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psychonaut
Jul 23, 2010, 01:58 PM
Finally! Mine is shipping today and I'll plan to do a video review soon after.

Meanwhile check out the latest video from team quirky, it looks great!!!

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrb7r9O--vk&feature=youtube_gdata



jedolley
Jul 23, 2010, 02:14 PM
Definitely looks much better than the first video, but still far from original expectations...

I think the people that got in on the original price will be satisfied, but the new price is too high. My biggest concern for it now is that the iPad is inserted into the case like a silicone skin (basically a silicone skin with a flap), and silicone skins for the iPad have so far been very disappointing.

Rooskibar03
Jul 23, 2010, 03:21 PM
I don't know if I would choose to advertise my company and product by dropping the F-Bomb in a You Tube video.

Not what I'm looking for in a case but seems interesting.

cmvsm
Jul 23, 2010, 04:33 PM
Price is certainly too high. I could just about buy a nice one in leather for the cost of this one. They could have made a ton of dough if they would have shipped on time a few months ago. There are just too many choices now.

IrishVixen
Jul 23, 2010, 04:51 PM
The final product is too bulky and too expensive for me. Too bad, the idea was great, the execution not so much. And as another poster said, there are plenty of other high quality cases out there in far nicer materials, many of which have similar functionality.

eye
Jul 23, 2010, 05:19 PM
I sorta wanted one, but then I saw the chubby nerd guy saying the f-word to be "edgy" and the horrid looking woman with the x-long tshirt, dumpy butt, and fupa and I decided the image of this company is not one I want to associated with.

jazz1
Jul 24, 2010, 12:16 PM
I'm reserving my review until I receive one. BTW the negative comments on the people in the video are uncalled for. Quoting Steve Jobs, "what have you done that's so great?"

TraceyS/FL
Jul 24, 2010, 12:51 PM
I'm reserving my review until I receive one. BTW the negative comments on the people in the video are uncalled for. Quoting Steve Jobs, "what have you done that's so great?"

Maybe, maybe not.... but remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Obviously with some people, this won't be a positive first impression using the f word (the other stuff didn't bother me).

jazz1
Jul 24, 2010, 12:57 PM
Maybe, maybe not.... but remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Obviously with some people, this won't be a positive first impression using the f word (the other stuff didn't bother me).

Your are right about the language being offensive. I see it creeping into every day language all of the time.

GoCubsGo
Jul 24, 2010, 01:02 PM
This is a non event now you know? I say this because this was my case of choice when the iPad launched. It was due to ship long before today. While it may cater to some many have already bought one, two or even three different cases in hopes to find one to suit their needs. I am one of those people. As for someone dropping the F bomb, I'm a fan of the word so it doesn't bother me. Hell, it got you all talking about the video, right?

I do question that weird plastic piece on the inside, not so sure I'd trust that to not rub against the iPad. Even the Apple case has scuffed my anti-glare screen protector so who knows.

batman75
Jul 24, 2010, 11:14 PM
I predict this case is going to be a huge letdown.

mixvio
Jul 25, 2010, 03:36 AM
The case looks pretty cool.

But people whining about someone saying "the f-word" in 2010 really need to get over it. :rolleyes:

applesupergeek
Jul 25, 2010, 12:42 PM
Pretty good babe, she shipping too?:cool:

jeremy3721
Jul 25, 2010, 01:20 PM
Looking forward to some photos and video reviews of the finished product. That's all I care about.

applesupergeek
Jul 25, 2010, 01:21 PM
Looking forward to some photos and video reviews of the finished product. That's all I care about.

I don't know if she ll ship finished or not, but I ll make a point to take her to the hairdressers, beauticians, and stylist before the photo shoot.:D:p

sracer
Jul 25, 2010, 05:35 PM
This is a non event now you know? I say this because this was my case of choice when the iPad launched. It was due to ship long before today. While it may cater to some many have already bought one, two or even three different cases in hopes to find one to suit their needs. I am one of those people. As for someone dropping the F bomb, I'm a fan of the word so it doesn't bother me. Hell, it got you all talking about the video, right?

That's a pretty low standard you have there. So as long as something gets people talking about the video it is acceptable? You missed the point that the purpose of the video was to showcase the case... not the language used. So that is a "fail".

A fan of the "F" word? wow.

c.greene914
Jul 25, 2010, 05:40 PM
As for someone dropping the F bomb, I'm a fan of the word so it doesn't bother me. Hell, it got you all talking about the video, right?

Now that's classy.

iThinman
Jul 25, 2010, 07:06 PM
lol, what a bunch of arrogant nits.

