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sotie
Jun 1, 2011, 06:43 PM
Yesterday I purchased Chinao's new folio style case. A few weeks ago I received a Vaja Libretto for my ipad and my wife doesn't want to use the Smart Cover on her's anymore. I didn't want to spend the big bucks for another Vaja because my daughter also uses my wife's ipad and it's not treated as carefully as mine. So I was looking for a case that wasn't too pricey but looks pretty good too.

Here are my thoughts on it:

Finish - Available in two colors - dark brown and another brown that's slightly reddish in color. It's simulated leather and has a matte type feel to it when you touch it. I bought Chinao's Vaja clone for the iPad 1 awhile back and the finish on this is exactly the same. Some people like it and some don't. I can't smell anything unless I hold it right up to my nose. The inside is a soft grey microfiber.

Design - The bezel is not covered (cases that cover the bezel are not an option for me!). There are 4 tabs that hold the ipad in place. The tabs are in the same place as the Toblino case but the Chinao tabs are very slight and the iPad can be removed very easily. I shook it while holding it upside down and it didn't fall out. There are 3 horizontal grooves built into the inside flap for horizontal viewing. When the front cover is folded behind the ipad it sits very flat. There are cut-outs for all ports. You can see from the pictures below that the mic cut-out is much bigger than it needs to be.

Auto Sleep/Wake - Works perfectly. I tried moving the front flap back and forth while it was folded over in the back and it didn't shut off the ipad.

Quality - All stitching is perfect and the lines are good. The only negative I can think of is that the rear camera hole is a little off but it doesn't hamper functionality in any way. It's a nice looking case.

I wanted to compare the weight to my Vaja and this case is 7.3oz compared to the Vaja's 10.0oz.

Overall, it's a nice simulated leather case for the price. I paid $40 for it.

Here is a photo of the dark brown version.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/dbrown.jpg

Here are photos I took of the one I bought. The description when I purchased was "reddish brown" but it doesn't look anywhere near as red in person as it does in these pictures I took. I think my camnera's flash made it look more red.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4132.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4133.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4135.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4137.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4138.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4139.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4141.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4142.jpg



silverblack
Jun 1, 2011, 06:52 PM
Not bad, could you please post a link of where you bought it from?

thewired1
Jun 2, 2011, 02:58 PM
Do you think the case would still hold the iPad if I had a skin on the back?

sotie
Jun 2, 2011, 06:09 PM
Not bad, could you please post a link of where you bought it from?

We're not allowed to talk about where I got it from. :eek: It's the guy that starts with a "K" and I contacted him about it through his website. If you've been on this forum a while then you know who he is!

sotie
Jun 2, 2011, 06:10 PM
Do you think the case would still hold the iPad if I had a skin on the back?

Yes, I also tried out my iPad in this case which has a skin from ********** installed on it. It fit the same as my wife's without the skin.

mrgossett
Jun 2, 2011, 10:22 PM
2 Questions- Is there a crease or fold in the top cover that might accommodate a typing position? The top photo seems to show that, but your photos of the one you bought don't. Also, is the top cover held closed by magnets, or does it flop open easily? Thanks for any info...

Tobster3
Jun 3, 2011, 05:10 AM
Nice looking case.

I presume you ordered the reddish brown color?

bowlerman625
Jun 3, 2011, 07:23 AM
Nice case

Thanks for sharing



Source. Help!

BlindMellon
Jun 3, 2011, 09:15 AM
Man, I LOVE this case, but there's nothing on the interwebs. Seems like their site only shows the old case style. http://chinaocase.blogspot.com/

sotie
Jun 3, 2011, 09:34 AM
2 Questions- Is there a crease or fold in the top cover that might accommodate a typing position? The top photo seems to show that, but your photos of the one you bought don't. Also, is the top cover held closed by magnets, or does it flop open easily? Thanks for any info...

The cover doesn't have any magnets other than the one to auto activate sleep/wake. However, it doesn't flop open easily. In fact, it doesn't open by itself unless you hold it upside down and don't hold the top cover.

The one that I have doesn't have a crease in the cover. If you look more closely at the pictures I posted you'll notice that in the horizontal viewing position the inside of the top cover becomes the base of the stand. They should have included one additional horizontal groove closer to the edge of the top cover to accomodate a proper typing angle. As it is the ipad is in a lower typing position then on most cases but I tried it and was able to type okay with it.

Here's a picture of the typing position I'm referring to. If you want a higher typing position you can wedge something in between the folded areas to accomodate. I just tried it with a piece of plastic I have sitting here. You'll see the plastic in the first picture.

Also, I didn't use the camera's flash in these pictures and the color looks totally different.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4149.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4148.jpg

sotie
Jun 3, 2011, 09:34 AM
Nice looking case.

I presume you ordered the reddish brown color?

Yes, it's the reddish brown color.

sotie
Jun 3, 2011, 09:38 AM
Man, I LOVE this case, but there's nothing on the interwebs. Seems like their site only shows the old case style. http://chinaocase.blogspot.com/

When I googled "chinao ipad 2" the website I bought it from came up in the first position of the search results.

dukedvl
Jun 3, 2011, 05:52 PM
2 Questions- Is there a crease or fold in the top cover that might accommodate a typing position? The top photo seems to show that, but your photos of the one you bought don't. Also, is the top cover held closed by magnets, or does it flop open easily? Thanks for any info...

Just guessing but I think the top photo has the crease on the top cover because it is a picture of the iPad 1 case. The vendor's web site has the same picture listed under the ipad 1 and ipad 2 case.

dukedvl
Jun 3, 2011, 06:10 PM
Found this on Ebay . . . looks like the dark brown case is just like the reddish brown and does not have the crease in the top cover either. I am trying to decide between this and the Maroo Moko II case. I am afraid the Maroo is going to add too much bulk.

sotie
Jun 3, 2011, 06:14 PM
Just guessing but I think the top photo has the crease on the top cover because it is a picture of the iPad 1 case. The vendor's web site has the same picture listed under the ipad 1 and ipad 2 case.

You are probably right. I also have the iPad 1 case and it does have that crease in the top cover.

KylePowers
Jun 3, 2011, 10:11 PM
I was going to revive the old thread about this... I stumbled upon them on Ebay a few days ago:

http://cgi.ebay.com/CHINAO-Brn-Syn-Leather-Apple-iPad2-Smart-Case-Stand-/320705733474?pt=US_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item4aab8d2362

http://cgi.ebay.com/CHINAO-Redbrn-Syn-Leather-Apple-iPad2-Smart-Case-Stand-/320705734684?pt=US_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item4aab8d281c

Looks nice, but I'm going to wait on a few other colors first.

EDIT: Oh, and the seller's name starts with a K ;)

sotie
Jun 3, 2011, 11:41 PM
It turns out that the first photo I posted of the Dark Brown case was actually the iPad 1 case, not the iPad 2 case. I have replaced the previous photo with the correct one without the crease in the top cover. Sorry for any confusion this caused! I got the picture from the vendor's website but it's now been corrected.

yOyOYoo
Jun 4, 2011, 11:44 AM
We're not allowed to talk about where I got it from. :eek: It's the guy that starts with a "K" and I contacted him about it through his website. If you've been on this forum a while then you know who he is!


WHy are we "not allowed" to talk to this seller?!?:eek::confused:

someone please explain...got some nice cases on ebay

sotie
Jun 5, 2011, 12:15 AM
You can talk to him but you can't mention him on this forum or the admins will either delete your post or ban you.

BlindMellon
Jun 5, 2011, 09:13 AM
When I googled "chinao ipad 2" the website I bought it from came up in the first position of the search results.
Found it. :)

3goldens
Jun 5, 2011, 09:38 AM
We're not allowed to talk about where I got it from. :eek: It's the guy that starts with a "K" and I contacted him about it through his website. If you've been on this forum a while then you know who he is!

Looks nice, not sure I like the logo in the middle of the front cover but
does the cover stay closed when folded against the screen carrying it around?

Also since when can't you say where you got it, unless your the manufacturer promoting it, everyone always has said where they get their accessories.

If its a new rule, maybe its a good one.

BlindMellon
Jun 5, 2011, 11:40 AM
Looks nice, not sure I like the logo in the middle of the front cover but
does the cover stay closed when folded against the screen carrying it around?

Also since when can't you say where you got it, unless your the manufacturer promoting it, everyone always has said where they get their accessories.

If its a new rule, maybe its a good one.
I tried to place the link here but macrumors blocks the site link!

Strange.

yOyOYoo
Jun 5, 2011, 12:29 PM
I tried to place the link here but macrumors blocks the site link!

Strange.

Can someone explain why?! Is this a bad product? A bad seller?

BlindMellon
Jun 5, 2011, 01:06 PM
Can someone explain why?! Is this a bad product? A bad seller?
I'm guessing the seller used to spam things here a lot, so his name shall not be spoken, his site shall not be linked. :cool:

sotie
Jun 5, 2011, 08:07 PM
Looks nice, not sure I like the logo in the middle of the front cover but
does the cover stay closed when folded against the screen carrying it around?

Also since when can't you say where you got it, unless your the manufacturer promoting it, everyone always has said where they get their accessories.

If its a new rule, maybe its a good one.

I'm not the seller! If you mention his name or website this forum will automatically replace them with "*****" if you try to say it another way the moderators will delete your post. There were accusations made last year in the iPad 1 Yoobao thread.

However, I've been following along in the history for this for quite a while and no one has ever complained about his customer service or shipping speed.

Regarding your question about the cover staying closed while carrying. If you hold it from the right edge with the left side facing up occassionally (rarely actually) the cover will open a very small amount... just enough to activate the sleep/wake. However, if you carry it the opposite way... hold the left edge with the back facing outwards it stays closed just fine.

dukedvl
Jun 9, 2011, 06:37 AM
Hey sotie . . . any new complaints after using the case for a little while?

I am looking at this case or the CHINAO Apple iPad 2 Premium Synthetic Leather Smart Case from the same seller (The one without the multi-angle positions). There are only 2 pics of the other case but they seem to be pretty similar except for the viewing angles.

mrgossett
Jun 9, 2011, 09:54 AM
I have ordered this case to try it out. I really like the look in the pics, and the different viewing angles are nice when using it in your lap. I'll post more info and opinions after I get it, which should be today or tomorrow.

bijanm
Jun 9, 2011, 10:03 PM
Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents about the case. Got it last week, love it. Absolutely no complaints thus far. Had 3-4 cases for my iPad 2, and this is by far the best one. I got the darker color, will upload photos if anyone is interested.

sotie
Jun 10, 2011, 08:52 AM
Hey sotie . . . any new complaints after using the case for a little while?

I am looking at this case or the CHINAO Apple iPad 2 Premium Synthetic Leather Smart Case from the same seller (The one without the multi-angle positions). There are only 2 pics of the other case but they seem to be pretty similar except for the viewing angles.

I haven't noticed any more negatives.

Also, Chinao's vaja clone is finally coming to this seller. Should be next week. The materials will be the same as these and they will also be offering premium leather versions as well. I'm considering picking one up for a friend as a gift. If I do I'll post pictures here for you guys before I give it to him!

dukedvl
Jun 10, 2011, 05:28 PM
I haven't noticed any more negatives.

Also, Chinao's vaja clone is finally coming to this seller. Should be next week. The materials will be the same as these and they will also be offering premium leather versions as well. I'm considering picking one up for a friend as a gift. If I do I'll post pictures here for you guys before I give it to him!

I think the vaja clone is the one that I have also been looking at and trying to compare it to the Chinao case in this thread. There are only two pictures right now so it is hard to compare. Maybe there will be more next week, hopefully the price will still be the same then.

Zodiak
Jun 16, 2011, 08:09 AM
I have both the dark and the reddish brown. No real complaints other then the flap doesn't stay shut on its own. You get over that pretty quick. Good case, good price :)

whatcase
Jun 16, 2011, 05:07 PM
I have both the dark and the reddish brown. No real complaints other then the flap doesn't stay shut on its own. You get over that pretty quick. Good case, good price :)

ok great thanks it looked like a nice case for the money, and a different look, im thinking about the premium leather one it looks nice too but the brown will go with my Muzetto bag it looks close in color....

ctbear
Jun 16, 2011, 07:49 PM
Just received this case in mail, loving it so far.
Looks nice, good grip, ample protection without too much bulk. Smart cover function works perfectly.

whatcase
Jun 16, 2011, 08:49 PM
Just received this case in mail, loving it so far.
Looks nice, good grip, ample protection without too much bulk. Smart cover function works perfectly.

Good to hear just ordered the dark brown vaja clone, I'm not into watching videos so I think the typing angle will be better on it verses the stand version.

dukedvl
Jun 16, 2011, 09:50 PM
I just received the vaja clone. Here are some pics in case anyone wants to see them.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0062.jpg

Only thing I don't like so far is that the cover does not lay flat against the case where the seam is on the front cover. I am hoping it will lay down flatter as I use it more. (UPDATE: Seller contacted me and said this will lay flatter over time as the case gets broken in and gave me a tip for speeding this process)

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0064.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0069.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0070.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0072.jpg

Another thing that people might have a problem with is when using the case in display mode, the cover can't go all the way into the flap in the back or the case will not stand upright. (UPDATE: Seller contacted me and let me know that the flap portion of the cover (the part that forms the bottom when in standing mode) was not pulled out enough. I pulled it out further and now I don't have any problems with it inserting the cover all the way into the flap.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0074.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0075.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0081.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/dukedvl/IMG_0082.jpg

Overall, I really like the feel of the case and how slim it is compared to other cases I have used. I also like that the color of the stitching is different from what is displayed on the vendor's website and actually looks better on the case. Sleep/Wake functionality seems to work without any problems.

Diveflo
Jun 17, 2011, 03:36 AM
The pictures look really nice :)
Could you point me to a shop where I can get my hands on one of those, or is this just a preview version you received?

