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Darth Maniac
Aug 19, 2010, 05:20 AM
I recieved mine today. While not perfect I like it and this will certainly do me for now. Some points:

The good:

- It seems to be well made, of good leather effect material and it doesnt have the fake leather smell.
- Its pretty much like the iPad case but doesnt pick up dust like a vacuum cleaner.
- Its nice and thin and the edges dont feel as sharp.
- Its a good case for the price and superior in most ways to the apple stand.
- Its very stable when stood upright in landscape mode.

The not so good:

- While typing mode raises it to a good angle there is more "Sag" than with the apple case. Its still at an angle but it doesnt feel as high as the apple case. Its not like the first gen Piel Framas though - its still useable.
- The lovely soft interior does pick up some dust which is a shame because its main selling point is that its not that apple made dust magnet. Not sure why the interior couldn't be the same material as the outside, especially as when in the stand mode the fabric is on the outside and can pick up dust off the table. Maybe when the maker does a real leather version this could be considered. It is worth pointing out though that, while it does pick up dust it doesnt seem to make it out of thin air like the apple case which is good.
- The holes. However they aren't really noticeable after a while and dont bother me and I understand future production will not have these.
- I am not sure if the front cover could be slightly wider. As I no longer have the apple case I cant compare but I think more of the back of the case is visible.
- The front logo. I dont like it much but as its the same colour as the case its not a killer issue. Ideally I would prefer no logo though or some sort of arty obscure symbol.

The pointless:

- The bag accessory that comes with it. Not sure if its useful, especially if it impacts on the price.

Overall:

I like it with reservations. The apple case design is a great one and needed improving on. This has done that. I still think that more improvements can be made but for the price its good value. Ultimately Im thinking of blowing my cash on a Vaga Agenda 2 but this will tide me over. If the rumoured real leather version addresses the negative points though I would be tempted to get it.



iTouch.lover22
Aug 19, 2010, 07:05 AM
How's the build quality?? Does the cover feel like it will keep it's flat shape, or start to bend/curve over time?? I'm looking to get this, but my main concern is long term quality. Also, does this cover the home button more, less or the same amount as the Apple ipad case?? Thanks!

stringbeanie
Aug 19, 2010, 09:38 AM
The build quality is quite good. I'm not sure if there is cardboard or some kind of plastic (I hope) material which makes the case rigid on top. It is quite stiff though and won't forcibly bend so I suspect it is a durable material. I believe that it will hold up well. The home button is encroached on by the case for sure but the power button and volume control, orientation button are perfectly accessible. I'm overall very happy with this case and ******* is an honest and wonderful guy to deal with. My case was shipped immediately.

I also have the yoobao magic case which I love (I know, I have an addiction with cases). It is different in that there are so many angles that it can be placed into but its slightly bigger than the chinao. The only thing that I don't like is the clip that holds the top closed. Its loose and it doesn't really hold it closed. It used to hold it better but it bent slightly (with normal use) and I don't think it can be bent back again. I wish it was just flat and had no clip (like the chinao). I have tried a few other cases and while equally functional, add way too much bulk. These cases are superb.

I'd buy both of them again and I would buy them from *******.

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 09:53 AM
The build quality is quite good. I'm not sure if there is cardboard or some kind of plastic (I hope) material which makes the case rigid on top. It is quite stiff though and won't forcibly bend so I suspect it is a durable material. I believe that it will hold up well. The home button is encroached on by the case for sure but the power button and volume control, orientation button are perfectly accessible. I'm overall very happy with this case and ******* is an honest and wonderful guy to deal with. My case was shipped immediately.

I also have the yoobao magic case which I love (I know, I have an addiction with cases). It is different in that there are so many angles that it can be placed into but its slightly bigger than the chinao. The only thing that I don't like is the clip that holds the top closed. Its loose and it doesn't really hold it closed. It used to hold it better but it bent slightly (with normal use) and I don't think it can be bent back again. I wish it was just flat and had no clip (like the chinao). I have tried a few other cases and while equally functional, add way too much bulk. These cases are superb.

