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agkm800
Jul 26, 2010, 08:42 PM
Or received as a gift?

Can you recommend it to others?



JeffMorse
Jul 26, 2010, 09:45 PM
Just got this one via FedEx today and love it.
www.vajacases.com

http://www.vajacases.com/img/layouts/tap442is_M.jpg

blimey
Jul 26, 2010, 10:01 PM
http://www.sgpstore.com/index.php/cPath/23_36

http://www.sgpstore.com/product_image/laptop/pouch/apple/ipad_vintage_contents2.jpg

hcuar
Jul 26, 2010, 10:20 PM
[QUOTE=JeffMorse;10659042]Just got this one via FedEx today and love it.
www.vajacases.com

After picking my jaw up off my desk... over the price... I gotta say... That looks nice. :)

xraytech
Jul 26, 2010, 10:37 PM
I just bought an Otterbox, Commuter case. I should receive it tomorrow.

http://cdn.otterbox.com/images/products/700/apl4-ipad1-20-c4otr.jpg
http://cdn.otterbox.com/images/products/700/apl4-ipad1-20-c4otr.1.jpg
http://cdn.otterbox.com/images/products/700/apl4-ipad1-20-c4otr.2.jpg (http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-cases/ipad-commuter-series-case/)

xraytech
Jul 26, 2010, 10:41 PM
This thread should be in "Accessories"

Mitchrapp
Jul 26, 2010, 10:46 PM
Can't imagine a $200 case protects any better than a $50 case. And even $50 cases can have looks.

iSlanderous
Jul 26, 2010, 10:58 PM
i bought the apple case. 40$ for a flap is expensive to me. I like it because it lets me prop the device up. I would only pay top dollar or more for a case if it had utility. There is no difference between an expensive sleeve and a cheap incase sleeve. Both protect the device the same.

doodude
Jul 26, 2010, 11:05 PM
Just got this one via FedEx today and love it.
www.vajacases.com

http://www.vajacases.com/img/layouts/tap442is_M.jpg

Wow, thats a beautiful case, what did you pay for that?

Is that the back or is that a cover for the front. If its a cover for the front that would be outstanding...

Looking at that again I realized it is the front if thats the volume control at top right. Very nice. Where does one find such treasures as these, matey?

Ah, never mind, I found it! Duh!!!

doodude
Jul 26, 2010, 11:45 PM
BTW: I purchased 2 of the Apple cases for $40 (each of course) because I wanted something to cover the front & tilt at different angles.
Then I found this very inexpensive contraption that will allow the iPad to tilt at varying degrees in portrait or landscape.
Looks like a good cheap alternative for using the keyboard I also got from Apple & for watching movies.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RL9JHC/ref=oss_product

As far as a case, I have this version as my iPhone for work & its saved my *ss more than once so Im considering the iPad version...

http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Candy-Cases-Street-iPad/dp/B0039YP0YK/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280205845&sr=8-21

JeffMorse
Jul 27, 2010, 01:36 AM
Yeah, no question it's very expensive. It's a limited edition and though it protects no better than a cheaper alternative I fell in love with it on sight, and was able to justify the added expense because I liked it so much. With shipping it was $220.

It's kind of a clamshell idea. The back is where you nestle the ipad. The sucker is never coming out of there. The top that you see kinda clamps onto the bottom. It's an interesting system.

rangtang
Jul 27, 2010, 01:48 AM
http://www.oberondesign.com/iPad.php

Pure awesomeness

https://www.oberondesign.com/shop/images/products/6101.jpg


https://www.oberondesign.com/shop/images/products/5917.jpg


Also, looking at the iskins myself. Anyone have a weigh-in on them?

JeffMorse
Jul 27, 2010, 01:51 AM
I've had the Oberon Design cover for my Kindle DX, specifically the brown one in the pic above. They were fantastic! Such a great quality item. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

Seamaster
Jul 27, 2010, 02:22 AM
i bought the apple case. 40$ for a flap is expensive to me. I like it because it lets me prop the device up. I would only pay top dollar or more for a case if it had utility.

Check out the Yoobao V2 and V3. There's a long-running thread about them here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=914451&page=28).

