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Old Jun 17, 2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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Tucano Magico case (pic heavy)

EDIT: works with ipad 3 too

I got my Tucano Magico case today for my ipad 2 from www.tucanousa.com. First impressions after using it today are very good. This back case with the apple smart cover weighs the same as the apple smart cover with the belkin snap shield. The metal plate on the back works very well. The feel of the case is nice and soft. The edges feel nice on the hands when holding it. More impressions later.
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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More pics showing off more of the case.
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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Old Jul 5, 2011, 07:40 AM   #4
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Looks pretty nice! Do you have any issues with the angle of the iPad when you use the smart cover to stand it up (folding the smart cover in the triangle position)?

Thanks for the pics man!
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 10:00 PM   #5
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No issues at all. Works well. This is now my main case for use day to day. I love it. It can be found for under $25 too. I love that it has the metal plate on the back to hold the cover flat against the back. Some guys at work ordered one too. Their belkin snap shields started cracking like mine so the converted to this case too.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 06:53 AM   #6
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How's the speaker output? It looks like a good portion of the speaker holes are covered up.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 06:03 PM   #7
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I haven't noticed a difference but for the heck of it I used a pink noise generator on the ipad 2 (gigtool) and UE SPL app sound meter app on the iphone 4 about 1 foot away from the front center of the ipad 2 (about where your face would be) and did a test.

Result....

-67 db at around half volume with case
-69 db same settings without case

Realize that the SPL app i am sure is not that accurate but I did the test about 4 times and got the same result.
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 05:51 PM   #8
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I have this same case, I think it's great. The plate to hold the cover works great!
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 10:50 AM   #9
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As an update... I am still using this case and even after buying a few different brands for the new ipad 3 (including yoobao executive case) I am now using this old case on the ipad 3. I am ordering a second one though in a different color to change things up a bit since they are not very expensive right now if you google for them.

This case is the perfect case... for me. The only way to improve it would be to make a real leather version of it and I would pay up to $75 for that.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 11:06 AM   #10
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This case isn't listed on the Italian site. It's listed for the iPad 2 on the US site. Has it been updated for the iPad 3?
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 01:38 PM   #11
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As an update... I am still using this case and even after buying a few different brands for the new ipad 3 (including yoobao executive case) I am now using this old case on the ipad 3. I am ordering a second one though in a different color to change things up a bit since they are not very expensive right now if you google for them.

This case is the perfect case... for me. The only way to improve it would be to make a real leather version of it and I would pay up to $75 for that.
I can see why you feel that way. For those who want a back case, the Magico looks awfully nice with its faux leather and multiple color options..

here's hoping that Devicewear will offer leather on their bridgeway!
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 01:40 PM   #12
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As an update... I am still using this case and even after buying a few different brands for the new ipad 3 (including yoobao executive case) I am now using this old case on the ipad 3. I am ordering a second one though in a different color to change things up a bit since they are not very expensive right now if you google for them.

This case is the perfect case... for me. The only way to improve it would be to make a real leather version of it and I would pay up to $75 for that.
Thanks for the recommendation! I'm pretty happy with the Vedo, but have noticed a bit of sag in the long unlipped area the smart cover meshes with. I went ahead and ordered one of these in black eco-leather off Amazon.

Edit: Realizing this is something I should've asked first, how does the camera line up? The hole looks fairly tight on the iPad 2 pictures.

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Old Apr 20, 2012, 08:57 PM   #13
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Edit: Realizing this is something I should've asked first, how does the camera line up? The hole looks fairly tight on the iPad 2 pictures.
The answer is 'pretty well' - I've seen a bit of exposed metal around the camera lens area, but not much more.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:37 AM   #14
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I like how all the corners and edge are covered. This ths the first thing to get smacked upon a droppage!!!