I'd buy both of them again and I would buy them from *******.


I, too, have become addicted to trying out different cases.

Personally, right now, I am completely rocking the Yoobao, as opposed to my Chinao.

raull1
Aug 19, 2010, 10:15 AM
Can you guys post pictures of the ipads in the chinao cases? I purchased one from the same seller yesterday. you''re both making me feel good about the case and it's not even here yet.

For others that are unsure of buying and for more people to become aware of this case (I think it's a good deal compared to some of the selection/value that the apple store offers.) I'd be great if you could post pictures of your ipads with them in it, I see a bunch of pictures of the yoobao that pretty much answers all questions I had of whether it would work or not, not as many for this case.

BTW, I'd be even better If you two got together and showed a side by side of each case. I believe i'm going to end up buying the yoobao after getting this one anyways, but I never saw them side by side. I guess most people's ipads are going to end with more than a few cases laying around, there's just too many options that tempt you to try them out.

tanster
Aug 19, 2010, 10:37 AM
Thanks to SchneiderMan's excellent video/photos of the case, I ordered the Chinao yesterday and hope to receive it on Monday.

I ordered the "no holes" version of the case. ******* has it in all three colors (black, brown, red); just add a note when you check out indicating that's the version you want. And I agree, ******* is an excellent seller, very responsive to questions!

So the last remaining issue for me is the logo on the front cover.

Once I receive the case, I'm going to see if there's a way to affix some sort of elastic band (a la Moleskine) or decal to cover the logo without it looking too ugly.

I have never spent so much time researching a case before. I don't even own an iPad yet! ;)

sracer
Aug 19, 2010, 11:15 AM
Why is this case so appealing? It is virtually identical to the official Apple case, with the same design flaws, just made from different material.

blokey
Aug 19, 2010, 11:37 AM
Why is this case so appealing? It is virtually identical to the official Apple case, with the same design flaws, just made from different material.

Between various sellers creating multiple accounts and talking the case up as if they were a reviewer, reviewers giving too good of reviews (probably receiving perks), and the effects of those actions on the mindset of others I think this case has been more than hyped up.

Of course, no one has really reported any significant problems with the case or sellers so the whole act doesn't seem too shady.

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 11:48 AM
Between various sellers creating multiple accounts and talking the case up as if they were a reviewer, reviewers giving too good of reviews (probably receiving perks), and the effects of those actions on the mindset of others I think this case has been more than hyped up.

Of course, no one has really reported any significant problems with the case or sellers so the whole act doesn't seem too shady.

What a ridiculous statement. I have paid for all of my cases...NO perks here.

sracer
Aug 19, 2010, 12:06 PM
What a ridiculous statement. I have paid for all of my cases...NO perks here.

It most certainly is NOT a ridiculous statement. Quite a few shills have been caught and banned. Just because the statement doesn't apply to you specifically doesn't mean that the statement is universally false.

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 12:19 PM
It most certainly is NOT a ridiculous statement. Quite a few shills have been caught and banned. Just because the statement doesn't apply to you specifically doesn't mean that the statement is universally false.

...and doesn't make it universally TRUE either, yet you did not place a qualifier on your original statement other than the snide, "probably".

Darth Maniac
Aug 19, 2010, 12:21 PM
It most certainly is NOT a ridiculous statement. Quite a few shills have been caught and banned. Just because the statement doesn't apply to you specifically doesn't mean that the statement is universally false.

Well I am not a shill - You can go back to the original thread and see me discussing some concerns prior to buying. I bought it and am now offering my opinion in the accessories thread. Whether the seller overdid his sales pitch is not my problem. I now have the case and I quite like it albeit with the reservations in my original post. Also the seller was very helpful with my questions which is nice.

As for the questions. The build quality is fine. No problems with it that I can see. I think it covers the home button about as much as the apple case - maybe a teeny bit more but we are talking pretty much identical.