The V3 is the first case I've tried that beats the Apple one for functionality.

momzluv
Jul 27, 2010, 10:35 AM
With the matching Iphone 4 case

http://www.pielframa.com/ipad-magnetic-ostrich-cases.htm


http://www.pielframa.com/iphone-magnetic-ostrich-cases.htm

momzluv
Jul 27, 2010, 10:39 AM
I love these

vstephenson
Jul 27, 2010, 10:48 AM
I love these

+1 for the piel frama

I luuuurve mine and I think its worth the money

although I prefer mine with the magnetic closure rather than the flip over clasp

http://www.pielframa.com/indexeng.htm

sracer
Jul 27, 2010, 11:06 AM
Why anyone prefers cases that cover the bezel (that trap dust and other particles) remains a mystery to me.:confused:

Zodiak
Jul 27, 2010, 11:24 AM
http://www.oberondesign.com/iPad.php

Pure awesomeness

https://www.oberondesign.com/shop/images/products/6101.jpg

https://www.oberondesign.com/shop/images/products/5917.jpg

Also, looking at the iskins myself. Anyone have a weigh-in on them?

First glance of the Oberon looks awesome but watching the video, it looks super flimsy, way too much so for me :( I would have liked if they would have reinforced the leather with some kind of rigid material to give the front and back flap structure. I also do not like the way the iPad is held in place.

I love their imbossed patters though yet I would like for them to have more choices of color.

JonMPLS
Jul 27, 2010, 11:44 AM
Why anyone prefers cases that cover the bezel (that trap dust and other particles) remains a mystery to me.:confused:

That was my main criteria too. I really like to have as much of the bezel uncovered as possible. Vaja has a few that are OK, as is the SGP. One of my favorites (I am using it at the moment) is this one:
Noreve (http://www.noreve.com/langue/en/product/Housse_cuir_Apple_iPad_Tradition.html?ref=50) There is a thread on this with photos too. Just notice that the current design has a stand for landscape view that the original design did not have.

mrgossett
Jul 27, 2010, 11:55 AM
I just bought the SGP Vintage case - $72.99 + shipping. Really, really like it so far. Beautiful leather, well-made, fits the iPad perfectly, slim and doesn't add a lot of weight.

Seamaster
Jul 27, 2010, 12:06 PM
Why anyone prefers cases that cover the bezel (that trap dust and other particles) remains a mystery to me.:confused:

Yoobao V3, FTW.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4811582703_e422ce0a56_z.jpg

JeffMorse
Jul 27, 2010, 01:16 PM
The oberons may look flimsy, but they are very rugged. There were 3 layers of heavy leather on the front and back on my Kindle case. The ipad sits in there very safely (You can shake the case and the ipad is secure) and there is enough leather border around the edges that in a drop the ipad itself will never touch the floor.

I'm quite sure you'd be very pleased with the quality if you got one. I'd own one again in a second had I not liked the look of the vaja so much.

Benjamins
Jul 27, 2010, 01:22 PM
Yoobao V3, FTW.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4811582703_e422ce0a56_z.jpg

where did you find that case.

Seamaster
Jul 27, 2010, 01:34 PM
where did you find that case.

Um, in the longest running thread on this forum (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=914451&page=21).

Zodiak
Jul 27, 2010, 02:03 PM
Yes the Yoobao definatly is the most popular underdog amongst cases. I love it and apparently everyone does aswell lol

jzeddy
Jul 27, 2010, 02:06 PM
Why anyone prefers cases that cover the bezel (that trap dust and other particles) remains a mystery to me.:confused:

I prefer to have the bezel covered because I cannot stand all of the fingerprints that collect on it.

T4R06
Jul 27, 2010, 02:22 PM
seamaster - i thought this is a V4? im confused now

Benjamins
Jul 27, 2010, 02:29 PM
seamaster - i thought this is a V4? im confused now

on ebay some refer to this as V4.

T4R06
Jul 27, 2010, 02:30 PM
yeah seller in canada. and one in US pre-order.

ill definitely get this

Cuechick
Jul 27, 2010, 03:28 PM
I have an Abas case (http://www.piewacketblog.com/journal/2010/6/15/case-in-point.html) and I love it. It is beautifully made and I think well priced for the quality.

sracer
Jul 27, 2010, 05:13 PM
I prefer to have the bezel covered because I cannot stand all of the fingerprints that collect on it.
What do you do about fingerprints that collect on the touch part of the screen? The entire front of the ipad is a single piece of glass. Even with the bezel covered you still need to deal with fingerprints.