Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad > iPad Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 21, 2011, 09:29 AM   #1
Macdude2010
macrumors 6502a
 
Macdude2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: The Apple Store
iPad 2 Cases

Hello Everyone,

As everyone gets more and more excited for the iPad 2 announcement drawing nearer there is one question that pops up when you get it.
That question is "What Case?"

What iPad cases do you think will come out at the iPad 2 launch?

(I think that most of the Belkin and Griffin iPad 1 cases will be available for iPad 2 at launch due to the fact that they have all the new iPod cases at the iPod launch)

One more question
Do you think we could use the iPad 1 screen protectors with the iPad 2?
__________________
I live life on the chamfered edge.

thinkjacob.com
Macdude2010 is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2011, 09:38 AM   #2
poloponies
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: May 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macdude2010 View Post
One more question
Do you think we could use the iPad 1 screen protectors with the iPad 2?
The one feature almost everyone agrees will be on the next iPad is a FaceTime camera. So unless you're prepared to precisely cut out a hole for a camera it's a safe bet that current-gen screen protectors won't work.

As an aside, neither I nor my wife have ever used a screen protector and we've both had our iPads since launch. If it makes you feel better, buy one, but I don't think it's necessary.
poloponies is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2011, 09:39 AM   #3
deeddawg
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: US
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macdude2010 View Post
Do you think we could use the iPad 1 screen protectors with the iPad 2?
Can you use one? Probably.

Will it be an exact fit or the best solution? Probably not.

http://www.padgadget.com/2011/02/18/...to-video-chat/

For me, this sort of stuff is another reason why I think there's benefit to being patient and letting a new device has some time on market before buying; that allows for accessory makers to catch up, get some price competition going, and allows you to source the items like cases and screen protectors at less than retail cost. Yes, it's only a few bucks, yes it can be difficult to wait if there's a new whiz-bang feature you've been dying to have, but if you're patient and not one who must have the new one right away it's something to consider.

IMHO once you get a couple weeks past launch nobody cares who got theirs the first week.

Last edited by deeddawg; Feb 21, 2011 at 09:45 AM.
deeddawg is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2011, 09:46 AM   #4
chrishemley823
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
When they announce it, Apple will post hardware dimensions on its developer page. Case makers will have time to make it before release.
chrishemley823 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2011, 12:53 PM   #5
NightStorm
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Whitehouse, OH
I'm already planning on picking up a Portenzo case as soon as they have an iPad 2 version available.
__________________
Mac Mini (2.0GHz i7) | 27" Apple TB Display
15" Macbook Pro Retina (2.3GHz i7) | 11" Macbook Air 1.4GHz
AppleTV (x2)| 32GB iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) | 32GB iPhone 5S (x2)
Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4+ (4x2TB)
NightStorm is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2011, 01:58 PM   #6
CuppyCake
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, DC
What are the best sites for iPad accessories?
__________________
________________________
iPod 5th Generation, iPad
CuppyCake is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 28, 2011, 10:28 AM   #7
tndd
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
I'm also looking for the most relevant case for an ipad 2. Do you guys have an idea ?
tndd is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 2011, 01:20 PM   #8
woodekm
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Case makers are probably scrambling about now.

I have a Piel Frama case for my iPad 1 and it is SOooo sweet.

Probably why Ill be keeping her for a little longer, or at least untill some nice leather cases come out for the iPad 2. I hated the stock case when i first got my ipad 1 (nothing else was availiable, early) so I HAD to get it for safety (kind of a waste of $30 beacuse I chucked it once others were availiable).

Have a funny feeling theres no way my old case will fit the slimmer iPad 2 so Ill just have to wait. No biggie. I just knew this was going to happen.
__________________
MBPu 17" - 2.66
iPad Air-n' lovn' it
HTC One MAX
MacMini - 2.0GHz, -Sammy 24in 10728
woodekm is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 3, 2011, 12:15 AM   #9
LevMac
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: QLD, Australia
Hey guys,

Silly question I know, I really don't like the Smart Covers that Apple have made for iPad 2, as much as I hated the original Apple case for iPad 1, at least it still protected everything INCLUDING the aluminium back, where as the new case only protects the front

I wonder if the new iPad 2 will fit the old Apple Case, and yes I know the rear camera won't be functional but at the least you could still use the front camera ?
LevMac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 3, 2011, 12:18 AM   #10
kamalds
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by CuppyCake View Post
What are the best sites for iPad accessories?
I recommend iLounge.com. They have a separate section for iPad accessories.
__________________
Computers: Vaio Z with Sandisk 256GB SSD, ThinkPad X120e, Vaio P, iPad 1st gen.
Phones: Galaxy S4 octa-core version, Lumia 1320, Lumia 630 dual sim variant
kamalds is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2011, 07:44 AM   #11
richardmu
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bristol, UK
Is there a similar case to apple case for ipad 1 available for ipad 2?

I have has the apple case for my ipad from day 1. I quite like it apart from the rather uncomfortable to hold stickout edges. I has protected it from two drops, is functional and relatively cheap. I like a simple product.

The new apple smart cover looks good but I prefer a similar one-piece complete front and back protector very much like the old case, preferably with smooth edges! Anyone seen anything like this?

