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arterio
Mar 17, 2012, 12:30 AM
My "New iPad" should show up by next Friday, Thursday if I'm lucky! I have never owned an iPad or tablet of any kind previously. I have seen a mass variety of cases for the iPad 2, and I know most soft cases will work with the 3rd gen. iPad.

So I'm curious, what case are you going to use on your shiny new iPad? If any? Do you currently have an iPad 2 case you're going to try on it?

I'm looking into those cases that have the bluetooth keyboards built into them. I'd like to be able to take notes during meetings without losing some of my screen to the on-screen one, but I'm also not sure if I want a thicker, clunkier case like that? A nice leather folio would be good for day to day use I think.

Please share links / video reviews of cases you're suggesting if you know of any.



greytmom
Mar 17, 2012, 12:52 AM
I just ordered this one (http://www.oberondesign.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=1767) tonight, in green. Nothing but Oberon for me!

MykullMyerz
Mar 17, 2012, 01:05 AM
Well since the New iPad is virtually the same size as the iPad 2, I just kept my original case, which is the Book Jacket by InCase (link below). I may get something in the following weeks however when some new cases are released but for now the Book Jacket is perfect.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Incase+-+Book+Jacket+Case+for+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPad%26%23174%3B+2/2318055.p?id=1218320818054&skuId=2318055

arterio
Mar 17, 2012, 01:10 AM
Back in 2010 when the iPhone 4 came out I ordered a bamboo case from http://www.grovemade.com . They're an Oregon based company that makes some seriously good quality and beautiful bamboo cases. The original case I got I'm still using on an almost daily basis and it's still just as good as the day I got it, even after a couple drops.

I was thinking of ordering one of their new iPad Sleeve cases.

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Well since the New iPad is virtually the same size as the iPad 2, I just kept my original case, which is the Book Jacket by InCase (link below). I may get something in the following weeks however when some new cases are released but for now the Book Jacket is perfect.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Incase+-+Book+Jacket+Case+for+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPad%26%23174%3B+2/2318055.p?id=1218320818054&skuId=2318055
A co-worker of mine has this case for his iPad 1st Gen. It seems like a decent case.

MykullMyerz
Mar 17, 2012, 01:18 AM
Back in 2010 when the iPhone 4 came out I ordered a bamboo case from http://www.grovemade.com . They're an Oregon based company that makes some seriously good quality and beautiful bamboo cases. The original case I got I'm still using on an almost daily basis and it's still just as good as the day I got it, even after a couple drops.

I was thinking of ordering one of their new iPad Sleeve cases.

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A co-worker of mine has this case for his iPad 1st Gen. It seems like a decent case.

Wow those are some awesome looking cases, I may have to look into getting one myself.

Buildbright
Mar 17, 2012, 01:27 AM
I will be very picky. Those cases that the iPad snaps in the case can damage it over time. I had an iPad 2 with dented corners from two different cases. Remember just because it looks like it fits does not mean it fits properly.

stevelam
Mar 17, 2012, 01:46 AM
Ordered the new dodocase! Easily the best looking option for the iPad.

arterio
Mar 17, 2012, 01:49 AM
These ones?

http://www.dodocase.com/collections/dodocase

rever3nce
Mar 17, 2012, 01:53 AM
I got this one http://www.targus.com/us/ipad/vuscape.aspx

Rychy
Mar 17, 2012, 01:55 AM
AppleCare+

I'll be getting the STM Skinny (http://www.stmbags.com/catalog/ipad-cases/skinny3-ipad3rdgen/) once they start shipping the new version. Used it for my iPad 2 and liked it.

LadyX
Mar 17, 2012, 02:06 AM
Ordered the new dodocase! Easily the best looking option for the iPad.


Me too and I agree, they are the best! I ordered the Lake/Meadow case from their new Spring/Summer collection.

celly
Mar 17, 2012, 02:34 AM
Beyza Executive II expected to be my main case, but I couldn't resist trying the new Switcheasy Canvas.

Both expected to be delivered next week.

In the mean time, I'm using a clear Speck Smartshell for the iPad 2 and a Smart Cover.

wodeh
Mar 17, 2012, 03:52 AM
I just ordered this one (http://www.oberondesign.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=1767) tonight, in green. Nothing but Oberon for me!

+1, I'm going for dragons in red again. I was blown away by the one I got for my iPad 1.

Paulshaqz
Mar 17, 2012, 03:55 AM
AppleCare+

I'll be getting the STM Skinny (http://www.stmbags.com/catalog/ipad-cases/skinny3-ipad3rdgen/) once they start shipping the new version. Used it for my iPad 2 and liked it.
i also got apple care and the stm case.

arcangel6
Mar 17, 2012, 04:01 AM
I ordered the Incipio Smart Feather case. I use it on my iPad 2 with an Apple leather cover and love it.

Joe

http://www.incipio.com/new-iPad-Cases/Incipio-new-iPad-Smart-feather-Ultralight-Hard-Shell-Case.asp

cvs
Mar 17, 2012, 04:14 AM
iSkin Aura2 (http://www.iskin.com/ipad2/aura/) for me.

Jookbox
Mar 17, 2012, 04:21 AM
I ordered the Incipio Smart Feather case. I use it on my iPad 2 with an Apple leather cover and love it.

Joe

http://www.incipio.com/new-iPad-Cases/Incipio-new-iPad-Smart-feather-Ultralight-Hard-Shell-Case.asp

Nice I gotta remember that one.

eneisch
Mar 17, 2012, 04:24 AM
I have a black Marware micro shell on the rear of the iPad and a tan Apple Smart Cover on the front. Keeps the overall package as slin as possible while still offering decent protection of the iPad.