Thank you!

dukedvl
Jun 17, 2011, 06:27 AM
The pictures look really nice :)
Could you point me to a shop where I can get my hands on one of those, or is this just a preview version you received?

Thank you!

I am not sure why but on the previous page when they were discussing the other Chinao case, someone said the vendor's name cannot be mentioned on the website. If you Google "Chinao iPad 2 case" it is the first result returned. Let me know if you can't find it and I will send you a PM.

I just checked and looks like the price went back up to regular price. You may want to wait a few days to see if it goes back down. While I like this case to give some basic protection, I would not pay the regular price of $60 for it.

dukedvl
Jun 17, 2011, 06:46 AM
I am not sure why but on the previous page when they were discussing the other Chinao case, someone said the vendor's name cannot be mentioned on the website. If you Google "Chinao iPad 2 case" it is the first result returned. Let me know if you can't find it and I will send you a PM.

I just checked and looks like the price went back up to regular price. You may want to wait a few days to see if it goes back down. While I like this case to give some basic protection, I would not pay the regular price of $60 for it.

He has also added this newer case to Ebay, which is more in line with what I paid for it. This is the first product that I have purchased from him but would definitely buy again. Great quality and customer service.

sotie
Jun 21, 2011, 06:09 PM
I finally received Chinao's Vaja Clone in Black Leather yesterday. I bought it as a gift for a friend but I snuck my ipad in it and took some quick pictures to post here. I purchased it from the person that we're not allowed to mention. If you google "chinao ipad 2" the website I bought it from comes up first in the search results.

I'm very happy with it! If I didn't already own a Vaja Libretto I would pick this over it considering that I paid $160 for my Vaja. I wish this was released a couple of months ago before I ordered the Vaja!

Here are some quick thoughts...

It's very professional looking and would be very appropriate for a business meeting. There's no chemical smell; it has a very faint leather smell to it. The leather has a nice feel to it; there isn't a lot of padding but it feels good. There is a magnet for auto sleep/wake. When the cover is folded over the back I couldn't trigger the sleep/wake. The interior is a soft grey microfiber. All port cutouts perfectly line up. The stitching is really nice. I really like the care they took when wrapping the leather into the corners (look at picture #5 below). When I shook the ipad upside down it didn't fall out. When the case is in the typing and video viewing positions it's very sturdy and secure.

I could only find one negative to report: The top cover on the one I received overlaps the case body a couple of millimeters too much (picture #3 below).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4152.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4153.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4154.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4155.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4156.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4158.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4159.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/sotie/IMG_4161.jpg

kayjay
Jun 21, 2011, 06:56 PM
Thanks for the pictures and comments, sotie! I was hoping someone would review this case soon. How does the feel of the leather compare to the yoobao?

sotie
Jun 21, 2011, 07:28 PM
Thanks for the pictures and comments, sotie! I was hoping someone would review this case soon. How does the feel of the leather compare to the yoobao?

I didn't buy the Yoobao. However, I do have one of Yoobao's Ipad 1 cases and this leather is much softer.

sotie
Jun 21, 2011, 07:31 PM
I forgot to add... as you're all probably aware, the Vaja Libretto's corner is exposed and this corner design looks nicer in my opinion.

kayjay
Jun 21, 2011, 08:19 PM
I didn't buy the Yoobao. However, I do have one of Yoobao's Ipad 1 cases and this leather is much softer.

Thanks. I just ordered the dark orange version. I'm hopeful that this case might finally be my last one.

h00ligan
Jun 21, 2011, 09:40 PM
This case looks quite nice...it's a pity the color choice is so limited.

Question about the vaja style case... When it's in the stand position, is the base wide enough to be stable on a bed? The other case looks like it could be at some angles.

sotie
Jun 22, 2011, 12:05 AM
This case looks quite nice...it's a pity the color choice is so limited.

Question about the vaja style case... When it's in the stand position, is the base wide enough to be stable on a bed? The other case looks like it could be at some angles.

I just set it on the bed and it stood up fine.

borka105
Jun 22, 2011, 02:59 AM
Is there anything to keep the top flap of the cover shut? It doesnt look like the case has any type of closure mechanism unless the magnets are super strong.

sotie
Jun 22, 2011, 08:21 AM
Is there anything to keep the top flap of the cover shut? It doesnt look like the case has any type of closure mechanism unless the magnets are super strong.

Nothing to hold it shut... just like the Vaja.

Donka
Jun 22, 2011, 08:30 AM
The only thing putting me off this case is that speaker opening, I think it looks ugly and I wish they had a more elegant way of opening this up for audio. I do like the Chinao cases though.
How exactly is the iPad secured in this case?

sotie
Jun 22, 2011, 09:43 AM
The only thing putting me off this case is that speaker opening, I think it looks ugly and I wish they had a more elegant way of opening this up for audio. I do like the Chinao cases though.
How exactly is the iPad secured in this case?

It is just pressed in and the edges and corners secure it with pressure... just like the Vaja.

Donka
Jun 22, 2011, 10:10 AM
Thanks. I sometimes use my in the gym to watch videos when I am on a treadmill/cross trainer etc. I basically strap it to the display panel on the machine. Is it held very securely?

h00ligan
Jun 22, 2011, 11:46 AM
I just set it on the bed and it stood up fine.

Cheers for that.

sotie
Jun 22, 2011, 11:59 AM
Thanks. I sometimes use my in the gym to watch videos when I am on a treadmill/cross trainer etc. I basically strap it to the display panel on the machine. Is it held very securely?

If you're strapping it then wouldn't the straps hold it down? If you're solely relying on the case to secure the ipad then I wouldn't trust this style of case because of the shake created when the treadmill bounces from your weight. I have a treadmill and use the Belkin Snap Shield because the case slighlty covers the ipad's bezel. Nothing will shake the ipad out of that case. Also, I use industrial strength velcro to secure the snap shield to the treadmill.

laurenr
Jun 22, 2011, 03:27 PM
I finally received Chinao's Vaja Clone in Black Leather yesterday. I bought it as a gift for a friend but I snuck my ipad in it and took some quick pictures to post here. I purchased it from the person that we're not allowed to mention. If you google "chinao ipad 2" the website I bought it from comes up first in the search results.

I'm very happy with it! If I didn't already own a Vaja Libretto I would pick this over it considering that I paid $160 for my Vaja. I wish this was released a couple of months ago before I ordered the Vaja!

Here are some quick thoughts...

It's very professional looking and would be very appropriate for a business meeting. There's no chemical smell; it has a very faint leather smell to it. The leather has a nice feel to it; there isn't a lot of padding but it feels good. There is a magnet for auto sleep/wake. When the cover is folded over the back I couldn't trigger the sleep/wake. The interior is a soft grey microfiber. All port cutouts perfectly line up. The stitching is really nice. I really like the care they took when wrapping the leather into the corners (look at picture #5 below). When I shook the ipad upside down it didn't fall out. When the case is in the typing and video viewing positions it's very sturdy and secure.

I could only find one negative to report: The top cover on the one I received overlaps the case body a couple of millimeters too much (picture #3 below).



I have to say, I am really impressed with this case! The negative you pointed out- the overlapping front cover, I actually think is a positive. I have seen a few Vaja cases , where the cover is just a little too short. The overall design, lack of exposed corners, functionality, is great!

Donka
Jun 22, 2011, 05:02 PM
If you're strapping it then wouldn't the straps hold it down? If you're solely relying on the case to secure the ipad then I wouldn't trust this style of case because of the shake created when the treadmill bounces from your weight. I have a treadmill and use the Belkin Snap Shield because the case slighlty covers the ipad's bezel. Nothing will shake the ipad out of that case. Also, I use industrial strength velcro to secure the snap shield to the treadmill.

Thanks for the feedback. What I normally do is flip the cover round the back and put a strap around this and the display on the machine so the iPad is effectively havnging from this like a picture. It means it does rely on the case being secure.
Looks like I'll be sticking with the case I have.

sotie
Jun 22, 2011, 05:51 PM
Thanks for the feedback. What I normally do is flip the cover round the back and put a strap around this and the display on the machine so the iPad is effectively havnging from this like a picture. It means it does rely on the case being secure.
Looks like I'll be sticking with the case I have.

Yeah, while this feels really secure I would not put my faith in it on a treadmill. A case that covers the bezel is your best bet.

sotie
Jun 22, 2011, 05:53 PM
I have to say, I am really impressed with this case! The negative you pointed out- the overlapping front cover, I actually think is a positive. I have seen a few Vaja cases , where the cover is just a little too short. The overall design, lack of exposed corners, functionality, is great!

Now that you mention it... my Vaja Libretto doesn't extend far enough to the edge and it really bothers me.

laurenr
Jun 22, 2011, 11:06 PM
Now that you mention it... my Vaja Libretto doesn't extend far enough to the edge and it really bothers me.

Yes, you see, the problem with the Vaja design of the top cover, is that they tried to fit it into/inside the frame of the bottom encasement. It not only looks better to sit on top, with the slight overlap, but it is actually more functional that way, as displayed by the Chinao case you showed us.

sotie
Jun 23, 2011, 08:28 AM
Someone asked me privately what the weight of the Chinao Leather Vaja clone is so I thought I'd also post it privately here... it's 10.9 ounces. :)

wacomme
Jun 24, 2011, 12:38 PM
Has anyone bought the wheat leather case on ebay? It's higher priced than the black or orange leather cases available elsewhere, but the wheat color looks nice in the photos.

sotie
Jun 24, 2011, 01:14 PM
Has anyone bought the wheat leather case on ebay? It's higher priced than the black or orange leather cases available elsewhere, but the wheat color looks nice in the photos.

It's a different design than what is being discussed here.

wacomme
Jun 24, 2011, 02:07 PM
It's a different design than what is being discussed here.

How so?

kayjay
Jun 24, 2011, 02:35 PM
How so?

It's not an open bezel design. I agree that the color looks very nice, but I really prefer the bezel uncovered.

wacomme
Jun 24, 2011, 04:10 PM
It's not an open bezel design. I agree that the color looks very nice, but I really prefer the bezel uncovered.

Good to know. I thought it was open bezel. Does it show that it's not open bezel on the website? I can't tell.

wacomme
Jun 24, 2011, 04:28 PM
It's not an open bezel design. I agree that the color looks very nice, but I really prefer the bezel uncovered.

So which is the one to buy?

laurenr
Jun 24, 2011, 06:51 PM
you should always go with a case that meets your needs, that wheat colored case looks like the trim is very thin still leaving most of the bezel open unlike some cases that the trim goes all the way to the edge of the screen. The other is completly open they both look very nice it looks like ill have mine tomorrow i went with the orange vaja. ill post pics this weekend, a week with the smart cover and i feel dumb spending $69 + tax for no protection at all

I look really forward to seeing the pictures of the orange/tan cover! And don't feel too bad about wasting one case. I've also just bought seconds:p, which actually looks pretty similar to this case.:o

wacomme
Jun 25, 2011, 02:28 AM
it depends on u,for me,i really love the wheat color,i have this and i also have a vaja case,if you dont mind the design of the back of wheat case,i think its good.the wheat leather is better than the vaja one.so choose your like.

What's different about the back of the wheat case? Also, how much of the bezel is covered with the wheat case? How is the leather? I hear it's nice.

sotie
Jun 25, 2011, 12:44 PM
What's different about the back of the wheat case? Also, how much of the bezel is covered with the wheat case? How is the leather? I hear it's nice.

This is too funny. You're the one that originally wrote that you saw the wheat colored case on eBay and now it's as if you've never seen it before!

wacomme
Jun 25, 2011, 05:06 PM
This is too funny. You're the one that originally wrote that you saw the wheat colored case on eBay and now it's as if you've never seen it before!

Not really. I can't tell clearly from the photos how the bezel is covered. It seems to be a thin lip around the entire ipad compared to the snap-in version that connects at the corners.

I also don't know how easy it is to remove the ipad from this case. The main reason I don't like covered bezels compared to the snap-ins is because I often remove the ipad from the case; I want a folio case that enables easy removal of the ipad.

mrgossett
Jun 25, 2011, 10:19 PM
I have the same case in the PU red/brown material, and that's my only complaint with the case. The cover moves around enough when I carry it around that it activates the wake/sleep over and over, which is annoying. But that's probably going to happen with about any case that doesn't have some kind of latch or closure to hold the cover still.

sotie
Jun 25, 2011, 10:25 PM
The cover on mine (black) lies flat.

flatline82
Jun 27, 2011, 03:35 AM
The Wheat is fantastic :cool: Really liking the color...its a good change ya know? From standard issue black/brown leathers.

wacomme
Jun 27, 2011, 08:27 AM
The Wheat is fantastic :cool: Really liking the color...its a good change ya know? From standard issue black/brown leathers.

How do you like the small lip around the bezel? Is it easy to take the iPad in and out of the case?

flatline82
Jun 27, 2011, 03:04 PM
I enjoyed the original Apple Case (Though I went with a higher quality clone case for it as well.)...so the lip doesn't bother me and its super easy to take out.

batman75
Jun 27, 2011, 03:37 PM
I see you guys are comparing this to the Vaja Libretto, but on the Vaja the magnets hold the cover shut. The Vaja snaps shut just like a Smartcover.

Does this case snap shut using magnets or does the cover flap around?

Donka
Jun 27, 2011, 04:50 PM
I just wish Chinao would release a folio iPad 2 case with the rear flap from the iPad 1 case. Thats the only thing I don't like about their current cases.

gigaguy
Jun 29, 2011, 08:24 PM
only getting $5 off with the 50offyoobaosp code, hmm. I had the screen protector and a $35 yoobao in the cart and the code gave me only $5 off.

Dave421
Jun 30, 2011, 07:03 AM
Anyone else seeing a sudden increase in price? It was $32 last night and today it's $60 & refuses any coupon codes.

maverick86
Jun 30, 2011, 08:30 AM
Anyone else seeing a sudden increase in price? It was $32 last night and today it's $60 & refuses any coupon codes.

