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MikhailT
Feb 4, 2010, 10:07 PM
The purpose of this thread to be a central place for all type of accessories for iPad. It’ll make it easy for people to find what they are looking including things that they never thought to look for. I would love some support from everybody here by posting the info with a pic, link, price and reviews (once it is out of course).

What comes already in every iPad order are: a dock to usb connector and a USB to power outlet adapter. There's an extended 6' USB to power adapter (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC359?mco=MTcyMTgwNTc) available for sale to use as a second charger, for home or work.

Cases

Booq Bags
www.booqbags.com
Booq Bags is a well known brand for top quality cases for all Mac products. They have not only sleeves, but hard cases, messenger bags and briefcases for the iPad. The price range from $24.95 to $69.95.
http://www.booqbags.com/iPad-cases

Tom Bihn
http://www.tombihn.com
Messenger Bag: Ristretto for $110 (Review (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9243390&postcount=45) by WytRaven)
http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/300/TB0222
Case: Cache for $30
http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/300/TB0350

Cocoon Innovations
http://www.cocooninnovations.com
Messenger Sling: $29.99
http://www.cocooninnovations.com/product_info.php?cat_id=62&product_id=194

Incipio
www.myincipio.com
Four new cases announced, however no pricing or date announced yet.
dermaSHOT: anti-slip silicone case with access to screen
http://www.myincipio.com/product/IPAD_DERMASHOT/
Feather: light polymer guard less than 1mm thick with soft matte finish, two screen protectors and a cleaning cloth.
http://www.myincipio.com/product/IPAD_FEATHER/
duroSHOTDRX: Hard polycarbonate shell for back and side only.
http://www.myincipio.com/product/IPAD_DRX/
NGP: Soft impact-resistant polymer case for back and side only.
http://www.myincipio.com/product/IPAD_NGP/


LaCie
http://www.lacie.com
Sleeve with top tab: $14.99
http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11413

Wrappers (Customized Sleeves from UK)
http://wrappers.typepad.com
They have multiple choices for customizing your own sleeves ranging from $36 to $65 with $6 worldwide shipping fee.
http://wrappers.typepad.com/ipod/apple-ipad/

Griffin
http://www.griffin.com
Folio Style Case: Elan Passport for $50
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/elan-passport-ipad
Sleeve with top tab: Elan Sleeve for $50
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/elan-sleeve-ipad
Silicone skin: FlexGrip for $30
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/flexgrip-ipad
Sleeve: Jumper for $30
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/jumper

Scoche
http://www.scosche.com/
Rubber case with a stand available Spring, no price or direct link available yet.
Screenshot here:
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/scosche-intros-kickback-case-for-ipad/

Belkin
www.belkin.com
Vue Sleeve: $39.99
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=509017
Max Sleeve: $39.99
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=509026
Grip Sleeve: $29.99
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=509035

Waterfield Designs (SFBags)
http://www.sfbags.com
SleeveCase with options: $55-101
http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/sleevecases-ipad.php
Suede Jacket: $19, pocket option: $25
http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/suedejacket-ipad.php
iPad Slip Case: $19
http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/slipcase-ipad.php
Smart Case: 59$
http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/smartcase-ipad.php
Muzetto (Personal Size): $179
http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto/muzetto.htm


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The iPad on its own will very nicely fit into our Personal Size Muzetto. The iPad in our Suede Jacket will also fit well into the Personal Size. If you have a slightly larger case around your iPad then I would suggest the new slightly larger 10" Portable size Muzetto. Here's what I suggest for each of the cases that we make:

iPad naked - Personal Muzetto
iPad Suede Jacket - Personal Muzetto
iPad Slip Case - Personal or 10" Portable
iPad Smart Case - 10" Portable Muzetto
iPad Ultimate SleeveCase - 10" Portable Muzetto

The new 10" Portable Muzetto is slightly larger than the Personal size and will still have a very compact feel. The Shoulder Strap will have the same connection as the Personal size... vs. the D-ring version of the larger 13" Laptop size.
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be.ez
http://www.be-ez.com/index.html
The LA robe iPad Allure protection sleeves will be available this spring for $30.

Apple
http://store.apple.com/us
Apple-designed case for $39 (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC361?mco=MTcyMTgwMzk). With a soft microfiber interior and reinforced panels to provide structure, the iPad Case is the perfect way to carry around your iPad. And it does double duty. It folds in just the right places to act as a stand that holds iPad at an ideal angle for watching videos and slideshows or for typing on the onscreen keyboard.

Marware
http://www.marware.com
Eco-Vue (Folio case): $44.99
http://www.marware.com/Eco-Vue-for-iPad

Eco-Envi (Mail Envelope Case): $39.99
http://www.marware.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1423/.f

Eco-Flip (Flip Case): $44.99
http://www.marware.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1425/.f
Credit: roland.g (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9222809&postcount=12)

Foofshop (Custom Fabric Sleeve Maker)
http://www.foofshop.com
You can pick any fabric you want to customize your own sleeve for the iPad. Ships Late March for $24.

Timbuk2
www.timbuk2.com
Popular manufacturer for all type of bags. Recommended by many members. No iPad information available yet, however look at post #3 (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9220952&postcount=3) for a bag that might fit the iPad at this moment.

Trendy Digital Waterproof Case
http://trendydigital.com
Waterproof Case for iPad: $19.99
http://trendydigital.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=58

Happy Owl Studio
http://www.happyowlstudio.com/
Their cases looks professional and definitely for people who wants a bit more out of their cases. There's not much info on pricing or release date. The company informed me that they’ll begin manufacturing those cases soon and there’s a chance that it’ll be in the Apple stores as well.

M-Edge
http://www.medgestore.com
They got sleeves, jackets, and bags of all kinds of colors and types as well as a stand for the iPad. No pricing or release dates yet.
http://www1.medgestore.com/products/ipad/

Colcasac
http://www.colcasac.com
http://www.colcasac.com/ipad_case.html
Colcasac iPad Sleeve for $30 in four colors.

Hard Graft
http://www.hardgraft.com
A top flip wool sleeve with a leather packet for cables for 80$ (59 Euros).
http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/ipad-case
A vertical wool sleeve with a band to attach to your hand for carrying. 80$ (59 Euros)
http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/e-reader-case

(Funny)
Hip Handmaids’ Shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hiphandmaids
iMaxi for $30, a funny case that really does comes with the protective wings. Link (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41296440&ref=sr_gallery_1&&ga_search_query=ipad&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2&includes)


Vers
http://versaudio.com/
Handcrafted Wood iPad Case for 79$

Hard Candy
http://www.hardcandycases.com/
Hard Case with rubberized corners to protect the iPad with a zipper to close the case. Can use iPad in-case or out-case. $49.99
http://www.hardcandycases.com/ipad-hardsleeve.html
iPad Bubble Sleeves for 49.95 (http://www.hardcandycases.com/ipad-bubblesleeve.html)

They got more, check their site.

Orbino
http://www.orbino.com
High quality hand-stitched exotic flip cases that's not only dockable but also acts as a stand with cutouts for all the ports. It starts from $209.
http://www.orbino.com/store/index.php?cPath=176

Vaja Retro Slim Jacket
http://www.vajacases.com

Padded Protection,Silver Logo,Slim Design,Flexible ABS structure,Magnetic snap closure, Customizable for $120.00

modulrR
http://modulrcase.com
An iPad case that can change into many things including a wallmount, kick stand, shoulder strap, and a car mount. Available in Summer 2010 (http://modulrcase.com/accessories.php), no pricing yet.


twelvesouth
http://www.twelvesouth.com/
BookBook (http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/)
A hardback leather case that'll be coming out for the iPad, confirmed via Twitter. No pricing or release date yet.

LONG LIVE BOOKS
www.longlivebooks.com
A hand-made hard jacket that looks like a book and belongs on a bookshelf, can also customize the front to fit your own text. 89$, extra 5$ for custom front cover with spine text. (http://longlivebooks.com/bookforipadmacbo.html)

Kensington
www.kensington.com
Kensington Sling Bag (http://us.kensington.com/html/17711.html) for $19.99
Kensington Reversible Sleeve (http://us.kensington.com/html/17157.html) for $9.99

Fabrix
http://www.fabrixcases.com/
New Inner “Pillow Flap” design that secures the iPad in position while inserted in the sleeve, preventing the iPad from accidentally slipping out for $33 (http://www.fabrixcases.com/v2/collection/ipad/)

Uniea
http://www.uniea.com/
U-Sleaf, the U-Skin and the Omniverse for $20-30. Not up on their site yet but will be available soon



MikhailT
Feb 4, 2010, 10:08 PM
Docks

Apple
http://store.apple.com/us
Charging Dock: $29 (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC360?mco=MTcyMTgwNDc)
Keyboard Dock: $69 (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC533?mco=MTcyMTgwNjc)
VGA to Dock Connector Adapter: $29 (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC552?mco=MTcyMTgwNjg)
AC 10W Power Adapter: $29 (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC359?mco=MTcyMTgwNTc)
Camera SD/USB Adapter Kit: $29 (Not for sale yet, delayed)

HyperMac Battery Packs
www.hypershop.com
HyperMac Nano 1800mAh: $69.95
http://www.hypershop.com/HyperMac-Nano-1800mAh-Battery-for-Apple-iPhone-iPod-iPad-s/167.htm
HyperMac Micro Micro 3600mAh: $89:95
http://www.hypershop.com/HyperMac-Micro-3600mAh-Battery-for-iPhone-iPod-iPad-USB-s/166.htm
HyperMac Mini 7200mAh: $119.95
http://www.hypershop.com/HyperMac-Mini-7200mAh-Battery-for-iPhone-iPod-iPad-USB-s/165.htm


Body shields, Screen Protectors, Stands, Stylus and so on.

Macally
www.macally.com
Dual USB 10W Changer (http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=326) for charging both iPhone/iPad at same time, or two iPads :)
BookStand (http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=320) and ViewStand (http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=325)
Privacy Screen Filter (http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=316)
Rest of their iPad stuff here (http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ipad.asp) which includes body protective covers that's clear, black or chromeish and many others.

Zagg
www.zagg.com
InvisibleShield (Screen only): $25
InvisibleShield (Full Body): $35
http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/ipad.php

NLU Products
www.bodyguardz.com
BodyGuardz (Full body): $30
ScreenGuardz (Screen only): $20
http://www.bodyguardz.com/content/accessories/7-147--2580.htm

Best Skins Ever
http://www.bestskinsever.com/
Recommended by roland.g (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9225224&postcount=20) for an alternative to InvisibleShield and BodyGuardz. They’ll release the protection kit once the iPad is out. No additional info yet.

Griffin Screen Care Kit for iPad
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/screen-care-kit-for-ipad

Targus Fingerprint-resistant Screen protector
www.targus.com
The screen guard utilizes microscopic ridges and valleys in order to reduce fingerprints and smudges on the screen, and is also capable of reducing glare. In addition, it features an adhesive designed to prevent bubbles and peeling in order to help ensure a secure, close fit. Scheduled for April.

Ten One Design's Pogo Sketch Stylus
http://tenonedesign.com
Stylus for drawing on the iPad as well as handwriting with any drawing or handwriting note application. $15 (http://tenonedesign.com/sketch.php)

Kensington PowerBolt™ Micro Car Charger for $24.99
http://us.kensington.com/html/17712.html

MikhailT
Feb 4, 2010, 10:09 PM
Stores for Bags
Remember netbook bags could fit iPad just as well. Don't blame me if it doesn't fit.

Rei
http://www.rei.com
Some examples suggested by ebika (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9455220&postcount=127):Reign Vermont Day Purse (http://www.rei.com/product/724185),REI Erin City Bag - Women's (http://www.rei.com/product/795143)

Roots
www.roots.com
They carry cool looking bags that look like Indiana Jones (http://usa.roots.com/leather_vintagetribe_bags/leatherVintageTribeCollection,default,sc.html)

Kenneth Cole
http://www.kennethcole.com/
Everybody know the brand. Examples: Suggested by reybart (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9442648&postcount=102):Kenneth Cole New York Leather Day Bag (http://www.kennethcole.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3983641&cp=3075215.3075278.3075281) and suggested by MatthewStorm (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9443699&postcount=108):
Kenneth Cole New York Coated Canvas Day Bag (http://www.kennethcole.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3969714&cp=3075215.3075278.3075281)

RadTech
http://www.radtech.us
STM Micro (http://www.radtech.us/Products/ShoulderBags/STMMicro.aspx) and STM Scout XS (http://www.radtech.us/Products/ShoulderBags/STMScout.aspx)

Tumi
www.tumi.com

Slappa
http://www.slappa.com/

Louis Vuitton
http://www.louisvuitton.com
Very expensive but look around

eBags
http://www.ebags.com
Probably the largest store for this, they got everything you could want.

