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btownguy
May 2, 2011, 01:30 PM
Anything out there that is high quality and very close to the original iPad 1 case? I saw an Acase on Amazon but it appears to be pretty low quality judging from comments from other MR posters.

Ideally I would like one identical to the iPad 1 case that the finish didn't easily blemish like the original iPad 1 case.



jmthigpen
May 2, 2011, 01:53 PM
Anything out there that is high quality and very close to the original iPad 1 case? I saw an Acase on Amazon but it appears to be pretty low quality judging from comments from other MR posters.

Ideally I would like one identical to the iPad 1 case that the finish didn't easily blemish like the original iPad 1 case.

I've ordered one of these. looks like it should meet your criteria :)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R7A9NU

WilliamG
May 2, 2011, 02:29 PM
Anything out there that is high quality and very close to the original iPad 1 case? I saw an Acase on Amazon but it appears to be pretty low quality judging from comments from other MR posters.

Ideally I would like one identical to the iPad 1 case that the finish didn't easily blemish like the original iPad 1 case.

That above case isn't close, because it doesn't protect the edges. Check out my review of the Yoobao case. It will suit your needs perfectly. :)

http://www.bighugenerd.com/1/post/2011/04/yoobao-executive-leather-case-for-ipad-2-review.html

SchneiderMan
May 2, 2011, 05:02 PM
This case (http://amzn.to/lbf546) here seems to be the most comparable to the iPad 1 case.

Corey

Though it has very poor quality.

jmthigpen
May 2, 2011, 08:30 PM
That above case isn't close, because it doesn't protect the edges. Check out my review of the Yoobao case. It will suit your needs perfectly. :)

http://www.bighugenerd.com/1/post/2011/04/yoobao-executive-leather-case-for-ipad-2-review.html

the case you listed does not magnetically close the lid to the iPad - where as the case I listed does..other than that it looks great...argg that one thing.

gigaguy
May 2, 2011, 09:37 PM
the Yoobao leather is the same but in leather. I used the orig Apple ipad1 case for a year and liked it. yoobao is the same thin, wrap and tuck style, exactly, except without the scratches dirt and marks that marred the apple case. also the apple case's pressed edges were uncomfortable and sharp, the Yoobao stitched leather edges are softer to hold.
I looked at lots of cases, none were as close as the Yoobao to the Apple 1 case.

cwerdna
May 2, 2011, 09:41 PM
This case (http://amzn.to/lbf546) here seems to be the most comparable to the iPad 1 case.

Though it has very poor quality.
Can you tell us what's poor quality about it?

I hear that the ambient light sensor is blocked and home button is partly blocked (boo). Is there anything else wrong?

MrMac'n'Cheese
May 2, 2011, 10:00 PM
Anything out there that is high quality and very close to the original iPad 1 case? I saw an Acase on Amazon but it appears to be pretty low quality judging from comments from other MR posters.

Ideally I would like one identical to the iPad 1 case that the finish didn't easily blemish like the original iPad 1 case.

Switcheasy canvas!

isitthecase
May 3, 2011, 04:30 PM
This looks pretty close
http://m.youtube.com/#/profile?desktop_uri=%2Fuser%2Fwilwiredtv%3Ffeature%3Dcreators_cornier-http%253A%2F%2Fs.ytimg.com%2Fyt%2Fimg%2Fcreators_corner%2FWatch_me_on_YouTube%2F200x65_watchmeon_blu e.png&sort=p&channel_id=0&livestreaming_tutorial=False&ytsession=%7B%7D&feature=creators_cornier-http%3A%2F%2Fs.ytimg.com%2Fyt%2Fimg%2Fcreators_corner%2FWatch_me_on_YouTube%2F200x65_watchmeon_blue. png&start=0&user=wilwiredtv&autoplay=True&gl=US

cwerdna
May 3, 2011, 06:31 PM
This looks pretty close
http://m.youtube.com/#/profile?desktop_uri=%2Fuser%2Fwilwiredtv%3Ffeature%3Dcreators_cornier-http%253A%2F%2Fs.ytimg.com%2Fyt%2Fimg%2Fcreators_corner%2FWatch_me_on_YouTube%2F200x65_watchmeon_blu e.png&sort=p&channel_id=0&livestreaming_tutorial=False&ytsession=%7B%7D&feature=creators_cornier-http%3A%2F%2Fs.ytimg.com%2Fyt%2Fimg%2Fcreators_corner%2FWatch_me_on_YouTube%2F200x65_watchmeon_blue. png&start=0&user=wilwiredtv&autoplay=True&gl=US
Not sure what case the above is trying to point to.

sotie
May 3, 2011, 09:05 PM
This looks similar to the original iPad 1 case. I saw someone else post it here in another thread earlier today. It also incorporates a smart cover design. I know nothing about it and can't recommend it. Looks like it's available in Black, Grey, Green, Yellow, Blue and Pink.

http://www.case2case.net/ipad-2-smart-cover-gray.html

isitthecase
May 3, 2011, 09:33 PM
Not sure what case the above is trying to point to.