I don't know about the codes but yeah the prices went back up to their original levels. The wheat case looked really nice for $45-$50 but I'm definitely not paying $90.

laurenr
Jun 30, 2011, 10:19 AM
I don't know about the codes but yeah the prices went back up to their original levels. The wheat case looked really nice for $45-$50 but I'm definitely not paying $90.

$90???Wow! It's almost like the seller is monitoring these threads and puts the price up when he sees the positive reviews and the prospect of more orders coming in??:confused:

maverick86
Jun 30, 2011, 10:45 AM
I suppose if you want a style like the wheat case you could get the textured leather case which is the same thing and it's $50 but, at least for me, I've had so many leather products it just seems boring now.

laurenr
Jun 30, 2011, 11:02 AM
I suppose if you want a style like the wheat case you could get the textured leather case which is the same thing and it's $50 but, at least for me, I've had so many leather products it just seems boring now.

Thanks for the heads up, but I'm kind of leery now about ordering from him now. I can understand a price hike of a few dollars here and there, but going to almost double the cost of what it was just 12 hours ago??? The case is nice, but I don't think on the quality level of Manufacturers whose products sell steadily in the higher price range, and whose costs don't "adjust" on such a significant level overnight.

maverick86
Jun 30, 2011, 03:49 PM
So it is, that's good. Another month to decide if I want to buy the wheat case lol.

gmaines
Jun 30, 2011, 04:10 PM
I just broke down and bought the wheat case.

nullRX
Jun 30, 2011, 11:15 PM
Does the Chinao vaja clone have magnetic closure? How does its weight compare to other cases?

laurenr
Jul 1, 2011, 12:53 AM
Does the Chinao vaja clone have magnetic closure? How does its weight compare to other cases?
I was wondering about both those questions too.

Diveflo
Jul 1, 2011, 08:55 AM
Got the (fake) leather version of the vaja clone (in dark brown) from the seller who can not be named, and I like it a lot but there is one serious flaw

http://db.tt/IfKbSVF

You cant really tell in the picture, but the 'leather' is getting loose right at the 'edge' where the front flap can be folded.
Not really sure if I can somehow get some glue under there, but it's quite annoying :/

sotie
Jul 1, 2011, 09:34 AM
Does the Chinao vaja clone have magnetic closure? How does its weight compare to other cases?

It does have a magnet for auto sleep/wake but are you asking if a magnet will keep the lid closed? All the magnet does is activate sleep/wake. By the way the Vaja does the same thing... if I hold the Vaja case upside down the magnet isn't strong enough to hold the lid on.

Weight comparison:
Vaja Libretto 10.0 oz
Chinao simulated leather Vaja clone 7.3 oz
Chinao leather Vaja clone 10.8 oz

laurenr
Jul 2, 2011, 04:54 PM
I just broke down and bought the wheat case.

There was a separate thread on this Wheat case. It seems to have disappeared??:confused: Anyone have a clue??:confused:

laurenr
Jul 6, 2011, 11:30 PM
I just broke down and bought the wheat case.

I received my Chinao wheat case today; I absolutely LOVE it!.:D I had originally ordered it to provide the extra protection I need for travelling, but it looks so fabulous, I might just make this my primary case. (I also have the Rivet, Vaja style case, which looks good, but does not protect the corners as well).
The quality and the color of this wheat leather is really gorgeous, holes line up perfectly, so far no negatives I can think of, even though the back flap is something different to what I am used to.
Highly recommended!

sexytabitha
Jul 8, 2011, 01:24 AM
I received my Chinao wheat case today; I absolutely LOVE it!.:D I had originally ordered it to provide the extra protection I need for travelling, but it looks so fabulous, I might just make this my primary case. (I also have the Rivet, Vaja style case, which looks good, but does not protect the corners as well).
The quality and the color of this wheat leather is really gorgeous, holes line up perfectly, so far no negatives I can think of, even though the back flap is something different to what I am used to.
Highly recommended!

Could you please post some real pics, this case looks interesting but you know how manufactures pictures always look better.
Thanks

laurenr
Jul 8, 2011, 12:00 PM
Could you please post some real pics, this case looks interesting but you know how manufactures pictures always look better.
Thanks

Will do so later, when I am home.:)

laurenr
Jul 8, 2011, 12:57 PM
Pictures of the Chinao Wheat case. The color appears somewhat distorted by the camera; it's actually prettier "in person".:rolleyes: I love how small the bezel is, how little of the white iPad frame it covers. The quality of the leather is really fabulous:

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gmaines
Jul 8, 2011, 01:10 PM
I received mine also. Love it. Fit is good and it looks great

cmoore49
Jul 8, 2011, 02:49 PM
How stable is it in the upright landscape mode?

maverick86
Jul 8, 2011, 03:07 PM
Nice pics lauren. I had actually put off the idea of getting the case altogether but now I'm starting to consider it again especially since it doesn't cover up as much of the frame as my current Casecrown.

On an unrelated note, was there a discount code of some sort in the thread that got deleted? I can't remember anymore.

laurenr
Jul 8, 2011, 05:42 PM
How stable is it in the upright landscape mode?
Rock solid in the upright position.:D
Nice pics lauren. I had actually put off the idea of getting the case altogether but now I'm starting to consider it again especially since it doesn't cover up as much of the frame as my current Casecrown.

On an unrelated note, was there a discount code of some sort in the thread that got deleted? I can't remember anymore.

I highly recommend the case. The discount code I think was for the yoobao screen protector, but honestly I do not remember. There is one other really nice feature. The black microfibre on the inside does not attract any lint;I've had it on the sofa, in bed with my fluffy dogs and blanket, and it does not have anything adhered to it. This is a really big deal for me, as this issue has annoyed me with other cases.
Overall, I am totally impressed with this case!:)

sexytabitha
Jul 8, 2011, 06:54 PM
Rock solid in the upright position.:D


I highly recommend the case. The discount code I think was for the yoobao screen protector, but honestly I do not remember. There is one other really nice feature. The black microfibre on the inside does not attract any lint;I've had it on the sofa, in bed with my fluffy dogs and blanket, and it does not have anything adhered to it. This is a really big deal for me, as this issue has annoyed me with other cases.
Overall, I am totally impressed with this case!:)

One last question as I am torn between this and the Yoobao ver 3. Is the leather soft like the Yoobao cases or Is it a little stiffer. I like thin cases but wanted a leather that offered a bit more protection than the Yoobao case that I originally had did. If that makes any sense?

maverick86
Jul 8, 2011, 07:13 PM
Actually I'm confused on the color now. On the product page the 'Color' drop down only lists Dark Wheat so is that different from what's shown in the product photos? Lauren, when you ordered did you select that dark wheat color or did you leave the box alone?

laurenr
Jul 8, 2011, 09:25 PM
One last question as I am torn between this and the Yoobao ver 3. Is the leather soft like the Yoobao cases or Is it a little stiffer. I like thin cases but wanted a leather that offered a bit more protection than the Yoobao case that I originally had did. If that makes any sense?
I have the Yoobao folio case as well. The leather of The Wheat case is a lot "firmer" and definitely provides more protection. The corners are also more sturdy than the Yoobao. However, it still has the very thin profile which is essential for me. I love the slim design of the iPad 2 and did not want to detract from that by adding bulk.

laurenr
Jul 8, 2011, 09:32 PM
Actually I'm confused on the color now. On the product page the 'Color' drop down only lists Dark Wheat so is that different from what's shown in the product photos? Lauren, when you ordered did you select that dark wheat color or did you leave the box alone?

Hhmmmm........ I did not notice an option for a dark wheat color. Mine is "Item #: CPLIP2-WHEAT". I only saw a color choice in the Chinao Vaja clone (leather), which is a different style.

sexytabitha
Jul 8, 2011, 09:52 PM
I have the Yoobao folio case as well. The leather of The Wheat case is a lot "firmer" and definitely provides more protection. The corners are also more sturdy than the Yoobao. However, it still has the very thin profile which is essential for me. I love the slim design of the iPad 2 and did not want to detract from that by adding bulk.

Thank you you have been most helpful,

maverick86
Jul 8, 2011, 09:52 PM
Hhmmmm........ I did not notice an option for a dark wheat color. Mine is "Item #: CPLIP2-WHEAT". I only saw a color choice in the Chinao Vaja clone (leather), which is a different style.

Hmm, well the item number is very helpful because it took me to the same item I saw before only the description in the URL is different now. Quite confusing but whatever, at least I know which is the right case lol

mrgossett
Jul 8, 2011, 11:08 PM
Just got my Chinao leather wheat case today, and I'm totally impressed with this case. The leather is very high quality, and looks, feels, and smells wonderful. The leather is thicker than a lot of leather cases, but the case is still very slim with the iPad in it. The iPad fits tightly and perfectly, and the inside is very soft and nice. The cover also doesn't move around as you carry it, which activates the sleep/wake (which really annoys me). I actually like and now prefer the small border that's around the screen, as it makes it easier to hold the iPad and gives it more grip. This case is very bit as nice as much higher-priced cases.

laurenr
Jul 9, 2011, 01:08 PM
Just got my Chinao leather wheat case today, and I'm totally impressed with this case. The leather is very high quality, and looks, feels, and smells wonderful. The leather is thicker than a lot of leather cases, but the case is still very slim with the iPad in it. The iPad fits tightly and perfectly, and the inside is very soft and nice. The cover also doesn't move around as you carry it, which activates the sleep/wake (which really annoys me). I actually like and now prefer the small border that's around the screen, as it makes it easier to hold the iPad and gives it more grip. This case is very bit as nice as much higher-priced cases.

I totally agree about those corners. Because the frame around the bezel is in a lighter weight material than the leather, it is able to hold the Ipad very securely, not only making it more comfortable to hold, but also provides excellent protection. I leave on my vacation on Monday, will be travelling through many busy Airports, so I am very happy with this added security.

The case is actually much higher priced than what we paid for it- it's on sale now; I am note sure when this sale price ends though. I know another poster did mention it, but I just cannot remember the date.

maverick86
Jul 9, 2011, 02:16 PM
The case is actually much higher priced than what we paid for it- it's on sale now; I am note sure when this sale price ends though. I know another poster did mention it, but I just cannot remember the date.

What's interesting is that when we first had the price discussion, the site listed the original price as $89.95 and now it's $59.95 with the sale price being $46.95. And based on the posts in the now-deleted thread, the sale is supposed to end on 7/30.

sexytabitha
Jul 9, 2011, 03:09 PM
What's interesting is that when we first had the price discussion, the site listed the original price as $89.95 and now it's $59.95 with the sale price being $46.95. And based on the posts in the now-deleted thread, the sale is supposed to end on 7/30.

I ordered mine last night and it was a straight $46.95 + shipping, no sale price

maverick86
Jul 9, 2011, 05:06 PM
I ordered mine last night and it was a straight $46.95 + shipping, no sale price

What I mean is, $46.95 is the sale price. If you take a look at the product page, $59.95 is crossed out and in red, $46.95 is listed as the sale price so you did get the case at a discount.

sexytabitha
Jul 9, 2011, 05:44 PM
What I mean is, $46.95 is the sale price. If you take a look at the product page, $59.95 is crossed out and in red, $46.95 is listed as the sale price so you did get the case at a discount.

Oh as far as I know that's the regular price. I never pay attention to anything but the total price, Just like AYL has the Yoobao ver 2 case on sale from $89.95 to $34.50 plus shipping stating you save 62% where have you ever seen a Yoobao case sell for $90? You can buy the ver 3 all day for $35 it's just like saying free shipping when it's not free just included in the price. It's the total out the door price that's important to me.

laurenr
Jul 9, 2011, 08:55 PM
Oh as far as I know that's the regular price. I never pay attention to anything but the total price, Just like AYL has the Yoobao ver 2 case on sale from $89.95 to $34.50 plus shipping stating you save 62% where have you ever seen a Yoobao case sell for $90? You can buy the ver 3 all day for $35 it's just like saying free shipping when it's not free just included in the price. It's the total out the door price that's important to me.

I think that when the sale ends, the price will go back to $89.00 for the Chinao case. That was the price I was complaining about the other day,:p before the sale resumed.

laurenr
Jul 9, 2011, 09:08 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention! This afternoon, I was running around, getting last minute stuff for my trip. I did not leave my iPad in the car because of the heat, and wouldn't ya know it.....dropped it on the concrete floor of a store!:eek: I swear, there was a collective *Gasp* of at least 6 people in line with me....it landed with a thud on the bottom corner, then smacked face down. I am sooooooo happy to say, NOT one teensy li'l scratch/ding/crack!:D My Chinao case behaved perfectly.:) If the iPad was in my other case, with the clip-on open bezel, it would, I am sure, have gone bouncing out and about.:eek::eek:

sexytabitha
Jul 9, 2011, 10:59 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention! This afternoon, I was running around, getting last minute stuff for my trip. I did not leave my iPad in the car because of the heat, and wouldn't ya know it.....dropped it on the concrete floor of a store!:eek: I swear, there was a collective *Gasp* of at least 6 people in line with me....it landed with a thud on the bottom corner, then smacked face down. I am sooooooo happy to say, NOT one teensy li'l scratch/ding/crack!:D My Chinao case behaved perfectly.:) If the iPad was in my other case, with the clip-on open bezel, it would, I am sure, have gone bouncing out and about.:eek::eek:

Wow lucky you, sounds like I made a good choice. Thanks again you were very influential in my decision, from the background of your photos looks like you have great taste and love nice things that helped as well.

laurenr
Jul 10, 2011, 02:05 AM
Wow lucky you, sounds like I made a good choice. Thanks again you were very influential in my decision, from the background of your photos looks like you have great taste and love nice things that helped as well.
You're totally welcome! hope you enjoy your case.:)

gmaines
Jul 10, 2011, 10:37 AM
I agree, it not only looks good, it is great protection.

sexytabitha
Jul 10, 2011, 08:27 PM
I agree, it not only looks good, it is great protection.

