda..Nothing. The current and previous Agendas fold up with the cover being the stand support.

With all due respect, this case sucks for one reason. You have to un hook it out of the bezel surround. Worse than the 2 prongs of the Toblino 2 if you ask me.

There are waaaaaaaay better options at the $50 price point than this jokester.

sotie
Apr 26, 2011, 10:29 PM
skids929... You know you're right! :D

I was told this would be a Vaja clone of their iPad 1 case and was so excited to see these pictures I forgot that the stand portion is different! However, the "tray" portion that the ipad sits in does remind me of the Vaja case. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about for reference...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG999.jpg

I do still like the style though and it doesn't look to me as if you would have to "unhook" anything to stand it up. I do see hooks on the bezel but those only appear to me to be for the portion that doesn't open up when in the stand position.

batman75
Apr 27, 2011, 01:31 AM
Nothing like a Vaja Agenda or a Vaja Libretto. More like a Toblino or a Noreve.

Get your standing types straight OP.

theman510
Apr 27, 2011, 09:56 AM
I don't know abut anybody else but I'm so sick of seeing the cases like this where the cover doubles as a stand base. I've seen like 4-5 cases I would pick up in an instant but this is the reason I don't.

For now I'm patiently waiting for a nice case that has the tri-fold, slim back protection, and sleep/wake feature without adding much weight / thickness

skids929
Apr 27, 2011, 06:34 PM
I don't know abut anybody else but I'm so sick of seeing the cases like this where the cover doubles as a stand base. I've seen like 4-5 cases I would pick up in an instant but this is the reason I don't.

For now I'm patiently waiting for a nice case that has the tri-fold, slim back protection, and sleep/wake feature without adding much weight / thickness

I assume you mean something like the smart cover? iFrogz is coming out with a "backbone" that will compliment the smart cover if thats your bag. Or you just put a skin on it with the smart cover.
I personally don't love folio cases either, particularly this type in this thread. But the Smartcover is really awful IMO, unless you had something complimentary to cover the back.

sotie
Apr 27, 2011, 10:53 PM
I assume you mean something like the smart cover? iFrogz is coming out with a "backbone" that will compliment the smart cover if thats your bag. Or you just put a skin on it with the smart cover.
I personally don't love folio cases either, particularly this type in this thread. But the Smartcover is really awful IMO, unless you had something complimentary to cover the back.

I just took a look at the iFrogz website. I think the backbone looks really nice. Do you know what material it's made of? All I could find there is a picture displaying the design and 12 available colors. I hope they offer leather.

skids929
Apr 27, 2011, 10:57 PM
I just took a look at the iFrogz website. I think the backbone looks really nice. Do you know what material it's made of? All I could find there is a picture displaying the design and 12 available colors. I hope they offer leather.

Not sure I bet it's plastic..Shoot em a line, I am curious too.

sotie
Apr 27, 2011, 11:10 PM
Not sure I bet it's plastic..Shoot em a line, I am curious too.

I just found some more information on the material used for the iFrogz BackBone. It's the same "soft" finish used on their Luxe iPad 1 cases. They describe is as a polycarbonate with a "velvety feel". Seems like that kind of a finish might attract a lot of skin oils. I'll probably take a look at some youtube reviews of those to see what people thought of that material.

http://ifrogz.com/blog/3830/ipad-2-case-sneak-peek/

gigaguy
Apr 27, 2011, 11:51 PM
This clone is not for me, I don't want to Pay $50+ for a case that uncovers half the ipad when it is used as a stand or angled at all. Not very good coverage for me. For the price the full coverage leather Yoobao is better. imho/

sotie
Apr 28, 2011, 08:42 AM
I just received pictures of what looks to be Chinao's true Vaja clone. I'm waiting for clarification on a couple of questions I have about them before I post. Hopefully later today.


Also, I just got another picture in showing this Chinao case in the typing position...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1477.jpg

skids929
Apr 28, 2011, 10:56 AM
I just received pictures of what looks to be Chinao's true Vaja clone. I'm waiting for clarification on a couple of questions I have about them before I post. Hopefully later today.


Also, I just got another picture in showing this Chinao case in the typing position...

Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_1477.jpg)

Looks like the iPad is slipping out of the case a little there. I would interested in their Vaja clone..Which model Vaja btw? There are several...

sotie
Apr 28, 2011, 10:46 PM
Here are the first pictures of Chinao's Vaja style case. Unfortunately it's only the back and I don't know what the front and inside look like so I'm not sure which model Vaja the clone is of yet.

From these pictures the black and orange-brown cases look to be the same material Yoobao is using for their iPad 2 cases. (Hope they don't stink!) The dark brown looks to be the same material Chinao used on their iPad 1 Vaja Clone.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/ad.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/af.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/ag.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/ae.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/ab.jpg

Zodiak
Apr 29, 2011, 06:29 AM
Why is the original displayed color (the one on the first page) not displayed in the product SKUs? (Or is it the last one? doesnt look exactly the same) Also, for some reason, the white model doesnt seem all that white to me :confused:

sotie
Apr 29, 2011, 08:29 AM
Why is the original displayed color (the one on the first page) not displayed in the product SKUs? (Or is it the last one? doesnt look exactly the same) Also, for some reason, the white model doesnt seem all that white to me :confused:

The "original" color from the case I first posted is not the same case as these.

SKUs????? There are no SKUs. "SKU" is short for "stock keeping unit", essentially a catalog number. I'm showing you sneak peek pictures of a case that isn't available anywhere for sale yet.

I never said there was a "white" model so I can't comment on why one of them doesn't look white.

:eek:

theman510
Apr 29, 2011, 09:23 AM
LOVE the dark brown leather in the last picture. Can't wait to see what the front looks like and how it looks w/ an iPad in it. Wonder how thick and heavy it's going to be?

isitthecase
May 4, 2011, 02:57 AM
Did anyone ever get pictures of the rest of this case?

sotie
May 4, 2011, 03:24 AM
Did anyone ever get pictures of the rest of this case?

As soon as I have more info I will update this thread.

TigerStephie
May 4, 2011, 06:39 AM
LOVE the dark brown leather in the last picture. Can't wait to see what the front looks like and how it looks w/ an iPad in it. Wonder how thick and heavy it's going to be?

Wow I love the dark brown too. I'm wondering about thickness too.

3goldens
May 4, 2011, 09:47 AM
Honestly, nothing new, these all look a like, not innovative or fresh, SOS, different manufacturers.

isitthecase
May 4, 2011, 11:55 AM
Honestly, nothing new, these all look a like, not innovative or fresh, SOS, different manufacturers.
Yeah only so many ways to make a car cover too I guess