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remontoire
Jun 10, 2011, 10:39 PM
Continuing from my previous post: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1168276

The skeleton frame is held to the mounting cover by 4 bumps, one in each corner, and 2 clips in the middle edges of the frame.
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/5756/ipd58.jpg
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9088/ipd60.jpg
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9038/ipd61.jpg


Before fully clipping the frame to the skinned iPad:
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8509/ipd64.jpg


After:
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4253/ipd66.jpg
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2010/ipd67.jpg


After covering the front of the iPad with the convertible cover. You can still see a tiny part of the Home button which isn't covered. The thickness of the iPad with the cover on is a little over an inch.
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/158/ipd75.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5751/ipd77.jpg
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1743/ipd78.jpg


There is a small gap between the cover and the surface of the iPad.
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2320/ipd81.jpg
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8660/ipd86.jpg


I didn't try the Otterbox Defender or any other cases, so I can't compare this one to them; but overall, I really like this case and will be keeping it. I'll be using the iPad in an industrial environment, and this case looks to be pretty rugged.



peter3
Jun 11, 2011, 03:23 AM
Does the bump holds the cover snugly? Any loose parts?
I'm puzzled about the gap as well. Thanks!

remontoire
Jun 11, 2011, 11:48 AM
Does the bump holds the cover snugly? Any loose parts?
I'm puzzled about the gap as well. Thanks!The bumps do seem to keep the cover in place pretty well, and there are the two clips (one on each side) in the middle to provide additional grip. Everything fits quite snugly for now due to all of the rubber-on-rubber contact; if I notice any loosening I'll be sure to make an update.

Maybe the gap is to provide some space for the cover to flex inward if something heavy falls onto it, in an attempt to avoid passing the impact onto the iPad's screen and possible cracking it. Or it might also be to accomodate the thickness of the stand when it's clipped onto the underside of the cover; the stand isn't very thick, but without the gap, the felt surface of the stand might be directly touching the screen after the cover is put on.

I'm not sure what the purpose is for those two rectangular areas on the underside of the cover. I might try gluing some magnets to them as 3goldens suggested to see if that'll cause the iPad to go to sleep when the cover is on.

bowlerman625
Jun 11, 2011, 04:52 PM
Looks very durable.

Viking81992
Jun 12, 2011, 09:17 PM
Very comprehensive review remontoire. I've had mine for about a week and i'm also very happy with it.

Just a couple of things i've noticed.

When the stand is down, it does not need to be locked into place to attach the lid to the unit. There is enough room between the stand and the screen to close the unit. This makes it easy to pop up the stand when you need it. There is nothing "loose" about the case at all. It's tight and clean all around. When you grab a hold of it, it feels really solid and grips very well. The two rubberized grips on the bottom of the lid/stand hold very well to smooth surfaces so the unit doesn't slde away from you while you're typing or playing games.

Again, if you're looking for a very durable, good quality, yet clean case, this is a great option. I don't mind spending a bit of money for a quality product, and that's what you get here. Well done Seidio.

Cheers,

Ed