Last edited by richardmu; Mar 4, 2011 at 07:46 AM. Reason: spelling
richardmu is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2011, 05:36 PM   #12
nharrisn
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
The Scosche looks really good...

http://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/product/2118
nharrisn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2011, 05:45 PM   #13
Higgs1
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Send a message via AIM to Higgs1
Quote:
Originally Posted by NightStorm View Post
I'm already planning on picking up a Portenzo case as soon as they have an iPad 2 version available.
i plan on doing this as well but I'm curious as to what they are going to do about the mic at the top (i assume leave a gap in the wood ala the dock port on the bottom) and the camera on the rear.....and the new speaker setup (which will probably work similarly to last model)

so many questions lol and as of now they are only accepting pre orders for late march shipping and none of the exotics / alanos seem to be available :-/
__________________
2012 11" Air 2.0ghz i7/8GB/512GB AT&T Slate Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Higgs1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2011, 07:08 PM   #14
leeschill
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Im just hoping stock is quicker than the original cases that manufacturers came out with . I'm hearing 1-3 weeks from most. Looking forward to SGP, Griffin, and Marware the most.
__________________
My Specs: 13" Macbook Pro -OWC SSD
Cinema Display
Macrumors users get 10% off- use code: macrumors10 at checkout iPad Air Cases coming soon! iPhone 5 Cases coming soon!
leeschill is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2011, 07:10 PM   #15
tek210
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
For me the iChair is in the lead at this point. Covers many needs and looks good doing it.

I have asked them to let me know when they have the 2 version available.

www.goichair.com
tek210 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2011, 08:10 PM   #16
kfscoll
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
I love my Incase Convertible Book Jacket for my iPad 1...so much so that I plan to wait to get an iPad 2 until the updated Incase Book Jacket is available. Having said that, I'm surprised Incase hasn't said anything about what they're planning for the iPad 2.
__________________
Late '13 nMP (6-core / 512GB SSD / D700 / 32GB RAM) Mid '12 15" 2.7GHz i7 rMBP iPad Air 128GB+AT&T LTE iPhone 5s 64GB iPod classic 160GB iPod nano 7G 16GB
kfscoll is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2011, 09:04 PM   #17
tek210
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by kfscoll View Post
I love my Incase Convertible Book Jacket for my iPad 1...so much so that I plan to wait to get an iPad 2 until the updated Incase Book Jacket is available. Having said that, I'm surprised Incase hasn't said anything about what they're planning for the iPad 2.
I like this one too. I figure there is a decent chance this might be available launch day. If so I am getting this. This with the ichair will cover most scenarios I can think of at this point.
tek210 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2011, 09:29 PM   #18
joltaxt
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Incase is pretty much top of the line when it comes to quality Apple accessories. I'm sure they are going to wait to model with the ACTUAL iPad 2 before they release anything. Imo it says a lot about the company that they hold their standards to such high regard despite other companies already releasing "blind" designs.
joltaxt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2011, 09:34 PM   #19
vincenz
macrumors 601
 
vincenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York
I doubt they'll be any good ones out the first couple months after release. If the iPhone 4 was any indication...
vincenz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2011, 09:36 PM   #20
Jeeves441
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Get the Toblino 2 Napa Leather iPad 2 Case

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFiNxdVW8FI

the toblino 2 napa leather ipad 2 case is a great case, heres a review of it
Jeeves441 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 26, 2011, 02:40 AM   #21
tianshanxuelian
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
I still recommend mine:
Ion factory carbon case:
here
tianshanxuelian is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 26, 2011, 08:33 AM   #22
TheUndertow
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
So many awesome choices.

I should have my DODO Limited Edition soon for review.

Less than a week (3 Business Days) turnaround from order to shipping notice.

Peace of mind not waiting for a Portenzo...priceless.
__________________
.:Think For Yourself...Question Authority:.
TheUndertow is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 26, 2011, 02:09 PM   #23
sandman512
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeeves441 View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFiNxdVW8FI

the toblino 2 napa leather ipad 2 case is a great case, heres a review of it
Jeeves,

I'm narrowing my search for cases down between the switcheasy and the Toblino. Does the Toblino case cover fold nicely so I can use the Ipad for reading my magazines? Wold you happen to have a picture? THANKS!
sandman512 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 2011, 06:56 AM   #24
C0bra K0mmander
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tianshanxuelian View Post
I still recommend mine:
Ion factory carbon case:
here
Image
Can you supply us with pics of ur ipad in that case?
C0bra K0mmander is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 2011, 03:21 PM   #25
steve31
macrumors 6502a
 
steve31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Edmonton Canada
I just got a Peil Frama case for iPad 2. It's costly but nice. Even supports the auto on iPad function.http://www.cases.com/pf531.htm
__________________
1 2009 iMac i7 Quad Core
2 MacBook Air 2011 11.6/i7/4GB/128GB
3 iPad "New" 64 4G
4 Galaxy Note/1.4ghz dual=FAST
steve31 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad > iPad Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roundup: Cases and Accessories for iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 13 Dec 4, 2013 01:08 PM
iPad: Can iPad 4 fit in iPad 2/3 cases? KingArthurVI iPad Accessories 4 Nov 22, 2012 03:44 PM
Is the iPad 4 the same size as the iPad 3, or will new cases need to be made? glitch44 iPad Accessories 4 Oct 26, 2012 06:17 AM
Will ipad 2 smart cases fit the new ipad? The Game 161 iPad 2 Oct 23, 2012 06:42 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC