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dbarron
Apr 27, 2011, 03:09 PM
I'm surprised there hasn't been a post about this product being discussed over at Quirky. It has made it through the idea and comments stages and is now in pre-sale. Looks very functional and keeps a minimalist approach. Nice price, too!

http://www.quirky.com/products/114-iPad-2-Accessories

(Sorry, I couldn't insert a picture. If someone can grab one and paste it in, it would be appreciated.) Here's the description.

Fender, a clear plastic bumper that protects your iPad 2ís sides and corners, without encasing the entire unit. Fender complements and is fully functional with the Apple Smart Cover, for times when you also need front coverage.

Features:
- Made of clear frosted ABS plastic with grey rubber corners and a thin grey rubber border on the back.
- Snaps in place to fit the iPad 2.
- Rubber corners protect from bumps and falls, while a rubber border grips tabletops.
- Fully functional with the Apple Smart Cover.



MathRulz
Apr 27, 2011, 03:46 PM
Thanks! I had not seen this before. Very interesting. I really like the minimalist approach.

snow blind
Apr 27, 2011, 05:48 PM
Thanks! I had not seen this before. Very interesting. I really like the minimalist approach. same... this is great

BlindMellon
Apr 28, 2011, 02:18 PM
this is actually the coolest cover i've seen. have to order this one.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kore/production/attachments/assets/38021/five25/Product__Secondary_04-2.jpg

clyde2801
Apr 28, 2011, 04:15 PM
And if only 890 more people order it, it'll be made! Huzzah!

I really hope they do, this is a cool looking case.

Pballer110
Apr 28, 2011, 09:30 PM
The problem with that site is that it usually takes forever to get something made and delivered.

gigemzach
Apr 28, 2011, 09:58 PM
Looks really nice!

Matrook
Apr 28, 2011, 10:21 PM
I did preorder and cant wait till the number reach 1000 so it starts shipping !

Blorzoga
Apr 30, 2011, 06:51 PM
The problem with that site is that it usually takes forever to get something made and delivered.

It also takes forever for their video to load.

King Julian
May 2, 2011, 01:00 PM
It looks nice but how long will you have to wait prior to going into production though.

iamthekiller
May 2, 2011, 01:21 PM
It also takes forever for their video to load.

It's hosted on youtube, so if it takes forever to load, it's your internet connection.

vVdesign
May 27, 2011, 03:43 AM
I pre-ordered too ! nedd less than 500 orders to launch production !!
go get it !! http://www.quirky.com/products/114-Fender-iPad-Bumper (http://www.quirky.com/products/114-Fender-iPad-Bumper?r=90c88e0f0679a69a01566d31509486c5)

Vince

xStatiCa
May 27, 2011, 12:46 PM
Just need to add a metal plate on the back so that the smart cover holds to the back of the ipad when flipped flat against the back of the ipad and then I would order one too. I hate it when the smart cover folds over your hand when holding the ipad.

Zodiak
May 30, 2011, 08:08 AM
this is actually the coolest cover i've seen. have to order this one.

Image (http://s3.amazonaws.com/kore/production/attachments/assets/38021/five25/Product__Secondary_04-2.jpg)

I really hope that this product makes it to release and that the build quality is good! I want to buy 2 of them! :)

kalsta
May 30, 2011, 08:18 AM
They had the chance to address the biggest annoyance for me with the iPad 2, and that is the pointy edges, but based on those product shots it would appear they designed the edges of the case to be just as sharp. I don't understand that. Am I the only one who finds the pointy edges uncomfortable after a while?

PacMookBro
May 31, 2011, 01:33 PM
They had the chance to address the biggest annoyance for me with the iPad 2, and that is the pointy edges, but based on those product shots it would appear they designed the edges of the case to be just as sharp. I don't understand that. Am I the only one who finds the pointy edges uncomfortable after a while?

In my humble opinion, the corners where Smart Cover meets seem pointy and still get dents when hit at the right place at right force. It does seem to provide a bit more protection than film protection but that is basically all. Yet another hyped-up iPad accessory. Not worth the price. For the best protection spend a bit more and get folio-style cover like Maroo or Sena.

How about some stress tests on the product? Try dropping it at some angles?

What do you think?

rayjay86
Sep 24, 2011, 04:21 PM
Any updates on this product? I bought a Portenzo case for my iPad and initially loved it because it looked so sleek and cool but now I just find it bulky and heavy. It may be nice to take into meetings but I take my MBA13" everywhere now and use my iPad mainly for reading and movies.

I really liked this Fender approach though. I have a screen protector on the back of mine from BSE and am hoping the fender fits over top of that.

vVdesign
Oct 24, 2011, 11:04 AM
The fender is now shipping from Quirky ! Seems a very good product, first users said !... now I'm confirming my order to receive it.
ps : design has been modified through production and you can check it on product page : http://www.quirky.com/products/114-Fender-iPad-Bumper (http://www.quirky.com/products/114-Fender-iPad-Bumper?r=3fe24c43abe618c09a0813803c64e06c#)

glen e
Oct 24, 2011, 11:13 AM
sorry - don't want "a little naked"

sliding in and out of my timbuk2 bag will scratch the back...

Dhelsdon
Oct 24, 2011, 12:23 PM
it's a bit bare for my taste.. If the backside was completely covered, I'd be all for it!

MrRon
Oct 25, 2011, 04:01 AM
looks like it left the back unprotected... :confused:

easily got scratched

Matrook
Oct 25, 2011, 11:06 PM
I received mine yesterday and I'm totally unsatisfied because when I did the presale I was # 98 so the product was looking great, but later on they modify it and left the back unprotected and just cover the corners so I had to call them and request returning label !

DIMEZ
Feb 10, 2012, 12:19 PM
what happened to this....i was very interested in buying one?

Floris-95
Mar 31, 2012, 08:31 AM
Does anybody know where i can buy this case??
PLease reply
Thanks

Matrook
Apr 1, 2012, 12:28 AM
Does anybody know where i can buy this case??
PLease reply
Thanks


You can get it from their online sit, but trust me they changed the design completely, when I did the pre order I was so motivated for it however when I got mine I was so disappointed due to the cheap material did they use so I had to return it.

Anyhow it's your call if you like go head and buy it !

Floris-95
Apr 1, 2012, 03:53 AM
You can get it from their online sit, but trust me they changed the design completely, when I did the pre order I was so motivated for it however when I got mine I was so disappointed due to the cheap material did they use so I had to return it.

Anyhow it's your call if you like go head and buy it !

Can you give me a link please cause i cannot find it on their site. And if you have a picture of the new design can you post it here alwell?
Thanks

Matrook
Apr 2, 2012, 12:05 AM
Can you give me a link please cause i cannot find it on their site. And if you have a picture of the new design can you post it here alwell?
Thanks

I couldn't find the product at their site however, I attached a link that has a picture of the design and it's just a frame.
http://www.gadgetmac.com/news/2011/4/29/quirkys-fender-ipad-2-bumper-works-with-your-smart-cover.html