As for the point about it being like the apple case just with different material - well thats the whole point. The apple case design is nearly flawless IMHO apart from the god awful material which ruins everything. This addresses that somewhat.

blokey
Aug 19, 2010, 12:24 PM
What a ridiculous statement. I have paid for all of my cases...NO perks here.

No it's not.

The first point I made is true. Several accounts have been banned because of promotional violations.

The second point I made is speculation. I've just seen a few suspicious reviews. I didn't say your name (or even suspected you of anything) in the first place.

blokey
Aug 19, 2010, 12:32 PM
FWIW I'm not denying that this is a good case - I'm just making sure to keep my discerning hat on when hearing about this case.

Darth Maniac
Aug 19, 2010, 12:38 PM
FWIW I'm not denying that this is a good case - I'm just making sure to keep my discerning hat on when hearing about this case.

Thats definately a fair point and as you can see I have listed some downsides. I was hoping this would be perfect enough for me to not blow cash on a Vaja and its not. Which is a bummer given what I have heard about Vaja customer service issues.

However it is a pretty good case for the price and its nice to have something that is not bulky.

leons
Aug 19, 2010, 12:41 PM
Actually, all the banned accounts were from *******, not other "shills". In addition, as I've stated before, I wish he were back. Yes, he was a little over-eager, and yes, he made a few " ff the wall" posts, but he has a fine product, is responsive, and is honest. I for one enjoyed his posts and wish he were back here.

:)

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 12:51 PM
Actually, all the banned accounts were from *******, not other "shills". In addition, as I've stated before, I wish he were back. Yes, he was a little over-eager, and yes, he made a few " ff the wall" posts, but he has a fine product, is responsive, and is honest. I for one enjoyed his posts and wish he were back here.

:)

.

sracer
Aug 19, 2010, 01:42 PM
...and doesn't make it universally TRUE either, yet you did not place a qualifier on your original statement other than the snide, "probably".
Try reading before replying. I did not post what you are referring to.

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 01:46 PM
Try reading before replying. I did not post what you are referring to.

I read exactly what you wrote. Perhaps you should qualify the aspersions you cast on others before hitting "Submit Reply."

Darth Maniac
Aug 19, 2010, 02:13 PM
Why are you "permitted" to post a link to your store, and ******* got banned????

Why are all the other case threads so peaceful whereas the Chinao threads always turn into a debate thread?

sracer
Aug 19, 2010, 02:22 PM
I read exactly what you wrote. Perhaps you should qualify the aspersions you cast on others before hitting "Submit Reply."
"qualifier on your original statement other than the snide, "probably"."

Show me my post in this thread where I used the word "probably", snide or otherwise.
:rolleyes:

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 02:24 PM
Why are all the other case threads so peaceful whereas the Chinao threads always turn into a debate thread?

In part, because the "rules" appear to not be administered consistently.

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 02:25 PM
"qualifier on your original statement other than the snide, "probably"."

Show me my post in this thread where I used the word "probably", snide or otherwise.
:rolleyes:

Post #8. :rolleyes:

sracer
Aug 19, 2010, 02:26 PM
Post #8. :rolleyes:
You have some serious issues.... I'm "sracer" not "blokey".

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 02:31 PM
You have some serious issues.... I'm "sracer" not "blokey".

Whatever, dude...:rolleyes:

I was referring originally to blokey's post. YOU decided to jump in, and respond. I'm assuming you mistakenly signed into your "alternate" account when responding to me originally.

raull1
Aug 19, 2010, 02:32 PM
wow, this thread went the wrong way very quickly. I just ordered mine yesterday. The point of these threads is to discuss the product. I don't earn much money, so even when I'm spending $40 on a case, it's money I want to have it be well spent.

It's funny, I purchased the chinao case, but that was after looking at every corner of the internet for every other case available, for pictures, reviews, anything I could find. I wasn't even a member of this forum, but out of all the ipad related ones, it had the most information. I probably scanned through over 60 pages of threads here in about 5 hours. for one case!!!

I see that the discussion has turned into something else.