Kifaru
www.kifaru.net
A bag that's designed for handguns but it looks goddamn cool! Check it out, Kifaru Koala (https://www.kifaru.net/koala.html)

This is list of accessories that's not officially iPad ready but it could fit.
Warning: Don't blame me if it doesn't fit.


CaseLogic E-Sling - Medium: $39.99 (http://www.caselogic.com/e_sling_medium/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=125395) Suggested by powerbooks (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9219846&postcount=1)

Maxpedition JUMBO VERSIPACK: $88.99 (http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=6&idcategory=4) Suggested by lordhamster (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9220603&postcount=3) and reviewed (http://tacticalgearhead.com/?p=575) by him as well.

Timbuk2’s Freestyle Netbook Messenger Bag: $65 (http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/laptop/laptop-messenger-style/freestyle-netbook-messenger) Suggested by TraceyS/FL (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9224226&postcount=15)

Patagonia’s Single Shot Messenger Bag @ Ebags.com: $49 (http://www.ebags.com/patagonia/single_shot/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=137756) (Winter sale @ $41.65) Suggested by Clix Pix (http://forums.macrumors.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=9225783)

Tumi’s Alpha Messenger Bag (http://www.tumi.com/alpha/small-flap-body-bag/): $150 Suggested by Webnasty (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9343256&postcount=42)

Clothing
SeV/SCOTTSEVEST
http://www.scottevest.com/
The only clothing line that's designed for gadgets and it includes pockets for the iPad.

Sketh
Feb 4, 2010, 10:33 PM
Wow, fancy fancy.

Thanks for the thread, now I have to blow some cash on a case for sure.

And I blame YOU.

pvmacguy
Feb 4, 2010, 10:45 PM
Thanks for this thread! One of the actually useful ones that have been posted! Know some stuff I'm getting for mine. :D

tys
Feb 4, 2010, 10:48 PM
I really hope Griffin will do a scaled-up Elan Form case for it. Just a nice leather backing and some protective plastic around the edges and corners.

yoppie
Feb 5, 2010, 08:33 AM
Thanks for putting this thread together. Very convenient.

anthonymoody
Feb 5, 2010, 09:02 AM
Many thanks for this great thread! Loving the Ristretto for iPad due to its very light weight, only 11 oz...

melman101
Feb 5, 2010, 09:07 AM
I love the Ristretto, however, I don't love the price :-). Maybe one day, but my dollars right now are going to Jobs and company.

sushi
Feb 5, 2010, 09:14 AM
OP, thanks for the thread. :)

I love the Ristretto, however, I don't love the price :-).
Agree x 2.

anthonymoody
Feb 5, 2010, 09:23 AM
Yeah, true they're not giving the thing away to put it mildly!

roland.g
Feb 5, 2010, 09:49 AM
The Scosche Kickback is the only case/stand combo other than Apples, and I don't understand from the iLounge pics how it can support landscape and portrait standing as the pics don't show any rotating disc. Of course there is no info on their website, and besides all that it's a bit to industro-fugly.

Marware makes great stuff and shows an iPad and Kindle section for cases and sleeves but their site appears to be undergoing a transformation and that portion is currently down.

marware.com no longer works and their main site has been replaced by http://staging.marware.com/
all the top headers reveal selections below except for the iPad & Kindle section.

I have their Sportfolio Deluxe Black for the MacBook which is a real nice case/sleeve hybrid that give you some storage room but in a nice compact form.
Not as big as it looks.

http://www.laptopstuff.co.uk/p/images/big/MA_6029560031.jpg

tys
Feb 5, 2010, 12:37 PM
Someone REALLY needs to make a case that'll make your ipad look like an Etch-a-Sketch! There's already at least one Etch a Sketch app.

Aegelward
Feb 5, 2010, 01:50 PM
Oh, http://foofshop.com/ Are going to bring some iPad bags out in late February

TraceyS/FL
Feb 5, 2010, 02:17 PM
I figure the Timbuk2 netbook messenger will fit the iPad.

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/laptop/laptop-messenger-style/freestyle-netbook-messenger

I"m looking for a bag that can hold it and and a book or 2, but not be overly big either.

Here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justhandy/sets/72157623749984316/) are some pictures of it loaded down - with everything BUT the iPad. I really really love the size of this bag!

vespagirl
Feb 5, 2010, 04:00 PM
I am digging this thread and thank you for all the info. I get tired of wading through all the hate and negativity towards the iPad pre-release.

MikhailT
Feb 5, 2010, 04:38 PM
Thanks guys, I updated the thread with more products as well as crediting them to you.

@roland.g, yea the marware site sucks. I found three iPad cases (links in first post) but two of them looks exactly the same. Too many errors on their site. I listed all I can find. As for the Scosche case, I'll update once more info is released, I just added it just in case.

w00tini
Feb 5, 2010, 04:56 PM
this should be a sticky IMO

great stuff!

wrxdrunkie
Feb 5, 2010, 05:20 PM
Wow, amazing, so many cool cases to choose from.

roland.g
Feb 5, 2010, 05:27 PM
BTW, I emailed last week with the folks over at BSE - www.bestskinsever.com

They informed me that they will have a skin for the iPad once it is released. They typically don't design their templates from specs but actually buy product to make a better template.

They are a local company to me here in Colorado. They produce as good or better skins IMO than IS and BGz and usually at a substantially lower price. I have used them on my original iPhone (which I sold in mint condition b/c of the skin) and on my 3G. I mistakenly tried the BodyGuardz for my aluminum MacBook but that was a horrible experience and then used the less expensive BSE on it instead and the application was much much easier and it still looks fantastic and has a better coverage layout. I urge any skin users to try them first.

Nerts
Feb 5, 2010, 05:52 PM
These are all cases, bags and screen protectors, no actual hardware?

MikhailT
Feb 5, 2010, 06:00 PM
These are all cases, bags and screen protectors, no actual hardware?

Other than the dock accessories (which is listed under Docks and only Apple stuff has been announced), there has been no hardware stuff announced, just the iPad.

Clix Pix
Feb 5, 2010, 07:49 PM
Got another item to add to your potential bag list:

Patagonia's Single Shot Bag, which is lightweight and small, just about right to carry an iPad and a couple other items. It is 11" x 8.5" x 3.5" in dimensions, and comes in three colors (Black, Teal, Purple).

http://www.ebags.com/patagonia/single_shot/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=137756

bern1812
Feb 8, 2010, 07:46 PM
Waterfield has posted their iPad options

http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/ipad-cases.php

macduke
Feb 8, 2010, 08:04 PM
Thanks a bunch to the OP for this post. I've been looking around for information about iPad accessories! Also glad to see some people in here who have some love for the device.

wrkngclasshero
Feb 8, 2010, 08:43 PM
Thanks a bunch to the OP for this post. I've been looking around for information about iPad accessories! Also glad to see some people in here who have some love for the device.

+1. Thanks for putting this in an easy to find spot. Any word on a dual iPhone/iPad charging station? I'm potentially looking for something to put in my office at work to charge both of them.

WytRaven
Feb 9, 2010, 07:34 AM
Here's a side by side comparison of the old Tom Bihn Ristretto and the new iPad/Netbook version.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=9243390#post9243390

applesupergeek
Feb 9, 2010, 08:00 PM
excellent thread, should be made a sticky.:):apple:

MikhailT
Feb 9, 2010, 10:31 PM
+1. Thanks for putting this in an easy to find spot. Any word on a dual iPhone/iPad charging station? I'm potentially looking for something to put in my office at work to charge both of them.

Just get a powered usb hub, it'll charge them.

joecommisso
Feb 9, 2010, 10:37 PM
i hope speck comes out with a case, if it wasn't for their iphone case my phone wouldn't look anything like it does now! i'm a fan of their stuff!

marksman
Feb 9, 2010, 11:06 PM
Kudos op!

macduke
Feb 9, 2010, 11:37 PM
I'm looking for something that combines the Apple case with other features. My ideal case:

Nice black fabric / leather folio style case that can be used as a stand like the Apple one. It would have slim divided pockets inside for holding handouts from lecture or papers that need to be handed in and maybe a pen / pencil holder for tests and quizzes. An elastic band that holds the headphones would be a bonus. Also needs to have a simple latch to stay closed and a REMOVABLE cord for carrying on the back like those small drawstring backpacks. Waterproof material would also be a bonus, with a price of $50 or less.

Instant buy for me as a college student. Wouldn't need to bring anything else to class!

Sandy Santra
Feb 25, 2010, 01:32 PM
I just called TUMI. They have no iPad cases.

"We never design a bag for a specific product," they stated.

mac jones
Feb 25, 2010, 02:01 PM
I received an email form m-edge. They have all the Kindle stuff lined up for the iPad.

They have a really nice stand for it in the works.

The design of the IPad is so simple I think a lot of these things can be made sight unseen.

Not sure though

wolfpackfan
Feb 25, 2010, 02:27 PM
Has anyone found any small light metal folding stands for the iPad? I could see me using one a lot. It would be neat to set up on the table at Starbucks while I drink my coffee and read the morning paper on it. It would be nice to have a small light slip case that has an extra little pocket to hold a stand.

jazz1
Feb 25, 2010, 04:25 PM
Has anyone found any small light metal folding stands for the iPad? I could see me using one a lot. It would be neat to set up on the table at Starbucks while I drink my coffee and read the morning paper on it. It would be nice to have a small light slip case that has an extra little pocket to hold a stand.

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/scosche-kickback-ipad-case-29-01-2010/

More than a stand, but this has a built-in stand.

FlashHead
Feb 25, 2010, 05:44 PM
I think the idea of Apple Case is spot on. Triples as a protective case, stand(picture frame), and more ergonomic typing platform. This plus a bluetooth keyboard would fill all my needs.

However, the people who actually handled it seemed to have only a mediocre impression of the quality and feel of the material. I think I'll need to handle it first to see if it's worthy of cradling my baby :) Same functional design in a lightweight, handsome case (maybe leather) and I'm sold.

The scoshe Kickback looks interesting, but something about the aesthetic of the material seems a little cold. The good thing is I think I'll have a ton of more options by the time the 3G is released. (Yes, the wait is killing me!)

conshok26
Feb 25, 2010, 06:39 PM
Just got this in from Booq. Just need an iPad for it.

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4889/photoon20100225at1937.jpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/photoon20100225at1937.jpg/)

Derald Lary
Feb 25, 2010, 08:05 PM
I have a Kindle and have found the best source for covers, lights etc to be M-Edge. Take a look at this site:

http://www1.medgestore.com/products/ipad/

hitekalex
Feb 25, 2010, 08:06 PM
Noreve will have a case for iPad. Their Kindle cases look very upscale..

http://www.noreve.com/product/Housse_cuir_Apple_iPad_Tradition.html

danlovaj
Feb 25, 2010, 08:25 PM
I'm looking for something that combines the Apple case with other features. My ideal case:

Nice black fabric / leather folio style case that can be used as a stand like the Apple one. It would have slim divided pockets inside for holding handouts from lecture or papers that need to be handed in and maybe a pen / pencil holder for tests and quizzes. An elastic band that holds the headphones would be a bonus. Also needs to have a simple latch to stay closed and a REMOVABLE cord for carrying on the back like those small drawstring backpacks. Waterproof material would also be a bonus, with a price of $50 or less.


What about this option? I like its looks. Simple, clean, sexy.
http://www.happyowlstudio.com/news.html
http://www.happyowlstudio.com/uploads/3/3/8/3/3383426/7193537.jpg?405http://www.happyowlstudio.com/uploads/3/3/8/3/3383426/6232332_orig.jpg

Webnasty
Feb 25, 2010, 08:26 PM
I just called TUMI. They have no iPad cases.

It is not a case, but here is a Tumi bag that the iPad will fit in perfectly.

http://www.tumi.com/alpha/small-flap-body-bag/

LaNex
Feb 26, 2010, 06:14 AM
What about this option? I like its looks. Simple, clean, sexy.
http://www.happyowlstudio.com/news.html


That's some damn fine looking kit right there !

jazz1
Feb 26, 2010, 07:53 AM
I think the idea of Apple Case is spot on. Triples as a protective case, stand(picture frame), and more ergonomic typing platform. This plus a bluetooth keyboard would fill all my needs.

