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sandydlc
Jun 15, 2010, 12:44 AM
Since I'm on the hunt for a slim, leather case for my iPad, similar to the Apple case I thought I would try to consolidate the great information from several threads into one so that our members will have an easier time finding links to the various options that are out there now.

Prices and availability quoted are current as of today (6/14/2010) and accurate to the best of my ability.

I won't promise that every single case will be included here but it seems like we need a common and more concise thread where people can go to find the majority of case resources.


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Options for iPad cases

Apple Case (http://tinyurl.com/35msj3x) - $39, availability limited
Vaja Leather Agenda (http://vajacases.com/) - $280, 60 day production
(use the coupon code MACSTORIES to get 15% off through June 30)
Vaja ivolution (http://vajacases.com/) - (pricing varies), 45 day production
Vaja limited edition (http://vajacases.com/) - Available now, shipping now
PDAir (http://tinyurl.com/25ys6k6) - $79, available now
*note - PDAir has several models available - agenda, metal cases, rubberized cases, agenda-style cases.
SGP Vintage (http://tinyurl.com/2ehgj75) - $72.99, available for pre-order
Orbino (http://tinyurl.com/2vfqlw5) - starting at $209, available for pre-order
Quirky Cloak (http://www.quirky.com/products/30-Cloak) - $42.00, available 6/24
Kroo Americana-West Napa Leather Apple iPad Case (http://tinyurl.com/2faj3ul) $18.99, available for pre-order
Otterbox (http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-cases/) - 2 cases available, $64.95 - $89.95, availability "coming soon"
Yoobao Genuine Executive Leather Case for iPad - $38.95, various sellers from eBay have this available ("DPLXY" is recommended by many).
Noreve Apple iPad Tradition leather case (http://tinyurl.com/298z7vp) - ~$84, available June 16th
Noreve Apple iPad Tradition B leather case (http://tinyurl.com/3axk9bf) - ~$73, available now
**For Noreve, use promo code 'generationmp3' to get 15% off
Happy Owl Studio (http://www.happyowlstudio.com/index.html) - available for pre-order
XGearLive Carbon Folio (http://tinyurl.com/247y9dx) - $69.99, available now
Hard Candy Cases (http://tinyurl.com/2coe7sd) - $59.95 , available June 20
Dodocase (http://www.dodocase.com/) - $49.95, 4-6 week delivery
InCase Convertible Book Jacket (http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/cl57512R) - $59.95, available now
Piel Frama Case (http://tinyurl.com/2bwfk4g) - $135, 10 days production
Incipio (http://www.myincipio.com/apple-ipad-cases-accessories/) - Feather case + other options
Marware Eco-Vue (http://tinyurl.com/yaxsvgy) - $44.99, available now
M-Edge (http://tinyurl.com/yarynxj) - several options available
Booq (http://www.booqbags.com/iPad-cases) - several options available
Griffin Elan Passport (http://tinyurl.com/yfgevkm) - $49.99, available now
Temple Leather Case/Bag (http://tinyurl.com/34yuujh) - $189.00, 1-2 weeks
Simplism Leather Case (http://tinyurl.com/23vqlej) - $59.00, available now
HD Accessory Site (http://tinyurl.com/28c8x3j) - many options available
Fossil Sleeve (http://tinyurl.com/28btg8u) - $40.00, available now
STM Bags iPad bag (http://tinyurl.com/2fcydqf) - $25, available on eBags
Sena Ultraslim (http://tinyurl.com/29w5zx6) (sleeve) - $59.99, ships within 24 hours
**20% off the preorder price for entering the code PCWIPINK11
Sena (http://www.senacases.com/apple/apple-ipad-cases/) - other options
Waterfield Designs (http://tinyurl.com/y8dn2kx) - several options (look at Muzetto bag!!)
Hard Graft iPad Cases (http://shop.hardgraft.com/ipad-cases) - 3 options - unusual designs
Leather envelope (http://tinyurl.com/2ezc5mb) - $39.99, ships 2-3 days
Targus Hughes Leather Portfolio Sleeve for iPad (http://tinyurl.com/2b5fp8z) - Best price $56.99 @ Zones.com
InCase Travel Kit (http://tinyurl.com/283o95y) - $59.95
Etsy.com (http://tinyurl.com/26fj9lc) - many handmade, artistic options available
Tuff-Luv Multi-View (http://www.amazon.com/Tuff-Luv-multi-view-Leather-cover-Apple/dp/B003ETHNA4) (and it's sister case the Tuff-Luv Bi-Axis) ($40-$70 - - various prices for model & Leather/Veggie Leather)
Marware Eco Vue (http://www.amazon.com/Marware-602956006572-Eco-Vue-for-iPad/dp/B003C1CCJG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276891009&sr=1-1) (and it's sister case the Marware Eco-Flip) $44.99
DRO Carbon Fiber iPad Case (http://droconcepts.com/ipad/carbon-fiber-ipad-case.html) - $119.99
Radtech (http://www.radtech.us/Products/iPad/) - screen protectors, cases and other iPad accessories
Saddleback leather company (http://www.saddlebackleather.com/154-gadget-pouch-catagory) - Leather sleeves, pouches
Oberon Leather iPad case (http://www.oberondesign.com/iPad.php) - $130, available now in several colors/designs
Power Support Leather Portfolio (http://www.powersupportusa.com/catalog/product/view/id/284/s/leather-folio/category/37/) - $79.95, available for pre-order
Abas zippered portfolio (http://www.piewacketblog.com/journal/2010/6/15/case-in-point.html) - $135, available now
Slim iPad (PU) Leather Case (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.d...%20full%20view) - $23.70, available now
iSkin Vu and Duo Cases (http://www.iskin.com/ipad/) - $64.99 & $49.99, available June 22-29
Renaissance Art iPad cases (http://www.renaissance-art.com/catg162/category.aspx) - $67 & $82
Macally Bookstand (http://www.macmall.com/p/MacAlly-Per...27~pdp.gaifbha) - (part # is 8058227) $36.99
Foof iPad Sleeve (http://foofshop.com/) - prices vary
iPad (pu) leather sleeve (http://www.etsy.com/listing/49132338/ipad-leather-cases-pu-leather-case-for?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_query=ipad&ga_search_type=&ga_page=14&order=&includes) - Etsy vendor, $35, ships from Hong Kong, vedor is Xiao Zhi iPad Fashion by skyten (http://www.etsy.com/shop/skyten) Many other designs available.
Snugg Leather case (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snugg-Leather-Case-Cover-iPad/dp/B003LR7ME6/ref=nosim) - (UK)
Svelte Leather Case (http://www.ipad-accessories-stores.com/product_details.php?item_id=77) - $49.99.

