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slumpey326
Mar 15, 2012, 09:06 PM
opinions, what do people think is the thinnest case out there.

Stm Skinny? Incipio? Maroo? Targus Slim? Speck?



hcho3
Mar 15, 2012, 09:11 PM
Getting apple smart cover with snap case.

monkeylui
Mar 15, 2012, 09:18 PM
I just got the Targus slim case & it's...well, thin. I think it'll look nice.

http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Generation-Wi-Fi-Model-THD00606US/dp/tech-data/B007C0YB0Q

It's sitting here waiting for its master to arrive. Lol.

The iLuv oragami looks nice too, but says unavailable. May be able to order from iluv's site though.

Farrellcollie
Mar 15, 2012, 09:31 PM
Maroo is very nice, padded, protects the corners and ipad nicely and keeps the bezel clear, but it is not super thin. Sena florence is thinner but covers bezel. (i like leather so maroo and sena were my two top choices) The smart cover and a back that will hold the smart cover on like zum or a couple of others is probably thinnest protective front and back unless you go with smart cover and skin.

Hammie
Mar 15, 2012, 09:33 PM
http://deliciousfoodrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/gladwrap-590x354.jpg

:p

Seriously though. The Smart cover and the SGP Harmonie when it is released for the new iPad. My son has one on his iPad 2 and it is about the same thickness as my iPad 1.

Ieo
Mar 15, 2012, 09:52 PM
Check out the Yoobao executive leather...Should be updated for the new ipad any day now. The ipad 2 version technically works, but the camera hole is off-center due to the tighter fit.

glen e
Mar 15, 2012, 09:56 PM
Very happy with the Targus slim..got it today..... but nothing will be slimmer than a smartcover and Zum locking back -AND give you protection...

laurenr
Mar 15, 2012, 10:14 PM
opinions, what do people think is the thinnest case out there.

Stm Skinny? Incipio? Maroo? Targus Slim? Speck?

Check out this thread of the Macally cases; very slim, lots of options:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1337482

Trvlngnrs
Mar 15, 2012, 10:55 PM
Joy Factory SmartSuit 3

crapbag8
Mar 15, 2012, 11:21 PM
I just got the Targus slim case & it's...well, thin. I think it'll look nice.

http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Generation-Wi-Fi-Model-THD00606US/dp/tech-data/B007C0YB0Q

It's sitting here waiting for its master to arrive. Lol.

The iLuv oragami looks nice too, but says unavailable. May be able to order from iluv's site though.

Really like this case, but wish it didn't have that darn hole in the back!!!

faxao
Mar 16, 2012, 02:17 AM
Going "smart" : Incipio Smart Feather + Apple Smart Cover for me ....

:)

Laimbeersux
Mar 16, 2012, 04:50 AM
Going with a Smart Cover and a Marware Microshell combination. Should keep the size much smaller than some of the other options, plus a decent level of protection seeing as I will be using the ipad 95% of the time in my living room with carpeted floors and soft furniture.

slumpey326
Mar 16, 2012, 08:18 AM
Great!!!!! Thanks to you all for the support.

onthecouchagain
Mar 16, 2012, 08:33 AM
Don't know if this was posted yet:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/belkin-cinema-dot-cinema-stripe-folio-with-stand-for-ipad-2012/

Colgin
Mar 16, 2012, 08:46 AM
Really like this case, but wish it didn't have that darn hole in the back!!!

I picked up this case at Best Buy this morning because it was the only thing they had that I even remotely liked. Have not opened it up yet (nor the Ipad) since I am at work, but agree about the hole. Yuck.

onthecouchagain
Mar 16, 2012, 08:47 AM
Woah, this is uber slim, but I don't know if how comfortable I feel about that adhesive thing...

http://www.case-mate.com/The-new-iPad-Cases-iPad-3/Case-Mate-The-new-iPad-Textured-Tuxedo-Case.asp


FAQ:
How does my iPad stay attached in the case?

The Tuxedo case uses Magic Tape ™, an innovative, double-sided adhesive that doesn’t leave any residue, to hold the iPad securely in place.