However, the people who actually handled it seemed to have only a mediocre impression of the quality and feel of the material. I think I'll need to handle it first to see if it's worthy of cradling my baby :) Same functional design in a lightweight, handsome case (maybe leather) and I'm sold.

The scoshe Kickback looks interesting, but something about the aesthetic of the material seems a little cold. The good thing is I think I'll have a ton of more options by the time the 3G is released. (Yes, the wait is killing me!)

The Apple Case does look good. My only worry is that the on desk angle might compromise the screen image. Does anyone know if the iPad screen might be superior to laptop screens for "off angle" viewing?

I suppose the user would be looking down instead of forward like a laptop. In addition to the Apple Case I might be tempted to use my Logitech laptop stand that would give it more on angle. That might be too much of an angle to type on. I guess we will see how many ingenious stands will be developed.

Doju
Feb 26, 2010, 03:37 PM
The Apple Case does look good. My only worry is that the on desk angle might compromise the screen image. Does anyone know if the iPad screen might be superior to laptop screens for "off angle" viewing?

I suppose the user would be looking down instead of forward like a laptop. In addition to the Apple Case I might be tempted to use my Logitech laptop stand that would give it more on angle. That might be too much of an angle to type on. I guess we will see how many ingenious stands will be developed.

It definitely will have better viewing angles than a laptop. MacBook Pros all use TN panels, and while they're fine and offer great refresh rates, the IPS display in the iPad offers unsurpassed viewing angles.

jazz1
Feb 26, 2010, 03:40 PM
It definitely will have better viewing angles than a laptop. MacBook Pros all use TN panels, and while they're fine and offer great refresh rates, the IPS display in the iPad offers unsurpassed viewing angles.

Thanks. That puts that concern to rest. I don't know if I'm going to be able to hold out for the later debut of the 3G when the Wifi ones start floating around.

elmo151
Feb 27, 2010, 07:08 AM
wait!

without an iPad to work with all of this stuff us premature. manufacturers seem to be touting their netbook bags as iPad worthy.

the apple case seems to be the best thought out to date. the ability to fold over [like the cover of a paperback, standard on most kindle bags] and prop up your iPad seem to be required

decson
Feb 27, 2010, 02:17 PM
So have ordered (ok perhaps bit before time!) the personal man bag care of Waterfield
http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto/muzetto.htm

Now just need a nice leather sleeve or case - similar to Apple one but less Apple in your face! Liking the http://www.happyowlstudio.com/pictures.html :p:p:p

But will wait for that as the manufacturers need to actually get the hands on one, to make sure it fits and doesn't slide out!

But would only use case for away from home, already have a lap top man bag styly but wanted something smaller and the black with brown looks sweet! :D

WLS
Feb 27, 2010, 05:44 PM
wait!

without an iPad to work with all of this stuff us premature. manufacturers seem to be touting their netbook bags as iPad worthy.

the apple case seems to be the best thought out to date. the ability to fold over [like the cover of a paperback, standard on most kindle bags] and prop up your iPad seem to be required

YES! I've already seen far too many Netbook/Laptop cases here that are being trotted out as IPAD worthy and they are not. It's just part of the madness that will end I hope when the IPAD's start shipping.

SchneiderMan
Feb 27, 2010, 08:14 PM
http://Colcasac.com (http://www.colcasac.com/hemp.html)

And Proporta.com (http://proporta.com)

animatedude
Feb 28, 2010, 10:58 AM
am i the only one who wants to install an iPad in my car? no car kit for the iPad?

sassenach74
Feb 28, 2010, 12:56 PM
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am i the only one who wants to install an iPad in my car? no car kit for the iPad?

I do, but probably more for rear passengers than being mounted on the dash. Can't see that it would fit well without getting in the way.

WLS
Feb 28, 2010, 02:51 PM
I don't see that anyone else has mentioned this but it is just as much on topic as some other stuff I've read here.


The perfect iPad case for you lady fangirls from ETSY the iMaxi!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41296440&ref=sr_gallery_1&&ga_search_query=ipad&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
:p

GoKyu
Feb 28, 2010, 05:07 PM
What about this option? I like its looks. Simple, clean, sexy.

Oooh. I like that one a lot. Is it leather?

imacan
Feb 28, 2010, 06:38 PM
http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/ipad-case

MikhailT
Feb 28, 2010, 08:42 PM
I updated the thread with the information provided by the past several posts, thanks to those members.

Happy Owl Studios got really nice looking cases with the document storage that would convince me to get it. Normally I would get a sleeve to put into my messenger bag but Happy Owl's case would be useful in some situations where I don't want to bring my bag.

RR08EvoX
Feb 28, 2010, 08:43 PM
I don't see that anyone else has mentioned this but it is just as much on topic as a some other stuff I've read here.
The perfect Ipad case for you lady fangirls from ETSY the iMaxi!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41296440&ref=sr_gallery_1&&ga_search_query=ipad&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
:p


hahaha, wow!

GoKyu
Feb 28, 2010, 08:55 PM
What about this option? I like its looks. Simple, clean, sexy.
http://www.happyowlstudio.com/news.html

That's some damn fine looking kit right there !

Both quotes made it into their feedback...click that link again :)

DataThief
Mar 1, 2010, 01:36 AM
The cover by Happyowl is about the nicest one i have seen yet, but i am not a big fan of the strap on the right or back cover to keep the cover closed. they always seem to just be in the way of holding the device.

I find the Kindle cover by amazon is perfect for protecting the kindle and folds over and lays flat when using it.

LaNex
Mar 1, 2010, 05:32 AM
I don't see that anyone else has mentioned this but it is just as much on topic as a some other stuff I've read here.
The perfect Ipad case for you lady fangirls from ETSY the iMaxi!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41296440&ref=sr_gallery_1&&ga_search_query=ipad&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
:p


rolf !

Boy, I wish they shipped to the UK. The Happy Owl cases are lovely, but this one is guffaw central. lol.

qbricc
Mar 4, 2010, 05:49 PM
If you have any money left from splashing out on a new iPad then may I recommend a case from this fine company.

http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/ipad-case

mrgreen4242
Mar 4, 2010, 06:00 PM
Anyone know how the Apple case stays closed when the cover is shut? Is there a strap or flap or magnet or something?

imacan
Mar 4, 2010, 09:12 PM
If you have any money left from splashing out on a new iPad then may I recommend a case from this fine company.

http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/ipad-case

hmmm, just 6 posts above yours ...

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9356258&postcount=55

danlovaj
Mar 4, 2010, 09:39 PM
Both quotes made it into their feedback...click that link again :)

Yeah I saw that. LOL.

Funny thing is when I read the quote on their site, it seemed familiar. Then I saw it was from MR. Then I looked farther and saw it was MY quote!!! Funny.

I really like their case. I believe there is a leather option and I saw a pic that it folds up as a stand like the Mac case. I'm not such a fanboy that I want EVERYTHING Apple. Somehow I feel funny having a obvious Mac case with their logo on the front. Begs to be stolen...

WLS
Mar 7, 2010, 12:14 PM
Interesting wood case if pricey.
It would make sense to have this on your desk and slide your pad into it for a classy photo viewer or video player.

http://versaudio.com/

Young Turk
Mar 11, 2010, 04:17 AM
So have ordered (ok perhaps bit before time!) the personal man bag care of Waterfield
http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto/muzetto.htm


:D

Just received my personal Muzetto. Love it. Very cool. Waterfield Designs confirms iPad will fit. Highly recommended.

YoungTurk

WytRaven
Mar 11, 2010, 04:45 AM
Just received my personal Muzetto. Love it. Very cool. Waterfield Designs confirms iPad will fit. Highly recommended.

YoungTurk

Photos and a mini-review or it didn't happen ;) :p

MikhailT
Mar 11, 2010, 11:41 AM
Just received my personal Muzetto. Love it. Very cool. Waterfield Designs confirms iPad will fit. Highly recommended.

YoungTurk

Post a review and photos for us, pls. Also update it with iPad when you get it.

I just can't bring myself to buy it for that much of a cost. Need more information.

Clix Pix
Mar 12, 2010, 02:02 PM
So I finally succumbed to temptation..... Already reserved my 64 GB iPad for pickup at the store..... and after looking again at the lovely photos on the Waterfield site, I finally decided that my new baby will need protection when she goes out. Placed an order for the Personal Musetto (with Flame accent color) and an iPad Smart Case, also in Flame. :)

SchneiderMan
Mar 12, 2010, 03:14 PM
For anyone who is interested i will be review the Waterfield - SFBags iPad case, so keep on the look out or follow me for updates.

CmdrLaForge
Mar 12, 2010, 03:29 PM
Fantastic thread and in particular fantastic first post !!! Thanks a lot for that.

Does anyone know whats the deal with Apples camera connector kit? Its not on sale yet as it should be.

kiwi13
Mar 14, 2010, 09:42 AM
This one stands up in both portrait and landscape modes. Nice looking materials.

Quirky is run by the same guy who did the mophie iPhone and iPod cases.

http://aquirkyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cloak-banner.jpg (bit.ly/cloak_undercover)

elmo151
Mar 14, 2010, 10:24 AM
The purpose of this thread to be a central place for all type of accessories for iPad. Itll make it easy for people to find what they are looking including things that they never thought to look for.

thank you for all the work it took to prepare this list. I bookmarked it

hualon
Mar 14, 2010, 10:33 AM
I just bought one of these dock extenders. http://www.sendstation.com/us/products/dockextender/

I have docks and little iPod boomboxes all over the damn place and I'll be damned if I have to buy iPad versions of the same thing! I think that the iPad is going to look DAMN sexy as a jukebox attached to a kickass stereo.

Nebrie
Mar 15, 2010, 02:25 AM
Oberon announced that they are working on iPad cases. If you've never seen their cases before, you are in for a treat.

http://www.oberondesign.com/Kindle.php

jedolley
Mar 15, 2010, 02:49 AM
This one stands up in both portrait and landscape modes. Nice looking materials. Presale price is $36, with free shipping in the US. :D

Quirky is run by the same guy who did the mophie iPhone and iPod cases.

http://aquirkyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cloak-banner.jpg (bit.ly/cloak_undercover)

I considered this one, it looks like it may be really nice. However, it appears the case will only go to production after its reached some sort of threshold. I think the chances of this being available at launch are slim.

I'm looking at this one as a possible alternative: http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=320. Hopefully they'll offer more colors.

Ka Ora!
Mar 15, 2010, 03:16 AM
For a rugged case the Otterbox defender and commuter is coming soon... No Pics http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-case-coming-soon

sjsharks13
Mar 15, 2010, 04:02 AM
For a rugged case the Otterbox defender and commuter is coming soon... No Pics http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-case-coming-soon

wow those things are fugly

pagansoul
Mar 15, 2010, 07:18 AM
Off Amazon for $17 (there's an additional $8 for shipping). Simple and holds a lot of extra stuff. I figure it's a camera bag doing double duty.

http://www.amazon.com/Protective-Carrying-Tablet-Computer-Cleaning/dp/B0032GV0XK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1268655737&sr=1-1

TraceyS/FL
Mar 15, 2010, 07:29 AM
This one stands up in both portrait and landscape modes. Nice looking materials. Presale price is $36, with free shipping in the US. :D

Quirky is run by the same guy who did the mophie iPhone and iPod cases.



I like the looks of this one - BUT, how are they dealing with the curved back? That seems like a huge deal that i see ignored on cases right now.....

Hard-Hat-Mac
Mar 15, 2010, 02:11 PM
I ordered the Apple iPad Case, but it's not going to be here until the end of April 4/20.

Anyone else thinking of picking up a 10in netbook sleeve until theres arrives? I'm sure it would work for a short while?

HHM

kiwi13
Mar 15, 2010, 02:14 PM
I considered this one, it looks like it may be really nice. However, it appears the case will only go to production after its reached some sort of threshold. I think the chances of this being available at launch are slim.

I'm looking at...

I really worried about that too, jedolley, but it looks like they met the threshold already due to distribution deals. :) I don't think they'll ship at the launch date, but shouldn't be lots later.