Whew!!! Okay - that's the best I can do for now. Please feel free to post comments if I missed anything interesting.
**I will be adding any new links/new cases to the end of the list above. Sorry - not able to sort the list, just too hard to keep up.

Sandy



The Toddfather
Jun 15, 2010, 12:48 AM
Nice job!

MikeWill19
Jun 15, 2010, 01:10 AM
What a great public service. :)

sandydlc
Jun 15, 2010, 01:14 AM
What a great public service. :)

What can I say? I like to organize things!! :)

robinfish
Jun 15, 2010, 01:58 AM
What a great public service. :)

...So great. I can find many useful tools, but I hope you can supply more free apps.

SMacDuff
Jun 15, 2010, 05:49 AM
Add Etsy into that great list. They make a huge variety of handcrafted iPad cases. Just search for Ipad once on the etsy.com site.

bobob
Jun 15, 2010, 06:36 AM
I would like to suggest adding the two cases I am considering:


Tuff-Luv Multi-View (http://www.i-nique.com/detail.asp/cn=1/c=511/sku=5055205271101) (and it's sister case the Tuff-Luv Bi-Axis (http://www.i-nique.com/detail.asp/c=512/sku=5055205271699)) ($40-$70 - - various prices for model & Leather/Veggie Leather)

Marware Eco Vue (http://www.marware.com/products/iPad/Eco-Vue-for-iPad) (and it's sister case the Marware Eco-Flip (http://www.marware.com/products/iPad/Eco-Flip-for-iPad)) $44.99


Also, alphabetical order would be a nice feature if you feel so inclined.

Thanx! :)

miamijim
Jun 15, 2010, 06:45 AM
I am adding this link...


http://www.saddlebackleather.com/154-gadget-pouch-catagory


This is a beautiful tough leather case which I am getting for my birthday in 3 weeks time.

This will satisfy the traveling cowboy in all of us. :)

peapody
Jun 15, 2010, 07:09 AM
Instead of asking for a list, you made one.
you are awesome!

Southern Dad
Jun 15, 2010, 08:20 AM
Okay, seeing that you've looked at so many cases... What I am looking for is a case that is slim, preferably leather... I don't care about using it as an easel or a picture frame. Maybe one of the ones you've cataloged fits this.

peapody
Jun 15, 2010, 09:07 AM
Okay, seeing that you've looked at so many cases... What I am looking for is a case that is slim, preferably leather... I don't care about using it as an easel or a picture frame. Maybe one of the ones you've cataloged fits this.

You should probably just do the research. Can't have everything handed to you on a silver platter!

