Aviiq case works with Smart cover

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    Daremo

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    This looks it could be a winner. I wish the site had more photos, but I love the idea of the aluminum back. And the ability to use your existing Smart cover is a huge plus. $49.99 is steep, especially since I already purchased the leather smart cover, but black leather with the Aviiq in black? hmmmm...

    http://aviiq.com/products/case-stands/smart-case/

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    Nice looking. Not sure I'd want aluminum covering the antenna.
     
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    I saw this earlier and thought it odd that there aren't any pictures of the front showing how much of the bezel is covered.
     
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    It looks like the 3G portion on the top is only plastic, but wasn't the wifi antenna through the Apple logo on the original iPad? Unless they moved it to the top, yeah, this aluminum back could really make that a mess for wifi.
     
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    Nice find, I like the look of it.

    Use promo code: AVIIQLIKE to get 20%, it's from their Facebook page.
     
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    Antenna no longer behind logo

    According to ifixit's teardown, the wifi antenna was moved to the plastic bezel on the front:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/46573/Was+there+an+antennae+in+the+iPad+2
     
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    Daremo

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    Good to know about the antenna, thanks!

    I asked them on their facebook page about front photos, and they claim they are "coming soon." I think it's because all these images are computer created, and they don't have finished product yet. I'm still highly interested in this. So far to me, it's a cool looking case.
     
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    Not a bad solution, but I'll probably wait for the incipio feather instead.
     
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    I was going to try a powis case. But I think I'm going to try this instead
     
  10. rondz, Apr 7, 2011
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    Treasure, I pre-ordered the silver one just now. I was going to get the InCase Magazine Jacket or a cheapy from eBay but this one definitely could be a winner, 30 day money back guarantee, sure why not!? I'm going to see how it works with my AT&T 3G iPad 2 and report my results if no one reports sooner. The ifixit teardown is what sold me, part where they explain that the antenna area is made of plastic not alu.
     
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    very nice - i like it. i wonder if they will ship to the UK!!!
     
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    rondz

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    On the website it says "Intl. Flat Rate Shipping (3-5 Business Days USD $30.00)"
     
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    VERY interested... but I wonder if it will work with the Apple Dock...
    (Still waiting.. VERY patiently....)
     
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    thanks. altho it is very nice and i would love to have one - its too expensive!!!
     
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    They just posted pictures of the front of the case on their Facebook page. They aren't on their website yet.
     
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    Hmmm, on their FB page and all I see is the back. Can you post a link to the page showing the front bezel? Thanks!

    Never mind, found it!! Love the front, doesn't cover the bezel at all, very minimalist~!
     

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