The BookStand you linked to looked nice too. I'm learning toward the olive green colored one of these:
http://aquirkyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cloak-banner.jpg (bit.ly/cloak_undercover)

kiwi13
Mar 15, 2010, 02:22 PM
I like the looks of this one - BUT, how are they dealing with the curved back? That seems like a huge deal that i see ignored on cases right now..... Good question for this and all the new cases. The one I linked says it's made of non-slip rubber, so hopefully it's sort of molded to the back shape - like an iPhone case?

gwynne
Mar 15, 2010, 02:25 PM
However, it appears the case will only go to production after its reached some sort of threshold. I think the chances of this being available at launch are slim.

I wrote this one off for the same reason (the Quirky case) even though I really liked the look of it.

However, after the post above me, I checked it out, and it does seem to have gone into 'production':

THE CLOAK HAS HIT PRE-SALE AND HAS BEEN MOVED INTO PRODUCTION AS OF 3/15. WE HAVE FAST TRACKED THIS PROJECT GIVEN THE UPCOMING iPAD LAUNCH AND HOPE TO DELIVER THIS PRODUCT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. OUR FIRST ESTIMATE IS 5/1 BUT THAT CAN/WILL CHANGE REGULARLY OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON OUR PRODUCTION PROCESS, AND HOPE TO HAVE A PROTOTYPE VIDEO UP WITHIN 2 WEEKS.

That said, that's still a long way off for anything remotely resembling instant gratification.

I also seem to recall that the price used to be under $40.

AJsAWiz
Mar 15, 2010, 02:50 PM
I ordered the Apple iPad Case, but it's not going to be here until the end of April 4/20.

Anyone else thinking of picking up a 10in netbook sleeve until theres arrives? I'm sure it would work for a short while?

HHM

Great idea! Actually I just happened to have an extra neoprene netbook sleeve that I'm not using. That would be perfect . . . saw your post just after I got finished crocheting a custom case for it. Oh, well . . . I'll have 2 now :D
Thanks for posting :)

animatedude
Mar 15, 2010, 02:55 PM
still no car dock? boooo

vertigo235
Mar 15, 2010, 03:15 PM
The Apple Case does look good. My only worry is that the on desk angle might compromise the screen image. Does anyone know if the iPad screen might be superior to laptop screens for "off angle" viewing?

I suppose the user would be looking down instead of forward like a laptop. In addition to the Apple Case I might be tempted to use my Logitech laptop stand that would give it more on angle. That might be too much of an angle to type on. I guess we will see how many ingenious stands will be developed.

Apple is boasting something like a 178 degree viewing angle. So yes, it should be far superior to laptop screens.

jaredririe20
Mar 15, 2010, 03:20 PM
http://foofshop.com/

Two of foofshop's cases can now be ordered with a 2 week wait. I chose the "Black as Night" case. Keep in mind the prices are in AUD, so they are slightly cheaper in USD.

kiwi13
Mar 15, 2010, 03:38 PM
I wrote this one off... (the Quirky case) even though I really liked the look of it.

However, after the post above me, I checked it out, and it does seem to have gone into 'production'... That said, that's still a long way off for anything remotely resembling instant gratification.

I also seem to recall that the price used to be under $40.You're right, Gwynne, it was $36 in "presale" before they went into production. I still really like this one because of the colors and it stands up in both portrait and landscape.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kore/production/attachments/assets/4468/large/Render-1.jpg?1268152098 (bit.ly/cloak_undercover)

I wish I could crochet my own case like AJ while I'm waiting on the Quirky one. :D

AJsAWiz
Mar 15, 2010, 03:46 PM
You're right, Gwynne, it was $36 in "presale" before they went into production. I still really like this one because of the colors and it stands up in both portrait and landscape.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kore/production/attachments/assets/4468/large/Render-1.jpg?1268152098 (bit.ly/cloak_undercover)

I wish I could crochet my own case like AJ while I'm waiting on the Quirky one. :D

I'll try to remember to post a picture when it's really finished. It was done but I went back to make some changes. I'm just adding an outside pocket now ;) So far I think it's looking pretty good :)

jedolley
Mar 15, 2010, 03:53 PM
I really worried about that too, jedolley, but it looks like they met the threshold already due to distribution deals. :) I don't think they'll ship at the launch date, but shouldn't be lots later.

The BookStand you linked to looked nice too. I'm learning toward the olive green colored one of these:
http://aquirkyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cloak-banner.jpg (bit.ly/cloak_undercover)

Wow, thats great news! It wasn't even at the halfway point when I saw it this morning. Might end up getting one of these after all.

Trek2100
Mar 15, 2010, 03:53 PM
Great thread, a lot of good products however, information overload. At this rate there will be more accessories than the iPod and iPhone combined:).

kiwi13
Mar 15, 2010, 03:57 PM
http://foofshop.com/

Two of foofshop's cases can now be ordered with a 2 week wait. I chose the "Black as Night" case. Keep in mind the prices are in AUD, so they are slightly cheaper in USD.

Cute! Like Uggs for your iPad. :)

dissdnt
Mar 15, 2010, 04:01 PM
FYI if you order a case now from Apple they are shipping them after the 20th. I found this out after canceling my April 3rd order to upgrade to a 64 gig version.

jedolley
Mar 15, 2010, 04:05 PM
FYI if you order a case now from Apple they are shipping them after the 20th. I found this out after canceling my April 3rd order to upgrade to a 64 gig version.

I'm assuming 20th of April?

dissdnt
Mar 15, 2010, 04:06 PM
What about this option? I like its looks. Simple, clean, sexy.
http://www.happyowlstudio.com/news.html
http://www.happyowlstudio.com/uploads/3/3/8/3/3383426/7193537.jpg?405http://www.happyowlstudio.com/uploads/3/3/8/3/3383426/6232332_orig.jpg

Can you even buy this thing? It looks like 3D mockups.

RasterScan
Mar 15, 2010, 04:08 PM
I like this! I hope it's a real product.

Can you even buy this thing? It looks like 3D mockups.

jedolley
Mar 15, 2010, 04:21 PM
iLuv has some iPad accessories (not available yet). Here is another folio style case http://www.i-luv.com/product_detail.asp?idx=1489&keyword=Leather%20Cover&category_cd=t41&cat_lev=1. It looks decent, but the first picture leads me to believe the cover can't fold completely back which would be a deal breaker for me.

Here's a link to all the iLuv iPad accessories: http://www.i-luv.com/product_sales.asp?category_cd=t41&cat_lev=1&&keyword=

gwynne
Mar 15, 2010, 04:35 PM
Darn it, now I'm thinking about getting the Quirky after all. :)

jedolley
Mar 15, 2010, 04:38 PM
Darn it, now I'm thinking about getting the Quirky after all. :)

Same, but the 5/1 estimate is holding me back...

gwynne
Mar 15, 2010, 04:59 PM
Same, but the 5/1 estimate is holding me back...

I wonder how soon sites like dealextreme will have uber-cheap sleeves. Could get one for temporary usage. (I looked; nothing yet. Unfortunately since they ship from HK and it takes a few weeks, that could erase any advantage over just waiting on the quirky in the first place.)

Curses.

reybart
Mar 15, 2010, 05:07 PM
This is the one I bought (the grey one) but I think I still need a sleeve. There is also a black or brown. From Kenneth Cole New York

MikhailT
Mar 15, 2010, 05:20 PM
This is the one I bought but I think I still need a sleeve. From Kenneth Cole New York

For those of you who wants more info, http://www.kennethcole.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3983641&cp=3075215.3075278.3075281

jedolley
Mar 15, 2010, 05:32 PM
I wonder how soon sites like dealextreme will have uber-cheap sleeves. Could get one for temporary usage. (I looked; nothing yet. Unfortunately since they ship from HK and it takes a few weeks, that could erase any advantage over just waiting on the quirky in the first place.)

Curses.

I hate mentioning them since I had a bad experience, but Handheld Items appears to have silicon cases and they appear instock. http://www.handhelditems.com/ipad-accessories-ipad-cases-c-7631_7659.html

I probably won't order from them due to a previous experience, but I felt I should atleast post this so my fellow soon-to-be iPad owners could see their options.

stoster38
Mar 15, 2010, 06:24 PM
Have you guys take a look at the following case?

http://www.hardcandycases.com/ipad-hardsleeve.html

It looks interesting. I emailed them last week to get more infon on specs like actual dimensions and weight. I also asked them if they had a more firm shipping date other than March but nothing yet.

The case looks sturdy and pretty cool if I do say so myself :) What do you all think?

jedolley
Mar 15, 2010, 06:32 PM
Have you guys take a look at the following case?

http://www.hardcandycases.com/ipad-hardsleeve.html

It looks interesting. I emailed them last week to get more infon on specs like actual dimensions and weight. I also asked them if they had a more firm shipping date other than March but nothing yet.

The case looks sturdy and pretty cool if I do say so myself :) What do you all think?

I saw that one as well. I think its nice, and will provide some good protecton. However, I don't think it's for me. I'm looking for a folio style case that doesn't add too much girth and can be used as a stand.

Uabcar
Mar 15, 2010, 07:52 PM
Has anyone come across any super cheap sleeves (ie $10-$15)? I plan to get a BSE for the back but would like get a really cheap sleeve to put it in while not in use. I prefer something that you just slide it in and out of - no fuss.

I'm not looking for this to be a travel bag or anything.

MatthewStorm
Mar 15, 2010, 08:18 PM
For those of you who wants more info, http://www.kennethcole.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3983641&cp=3075215.3075278.3075281

This one is cool, too, and much less:
http://www.kennethcole.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3969714&cp=3075215.3075278.3075281

But I think I just found the perfect case:

http://www.radtech.us/Products/ShoulderBags/STMMicro.aspx

w00tini
Mar 15, 2010, 08:56 PM
Those Hard Candy cases are nice. So are the Owl thingies!

Uabcar
Mar 15, 2010, 08:58 PM
Has anyone come across any super cheap sleeves (ie $10-$15)? I plan to get a BSE for the back but would like get a really cheap sleeve to put it in while not in use. I prefer something that you just slide it in and out of - no fuss.

I'm not looking for this to be a travel bag or anything.

I just picked one of these up. $8.99 before shipping. The dimensions seem to match the iPad pretty well.

http://www.amazon.com/Kroo-11334-Reversible-Sleeve-Laptops/dp/B001NLJU0G/ref=pd_sim_e_7

Hard-Hat-Mac
Mar 15, 2010, 10:13 PM
I just picked one of these up. $8.99 before shipping. The dimensions seem to match the iPad pretty well.

http://www.amazon.com/Kroo-11334-Reversible-Sleeve-Laptops/dp/B001NLJU0G/ref=pd_sim_e_7

Yeah just picked one of these up too to use until my apple case gets here and in case i don't like the apple case.

danlovaj
Mar 15, 2010, 10:32 PM
Can you even buy this thing? It looks like 3D mockups.

According to the company website, under news (http://www.happyowlstudio.com/news.html), they are planning on making the product, just waiting to get their hands on an actual iPad to make sure it fits properly. The pic of the buttons not fully displayed on the Apple case is definitely not what I am looking for!

I admit the photos probably photoshopped, but they do look nice. If the company keeps it up, it is worth looking at for me. Rumors are they are working on a deal to have the product in stores. I heard maybe even Apple stores???

T4R06
Mar 16, 2010, 08:04 AM
i bought this silicone skin for now.. it was advertised $17.99 but when you look around you will see a coupon code "ipadcoverskin" and it will deduct the item for -$10.00

they are saying this is high quality silicone that never eats dust. for $10.84 including shipping i think its worth it. we'll see..

here is the link:
http://www.handhelditems.com/ipad-silicone-skin-case-black-p-127343.html

wyneken
Mar 16, 2010, 10:58 AM
I've been following this thread to the point that I now fear I'm suffering information overload. (Thanks to everyone for taking the time to push me over the edge!)

Can anyone suggest a product or two that would do this:

• Carry the iPad, of course.
• Have room for a keyboard...
• and two or three trade-paperback-sized books (not big textbooks).
• With the proper dimensions to fit letter-sized (8-1/2"x11") paper without crumpling it.
• But still be relatively compact and easy to schlep around.

I teach a couple of English classes and I need to carry the books we're currently reading plus a small stack of letter-sized documents like student papers and class handouts.

Right now I'm using a simple nylon briefcase-type thing with a few slots and pouches which I bought because it was ultra-cheap. But since the iPad is so awesomely hip, I figure this is a good time to upgrade my carrying gear to something cooler.