Try the "show me your cases" thread to see what you like. ;)

lokerd
Jun 15, 2010, 09:47 AM
Well done Sandy!!!

Any chance you can include BAGS for the ipad after it is its protective case?

I just put a thread up asking for input on carrying the iPad in public...but I just don't want to carry it around in any case with out a handle or a should strap.

I think it would be great if you could add that into your OP.

Like this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180515893450&_trksid=p2759.l1259 that is $12.00

Or, this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270588629580&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT Also $12, but I don't think it is neoprene...maybe too big.

This is like one I have...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250600928078&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT Not sure if this is exactly the same...the one I have is about 1" too big all the way around. It is good in that I can slip the pad in and out VERY easily. But, when I ride my bike around, it BARELY fits in the caboose with out curling the edge over. And, I want something smaller to carry in my hands when walking around stores, errands, etc.

Thanks!!

wodeh
Jun 15, 2010, 11:38 AM
Ooo, nice job! I'd run out of lists to go through in my search for more iPad cases to review. Hopefully I wont already have exhausted every possibility presented here!

Edit: Not bad, a couple of new leads, and a handful who I'd already emailed but had not heard back from. Huzzah!

sandydlc
Jun 15, 2010, 01:31 PM
Hi everyone. I'll do my best to edit my original post to include any of the cases that I missed.

Regarding the bag thread - yes, I've actually already thought about compiling one. My husband calls me the bag lady due to my love of handbags and bags for my electronics. I still have not found the perfect bag for me but I'm getting closer!

I don't mind doing the research but I don't think I'll bother trying to get the list in alphabetical order since it will be more of a challenge to maintain than I personally have time for. If an admin wished to reorder the list - be by guest.

Hope the information will be helpful now that it's mostly in a single solid list.

Sandy

sandydlc
Jun 15, 2010, 01:33 PM
Okay, seeing that you've looked at so many cases... What I am looking for is a case that is slim, preferably leather... I don't care about using it as an easel or a picture frame. Maybe one of the ones you've cataloged fits this.

Did you try my links? It took forever to do so maybe try one??

Here is another case, probably not leather but might suit your needs:

http://www.handhelditems.com/ipad-rugged-slim-leather-case-black-free-screen-protector-p-134322.html

Southern Dad
Jun 15, 2010, 06:22 PM
Actually I clicked on about 10 or so of your links. I'm thinking of having a case made for it.

dplxy
Jun 15, 2010, 06:29 PM
Good work making this thread :D

sandydlc
Jun 15, 2010, 06:32 PM
Actually I clicked on about 10 or so of your links. I'm thinking of having a case made for it.

You might consider contacting one of the vendors/artists at Etsy.com. I'll bet they would make something custom for you.

Good luck!

Cuechick
Jun 16, 2010, 03:48 PM
Great job and I really think this post needs a sticky!

Also Sandy, I think Abas should be on the list. I just did a review (http://www.piewacketblog.com/journal/2010/6/15/case-in-point.html) on my blog and they have a beautiful selection of covers.

DaneGuy
Jun 16, 2010, 10:48 PM
Sticky!

stringbeanie
Jun 17, 2010, 07:39 AM
Here is one you didn't cover. I just got one and it is stunning and very functional. Take a look at the Celtic Hounds in chocolate color.

http://oberondesign.com/iPad.php

https://www.oberondesign.com/shop/images/products/6117.jpg

DaneGuy
Jun 17, 2010, 08:26 AM
Here is one you didn't cover. I just got one and it is stunning and very functional. Take a look at the Celtic Hounds in chocolate color.

http://oberondesign.com/iPad.php

Do you live in the magical kingdom of Landover? :D

Cuechick
Jun 17, 2010, 09:59 AM
Do you live in the magical kingdom of Landover? :D

I have had Oberon covers for my Kindle and they are beautifully made. Not everyones taste maybe, ESP not this techno crowd. ;) Still, they offer something very special for those who want a distinctive cover.

3goldens
Jun 17, 2010, 10:09 AM
Medal of iPad awarded to sandydlc!:cool:

sandydlc
Jun 17, 2010, 10:17 AM
Medal of iPad awarded to sandydlc!:cool:

:) Thank you!

I have to assume that this is my old friend 3Goldens from the OQOTalk forum? Nice to see you here!!

BigCatz
Jun 17, 2010, 10:09 PM
Another option for leather sleeve cases that I found, allows for some customization and choice of color combinations -

Renaissance Art - http://www.renaissance-art.com/catg162/category.aspx

sandydlc
Jun 18, 2010, 02:58 PM
Just made some updates to my list to include any new suggestions. Keep them coming!!