From my brief stay here, I was able to get to *******'s store because of his posts, but more because other users showed that they had dealt with him and he had given them the product. I also saw that this "bilcook" user, is advertising an ebay store that he links more than once on the posts I browsed through. I would have bought from him because he was mentioning himself in recent posts, but i reade through older ones and found the other guys store which was cheaper, and in the us, where I reside.!

can y'all talk about your impressions of the case! and forget the rest? for all my research, the best deals for what I was looking for were the yobaoo case, i liked this one because it was all the good things of the apple case without the bad ones!

Built
Aug 19, 2010, 02:35 PM
The bottom line is that NOT all people...if any...who have tried out a number of cases, and offered opinions, are "shills" or "receiving perks."

Everybody is entitled to an opinion, and, if, for example, I prefer my Yoobao Magic Case, then it is based on experience, pure and simple.

batman75
Aug 19, 2010, 02:48 PM
I recieved mine today. While not perfect I like it and this will certainly do me for now. Some points:

The good:

- It seems to be well made, of good leather effect material and it doesnt have the fake leather smell.
- Its pretty much like the iPad case but doesnt pick up dust like a vacuum cleaner.
- Its nice and thin and the edges dont feel as sharp.
- Its a good case for the price and superior in most ways to the apple stand.
- Its very stable when stood upright in landscape mode.

The not so good:

- While typing mode raises it to a good angle there is more "Sag" than with the apple case. Its still at an angle but it doesnt feel as high as the apple case. Its not like the first gen Piel Framas though - its still useable.
- The lovely soft interior does pick up some dust which is a shame because its main selling point is that its not that apple made dust magnet. Not sure why the interior couldn't be the same material as the outside, especially as when in the stand mode the fabric is on the outside and can pick up dust off the table. Maybe when the maker does a real leather version this could be considered. It is worth pointing out though that, while it does pick up dust it doesnt seem to make it out of thin air like the apple case which is good.
- The holes. However they aren't really noticeable after a while and dont bother me and I understand future production will not have these.
- I am not sure if the front cover could be slightly wider. As I no longer have the apple case I cant compare but I think more of the back of the case is visible.
- The front logo. I dont like it much but as its the same colour as the case its not a killer issue. Ideally I would prefer no logo though or some sort of arty obscure symbol.

The pointless:

- The bag accessory that comes with it. Not sure if its useful, especially if it impacts on the price.

Overall:

I like it with reservations. The apple case design is a great one and needed improving on. This has done that. I still think that more improvements can be made but for the price its good value. Ultimately Im thinking of blowing my cash on a Vaga Agenda 2 but this will tide me over. If the rumoured real leather version addresses the negative points though I would be tempted to get it.

Excellent, objective, and balanced review. Thanks for that.

Its always nice to see a newbie bringing real value to the forum. Don't know why some of the oldies are engaged in childish squabbles unrelated to the thread!

iTouch.lover22
Aug 20, 2010, 11:55 PM
Can someone with the case please tell me whether the rim that goes around the iPad is rigid? I tried out my friend's Apple case yesterday, and the part covering the iPad's bezel had something reinforcing it. I think as long as this part isn't just some floppy material and atleast has a little bit of rigidness, I'll go ahead and buy this. And if anyone with the case could be kind enough, can you please show us a picture of the home button to show how much it gets covered by the case? If it covers the button no more than the Apple case, I'll be able to put up with it, but any more and it'll be a deal breaker. Thanks!

SchneiderMan
Aug 21, 2010, 12:33 AM
^ Is is not floppy at all. Just like the Apple iPad Case.

Man I got a headache from this thread lol. I reviewed it (can be found via Google). I know that a lot of members here told the guy that they want this case made from real leather, so guess what the guy did? He went and ordered a few real leather cases and he said he will have them up by Monday. I guess the price will be up as well.

iTouch.lover22
Aug 21, 2010, 01:19 AM
^ Is is not floppy at all. Just like the Apple iPad Case.

Man I got a headache from this thread lol. I reviewed it (can be found via Google). I know that a lot of members here told the guy that they want this case made from real leather, so guess what the guy did? He went and ordered a few real leather cases and he said he will have them up by Monday. I guess the price will be up as well.