Thanks again.

rittchard
Mar 16, 2010, 12:31 PM
Sorry if this has been asked and answered but is it possible to get this thread stickied? A lot of great info in here, thanks again!

jon.k
Mar 16, 2010, 07:27 PM
Can anyone suggest a product or two that would do this:

Carry the iPad, of course.
Have room for a keyboard...
and two or three trade-paperback-sized books (not big textbooks).
With the proper dimensions to fit letter-sized (8-1/2"x11") paper without crumpling it.
But still be relatively compact and easy to schlep around.



Someone already posted some stuff on Kenneth Cole (post #102 by reybart), but if you have an outlet near you, they have some nice brown and black bags that sound exactly like what you're looking for. The outlet prices are pretty decent (at least the one near me is), about half the price of the online store.

nightfly13
Mar 17, 2010, 01:19 AM
I just looked at the $40 product and it seems to be pretty perfect. It's not hyper-stylish (aged leather etc.) but seems pretty versatile to me.

I'd like to know if it's easy to take in and out often, as I'd probably want my iPad 'naked' most of the time and use the cover for desk typing, movie watching, and of course for travel.

I haven't seen anything that should meet my needs any better.

macduke
Mar 17, 2010, 01:29 AM
I just looked at the $40 product and it seems to be pretty perfect. It's not hyper-stylish (aged leather etc.) but seems pretty versatile to me.

I'd like to know if it's easy to take in and out often, as I'd probably want my iPad 'naked' most of the time and use the cover for desk typing, movie watching, and of course for travel.

I haven't seen anything that should meet my needs any better.

I think it looks fairly cheap in these hands-on shots that iLounge took at the iPad Event:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/apple-ipad-case/

Especially the plastic edges. I'll check it out at the Apple store on launch day (if they have any left) and then decide. I like the design as far as the built in stands go, and the Apple logo on the front, and the folio design in general is nice. Though how does it clasp closed? I don't think it does? The slot on the back is for locking it into movie watching mode. It seems like it could have been so much better.

wrxdrunkie
Mar 17, 2010, 02:03 AM
Will the apple store have any cases on launch day?
I was hoping to just pick up my case at the store.

I really want something made specifically for the ipad, but if no cases will be out when it is released I will have to buy something generic.

Alchematron
Mar 17, 2010, 02:17 AM
Vaja Retro Slim Jacket
http://www.vajacases.com

Padded Protection
Silver Logo
Slim Design
Flexible ABS structure
Magnetic snap closure
Customize
Price $120.00
Sign up for release of Vaja iPad cases

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8100/vaja.jpg

SchneiderMan
Mar 17, 2010, 02:38 AM
The Vaja definitely looks great, love the colors too. But wait times are crazy..

animatedude
Mar 17, 2010, 08:03 AM
still no car dock?

4DThinker
Mar 17, 2010, 08:06 AM
still no car dock?I want a bicycle mount. The 3G with GPS will make a great distraction while riding! ;)

Chris Rogers
Mar 17, 2010, 09:57 AM
I considered this, it's such an awesome idea, I (personally) don't want to have to take it out to use it. $90

http://longlivebooks.com/bookforipadmacbo.html

AJsAWiz
Mar 17, 2010, 10:02 AM
You're right, Gwynne, it was $36 in "presale" before they went into production. I still really like this one because of the colors and it stands up in both portrait and landscape.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kore/production/attachments/assets/4468/large/Render-1.jpg?1268152098 (bit.ly/cloak_undercover)

I wish I could crochet my own case like AJ while I'm waiting on the Quirky one. :D

Here it is! There is a pocket in the front. The flap comes down to secure the iPad case as well sealing the outside pocket as seen in the bottom picture with my iphone in it.The loops on the iPad case flap attach to the kitty buttons on the pocket. I used ribbon, instead of yarn, for more durability and strength.
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy302/AJsAWiz/iPad/iPadcase.jpg

http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy302/AJsAWiz/iPad/iPadcase2.jpg

WLS
Mar 17, 2010, 01:21 PM
For those of you who wants more info, http://www.kennethcole.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3983641&cp=3075215.3075278.3075281

I still need more info as to what the interior is. the size is about right and -Today Only it is 40% off!!!!!
Nothing more manly than shopping for bags ( I mean satchels) on sale!

ebika
Mar 17, 2010, 03:30 PM
I'm tickled that the men on here are helping us find such cute purses! :D

Anyway, throw this into the mix of bags that should work well with the iPad: http://www.rei.com/product/724185 (I like this one too, but it may be too small: http://www.rei.com/product/795143). I don't own it, but I'm thinking of picking it up this week.

http://media.rei.com/media/ll/612b5f93-d9fc-4d78-a7df-645c9db6176e.jpg
http://media.rei.com/media/qq/61aa7c7f-9185-4c95-8139-3df737e7ad95.jpg

AJsAWiz
Mar 17, 2010, 04:52 PM
Will the apple store have any cases on launch day?
I was hoping to just pick up my case at the store.

I really want something made specifically for the ipad, but if no cases will be out when it is released I will have to buy something generic.

You could pick up an inexpensive netbook case/sleeve or make your own. I posted pics of the one I made for myself in this thread. :o

AJsAWiz
Mar 17, 2010, 04:58 PM
i bought this silicone skin for now.. it was advertised $17.99 but when you look around you will see a coupon code "ipadcoverskin" and it will deduct the item for -$10.00

they are saying this is high quality silicone that never eats dust. for $10.84 including shipping i think its worth it. we'll see..

here is the link:
http://www.handhelditems.com/ipad-silicone-skin-case-black-p-127343.html

Thanks for the coupon code! This will work well with the carrying case I made for it :D

Mr. Biggles
Mar 17, 2010, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the link to the Orbino iPad case. Pricey, but perfect. Classic, minimalist and sans the detachable shoulder strap....perfection. Ordered the brown.

http://photos_macnn@photos.macnn.com/news/1003/padova-inline1-16.jpg

http://photos_macnn@photos.macnn.com/news/1003/padova-inline2-16.jpg

http://photos_macnn@photos.macnn.com/news/1003/padova-inline4-16.jpg

Clix Pix
Mar 17, 2010, 06:30 PM
Ooooooh, that Orbino case is gorgeous!!!!!

rittchard
Mar 17, 2010, 07:19 PM
I'm tickled that the men on here are helping us find such cute purses! :D


It's not a purse, it's a MAN BAG! :D

pvmacguy
Mar 17, 2010, 08:30 PM
Ooooooh, that Orbino case is gorgeous!!!!!

I agree!! I was going to order one until I saw the price! :eek::eek::eek::eek:

Mr. Biggles
Mar 17, 2010, 09:15 PM
I agree!! I was going to order one until I saw the price! :eek::eek::eek::eek:

Yeah I know. The price is a bitter pill to say the least. I willingly spent almost $800 for the iPad, so.....what the hell.

Clix Pix
Mar 17, 2010, 09:39 PM
I've already sprung for the SF Bags/Waterfield Muzetto and iPad sleeve.......but this Orbino certainly is tempting as well!!! Definitely it looks more elegant than the Apple case!

pvmacguy
Mar 17, 2010, 09:44 PM
I really want a Muzetto but when I saw the Vaja bags makes me just want to save my money. But I guess my vintage coach metropolitan still has lots of life left. :cool:

Mr. Biggles
Mar 17, 2010, 09:57 PM
I've already sprung for the SF Bags/Waterfield Muzetto and iPad sleeve.......but this Orbino certainly is tempting as well!!! Definitely it looks more elegant than the Apple case!

LOL...it's madness.

Clix Pix
Mar 17, 2010, 10:03 PM
LOL...it's madness.

It is, you're absolutely right! Here we are fantasizing over and ordering and spending money on accessories for a device that none of us has even laid hands or eyes on yet!

Madness....

pvmacguy
Mar 17, 2010, 11:52 PM
I really think this thread is deserving of being a sticky.

GadgetX
Mar 18, 2010, 02:04 AM
Just bought this
http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-8-9-inch-laptop-sleeve-case-bag-for-Apple-iPad_W0QQitemZ250597966470QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a58cd8286
$5.39 with free shipping, if its crappy I wont feel bad wasting too much money.

Young Turk
Mar 18, 2010, 06:54 AM
I've already sprung for the SF Bags/Waterfield Muzetto and iPad sleeve.......but this Orbino certainly is tempting as well!!! Definitely it looks more elegant than the Apple case!

You'll love the Muzetto. Mine (the Muzetto Personal in black) is ultra cool, and Waterfield confirmed the iPad will fit. I too ordered the iPad sleeve, but that won't ship until they actually get their hands on an iPad to confirm sizing.

Young Turk

WytRaven
Mar 18, 2010, 08:21 AM
Vaja Retro Slim Jacket
http://www.vajacases.com

Padded Protection
Silver Logo
Slim Design
Flexible ABS structure
Magnetic snap closure
Customize
Price $120.00
Sign up for release of Vaja iPad cases


Already (happily) purchased my "weapon of choice" for iPad transport to suit my lifestyle, but must say that this is the nicest of the non-bag type designs I've seen so far. Only seems to be missing the ability to provide any functionality as a a stand of sorts which is a little disappointing.

kiwi13
Mar 18, 2010, 08:26 AM
Here it is! There is a pocket in the front. The flap comes down to secure the iPad case as well sealing the outside pocket as seen in the bottom picture with my iphone in it.The loops on the iPad case flap attach to the kitty buttons on the pocket. I used ribbon, instead of yarn, for more durability and strength.
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy302/AJsAWiz/iPad/iPadcase.jpg

http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy302/AJsAWiz/iPad/iPadcase2.jpg

That's awesome, AJ! :D

TraceyS/FL
Mar 18, 2010, 08:43 AM
That's awesome, AJ! :D

I agree!! I have to remember to show it to my daughter today!

akuma13x
Mar 18, 2010, 09:23 AM
Just bought this
http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-8-9-inch-laptop-sleeve-case-bag-for-Apple-iPad_W0QQitemZ250597966470QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a58cd8286
$5.39 with free shipping, if its crappy I wont feel bad wasting too much money.

I bought that sleeve, a silicone case and a screen protector for about 20 bucks from dealextreme. I see no need spending so much money on a case solution just yet.

gwynne
Mar 18, 2010, 09:36 AM
I bought that sleeve, a silicone case and a screen protector for about 20 bucks from dealextreme. I see no need spending so much money on a case solution just yet.

What? Last time I looked at Dealextreme (yesterday) all I could find was the screen protector.

*scampers off*

Edit: Hmm, I'm still only seeing the screen protector when I search for iPad. Maybe I'm misinterpreting the previous post. Or failing at search.

CanonicalKoi
Mar 18, 2010, 10:33 AM
Will the apple store have any cases on launch day?
I was hoping to just pick up my case at the store.

I really want something made specifically for the ipad, but if no cases will be out when it is released I will have to buy something generic.

I'm doubtful. I went ahead and ordered mine last night and it says that it's shipping April 15th, delivery estimate April 20th.

Clix Pix
Mar 18, 2010, 10:38 AM
You'll love the Muzetto. Mine (the Muzetto Personal in black) is ultra cool, and Waterfield confirmed the iPad will fit. I too ordered the iPad sleeve, but that won't ship until they actually get their hands on an iPad to confirm sizing.

Young Turk

I'm excited and eager for my Muzetto to arrive! Right, the sleeve will come along a little later..... I can wait.

CanonicalKoi
Mar 18, 2010, 10:54 AM
Thanks, MikhailT, for posting the Booq link! I really like the looks of their Shadow bag--not to mention the price. Maybe I'm cheap (yeah, buying an iPad....:rolleyes: ), but I can't bring myself to pay $150 and up for a glorified messenger bag. No, I'm not taking a shot at those who choose to, it's just not my thing.

DR_K13
Mar 18, 2010, 11:05 AM
I think I will go with a book setup instead of a man-purse.

Mactagonist
Mar 18, 2010, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the link to the Orbino iPad case. Pricey, but perfect. Classic, minimalist and sans the detachable shoulder strap....perfection. Ordered the brown.

...


I wish you hadnt posted! :)

Now I want this in the Brown Croc. :cool:

I just have to hide my Amex until the urge passes! ;)

akuma13x
Mar 18, 2010, 05:50 PM
What? Last time I looked at Dealextreme (yesterday) all I could find was the screen protector.

*scampers off*

Edit: Hmm, I'm still only seeing the screen protector when I search for iPad. Maybe I'm misinterpreting the previous post. Or failing at search.