DaneGuy
Jun 18, 2010, 03:01 PM
Just made some updates to my list to include any new suggestions. Keep them coming!!

Uh, which ones are new? :o

sandydlc
Jun 18, 2010, 03:04 PM
Uh, which ones are new? :o

I'm just adding them to the bottom of the list in my original post. The original goal was to have one consolidated list.

Jethrotoe
Jun 18, 2010, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the list. I think I have over half of these bookmarked but there were some new ones and it's nice to have a list of links. Always looking for the perfect case (for me).

There is an interesting one from your Etsy link:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/49132338/ipad-leather-cases-pu-leather-case-for?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_query=ipad&ga_search_type=&ga_page=14&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

It looks like a Vaga knock off, but if you look at the close up pics, it really looks like good stuff. I think it's about $35. Might gamble on it.

raymond lin
Jun 18, 2010, 06:16 PM
This is one you missed

http://foofshop.com/

I have a foof bag for my iPod Classic and iPod Touch. Lovely bags to keep your Apple products safe when not in use.

sandydlc
Jun 18, 2010, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the list. I think I have over half of these bookmarked but there were some new ones and it's nice to have a list of links. Always looking for the perfect case (for me).

There is an interesting one from your Etsy link:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/49132338/ipad-leather-cases-pu-leather-case-for?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_query=ipad&ga_search_type=&ga_page=14&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

It looks like a Vaga knock off, but if you look at the close up pics, it really looks like good stuff. I think it's about $35. Might gamble on it.

Thanks for this one. I did run across it at some point but couldn't find it easily the day I made the list. Thanks!

Keep in mind that "PU" leather is not leather but polyurethane or vinyl. I don't know how they get away with calling it leather but at that price point you kind of know that it's not. If you do order it, I'll be interested to see what it looks and feels like in person and how well it holds up.

Thanks!
Sandy

Cuechick
Jun 18, 2010, 09:54 PM
Thanks for this one. I did run across it at some point but couldn't find it easily the day I made the list. Thanks!

Keep in mind that "PU" leather is not leather but polyurethane or vinyl. I don't know how they get away with calling it leather but at that price point you kind of know that it's not. If you do order it, I'll be interested to see what it looks and feels like in person and how well it holds up.

Thanks!
Sandy


They have an interesting selection, I would just suggest buyers be cautious. The seller is violating etsy policies with this shop, you are not supposed to sell anything on there unless it is hand made or at least 20 years old (as in vintage). So this shop could be shut down at any moment.

Jethrotoe
Jun 18, 2010, 10:23 PM
Thanks for this one. I did run across it at some point but couldn't find it easily the day I made the list. Thanks!

Keep in mind that "PU" leather is not leather but polyurethane or vinyl. I don't know how they get away with calling it leather but at that price point you kind of know that it's not. If you do order it, I'll be interested to see what it looks and feels like in person and how well it holds up.

Thanks!
Sandy

I like to have a few different cases for different purposes. Usually I have one that is vinyl for rainy and winter outings, where you would not want fine leather to get damaged. I have seen some good vinyl that you could not visually tell it was not leather, aside from not having a leather smell. From the close ups this could be just that. Maybe not.

$35 isn't the most money in the world so I might pick it up. If I do, I'll post.
The seller has a 100% rating BTW.

DaneGuy
Jun 18, 2010, 10:57 PM
After all this time waiting for the perfect folio for me, I finally found it: Power Support Portfoilo http://www.powersupportusa.com/catalog/product/view/id/284/s/leather-folio/category/37/

bobob
Jun 18, 2010, 11:44 PM
After all this time waiting for the perfect folio for me, I finally found it: Power Support Portfoilo http://www.powersupportusa.com/catalog/product/view/id/284/s/leather-folio/category/37/

Is a user of this case truly able to believe that the plastic corner grippers will effectively hold the iPad?

I've always thought that a design with material completely surrounding the iPad, like the Apple Case, was more secure and protective.

(Personally, I'm leaning towards the Tuff-Luv iPad Bi-Axis Multi-View Case (http://www.mobilitysite.com/2010/06/review-bi-axis-multi-view-case-for-ipad-by-tuff-luv/) at the moment, but I haven't made the jump.)

peapody
Jun 19, 2010, 07:23 AM
Is a user of this case truly able to believe that the plastic corner grippers will effectively hold the iPad?

I've always thought that a design with material completely surrounding the iPad, like the Apple Case, was more secure and protective.



You don't know what it can do until you looked at it yourself and tried it yourself.

