Grove case?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Anyone preordered a Grove case?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I did....but I'm trying to pretend I didn't because the wait period is so long.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Debating cases

    I am debating which case to buy for my iPad 2. I like the looks and functionality of portenzo, treegloo, grove (and love Vaja but $$$). I like the way Grove has improved on the smart cover (uses leather side instead of liner side to hold case up so liner stays clean; wraps attachment area so as not to scratch ipad). But on Grove fb site, I saw a number of pictures of grove iphone cases in which the wood had split/cracked, often soon after arrival. This has me thinking that the ipad case may do the same.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Recieved an email from them today, they are opening their online stores from 18th this month, where everyone who had pre-ordered the case can customize their designs and they will start shipping on may 2nd, i am waiting for these cases desperately, they are truly unique in their own class. A true work of art.
     
  5. Mr. Biggles, Apr 17, 2011
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    Got my email two days ago. Look forward to ordering with a custom cover tomorrow. Also happy they are honoring the early pre-orders at the 'old' price.

    I really like the looks of the iPad case design, withe some reservations about the headphone port opening.


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  6. macrumors 6502

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    Available to order now for those interested. Not everyones cup-o-tea I'm sure, but to each their own.

    They say the case is only .55" thick and weighs in at 7 oz.
     
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    Just placed my order a few minutes ago. Really wanted a design on the cover but couldn't justify the price.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I know it's laser etched, but I agree, an extra $30 is a lot....but I spent it anyway to get it the way I wanted.
     
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    yah that looks ridiculously small.
     
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    Ordered mine a few days ago, and I'm very happy with my decision.

    Tan leather cover, amber bamboo case.

    I really debated going for some sort of design, but in the end I decided the plain was for me. I like the clean look.

    Beautiful, elegant, and functional. I can't wait until it arrives!

    Sean
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    I've ordered the same color combination - also without a design. We should get a better idea on May 2nd when to expect them. I think I had to be one of the first to pre-order and subsequently order so hopefully will be among the first shipments.

    The mention of the number of iphone cases breaking does worry me a bit. I would think the bamboo surrounding the ipad would be thicker and hopefully more crack resistant but still... They do seem to have great customer service though and seem to be quick to send out replacements.

    In any event I plan to post a review video once it arrives.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    I should have a custom art series on order by next week...just getting the last few details squared away with Team Grove.

    Loving my DODO Limited Edition but you know what they say about iPad cases...once you get one, you can't stop.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Hands-down, Grove makes the best iPad case I've seen yet. However, are these going to ship in any reasonable amount of time. I love the idea of small companies, and things being handmade, but are we talking about weeks, months, or what? What does the site mean when they say that they are going to post shipping times on May 2nd. I want the Tree case so badly...
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    May 2 they say they will provide estimated shipping dates based on the day you ordered.

    I pre-ordered mine on 3/19 so I hope I'm in the first group.
     
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    About 8-10 weeks if you didn't preorder.

    Yes, they take a long time to make!

    Personally, I'm very excited to be able to get something this nice.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    You can see which group you're in and what the ship by date is by going to Grove's site at

    http://www.grovemade.com/pages/ipad2preorder

    You will need your pre-order discount key to decipher the date.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    I see I'm in the group that should expect a June delivery date. I know it's hand made and all, but three months lead time from order time to completion is a bit much.

    Have to give serious consideration about cancelling this order.
     
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    Grove iPad2 Cover without the Bamboo Case?

    Quick question: I notice that Grove sells the leather cover without the bamboo case as well.

    Has anyone seen or tried it just with the cover? Does it work (hinged to the side of the iPad2) like the Apple SmartCover?

    I like the cover (only) but do not like how the Apple covers look and feel. This one appears great though. I'd appreciate any help/guidance you may have.

    Thanks!!!
     
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    Yes, I also pre-ordered, and mine isn't coming until end of July. They had some machine breakdowns that slowed them down. This was well-communicated, so they handled the situation very well.

    Of course, by now my iPad has front and back film, and I bought a Saddleback leather sleeve to keep it around in (which is great, BTW).

    So, I'm not sure I really need the grove anymore. I probably won't cancel, but there are definitely folks who will. Not out of malice, but just because in the interim they found other solutions.

    Sean
     
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    How could anyone want this case? I really mean no disrespect, but that thing looks like my 6th grader made it in wood shop. That is an atrocious design...but to each his own, I guess.
     
  21. macrumors 68040

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    If your 6th grader can make one of as high a quality as that, including the etched front leather cover and you can sell it from the same price or less I would gladly by one from you. No disrespect but I very much doubt that is possible. Considering how many companies offer similar cases and how many people buy them is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship of these products. I've ordered one of these my self although primarily for the leather smart cover but I am looking forward to it when I eventually get it.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    I received mine about a week and a half ago. Really like the unique look, pretty lightweight. But it slipped of the bottom shelf of my nightstand about 12" and broke. I'm pretty careful with my devices so this fall was a fluke, but I'm pretty disappointed that it splintered into pieces so easily. Now it's worthless. Now looking for something a little more durable for the off chance I do that again.

    So basically it's a cool case but it's not all that durable.

    Z
     
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    I've decided to order one of these primarily for the leather smart cover. Since the case with the smart cover only costs $30 more and as it doesn't seem to add a lot of bulk or weight I've ordered that as opposed to just the cover.
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    I dont have not yet. But i think I will buyit :)
     

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