Onimusha370
Mar 17, 2012, 04:28 AM
I ordered the Incipio Smart Feather case. I use it on my iPad 2 with an Apple leather cover and love it.

Joe

http://www.incipio.com/new-iPad-Cases/Incipio-new-iPad-Smart-feather-Ultralight-Hard-Shell-Case.asp

Thanks for sharing it, might have to get one of these :)

Lunchb0x8
Mar 17, 2012, 04:35 AM
I got the STM skinny 3 today, it is labelled as for the iPad 3 instead of new iPad, but the case is a perfect fit.

I got brown, and it looks sexy on my white iPad.

cdembek
Mar 17, 2012, 04:38 AM
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I ordered the Incipio Smart Feather case. I use it on my iPad 2 with an Apple leather cover and love it.

Joe

http://www.incipio.com/new-iPad-Cases/Incipio-new-iPad-Smart-feather-Ultralight-Hard-Shell-Case.asp

Did the camera hole lineup and is there enough space around the camera??

msindi
Mar 17, 2012, 04:53 AM
Marware microshell folio
Love it on my iPad 2

LJ50
Mar 17, 2012, 05:11 AM
AppleCare+

I'll be getting the STM Skinny (http://www.stmbags.com/catalog/ipad-cases/skinny3-ipad3rdgen/) once they start shipping the new version. Used it for my iPad 2 and liked it.
As soon as I can find the STM Skinny somewhere in the UK, or somewhere hat will ship to the UK relatively soon, then I'll be buying that.

Looks great, good protection, but without the bulk and weight of the Switcheasy Canvas I have with my iPad 2.

TLewis
Mar 17, 2012, 05:12 AM
I have the Pad and Quill Contega for my iPad2 (note: this is iPad2 only): http://www.padandquill.com/cases-for-ipad/ipad2-case-the-contega.html

I'd get the same case for the iPad3 (this is the iPad3 version): http://www.padandquill.com/cases-for-ipad/cases-for-ipad-ipad3/ipad3-case-the-contega.html

Rogue.
Mar 17, 2012, 05:35 AM
I love the Marware Microshell Folio (http://www.marware.com/microshell-folio-case-for-the-new-ipad) I have on my iPad 2, on back order for the new iPad at the moment though so will have to wait.

Got the Belkin Tri-fold Folio for now.

Stealthipad
Mar 17, 2012, 05:41 AM
DO NOT get the Targus case that is sold on Amazon. They say it is good for the three but the magnet does not work for putting the pad to sleep.

Rychy
Mar 17, 2012, 08:35 AM
I got the STM skinny 3 today, it is labelled as for the iPad 3 instead of new iPad, but the case is a perfect fit.

I got brown, and it looks sexy on my white iPad.

Where did you find the Skinny 3?

Wolfmore
Mar 17, 2012, 08:56 AM
I just got the Zerochroma and I'm loving it. Cost around $50. It's not a hard shell it's soft or gel case and has a kick stand that rotates. Fits no problem on the new iPad and has a smart cover cut out.

I don't like the hard shells. I paid $30 for a frogz one that lasted 3 month and the started breaking around the edges for no reason.

High res:
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g22/dspiry/d3d8e08d.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g22/dspiry/1f17b486.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g22/dspiry/e03b885d.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g22/dspiry/742e0d86.jpg

katyoshi
Mar 17, 2012, 09:05 AM
Get a Gucci case :D

mattburley7
Mar 17, 2012, 01:24 PM
switch easy cover buddy once they get the new ipad cases.

Built
Mar 17, 2012, 01:40 PM
DO NOT get the Targus case that is sold on Amazon. They say it is good for the three but the magnet does not work for putting the pad to sleep.

I love the Targus Versavue 360 even though the magnets do not work in this initial production batch for the version corresponding to the iPad 3.

Targus is evidently working on it, but it's not a deal breaker for me since I'm not crazy about cases with magnets and the versatility of this case is amazing.

MartyXB
Mar 17, 2012, 02:04 PM
I went with this one for the elastic hand band.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BZOGLG/ref=sc_pgp__m_A20FA062MRWI4B_4?ie=UTF8&m=A20FA062MRWI4B&n=&s=&v=glance

xraydoc
Mar 17, 2012, 02:11 PM
I recycled the Snugg case from my iPad 2. Still fits perfectly and the magnet-activated cover works fine (maybe better than it did on the iPad 2 perhaps).
Only complaint I have is the volume-down rocker is hard to get to.

ArztMac
Mar 17, 2012, 02:31 PM
Marware microshell folio
Love it on my iPad 2

Same here.

As that case is not yet available, I went with the Apple Smart Cover and Artwizz SeeJacket Clip in black (great, great texture, very great to hold and grip). And if I just want to read, I just snap of the smart cover and there is nothing flapping around. I like this even better than the microshell folio, even though the new solution is twice as expensive.

That70sGAdawg
Mar 17, 2012, 02:49 PM
There is likey no reason for a new case if you had an iPad 2 case.
If you would like to get a new one this case is a beautiful case : Mac-case.com

elmo151
Mar 17, 2012, 05:33 PM
got the apple plastic case

maroo leather on order

arcangel6
Mar 19, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Did the camera hole lineup and is there enough space around the camera??

Yes and yes!

:)

noteple
Mar 19, 2012, 02:47 PM
http://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/product/2118

Got one from Amazon For $25 but their price does vary

Greenthorn
Mar 19, 2012, 02:48 PM
I got this one http://www.targus.com/us/ipad/vuscape.aspx

That's the one I got, but the sleep/wake didn't work. I really liked the case, so I carefully cut through a few of the stitches and reversed the magnet. Then it only worked if I applied enough pressure to the cover to activate the sensor. Then I removed the magnet, enlarged the area where the magnet was and inserted a larger magnet from an old refrigerator magnet. I glued the felt back in place and used some white thread with the existing stitching holes to complete the finished look. Now it works like it should and looks like it did. This is a very nice case.

onthecouchagain
Mar 19, 2012, 03:11 PM
Got this by Case Mate: http://www.case-mate.com/The-new-iPad-Cases-iPad-3/Case-Mate-The-new-iPad-Textured-Tuxedo-Case.asp

Coupon code: CM10-AK20 to knock off 20%.