The silicone is listed for a "9.7" Macbook" for some reason. Here is the link.

https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.33741

and to the other items if anyone is interested.

https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15379

https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.34329

Aegelward
Mar 18, 2010, 06:10 PM
Just an update on the Foof Bags, on the store now, and prices;

AU$28 = EU18 = GBP16 = US$24

AJsAWiz
Mar 18, 2010, 09:14 PM
I agree!! I have to remember to show it to my daughter today!

Thanks :)

That's awesome, AJ! :D

Thanks, kiwi13 :D

Just bought this
http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-8-9-inch-laptop-sleeve-case-bag-for-Apple-iPad_W0QQitemZ250597966470QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a58cd8286
$5.39 with free shipping, if its crappy I wont feel bad wasting too much money.

Wow! What a deal!

I bought that sleeve, a silicone case and a screen protector for about 20 bucks from dealextreme. I see no need spending so much money on a case solution just yet.

Makes sense to me . . . like the iPhone I'm sure there will be many more cases/sleeves coming out later.

Alchematron
Mar 19, 2010, 02:47 AM
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/6748/modulripadcase1.jpg

Introducing modulR - an iPad case and accessory system designed to complement your mobile lifestyle.

Case
ScreenSaveR
KickStand
Shoulder Strap
Wall Mount
Car Mount

modulrR Website
http://modulrcase.com

http://modulrcase.com/accessories.php

LaNex
Mar 19, 2010, 05:45 AM
modulrR Website
http://modulrcase.com

http://modulrcase.com/accessories.php

I like. I wonder how easy it is / would be to slap in the wall mount when needed ? The site doesn't really give much info other than the pics.
i.e. Go into the kitchen, pop the iPad in, start cooking - then pop it out again when you're done. Too many screws bolts and fiddy whatsits would be a chore but a secure one second or so pop in method really appeals to me, as I have zero counter space in the kitchen for a kickstand.

danlovaj
Mar 19, 2010, 07:12 AM
as I posted in another thread..

What about the bag in the movie Hangover? Apparently this bag was already their #1 seller.



They also make some other nice bags too.

swarmster
Mar 19, 2010, 09:21 AM
Just an update on the Foof Bags, on the store now, and prices;

AU$28 = EU18 = GBP16 = US$24

Yep, though note that this actually works out to US$32.87 after shipping and Paypal currency conversion. Ordered my "Not Easy Being Green" one a week ago. Shipping date in their e-mail is April 1st, so hopefully it won't take too long. I'll just have to coddle my iPad in something else for a week or two.

Can't wait, though. I think a sleeve is perfect for this device, and Foof's are the nicest I've seen.

TraceyS/FL
Mar 19, 2010, 01:02 PM
I'm trying to decide if it would fit in here....

HTTP://www.levenger.com/Pagetemplates/Product/MorePhotos.asp

Which is wayyyy more than i'd like to spend on something like this, but it looks like it actually would hold some other stuff too. I'll have to watch for a Levenger Sale.

Of course, I don't really NEED this either. My Timbuk2 Netbook Messenger holds and amazing amount of STUFF. I'm impressed!

decson
Mar 19, 2010, 02:17 PM
What do people think of them? Can't make up my mind between the two of them :-p

Ok the first one http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/e-reader-case is nice due to the strap, can imagine taking that to meetings quite easily... Though someone may think it's a nook :p

The second which is only for iPad http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/ipad-case, well I like the fact it doesn't have brown leather just in case the brown leather clashes with the Muzetto - god this is hard :D Also like the envelope styly and the fact I could take the iPad out without taking the case out of the Muzetto as its vertical.

Seems to be shipping now, have sent them an email to ask :cool:

Hoping that order goes through ok on Apple site (after bundlebox ran out) but hey it may work out a lot cheaper if it does :p

Thoughts?

I do like the waterfield smart case, but fancied something different and will probably get the wallet case (happy owl I think) when it is available in UK.

Cheers

Vid
Mar 19, 2010, 02:24 PM
I decided to pick up the Muzetto 15", not for an iPad in particular (it would be a bit big) but for my laptops. I am hoping with with a decent case an ipad can slip in either the back or front pocket.

I will post some feedback when it arrives.

decson
Mar 19, 2010, 02:33 PM
Its very nice, and you can tell it is well built. You won't be disappointed!

I just want a sleeve now for the iPad for it. Hence liked the HC ones, a bit different.

Mr. Biggles
Mar 19, 2010, 02:50 PM
I wish you hadnt posted! :)

Now I want this in the Brown Croc. :cool:

I just have to hide my Amex until the urge passes! ;)

Ouch! That's one expensive version of that case.

:D I say go for it!

Mr. Biggles
Mar 19, 2010, 02:58 PM
Thoughts?

I do like the waterfield smart case, but fancied something different and will probably get the wallet case (happy owl I think) when it is available in UK.

Cheers

Well, Twelevesouth is supposed to be offering a version of their BookBook case. Similar to the HappyOwl.

http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/

decson
Mar 19, 2010, 03:09 PM
Well, Twelevesouth is supposed to be offering a version of their BookBook case. Similar to the HappyOwl.

http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/

But kewl :cool:

WytRaven
Mar 19, 2010, 06:41 PM
Introducing modulR - an iPad case and accessory system designed to complement your mobile lifestyle.

Ok, so this is the first time I've seen any kind of "jacket" that I have felt any desire at all to clothe my iPad in. 10 points to these guys for thinking outside the square!

I must admit I think the shoulder strap is a bit of a brain fart, but the other modules all make some pretty good sense to me. The framing of the Apple logo is sweet too, really makes the whole design "Pop".

I just sent them an email and suggested that they need to redesign the kickstand to also support a landscape 30 degree elevation similar to the Apple case for desktop typing...

Very impressed! :D

WytRaven
Mar 19, 2010, 06:50 PM
I like. I wonder how easy it is / would be to slap in the wall mount when needed ? The site doesn't really give much info other than the pics.

Look again. It is ingeniously simple!

Mount: Slot in, push down
Unmount: Pull up, Pull out

It's an age old concept that's been used on all sorts of things like shelving, speaker wall mounts, etc.

SchneiderMan
Mar 19, 2010, 07:38 PM
This is the most hottest looking and expensive iPad case available imo
By Vaja

maroontigre
Mar 19, 2010, 09:50 PM
This is the most hottest looking and expensive iPad case available imo
By Vaja

Yeah, the Vaja cases can't be beat.

PhysicsMan
Mar 19, 2010, 10:48 PM
This is the most hottest looking and expensive iPad case available imo
By Vaja


I have the iPhone equivalent of that case (pic: right), and thanks to your post, and how much I love my current case, you can bet I'll be ordering that one as soon as they will take (way too much of) my money.

Clix Pix
Mar 19, 2010, 10:50 PM
I have a Vaja case for my first-gen iPhone..... Needless to say I was rather ticked off when it wouldn't fit either of the next two iPhones! That said, it is a very nice case indeed. I think that for my iPad I'll be going in a different direction, though......

jedolley
Mar 19, 2010, 11:12 PM
Here's a recent article about iPad Cases. The article mentions many of the cases already covered in this thread, but also a few that have not.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/191945/need_an_ipad_case_take_your_pick.html

WLS
Mar 19, 2010, 11:22 PM
I have the iPhone equivalent of that case (pic: right), and thanks to your post, and how much I love my current case, you can bet I'll be ordering that one as soon as they will take (way too much of) my money.

Vaja makes nice cases and they have a lot of experience. I bought a Vaja case for my Palm Pilot years ago and was happy to find it fit my iPod touch very well, it probably would fit as an iPhone case also. Point is that it was a very good investment that lasted years. :)

Hard-Hat-Mac
Mar 20, 2010, 01:12 PM
This thread is awesome! Moderator Please Sticky now!

TenOneDesign (http://tenonedesign.com)

More is on the way (http://tenonedesign.com/products.php?application=iPad), but they currently have an iPad stylus out: Pogo Sketch (http://tenonedesign.com/sketch.php)

nippyjun
Mar 20, 2010, 10:00 PM
I use a pelican case at home for my MacBook pro to keep it safe from the kids.

Has anyone seen or heard of a pelican case or other similar brand with a small, hard, super protective case?

Clix Pix
Mar 20, 2010, 10:36 PM
but they currently have an iPad stylus out: Pogo Sketch (http://tenonedesign.com/sketch.php)

This looks a lot like the thingy that they're using in the Apple Store with the Point-of-Sale iPod Touches..... cool, and I can see how it would be useful with an iPad!

MikhailT
Mar 21, 2010, 01:06 AM
Ok, I just updated the thread with more stuff.

Here's the detailed changelog for March 21, 2010
Added: LONG LIVE BOOKS, twelevesouth, moudularR

Updated:Apple, Hard Graft, foofshop, hard candy

New: Docks/Body Covers/Stands/Stylus section now in second post instead of in first post. Added stylus from ten design, stands/covers/privacy filter from macally

New: Third post will be used for list of stores and other accessories that's not certified iPad but should work fine. Added stores: Rei, Roots, Kenneth Cole, RadTech, Tumi, Louis Vuitton, eBags, Kifaru

Kifaru's bag is...just interesting.

Everybody who keep requesting the mods to stick the thread, just report the thread to mods by going to my first post, click the report icon and ask for stickiness. You guys can create a thread in the mods forum to ask as well. It would look weird if I ask to sticky a thread myself, I rather it comes from you guys.

decson
Mar 21, 2010, 04:44 AM
Have received my personal muzetto with black secondary colour http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto/images/muzetto_personal_color_black_md.jpg

and have now ordered a hard graft case to actually keep it intact inside...http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/15159181/DSC_0193.jpg
http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_images/15159221/DSC_0190.jpg
http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/15159381/DSC_0171.jpg
I opted for this case versus the other as I liked the leather pouch on outside and the black strap (is that really sad??) They are actually shipping the case already, so should have before April :D

Oh and just for fun to see what it is like I ordered the pogo sketch, may be useful for taking notes in meetings or just doodling :p
http://tenonedesign.com/images/product_sketch_isometric.png

Well that will keep me going until happyowl, or something similar comes along. Which is what I will use for work...:cool:

Oh and already have a Dexim 8, use it for iPhone 3G the battery is not what it used to be :( (when do we start to discuss the next iPhone lol) I actually ordered the dexim 5, but the company I got it from in UK must of sold out so sdent me this one, not complaining as what 20 more expensive!
The site now says it will work with iPad too, will be a slow charge but useful for those long trips :-p http://www.dexim.net/image/DCA171.jpg

Elise
Mar 21, 2010, 05:58 AM
I like the Apple case so I think I'll go with that initially, although I might buy something nicer at a later date.

Great thread! :)

karin037
Mar 21, 2010, 08:42 AM
The Muzetto is now available in a new size for the Ipad. It is the Portable Muzetto. Price is $10 more than the Personal Muzetto. They are taking pre-orders.

decson
Mar 21, 2010, 10:06 AM
The Muzetto is now available in a new size for the Ipad. It is the Portable Muzetto. Price is $10 more than the Personal Muzetto. They are taking pre-orders.

It will still fit in the personal just re-checked measurements... But doh - typical!:confused:

sanPietro98
Mar 21, 2010, 10:24 AM
As of yesterday, Beyza Cases announced they are taking pre-orders for the Thinvelope for the iPad. The thinvelope is a fantastic sleeve for the MacBook Air and this looks very professional and sophisticated. (And it's on sale).

http://www.beyzacases.com/files/ipad-detail.jpg

www.beyzacases.com (http://www.beyzacases.com)

My Thinvelope outlasted my MacBook Air. I always loved this sleeve. I'm so glad they released it for the iPad.

jimbo1mcm
Mar 21, 2010, 10:45 AM
Found a nice carry bag for the Ipad. CaseLogic VNA-210( on their site ). About $20. Has a strap and some compartments. Made for a 10 inch netbook, but will work fine for the Ipad. I ordered one last week.

AJsAWiz
Mar 21, 2010, 11:50 AM
http://tenonedesign.com/images/product_sketch_isometric.png[/IMG]

http://www.dexim.net/image/DCA171.jpg

Hope you come back and let us know what you think of the pogo sketch. I got a similar device for my iPhone but did not like it.

MikhailT
Mar 21, 2010, 11:53 AM
Hope you come back and let us know what you think of the pogo sketch. I got a similar device for my iPhone but did not like it.

I bought the sketch yesterday. The only thing that's different from other stylus is that pogo has a soft tip. I have a stylus that has a hard tip and it just sucks, i have to press it really hard to get it to respond. From what I seen in youtube videos and reviews, sketch works pretty well.

boss1
Mar 21, 2010, 12:06 PM
http://www.modulrcase.com/

Wins. I'm buying that.