Ok thanks. I'll most likely buy the case sometime within the next week, unless I find anything else that appeals as much as this one. I'd love a real leather one, but can't really afford it right now :P

batman75
Aug 21, 2010, 03:57 PM
^ Is is not floppy at all. Just like the Apple iPad Case.

Man I got a headache from this thread lol. I reviewed it (can be found via Google). I know that a lot of members here told the guy that they want this case made from real leather, so guess what the guy did? He went and ordered a few real leather cases and he said he will have them up by Monday. I guess the price will be up as well.

Interesting.

Are you planning to review the leather version too?

I'm hoping it addressed all the feedback I gave him since I was one of those who expressed interest in a premium leather case. The other elements of the request were no logo, no dirt magnet interior material, no holes, and stable in the horizontal upright position.

Darth Maniac
Aug 21, 2010, 04:45 PM
Interesting.

Are you planning to review the leather version too?

I'm hoping it addressed all the feedback I gave him since I was one of those who expressed interest in a premium leather case. The other elements of the request were no logo, no dirt magnet interior material, no holes, and stable in the horizontal upright position.

Yeah - further to my original review at the beginning of the thread, the interior material really does collect dirt. Still less than the Apple case but its a real bummer. Just make the case out of a nice soft leather - Inside and out!!

bilbo--baggins
Aug 22, 2010, 03:30 PM
I'm interested in this case. At first I assumed pu leather was real leather with some coating, then I read that it wasn't leather at all. Now my wife tells me that one of our childrens toys is made with PU leather and is very good quality and durable. I've also read comments be some people with real leather cases where the leather has stretched and the iPad has become loose. I starting to look on the pu leather as being and advantage.

Just a shame postage to the UK is so expensive, not sure why it's so much more than the yoobao for posting to the UK...

bilbo--baggins
Aug 22, 2010, 04:03 PM
By the way, does anyone know what the "MacForum Special" is that's mentioned on the ebay listing?

jedolley
Aug 23, 2010, 11:44 AM
By the way, does anyone know what the "MacForum Special" is that's mentioned on the ebay listing?

I could be wrong, but I believe this is in regards to the holes/no holes preference.

tanster
Aug 23, 2010, 11:49 AM
I could be wrong, but I believe this is in regards to the holes/no holes preference.

Yes, that's what I think it is, too. That's the version I bought.

SchneiderMan
Aug 23, 2010, 03:08 PM
By the way, does anyone know what the "MacForum Special" is that's mentioned on the ebay listing?

It's a happy ending :D

batman75
Aug 24, 2010, 09:27 PM
Price is dropped to 28 dollars. This is a bargain for a case of this quality.

DarkAether
Aug 27, 2010, 10:20 AM
there are generic cases just as good if not better then them but without the brand and logo they sell for $15 - $20.

Martyr*******,

You continue to suck as a salesman. LOL!

-A

tallyho
Aug 27, 2010, 10:40 AM
Hey hey Kev is back!

I think people are being a little harsh--I would gladly buy one of the Chinao cases but delivery to the UK costs more than the case itself. If he does manage to get the same design (without the weird holes perhaps) but made in leather then I would definitely pay the cost and the delivery to the UK. I really can't understand why no case manufacturer has released such a case:
1) same folding front-cover design as the Apple case (NOT the "Magic" design of the latest Yoobao)
2) protects the edges and the corners of the ipad when the case is closed (unlike the Yoobao Magic and Slim, which protect the corners but leave the edges exposed)
3) made from leather
How hard can it be?

Built
Aug 27, 2010, 11:54 AM
Martyr*******,

You continue to suck as a salesman. LOL!

-A

Definitely NOT true. I have purchased three cases from him...I do not know him, nor have I ever met him personally...His service was TOP-NOTCH. He shipped the items quickly, communicated well, was responsive...What more could you want from a seller? He's also VERY honest, too. When the price of one of the cases went down right after I purchased, he, without asking, refunded the difference.