I am so looking forward to getting this now.

laurenr
Jul 11, 2011, 02:38 AM
I am so looking forward to getting this now.

Oh I just know you're gonna love it! While I was busy packing today for my vacation, some friends came over , they were "helping" me pack (not!) I got so many compliments on the case. It's just such an elegant design and color, besides being well constructed.
For travelling, the added security is something i really need....I always seem like a target for every clumsy tourist, swinging their carry-ons blindy around.:eek:

sexytabitha
Jul 11, 2011, 01:39 PM
Oh I just know you're gonna love it! While I was busy packing today for my vacation, some friends came over , they were "helping" me pack (not!) I got so many compliments on the case. It's just such an elegant design and color, besides being well constructed.
For travelling, the added security is something i really need....I always seem like a target for every clumsy tourist, swinging their carry-ons blindy around.:eek:

Thanks again and have a great time

sexytabitha
Jul 12, 2011, 02:58 PM
Oh I just know you're gonna love it! While I was busy packing today for my vacation, some friends came over , they were "helping" me pack (not!) I got so many compliments on the case. It's just such an elegant design and color, besides being well constructed.
For travelling, the added security is something i really need....I always seem like a target for every clumsy tourist, swinging their carry-ons blindy around.:eek:

You were absolutly correct, this case is beautiful and the fit is perfect. Thanks this was great find. Hope your having a ball

sexytabitha
Jul 13, 2011, 12:28 AM
I agree, it not only looks good, it is great protection.

And a very tight slim fit,

laurenr
Jul 13, 2011, 06:45 PM
You were absolutly correct, this case is beautiful and the fit is perfect. Thanks this was great find. Hope your having a ball
I am SO glad you love the case! Traipsing from terminal to terminal, endless waiting, missed connection from frankfurt to Madrid:mad:..... The iPad was out constantly, and wouldn't ya know it, had all these LARGE tourists practically flattening me in their rush to various gates:eek: Sheesh, I'm thinking I need some kind of protecting case/armor for myself!

I arrived in Marbella tonight to meet my Sister, who will probably try and steal my Chinao case while I'm conked out. She also just loves it.:D

Isn't it fabulous how it just "fits" so well......nice and snug, no wiggling, etc? I had it in the upright position on the plane tray table, and it remained quite steady. Just LOVED havin' the iPad on such a long haul.:D:D

maverick86
Jul 13, 2011, 08:26 PM
If you guys have more pics of the case, post 'em up. Aside from all the positive reviews, clearly I need more incentive to spend money on accessories I don't really need :p

sexytabitha
Jul 14, 2011, 12:58 AM
If you guys have more pics of the case, post 'em up. Aside from all the positive reviews, clearly I need more incentive to spend money on accessories I don't really need :p

Yes sorry will take some tomorrow and post.

sexytabitha
Jul 15, 2011, 01:25 AM
Didn't have a chance to take photos yet but I did come across this review that may help.

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

sexytabitha
Jul 16, 2011, 03:28 AM
I am SO glad you love the case! Traipsing from terminal to terminal, endless waiting, missed connection from frankfurt to Madrid:mad:..... The iPad was out constantly, and wouldn't ya know it, had all these LARGE tourists practically flattening me in their rush to various gates:eek: Sheesh, I'm thinking I need some kind of protecting case/armor for myself!

I arrived in Marbella tonight to meet my Sister, who will probably try and steal my Chinao case while I'm conked out. She also just loves it.:D

Isn't it fabulous how it just "fits" so well......nice and snug, no wiggling, etc? I had it in the upright position on the plane tray table, and it remained quite steady. Just LOVED havin' the iPad on such a long haul.:D:D

Hope your having a good time your sister didn't steal it I hope lol

sexytabitha
Jul 18, 2011, 03:07 AM
Anyone else still loving this case? Still as tight as the first day and loving it.

ctbear
Jul 18, 2011, 08:01 AM
Anyone else still loving this case? Still as tight as the first day and loving it.

Yes I still love mine (the same one as the OP)
But the no-snapping cover is starting to annoying me :/

sexytabitha
Jul 18, 2011, 03:05 PM
Yes I still love mine (the same one as the OP)
But the no-snapping cover is starting to annoying me :/

Doesn't bother me at all this wheat case is just fantastic thin sturdy and tight very happy with it.

laurenr
Jul 18, 2011, 04:38 PM
Anyone else still loving this case? Still as tight as the first day and loving it.
Yep! Still totally lovin' my case! What a life-saver it's been on vacation, being the total Klutz that I am..... We both took a tumble(again:p) this morning on a slippery marble patio ( wet feet - long story).....happily the Chinao enclosed iPad fared better than I did.:p:D (I have sore bum, iPad doesn't)

sexytabitha
Jul 18, 2011, 11:26 PM
Yep! Still totally lovin' my case! What a life-saver it's been on vacation, being the total Klutz that I am..... We both took a tumble(again:p) this morning on a slippery marble patio ( wet feet - long story).....happily the Chinao enclosed iPad fared better than I did.:p:D (I have sore bum, iPad doesn't)

Sounds like your having a ball, glad your ok

mrgossett
Jul 19, 2011, 06:27 PM
I have totally stopped looking for the perfect iPad case after receiving my Chinao Wheat case. It's a perfect fit, looks and feels great outside and inside, very slim, cover folds underneath flat, easy to grip, looks a lot more expensive than it was.

laurenr
Jul 20, 2011, 03:06 AM
I have totally stopped looking for the perfect iPad case after receiving my Chinao Wheat case. It's a perfect fit, looks and feels great outside and inside, very slim, cover folds underneath flat, easy to grip, looks a lot more expensive than it was.

Yep, I totally agree. This is by far, my most favorite iPad case. It's really taken a beating the past few days, while I'm on vacation, and it still looks brand new. I just love how ultra narrow the bezel is, hiding the minimum of the iPad frame, but the protection it provides, and the aesthetics of its slim profile are quite superb.

sexytabitha
Jul 20, 2011, 03:55 AM
Yep, I totally agree. This is by far, my most favorite iPad case. It's really taken a beating the past few days, while I'm on vacation, and it still looks brand new. I just love how ultra narrow the bezel is, hiding the minimum of the iPad frame, but the protection it provides, and the aesthetics of its slim profile are quite superb.

Hey girl hope your having fun and staying on your feet lol;)

laurenr
Jul 20, 2011, 05:41 PM
Hey girl hope your having fun and staying on your feet lol;)
Well, wouldn't ya know it.....I heard screeching outside my window after midnight last night; i peer outside and there is my poor Sister, who had taken her Yorkie out for a pee, and went slippin' & a-slidin' in a patch of mud:eek: She was in her little white PJ's......literally covered in mud from head to toe. I had to hose her down before she could even come inside.

There are now 2 sore bums in the household.:o: The Yorkie and iPad remain unscathed.:D

sexytabitha
Jul 20, 2011, 08:15 PM
Well, wouldn't ya know it.....I heard screeching outside my window after midnight last night; i peer outside and there is my poor Sister, who had taken her Yorkie out for a pee, and went slippin' & a-slidin' in a patch of mud:eek: She was in her little white PJ's......literally covered in mud from head to toe. I had to hose her down before she could even come inside.

There are now 2 sore bums in the household.:o: The Yorkie and iPad remain unscathed.:D

Wow this should be on Ripleys believe it or not

sexytabitha
Jul 22, 2011, 12:44 AM
Well, wouldn't ya know it.....I heard screeching outside my window after midnight last night; i peer outside and there is my poor Sister, who had taken her Yorkie out for a pee, and went slippin' & a-slidin' in a patch of mud:eek: She was in her little white PJ's......literally covered in mud from head to toe. I had to hose her down before she could even come inside.

There are now 2 sore bums in the household.:o: The Yorkie and iPad remain unscathed.:D

Hey girl havent heard from you hope your good lol

15danielp
Jul 24, 2011, 04:43 AM
Is the interior of the case black like the pictures on the website, or dark brown like the video? I can't tell if the case is the same color or if the pictures are of poor quality.

laurenr
Jul 24, 2011, 07:05 AM
Is the interior of the case black like the pictures on the website, or dark brown like the video? I can't tell if the case is the same color or if the pictures are of poor quality.

The interior of the case is black, as is the narrow frame that holds the ipad in place. I think you can see this in my pics a few pages back.
Edit: see my pics on post #92

laurenr
Jul 24, 2011, 07:09 AM
Hey girl havent heard from you hope your good lol
Everything is fab....thanks for asking, but internet has been a bit spotty last few days.:cool:

maverick86
Jul 24, 2011, 12:49 PM
The interior of the case is black, as is the narrow frame that holds the ipad in place. I think you can see this in my pics a few pages back.
Edit: see my pics on post #92

Until that question was brought up I never noticed that the product pictures and yours show a black interior. I always assumed the interior was that brown color like in the video they show. That being said, I prefer the brown interior so that's kind of disappointing.

15danielp
Jul 24, 2011, 03:32 PM
The interior of the case is black, as is the narrow frame that holds the ipad in place. I think you can see this in my pics a few pages back.
Edit: see my pics on post #92

Thank you. I see now.

15danielp
Jul 24, 2011, 04:31 PM
Until that question was brought up I never noticed that the product pictures and yours show a black interior. I always assumed the interior was that brown color like in the video they show. That being said, I prefer the brown interior so that's kind of disappointing.

I agree. The brown interior looks better. But I think this is the case for me anyway.

gmaines
Jul 24, 2011, 07:53 PM
I just love this case....I also have a vaja case, switcheasy case, a Grove wood case and 3 or 4 others. For all around this wheat color case is the best...hands down.

sexytabitha
Jul 25, 2011, 12:07 AM
I just love this case....I also have a vaja case, switcheasy case, a Grove wood case and 3 or 4 others. For all around this wheat color case is the best...hands down.

Ditto its one of those cases you get in your hands slide your ipad in and just love, ordered the matching iphone case today

ajohnson253
Jul 25, 2011, 01:50 AM
Ditto its one of those cases you get in your hands slide your ipad in and just love, ordered the matching iphone case today

What? That thing is sick man. Let us know on iPhone accessories how you like it, I'm interested.

sexytabitha
Jul 25, 2011, 01:58 AM
What? That thing is sick man. Let us know on iPhone accessories how you like it, I'm interested.

the cutout is so you can see the time and who is calling without removing the phone unless you want to answer it lol. Ill let you know they have other colors and textures at chinao-usa.com

sexytabitha
Jul 26, 2011, 02:07 AM
Everything is fab....thanks for asking, but internet has been a bit spotty last few days.:cool:

ok thats good to hear i thought maybe you and sis decided to go sliding and there was no one at the door to hose you two off lol

laurenr
Jul 26, 2011, 03:50 AM
Ditto its one of those cases you get in your hands slide your ipad in and just love, ordered the matching iphone case today
Yep, I've also ordered numerous cases, and this one is hands down my favorite. It's taken SUCH a beating since I ordered it, and I cannot believe it still looks brand new.

laurenr
Jul 26, 2011, 03:56 AM
ok thats good to hear i thought maybe you and sis decided to go sliding and there was no one at the door to hose you two off lol
No more mud slides, thank you:p, however I did manage to get horribly lost exploring a village with one too many teeny weeny cobblestone streets. And, it didn't help that absolutely no-one spoke enough English to understand my confusion as to which way I was going.:eek: ( I can speak a bit of French, but my Spanish is sadly lacking.) Argh! Where was "WeeFee"(as the locals call it)when you need it?:confused:

gigaguy
Jul 26, 2011, 10:23 AM
I'm confused on which Chinao this thread is about. Is it the one called 'CHINAO Apple iPad 2 Vaja Style Premium Leather Smart Case' that kk sells for $43? It comes in 2 color choices?
And has the back cover unhinged from the iPad to form the open tabletop stand? Never had a stand like that that exposes the iPad and it takes a bigger table space.
Wanting to consider this case further. Thanks.

maverick86
Jul 26, 2011, 01:25 PM
I'm confused on which Chinao this thread is about. Is it the one called 'CHINAO Apple iPad 2 Vaja Style Premium Leather Smart Case' that kk sells for $43? It comes in 2 color choices?
And has the back cover unhinged from the iPad to form the open tabletop stand? Never had a stand like that that exposes the iPad and it takes a bigger table space.
Wanting to consider this case further. Thanks.

We've been talking about the CHINAO Premium Leather Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Case

bobright
Jul 26, 2011, 10:51 PM
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Chinao owners couple questions:

Does this case work with a full body skin on the iPad?

Also where could one purchase this case? Amazon where I usually find cases at doesn't seem to have it available.

laurenr
Jul 27, 2011, 03:52 AM
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Chinao owners couple questions:

Does this case work with a full body skin on the iPad?

Also where could one purchase this case? Amazon where I usually find cases at doesn't seem to have it available.

This is the Chinao WHEAT case that is being discussed the last few pages, even though the thread started off on the subject of a different model. The fit of the wheat case is quite snug, and I doubt a full body skin would fit. You might want to look around this forum for the discussion of the Chinao Vaja clone, though. That might fit.

Edit: look at post #39 of this thread, you will see pics of the black Vaja clone. This case could possibly allow for a skin.

laurenr
Jul 27, 2011, 04:04 AM
I'm confused on which Chinao this thread is about. Is it the one called 'CHINAO Apple iPad 2 Vaja Style Premium Leather Smart Case' that kk sells for $43? It comes in 2 color choices?
And has the back cover unhinged from the iPad to form the open tabletop stand? Never had a stand like that that exposes the iPad and it takes a bigger table space.
Wanting to consider this case further. Thanks.

Hhmmmmm...........dunno if we should even allow you to SEE the case, 'cause then we would be just enabling your erm......"Case Overload Problem".:p

However, if you simply HAVE to ponder this subject, see my post above.:p;)

dukedvl
Jul 27, 2011, 05:44 AM
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Chinao owners couple questions:

Does this case work with a full body skin on the iPad?

Also where could one purchase this case? Amazon where I usually find cases at doesn't seem to have it available.

I have the vaja clone in dark brown with a screen protector and carbon skin on the back and I do not have any issues. There are some pics in post 35 that show the iPad in the case with the skin. The fit is probably a little tighter than what it would be without, but I have had no issues. Check chinao-usa.com for the selection of Chinao cases.

sexytabitha
Jul 27, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Chinao owners couple questions:

Does this case work with a full body skin on the iPad?

Also where could one purchase this case? Amazon where I usually find cases at doesn't seem to have it available.

i have a thick skin on the back of my iPad and it works with the wheat case very snug but fits. you can find the chinao cases at www.chinao-usa.com

sexytabitha
Jul 28, 2011, 07:31 PM
What? That thing is sick man. Let us know on iPhone accessories how you like it, I'm interested.

well here is the matching iPhone case, had to take the phone out to snap the pic. The cutout lets you push the sleep wake button to view the time or see who is calling without having to remove the phone. Its a nice case good protection while in the case but keeps your iPhone beautiful when out.

maverick86
Jul 28, 2011, 10:00 PM
well here is the matching iPhone case, had to take the phone out to snap the pic. The cutout lets you push the sleep wake button to view the time or see who is calling without having to remove the phone. Its a nice case good protection while in the case but keeps your iPhone beautiful when out.

Looks nice with the wheat case although not really my style. Couldn't resist anymore though and pulled the trigger on the wheat case

sexytabitha
Jul 30, 2011, 02:02 AM
Looks nice with the wheat case although not really my style. Couldn't resist anymore though and pulled the trigger on the wheat case

Pulled the trigger? so you shot it ?? :eek:

h00ligan
Jul 30, 2011, 02:38 AM
Holy crap. This thread turned into a tea party.

maverick86
Jul 30, 2011, 11:51 AM
Pulled the trigger? so you shot it ?? :eek:

Yep :p

Hopefully it'll get here middle of next week otherwise it'll be the end of the week.

laurenr
Jul 30, 2011, 01:26 PM
Pulled the trigger? so you shot it ?? :eek:

You ALWAYS come back with those zingers!:D

laurenr
Jul 30, 2011, 01:28 PM
Holy crap. This thread turned into a tea party.
Yes, you have to keep up; the tea party started weeks ago.:p

maverick86
Aug 1, 2011, 06:34 PM
I have to commend the company on being very fast with their shipping. I ordered on Thursday and already received it tonight. With other companies it would take them a full week so I'm impressed.

As for the actual case, my overall feelings are more negative than anything. For some reason I thought the case had a rigid back rather than the whole thing being flexible. While not a big deal I think I would've preferred a rigid back similar to my CaseCrown Bold. It was also ridiculously hard to shove the iPad into the sleeve and it's something I wouldn't want to put in and take out consistently. Not to mention going in, the sleep/awake button got caught a couple of times in the openings for the headphone jack and mic. Another thing I'm not overly pleased with is the full-length flap that tucks behind the iPad and secures it in place. I feel like there's a better way that could've been done because the case is such a tight fight and trying to completely insert the flap is a chore (again lending to the fact that I wouldn't want to remove the iPad and put it back in too often). The sleep/awake and mic cutouts don't line up well and the camera cutout is a bit weird too (don't care as much about the camera since I don't use it). One of the biggest drawbacks is that the sleep/awake feature it supposedly incorporates is very sporadic and more often than not it doesn't work. Really not sure what the deal is there but that's disappointing.

On the plus side, the leather and the interior have a nice feel to them. I also like that it provides protection all around the edges so I'm not worried about denting the corners.

All in all I think it's a letdown after all the good reviews here and I think there are a couple of things I'll need to email them about, particularly that sleep/awake feature.

sexytabitha
Aug 1, 2011, 11:30 PM
I have to commend the company on being very fast with their shipping. I ordered on Thursday and already received it tonight. With other companies it would take them a full week so I'm impressed.

As for the actual case, my overall feelings are more negative than anything. For some reason I thought the case had a rigid back rather than the whole thing being flexible. While not a big deal I think I would've preferred a rigid back similar to my CaseCrown Bold. It was also ridiculously hard to shove the iPad into the sleeve and it's something I wouldn't want to put in and take out consistently. Not to mention going in, the sleep/awake button got caught a couple of times in the openings for the headphone jack and mic. Another thing I'm not overly pleased with is the full-length flap that tucks behind the iPad and secures it in place. I feel like there's a better way that could've been done because the case is such a tight fight and trying to completely insert the flap is a chore (again lending to the fact that I wouldn't want to remove the iPad and put it back in too often). The sleep/awake and mic cutouts don't line up well and the camera cutout is a bit weird too (don't care as much about the camera since I don't use it). One of the biggest drawbacks is that the sleep/awake feature it supposedly incorporates is very sporadic and more often than not it doesn't work. Really not sure what the deal is there but that's disappointing.

On the plus side, the leather and the interior have a nice feel to them. I also like that it provides protection all around the edges so I'm not worried about denting the corners.

All in all I think it's a letdown after all the good reviews here and I think there are a couple of things I'll need to email them about, particularly that sleep/awake feature.

sounds to me like you should email them with with this since none of us are able to replace or refund? You may have received a defective one because it doesn't sound like anything we received with the exception of your negative views that are clearly described not only in the description but are shown in the video. Yes its a tight fit but if it was loose that would be a bad thing too? He is a great seller and I'm sure if you asked him he would replace. But it just kills me when i go thru and read some of these posts the amount of people who complain to the wrong people and make one bad apple spoil the whole bunch. No i didn't make that up.

gigaguy
Aug 2, 2011, 07:11 AM
That's "spoil the whole bunch...girl!"
I'm fine with pro and con opinions.

maverick86
Aug 2, 2011, 07:29 AM
sounds to me like you should email them with with this since none of us are able to replace or refund? You may have received a defective one because it doesn't sound like anything we received with the exception of your negative views that are clearly described not only in the description but are shown in the video. Yes its a tight fit but if it was loose that would be a bad thing too? He is a great seller and I'm sure if you asked him he would replace. But it just kills me when i go thru and read some of these posts the amount of people who complain to the wrong people and make one bad apple spoil the whole bunch. No i didn't make that up.

I'm not going to refrain from posting a negative viewpoint solely to appease you and maintain the illusion that this case is perfect. If the case is not up to par, I believe it is my right to express my opinion (whether it agrees with the majority or not). If you don't like that, well then I'm sorry I don't know what to tell you. Life's tough.

As for the point at hand...like I said at the end of my last post, I was going to email them (and did). I have nothing against this company and once again I'll commend them for their fast shipping and quick response to emails. They are working with me to resolve this and while the case looks great and feels great, the fact remains that its not perfect.

kschles
Aug 2, 2011, 11:54 AM
But it just kills me when i go thru and read some of these posts the amount of people who complain to the wrong people and make one bad apple spoil the whole bunch. No i didn't make that up.

Sorry to disappoint, but I'm not a big Chinao case fan either. I got the wheat case. It's OK. Not great. Didn't have any problems with the sleep/awake feature. Thought the fabric flap that goes behind the Ipad when sliding the device into the case is excessive and poorly designed. The case would be better if it had magnets in the corners to keep the lid from moving around when closed. I'll keep mine and see if it grows on me, but I also got the Yoobao Executive (version 3), which I really prefer.

gmaines
Aug 2, 2011, 12:21 PM
When I got my wheat case, the magnet was not right... It would work about 10% of the time. I contacted the seller and he had a replacement sent to me that same day. Great Customer service.... I read the reviews and watched the video review so I knew what I was getting. I love this case. Once you take it in and out a couple of times, it becomes easy. I also have a grove case,switcheasy case, Vaja leather case... The wheat case I use the most....

maverick86
Aug 2, 2011, 01:15 PM
When I got my wheat case, the magnet was not right... It would work about 10% of the time.

Ditto. I've noticed that the lid needs to be opened/closed at the slightest angle to work properly. One thought Kevin offered was that maybe the binding just needs to be broken in so he said if things haven't improved after a few days of use, he'll send a replacement.

sexytabitha
Aug 2, 2011, 03:00 PM
Sorry to disappoint, but I'm not a big Chinao case fan either. I got the wheat case. It's OK. Not great. Didn't have any problems with the sleep/awake feature. Thought the fabric flap that goes behind the Ipad when sliding the device into the case is excessive and poorly designed. The case would be better if it had magnets in the corners to keep the lid from moving around when closed. I'll keep mine and see if it grows on me, but I also got the Yoobao Executive (version 3), which I really prefer.

i didn't like the yoobao cover too flimsy and the fake leather excuse me the cowskin glued to shredded cotton was just nasty. The case was ok as far as scratch protection but didn't offer any protection beyond that. The new Yoobao iSlim case i have ordered to add to my collection and i should have next week since they are back ordered looks like a good alternative case. I need a new black case since my ver 3 has begun to peel. The back flap on the back i do agree could be different but i don't use typing that much and never us the upright position. I like how it lays flat on a table as opposed to the Yoobao starting to tear where the back flap is sewn on. But everyone has their own preferences thats why we have so many choices and so many threads on cases

sexytabitha
Aug 2, 2011, 03:02 PM
I'm not going to refrain from posting a negative viewpoint solely to appease you and maintain the illusion that this case is perfect. If the case is not up to par, I believe it is my right to express my opinion (whether it agrees with the majority or not). If you don't like that, well then I'm sorry I don't know what to tell you. Life's tough.

As for the point at hand...like I said at the end of my last post, I was going to email them (and did). I have nothing against this company and once again I'll commend them for their fast shipping and quick response to emails. They are working with me to resolve this and while the case looks great and feels great, the fact remains that its not perfect.

A perfect case has not been discovered yet

maverick86
Aug 2, 2011, 04:52 PM
A perfect case has not been discovered yet

That's my point...what's yours?

All I did was make a post about issues I had so other people could be aware and for some reason that's not allowed in your book because...why? All I have to say is get off your soapbox and move along. People are going to post their opinions whether you like it or not.

gigaguy
Aug 2, 2011, 08:15 PM
I returned my Yoobao iSlim for the same reason, the front flap slides around when closed or carried, very insecure. I didn't know the Chinao was the same, all the more reason these cases need magnetic closure or the dreaded tongue flap IMHOO.
getting closer to perfect but the weak hinges/front flap looseness and weak smart fold stands are the drawbacks for me.
iCarer addresses both these areas for me, tongue closure (magnetic would be much better) and the non-smart folding stand.
I'm just a click away!

sexytabitha
Aug 3, 2011, 12:54 AM
I returned my Yoobao iSlim for the same reason, the front flap slides around when closed or carried, very insecure. I didn't know the Chinao was the same, all the more reason these cases need magnetic closure or the dreaded tongue flap IMHOO.
getting closer to perfect but the weak hinges/front flap looseness and weak smart fold stands are the drawbacks for me.
iCarer addresses both these areas for me, tongue closure (magnetic would be much better) and the non-smart folding stand.
I'm just a click away!

well this is the new version that has magnets to keep it closed so if i need to loose the skin so be it, no longer use the smart cover since i got the chinao but wanted something for those casual days

kschles
Aug 3, 2011, 06:46 AM
My Chinao Wheat case does not have magnets to keep the top cover secure when closed. I think having the magnets would make this a better case.

sexytabitha
Aug 3, 2011, 02:13 PM
My Chinao Wheat case does not have magnets to keep the top cover secure when closed. I think having the magnets would make this a better case.

he was referring to the yoobao iSlim case

sexytabitha
Aug 4, 2011, 09:51 PM
Yes, you have to keep up; the tea party started weeks ago.:p

hey girl you make it back safely?

sexytabitha
Aug 9, 2011, 12:55 AM
Yes, you have to keep up; the tea party started weeks ago.:p You OK?

laurenr
Aug 9, 2011, 11:17 AM
hey girl you make it back safely?

Yes! Finally I am back in the USA! Just trying to recover from the Jetlag:cool: I've been waking up, bright eyed and bushy tailed at 4:00AM, start dragging my butt by lunchtime; playing catchup slowly around here now.:o I see you've ordered yourself another case or two, hmmmmm?:p

sexytabitha
Aug 9, 2011, 02:44 PM
Yes! Finally I am back in the USA! Just trying to recover from the Jetlag:cool: I've been waking up, bright eyed and bushy tailed at 4:00AM, start dragging my butt by lunchtime; playing catchup slowly around here now.:o I see you've ordered yourself another case or two, hmmmmm?:p

Well glad you made it home safe, i just added 2 while you were gone, not bad. Oh and if anyone is interested you can get a FREE yoobao screen protector with purchase of any case $29 and up by using coupon code freeyoobaosp thats like getting $11 off

sexytabitha
Aug 12, 2011, 01:08 AM
what happened to everyone?

Dave421
Aug 15, 2011, 12:21 PM
UPDATE: See new post: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=13203167&postcount=198
Replacement is in hand and pretty awesome!



Figured I'd add my review as well.

I ordered the Chinao wheat case and got it on Friday the 5th. I left for vacation with it right after that. Sadly, I'm far from happy with it. The case looks & feels great. It would be perfect if it was made correctly but it's not. I've emailed to find out if my issues are normal (based on reviews, they are not) and am waiting to hear back. Unfortunately, I learned that I only had 7 days to return it and I just got back from my vacation early yesterday morning so that was pretty much impossible. I'm hoping the vendor will work with me but I'll update whether I'm screwed or not.

