Are there any cases/screen protectors that are shipping RIGHT NOW?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by firteen888, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey All,

    I've been browsing the accessory thread and there are some nice looking products there, but they all seem to be for pre-order only. I'd really like to have a case and a screen protector ready for when I pick up my ipad on April 3rd. is there anything available that's shipping now?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Waterfield Designs (sfbags.com) has a number of cases for preorder but I just got an email from them saying that the Ultimate Sleeve Case for iPad will ship on March 31 via Priority Mail for delivery well in time for the iPad!!!!

    Check out that case -- very protective and nice looking too. I love Waterfield anyway!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    that does look like a really nice case, and pretty much what I was looking for. Does waterfield generally make good cases? I'm not familiar with them and $75 (with shoulder strap) for a case seems a bit steep. if they're known for high quality cases i'll take my chance
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    There are plenty of 7" netbook cases out. These are pretty much the same a iPad cases except for the extra "iPad tax." $9 vs. $25. I'm there.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a sleeve from them for my MacBook Air, plus a Vertigo bag, plus a Muzetto bag, plus a Kindle sleeve, various small accessory pouches, and also they have a fantastic wallet too! I LOVE Waterfield products -- smart design, quality construction, and great protection -- totally top-notch and they look great too! Plus made locally in San Francisco, plus fantastic customer service, fast and cheap shipping -- I could go on and on.

    They are a great company and you will be very pleased with whatever you order from them!
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info guys. I just can't decide if I want a case that stays on the ipad 100% of the time or if I just want a case for travel. Which route do you guys plan on taking?

    Also, are there any screen protectors shipping yet? I'd like to put one on right away if possible.
     
  7. Guest

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    How about apple? :D
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Apple case won't be out by launch
     
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    wingnut8

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    not shipping till mid april.
     
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    Icaras

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    What about Power Support? Does anyone know if they will be producing their screen protector for the ipad?
     
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    AJsAWiz

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    I'm doing both. I ordered and received one of those gel sleeves (that covers the back and sides of the iPad) AND I made/crocheted a case with a handle and outside pocket to carry it. The iPad will fit in my custom made case with the gel sleeve on. ;)

    I'm not doing the screen protector . . . must be a good reason Apple pulled them :(
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    There's only two reason I can think of.

    1. they don't want people thinking the screen scratches easily

    2. They want the screens to scratch easier so users buy newer generation ipads

    Either way, it can't hurt to throw a screen protector on there. Even if it's just for peace of mind. The one I have on my iphone is great for finger print reduction....I just forget who makes it :(
     
  13. macrumors member

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    www.booqbags.com is currently shipping out cases.

    I ordered mine yesterday, its preparing to ship today.
     
  14. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not very impressed with those booqbag bags
     
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    SchneiderMan

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    Those guys are pretty full of themselves, i sent them an email a few weeks ago asking about that and never got a reply. Actually i never get a reply from them when i ask something.
     
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    :confused:
    My order says "Ships: By April 3RD"

    Am I missing something?
     
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    It depends on when you ordered, they probably do not have any more in stock right now.
     
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    bigdog5142

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    Really? I'm fairly impressed. :) They look well made and fit the style well, IMO. To each their own, I guess.
     
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    Icaras

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    Really? That's a shame. Great product (IMO), but bad service kills :(
     
  20. macrumors member

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    I agree bigdog, the sleeve seems more than adequate. I am not sure I would buy an actual bag from them, especially after seeing some of the prices.
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Casecrown

    I bought a zippered iPad case called Casecrown from Amazon, I received it about a week ago. They seemed to have several available.
     
  22. macrumors 68000

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    I posted this is the "Accessories" thread, but figured I should post it here too. One of the instock iLuv accessories is the mirror screen shield.

    http://www.i-luv.com/product_detail.asp?idx=1493&keyword=Mirror%20Type%20Protective%20Film&category_cd=t41&cat_lev=1

    A little pricey if you ask me, considering you will be able to get full body protection from Zagg or Phantomskinz for only a little bit more.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    I bought a cheap ($5 shipped) sleeve from ebay. That should hold me over a month or so until all the better quality sleeves start shipping.
     
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    I ordered the black sleeve from them. It will be here next Tuesday. I'll post some pics when I get it. I like the bags, and would consider one if I didn't have plenty of bags already. I've got a Swiss Army business system on rollers for my MBP and major files, books, etc. A Swiss Army backpack that can take my MBP and books, but will probably use it now for iPad and books and then a satchel type leather bag for a the iPad and a book or two. Nice to be able to go with a lot of stuff, a medium amount of stuff or go light. :) So...a sleeve seems to fit the bill the best for me. Really considering Apple case, but wanted SOMETHING on day one. Don't like the idea of carrying the iPad around without anything on it.
     
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    nomad01

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    I've emailed them twice to ask them with no reply whatsoever.

    Pretty poor customer service.
     

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