I like that it doesn't have any holsters or clasps of any kind. The iPad kind of just exists there. And it's the thinnest case I could find.

Here's a video review of the iPad 2 version, which is more or less the same: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heVqCXxeBZE The adhesive looks very secure and safe for the iPad.

KylePowers
Mar 19, 2012, 03:19 PM
Went with the Acase Concept Hard Shell Case Folio off of Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Acase-Concept-Shell-Latest-Generation/dp/B007AA3DOS/ref=sr_1_33?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332125645&sr=1-33). Not an unheard of company, covers front and back, doesn't cover the bezel, has a stylus holder, and supposedly (according to one review so far) supports the sleep/wake function.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GTWq1qu7L.jpg


Check out my thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1344358) to see how I miraculously knocked the price down from $25.79 to $14.34 and still had it Prime eligible :D

Rhyst21
Mar 19, 2012, 03:22 PM
Hi guys which rear case is better?
Belkin Snap Shield or Incipio Smart Feather?
Just can't decide ;)

EdMan
Mar 19, 2012, 03:23 PM
Got the Targus Vuscape and I like it. The magnets do work. I also have a Incipio Lexington on order.

Wide opeN
Mar 19, 2012, 03:26 PM
Thought I would've seen these thrown out here, as Speck has proven to be my favorite (only) case maker.

https://www.speckproducts.com/tablet-ipad-cases/ipad-2-cases/pixelskin-hd-wrap-for-ipad-2.html

xmarcuswildx
Mar 19, 2012, 03:28 PM
I am looking for an incase sleeve like they have for the MacBooks at the apple store. You know the zipper ones that have the microfiber inside and are zipper closed. I have the smart cover but I want the same sleeve that I have for my MacBook. Does anyone know if they make these?

marmiteturkey
Mar 19, 2012, 04:09 PM
Hard Graft Tilt.
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0075/8682/products/tiltheritage-feat_1.jpg?113591

ReallyBigFeet
Mar 19, 2012, 04:23 PM
Well since the New iPad is virtually the same size as the iPad 2, I just kept my original case, which is the Book Jacket by InCase (link below). I may get something in the following weeks however when some new cases are released but for now the Book Jacket is perfect.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Incase+-+Book+Jacket+Case+for+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPad%26%23174%3B+2/2318055.p?id=1218320818054&skuId=2318055

Can personally vouch that the Book Jacket fits the new iPad. It adds too much bulk for my personal taste but it will fit. There's a wee bit of misalignment with the bezel guard. You'll notice it mostly down by the home button (button won't be centered in the cutout...more to the side of it).

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That's the one I got, but the sleep/wake didn't work. I really liked the case, so I carefully cut through a few of the stitches and reversed the magnet. Then it only worked if I applied enough pressure to the cover to activate the sensor. Then I removed the magnet, enlarged the area where the magnet was and inserted a larger magnet from an old refrigerator magnet. I glued the felt back in place and used some white thread with the existing stitching holes to complete the finished look. Now it works like it should and looks like it did. This is a very nice case.

Wow, that's a lot of aftermarket rigging to get something to work.

I tried this at Best Buy yesterday. Pulled the SmartCover off my new iPad, put it into the Vucase and closed the cover. iPad turned off. Opened the cover, iPad turned on. Repeated this several times. Worked flawlessly.

You must have had a defective Vucase.

joeshmo2010
Mar 19, 2012, 04:24 PM
Bought this for my iPad 2, and it fits my iPad 3 perfectly :)
Love this case so much

http://img.tapatalk.com/c6865d17-a425-04f0.jpghttp://shop.nordstrom.com/s/burberry-ipad-case/3292035?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=burberry_ipad_case:335387_2&cm_pla=small_leather_goods:men:cases_&_covers&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=B0E5EBFF-CF63-E111-8435-001517B1882A

arterio
Mar 19, 2012, 04:26 PM
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/burberry-ipad-case/3292035?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=burberry_ipad_case:335387_2&cm_pla=small_leather_goods:men:cases_&_covers&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=B0E5EBFF-CF63-E111-8435-001517B1882A


Bought this for my iPad 2, and it fits my iPad 3 perfectly :)
Love this case so much

Jesus! For $440 it better fit the iPad 4, 5, and 6. Why would you ever spend that much money on a case? You'd need a case to protect the case that protects the iPad.

joeshmo2010
Mar 19, 2012, 04:31 PM
I got it for 50% off plus an extra 20 because I'm an employee. Totally worth it. Plus it's my fav brand

msindi
Mar 19, 2012, 04:34 PM
I love the Marware Microshell Folio (http://www.marware.com/microshell-folio-case-for-the-new-ipad) I have on my iPad 2, on back order for the new iPad at the moment though so will have to wait.

Me too

max pl
Mar 19, 2012, 04:39 PM
Got this by Case Mate: http://www.case-mate.com/The-new-iPad-Cases-iPad-3/Case-Mate-The-new-iPad-Textured-Tuxedo-Case.asp

Coupon code: CM10-AK20 to knock off 20%.

I like that it doesn't have any holsters or clasps of any kind. The iPad kind of just exists there. And it's the thinnest case I could find.

Here's a video review of the iPad 2 version, which is more or less the same: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heVqCXxeBZE The adhesive looks very secure and safe for the iPad.