I have a macally bookstand and it holds the iPad great. Granted, I am not swinging the iPad around trying to loosen the ipad...but in normal use, it holds it perfectly.

lokerd
Jun 19, 2010, 07:51 AM
I've always thought that a design with material completely surrounding the iPad, like the Apple Case, was more secure and protective.

(Personally, I'm leaning towards the Tuff-Luv iPad Bi-Axis Multi-View Case (http://www.mobilitysite.com/2010/06/review-bi-axis-multi-view-case-for-ipad-by-tuff-luv/) at the moment, but I haven't made the jump.)

BAMV seems like a well engineered case...except that it is too close to the edge all the way around. It seems nobody gets it in the middle...enough to go around the edge...but not to close as to interfere with the screen or fingers along the edge.

Thoughts?

Lenow
Jun 19, 2010, 08:22 AM
What a great posting and thank you so much for taking the time to compile the list. Now, with your spare time, how about a list for cases for the new iphone 4? JK

Alas, even with this great list, there is still not a single folio case that has a convenient pocket for a MiFi card. I am still amazed at this oversight by the manufacturers and I haven't been able to get any of them interested. Just a slim folio (leather or not) where the frame and bezel of the iPad is not compromised, with vertical and horizontal stand options, AND, and a small integrated pocket on the front or back big enough to hold a MiFi card. I am not talking about the bigger and bulkier zipper models. For the time being, I use the SF Exo case with the Yoobao. Waiting anxiously for the Cloak from Quirky, but even that won't have the Mifi Slot.

peapody
Jun 19, 2010, 08:27 AM
What a great posting and thank you so much for taking the time to compile the list. Now, with your spare time, how about a list for cases for the new iphone 4? JK

Alas, even with this great list, there is still not a single folio case that has a convenient pocket for a MiFi card. I am still amazed at this oversight by the manufacturers and I haven't been able to get any of them interested. Just a slim folio (leather or not) where the frame and bezel of the iPad is not compromised, with vertical and horizontal stand options, AND, and a small integrated pocket on the front or back big enough to hold a MiFi card. I am not talking about the bigger and bulkier zipper models. For the time being, I use the SF Exo case with the Yoobao. Waiting anxiously for the Cloak from Quirky, but even that won't have the Mifi Slot.


I am still looking for a case that holds a notepad. Lol. I wold just develop it myself, but seems like a lot of work.

bobob
Jun 19, 2010, 08:28 AM
You don't know what it can do until you looked at it yourself and tried it yourself.

I only wish there was a real world version of this thread - - can you point me to a nearby location of The sandydlc iPad Case Store complete with a full selection of floor models to try on?

;)

peapody
Jun 19, 2010, 09:06 AM
I only wish there was a real world version of this thread - - can you point me to a nearby location of The sandydlc iPad Case Store complete with a full selection of floor models to try on?

;)


None exist friend haha, but if you do not take the suggestions, reviews, and recommendations of your macrumors colleagues, you will be on the forever search for your ideal ipad case. Sometimes you just got to have faith in people! :p

sandydlc
Jun 19, 2010, 02:08 PM
I only wish there was a real world version of this thread - - can you point me to a nearby location of The sandydlc iPad Case Store complete with a full selection of floor models to try on?

;)

Ha ha!! Seriously, that would be cool, wouldn't it??

I have figured out that I'm very tactile and when purchasing things online, you really miss out on understanding how the material feels. For example, if I order a leather bag, I much prefer leather that's supple and soft instead of stiff or rough.

I just got notice that the case I ordered from Etsy has shipped, along with the tracking number so I'll post when that comes in.

bobob
Jun 20, 2010, 05:03 AM
One more candidate for the list is the Snugg (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snugg-Leather-Case-Cover-iPad/dp/B003LR7ME6/ref=nosim), another Apple case clone in leather selling for around $45.

Also, previously discussed (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=927322) here in the MacRumors forums.

sandydlc
Jun 20, 2010, 06:42 PM
XGearLive Carbon Folio - my husband has been using this case for just about one week and the strap just fell off. :(

Since we bought it from an Amazon vendor, I'm not sure if I have any recourse or not, but I thought I would post a note of warning for anyone considering this case.

Sandy

Ace R.
Jun 21, 2010, 06:59 PM
Awesome thread! Thanks for putting this together :cool:

Tangu
Jun 22, 2010, 09:34 AM
Since I'm on the hunt for a slim, leather case for my iPad, similar to the Apple case I thought I would try to consolidate the great information from several threads into one so that our members will have an easier time finding links to the various options that are out there now.