Will Magic Tape ™ lose its adhesive ability?

The Magic Tape ™ can be reactivated with tape or water. Using tape, gently use the adhesive to remove dust and debris from the Magic Tape ™ to refresh stickiness. For water, gently wipe the Magic Tape ™ area with a wet tissue and let the surface air dry to refresh stickiness.

Will Magic Tape ™ leave any residue on my iPad?

Magic Tape ™ is designed to be reusable and removable.

onthecouchagain
Mar 16, 2012, 09:33 AM
Going "smart" : Incipio Smart Feather + Apple Smart Cover for me ....

:)

Wait a second, does the Smart Feather case only cover the back? Or does it include both the back case and the its own smart cover? Why would you buy that and the Apple Smart Cover? Can you clarify?

EDIT: Nevermind. I understand now!

DeusInvictus7
Mar 16, 2012, 09:35 AM
Wait a second, does the Smart Feather case only cover the back? Or does it include both the back case and the its own smart cover? Why would you buy that and the Apple Smart Cover? Can you clarify?

It just covers the back and has space for the magnets for the Smart Cover.

Righteous
Mar 16, 2012, 09:36 AM
Yeah screw that casemate POS. I dont want some folding plastic that I tape my ipad to. What a joke!!!

veereihen6
Mar 16, 2012, 09:37 AM
Joy Factory SmartSuit 3

Whats the back material on the Smartsuit3? It looks like textured hard plastic. :(

onthecouchagain
Mar 16, 2012, 09:44 AM
It just covers the back and has space for the magnets for the Smart Cover.

Right. Thanks.

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Yeah screw that casemate POS. I dont want some folding plastic that I tape my ipad to. What a joke!!!

I feel the same way... but the thought of having your iPad just exist there, without holsters or anything else, is pretty novel.

Still undecided...

The FAQ claims it's secure and won't leave residue on the back of the iPad.

Here's a video review for the iPad 2 version of the Tuxedo. It's pretty reassuring:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heVqCXxeBZE

pruppert
Mar 16, 2012, 10:33 AM
This one looks pretty slim.

http://store.griffintechnology.com/intellicase-for-ipad

iDvisic
Mar 16, 2012, 10:33 AM
I love the look of this (http://www.uniea.com/Tablet-Cases-case/iPad-2-case/Leather-Caj-Pad-for-iPad-2_83.aspx) case...at least in pics (I don't have an iPad yet). They don't seem to have it updated for the new iPad yet, though. *crosses fingers*

-->iDv.

mattburley7
Mar 16, 2012, 10:52 AM
http://store.griffintechnology.com/ipad/ipad-3/outfit-hard-shell-case

i found this one.. is that considered clear or gray?

onthecouchagain
Mar 16, 2012, 10:56 AM
I think I'm going to go with the Casemate Tuxedo. If anyone's curious, I'll post results whenever it arrives...

laurenr
Mar 16, 2012, 12:11 PM
I love the look of this (http://www.uniea.com/Tablet-Cases-case/iPad-2-case/Leather-Caj-Pad-for-iPad-2_83.aspx) case...at least in pics (I don't have an iPad yet). They don't seem to have it updated for the new iPad yet, though. *crosses fingers*

-->iDv.
Looks stunning, but I would wait until they update the case for the new iPad. Their camera cutout fits the iPad 2 exactly, so will be too small for the new one.

vito
Mar 16, 2012, 12:39 PM
I think the casemate tuxedo looks awesome, shame they don't do it in white or red!

iDvisic
Mar 16, 2012, 12:59 PM
Looks stunning, but I would wait until they update the case for the new iPad. Their camera cutout fits the iPad 2 exactly, so will be too small for the new one.

Oh, yeah. I'm not trusting any of these "our iPad 2 case also fits the new iPad" claims until they've been tested with actual units. Which is a shame. Right now my new hotness is NAKED. And I'm all walking on eggshells, afraid I'm going to break it. :P

-->iDv.

Menel
Mar 16, 2012, 01:01 PM
Smartcover + leatherskin.

jbrady3324
Mar 16, 2012, 01:34 PM
Smartcover + leatherskin.