Technology Brat
Mar 21, 2010, 01:13 PM
(Steinheil) SGP Shield SQ for iPad ($33.99)
http://www.sgpstore.com/product_info.php/products_id/1295

Steinheil Anti-Glare for iPad ($22.99)
http://www.sgpstore.com/product_info.php/products_id/1204

Steinheil SQ for iPad ($21.99)
http://www.sgpstore.com/product_info.php/products_id/1205

Until Some better cases come along I ordered an SGP AG for my screen cover and I plan on toting it around in a Speck TuckPack (http://www.speckproducts.com/products/tuckpack-sleeve/notebooks-up-to-13/193) which is really for 13" Macbook Pro but figure this will do nicely for iPad with an eventually case as well as iPhone.

mrgreen4242
Mar 21, 2010, 01:52 PM
I love the "book cases" just for their cleverness, but I signed up to be notified when the modulaR is released as that seems extremely practical. I can't believe how expensive some of these are, though. Honestly, I can't imagine paying $100, $150, even $200 for a case/sleeve/bag no matter how nice it looks.

alia
Mar 21, 2010, 05:10 PM
As of yesterday, Beyza Cases announced they are taking pre-orders for the Thinvelope for the iPad. The thinvelope is a fantastic sleeve for the MacBook Air and this looks very professional and sophisticated. (And it's on sale).

http://www.beyzacases.com/files/ipad-detail.jpg

www.beyzacases.com (http://www.beyzacases.com)

My Thinvelope outlasted my MacBook Air. I always loved this sleeve. I'm so glad they released it for the iPad.

Even on sale, it still seems like a lot of money for something that's mostly made of canvas (which is what I assume because they don't state what the material is). I like the design, but for 110 euro (almost $150 dollars U.S.), I would expect it to be made entirely of leather.

Mr. Biggles
Mar 21, 2010, 05:21 PM
Even on sale, it still seems like a lot of money for something that's mostly made of canvas (which is what I assume because they don't state what the material is). I like the design, but for 110 euro (almost $150 dollars U.S.), I would expect it to be made entirely of leather.

Actually, their products are all made from a full grain cowhide. There is a 'our leather' area that describes it.

http://www.beyzacases.com/ourleather.cfm

gwynne
Mar 21, 2010, 06:28 PM
I was looking through the top posts, and I'm amused that the $200 Orbino leather iPad case--which is an iPad-specific item--is on a page using Flash. :)

http://www.orbino.com/store/index.php?cPath=176

alia
Mar 21, 2010, 06:45 PM
Actually, their products are all made from a full grain cowhide. There is a 'our leather' area that describes it.

http://www.beyzacases.com/ourleather.cfm

Not all of their products are all leather. If you go through and look, many of the iphone cases are in canvas with leather trim, which is what the thinvelope looks like, given the two-tone nature. It would be nice if they would say something about it in the product description to confirm whether or not it is all leather.

Mr. Biggles
Mar 22, 2010, 06:15 AM
Not all of their products are all leather. If you go through and look, many of the iphone cases are in canvas with leather trim, which is what the thinvelope looks like, given the two-tone nature. It would be nice if they would say something about it in the product description to confirm whether or not it is all leather.

What you think is canvas is really cowhide. The smooth/colored leather is tanned and dyed.

john3478
Mar 22, 2010, 06:40 AM
As of yesterday, Beyza Cases announced they are taking pre-orders for the Thinvelope for the iPad. The thinvelope is a fantastic sleeve for the MacBook Air and this looks very professional and sophisticated. (And it's on sale).

http://www.beyzacases.com/files/ipad-detail.jpg

www.beyzacases.com (http://www.beyzacases.com)

My Thinvelope outlasted my MacBook Air. I always loved this sleeve. I'm so glad they released it for the iPad.

really nice case, but why don't they design the flip open one?

Mr. Biggles
Mar 22, 2010, 12:47 PM
Ok, I just updated the thread with more stuff.



www.slappa.com would be a good addition to your 'bags' section.

sorjai
Mar 22, 2010, 09:45 PM
Just bought this
http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-8-9-inch-laptop-sleeve-case-bag-for-Apple-iPad_W0QQitemZ250597966470QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a58cd8286
$5.39 with free shipping, if its crappy I wont feel bad wasting too much money.

+1 on this case. I was a bit concerned about a mixup since the title stated it was a 8.9" case. I wrote to them and they relisted the auction with the correct size. I've seen this on a netbook before, looks and feels great.

stoster38
Mar 22, 2010, 10:17 PM
So I finally decided to get something simple and not too inexpensive. It looks like it'll do the job. If I find anything more to my liking I can buy it without having spent too much money on the first case.

https://www.scosche.com/products/sfID1/337/sfID2/363/sfID3/212/productID/1914

Clix Pix
Mar 23, 2010, 06:54 PM
The Muzetto is now available in a new size for the Ipad. It is the Portable Muzetto. Price is $10 more than the Personal Muzetto. They are taking pre-orders.

Since I had already placed an order for the Personal Muzetto I got an email informing me of this new size and telling me that if I chose, they would send it to me instead at the same price that I had paid for the Personal.....Fine with with me!

Today I was out at a local mall and picked up an excellent Tumi tote bag which will be another way to transport my iPad when I've got other things besides just it...... The Tumi tote comes in several different colors and looks as though it will be really good.

WLS
Mar 23, 2010, 07:59 PM
Since I had already placed an order for the Personal Muzetto I got an email informing me of this new size and telling me that if I chose, they would send it to me instead at the same price that I had paid for the Personal.....Fine with with me!

I'm a bit confused on the difference between the personal and portable so let us know how it works. It looks like the personal should have plenty of space for your iPad. It dimensions are 10.5x8.5x1.5 The portable is actually larger. I don't see why you would buy a sleeve then buy a bag to put the sleeve in. Seems excessive to me.
Actually I think that their Ultimate Sleeve is plenty of protection and is customizable. The leather trim is especially nice.
http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/sleevecases-ipad.php

Clix Pix
Mar 23, 2010, 08:15 PM
Here is what Waterfield stated to me about the sizing of the Personal and the new Portable Muzetto:

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The iPad on its own will very nicely fit into our Personal Size Muzetto. The iPad in our Suede Jacket will also fit well into the Personal Size. If you have a slightly larger case around your iPad then I would suggest the new slightly larger 10" Portable size Muzetto. Here's what I suggest for each of the cases that we make:

iPad naked - Personal Muzetto
iPad Suede Jacket - Personal Muzetto
iPad Slip Case - Personal or 10" Portable
iPad Smart Case - 10" Portable Muzetto
iPad Ultimate SleeveCase - 10" Portable Muzetto

The new 10" Portable Muzetto is slightly larger than the Personal size and will still have a very compact feel. The Shoulder Strap will have the same connection as the Personal size... vs. the D-ring version of the larger 13" Laptop size.
----------------------------------------------------

I have ordered both the Muzetto and the iPad Smart Case. I won't necessarily be using the Smart Case IN the Muzetto, but now that they're coming out with this new slightly larger Muzetto, wanted that option. I decided that it's probably a good idea to have a little extra room in there, regardless. I anticipate that more often than not I'd be using the iPad Smart Case when I'm carrying the iPad in a bag that is different from the Muzetto.

conniewilson11
Mar 23, 2010, 08:34 PM
Here is what Waterfield stated to me about the sizing of the Personal and the new Portable Muzetto:

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The iPad on its own will very nicely fit into our Personal Size Muzetto. The iPad in our Suede Jacket will also fit well into the Personal Size. If you have a slightly larger case around your iPad then I would suggest the new slightly larger 10" Portable size Muzetto. Here's what I suggest for each of the cases that we make:

iPad naked - Personal Muzetto
iPad Suede Jacket - Personal Muzetto
iPad Slip Case - Personal or 10" Portable
iPad Smart Case - 10" Portable Muzetto
iPad Ultimate SleeveCase - 10" Portable Muzetto

The new 10" Portable Muzetto is slightly larger than the Personal size and will still have a very compact feel. The Shoulder Strap will have the same connection as the Personal size... vs. the D-ring version of the larger 13" Laptop size.
----------------------------------------------------

I have ordered both the Muzetto and the iPad Smart Case. I won't necessarily be using the Smart Case IN the Muzetto, but now that they're coming out with this new slightly larger Muzetto, wanted that option. I decided that it's probably a good idea to have a little extra room in there, regardless. I anticipate that more often than not I'd be using the iPad Smart Case when I'm carrying the iPad in a bag that is different from the Muzetto.

these accesories are cool. thanks :)

SchneiderMan
Mar 23, 2010, 09:16 PM
Casemate
http://www.case-mate.com/Apple-iPad-Cases/Apple-iPad-Cases.asp

jedolley
Mar 23, 2010, 09:41 PM
Ugh, I'm getting tired of going to these accessory sites and seeing "Coming Soon". It would be nice to have a at least a couple of accessory options at launch.

I realize that some of the accessories probably need the actual iPad for fitting purposes, but some of them seem like they should be able to craft them on the dimensions alone. Not sure what the hold up is, its not like there was a mystery that this was coming out soon.

MikhailT
Mar 23, 2010, 09:53 PM
Ugh, I'm getting tired of going to these accessory sites and seeing "Coming Soon". It would be nice to have a at least a couple of accessory options at launch.

I realize that some of the accessories probably need the actual iPad for fitting purposes, but some of them seem like they should be able to craft them on the dimensions alone. Not sure what the hold up is, its not like there was a mystery that this was coming out soon.

The dimensions by itself won't help. Think about the curved back, they need to design the case to hold the ipad without slipping out of the case and at same time not make people fight to get it out. It has to be tight. They also have to be careful not to scratch the case if it's too tight (for the snap-ons type of cases).

wingnut8
Mar 23, 2010, 11:46 PM
I just want something with a keyboard stand. The Marewares appear to have that.

wrxdrunkie
Mar 23, 2010, 11:57 PM
So of all of these cases posted, will any of the ones made specifically for the ipad be available at launch?

I thought I remember even the first generation iphone having cases available at launch.

I am just waiting because I do not want to buy one and have it shipped, and then see some great case at the apple store on launch day (doubtful).

If anyone knows of one that will be available at launch, we should put that in the information on the first page.

TraceyS/FL
Mar 24, 2010, 07:54 AM
I just want something with a keyboard stand. The Marewares appear to have that.

I hadn't looked at theirs - that has a variety of things i'd like in a case. Like the hand grip thing... except, it's probably not going to be sturdy enough for what i see using it for in that capacity either.

I'm thinking that i'm going to just see how it all plays out the next couple of months with some real world pictures/use.

hualon
Mar 24, 2010, 01:03 PM
Has anyone received an indication of when the Marware (http://www.marware.com/products/iPad/Eco-Vue-for-iPad) cases will ship?

The only thing that I wish this one had is a zipper-closure and maybe a little zippered pocket. I *love* the handstrap on the back and its ability to fold over on itself.

Eye4Desyn
Mar 24, 2010, 02:15 PM
If you have any money left from splashing out on a new iPad then may I recommend a case from this fine company.

http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/ipad-case


OMG, I think I had an iPad case-gasm. Hard Graft iPad case FTW! :D:D

wrxdrunkie
Mar 24, 2010, 08:26 PM
I ordered a sleeve from booqbags.com today. Very nice looking, should be shipping out tomorrow and I should have it in time for launch.

So if anyone is looking for an ipad specific sleeve by launch day. booqbags.com has you covered.

WLS
Mar 24, 2010, 09:57 PM
Casemate
http://www.case-mate.com/Apple-iPad-Cases/Apple-iPad-Cases.asp

I like the hybrid but the rest, meh not so much.

WLS
Mar 24, 2010, 10:02 PM
what's with hardgraft
http://shop.hardgraft.com/product/ipad-case
:confused:
their site is done until April 19. all there is is that splash page.

wingnut8
Mar 24, 2010, 10:08 PM
what was the price on that hardgraft case?

CVC
Mar 24, 2010, 10:44 PM
Got a email today that the Ultimate SleeveCase from Waterfield (sfbags.com) will start production this week and I should get mine by the end of next week - before I get my iPad. I ordered priority mail 2-3 day shipping.

