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hcho3
Jun 28, 2010, 09:13 PM
What cases are you all using for ipad?



KameronBriggs
Jun 28, 2010, 10:52 PM
I have an Apple iPad case, and it's really flimsy and low quality. Not good for what you pay. If you want a Portfolio style case, go for the Marware Eco-Vue... and if you want a case that covers the back, without screen coverage, I'd go for a TPU style case. These can be found for cheap on eBay, but I'd say Griffin Grip Vue is your best bet. Silicone, go for one of iSkin's new cases... it all depends on what you want.

oftheheavens
Jun 28, 2010, 11:00 PM
1. ignore the above post, because the apple case is awesome. It is great quality and has the most function.

2. if you read the hundreds of lengthy reviews in the accesories thread I am sure that you will find a case that fits your needs.

koruki
Jun 29, 2010, 12:10 AM
I grabbed the Apple iPad case cause it was the most low profile one I could find. I usually dont even use cases with gadgets but got one in case I do need to take it out(don't plan to take it out often). I like how its subtle, people who know about the iPad will know what it is, othesr will just think its a small notepad.

s4ndm4n
Jun 29, 2010, 12:18 AM
Apple case is actually really nice and protects the screen well. However I am anxiously awaiting the iPad cases from Otterbox, especially the Defender, that looks like sheer awesomeness. :cool:

dissdnt
Jun 29, 2010, 12:20 AM
I Agree on the apple case. Bet fit, low profile, covers all sides, easy to clean and honestly feels better in the hands.

lbjsong
Jun 29, 2010, 12:27 AM
go download iLounge iPod/iPad Guide.
way too many options to choose from

richpjr
Jun 29, 2010, 12:54 AM
I Agree on the apple case. Bet fit, low profile, covers all sides, easy to clean and honestly feels better in the hands.

I concur.

Shinigami301
Jun 29, 2010, 02:02 AM
+1 for the genuine :apple: case. Mine has been all over the world in the past few weeks (170,000 air miles since May 15), wipe with damp cloth and looks like new.

On a related note, can't imagine ever lugging a laptop around ever again... iPad 3G rocks.

oserere
Jun 29, 2010, 02:24 AM
I think this link will help you http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-ipad-cases-protection/ it has mini reviews on different type of iPad cases.

sdsvtdriver
Jun 29, 2010, 02:26 AM
saddleback leather

infosprt
Jun 29, 2010, 02:41 AM
I use the standard Apple case. It's very nice.

AppleKash
Jun 29, 2010, 02:54 AM
lol. The Apple iPad case is flimsy! It can BARELY stand on its own. Secondly it's darn near impossible to get the iPad in and out of the case. It's like it was meant to go in and stay IN. You really need to apply tons of force to take it out. I want one that goes in, stays in nicely, but comes out easily when you wish to take it out.

also the apple ipad case offers virtually little or no protection for the device at all... I mean don't get me wrong. I bought the darn thing... and I kinda like it but not for the PRICE....

infosprt
Jun 29, 2010, 02:59 AM
lol. The Apple iPad case is flimsy! It can BARELY stand on its own. Secondly it's darn near impossible to get the iPad in and out of the case. It's like it was meant to go in and stay IN. You really need to apply tons of force to take it out. I want one that goes in, stays in nicely, but comes out easily when you wish to take it out.

also the apple ipad case offers virtually little or no protection for the device at all... I mean don't get me wrong. I bought the darn thing... and I kinda like it but not for the PRICE....

Your right about the difficulty in taking the iPad out of the case. When I first got the iPad I purchased the keyboard that has the receptacle for the iPad. Seeing that it was next to impossible to get the iPad out of the case one of the two had to go. I brought the keyboard back and traded it for the blue tooth keyboard.

s4yunkim
Jun 29, 2010, 03:30 AM
http://www.dodocase.com/

They make them by hand so it took around 6 weeks for mine to get made and shipped to me. Looks just like a bigger version of the moleskine notebook i carry in my bag. Aside from the long wait to get it, it's perfect!

AppleKash
Jun 29, 2010, 03:43 AM
http://www.dodocase.com/

They make them by hand so it took around 6 weeks for mine to get made and shipped to me. Looks just like a bigger version of the moleskine notebook i carry in my bag. Aside from the long wait to get it, it's perfect!

I watched all the videos they look beautiful! The only concern I have is about using the Dodo Case as a stand... I saw the video where he uses it as a stand -- but not convinced. Other than that this hand built case looks genuinely amazing!