Basically, my problems are due to fit. The cover lies crooked when closed so that the bottom is further right than the top (bottom covers more of the black trim than the top). It wouldn't be as big of an issue except it causes the magnet to be in the wrong location and sometimes it doesn't work. Beyond that, it just looks bad.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EsUiCy00vjQ/TklMxPplPDI/AAAAAAAAAKM/xTqyZnFiwdM/s400/IMG_0274.JPG

The case is also way too loose. One of the reasons that I got it was because people complained about it being too TIGHT. I actually wanted that because I have no desire to remove the ipad. I'm in the construction industry and I want something that's going to hold it well & protect it. Unfortunately, it's loose enough that when I put it in the landscape position, the ipad instantly drops 1/4" (enough to block ports). The longer it's in landscape, the more it drops. I actually have to lift the black border so that I can put the ipad back in all the way because it drops enough to see between the ipad & the border. You have to set everything up before you put it in landscape or else pick the ipad back up because you cannot plug in headphones or the charger otherwise. You actually have to reach into the hole in the back to change the volume. Photos below show how much it drops as soon as it's put in landscape. It actually drops more than that.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kUES5HAHrUE/TklM2xZlFsI/AAAAAAAAAKA/Gd1NRNZpY7M/s400/IMG_0276.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kefIErIquDI/TklM4q_BK7I/AAAAAAAAAKQ/j0lwJtO0ni8/s400/IMG_0279.JPG

Full album: https://picasaweb.google.com/106460800568856090187/ChinaoWheatCaseForIPad2?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Right now, I'm waiting to hear back. I'll update after that. I'm hoping that mine is defective and all the happy users aren't crazy. Beyond that, I'm hoping that the return policy is waived since I was on the other side of the country and couldn't do anything. I will definitely not be purchasing another one. I'd love to get a replacement that fits better as I think it could be the perfect case for me. If that doesn't happen, I'll probably just go back to my Switcheasy Canvas or smartcover/rear shell.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them also. I'd also like to say that I'm not calling the company out. Their return policy is their return policy. If I wanted to screw them, I would file a complaint with paypal but I'm being fair and I hope that they will as well. I just wish I had noticed it before I left town or perhaps didn't decide to try the case out assuming the issues would get better instead of worse after I first used it and contacted them immediately. I'm also not calling out the product itself yet. I'm pretty sure mine is defective based on the previous reviews. If the company tells me it's normal then I definitely will be.

*UPDATE*Well, that was quick. I just heard back from him and he agrees that it is a build issue and he's sending out a new one for me today. I'll either post a new review or replace this one when it gets here.

laurenr
Aug 15, 2011, 12:33 PM
Figured I'd add my review as well.

.................

Basically, my problems are due to fit. ..........................I'm also not calling out the product itself yet. I'm pretty sure mine is defective based on the previous reviews. If the company tells me it's normal then I definitely will be.
Wow! I am so surprised to see your issues with this case! I honestly think you just received an unusual dud! I have yet to see an issue with this case being too loose; most people find it to be almost too snug. I would definitely wait for the seller's response. If he is the same person as the one I ordered mine from, I am quite sure he will be very understanding about the time lapse due to your vacation. His Customer Service is usually outstanding.
Please keep us updated, and I hope you have a good outcome. My case is just fabulous. I used it on an extensive trip in Europe this past month; it was subjected to numerous bumps and falls:eek: and performed just perfectly, protecting my iPad, and keeping it in position. I used it often in the standing position to view movies, and the iPad never slid down or budged. The holes/ports are lined up perfectly.

Dave421
Aug 15, 2011, 12:49 PM
...I honestly think you just received an unusual dud! I have yet to see an issue with this case being too loose; most people find it to be almost too snug. I would definitely wait for the seller's response. If he is the same person as the one I ordered mine from, I am quite sure he will be very understanding about the time lapse due to your vacation. His Customer Service is usually outstanding....

I'm pretty sure it's a dud as well so that's what I'm hoping to hear either way. I did buy mine from the seller that must not be named like everyone else so it's good to hear about his customer service. Hopefully he'll be understanding but, like I said before, I am outside of his return policy and won't bitch about it if not.

Dave421
Aug 15, 2011, 01:16 PM
A quick update, I just heard back from him and he's sending a new one out today. He also thinks that it's a build issue so I'm excited to find out how the new one is. I'll be posting an updated review once I get it and try it out. Until then, I have to say that his Customer Service is pretty outstanding. I'm outside of the return period and he's extremely fast to respond (I emailed him about 4-5 hours ago).

laurenr
Aug 15, 2011, 05:13 PM
A quick update, I just heard back from him and he's sending a new one out today. He also thinks that it's a build issue so I'm excited to find out how the new one is. I'll be posting an updated review once I get it and try it out. Until then, I have to say that his Customer Service is pretty outstanding. I'm outside of the return period and he's extremely fast to respond (I emailed him about 4-5 hours ago).

Great! That is exactly how I thought he would respond. I'll be looking forward to seeing how your replacement case turns out!:D

AVInc
Aug 15, 2011, 08:24 PM
I want opinions of you folks on these cases that just have holes for the speakers instead of a full cut out to allow the sounds to flow out freely.

I prefer a cut out as I fear the holes for speakers might restrict sound output. Am I being paranoid or do the Chinao ones do a good job at allowing sound to flow out well?

Jmouse
Aug 15, 2011, 08:48 PM
This thread has lots of pages developed! This really a good case that is worth buying?

The way I see it is them holes not matching and quality aren't cosistance

Donka
Aug 16, 2011, 04:55 AM
I want opinions of you folks on these cases that just have holes for the speakers instead of a full cut out to allow the sounds to flow out freely.

I prefer a cut out as I fear the holes for speakers might restrict sound output. Am I being paranoid or do the Chinao ones do a good job at allowing sound to flow out well?

The sound flows out just fine - very little restriction in all honesty.

sexytabitha
Aug 16, 2011, 04:21 PM
This thread has lots of pages developed! This really a good case that is worth buying?

The way I see it is them holes not matching and quality aren't cosistance

and what do you base this on, what percentage of these are defects??? ALL products have a certain percentage of defects. So when i see people on this forum base their opinions on non facts it just gets to me. How did you research this, I read his feedback and see no evidence to support your theory What i see is that he has a lot of happy customers and nothing but good things have been said even the few that had an issue were happy with the end results.

mcdj
Aug 17, 2011, 01:05 PM
hey girl you make it back safely?

You OK?

what happened to everyone?

and what do you base this on, what percentage of these are defects??? ALL products have a certain percentage of defects. So when i see people on this forum base their opinions on non facts it just gets to me. How did you research this, I read his feedback and see no evidence to support your theory What i see is that he has a lot of happy customers and nothing but good things have been said even the few that had an issue were happy with the end results.

um, this isn't a chatroom. and unless you're a Chinao employee, why get your panties in a bunch? it's just a case.

Dave421
Aug 17, 2011, 01:09 PM
um, this isn't a chatroom. and unless you're a Chinao employee, why get your panties in a bunch? it's just a case.

And your post is more relevant? and unless you're a MR admin, why get your panties in a bunch? it's just a forum.

mcdj
Aug 17, 2011, 06:00 PM
And your post is more relevant? and unless you're a MR admin, why get your panties in a bunch? it's just a forum.

Wasn't talking to you, but thanks for playing.

Dave421
Aug 17, 2011, 07:35 PM
Don't worry man, it's cool cause I actually was talking to you.

Next time you want to thread jack and complain about someone chatting in a thread, do everyone a favor and send a pm instead of doing the exact same thing and disrupting the conversation flow even more. Then you get people like me that can't stand hypocrites and have to respond and we end up WAY off course. Cause, you know.... Somebody was wrong on the Internet.

gigaguy
Aug 17, 2011, 08:14 PM
tabitha has been a knowledgeable resource about a lot of iPad cases.
mcdj is bringing down the thread, go back to McDs..

sexytabitha
Aug 17, 2011, 09:44 PM
wow I'm sorry i asked, i was just pointing out that every product does have a few misfits that slip through the crack. Its the way the seller or the business handles it so you just can't judge a case by its cover lmao if we based it on a dud here and there no one would buy any cases on ANY forum. I just thinks it sucks that this seller has such a great reputation with his customers and a very bad rap with the powers that be on the forum. BTW his 10% storewide coupon code is back on. <10percentoff> and free yoobao screen protector on purchases of $30 or more <freeyobaosp> for those who like saving a buck thats good on ALL store items. And for you moderators I am just putting coupons out there chinao-usa.com yoobao cases as well

laurenr
Aug 17, 2011, 11:55 PM
tabitha has been a knowledgeable resource about a lot of iPad cases.
mcdj is bringing down the thread, go back to McDs..
I totally second that!
Mcdj - it just so happens that some of us here, including myself, have gotten to know each other pretty well through this forum, and hence rely on each others' recommendations, opinion and solutions. If this place is not technical/clinical/detached enough for you, that is your issue; we are quite comfortable here. And in case you think I am also too "chatty", feel free to search out my more "technical" contributions in other threads.:)

sexytabitha
Aug 18, 2011, 12:15 AM
I totally second that!
Mcdj - it just so happens that some of us here, including myself, have gotten to know each other pretty well through this forum, and hence rely on each others' recommendations, opinion and solutions. If this place is not technical/clinical/detached enough for you, that is your issue; we are quite comfortable here. And in case you think I am also too "chatty", feel free to search out my more "technical" contributions in other threads.:)

wow were back lol, banned for a hot second but i can't let people know some good deals lmao wow gotta love this place.

Dave421
Aug 18, 2011, 12:37 PM
I got my replacement Chinao Wheat case today and wanted to go ahead and post up real quick. After I emailed about the issues I had, he emailed me back within a couple of hours, apologized for the problems, and told me he'd send a new one out to me. I got a tracking number about 30 minutes later and it showed up today.

This case is pretty much perfect for me. The cover is square so I don't have the weird overlap and the magnet seems to work every time. It's also a lot tighter than the first one that I got. There's minimal movement when I put it in landscape stand. All ports are accessible on it. Basically, THIS is the case that I wanted when I bought it. They did a really great job on the case. The only real negative that I can think of is that the leather isn't perfect but I wouldn't expect better for anything under $100. For my purposes it's perfect though. It looks good enough to impress customers but I don't have to worry about small marks and stuff that will happen on a job site. The leather is thick enough that it will also offer good protection as well and it shouldn't degrade easily like the fake leather that most ipad cases are made of now.

Anyway, pics of the new one to show the differences:

Cover is now square and covers the entire interior:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ynMMbpuKxsQ/Tk1JVm6CRLI/AAAAAAAAALw/EHUnN-FjnKw/s400/IMG_0284.JPG

iPad stays put now in landscape:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EGk6_UJsz6A/Tk1JalDOERI/AAAAAAAAAL0/Mn80RAAfj3M/s400/IMG_0287.JPG

The rest of the photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/106460800568856090187/ChinaoWheatCaseForIPad2Replacement?authuser=0&feat=directlink


Overall, I'm really happy with the case and I think I made the right decision. If you're looking at this case and not sure, you really can't go wrong. The case is great and if you happen to get a bad copy like I did, the vendor will take care of you and make everything right. I wish more vendors had customer service like his.

laurenr
Aug 18, 2011, 11:48 PM
I'm really happy your issues were resolved so quickly. The seller really does have great customer service. My wheat case is also my favorite one so far.:)

I got my replacement Chinao Wheat case today and wanted to go ahead and post up real quick. After I emailed about the issues I had, he emailed me back within a couple of hours, apologized for the problems, and told me he'd send a new one out to me. I got a tracking number about 30 minutes later and it showed up today.

This case is pretty much perfect for me. The cover is square so I don't have the weird overlap and the magnet seems to work every time. It's also a lot tighter than the first one that I got. There's minimal movement when I put it in landscape stand. All ports are accessible on it. Basically, THIS is the case that I wanted when I bought it. They did a really great job on the case. The only real negative that I can think of is that the leather isn't perfect but I wouldn't expect better for anything under $100. For my purposes it's perfect though. It looks good enough to impress customers but I don't have to worry about small marks and stuff that will happen on a job site. The leather is thick enough that it will also offer good protection as well and it shouldn't degrade easily like the fake leather that most ipad cases are made of now.

Anyway, pics of the new one to show the differences:

Cover is now square and covers the entire interior:
Image (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ynMMbpuKxsQ/Tk1JVm6CRLI/AAAAAAAAALw/EHUnN-FjnKw/s400/IMG_0284.JPG)

iPad stays put now in landscape:
Image (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EGk6_UJsz6A/Tk1JalDOERI/AAAAAAAAAL0/Mn80RAAfj3M/s400/IMG_0287.JPG)

The rest of the photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/106460800568856090187/ChinaoWheatCaseForIPad2Replacement?authuser=0&feat=directlink


Overall, I'm really happy with the case and I think I made the right decision. If you're looking at this case and not sure, you really can't go wrong. The case is great and if you happen to get a bad copy like I did, the vendor will take care of you and make everything right. I wish more vendors had customer service like his.

sexytabitha
Aug 20, 2011, 09:59 PM
I got my replacement Chinao Wheat case today and wanted to go ahead and post up real quick. After I emailed about the issues I had, he emailed me back within a couple of hours, apologized for the problems, and told me he'd send a new one out to me. I got a tracking number about 30 minutes later and it showed up today.

This case is pretty much perfect for me. The cover is square so I don't have the weird overlap and the magnet seems to work every time. It's also a lot tighter than the first one that I got. There's minimal movement when I put it in landscape stand. All ports are accessible on it. Basically, THIS is the case that I wanted when I bought it. They did a really great job on the case. The only real negative that I can think of is that the leather isn't perfect but I wouldn't expect better for anything under $100. For my purposes it's perfect though. It looks good enough to impress customers but I don't have to worry about small marks and stuff that will happen on a job site. The leather is thick enough that it will also offer good protection as well and it shouldn't degrade easily like the fake leather that most ipad cases are made of now.