I have dealt with MANY Ebay sellers over the years. He is definitely at the top of my recommendation list. Why is everybody so harsh on him?

batman75
Aug 27, 2010, 11:57 AM
Yoobao and Chinao are what I call cheapo brands. I would rather have generic than have Chinao written on the case. It's only good to have a brand name printed on something if it stands for quality - like Apple.

I bought the Chinao case for $28. For that price it's pretty good. But I will chuck it in the bin once the Powersupport Premium Leather Folio is out.

stringbeanie
Aug 27, 2010, 12:44 PM
Definitely NOT true. I have purchased three cases from him...I do not know him, nor have I ever met him personally...His service was TOP-NOTCH. He shipped the items quickly, communicated well, was responsive...What more could you want from a seller? He's also VERY honest, too. When the price of one of the cases went down right after I purchased, he, without asking, refunded the difference.

I have dealt with MANY Ebay sellers over the years. He is definitely at the top of my recommendation list. Why is everybody so harsh on him?

I second all the above. ******* has sold me 2 cases with excellent service and the quality of the cases were excellent. Same day shipping and great communication! I even purchased a case before I was getting ready to go on an extended trip. I received notice that it would possibly arrive after I left and he was kind enough to refund my money and left me a decent feedback to boot. Find another understanding eBay seller who will treat you that well! Thanks ******* for having awesome cases at decent prices and excellent customer service.
BTW, I also have never met *******, nor do I owe him anything. I am just a satisfied repeat customer.

dannyar
Aug 27, 2010, 12:58 PM
Ordered a magic case from him and since I refuse to sign up for ebay I can't message him. My magic case is faulty. The material where the case locks under that little flap has been peeling slowly. It's almost half way off and leaves residue on the side of my iPad and makes it harder to close with the loose fabric. Great case and great seller just wish there was a way to contact him and get an exchange or refund.

batman75
Aug 27, 2010, 06:12 PM
Ordered a magic case from him and since I refuse to sign up for ebay I can't message him. My magic case is faulty. The material where the case locks under that little flap has been peeling slowly. It's almost half way off and leaves residue on the side of my iPad and makes it harder to close with the loose fabric. Great case and great seller just wish there was a way to contact him and get an exchange or refund.

If you won't sign up for ebay what do you expect. The rest of us have embraced the internet commerce age.

SchneiderMan
Aug 27, 2010, 06:59 PM
Ordered a magic case from him and since I refuse to sign up for ebay I can't message him. My magic case is faulty. The material where the case locks under that little flap has been peeling slowly. It's almost half way off and leaves residue on the side of my iPad and makes it harder to close with the loose fabric. Great case and great seller just wish there was a way to contact him and get an exchange or refund.

How the hell did you order from him and you don't have his email address? I bet he would fix your issue though.

yuanmoons
Aug 28, 2010, 02:46 AM
Im thinking of buying one of these shortly and i was looking at the ebay page where it says "MacForum Menbers please note your request in notes at check out, you should know what that is..." - what does this mean?

Can someone explain the options available and save me the time of going through all the posts to find out what he is referring too?

Thanks.

Seamaster
Aug 28, 2010, 03:42 AM
I really can't understand why no case manufacturer has released such a case:

1) same folding front-cover design as the Apple case (NOT the "Magic" design of the latest Yoobao)

2) protects the edges and the corners of the ipad when the case is closed (unlike the Yoobao Magic and Slim, which protect the corners but leave the edges exposed)

3) made from leather

How hard can it be?

Impossible, apparently.

SchneiderMan
Aug 28, 2010, 04:53 AM
Im thinking of buying one of these shortly and i was looking at the ebay page where it says "MacForum Menbers please note your request in notes at check out, you should know what that is..." - what does this mean?

Can someone explain the options available and save me the time of going through all the posts to find out what he is referring too?

Thanks.

