AYL carbon fiber case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bigstar81, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Any thoughts on the AYL carbon fiber case. I saw it on Amazon, like the viewing angles and tying postion.
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    Just ordered one. I WAS waiting for the Yoobao Magic for the iPad 2 but I prefer carbon fiber anyway. It ships on 4/5...
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    This case looks pretty interesting. Please post your thoughts on it once you receive it!
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Will do! I don't have my iPad 2 yet (still using my iPad 1)...I'm waiting for them to sort out the quality control issues evident with this current batch...but I will post my thoughts on this product when I get it...
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I'm intrigued by this case. Anyone have any pics of their iPad in it?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Getting one today
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Go it today.
    Quick comments.

    Less bulk than the Targus Vuscape with several additional viewing positions. There are 2 positions for typing and 4 landscape modes. Can be held folded over like a book.

    The inside that is against the screen is soft material like microfiber. Stitching is black and looks great.

    This is really a 6 n 1 case. There are no magnets for auto on/off(that's the only missing thing and a very small one IMHO, as I think you can get thin magnet and fix it to the case.

    The only true negative is the tab to close the case "clips" sort of tight and I guess this could wear the side "paint" over time. Who knows?

    The case is light with a thin form factor, it's thinner than the Targus.

    I think this case is fantastic and is one the best ones available if you like this style. Open and exposed look.

    The more I typed the more detailed this became.

    Ok, I will be back later after couple of days to add to this review.
     
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    Btw AYL shipped the next day my order USPS Priority. I ordered April 5 from Cal. Shipped on the 6th and got it today.

    Service was great

    They say it is carbon fiber but not sure what part. No bad smell and looks to be a faux leather
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    Received mine the other day. Definitely no smell.

    Despite the fact that some poster on another thread claims that this is a Yoobao, the fact remains that there is NO smell like the Yoobaos.

    Highly recommended. A+++
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    I am going to show couple Targus pics and then this case with mutiple positions.
     

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    more pics
     

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    more pics with the 2 typing angles
     

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  13. macrumors 6502

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    show me a more verstaile case. all positions seem stable, obvious the most vertical landscape position could tip if you bump it hard.

    I realize it is not an otterbox for protection but it has a slim form factor and looks nice. I have not used it alot yet since I have had for 1 day.

    But in comparison to the Targus Vuscape and Elan Folio slim its a homerun!
     
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    Does the front cover fold over easily- so that you can hold like a book/magazine etc?
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    that's the one pic I forgot. yes. works perfect like a book folded over.
     
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    nice, but nothing about that is carbon fiber or even a carbon fiber look...this is carbon fiber look from xgear (ipad1):
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  17. macrumors 6502

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    Look I know the carbon fiber claim is AYL's not mine. for $40 shipped USPS priority I could find nothing comparable.

    Does your case have all the viewing positions? I bought this figuring it was imitation leather by the looks.
     
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    I like your case....yes xgear has all positions but is for ipad 1
    Just a comment for anyone that AYL is a bit off on their CF claim
     
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    Its a good point. I think it is the best case out there for viewing positions. Quality seems equal to the Targus. The stitching is black so it blends in and does not stand out like the targus
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Loving the AYL case!

    Is this case also sturdy on your lap, when using the viewing angles? Or is it just best used on a flat even surface? I always wonder and never see that in any reviews with this particular design.
     
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    the only angle not stable in my lab with quick testing is the least steep groove.(4th pic in post #11). Grooves 2-4(progressivley steeper or more straight seem fine). both typing positions seem good.

    If you were to do alot of moving it may not be as stable in some cases.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. The lowest position is about 45 degress right? Thats the one i wanted to be stable ;-) I figure when im laying on the couch, that position is most comfortable for browsing/bit of gaming.

    I know i can go for a case like the Zoogue which would be perfect. But i want a case that has minimal bezel coverage..
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    wait. if laying down on a couch is different than siting in my uneven lap. BTW if you remove it from that slot and let fall to the typing position is close.

    ok for you I tried laying down on our couch that has a chaise lounge. the first groove was not stable but second seemed fine and a better position for viewing than the first groove.

    It might not fit your needs sorry. Good Luck
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Thats what i mean exactly....im currently laying on couch with chaise lounge ;-) I really need a good angle, otherwise not so ergonomic for the neck.

    The 2nd notch, that still good for typing and gaming? Or do i just need to search further for the perfect case...

    I need suggestions for a case with minimal bezel coverage! I get my iPad 2 next week..
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    IMHO opinion, the typing postion would be the best, seems like a nice angle. I have to admit I never use the Ipad the way you want. even in our chaise lounge I guess I sit more upright and I think either typing position or 2nd notch would do well.

    I wish I could let you see it first hand, to make sure.
     

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