Anyway, pics of the new one to show the differences:

Cover is now square and covers the entire interior:
Image (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ynMMbpuKxsQ/Tk1JVm6CRLI/AAAAAAAAALw/EHUnN-FjnKw/s400/IMG_0284.JPG)

iPad stays put now in landscape:
Image (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EGk6_UJsz6A/Tk1JalDOERI/AAAAAAAAAL0/Mn80RAAfj3M/s400/IMG_0287.JPG)

The rest of the photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/106460800568856090187/ChinaoWheatCaseForIPad2Replacement?authuser=0&feat=directlink


Overall, I'm really happy with the case and I think I made the right decision. If you're looking at this case and not sure, you really can't go wrong. The case is great and if you happen to get a bad copy like I did, the vendor will take care of you and make everything right. I wish more vendors had customer service like his.

he really is a great person to deal with, its like the difference between shopping at Walmart and your neighborhood store. Only he is cheaper than Walmart.
10% storewide coupon code is still <10percentoff>
Free Yoobao Screen protector with purchase of $30 or more coupon code is <freeyoobaosp>

AVInc
Aug 21, 2011, 02:54 PM
So i received the CHINAO Apple iPad 2 Vaja Style Premium Leather - Dark Orange color. Bought it for a total of $47 including shipping.
I chose this because of the bezel is fully uncovered, and most importantly there is a open rectangle for sound to flow out unobstructed.

Pleased with the case so far. Here are some of the pics. Unlike what the video review says on that k... website, the magnet is not strong to hold on to the bezel or the leather at all. you have to hold it right so that gravity doesn't take over while holding it at certain angles. The leather is good quality and the whole unit in general is good quality so far. there was a brown pen like stain in the inside part of the case but not something that bothers me to be honest. the inside layer is not cut to perfection but you can't really expect the world for $47 unless its an official Apple product where they pay so much attention to the quality of the product.

Here are some pics.


iPad fits in well but i had an issue where the right top doesn't really snap in due to the inside layer overlapping the corner a bit. I also have a back protection on the iPad which i didn't want to take out.
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8864/photo1tse.jpg http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2508/photo3ga.jpg

The back is nice, positions well with the camera, sound holes and pin at the bottom.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1407/photo4ss.jpg

On the viewing position like Smart cover.
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4145/photo8ge.jpg

Inside layer isn't really cut out well. You can see it trying to creep out on the bottom of the hole
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/769/photo5jh.jpg

Hold it around the fold and you see that the magnet has no hold whatsoever.
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5889/photo7ls.jpg

Hold it well above the fold and the flap sticks in.
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/7766/photo6by.jpg

sexytabitha
Aug 21, 2011, 03:55 PM
So i received the CHINAO Apple iPad 2 Vaja Style Premium Leather - Dark Orange color. Bought it for a total of $47 including shipping.
I chose this because of the bezel is fully uncovered, and most importantly there is a open rectangle for sound to flow out unobstructed.

Pleased with the case so far. Here are some of the pics. Unlike what the video review says on that k... website, the magnet is not strong to hold on to the bezel or the leather at all. you have to hold it right so that gravity doesn't take over while holding it at certain angles. The leather is good quality and the whole unit in general is good quality so far. there was a brown pen like stain in the inside part of the case but not something that bothers me to be honest. the inside layer is not cut to perfection but you can't really expect the world for $47 unless its an official Apple product where they pay so much attention to the quality of the product.

Here are some pics.

iPad fits in well but i had an issue where the right top doesn't really snap in due to the inside layer overlapping the corner a bit. I also have a back protection on the iPad which i didn't want to take out.
Image (http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8864/photo1tse.jpg) Image (http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2508/photo3ga.jpg)

The back is nice, positions well with the camera, sound holes and pin at the bottom.
Image (http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1407/photo4ss.jpg)

On the viewing position like Smart cover.
Image (http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4145/photo8ge.jpg)

Inside layer isn't really cut out well. You can see it trying to creep out on the bottom of the hole
Image (http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/769/photo5jh.jpg)

Hold it around the fold and you see that the magnet has no hold whatsoever.
Image (http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5889/photo7ls.jpg)

Hold it well above the fold and the flap sticks in.
Image (http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/7766/photo6by.jpg)

I have that same case as well and just to let you know it does not have magnetic closure and i didn't see where it states that it does, just the smart feature thus the reason it does not stay closed when holding it upside down. Also i had to remove my back skin since the case is a tight fit and the added thickness as little as it was did cause it not to fit just right. But i do agree for $47 its not like an apple product where you pay soooooo much for their attention to detail.

AVInc
Aug 21, 2011, 05:04 PM
I have that same case as well and just to let you know it does not have magnetic closure and i didn't see where it states that it does, just the smart feature thus the reason it does not stay closed when holding it upside down. Also i had to remove my back skin since the case is a tight fit and the added thickness as little as it was did cause it not to fit just right. But i do agree for $47 its not like an apple product where you pay soooooo much for their attention to detail.
Yup, for the price it's a good case IMO.
The review video on the website said the flap won't fall out if I'm not mistaken.... They never claimed anything like the magnet on their product page.
Also forgot to mention in the earlier post... The dude who sold it has pretty good customer service and awesome shipping timing too. Came a lot earlier than expected.

RossMc
Aug 21, 2011, 05:21 PM
How is this compared to the Yoobao? also anyone know where you can get these in the UK?

sexytabitha
Aug 21, 2011, 05:26 PM
Yup, for the price it's a good case IMO.
The review video on the website said the flap won't fall out if I'm not mistaken.... They never claimed anything like the magnet on their product page.
Also forgot to mention in the earlier post... The dude who sold it has pretty good customer service and awesome shipping timing too. Came a lot earlier than expected.

You know i just watched the review again and he does says magnetic closure then says that it doesn't close tike the smart cover, so i can see where it may throw one off. As for the seller i have bought from him since the iPad 1 days and yes excelent service and great prices. Its a very personal experience, very rare in todays online shopping. Waterfield is another. Its a shame that he gets no love on Macrumors but it is what is is. I try to help him out but seem to get banned for it. You would think that the people at macrumors would welcome good honest sellers.

sexytabitha
Aug 29, 2011, 07:53 PM
Great! That is exactly how I thought he would respond. I'll be looking forward to seeing how your replacement case turns out!:D

Hey Girl you have been very quiet these days??

sexytabitha
Sep 4, 2011, 02:51 PM
any wheat fans still left or did they all move on to another case?

Vanessa17
Sep 4, 2011, 09:49 PM
I bought the Chinao Vaja style case and am quite disappointed by it. The fold on the front has become quite loose so the cover no longer sits flat on the iPad.

The magnets as well no longer sit square on the front either. I noticed that when I put the cover in my handbag, the 'smart cover' keeps opening and shutting slightly depending on how I hold my bag. In addition, the 'flower' design on the inside of the cover leaves an imprint mark on my screen protector, as does the crease in the cover for the stand.

I bought mine from Ebay AU for AU$55.00 including shipping but will now have to buy another cover. I have been looking at the SGP Argos but the price is a turn off ($110) considering I have already spent $55.00. I contacted the seller who claims the case is not defective.

The case actually meets all of my requirements, leather, not covering the bezel and a stand but it just doesn't hold up as a great case for me. I have had it for 2 weeks.

sexytabitha
Sep 6, 2011, 03:03 AM
I bought the Chinao Vaja style case and am quite disappointed by it. The fold on the front has become quite loose so the cover no longer sits flat on the iPad.

The magnets as well no longer sit square on the front either. I noticed that when I put the cover in my handbag, the 'smart cover' keeps opening and shutting slightly depending on how I hold my bag. In addition, the 'flower' design on the inside of the cover leaves an imprint mark on my screen protector, as does the crease in the cover for the stand.

I bought mine from Ebay AU for AU$55.00 including shipping but will now have to buy another cover. I have been looking at the SGP Argos but the price is a turn off ($110) considering I have already spent $55.00. I contacted the seller who claims the case is not defective.

The case actually meets all of my requirements, leather, not covering the bezel and a stand but it just doesn't hold up as a great case for me. I have had it for 2 weeks.

What seller did you buy from? because the seller i as well as others in here buy from stands behind his products. So you should be careful and state who you purchased from since you could could give a great seller a bad name by mistaking identity.
Was it this seller?
http://myworld.ebay.com/wya229rachel/?_trksid=p4340.l2559 then this is not the seller that has very high ratings in this forum but can't be named how funny is that?

Vanessa17
Sep 6, 2011, 03:38 AM
What seller did you buy from? because the seller i as well as others in here buy from stands behind his products. So you should be careful and state who you purchased from since you could could give a great seller a bad name by mistaking identity.
Was it this seller?
http://myworld.ebay.com/wya229rachel/?_trksid=p4340.l2559 then this is not the seller that has very high ratings in this forum but can't be named how funny is that?

I think my post was quite clear when I stated that I purchased from Ebay AU; in addition I don't need to specify who I bought the item from. I also didn't make any reference to that particular seller who can't be named here either.

I may be a newbie but I thought this was a forum for exchanging ideas and comments related to the iPad, not to attack others or promote certain items for personal gains. I simply posted my review of the case.

glen e
Sep 6, 2011, 05:50 AM
it is clear tabitha has an agenda - ignore her...

Lindenhurst
Sep 6, 2011, 07:25 AM
it is clear tabitha has an agenda - ignore her...



+1

techdude6693
Sep 6, 2011, 09:02 AM
it is clear tabitha has an agenda - ignore her...

+1 on that, if anything the link in her signature makes it pretty obvious...

laurenr
Sep 6, 2011, 11:21 AM
it is clear tabitha has an agenda - ignore her...

Actually, I don't think Tabitha has any agenda, other than giving really great advice about cases and a Seller that many people on this forum have had a great customer experience with. I do think she was merely trying to point out that Vanessa's case originated from a different source. If you look at her other posts on this forum, you will see that many people value her experience.

glen e
Sep 6, 2011, 11:34 AM
sorry, my opin ...I don't buy it....it's perfectly ok with me if you do....

Lindenhurst
Sep 6, 2011, 11:49 AM
sorry, my opin ...I don't buy it....it's perfectly ok with me if you do....


+1 +1 +1 +1

It is obvious to me that she is affiliated with "her" seller.

techdude6693
Sep 6, 2011, 11:53 AM
Actually, I don't think Tabitha has any agenda, other than giving really great advice about cases and a Seller that many people on this forum have had a great customer experience with. I do think she was merely trying to point out that Vanessa's case originated from a different source. If you look at her other posts on this forum, you will see that many people value her experience.

If that is the case, then why are most of her posts about yoobao and chinao cases? The link in her signature takes you to a page where you can buy products from the companies mentioned, plus she gets pretty defensive over anything said against chinao and yoobao cases.. Just saying

Donka
Sep 6, 2011, 11:59 AM
I'm no detective but I would say it is pretty clear they are the seller or affiliated in some way with them. Academic really though for me as I have had nothing but a great experience with a couple of sales from them.

Lindenhurst
Sep 6, 2011, 12:02 PM
If that is the case, then why are most of her posts about yoobao and chinao cases? The link in her signature takes you to a page where you can buy products from the companies mentioned, plus she gets pretty defensive over anything said against chinao and yoobao cases.. Just saying

I'll weigh in here once more. Yes I believe she pushes a certain seller's products here on the forum....but...... I have purchased items from the seller in her link and have to say that customer service is excellent with that seller. I purchased 2 cases from him. I liked and kept one, and did not like the other, which I returned for a quick refund. Very professional person to deal with. I would purchase from him again if I wanted a Yoobao or Chinao case.
The only thing I have a problem with is her remark stating that I must be affiliated with the seller of the Khomo cases, when I am certainly not, and when it is very clear that she "may" be affiliated with "her seller".

I guess everyone is entitled to steer business toward someone they received great service from, but she opened the door for criticism when she accused me of being a shill.

sexytabitha
Sep 6, 2011, 02:02 PM
I'll weigh in here once more. Yes I believe she pushes a certain seller's products here on the forum....but...... I have purchased items from the seller in her link and have to say that customer service is excellent with that seller. I purchased 2 cases from him. I liked and kept one, and did not like the other, which I returned for a quick refund. Very professional person to deal with. I would purchase from him again if I wanted a Yoobao or Chinao case.
The only thing I have a problem with is her remark stating that I must be affiliated with the seller of the Khomo cases, when I am certainly not, and when it is very clear that she "may" be affiliated with "her seller".

I guess everyone is entitled to steer business toward someone they received great service from, but she opened the door for criticism when she accused me of being a shill.

As 99% of your posts point people to
Khomo iPad 2 dual case
Here is the link to Amazon which shows pictures. I am not a seller of anything, but just like this case slot.
http://www.amazon.com/KHOMO-DUAL-CAS.../dp/B005CI7V1Q


I have now been using the case for a few days and the magnetic on/off feature works 100% of the time, and the magnetic from of thecae does stay shut even if you turn it upside down.

Haven't found a downside to this case yet, and can't believe it sells for under $20.

I think I am going to order another one befor they disappear or before the price goes back up. I seriously looked at the apple smart case combined with a thin snap on cover for the back, but I didn't want to spend $70 for the combination.

One would make the same asumption just look up your threads. While others claim the cases is not as good as you say. You get defensive as well.

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If that is the case, then why are most of her posts about yoobao and chinao cases? The link in her signature takes you to a page where you can buy products from the companies mentioned, plus she gets pretty defensive over anything said against chinao and yoobao cases.. Just saying

if you purchased most of your cases from a seller that sells only brand x and brand y and you were giving reviews and talking about your purchases then i would assume that they would be about brand x and y. I post a lot about waterfield as well for the same reason. YOU CANT BEAT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE. thats important to me maybe not to all.