Just me, but I like the locked in smart cover.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 04:04 PM   #15
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The answer is 'pretty well' - I've seen a bit of exposed metal around the camera lens area, but not much more.
Sounds good. I've pretty much never used my iPad camera, but I figure one of these days someone might come out with some AR thing that doesn't suck. It'd be nice if the camera worked.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 04:13 PM   #16
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Sounds good. I've pretty much never used my iPad camera, but I figure one of these days someone might come out with some AR thing that doesn't suck. It'd be nice if the camera worked.
The new iPad camera is decent in reviews. My concern on seeing the Magico is the tight fit and the small lip around the corners and side edges may make it vulnerable to cracks if it takes a bad fall. But that's a concern with a lot of back shells.
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The new iPad camera is decent in reviews. My concern on seeing the Magico is the tight fit and the small lip around the corners and side edges may make it vulnerable to cracks if it takes a bad fall. But that's a concern with a lot of back shells.
Yeah. Having any sort of soft faux leather texture on it should cushion some of that, though.
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Yeah. Having any sort of soft faux leather texture on it should cushion some of that, though.
It's pretty thin. Should be better than the Belkin Snap Shild, though. A tad thicker than that and the XtremeMac Soft Touch SC.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 07:20 AM   #19
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After much indecision, I just ordered the grey version of this case.

Will post some pictures and thoughts on it when I get it next week.
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After much indecision, I just ordered the grey version of this case.

Will post some pictures and thoughts on it when I get it next week.
Still waiting on mine. The company I ordered from on Amazon appears to have sat on shipping a few days longer than promised. Won't out them on here, though, since they did give me reasonable customer service when I called to complain this morning.

At this point, I expect the case next Monday or Tuesday. Will post back when I've received it.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 04:59 PM   #21
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Hmmm...might have to give this one a shot..
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Old May 3, 2012, 02:25 PM   #22
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Just received mine. I like it quite a bit!

Fit on the 3rd gen iPad is pretty good. It does have very slight bowing at the back, which (if you're looking directly for it) hits the Smart Cover cutout, so I don't think will be completely dust-tight. In practice, I don't notice the bowing, at least yet.

The camera, btw, centers well in the case (as does everything else), with maybe a half mm of space around it. There's no vignetting. Speaker is completely covered. The grill doesn't line up exactly with the holes for the speaker, but output volume seems fine regardless. Aside from the camera being tighter, pics above are all accurate.

The case is thinner than I expected. It's pretty comparable to other plastic back shells--probably a little thicker than the Feather, but around the same as the Belkin Snap Shield.

The plastic seems a little softer overall than, say, the Snap Shield, which I think will keep it from cracking quite as easily. It is very easy to crease with a fingernail, though, so I'm a little concerned about scratching being obvious over time. Fingernail creases do eventually come out, so maybe it'll self-heal OK.

Nobody will mistake this for leather, btw. The slightly irregular texture is nice for hiding fingerprints just a little, and does look nice enough, but it doesn't show much grain (fake or otherwise).

Main con is slightly rough edges on the right (non-hinge) side, where I think it mold-released. I've been able to smooth them down some with a fingernail--which is where I discovered that the case creases easily.

Also, the back magnet that retains the Smart Cover in book mode seems slightly weaker than the ones on the Vedo and Snap Shield. It works, but it's a little easier to peel the cover away, whether intentionally or accidentally.

Overall, I like this better than the Vedo. It's lighter and thinner, and looks at least as elegant if not a little more. It's also nice to have my clicky volume keys back! I will miss seeing the beloved Apple logo, and it'll be interesting to see how the case holds up over time re: scratches, but I think I'll be sticking with this one.
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It is very easy to crease with a fingernail, though, so I'm a little concerned about scratching being obvious over time. Fingernail creases do eventually come out, so maybe it'll self-heal OK.
Took it to work with me, and when I pulled it out of my bag it had several creases/indentations in the back of the case where my camera case had snugged up next to it. They're ever-so-slowly disappearing, and I think won't be permanent, but there's no question this will pick up impressions if you put it on something that pokes it even a little.
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I have their Second Skin for my MBP and every now and then I will see a crease in the sleeve or black mark. Then like a few days later its gone. Good to know that it does that for the Magico too.

I'm now leaning toward the Tucano Bordo. It has a clear back. And one of the colors matches my TImbuk2 sleeve.

thanks for the review
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I have their Second Skin for my MBP and every now and then I will see a crease in the sleeve or black mark. Then like a few days later its gone. Good to know that it does that for the Magico too.

I'm now leaning toward the Tucano Bordo. It has a clear back. And one of the colors matches my TImbuk2 sleeve.

thanks for the review
I was encouraged to hear this--then I found the mysterious gouge in my case with "leather" flaking off (bright white material beneath, too :/)

Swear to god the case hasn't been banged around. Normal usage seems to have produced a handful of dents and one blemish already.

This is a nice case in most respects, but I think it might be more fragile than just the naked iPad!
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