Fender iPad2 Bumper at Quirky

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by dbarron, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm surprised there hasn't been a post about this product being discussed over at Quirky. It has made it through the idea and comments stages and is now in pre-sale. Looks very functional and keeps a minimalist approach. Nice price, too!

    http://www.quirky.com/products/114-iPad-2-Accessories

    (Sorry, I couldn't insert a picture. If someone can grab one and paste it in, it would be appreciated.) Here's the description.

    Fender, a clear plastic bumper that protects your iPad 2’s sides and corners, without encasing the entire unit. Fender complements and is fully functional with the Apple Smart Cover, for times when you also need front coverage.

    Features:
    - Made of clear frosted ABS plastic with grey rubber corners and a thin grey rubber border on the back.
    - Snaps in place to fit the iPad 2.
    - Rubber corners protect from bumps and falls, while a rubber border grips tabletops.
    - Fully functional with the Apple Smart Cover.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I had not seen this before. Very interesting. I really like the minimalist approach.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    same... this is great
     
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    BlindMellon

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    this is actually the coolest cover i've seen. have to order this one.

    [​IMG]
     
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    clyde2801

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    And if only 890 more people order it, it'll be made! Huzzah!

    I really hope they do, this is a cool looking case.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    The problem with that site is that it usually takes forever to get something made and delivered.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Looks really nice!
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I did preorder and cant wait till the number reach 1000 so it starts shipping !
     
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    Blorzoga

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    It also takes forever for their video to load.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    It looks nice but how long will you have to wait prior to going into production though.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    It's hosted on youtube, so if it takes forever to load, it's your internet connection.
     
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  13. macrumors regular

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    Just need to add a metal plate on the back so that the smart cover holds to the back of the ipad when flipped flat against the back of the ipad and then I would order one too. I hate it when the smart cover folds over your hand when holding the ipad.
     
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    I really hope that this product makes it to release and that the build quality is good! I want to buy 2 of them! :)
     
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    kalsta

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    They had the chance to address the biggest annoyance for me with the iPad 2, and that is the pointy edges, but based on those product shots it would appear they designed the edges of the case to be just as sharp. I don't understand that. Am I the only one who finds the pointy edges uncomfortable after a while?
     
  16. PacMookBro, May 31, 2011
    Last edited: May 31, 2011

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    not good enough...

    In my humble opinion, the corners where Smart Cover meets seem pointy and still get dents when hit at the right place at right force. It does seem to provide a bit more protection than film protection but that is basically all. Yet another hyped-up iPad accessory. Not worth the price. For the best protection spend a bit more and get folio-style cover like Maroo or Sena.

    How about some stress tests on the product? Try dropping it at some angles?

    What do you think?
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Any updates on this product? I bought a Portenzo case for my iPad and initially loved it because it looked so sleek and cool but now I just find it bulky and heavy. It may be nice to take into meetings but I take my MBA13" everywhere now and use my iPad mainly for reading and movies.

    I really liked this Fender approach though. I have a screen protector on the back of mine from BSE and am hoping the fender fits over top of that.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Fender by quirky

    The fender is now shipping from Quirky ! Seems a very good product, first users said !... now I'm confirming my order to receive it.
    ps : design has been modified through production and you can check it on product page : http://www.quirky.com/products/114-Fender-iPad-Bumper
     
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    sorry - don't want "a little naked"

    sliding in and out of my timbuk2 bag will scratch the back...
     
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    Dhelsdon

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    it's a bit bare for my taste.. If the backside was completely covered, I'd be all for it!
     
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    MrRon

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    looks like it left the back unprotected... :confused:

    easily got scratched
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    I received mine yesterday and I'm totally unsatisfied because when I did the presale I was # 98 so the product was looking great, but later on they modify it and left the back unprotected and just cover the corners so I had to call them and request returning label !
     
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    DIMEZ

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    what happened to this....i was very interested in buying one?
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know where i can buy this case??
    PLease reply
    Thanks
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    You can get it from their online sit, but trust me they changed the design completely, when I did the pre order I was so motivated for it however when I got mine I was so disappointed due to the cheap material did they use so I had to return it.

    Anyhow it's your call if you like go head and buy it !
     

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