They call it the Reee in the video looks close to the apple case

Stangs55
May 3, 2011, 10:19 PM
Join the rest of us looking for an iPad 1 case clone.

It doesn't exists. Even my Vaja Libretto pales in comparison, imho.

My advice is just to stop looking for one because you're only going to be disappointed. Instead, look for a good enough second place.

cwerdna
May 6, 2011, 08:24 PM
They call it the Reee in the video looks close to the apple case
:confused:

When going to the URL you gave, I get 4 categories: spotlight videos, subscriptions, recommended and top favorited. Each shows 1 video and none of them have anything to do w/iPad 2 cases.

Can you please point to the proper YouTube video URL?

nharrisn
May 7, 2011, 05:11 PM
Try this one...

http://www.case2case.net/ipad-2-smart-cover-gray.html

3goldens
May 8, 2011, 11:24 AM
the cases in this video review do not look all that great to me. Glaring design defect being the exposed iPad back when using the flap on the rear cover. What were they thinking?

Seems to me that this could have been easily solved!

The textured one looks terrible and let's point out the perfectly horrible design element they embossed on the inside front cover. My God what are these people thinking when making these design decisions? Who wants to look at that all day? What's the significance? What's the point? Why put it there in the first place?

While the leather one looks fine with the exception of that back flap issue, it does have a nifty metal logo right on the right hand bottom corner, who the hell wants that snagging on to things or even have to look at? Again, idiotic design decision, by some brand conscious company wanting you to promote their products! A company that makes quality products us sully doesn't have to resort these inescapable compromises to design!

Why doesn't someone just simply make an inexpensive micro fiber case, like the original Apple, one full flap cover that folds over, cleanly designed and simple? It would sell like like no tomorrow!

jeff_siler
May 9, 2011, 11:01 AM
This one is pretty close
http://www.case2case.net/smart-cover-for-apple-ipad-2-dark-blue.html
http://www.case2case.net/smart-cover-for-apple-ipad-2-black.html

I still prefer the chinao though.

btownguy
May 9, 2011, 01:27 PM
I ended up going with this:

http://www.marware.com/ipad-cases-and-covers/ipad-2-cases/microshell-folio-ipad-2-case

Hope the build quality is high. Can't wait to receive it.

cz9h3d
May 9, 2011, 06:21 PM
I ended up going with this:

http://www.marware.com/ipad-cases-and-covers/ipad-2-cases/microshell-folio-ipad-2-case

Hope the build quality is high. Can't wait to receive it.

That Marware looks like a great case, but I just wish they hadn't left the entire bottom edge exposed.

ccb0x45
May 10, 2011, 01:57 AM
I am repasting my review here because these are the same cases I bought from amazon, and they really suck because of one major flaw:

The first case in the thread is the same case as this:

http://www.amazon.com/Acase-EZ-Carry-Polyurethane-Generation-NEWEST/dp/B004UDH29K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305008609&sr=8-1

I was hoping it was the perfect solution and bought it, but its a really ****** case. The cutouts don't line up well at all, so you are always shifting it around, it covers the home button and the light sensor, the light sensor is a pain in the ass when its covered. The smart cover works good. But really the killer for this case is that they used glue around the edges instead of threading it. I used this case outside in the sun(was around 88 here in cali last week), 2 days after I bought it and all the glue fell apart from the heat, so the case completely fell apart. My girlfriend repaired it with fabric glue, but that eventually came off again as well. It was all in all a ****** case(luckily I got it off dealnews for only 20 bucks). I really wanted a light and thin case, but I finally just gave in and bought a maroo even though it isnt as thin, and got it today and I love it. Not saying you should buy the maroo as it might not be for you, however that Acase that is rebranded is a piece of junk, don't waste your money like I did.


The one with the apple logo from case2case also looks like it uses the same glued edges as the other ones, so it will come apart(mine did within 3 days), If it was stitched and the cutouts were better it would probably be a pretty sweet case.