Buy it, review it, or just shut the **** up. Nobody is here to read your social commentary.

eye
Jul 26, 2010, 11:04 PM
I didn't mind the f-word, just that a fat geek was using it to be cool. My real problem was with the belt baby that girl in the vid had, no doubt the hottest girl the cussing geek could wrangle into hanging out with him. Party on, party people.

slazareth
Jul 26, 2010, 11:55 PM
Its just a word people. I don't think any words should be "bad" words. The intention is what matters not the word. If i say f$!k you or if I say fish you my intentions were the same. I mean seriously, why do you think it's a bad word? Because someone brought you up telling you it was a bad word and that only heathens destine for hell use it. Anyway its just a word and letting it affect your view of a product is just silly IMO. Things like customer service, product quality, and environmental awareness should be bigger concerns here.

Anyway, the case looks interesting. Would love to hear some reviews of it. I definitely like seeing them confident enough in their case to beat it up a little even though I'd like to see a little more stress testing.

MacRumorUser
Jul 27, 2010, 05:10 AM
My Quirky cloak arrives tomorrow in South West, Ireland...


Oh and in regards to the F Bomb, I was listening to an interesting radio article which reported that in a recent study of tourist's coming to Ireland found that whilst the 'F' word or rather a bastardization of it to 'Feck' was used commonly by people here - the majority of visitors who may otherwise have been normally offended, found themselves less offended and it far less offensive when heard in an Irish accent. :D

So if your going to say Feck, do it in an Irish brogue ;) :) :p

alFR
Jul 27, 2010, 05:44 AM
I found this juxtaposition of threads pretty amusing:

One Love 1867
Jul 27, 2010, 05:51 AM
I think the point about the F word isn't to do with it being offensive as much as it is to do with expecting abit of professionalism.

The F word certainly doesn't offend me and it's probably a much bigger part of my vocabulary than it should be, but I don't want to see it used in marketing materiels by a company that are expecting me to give them money for their services. It's just not professional.

TraceyS/FL
Jul 27, 2010, 06:24 AM
I think the point about the F word isn't to do with it being offensive as much as it is to do with expecting abit of professionalism.

The F word certainly doesn't offend me and it's probably a much bigger part of my vocabulary than it should be, but I don't want to see it used in marketing materiels by a company that are expecting me to give them money for their services. It's just not professional.

There was a discussion yesterday on the radio on the use of the word frickin' in a song yesterday (radio cut apparently) and alternates that sounded better.... Flipping was one. And this wasn't American radio either... My daughter had us listening to BBC1.

But that is it, there are places you expect it, and places you don't. The demographics for iPad purchasers isn't the same as say a regular iPod. They are going to be appealing to a different audience with this priduct. I don't want to see professional dealings watered down to being that casual, but that is me.

ctn222
Jul 27, 2010, 10:33 AM
Just got my cloak today... I have the same comments as with all the other people on quirky's review and comments.

- Too heavy
- Silicone material is a dust magnet
- Inside the case, the covering is loose and flimsy for top & bottom.
- The backside of the case has minimal protection (silicon only) , so if you drop it on the backside at normal height... that wont be good.
- No mechanized lock/click for the cover (this was proposed in the original video)

After waiting all this time for this end result is a big disappointment,
trying to find out what the return policy is....

atomicbatteries
Jul 27, 2010, 11:09 AM
Look at the reviews!

FAIL!

psychonaut
Jul 27, 2010, 02:54 PM
Look at the reviews!

FAIL!

It would indeed seem that way.. I suppose I will find out for myself later as I have mine coming today. :confused:

MacRumorUser
Jul 27, 2010, 06:39 PM
I found this juxtaposition of threads pretty amusing:

I like to amuse :)

mactool7
Jul 28, 2010, 11:19 AM
I had mine for a total of 12 seconds before the plastic portrait stand broke.

Also, the case makes the iPad as heavy as a laptop. Kind of defeats the purpose.

MacRumorUser
Jul 28, 2010, 11:45 AM
^ Recieved mine today.

Not great is the kindest thing I can say. Damn heavy too. :rolleyes:

kkj1961
Jul 28, 2010, 02:25 PM
Yes, and the cheap silicon they used is a complete dust magnet. Particularly with the grooves in the front cover. For the price they should have used higher quality silicon like iSkin does. The plastic stand is cheap and clatters around in the cover. Sure it will stand up in many positions, but it's not comfortable at all to hold in your hands. The goofy hinge moves around if you are trying to hold it like a book, making it difficult.

Going on ebay before the word gets around about how crappy a case this is.

KJ

MacRumorUser
Jul 28, 2010, 04:37 PM
Dust magnet... Mine was wrecked before it was even out of the box. Thankfully someone in the house likes the typing stand and isn't overly fussy about the hideous weight with the case on. Personally I'm sticking with my dodocase. The polar opposite of the quirky case, thank god.