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Actually, I don't think Tabitha has any agenda, other than giving really great advice about cases and a Seller that many people on this forum have had a great customer experience with. I do think she was merely trying to point out that Vanessa's case originated from a different source. If you look at her other posts on this forum, you will see that many people value her experience.

Thank You,

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I think my post was quite clear when I stated that I purchased from Ebay AU; in addition I don't need to specify who I bought the item from. I also didn't make any reference to that particular seller who can't be named here either.

I may be a newbie but I thought this was a forum for exchanging ideas and comments related to the iPad, not to attack others or promote certain items for personal gains. I simply posted my review of the case.

and i was trying to exchange ideas, you had an issue and i was going to give you an idea to get a replacement case. Put you in touch with someone who could help. But ok cool

Lindenhurst
Sep 6, 2011, 05:22 PM
As 99% of your posts point people to
Khomo iPad 2 dual case
Here is the link to Amazon which shows pictures. I am not a seller of anything, but just like this case slot.
http://www.amazon.com/KHOMO-DUAL-CAS.../dp/B005CI7V1Q


I have now been using the case for a few days and the magnetic on/off feature works 100% of the time, and the magnetic from of thecae does stay shut even if you turn it upside down.

Haven't found a downside to this case yet, and can't believe it sells for under $20.

I think I am going to order another one befor they disappear or before the price goes back up. I seriously looked at the apple smart case combined with a thin snap on cover for the back, but I didn't want to spend $70 for the combination.

One would make the same asumption just look up your threads. While others claim the cases is not as good as you say. You get defensive as well.

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if you purchased most of your cases from a seller that sells only brand x and brand y and you were giving reviews and talking about your purchases then i would assume that they would be about brand x and y. I post a lot about waterfield as well for the same reason. YOU CANT BEAT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE. thats important to me maybe not to all.

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Thank You,

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and i was trying to exchange ideas, you had an issue and i was going to give you an idea to get a replacement case. Put you in touch with someone who could help. But ok cool


Lets be honest here...I never said anything about your affiliation to kev i kev *******.com until you made a comment about me because I stated that my case worked 100% of the time. You stated that I am probably affiliated with the seller.

I assumed you were affiliated with kev i kev*******.com, as others do, but I kept it to myself until you opened your mouth with false accusations toward me. I could care less if you are affiliated with Kevikkev.com. Doesn't matter to me at all, but you do Kevin Freiss a disservice by coming onto this forum and starting arguments with forum members, and accusing them of being shills, when in fact, you are the shill. What you are doing may actually be the exact reason a forum member may choose not to buy a Chinao or Yoobao case from Kevikkev...You ever think of that?


Sometimes less is more.

Vanessa17
Sep 6, 2011, 07:10 PM
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and i was trying to exchange ideas, you had an issue and i was going to give you an idea to get a replacement case. Put you in touch with someone who could help. But ok cool

Certainly didn't seem like you were trying to exchange ideas. How did your post help me or anyone else?

Everyone has wonderful things to say on that particular seller but as others have pointed out, the tone of your posts actually tarnishes any desire I have to purchase further products of either brand. Your veiled aggression actually harms that seller.

I don't understand why my review or anyone else's has anything to do with a particular seller when it is purely a reflection on the brands Chinao and Yoobao.

sexytabitha
Sep 6, 2011, 07:25 PM
Certainly didn't seem like you were trying to exchange ideas. How did your post help me or anyone else?

Everyone has wonderful things to say on that particular seller but as others have pointed out, the tone of your posts actually tarnishes any desire I have to purchase further products of either brand. Your veiled aggression actually harms that seller.

I don't understand why my review or anyone else's has anything to do with a particular seller when it is purely a reflection on the brands Chinao and Yoobao.

I'm sorry i was only trying to help you replace your $55 loss but if your happy with the case then my bad. CHINAO has a manufactures warranty but your seller isn't honering it, so its cool I'm done sorry for upsetting you.

mmlo
Sep 7, 2011, 12:15 AM
I bought the Chinao wheat case based on recommendations on this thread, but ended up returning it. The case itself is not badly designed, even if the leather is a bit on the low-end side. It's probably a bit too expensive for $50.

The big issue for me, however, is that the smart cover functionality wasn't useable for me. It constantly turned my iPad on and off, even if the top was just the slightest bit misaligned (~1-2mm). This meant that carrying around the iPad with this case in a messanger bag or just handling it normally would not work with the smart cover functionality. I know this can happen with other cases, but happens very easily with this case, as the bind (or lack of) allows the top cover to move side to side quite easily.

I bought mine from the kev guy, and he sent me a second unit to try out with the same results. I returned mine, although he claimed I'm the only one ever to have complained about this. Otherwise the case is fine. I made a YouTube video of the issue at hand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n63KldxK8qQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

And fwiw, I agree. it's extremely annoying to have so many shills --like the one above-- on this forum. It's a disservice.

sexytabitha
Sep 7, 2011, 01:38 AM
I bought the Chinao wheat case based on recommendations on this thread, but ended up returning it. The case itself is not badly designed, even if the leather is a bit on the low-end side. It's probably a bit too expensive for $50.

The big issue for me, however, is that the smart cover functionality wasn't useable for me. It constantly turned my iPad on and off, even if the top was just the slightest bit misaligned (~1-2mm). This meant that carrying around the iPad with this case in a messanger bag or just handling it normally would not work with the smart cover functionality. I know this can happen with other cases, but happens very easily with this case, as the bind (or lack of) allows the top cover to move side to side quite easily.

I bought mine from the kev guy, and he sent me a second unit to try out with the same results. I returned mine, although he claimed I'm the only one ever to have complained about this. Otherwise the case is fine. I made a YouTube video of the issue at hand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n63KldxK8qQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

And fwiw, I agree. it's extremely annoying to have so many shills --like the one above-- on this forum. It's a disservice.

In your video that you are using force to slide the cover back and forth triggering the sleep wake is closer to an inch not a mm. Im just glad I'm smarter than the cover. I know that something will open that doesn't have a closing mechanism. I just try to be smarter than the device, i turned off the smart function when i use to toss my cases in a bag because i was smart enough to know it would open. I recalled back in my college days my school books would open in my back pack then unless i wrapped a belt around them to keep them closed. No wonder most of you need a forum to make decisions for you. However there are some here that are cool. Shill what a silly word for grown ups

techdude6693
Sep 7, 2011, 01:46 AM
In your video that you are using force to slide the cover back and forth triggering the sleep wake is closer to an inch not a mm. Im just glad I'm smarter than the cover. I know that something will open that doesn't have a closing mechanism. I just try to be smarter than the device, i turned off the smart function when i use to toss my cases in a bag because i was smart enough to know it would open. I recalled back in my college days my school books would open in my back pack then unless i wrapped a belt around them to keep them closed. No wonder most of you need a forum to make decisions for you. However there are some here that are cool. Shill what a silly word for grown ups

So what you're saying is that there is a clear downside to the case, but the user is dumb for using it as intended and its not the case's fault?

mmlo
Sep 7, 2011, 01:53 AM
In your video that you are using force to slide the cover back and forth triggering the sleep wake is closer to an inch not a mm. Im just glad I'm smarter than the cover. I know that something will open that doesn't have a closing mechanism. I just try to be smarter than the device, i turned off the smart function when i use to toss my cases in a bag because i was smart enough to know it would open. I recalled back in my college days my school books would open in my back pack then unless i wrapped a belt around them to keep them closed. No wonder most of you need a forum to make decisions for you. However there are some here that are cool. Shill what a silly word for grown ups

I clearly panned out at the end so you can see how much the case was shifted, relative to the size of the case. If the case shifts max 2mm, it triggers the smart cover function. 2mm is very little, and is not an inch. I'm glad to hear you fixed the problem by disabling the function.

sexytabitha
Sep 7, 2011, 02:14 AM
I clearly panned out at the end so you can see how much the case was shifted, relative to the size of the case. If the case shifts max 2mm, it triggers the smart cover function. 2mm is very little, and is not an inch. I'm glad to hear you fixed the problem by disabling the function.

only disabled it when lose in a bag otherwise works great but i didn't slide the cover that way when i used it normally. But hey its cool its pick on tabby time. i can handle it gotta be a vic in every thread. ;)

Vanessa17
Sep 7, 2011, 02:24 AM
I bought the Chinao wheat case based on recommendations on this thread, but ended up returning it. The case itself is not badly designed, even if the leather is a bit on the low-end side. It's probably a bit too expensive for $50.

The big issue for me, however, is that the smart cover functionality wasn't useable for me. It constantly turned my iPad on and off, even if the top was just the slightest bit misaligned (~1-2mm). This meant that carrying around the iPad with this case in a messanger bag or just handling it normally would not work with the smart cover functionality. I know this can happen with other cases, but happens very easily with this case, as the bind (or lack of) allows the top cover to move side to side quite easily.

I bought mine from the kev guy, and he sent me a second unit to try out with the same results. I returned mine, although he claimed I'm the only one ever to have complained about this. Otherwise the case is fine. I made a YouTube video of the issue at hand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n63KldxK8qQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

And fwiw, I agree. it's extremely annoying to have so many shills --like the one above-- on this forum. It's a disservice.

My case does exactly the same thing. When I close the lid, the magnets do not line up against the corners either.

sexytabitha
Sep 7, 2011, 02:29 AM
So what you're saying is that there is a clear downside to the case, but the user is dumb for using it as intended and its not the case's fault?

Not at all what i said, the case does not advertise that it had or has a closure mechanism so therefore one would not be surprised that a case would open when thrown are placed in a bag. My official Apple pink smart cover did the same thing unless i put t in my muzetto sleeve. Just facts i could also slide it to trigger the sleep wake feature in the manner in which that youtube video showed i just tried it i don't have a youtube acct so i can't post it but take any case that does not have a method to keep it shut and you will find that it will trigger the sleep wake i love the wheat case but yes it does have its moments i have several cases and they all have good and bad points and different uses. I have the yoobao magic case for iPad 2 coming that has a latch but i don't have high expectations when it comes to low priced cases in a few months it won't matter when the iPad 3 comes out then it will start all over again. :confused:

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My case does exactly the same thing. When I close the lid, the magnets do not line up against the corners either.

I don't know who you purchased your case from but that style does not have corner magnets NONE of CHINAO cases have any form of magnetic closure. Only the one small magnet to activate the sleep wake function which is just above the volume rocker.

Vanessa17
Sep 7, 2011, 02:39 AM
Not at all what i said, the case does not advertise that it had or has a closure mechanism so therefore one would not be surprised that a case would open when thrown are placed in a bag. My official Apple pink smart cover did the same thing unless i put t in my muzetto sleeve. Just facts i could also slide it to trigger the sleep wake feature in the manner in which that youtube video showed i just tried it i don't have a youtube acct so i can't post it but take any case that does not have a method to keep it shut and you will find that it will trigger the sleep wake i love the wheat case but yes it does have its moments i have several cases and they all have good and bad points and different uses. I have the yoobao magic case for iPad 2 coming that has a latch but i don't have high expectations when it comes to low priced cases in a few months it won't matter when the iPad 3 comes out then it will start all over again. :confused:

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I don't know who you purchased your case from but that style does not have corner magnets NONE of CHINAO cases have any form of magnetic closure. Only the one small magnet to activate the sleep wake function which is just above the volume rocker.

My case initially lined up perfectly however I now find that I need to move the corners so that they line up straight.

sexytabitha
Sep 7, 2011, 02:51 AM
My case initially lined up perfectly however I now find that I need to move the corners so that they line up straight.

yes and you also stated that you have a defective case so yes i can imagine that you are having issues. i was trying to help you get in contact with someone that could help you get a replacement but you turned down the offer. if you contact my seller send him pictures he can arrange a replacement, that simple i emailed him after i read your post, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. thats why i had asked who you purchased from he wanted to know so he could have CHINAO contact that seller and see why they didn't replace, thats all

Vanessa17
Oct 4, 2011, 02:04 AM
7 weeks on and this is my case now - the corners clearly don't line up, the design on the inside flap of the case leaves an annoying imprint on the screen of my iPad and I have had to turn off the sleep/awake feature because the front cover kept lifting in my handbag.

Will be back to attach pictures...

Vanessa17
Oct 4, 2011, 03:33 AM
Photos....

Vanessa17
Oct 4, 2011, 04:08 PM
is that a screen protector? or the screen?
I have a screen protector on my iPad.

Vanessa17
Oct 4, 2011, 07:07 PM
you would be rich and famous if that was a image of Jesus or Mary on it. My smart cover leaves imprints of its inside pattern as do my other cases pretty normal with lint and dust sticking to the oil residue from ones skin. Thats how they get finger prints from crime scenes. Vacuum the inside of your case once in a wile it helps. Why not just get the case replaced if you only had 7 weeks?

Thanks for the tip on vacuumning, I will keep it in mind. I contacted the seller I purchased it from on Ebay AU and they advised me that it was not defective, that they put their iPad face down after it had been in the 'stand position' and it would go back. An unsatisfactory answer in my opinion. Considering I had already left them feedback, I guess they consider the issue closed. Needless to say I am less than impressed.

Vanessa17
Oct 5, 2011, 02:12 AM
too bad sounds like you bought from a crappy seller, i had a chinao case for my iPad 1 and the seller replaced it 5 months later due to stitch coming loose. i have the wheat case now just love it. But the Yoobao Magic is my main case now.

I guess I assumed purchasing through Ebay would be a good option but the format does tend to me there is usually little to none after sales service. I am now on the search for another case - it is quite difficult to find iPad cases that don't cover the bezel and the other features I am looking for...

I almost bought the wheat colour before I bought the black one.

ElDogman
Apr 23, 2012, 01:54 PM
is there an iPad 3 version of this case? does look pretty sweet.