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jmthigpen
May 3, 2011, 11:28 AM
What is the best iPad 2 leather case? something similar to the iPad 1 case. Price doesn't matter. ~100 or less

So far I've seen these as the best - but have any of you seen something better?

http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Genuine-Leather-Version-Generation/dp/B004WHI9L4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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

Thanks!



sotie
May 3, 2011, 02:00 PM
Since you said price doesn't matter then I recommend Vaja.

www.vajacases.com

Rgladman
May 3, 2011, 02:15 PM
You might also consider these.

http://www.maroo.com

jmthigpen
May 3, 2011, 03:10 PM
Since you said price doesn't matter then I recommend Vaja.

www.vajacases.com

well, I can't see myself spending over $100 on a case, any lower priced cases similar to the Vaja? Does not have to be leather as long as it is thin and acts as a smart cover.

Night Spring
May 3, 2011, 03:42 PM
well, I can't see myself spending over $100 on a case, any lower priced cases similar to the Vaja? Does not have to be leather as long as it is thin and acts as a smart cover.

How about Sena?
http://www.senacases.com/

EDIT: Oh, hold on. Missed that you wanted smart cover function. Not sure if any of the Sena cases have that. They are the niceest leather cases under $100, though, IMO.

buzzscott
May 3, 2011, 04:08 PM
I bought the Mobilevision Toblino, it has smart cover and I have been very happy with it.

http://amzn.to/iVFav7 (http://amzn.to/lMqufb)

There is a pretty long thread on here about that case.

xupcua
May 3, 2011, 04:24 PM
How about Sena?
http://www.senacases.com/

EDIT: Oh, hold on. Missed that you wanted smart cover function. Not sure if any of the Sena cases have that. They are the niceest leather cases under $100, though, IMO.

+1

If you don't need Sc function or you buy a SC separately, Sena is the best choice. I ordered Sene Ultraslim and happy with it

gigaguy
May 3, 2011, 04:49 PM
yoobao leather, thin, full coverage, smart cover folio type.

batman75
May 3, 2011, 04:57 PM
Up to $100 I suggest Maroo. Their quality is outstanding. Almost as good as Vaja and better in terms of the protection.

Yoobao, Chinao, Toblino, Sena etc. all look and feel cheap in comparison.

I say this having owned all 6 of the brands mentioned in this message.

An0nym0us
May 3, 2011, 05:23 PM
Up to $100 I suggest Maroo. Their quality is outstanding. Almost as good as Vaja and better in terms of the protection.

Yoobao, Chinao, Toblino, Sena etc. all look and feel cheap in comparison.

I say this having owned all 6 of the brands mentioned in this message.

Never seen the maroo case before. Was potentially thinking about the getting the yoobao, but this looks really nice. I was wondering a couple things though: do the elastic bands that seem to seal the case work well? and how much does this add to your iPad? because i was trying to go with something thats somewhat minimalistic. thanks for a reply

ninerfan
May 3, 2011, 06:05 PM
I second and third the recommendations on the Maroo case. It is perfect in every respect.

BlindMellon
May 3, 2011, 08:02 PM
Ordered this one (http://www.cyberacoustics.com/retail/Cases-and-Covers/IC-1040OB) today:
http://www.cyberacoustics.com/images/products/sub/detail_CyberAcoustics8946-webReady.png

the perfect case for what i'm looking for.

joleel7
May 3, 2011, 08:21 PM
I bought a Yoobao executive leather case it is a nice case but it does not smell like leather at all in fact it smell really bad. So I ordered a PielFrama instead which it is an excellent case I had the ipad 1 version.

sotie
May 3, 2011, 08:56 PM
well, I can't see myself spending over $100 on a case, any lower priced cases similar to the Vaja? Does not have to be leather as long as it is thin and acts as a smart cover.