BeckyG
Mar 24, 2010, 10:46 PM
Well, Twelevesouth is supposed to be offering a version of their BookBook case. Similar to the HappyOwl.

http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/

Does anyone think we can actually put "keys, phone, or lipgloss" in the happy owl case, as their website suggests? It doesn't look like it to me... The 'folder' part looks like you could only fit a few pieces of paper in at most.

The concept is exactly something I would be interested in to take to meetings; however, I just don't see it from these pics.

Maybe I am looking at wrong? :confused:

TraceyS/FL
Mar 25, 2010, 05:20 AM
Does anyone think we can actually put "keys, phone, or lipgloss" in the happy owl case, as their website suggests? It doesn't look like it to me... The 'folder' part looks like you could only fit a few pieces of paper in at most.

The concept is exactly something I would be interested in to take to meetings; however, I just don't see it from these pics.

Maybe I am looking at wrong? :confused:

I have the same questions about it. It is the best suited to my needs right now, but i will really need to see it in real use. There doesn't appear to be any expansion in the folio part at all.

LaNex
Mar 25, 2010, 09:14 AM
I have the same questions about it. It is the best suited to my needs right now, but i will really need to see it in real use. There doesn't appear to be any expansion in the folio part at all.

My thoughts exactly, but boy, that's the best looking case I've seen so far - it's almost as lust inducing as the iPad itself imo. I hope they will ship to the UK and the price won't be too scary.

BeckyG
Mar 25, 2010, 09:18 AM
My thoughts exactly, but boy, that's the best looking case I've seen so far - it's almost as lust inducing as the iPad itself imo. I hope they will ship to the UK and the price won't be too scary.

*Lust inducing* You're right...I'm a bag wh0re from way back and I can't help but stalk these cases/accessories. This one looks the best so far...but I really wish they would confirm that we can put "stuff" in the folders. I want pics!

FlashHead
Mar 25, 2010, 09:38 AM
I've already pre-ordered the Apple iPad Case. But, look out, I think it's definitely been one upped. I think I will definitely order this one as well and sell/return my least favorite.

http://www.marware.com/products/iPad;jsessionid=0a0106521f4343ed19dcefdc486d9966ed8b9605954c.e3eSc34RbhyRe34Pa38Ta3aMbN10

TraceyS/FL
Mar 25, 2010, 09:44 AM
*Lust inducing* You're right...I'm a bag wh0re from way back and I can't help but stalk these cases/accessories. This one looks the best so far...but I really wish they would confirm that we can put "stuff" in the folders. I want pics!

LOL!!!

I have to say, i'm totally LOVING my Timbuk2 Netbook bag - even without the iPad to put in it! I'm ticked at myself that i didn't cave years ago and get myself one of their messengers. (and I can put files/papers in it, and I had my DSLR in it, and just tons of "stuff")

I was just being cheap. HA. Next up will be one that fits my laptop :D

But yes, MORE PICTURES of the happy owl case please!!!!! :D

BeckyG
Mar 25, 2010, 09:54 AM
LOL!!!

I have to say, i'm totally LOVING my Timbuk2 Netbook bag - even without the iPad to put in it! I'm ticked at myself that i didn't cave years ago and get myself one of their messengers. (and I can put files/papers in it, and I had my DSLR in it, and just tons of "stuff")

I was just being cheap. HA. Next up will be one that fits my laptop :D

But yes, MORE PICTURES of the happy owl case please!!!!! :D

Now that little baby is key-ute!

TraceyS/FL
Mar 25, 2010, 10:02 AM
Now that little baby is key-ute!

Everywhere i go... everyone tries to steal it!!

I got the Lime version, and my 14yo daughter who normally hates my taste in items even likes it (she got the BORING black version). Go figure!

But it rocks in the holding stuff without being monstrous arena (and is waterproof which is kinda important here in FL coming into summer).

decson
Mar 25, 2010, 11:13 AM
what was the price on that hardgraft case?

Both were 59 Euros, if you look back a page or two you will see the other one, which luckily I got my order in for. Same design as their Kindle one, but different size of course but will suit my muzetto more :-p I reckon!

zea mays
Mar 25, 2010, 12:38 PM
I have the same questions about it. It is the best suited to my needs right now, but i will really need to see it in real use. There doesn't appear to be any expansion in the folio part at all.

If you look at pictures of the 'wallet deluxe' which is the same thing as the clutch you can see that the pleats on the front of the case are meant to expand. So, I think you'd only be able to put keys etc in that pocket.

I LOVE the looks of the Happy Owl case and I can't wait to see real pictures of it. I'm pretty sure it is what I'll end up with.

str1f3
Mar 25, 2010, 01:05 PM
As of right now I think I'm going with the official Apple case and just throwing it in a bag.

Is the only stylus being developed or available right now the Pogo Sketch Stylus? I may buy it but would like something with a finer point.

MikhailT
Mar 25, 2010, 01:59 PM
As of right now I think I'm going with the official Apple case and just throwing it in a bag.

Is the only stylus being developed or available right now the Pogo Sketch Stylus? I may buy it but would like something with a finer point.

Steve doesn't like stylus, I doubt we'll ever see any stylus offered by Apple.

TraceyS/FL
Mar 25, 2010, 02:32 PM
If you look at pictures of the 'wallet deluxe' which is the same thing as the clutch you can see that the pleats on the front of the case are meant to expand. So, I think you'd only be able to put keys etc in that pocket.

I LOVE the looks of the Happy Owl case and I can't wait to see real pictures of it. I'm pretty sure it is what I'll end up with.
I"m just not seeing an expansion joint on the front folder part. It would have to be there with the thing about throwing keys & lip gloss in there.... but it could totally change the look of the case and I want to see that first.

As of right now I think I'm going with the official Apple case and just throwing it in a bag.
I ordered 1 Apple Case with my Daughters - figuring that we would either go with it, or just have something while exploring options!

Is the only stylus being developed or available right now the Pogo Sketch Stylus? I may buy it but would like something with a finer point.
I'm not sure you will get much of a finer tip. That can be controlled with the software and how much it is recognizing.

It really truly hasn't been an issue....

Mr. Biggles
Mar 25, 2010, 02:45 PM
I"m just not seeing an expansion joint on the front folder part. ....

It's advertised as a 'sleeve'. I think it would be safe to assume that except for thin flat items, one would be SOL.

TraceyS/FL
Mar 25, 2010, 03:01 PM
It's advertised as a 'sleeve'. I think it would be safe to assume that except for thin flat items, one would be SOL.

I disagree.

The Clutch

Basically, it's perfect. Not only will it keep your iPad happy, but it will keep you organized too. Keep your essentials organized and still have room for your lipgloss, cellphone, keys and more. The Clutch holds everything the modern woman needs on the go.

What part of that is sleeve?

Mr. Biggles
Mar 25, 2010, 03:44 PM
I disagree.


oops! My mind was on the Wallet or Wallet Deluxe.

Carry on!

zea mays
Mar 25, 2010, 06:09 PM
I"m just not seeing an expansion joint on the front folder part. It would have to be there with the thing about throwing keys & lip gloss in there.... but it could totally change the look of the case and I want to see that first.


This is the picture of the wallet deluxe that I was talking about:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v622/niccikatie/23436_304824398270_304806998270_343.jpg

It does look different than the clutch, so I'll have to see what the final result looks like. The new pictures of the clutch are different than ones that have been previously posted too.

wingnut8
Mar 26, 2010, 02:18 AM
Still not sure if I want a case to protect it all the time or just a sleeve.

jedolley
Mar 26, 2010, 02:48 AM
It looks like some of the Macally iPad accessories are now available. Their status has changed from "Coming Soon" to "Buy Now".

http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ipad.asp

I especially like their BookStand case http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=320. Standard shipping seems a bit high ($8), but i may give it a shot.

Also, a couple of the iLuv accessories are also showing up in stock on their site and Amazon.

http://www.i-luv.com/product_sales.asp?category_cd=t41&cat_lev=1&&keyword=

Amazon prices seem much lower than iLuv MSRP, but the descriptions also don't match the item (or atleast the one's i've seen) example below.

http://www.amazon.com/ILUV-iCC801-Silicone-Case-iPad/dp/B003BIHX5S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1269589624&sr=1-2

jedolley
Mar 26, 2010, 04:11 AM
I especially like their BookStand case http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=320. Standard shipping seems a bit high ($8), but i may give it a shot.

I went ahead and ordered the Macally Bookstand. I'll provide pictures when I get it if anyone is interested.

SchneiderMan
Mar 26, 2010, 04:25 AM
How would they know if the iPad will fit exactly in those cases?

jedolley
Mar 26, 2010, 04:53 AM
How would they know if the iPad will fit exactly in those cases?

Well, assuming they didn't get their hands on a mold, fabrication, or an actual iPad...

The bookstand is a bit different in its design than some of the other folio cases I have seen for the iPad. As you can see in the picture it has 4 spots (on each corner) where the iPad I assume either snaps/held in. Then the only thing to account for is the curved back which can be done by using a back that has a little give (like suede). The other cases seem to be designed where you have to slide in the iPad into a sleeve which is attached to the folio. It seems like to me that would more likely require the actual device for an exact fit.

This is completely speculation on my part and I could be ordering a piece of crap, in that case I will return it. :o

Either way, I'm your guinea pig and will have pictures once it arrives and more once I get my iPad (if anyone is interested).

decson
Mar 26, 2010, 08:15 AM
Either way, I'm your guinea pig and will have pictures once it arrives and more once I get my iPad (if anyone is interested).

Yes please, in a way its just like the apple one however not branded, and looks leather too. I want a case like this for work, and its between this one, the happyowl wallet and another one I saw I liked..

Cheers

garry

vertigo235
Mar 26, 2010, 09:18 AM
I'm interested in that case too. Look forward to seeing your photos.

Clix Pix
Mar 26, 2010, 12:47 PM
I am wondering if they will have some of these in stock at the Apple retail stores and other places on April 3rd?

AJsAWiz
Mar 26, 2010, 12:58 PM
How would they know if the iPad will fit exactly in those cases?

Uh, measure it? Just a wild guess :o

SchneiderMan
Mar 26, 2010, 02:24 PM
Uh, measure it? Just a wild guess :o

I bet it's not that simple.. They need to mold it for an exact sizes.

MikhailT
Mar 26, 2010, 02:39 PM
Uh, measure it? Just a wild guess :o

The back is curved, has to be precise.

nippyjun
Mar 26, 2010, 03:11 PM
Macally is showing a 10w dual usb charger for charging ipad and iphone at the same time. It's not available yet but looks good:

http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=326#

cheapa55
Mar 26, 2010, 05:35 PM
What happened to the Quirky Cloak Undercover that used to be on the main page summary?

http://www.quirky.com/products/30-Cloak

tdream
Mar 26, 2010, 05:41 PM
As of right now I think I'm going with the official Apple case and just throwing it in a bag.

Is the only stylus being developed or available right now the Pogo Sketch Stylus? I may buy it but would like something with a finer point.

The official Apple case is the best still. It's actually cheaper than a lot of items o this thread. It's mulitfunctional, it protects and also props up your iPad. You can stand it up or leave it slightly angled on a flat surface for typing. And it has the :apple: logo.

wingnut8
Mar 26, 2010, 05:52 PM
The official Apple case is the best still. It's actually cheaper than a lot of items o this thread. It's mulitfunctional, it protects and also props up your iPad. You can stand it up or leave it slightly angled on a flat surface for typing. And it has the :apple: logo.
how do you know its the best?

ImaVeggie
Mar 26, 2010, 06:05 PM
Either way, I'm your guinea pig and will have pictures once it arrives and more once I get my iPad (if anyone is interested).

That would be much appreciated. I'm interested in whether it's real suede and the dimensions; I have a small vertical bag I'd like to use.

Alchematron
Mar 26, 2010, 06:09 PM
Macally is showing a 10w dual usb charger for charging ipad and iphone at the same time. It's not available yet but looks good:

http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=326#

Lookin good

10w = faster charging?

gwynne
Mar 26, 2010, 06:26 PM
Crikey, that MacAlly bookstand is ugly (no offense to anyone who has purchased). And expensive considering they don't even list the materials, or not that I can see; and more so with the unreasonable shipping charges. I think for that price point I'd far rather go with the official Apple case.

Still wishing futilely that the Quirky Cloak was available NOW.

MikhailT
Mar 26, 2010, 06:30 PM
Lookin good

10w = faster charging?

No, that's the standard wattage for both iPhone and iPad and higher wattage does not automatically mean the charging goes faster. It depends on the destination more than the source.