Is it easy to remove the ipad from the case? Meaning, if that adhesive is strong enough to keep the iPad secure, how exactly are we supposed to remove it? Does it damage the black apple logo on the back?

Russell L
Mar 19, 2012, 04:45 PM
I wanted to keep my new iPad 'naked', so I just went for a Smart Cover plus this nice neoprene/bubble sleeve from rooCASE:

http://www.amazon.com/rooCASE-Bubble-Neoprene-TouchPad-9-7-Inch/dp/B004Y20LTU/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1332193369&sr=8-18

The iPad + Smart Cover fit perfectly in this sleeve!

Batt
Mar 19, 2012, 05:09 PM
Bookbook in red. Looks fantastic.

EricJD
Mar 19, 2012, 06:56 PM
I'll probably be getting a DodoCase.

rever3nce
Mar 19, 2012, 06:58 PM
That's the one I got, but the sleep/wake didn't work. I really liked the case, so I carefully cut through a few of the stitches and reversed the magnet. Then it only worked if I applied enough pressure to the cover to activate the sensor. Then I removed the magnet, enlarged the area where the magnet was and inserted a larger magnet from an old refrigerator magnet. I glued the felt back in place and used some white thread with the existing stitching holes to complete the finished look. Now it works like it should and looks like it did. This is a very nice case.

Mine works great! Maybe you should swap it out for another if you got it local. Got mine at Best Buy. Loving this case so far

bimmahh
Mar 19, 2012, 07:09 PM
I am looking for an incase sleeve like they have for the MacBooks at the apple store. You know the zipper ones that have the microfiber inside and are zipper closed. I have the smart cover but I want the same sleeve that I have for my MacBook. Does anyone know if they make these?

this one?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FGCH0W

MVPinFLA
Mar 19, 2012, 07:25 PM
I just got a Yoobao Executive leather case for my new iPad. It is made for the 2; but fits the new one perfectly. I really like this case.

Nhwhazup
Mar 19, 2012, 07:42 PM
I got the STM skinny 3 today, it is labelled as for the iPad 3 instead of new iPad, but the case is a perfect fit.

I got brown, and it looks sexy on my white iPad.

Please show some photos!

onthecouchagain
Mar 19, 2012, 07:46 PM
Is it easy to remove the ipad from the case? Meaning, if that adhesive is strong enough to keep the iPad secure, how exactly are we supposed to remove it? Does it damage the black apple logo on the back?

Check out my Case-Mate Tuxedo impressions here in this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14567422#post14567422

rgr555
Mar 19, 2012, 07:51 PM
Bookbook in red. Looks fantastic.

wow those look incredible on the outside, inside i don't really like...

Sterne
Mar 19, 2012, 07:59 PM
Maroo Kumara in hand and Portenzo 23 1/2 on order. I have both Dodo and Portenzo cases for my original iPad and the Portenzo is both better designed and better made.

christof
Mar 19, 2012, 09:52 PM
I just got a Yoobao Executive leather case for my new iPad. It is made for the 2; but fits the new one perfectly. I really like this case.
Please share photos!

MVPinFLA
Mar 20, 2012, 06:03 AM
Please share photos!

Here is a link to where I got it with a video. This is a video of the case for the 2; but the 2 does fit the new iPad. The ones for the 3 will be available next week, from what he tweeted.


http://www.*******.com/Yoobao-Executive-Leather-Smart-Cover-Case-for-Apple-iPad-2-YBEXLIPAD2VER3.htm (http://www.*******.com/Yoobao-Executive-Leather-Smart-Cover-Case-for-Apple-iPad-2-YBEXLIPAD2VER3.htm)

cra1g0s
Mar 20, 2012, 06:10 AM
Maroo Kumara in hand and Portenzo 23 1/2 on order. I have both Dodo and Portenzo cases for my original iPad and the Portenzo is both better designed and better made.

How's the Maroo Kumara - is the finer leather worth the extra over the Moko?

JoJoCal19
Mar 20, 2012, 06:14 AM
How's the Maroo Kumara - is the finer leather worth the extra over the Moko?

I'm interested to know as well for later on down the road as I was really looking at the Kumara but got the Moko and the leather on the Moko is very nice so I'm curious on just how much nicer the Kumara is.

PsstGreek
Mar 20, 2012, 08:24 AM
I ordered a Spring Dodocase earlier this morning. I also have a smart cover.

Lunchb0x8
Mar 20, 2012, 10:22 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/znjv9y.jpg

For those wanting to see the Skinny 3

iBighouse
Mar 20, 2012, 11:27 PM
I just ordered the Incipio Smarth Feather in black...funny because I don't even own an iPad yet! I'll be buying that, in black, along with a black leather Apple Smart Cover on Saturday...so I'll be all good to go.

I really like a bit of the aluminium showing on the sides, and primarily wanted a way of being able to set the thing down on a surface and not risk scratching the back of the device. I think it's going to look great in all that black.

I'll may have any empty iPad case before I actually have an iPad!

Now I just have to find a suitable smallish messenger bag to safely put it inconspicuously into when I want to haul it around with me for the day.

Trj
Mar 20, 2012, 11:33 PM
I got it for 50% off plus an extra 20 because I'm an employee. Totally worth it. Plus it's my fav brand

Matches a wallet I "splurged" on, a wallet that still looks new after 4 years because of the quality....very jealous.

laurenr
Mar 21, 2012, 01:39 AM
Anyone ordered the Joy factory SmartSuit 3? I have ordered the black case, will be shipped soon:
http://www.thejoyfactory.com/sites/default/files/styles/pp_main/public/products/CSA103%28a%29.jpg

http://www.thejoyfactory.com/product/csa103

It has a hard- shell rear, and apple-like front cover.