Pretty good post, this should be set as a sticky thread ! :)

I have some recommendation :

- If you can separate the sleeve case from the case it will be nice, because i didn't want a sleeve but clicked anyway on those title without knowing there were sleeve :)
- If you can put the list alphabetical instead, it will be simpler to find
- You can change the release date about the Quirky from the 24th of june to 07/15/2010 now :(

Keep it up ! :)

sandydlc
Jun 22, 2010, 12:40 PM
Pretty good post, this should be set as a sticky thread ! :)

I have some recommendation :

- If you can separate the sleeve case from the case it will be nice, because i didn't want a sleeve but clicked anyway on those title without knowing there were sleeve :)
- If you can put the list alphabetical instead, it will be simpler to find
- You can change the release date about the Quirky from the 24th of june to 07/15/2010 now :(

Keep it up ! :)

I do have a day job! :)

I decided that trying to maintain this list alphabetically or separating sleeves from folios is more work than I have time for. Especially since I plan to continue adding and updating the list.

Maybe someone could create a public google doc with this information so we can divide the effort?

MacJames8
Jun 30, 2010, 05:55 AM
Another interesting one for convertible case is from TrendyDigital. It is about $40 from Amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U5M118

It also has a pretty cool name. It is called PadPal convertible case.

nixiemaiden
Jun 30, 2010, 06:55 AM
I just ordered this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Acase-Deluxe-Leather-multi-view-Folio/dp/B003OSR6E8

I've also heard good things about this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Acase-Leather-Jacket-folio-Tablet/dp/B003K0E6BG/

leeschill
Jun 30, 2010, 07:17 AM
Nice list indeed. We 'toyed' with the idea of letting people try the cases before purchasing but the cost is simply to much. (someone mentioned a try before you buy earlier). Have a few models on hand and mail them back and forth to buyers. Its always hard to judge a case by pictures, but the more high quality images we have from the manufacturer always seems to have a direct correlation to whats sold on our store.

The SGP Argos is becoming a hot seller over the Vintage case that sold well a month ago.

lokerd
Jun 30, 2010, 01:30 PM
I do have a day job! :)

Maybe someone could create a public google doc with this information so we can divide the effort?

Done!

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Av1TgV270uIadFd5VWh3MGR5bnV2TDFxRWFnV2p5eHc&hl=en

I hear you about the day job...I am out for the summer...so...hope this helps. Thanks for your grand work so far...I made it public, so anybody can edit, i.e. add on. So, if you have added to this thread, and it is not in the main list, feel free to add it to the spread sheet. Notice there are three tabs, one for Cases...and another for sleeves..and another for bags.

Tangu
Jun 30, 2010, 02:14 PM
Done!

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Av1TgV270uIadFd5VWh3MGR5bnV2TDFxRWFnV2p5eHc&hl=en

I hear you about the day job...I am out for the summer...so...hope this helps. Thanks for your grand work so far...I made it public, so anybody can edit after they sign in.

Nice man ! I hope i helped you enough :)

I'll continue to contribute, even if i bought mine already (XgearLive)

REnergy
Jul 2, 2010, 09:14 AM
Great post !!

So now I can make a decision on the case for my 2 months old naked iPad.

Thanks

entatlrg
Jul 2, 2010, 09:22 AM
Here's a good 'manly' bag for your iPad and accessories, the Travel Bug by Eagle Creek >

peskaa
Jul 2, 2010, 01:57 PM
FYI, DODOcase is increasing in price to $59.95 shortly!

masterjedi73
Jul 2, 2010, 02:55 PM
FYI, DODOcase is increasing in price to $59.95 shortly!

I really want a DODOcase but don't want the 4-6 week wait. I want something that looks older and still protects the pad. I haven't really seen anything else.

bobob
Jul 2, 2010, 05:18 PM
I ended up ordering the Tuff-Luv Multi-View, but I might have been tempted to wait if I'd heard the following news:

Twelve South's website (http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/) noted that their iPad version of the BookBook MacBook cover is coming soon.

(The MacBook version sells for $79 - $99 with free shipping, so I imagine the smaller iPad version will cost a little less.)

http://www.nextway.ch/images/twelvesouth_bookbook_r.jpg

sandydlc
Jul 7, 2010, 06:54 PM
Add this ?

iPad Leather Case (http://www.ipad-accessories-stores.com/product_details.php?category_id=0&item_id=77)

Case added to the list! Looks interesting!!

I've been meaning to post an update/review on the case I purchased at Etsy. It's really great and a very slim profile. Available at http://feltu.com/ along with other iPad cases.

Although the case has only one angle when propped up (see pictures), it's equally comfortable for viewing and typing. The inside cover is a soft grey microfiber.

bobob
Jul 8, 2010, 10:05 AM
For those who love to read at the beach - - coming soon - - a water/sand resistant iPad case from iPoncho (http://www.theiponcho.com/products/)!

http://www.theiponcho.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ipad_soon.jpg

philip in al
Jul 8, 2010, 03:44 PM
Can anyone tell me if there is a case made that includes a screen protector built into it?

