Cygnett Cases are defective

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by DizzyV6P, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    After trying out this case for a few weeks, it was returned this past weekend.

    I had the Cygnett Windsor leather version of this case and this past weekend I noticed when I removed my iPad2 from the case, there were little indentations on the Zagg Invisibleshield cover around the edges.

    I ran my fingers along the back of the case that covers the bezels and found a lot of bumps where the seams were knotted, but not flush. Basically, poor quality control on Cygnett's part. I could imagine these scratching an unprotected iPad2 screen if one wasn't careful. One bump was actually a bit sharp!

    I opened a few other boxes in the store to check the seams and all the versions of this case had the same problem. So for those thinking about this case, beware! Check the bezel cover seams underneath to make sure they are smooth.

    I gave up on this case and got the Targus Versavu 360 instead. The tag on the box at Micro Center says $59.99, but it rang up as $47.99 so I guess there's a sale on this particular case. I'll post up my thoughts on the Targus case once I've had some time playing with it.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    Thanks for the tip, I will have to check mine to see if it has the same issue.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    Just checked my lavish earth case and my wife's glam case and no issue, it's totally smooth.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    Checked my Windsor case and no such issue. Perhaps yours was an early build?

    BTW. I notice on Cygnett's web site they have an option for a free conversion kit to upgrade their cases to "Smart Cover" status (ie automatically wake/sleep the iPad2 when opened/closed). I've just applied for this.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2009
  6. macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    Hi, I am looking to buy Cygnett Windsor. Does it have hole for back camera?
    Can it be foldable backwards in order to hold the iPad in one hand to read books. It is pity to read that good looking case has defects. Is there any good case like Windsor in the market?

    Thanks in advance!:)
  7. macrumors member


    Nov 25, 2009
    Microcenter has the revised versions in store with sleep/wake installed. When the cover is folded back like a book it puts my iPad to sleep. Not a huge concern for some but to me it is and will be returning. FYI
  8. macrumors member


    Nov 25, 2009
    Yes and yes.
  9. macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Have you received the conversion kit yet. If so what is it like, ie looks and does it work? Thanks

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