I will also have the Yoobae folio. I have had this case for all my ipads (1,2 &3), and use it a lot when I am travelling. It's well made, light, very slim profile, and inexpensive.

onthecouchagain
Mar 21, 2012, 07:43 AM
Anyone ordered the Joy factory SmartSuit 3? I have ordered the black case, will be shipped soon:
Image (http://www.thejoyfactory.com/sites/default/files/styles/pp_main/public/products/CSA103%28a%29.jpg)

http://www.thejoyfactory.com/product/csa103

It has a hard- shell rear, and apple-like front cover.

I will also have the Yoobae folio. I have had this case for all my ipads (1,2 &3), and use it a lot when I am travelling. It's well made, light, very slim profile, and inexpensive.



This looks fantastic. I only wish they offered more colors.
When you receive it, can you put up impressions and pics, if possible?

TheSnugg1
Mar 21, 2012, 08:19 AM
The Snugg iPad3 case! It has the wake/sleep function and all the slots for your credit card! :D

laurenr
Mar 21, 2012, 10:19 AM
This looks fantastic. I only wish they offered more colors.
When you receive it, can you put up impressions and pics, if possible?

Will do. I really like how the cover has the 4 fold sections, like the Apple case. This is great for stability when folded. Many 3rd party cases only have 3 folds, and can be quite unstable because of this.

SYale
Mar 21, 2012, 10:47 AM
Anyone know of a good, non-expensive sleeve that I could store iPad with Smart Cover and Incipio Smart Feather.

ljx718
Mar 21, 2012, 12:56 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/znjv9y.jpg

For those wanting to see the Skinny 3

could you please take more shots?

koigirl
Mar 21, 2012, 01:46 PM
Waiting for Speck to release new iPad folio cases but am getting impatient! I'm using my Toblino Colorwave 2 from iPad 2 in interim. It's a bit tight and magnets do not work but it will do until Specks are ready...:(

Greenthorn
Mar 21, 2012, 04:39 PM
Targus is replacing defective Targus Versavu cases for free, and you get to keep your defective one. They said it will be about 6 weeks before they ship, but it will be a tested screen locking case. I called them and only had to send a scan/fax of my receipt.

This is from their website on the support page:

new iPad Cases:Targus is committed to keeping your new iPad protected. If you're having an issue with your case for the new iPad, please contact our customer service team and they will be happy to send you a tested replacement case or in some situations another model, if preferred. No need to return the case you have to us. For more information please call 1-877-482-7487 or email us at (visit website for actual link). We appreciate your business and will do whatever it takes to fix the issue.

alexxn
Mar 21, 2012, 04:56 PM
I just picked up a Belkin Cinema Leather Folio case and the sleep function works just fine, I brought my Ipad to the store to test before I actually bought it ;)

Love the fit and feel of this case....

clborden
Mar 24, 2012, 08:55 AM
Me too and I agree, they are the best! I ordered the Lake/Meadow case from their new Spring/Summer collection.

Nice...I ordered the Granite/Poppy one from the same collection. Do you know how long they usually take to ship their products? I was curious because I didn't get a shipping notification. Either way, their cases look awesome.

glen e
Mar 24, 2012, 09:03 AM
I'm done - got what I need for all my situations:

icarbon to cover back
Targus Slim for general business/job site use
Maroo Roto II for business travel
Poly smartcover and feather (or Zum) back for personal use...

all work the magnet fine and fit perfectly...

LadyX
Mar 24, 2012, 11:16 AM
Nice...I ordered the Granite/Poppy one from the same collection. Do you know how long they usually take to ship their products? I was curious because I didn't get a shipping notification. Either way, their cases look awesome.

They usually take 1-3 business days after the order is placed. I'm assuming you've added a monogram to your case? If so, it will take a few days longer to ship. I suggest contacting them via thenest@dodocase.com

dieburnbot
Mar 24, 2012, 11:32 AM
I just ordered this one (http://www.oberondesign.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=1767) tonight, in green. Nothing but Oberon for me!

Wow that case is pimp. Too bad it's 130 dollars lol.

arterio
Mar 24, 2012, 11:35 AM
I was initially just going to get a sleeve, but then I decided that I should probably get a full case. This is the one that I'm thinking of getting:

http://www.grovemade.com/product/ipad-case/#wool-felt-ipad-case

I have a similar case for my iPhone. It's really good quality. And these guys at Grove have awesome customer service.

glen e
Mar 24, 2012, 12:14 PM
I was initially just going to get a sleeve, but then I decided that I should probably get a full case. This is the one that I'm thinking of getting:

http://www.grovemade.com/product/ipad-case/#wool-felt-ipad-case

I have a similar case for my iPhone. It's really good quality. And these guys at Grove have awesome customer service.

do a search for ipad grove stuff...some problems...

Bisz
Mar 24, 2012, 12:59 PM
Yesterday I ordered a dark brown leather back skin from ********** dot net and a green Smart Case from Waterfield. Really looking forward to this combo for the new iPad. On my original iPad I have a black leather back skin and for travel I use the Hard Candy non-bubble zip case.

manchali
Mar 24, 2012, 06:48 PM
Anyone know of a good, non-expensive sleeve that I could store iPad with Smart Cover and Incipio Smart Feather.

http://www.targus.com/uk/product_details.asp?sku=TSS178EU
Targusss A7 - I picked one up at TJMaxx for 9.99, also spotted at Marshall's.

I was able to put new iPad inserted into Targus Basic (Folio style) cover inside this case comfortably. iPad 2 in Speck Pixelskin HD also fits easily inside this sleeve. I like the thick padding.

b06tmm
Mar 25, 2012, 05:38 PM
Targus is replacing defective Targus Versavu cases for free, and you get to keep your defective one. They said it will be about 6 weeks before they ship, but it will be a tested screen locking case. I called them and only had to send a scan/fax of my receipt.