Agreed. I am debating Smartcover + Leatherskin or Joy Factory smartsuit3

mis204
Mar 16, 2012, 01:42 PM
Agreed. I am debating Smartcover + Leatherskin or Joy Factory smartsuit3

I ordered the smartsuit3 - very anxiously awaiting them to ship. anyone looking to buy it should "like" the joy factory on Facebook for a coupon.

jbrady3324
Mar 16, 2012, 02:01 PM
I ordered the smartsuit3 - very anxiously awaiting them to ship. anyone looking to buy it should "like" the joy factory on Facebook for a coupon.

I had a long conversation with their support team. The case sounds very promising. I am not a fan of the material/texture, but it honestly meets all of my functional requirements.

ninaco
Mar 16, 2012, 02:14 PM
So far, I'm happy with Targus' Slim Case. It's light weight (6.6 oz per my scale) & thin. The iPad fits inside snugly.

monkeylui
Mar 16, 2012, 02:17 PM
So far, I'm happy with Targus' Slim Case. It's light weight (6.6 oz per my scale) & thin. The iPad fits inside snugly.

I'm having an SOB time trying to get it in. Any tips? Which way did you put it in?

onthecouchagain
Mar 16, 2012, 03:38 PM
I think the casemate tuxedo looks awesome, shame they don't do it in white or red!

I contacted CaseMate to see if new colors were coming, and specifically asked about red. I'll update if/when they reply.

vito
Mar 16, 2012, 05:05 PM
I contacted CaseMate to see if new colors were coming, and specifically asked about red. I'll update if/when they reply.

Do le me know what they say, thanks :D

I sent a Tweet asking for UK availability which won't happen for 5-6 weeks! :mad:

rzucker
Mar 16, 2012, 08:49 PM
Targus slim sucks, bought two and neither one turns the iPad off.

laurenr
Mar 16, 2012, 09:22 PM
Targus slim sucks, bought two and neither one turns the iPad off.
Yep, my Hubby bought one today at Best Buy, and the sleep/wake function does not work. It is a great looking case though.

laurenr
Mar 16, 2012, 10:25 PM
Agreed. I am debating Smartcover + Leatherskin or Joy Factory smartsuit3

I ordered the smartsuit3 - very anxiously awaiting them to ship. anyone looking to buy it should "like" the joy factory on Facebook for a coupon.

I had a long conversation with their support team. The case sounds very promising. I am not a fan of the material/texture, but it honestly meets all of my functional requirements.
If you really examine the pictures closely, of the Smartsuit 3, I think the case is very well engineered. Also, check out the reviews on Amazon for their previous version - great ratings.
I also ordered one today, the 15% still works, and can't wait for it to arrive. I was really tempted by the Bronze, but decided the black was the safest.

str8bucs
Mar 16, 2012, 10:40 PM
Smart cover and incipio smart feather..... You won't be sorry

faxao
Mar 17, 2012, 03:12 AM
Smart cover and incipio smart feather..... You won't be sorry

Ditto ! :apple:

Avenger
Mar 17, 2012, 05:32 AM
Smart cover and incipio smart feather..... You won't be sorry

I have read in the past that a smart cover can scratch an ipad where the magnets connect. Does this happen often? Does the smart feather offer any protection against this occuring?

Stealthipad
Mar 17, 2012, 05:44 AM
I just got the Targus slim case & it's...well, thin. I think it'll look nice.

http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Generation-Wi-Fi-Model-THD00606US/dp/tech-data/B007C0YB0Q

It's sitting here waiting for its master to arrive. Lol.

The iLuv oragami looks nice too, but says unavailable. May be able to order from iluv's site though.

I have the Targus Slim case and it fits fine but the magnet does NOT put the iPad 3 to,sleep! You will want to return it.

str8bucs
Mar 17, 2012, 07:13 AM
I have read in the past that a smart cover can scratch an ipad where the magnets connect. Does this happen often? Does the smart feather offer any protection against this occuring?