Thanks

bobob
Jul 8, 2010, 05:53 PM
Can anyone tell me if there is a case made that includes a screen protector built into it?

Thanks

The OtterBox iPad Defender (http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-cases/ipad-defender-series-case/) has a built-in screen protector (or at least it will, when it finally goes on sale).

sandydlc
Jul 10, 2010, 11:09 AM
Done!

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Av1TgV270uIadFd5VWh3MGR5bnV2TDFxRWFnV2p5eHc&hl=en

I hear you about the day job...I am out for the summer...so...hope this helps. Thanks for your grand work so far...I made it public, so anybody can edit, i.e. add on. So, if you have added to this thread, and it is not in the main list, feel free to add it to the spread sheet. Notice there are three tabs, one for Cases...and another for sleeves..and another for bags.

Finally had a chanxe to check out your spreadsheet!! Fantastic work!!

If we could get the forum admins to sticky this thread, it will be easier for forum users to find your link. Thanks so much for putting that together!!

Sandy

Rlanger
Jul 15, 2010, 10:53 AM
Case added to the list! Looks interesting!!

I've been meaning to post an update/review on the case I purchased at Etsy. It's really great and a very slim profile. Available at http://feltu.com/ along with other iPad cases.

Although the case has only one angle when propped up (see pictures), it's equally comfortable for viewing and typing. The inside cover is a soft grey microfiber.

I ordered this case a couple of days ago, but it is no longer listed on their website.

Just fired off an email to CS to see if there might be any issue with the case and if I should still expect to receive my order.

Will keep you posted.

sandydlc
Jul 15, 2010, 01:55 PM
I ordered this case a couple of days ago, but it is no longer listed on their website.

Just fired off an email to CS to see if there might be any issue with the case and if I should still expect to receive my order.

Will keep you posted.

Try sending them an email. They may just be out of stock right now. They are very responsive to messages. If your order went through, I'm sure it's on the way. My case arrived fairly quickly especially considering it was shipped from Hong Kong!

Good luck!
Sandy

Rlanger
Jul 15, 2010, 06:52 PM
Try sending them an email. They may just be out of stock right now. They are very responsive to messages. If your order went through, I'm sure it's on the way. My case arrived fairly quickly especially considering it was shipped from Hong Kong!

Good luck!
Sandy

Thanks for the advice But, did you read my post?

Anyway, I haven't heard back from them yet, and I'm not so sure about the out of stock thing as they said that they are made to order and it would be a few days t before it shipped out.

Will keep you posted though.

Rlanger
Jul 17, 2010, 10:32 AM
Well, I never heard back from customer service, but I did wake up this morning to an email that my case had shipped. Definitely good news.

I'm not sure how long it will take for the case to get to Canada from Hong Kong, but I'll post my impressions when I receive it.

Rlanger
Jul 22, 2010, 06:26 PM
Received my case today, and my first impressions are very good. The build quality is excellent. The fit is excellent. And, I really like the angle for typing.

The one minor negative is that the case is not genuine leather, so it has a bit of a petroleum smell to it. I imagine that this will go away over time so I don't think it's too big a deal.

All in all, I'm very pleased with this case.

bassanoclapper
Jul 22, 2010, 08:45 PM
Felt I should provide some feedback in support of WaterField Design's iPad Suede Jacket.
Arrived in the UK in under a week AND I got an email after purchase saying the shipping had been reduced by $10

Fits like a glove, simple and elegant. Highly recommended
http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/suedejacket-ipad.php

BMP84
Jul 22, 2010, 09:26 PM
Current case I'm using, cheap but the quality is actually very nice.

http://www.amazon.com/CrazyOnDigital-Folio-Black-White-Leather/dp/B003KR5LA4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279851861&sr=8-1

Rlanger
Jul 23, 2010, 08:34 AM
I decided to apply a leather conditioner that I had lying around to my FelTu case, and that did the trick of getting rid of the smell.

I have to say that I'm really loving this case. I didn't think that I would leave it on when I was using the iPad at home, but it is so low profile and the landscape stand is so useful that I don't need or want to take it off.

Still not sure why FelTu took it off their website, but if you're interested, it is definitely worth an email to their CS department to see if they can still make you one.

sandydlc
Jul 23, 2010, 12:50 PM
I decided to apply a leather conditioner that I had lying around to my FelTu case, and that did the trick of getting rid of the smell.