This is from their website on the support page:

new iPad Cases:Targus is committed to keeping your new iPad protected. If you're having an issue with your case for the new iPad, please contact our customer service team and they will be happy to send you a tested replacement case or in some situations another model, if preferred. No need to return the case you have to us. For more information please call 1-877-482-7487 or email us at (visit website for actual link). We appreciate your business and will do whatever it takes to fix the issue.

Thank you for this Greenthorn, I love the Versavue case and don't really mind pressing the sleep button manually when I close the thing. I just wish it would "snap" closed like the regular cover.

BTW - this is my first iPad.

Tim

Frenchjay
Mar 25, 2012, 05:56 PM
Just got this yesterday in anticipation of getting the new IPad. It was only £3 shipped from Amazon and it's good quality. It's my first IPad so I'm not spending a ton on accessories until i know what i want for it!

http://i.imgur.com/g9EUN.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KTl1O.jpg

Edit: link added!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003UI5A9U/ref=cm_sw_em_r_am_ip_am_gb?ie=UTF8

laurenr
Mar 25, 2012, 06:21 PM
Just got this yesterday in anticipation of getting the new IPad. It was only £3 shipped from Amazon and it's good quality. It's my first IPad so I'm not spending a ton on accessories until i know what i want for it!

http://i.imgur.com/g9EUN.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KTl1O.jpg

For the price, that looks quite stunning. Simple and functional, just the way he liked it.;)

bobright
Mar 25, 2012, 06:26 PM
I am thinking of getting either:

1) Chinao Wheat

2) Maroo case

3) Yoobao executive leather



The yoobao and chinao above are supposed to be new revised versions that aren't out yet. Anything to keep in mind about previous versions good or bad? I like the Maroo line designs but don't really dig the pointy corners and how it seems kind of bulky.

Frenchjay
Mar 25, 2012, 06:47 PM
For the price, that looks quite stunning. Simple and functional, just the way he liked it.;)

Thanks :) it's a hard case as well and the inside is really soft!!

aggieastrosfan
Mar 25, 2012, 06:58 PM
Targus Vuscape here, from Best Buy. Fantastic case, I absolutely love it!

laurenr
Mar 25, 2012, 07:15 PM
I am thinking of getting either:

1) Chinao Wheat

2) Maroo case

3) Yoobao executive leather



The yoobao and chinao above are supposed to be new revised versions that aren't out yet. Anything to keep in mind about previous versions good or bad? I like the Maroo line designs but don't really dig the pointy corners and how it seems kind of bulky.

I had the Chinao wheat and the Yoobao folio case in red for my iPad 2. They lasted incredibly well over the past year. I will probably order one or the other for my new iPad, I just want to see some of the reviews for the new Yoobao colors first. I really like their slim form factor, and the protection they provide.

MartyXB
Mar 25, 2012, 07:17 PM
Still happy with my "Snugg iPad 3 Case". Since I do not have a screen protector I am using a stylus and this case had a loop to hold it and the elastic hand band is a godsend.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BZOGLG/ref=sc_pgp__m_A20FA062MRWI4B_4?ie=UTF8&m=A20FA062MRWI4B&n=&s=&v=glance

bobright
Mar 25, 2012, 07:42 PM
I had the Chinao wheat and the Yoobao folio case in red for my iPad 2. They lasted incredibly well over the past year. I will probably order one or the other for my new iPad, I just want to see some of the reviews for the new Yoobao colors first. I really like their slim form factor, and the protection the provide.

Agreed the other question for me is go either with the islim or the yoobao executive:confused::eek:

laurenr
Mar 25, 2012, 08:23 PM
Agreed the other question for me is go either with the islim or the yoobao executive:confused::eek:

It depends on your needs. I have to go for the Executive because of the extra protection it offers. I need that for travelling. I am always afraid of the ipad popping out in case of an accident, with the no-bezel design. I'll use that form factor when I am home. What I like about the Yoobao executive, is that it covers just enough of the iPad bezel, without hiding the whole thing, so my white iPad is still visible.

bobright
Mar 25, 2012, 08:42 PM
It depends on your needs. I have to go for the Executive because of the extra protection it offers. I need that for travelling. I am always afraid of the ipad popping out in case of an accident, with the no-bezel design. I'll use that form factor when I am home. What I like about the Yoobao executive, is that it covers just enough of the iPad bezel, without hiding the whole thing, so my white iPad is still visible.

That's true have to agree -- so in comparison the yoobao exec vs chinao wheat what are the differences?

I'm seeing the chinao has a built in flush clip on the back, it seems a softer microfiber front face that the iPad slides into, and also has what looks like a thicker overall leather maybe that's why the higher price difference. I think it'll come down between these 2 for me the wheat looks so sweet would look especially good on my white iPad. :)

Peanut207
Mar 25, 2012, 09:03 PM
Yoobao Executive Leather Smart Cover Case. :cool:

curtisinoc
Mar 25, 2012, 09:44 PM
Apple Smart cover + Incipio Smart Feather (http://www.amazon.com/SMART-FEATHER-FOR-NEW-IPAD/dp/B007JGBMBY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1332729646&sr=8-3) + Roocase sleeve for travel (http://www.amazon.com/rooCASE-Bubble-Neoprene-TouchPad-9-7-Inch/dp/B004Y20LTU/ref=sr_1_16?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332729805&sr=1-16)

I really like this combo

azure247
Mar 25, 2012, 09:49 PM
bodyguardz shield (back piece), smart cover and sfbags sleeve for travel
-light, clean, accessible

laurenr
Mar 25, 2012, 10:04 PM
That's true have to agree -- so in comparison the yoobao exec vs chinao wheat what are the differences?

I'm seeing the chinao has a built in flush clip on the back, it seems a softer microfiber front face that the iPad slides into, and also has what looks like a thicker overall leather maybe that's why the higher price difference. I think it'll come down between these 2 for me the wheat looks so sweet would look especially good on my white iPad. :)
The Chinao Wheat case has a microfiber type bezel, and the Yoobao folio has a leather bezel. It's up to you which one you prefer. The former's leather grade is also of a higher quality and looks great with my white iPad. I gave it away when I sold my iPad 2, but the Yoobao I am still using for now, but want to order a new one.

Edit: because it seems, I need more than one case, :) I am also waiting for the Joy Factory Smart Suit 3. Gorgeous case, but does not offer quite the same protection. I always use one case for home, and the other for taking the iPad out and about/ for travelling.

bobright
Mar 25, 2012, 10:43 PM
The Chinao Wheat case has a microfiber type bezel, and the Yoobao folio has a leather bezel. It's up to you which one you prefer. The former's leather grade is also of a higher quality and looks great with my white iPad. I gave it away when I sold my iPad 2, but the Yoobao I am still using for now, but want to order a new one.

Edit: because it seems, I need more than one case, :) I am also waiting for the Joy Factory Smart Suit 3. Gorgeous case, but does not offer quite the same protection. I always use one case for home, and the other for taking the iPad out and about/ for travelling.
I can relate my head is spinning in all directions on which case to get LOL

looks like I'll probably be getting more than one as well 1st will probably be a Chinao wheat though...want to see some flicks of this supposed new designed back

laurenr
Mar 25, 2012, 10:54 PM
I can relate my head is spinning in all directions on which case to get LOL

looks like I'll probably be getting more than one as well 1st will probably be a Chinao wheat though...want to see some flicks of this supposed new designed back

Look at the picture of the rear of the Yoobao case, with the leather flap, under which the front cover tucks. I think it will be a similar design.

Edit: i think I found it. Will look like this, but in the Wheat leather:

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=332377&stc=1&d=1332734166

moptart
Mar 25, 2012, 10:58 PM
It should arrive around mid-April.

AmyK
Mar 25, 2012, 11:08 PM
I got this timbuk2 case in gunmetal with green stitching for $5 at a Five Below store. Since I'm not sure what I really want but needed something for now this is great!!!!

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/ipad-plush-sleeve/1914347

onthecouchagain
Mar 25, 2012, 11:42 PM
Honestly I'm liking more and more using my iPad naked. The cases no matter how thin they are are cumbersome to use. You're not holding the iPad anymore when using a case, even the smart covers. You're holding a case or cover that is holding the iPad. And this is infinitely more uncomfortable. Typing in the split screen where it requires you to hold the bottom side edges especially is difficult with a case and/or cover.

I'm considering more and more to just keep the iPad naked and carry a sleeve around for protection when in my bag or something.

Anyone else feeling this way?

glen e
Mar 25, 2012, 11:52 PM
Honestly I'm liking more and more using my iPad naked. The cases no matter how thin they are are cumbersome to use. You're not holding the iPad anymore when using a case, even the smart covers. You're holding a case or cover that is holding the iPad. And this is infinitely more uncomfortable. Typing in the split screen where it requires you to hold the bottom side edges especially is difficult with a case and/or cover.

I'm considering more and more to just keep the iPad naked and carry a sleeve around for protection when in my bag or something.

Anyone else feeling this way?

not me..i have owned 5 pads, every version and find naked is too hard to hold on the couch, typing flat is uncomfortable and using in business requires a case when running keynote, etc. Any case adds a bit more to hold and grab. Naked is also too nerdy for business for me.

laurenr
Mar 26, 2012, 12:05 AM
not me..i have owned 5 pads, every version and find naked is too hard to hold on the couch, typing flat is uncomfortable and using in business requires a case when running keynote, etc. Any case adds a bit more to hold and grab. Naked is also too nerdy for business for me.

I totally agree.I find it awkward typing on the iPad, without it being propped up at a particular angle that only a case can provide.

Nhwhazup
Mar 26, 2012, 04:11 AM
Right now I have a Speck Pixelskin iPad 2 version. Really like this case with the only gripe being the weight. It's pretty darn heavy at almost 10 oz.

Right now I'm waiting for my STM Skinny to ship (hopefully this week). And as soon as the new Pixelskin comes out I most likely will order it as well. I'm really excited to see their revised case. Magnets to work with the awake/sleep feature, lighter weight, two completely separate options for viewing and clasp for keeping it closed. That should be one awesome case at least for my use.

laurenr
Mar 26, 2012, 10:10 AM
Right now I have a Speck Pixelskin iPad 2 version. Really like this case with the only gripe being the weight. It's pretty darn heavy at almost 10 oz.

Right now I'm waiting for my STM Skinny to ship (hopefully this week). And as soon as the new Pixelskin comes out I most likely will order it as well. I'm really excited to see their revised case. Magnets to work with the awake/sleep feature, lighter weight, two completely separate options for viewing and clasp for keeping it closed. That should be one awesome case at least for my use.

I looked at the Pixelskin last year, decided against it because it was SO heavy, but I loved its appearance. Do you know if their new version will be in a lighter material?

OneMike
Mar 26, 2012, 10:30 AM
I'm having a really hard time finding the right case and right now I'm back to square one. $6 TPU combo on amazon.

I had the Targus Vuescape on launch day which was nice. However, it didn't have an ideal typing angle for me. Took that back to best buy.