If you don't want the perforated design on the back (see my review and vid (http://www.gadgetmac.com/gadgetmac/2010/8/9/chinao-slim-ipad-folio.html)) then you need to put that in the notes.

yuanmoons
Aug 28, 2010, 05:37 AM
The review & vid are the reason im considering this case - so thanks for answering the question & the vid! :)

nixiemaiden
Sep 16, 2010, 03:56 PM
Can a few people who have this case comment on the stitching quality? I noticed in the video and pics that they use contrast stitching on the black case so I'm wondering if the quality of stitching is consistent since any mishaps will stick out.

Also...is there another case exactly like this that is black material and black thread?

jeff_siler
Sep 20, 2010, 01:54 PM
I'm thinking about selling my incase convertible book jacket and buying a slimmer case. I'm debating the official apple case vs the chinao. For those who have used both, which is the best buy?

SchneiderMan
Sep 21, 2010, 12:52 AM
I'm thinking about selling my incase convertible book jacket and buying a slimmer case. I'm debating the official apple case vs the chinao. For those who have used both, which is the best buy?

They are both a great buy except for the Apple Case attracting a lot of lint, dist and it gets dirty the second you touch it.

The Chinao is everything that Apple Case is except it does not get dirty. And you can find it for almost half price (:

I love them both.

DarkAether
Sep 21, 2010, 05:34 AM
They are both a great buy except for the Apple Case attracting a lot of lint, dist and it gets dirty the second you touch it.[quote]

However, it's also easily wiped clean.

The Chinao is everything that Apple Case is except it does not get dirty.

Perhaps that's the case (no pun intended) for the external vinyl surface, but several folks have noted that the inside material on the Chinao gets dirty easily. To me that's worse since it's the inner material/surface that will grind dirt against the Ipad and cause scratching. :eek:

DarkAether
Sep 21, 2010, 05:38 AM
They are both a great buy except for the Apple Case attracting a lot of lint, dist and it gets dirty the second you touch it.

But it's also easily wiped clean.

The Chinao is everything that Apple Case is except it does not get dirty. And you can find it for almost half price (:

I love them both.

Several folks have noted that the felt inside material on the Chinao gets dirty easily. To me that's worse since it's the inner material/surface that will grind dirt against the Ipad and cause scratching. :eek:

Darth Maniac
Sep 21, 2010, 06:20 AM
Several folks have noted that the felt inside material on the Chinao gets dirty easily. To me that's worse since it's the inner material/surface that will grind dirt against the Ipad and cause scratching. :eek:

Yeah thats why I stopped using mine. Its a common problem with a lot of cases really - not sure what this obsession is with fabric linings. Surely smooth leather is unlikely to damage the screen?

nixiemaiden
Sep 24, 2010, 01:24 PM
I ordered the Chinao and i dunno...it is weird. I don't like that the top and bottom don't line up with eachother. I don't like how big the edging seems...it makes it kinda difficult to get to the headphones and volume ports...

And the inside of it does attract everything. Usually when I am done using, I wipe the inside before closing it.

This is the nicest case I have purchased so far though.

Redbull1980
Oct 4, 2010, 08:50 AM
Hi all,

I've been using the Chinao ipad case for a while now and at first i was really happy with it. But in the last few days i'm getting annoyed with the case, because of imperfections. First issue i have is that because the case is made of synthetic leather the corners are starting to break as seen in the image's in the attachments i posted. The second issue is that case doesn't hold the iPad as tight as it should, when used in a daily fashion the iPad move's a little bit to the left everytime you open the case up. This make the volume controle's on the right harder to use. It's not that bad but it's still annoying to me. My friend has apple case which is a dust magnet but the iPad sits in the case perfectly with no wobbly effects while typing whatsoever. The Chinao case is really flimsy standing up horizontal, not like the Apple case it self which is firm and solid. I still love the because the outside isn't a dust magnet but the imperfection and build quality is nothing compared to that of apple it self.

Just my thought on this case.

Greets

jeremy3721
Oct 13, 2010, 11:02 AM
My Chinao has started cracking along the seems. Only had it a couple of months and have used it carefully so I'm disappointed.