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Old May 24, 2011, 04:18 AM   #1
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Redesigned Marware MicroShell

I just received the Marware MicroShell and I have to say that I think it's great. We're a bit limited for choice in the UK at the moment, but this is definitely the best case that works with the Smart Cover that I've found so far.

It looks like it's been redesigned since its original incarnation. There are no ridges on the back like the original version.

The cover is very thin and barely adds any bulk. I understand from reading a few reviews on the original version that it was quite difficult to get on and off. This problem has definitely been resolved with this version. It snaps on easily & is also easy to remove.

The cut-outs are great and don't leave too much of the aluminium back on show. The Smart Cover fits nicely and you can still remove it easily. The sleep/wake function works without a problem. All in all, it's a very good case that works well with the Smart Cover. My only criticism is that, although the black case claims to be black, it's actually a dark grey. I'd call it graphite.

Sorry the photos aren't that great, they were taken in a bit of a rush.






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Old May 24, 2011, 05:07 AM   #2
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I have to say I like the looks this compared to my incipio smart feather. What's the price?
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Old May 24, 2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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19.99/$39.99. It's actually a bit cheaper in the UK than it is in the States, which is unusual.

I was waiting for the Smart Feather, but I was put off by the amount of the back exposed at the bottom & by the fact that you can't easily remove the Smart Cover once it's on.
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Old May 24, 2011, 02:50 PM   #4
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Wow, that was fast!
and it is ok when you fold the front cover over to the back, no hibernation problems?

Well, at least they learn from their mistakes and correct them quickly!

I am surprised they eliminated the ridges on the back, I thought they were somewhat useful in terms of gripping and holding the ipad.

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Old May 24, 2011, 03:15 PM   #5
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Wow, that was fast!
and it is ok when you fold the front cover over to the back, no hibernation problems?

Well, at least they learn from their mistakes and correct them quickly!

I am surprised they eliminated the ridges on the back, I thought they were somewhat useful in terms of gripping and holding the ipad.
No problems at all when you fold the cover back.

I'm glad they got rid of the ridges to be honest, I much prefer the smooth back.
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Old May 24, 2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Looks nice, but not for $40... I wonder how difficult it will be to get the new version through a third party retailer?
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Old May 25, 2011, 01:25 AM   #7
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Hey, gleemobile.com
leave us a link to the product when you come and drop these great prices on us.

Takes time to do all this goggling and navigation!

We want our cases NOW!

cheers.
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Old May 25, 2011, 06:48 AM   #8
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Wow, that was fast!
and it is ok when you fold the front cover over to the back, no hibernation problems?

Well, at least they learn from their mistakes and correct them quickly!

I am surprised they eliminated the ridges on the back, I thought they were somewhat useful in terms of gripping and holding the ipad.
I like the ridges as well.
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Old May 25, 2011, 08:00 AM   #9
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Where in the UK did you buy this from?

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