Arcflup
Jun 29, 2010, 07:11 AM
http://www.oberondesign.com/

Not cheap, especially when shipped to the UK but they are lush.

veedow
Jun 29, 2010, 07:58 AM
I wanted total protection, like the Apple case. So I went with the Evo-Vue case. It's thicker then the Apple case, and the leather cover doesn't scratch like the Apple one does. Has a nice holder for you hand to help hold the device. Also, can tuck a microfiber cleaning cloth into, to clean the screen. If you can live with a thicker case, I highly recommend the Evo-Vue as a great alternative to the Apple case.
http://www.marware.com/products/iPad/Eco-Vue-for-iPad

Also, for a cheap stand, the Fellows Wire Book stand works great with this case!
I found it on ebay for $5.00 delivered.
http://www.amazon.com/Fellowes-Study-Inches-Silver-10024/dp/B00006B8HT

aelalfy
Jun 29, 2010, 08:12 AM
What cases are you all using for ipad?

Search for this : Black MACALLY bookstand case for ipad.

Thank me later, makes the apple case look like dirt. It doesnt cover the screen whatsoever so you dont get that annoying band around your ipad. It feels like suede and the inside is micro to clean your screen and stuff. Very well done case. Plus you dont have to shove your ipad in it from the side like the apple case.

LAter

Zoobiee
Jun 29, 2010, 08:13 AM
I use the iKit leather folio case and I'm pretty pleased with it.

http://www.ikit.com/index.php/cases/ipad-leather-folio-case.html

Hberg
Jun 29, 2010, 08:14 AM
http://www.colonellittleton.com/?p=products&f=prod&cat=0&id=lipb

It is not inexpensive, but I am considering one.

Graig
Jun 29, 2010, 08:36 AM
I bought a really nice case made by Targus. Brown leather, soft, nicely lined inside. It looks great too. Now I've put the iPad in the Macally METROLPAD which fits it beautifully, a bit tight now when I slide it in and out of the Targus but still great.

jackiecanev2
Jun 29, 2010, 11:00 AM
We have a DODOcase and a Macally Bookstand... returned the Apple case after a 3-week wait and after comparing the stock case to the Macally.

shellbryson
Jun 29, 2010, 12:47 PM
I have the Griffin book/wallet thing, fake leather but really soft. Unfolds like a book, simple tab to hold it closed. I really like it, 'softer' than the official Apple one. Same prices tho - 35.

GAUG3
Jun 29, 2010, 01:07 PM
PDair portfolio style case from cases.com. Magnets keep it closed. No, I have not had any problems with the magnets.

KENTW
Jun 29, 2010, 02:05 PM
I bought a really nice case made by Targus. Brown leather, soft, nicely lined inside. It looks great too.

+1, i have this case - really nice:
http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.aspx?sku=TES00701US

Amazing Iceman
Jun 29, 2010, 02:12 PM
I didn't want to buy the Apple case, based on previous reviews I have read, but when I got my iPad, I bought an Apple case under the condition of returning it as soon as I find a better one. It's been over a week, and I have no further plans to return it.

Just a suggestion:Beware of cases that have magnets or metal clips.:cool:

ashVID
Jun 29, 2010, 02:14 PM
Had to pass on some because 3G and magnets don't play well. I opted for this cheaper case http://www.ctcstore.com/CTCstore-Leather-Flip-Book-JacketFolio-for/M/B003JKH3MQ.htm which so far has been great. Many options for holding and setting it up at different angles. I can even strap it to my headrest in the car to show a movie to my kids. Be warned it is NOT leather but it's only $20. I got mine thru Amazon with free shipping.



ash =o)

tuamtuem
Jun 29, 2010, 02:39 PM
http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/cl57512R

Awesome case for iPad. I have used it with Apple wireless keyboard :p

Highly recommended!!!!

Gib
Jun 29, 2010, 03:53 PM
I have two recommendations...

1. Figure out a basic style you want. There are dozens/hundreds of cases. Do you want a folio, shell, slip, etc. ??? Do you want a specific color or texture??? How should we know (or why should we care) what you want if you don't know the style you'd like?

2. Check in the "iPad Accessories" forum or if you have figured out a few possibilities, perform a simple search. Every other thread is about cases. I'll even link you to it (http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=20876204)...

vstephenson
Jun 29, 2010, 03:54 PM
http://www.pielframa.com/

I lurrrrrrve mine, feels so nice

SchneiderMan
Jun 29, 2010, 03:58 PM
iSkin Duo (http://cuthut.com/mQC) :D

Jaro65
Jun 30, 2010, 01:07 PM
1. ignore the above post, because the apple case is awesome. It is great quality and has the most function.

2. if you read the hundreds of lengthy reviews in the accesories thread I am sure that you will find a case that fits your needs.

Another vote for Apple Case. Given its functionality and price, it is a pretty good deal.

MY FJ
Jun 30, 2010, 01:33 PM
I love the Speck Candyshell. I use it for my iPhone too ;)

Paulywauly
Jun 30, 2010, 01:36 PM
Belkin Grip Vue + Belkin sleeve = Awesome

leehal
Jun 30, 2010, 02:59 PM
I have just bought the Sena zipped case, not cheap but it is brilliant. Tried the Apple case, too snug and didn't like the fact that you couldn't close the cover properly and the padding wasn't good. I had a leather Belkin case before that but it had stripy lines on the inner padding which used to leave marks on the screen after a while.

surferchick2
Jul 21, 2010, 12:35 PM
For those of you using stands for your sleeves/covers, are they important to you? Do you use them often?

Not as much as I thought I would, but I need one due to my wireless keyboard.

Philalbe
Jul 21, 2010, 12:53 PM
I bougt the Apple case despite negative reviews. It seemed weird the first day, but it quickly grew on me; now I love it. Other portfolio cases I've tried either fit poorly or make the iPad seem bulky. My 2nd favorite case is a cheapo snap-on model I found on Amazon. It's black plastic with a rubberized coating. I think it cost under $7.00 including shipping.

2002cbr600f4i
Jul 21, 2010, 02:15 PM
Eh, this is one of those subjects where everyone has a different opinion because we all have different needs, different lifestyles and different aesthetic opinions...

Personally, I have a silicone cover from incase that gives the ipad a completely flat back, which keeps it from wobbling when you type on it. Does a great job of protecting the Sides and back. I use a power support USA anti glare protector on the screen, and then I put the whole thing into a targus iPad bag when carrying it around outside.

To each their own though. You really need to look at the cases, try to play with them and see what will fit your needs.

vstephenson
Jul 21, 2010, 03:10 PM
http://www.pielframa.com/

I lurrrrrrve mine, feels so nice

+1 beat me to it

I luuuuurrrrrrvvvveeeee mine too

marcin0903
Jul 22, 2010, 10:19 AM
I've got this one: http://ispot.com.pl/Tucano_Lips_Microfiber_etui_iPad__popielaty_p30706.html
Not sure if you can get this one in US (but I think yes, because it's still Tucano's case).
If you are chosing case it depands. If you want to use your iPad all time in case go for Apple iPad Case if not (like me) check out Tucano's cases - nice, stylish, well finished and advantage of those (or disadvantage - depends) cases is guarantee that everybody won't look on you like "hey, this guy has iPad, I want it" (anyway I think that in US not so many ppl as in Poland takes care for this kind of things).

X1Lightning
Jul 22, 2010, 10:42 AM
i really like how this one looks http://www.sgpstore.com/product_info.php/cPath/23_36/products_id/1366

DifferentialApp
Jul 22, 2010, 10:44 AM
Griffin Elan Passport.

My opinion might not be completely good, because i haven't really looked at any other cases.

malnar
Jul 22, 2010, 11:17 AM
iSkin Duo (http://cuthut.com/mQC) :D
Iskin Vu. It's not that dust/lint-attracting silicone like the Duo is, and it looks like a higher-quality product. Very impressed with the Vu - the only case so far that has made me even take notice.

endophilin
Jul 22, 2010, 11:24 AM
I have the Otterbox Defender case for the Ipad. It is a good one if you have your kids playing with the Ipad. Otherwise the Apple case is perfect.

Q-Dog
Jul 22, 2010, 02:23 PM
Spent 7 weeks with no case. Looked at several models a couple of times, but none of the slicone and clamshell cases felt right. Finally tried an apple case and it just felt right. Easy to carry, easy to hold, light and covers the screen. Perfect for me.

shanshor
Jul 22, 2010, 03:27 PM
I have the apply case and it feels nice and protects from scratches. Also, it is still in perfect condition after months of use. Fits my needs

trssho
Jul 22, 2010, 06:24 PM
Just bought the new Targus Truss at Bestbuy. Initial impression is good. Will report back later after I get iPad installed. Lifetime warranty too!

Tobster3
Jul 23, 2010, 05:42 AM
Marware Eco Flip.

I did a lot of searching for this type of case and read many reviews. It was exactly what I was looking for. Couldnt ask for anything better.

http://www.marware.com/products/iPad/Eco-Flip-for-iPad

trssho
Jul 23, 2010, 02:03 PM
Just bought the new Targus Truss at Bestbuy. Initial impression is good. Will report back later after I get iPad installed. Lifetime warranty too!


Here is a quick (and not very good!) of my new Targus Truss case. Bought at Best Buy for $50. Real leather on the outside, and come with a lifetime warranty. (I think)

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

Spideytex10
Jul 23, 2010, 02:26 PM
Saw it mentioned but thought I would post a link. I bought one of these for my soon to be father-in-law and he loves it. Really well made. I have a few other their other products as well. All first class.

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/categories/110