The new smart covers have this film on the magnets that meet the iPad

LadyX
Mar 17, 2012, 08:24 AM
Smart cover and incipio smart feather..... You won't be sorry


Is the light blue Incipio smart feather and the blue Smart Cover exactly the same color? I don't want one darker/lighter than the other.

Menel
Mar 17, 2012, 11:25 AM
I have read in the past that a smart cover can scratch an ipad where the magnets connect. Does this happen often? Does the smart feather offer any protection against this occuring?

Ive heard of it happening... But never happened to mine in my 6 mo with ipad.

Garevels
Mar 17, 2012, 11:52 AM
Yep, my Hubby bought one today at Best Buy, and the sleep/wake function does not work. It is a great looking case though.

Same here also bought the Targus Slim at Best Buy love the look but sleep/wake does not work at all. It's going back today.

onthecouchagain
Mar 19, 2012, 03:16 PM
Do le me know what they say, thanks :D

I sent a Tweet asking for UK availability which won't happen for 5-6 weeks! :mad:

Their email said they don't comment or have anything to update about upcoming availability of colors. :T

onthecouchagain
Mar 19, 2012, 08:28 PM
For anyone curious, check out my Case Mate Tuxedo impressions and pics in this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1345041

FamiliaPhoto
Mar 19, 2012, 08:36 PM
Going "smart" : Incipio Smart Feather + Apple Smart Cover for me ....

:)

That is my setup and it's great, still nice and thin.

geko29
Mar 20, 2012, 07:27 AM
Woah, this is uber slim, but I don't know if how comfortable I feel about that adhesive thing...

http://www.case-mate.com/The-new-iPad-Cases-iPad-3/Case-Mate-The-new-iPad-Textured-Tuxedo-Case.asp


FAQ:
How does my iPad stay attached in the case?

The Tuxedo case uses Magic Tape ™, an innovative, double-sided adhesive that doesn’t leave any residue, to hold the iPad securely in place.

Will Magic Tape ™ lose its adhesive ability?

The Magic Tape ™ can be reactivated with tape or water. Using tape, gently use the adhesive to remove dust and debris from the Magic Tape ™ to refresh stickiness. For water, gently wipe the Magic Tape ™ area with a wet tissue and let the surface air dry to refresh stickiness.

Will Magic Tape ™ leave any residue on my iPad?

Magic Tape ™ is designed to be reusable and removable.

I got my wife a similar case for her Kindle Fire: AYL Frameless Case (http://www.kindlefireworld.com/accessories/case/leather-case/ayl-frameless-100-premium-genuine-leather-case-cover-for-amazon-kindle-fire), and 4 months in, she loves the hell out of it. There isn't the slightest hint that it can be removed short of wedging your fingers between the device and the case. She doesn't even use the elastic closure strap (to hold the cover shut) and it still hasn't moved one iota.

Assuming this Magic Tape is anything like the silicone pad on the AYL, I don't think you'll have any problem. If anything, the smooth aluminum (vs. rubber) back of the iPad, combined with the larger surface area should make for an even firmer hold.

vito
Mar 20, 2012, 12:00 PM
For anyone curious, check out my Case Mate Tuxedo impressions and pics in this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1345041

Can you fold the front back okay?

onthecouchagain
Mar 20, 2012, 12:19 PM
Can you fold the front back okay?

Not sure what you mean... you mean open it all the way flat to the back? If so, yes, though this isn't the most comfortable method to hold the iPad, in my opinion.

vito
Mar 20, 2012, 12:23 PM
Not sure what you mean... you mean open it all the way flat to the back? If so, yes, though this isn't the most comfortable method to hold the iPad, in my opinion.

Yea sorry meant the flap, if it folds back okay, for reading.

I usually have a smart cover on mine but take it off when I want to use the iPad instead of folding it back. It's just when I'm on the couch fold it back and put it on my lap. :D

bobright
Mar 20, 2012, 12:31 PM
Very happy with the Targus slim..got it today..... but nothing will be slimmer than a smartcover and Zum locking back -AND give you protection...

Do you think the Targus Slim case would fit with a body skin installed? Or is it extremely snug with no leeway ?