I have to say that I'm really loving this case. I didn't think that I would leave it on when I was using the iPad at home, but it is so low profile and the landscape stand is so useful that I don't need or want to take it off.

Still not sure why FelTu took it off their website, but if you're interested, it is definitely worth an email to their CS department to see if they can still make you one.

Glad to hear that you're enjoying your new case!! I'm still hanging onto my Apple case but so far haven't had the need or desire to switch back. I did notice a little bit of a smell from the case the first few days I had it but that is long gone.

I've traveled with the case on several flights and the angle of the case is equally good for typing or watching shows/movies. I've noticed that it's also much more stable than when I would try to use the Apple case in the vertical position. With the Apple case, it would either fall over, or once, the person in front of me decided to quite suddenly recline their seat and they almost crushed my ipad between the tray and the seat. No problems like that with my current case from Feltu.

They claim that their cases are handmade which would make sense due to the limited availability. It's a shame because they're actually very well made and highly functional. I love that the case allows the iPad to "click in" and is held quite securely without having any straps or a frame that covers any part of the bezel. It's also such a slim profile case that it satisfied my requirement to have a non-bulky/heavy case.

Hope you continue to enjoy your new case!

Sandy

PerfSeeker
Jul 27, 2010, 02:02 AM
Love the Oberon, but $130 is just overkill. I'll just get the $40 Apple case.

Young Turk
Jul 27, 2010, 05:19 AM
I decided to apply a leather conditioner that I had lying around to my FelTu case, and that did the trick of getting rid of the smell.

I have to say that I'm really loving this case. I didn't think that I would leave it on when I was using the iPad at home, but it is so low profile and the landscape stand is so useful that I don't need or want to take it off.

Still not sure why FelTu took it off their website, but if you're interested, it is definitely worth an email to their CS department to see if they can still make you one.

What's the model or name of the case, and is it the one pictured just couple posts above in this thread?

lokerd
Oct 28, 2010, 10:18 AM
Nice man ! I hope i helped you enough :)

I'll continue to contribute, even if i bought mine already (XgearLive)

Does anybody have a screens shot, or a copy and past of the Google Docs? Looks like "Cases" got deleted.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Av1TgV270uIadFd5VWh3MGR5bnV2TDFxRWFnV2p5eHc&hl=en#gid=2

Thanks!!

Tangu
Oct 28, 2010, 10:22 AM
Does anybody have a screens shot, or a copy and past of the Google Docs? Looks like "Cases" got deleted.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Av1TgV270uIadFd5VWh3MGR5bnV2TDFxRWFnV2p5eHc&hl=en#gid=2

Thanks!!

Using the Revision History, i was able to see that it got deleted the 30th of august. So i just copied it over the tab that got deleted.

hope this help.

Tobster3
Oct 30, 2010, 12:59 AM
Sandydlc,

Which case did you end up with? From your original post you were originally looking for a case similar to the Apple Case. From what I can gather from the thread, you ordered one from Etsy? Is it still available?

I looked up the link below but couldn't see anything similar to the Apple Case.

http://www.zsxiaozhi.com/


Thanks for a great thread.:)

sandydlc
Oct 30, 2010, 04:54 AM
I am still using the case I bought at Etsy, but it is also available at Feltu.com. It's a polycarbonate case with a pu "leather" outer shell. I really like it and haven't been tempted to move to another case. The leather feels real and my husband ended up liking it and getting the same case. It offers good protection and a better typing angle.

So, now that I'm happy with my case, I've been experimenting with bags. That's going to have to be another thread!!! :)

Sandy

Sterne
Oct 30, 2010, 10:48 AM
What fun! Many here that I haven' run into; I will explore this list. But I would recommend the following two companies in addition:

shop.portenzo.com

www.treegloo.com

Thanks,

Steven

bobob
Jan 5, 2011, 04:41 AM
I haven't noticed any new and interesting iPad cases in quite a while, but the Joby GorillaMobile Ori (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/01/jobys-ipad-case-and-stand-folds-like-and-origami-puzzle/?pid=1058&pageid=56105) seems to take a different approach.

Here's the company's website (http://joby.com/) and a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0FL0hJ_xNo) showing it in action.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/wp-content/gallery/ori/Ori-sous_chef.jpghttp://bbcicecream.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Ori-back-1.jpg

86beili
Apr 19, 2011, 07:09 PM
That is it I just got from the website a few days ago for my favorite macbook air 11-inch,

http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=214&pictureid=673

Black color will be better~!

MacDaddy08
Apr 21, 2011, 10:56 AM
Can we get ipad 2 case links added to the first post on this thread and then get it stickied on the forum?

I think this definitely deserves a sticky, especially if iPad 2 cases are added.