I then got the zaggfolio from best buy and thought I was all set. Again, fit was perfect and everything. I just found that the keyboard was not needed as much as I thought. If an iPad 2 yes, but with voice feedback. Other than rare occasions where it'd then be simple enough to break out my apple bluetooth keyboard. It's just not needed. Returned that.


I've decided I have to go minimal like I did with iPhone (film on back only).

I do need stand and typing mode, also some protection for the back, but minimal thickness.

I've come down to 3 possibilities:

Smart cover alone
Smart cover plus belkin snap type case
Smart cover plus sticker type back.

mlmwalt
Mar 26, 2012, 10:47 AM
I love the Marware Microshell Folio (http://www.marware.com/microshell-folio-case-for-the-new-ipad) I have on my iPad 2, on back order for the new iPad at the moment though so will have to wait.


Me too. How well does the old case fit on "The New" iPad? I can definitely live without the "smart" function.

richard371
Mar 26, 2012, 12:27 PM
I really like the targus slim case. It will be perfect once I get the updated magnet version. They are letting me keep the original one so I will give it to my friend where it works with his iPad 2. 2 for 1 basically.

Rogue.
Mar 26, 2012, 03:51 PM
Me too. How well does the old case fit on "The New" iPad? I can definitely live without the "smart" function.

It didn't fit unfortunately, looking forward to the updated case release :)

Nhwhazup
Mar 26, 2012, 05:49 PM
I looked at the Pixelskin last year, decided against it because it was SO heavy, but I loved its appearance. Do you know if their new version will be in a lighter material?

Supposedly they are working on a revised pixelskin-

made it lighter weight,
added a clasp instead of the suction tape,
made the cover fold in 4 instead of 3,
additional viewing options with case and indents from the folds
added the sleep/wake functionality.

If the weight is reduced enough, this will definitely be my go to case. I can't wait to see it released. I asked how much lighter it will be but their reponse really didn't answer my question. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

laurenr
Mar 26, 2012, 07:11 PM
Supposedly they are working on a revised pixelskin-

made it lighter weight,
added a clasp instead of the suction tape,
made the cover fold in 4 instead of 3,
additional viewing options with case and indents from the folds
added the sleep/wake functionality.

If the weight is reduced enough, this will definitely be my go to case. I can't wait to see it released. I asked how much lighter it will be but their reponse really didn't answer my question. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
Sounds good to me. It's also important that the changed the cover to the 4-fold configuration; this will greatly add to its stability.

trekkie604
Mar 27, 2012, 02:28 AM
Griffin IntelliCase at the moment. Hardshell plastic on the back and smart-cover like front with magnets that work with my iPad 3.

http://store.griffintechnology.com/ipad/intellicase-for-ipad (Available at BestBuy!)

http://link.trekcubed.com/ipad3_case/case0_th.jpg (http://link.trekcubed.com/ipad3_case/case0.jpg) http://link.trekcubed.com/ipad3_case/case1_th.jpg (http://link.trekcubed.com/ipad3_case/case1.jpg)
http://link.trekcubed.com/ipad3_case/case2_th.jpg (http://link.trekcubed.com/ipad3_case/case2.jpg) http://link.trekcubed.com/ipad3_case/case3_th.jpg (http://link.trekcubed.com/ipad3_case/case3.jpg)

christof
Mar 27, 2012, 02:44 AM
Started off with a SwitchEasy Canvas, but thought it was too bulky. I now have a Yoobao Executive Leather for the new iPad. It's an awesome value. Here are my notes: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14618452&postcount=67

RomeoG
Mar 28, 2012, 01:15 AM
I just ordered the Marware CEO/Hybrid. According to their sales support they have redesigned the case for the new ipad and rectified the magnet issues. They sent me a 25% off promotion so I went ahead and ordered it. Ships next week sometime

SamR123
Mar 28, 2012, 03:06 AM
I've been using a new Marware CEO cover (working magnets) for week now and am quite happy with it. Also ordered a gecko case with hard back and folding triangel front which I hope to receive today.

Flipt
Mar 28, 2012, 05:11 AM
I found out yesterday that the Wake Up case will now fit the new iPad!

Product Page (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6779)

It comes in a variety of vibrant colours and will look good with a white iPad! The smart cover looks good and it also offers decent protection. It also had a good review on iLounge too!

iLounge Review (http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/choiix-wake-up-folio-for-ipad-2/)

I have ordered one for £20 and if it doesn't fit properly I will send it back.

Has anyone else here had experience with this case?

Alexjones
Mar 28, 2012, 10:26 AM
I just bought the Incase jacket select. It made for both the iPad2 and new iPad. It fits my new iPad like a glove.

Frenchjay
Mar 31, 2012, 04:51 AM
Just got the last one for £3.99 shipped. It looks nice for the money and it has the sleep wake function. :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MOFRED®-Blue-Standby-Built-magnet-Protector/dp/B007L127RA/ref=pd_rhf_pe_p_t_1

Edit: I've just noticed that the case I got is a copy of a Casecrown Folio.

http://www.casecrown.com/ipad2-bold-standby-case-blue

Nhwhazup
Mar 31, 2012, 05:39 AM
For me, I've been on the hunt for a minimalistic slim case that has stable positions when being used as a stand. I think I've found the case that hits all the marks for me. My iPad is currently sporting a Griffin Intellicase. I've seen quite a few reviews on this case that don't like it for a number of reasons - not enough coverage, too thin, cheap, didn't like the bump on the back.

What I really like about it is that it is probably the thinnest case out there, adds no weight to speak of and works perfectly with the sleep/wake function. Also the typing position is perfect and has no slipping and moving around like most of the other three and four triangle fold covers.

adamfilip
Mar 31, 2012, 09:02 AM
Zaggfolio if it will ever ship..