Okay, when I recommended the Vaja earlier today you had wrote that "Price doesn't matter", now I see that you have edited your original post to state "100 or less".

jmthigpen
May 3, 2011, 09:28 PM
Okay, when I recommended the Vaja earlier today you had wrote that "Price doesn't matter", now I see that you have edited your original post to state "100 or less".

well I was curious to see the best :rolleyes:

jmthigpen
May 3, 2011, 09:31 PM
and just so you all know - after researching for a case for the last couple of days...I ended up ordering the Maroo Roto II leather case for my white iPad 2.

here is a link
http://maroo.com/product_detail.cfm?p=12

Dlanod
May 4, 2011, 04:44 PM
I always go for Piel Frama. Went for an ostrich job in black this time. It arrived yesterday. Beautiful as usual. 118 delivered.

sotie
May 4, 2011, 07:00 PM
I always go for Piel Frama. Went for an ostrich job in black this time. It arrived yesterday. Beautiful as usual. 118 delivered.

Can you put up some pictures?

erayser
May 4, 2011, 10:07 PM
I just got this leather case in the mail today. I've waited a month for this leather case since I pre-ordered it.

http://www.thejoyfactory.com/products/protection/smartblazer2.html

It cost as much as the Leather Apple Smartcovers, and it has the sleep/wake functionality as the Apple Smartcover. I really liked the functionality of the Apple smartcover gives you, but I wished it also protected the back. Since the smartblazer2 had a similar design... and protected the back, I thought I would give this a try. I haven't had much time with it, but it looks and feels great in my hands. The sleep/wake front cover functionality works great, and it folds back perfectly if you want hold it like a tablet. I have easy access to all the ports, but the mute button and the volume rocker is not as easy to get to... but not difficult. I was concerned on how the speakers would sound with this case, but it actually makes my iPad 2 sound a lot better. It reflects the sound toward the side, and not toward the back. If you hold the iPad where you hand is by the speaker, it even sounds louder and better. My initial thoughts of this case, is very positive. I think I'll be enjoying this case for a while.

mcdj
May 4, 2011, 11:37 PM
How does Maroo call their design "clean and minimal" with a big logo plate smack on the front and giant plastic corners?

jmthigpen
May 5, 2011, 11:30 AM
How does Maroo call their design "clean and minimal" with a big logo plate smack on the front and giant plastic corners?

before looking into them more I was turned off by those reasons as well - but the youtube video convinced me that they are actually very small corners and keep the iPad very safe and functional.

see for yourself
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClvZi18yYrQ

3goldens
May 5, 2011, 11:46 AM
Ordered this one (http://www.cyberacoustics.com/retail/Cases-and-Covers/IC-1040OB) today:
Image (http://www.cyberacoustics.com/images/products/sub/detail_CyberAcoustics8946-webReady.png)

the perfect case for what i'm looking for.

You do know that case is for the ipad 1 right?

hsl
May 5, 2011, 03:25 PM
Have you seen joli originals (http://jolioriginals.com)?

http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_570xN.239387086.jpg

:D

JessicaR
May 5, 2011, 11:32 PM
You may want to consider MicroShell Folio iPad 2 case (http://www.marware.com/ipad-cases-and-covers/ipad-2-cases/microshell-folio-ipad-2-case). It is $70 and has the smart sleep wake function. It acts like a stand and it has that nice look to it.

https://system.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=42287&c=631249&h=e4a0d3d6d5456775ce95

batman75
May 6, 2011, 07:31 AM
Never seen the maroo case before. Was potentially thinking about the getting the yoobao, but this looks really nice. I was wondering a couple things though: do the elastic bands that seem to seal the case work well? and how much does this add to your iPad? because i was trying to go with something thats somewhat minimalistic. thanks for a reply

Elastic bands work extremely well. They are very useful because you can also use them to hold case open without cover flapping around.

It's not as thin as yoobao but thin enough. I had both and binned the yoobao.

batman75
May 6, 2011, 07:35 AM
How does Maroo call their design "clean and minimal" with a big logo plate smack on the front and giant plastic corners?

Get the cyberacoustics version. Same company, same case no logo. Or the premium leather one - also no logo.