French
May 10, 2011, 07:19 AM
That above case isn't close, because it doesn't protect the edges. Check out my review of the Yoobao case. It will suit your needs perfectly. :)

http://www.bighugenerd.com/1/post/2011/04/yoobao-executive-leather-case-for-ipad-2-review.html

I almost dismissed this review/case because at a very quick glance it looked like it might be thick. However after reading your review, looking at the pictures carefully and reading the Amazon reviews I have ordered. It has all the features I'm looking for and if the fit is similar to the original Apple iPad case onthe original iPad I'll be very happy with it.

xraytech
May 10, 2011, 09:33 AM
Anything out there that is high quality and very close to the original iPad 1 case? I saw an Acase on Amazon but it appears to be pretty low quality judging from comments from other MR posters.

Ideally I would like one identical to the iPad 1 case that the finish didn't easily blemish like the original iPad 1 case.

This one...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290561101307&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_922

... mine should be coming this week.

glitch44
May 10, 2011, 10:38 AM
This one...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290561101307&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_922

... mine should be coming this week.


That one looks really close. I hope you'll review it here after you get it?

3goldens
May 10, 2011, 03:04 PM
That one looks really close. I hope you'll review it here after you get it?

I got it and I reviewed it in another thread.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1147287

It;s a totally fine case, HOWEVER, what I did not know when I wrote the review initially was the sleep/wake function is triggered when you fold it over. Not sure there is much one can do about this. I decided that I'm going to live with it for the time being.

xraytech
May 10, 2011, 09:24 PM
I got it and I reviewed it in another thread.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1147287

It;s a totally fine case, HOWEVER, what I did not know when I wrote the review initially was the sleep/wake function is triggered when you fold it over. Not sure there is much one can do about this. I decided that I'm going to live with it for the time being.

Really?

That kinda sucks.

BergerFan
May 11, 2011, 03:42 PM
This could be what you're looking for. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm9lbCID8cI)
The second case, not the first one, which fails spectacularly. :D

cwerdna
May 11, 2011, 11:25 PM
This could be what you're looking for. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm9lbCID8cI)
The second case, not the first one, which fails spectacularly. :D
That second case (Poetic SlimBook 2 Leather iPad 2) looks very much like the Yoobao Executive Leather Case for iPad 2 (I just received mine today). It seems the Poetic's cutouts for the mic and headphones are a tad smaller though.

Kanomale
Jul 18, 2011, 11:51 PM
I don't think I would want something with an Apple logo that isn't made by Apple. Sounds like a recipe for a company who won't be around very long.

sexytabitha
Jul 20, 2011, 03:53 AM
I've saw a cover called smart cover for apple ipad 2 is like what you said, try to search it.

Have you looked at the chinao cases there is a thread on here I have the case and love it as do others members. I got the wheat colored cowhide case but there are other flavors and very thin
Www.chinao-USA.com

falconeight
Jul 21, 2011, 07:33 PM
This is my case, its leather but a dead ringer for the old iPad case. It is very nice and keeps the iPad 2 thin.


http://www.senacases.com/apple/ipad-2-cases/florence-cases/

sexytabitha
Sep 1, 2011, 03:11 PM
pretty close and they come in different textures and materials

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LbT0oehJ9Y&feature

sexytabitha
Sep 2, 2011, 05:34 PM
I tried your youtube video, it failed to open, :confused:

the videos are in the product description here
www.chinao-usa.com
a couple of coupon codes if they still work
10% off is 10percentoff
free yoobao screen protector with purchase is freeyoobaosp

skittles90623
Sep 2, 2011, 07:11 PM
i'm sure there are so many ipad 1 cases out there. just type "ipad 1 case"

honney3211
Sep 14, 2011, 08:48 PM
i'm sure there are so many ipad 1 cases out there. just type "ipad 1 case"

Yes, but it is hard to find the exactly one.

glitch44
Oct 31, 2011, 02:13 AM
Are you guys still using the ipad 2 smart cover from Apple?

You completely misunderstand the point of this thread.

glitch44
Nov 7, 2011, 02:29 AM
I know what you are talking, but I think the apple ipad 2 smart cover is out of date right now, there are many great ipad 2 smart cover + back cover outside, very good cover.

Like I said, you misunderstand the point of this thread. We're looking for an iPad 2 case which is exactly like the original black microsuede iPad 1 case. This has nothing to do with the iPad 2 smart cover.