Incipio NGP Matte case for iPad 2 now available to order!

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    nice find, actually considering getting this case now rather than waiting for speck
     
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    Just ordered one. I really enjoy the one I have on my iphone 4. Getting the translucent mercury to match.

    If anyone decides to order direct from incipio, use coupon code "FBFAN2011" for a $5.25 discount.
     
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    I just ordered one of these with the coupon code. I thought I was going to just wait for the smart cover compatible feather case but I can't decide if I want this case or the feather. I only really use the smart cover as a typing stand and the sleep wake thing is nice but is it really necessary? And the NGP seems like it will provide much better overall protection. I could always try cutting the ngp to fit the smart cover like I did with my cheap TPU case but I might be more hesitant to do that with a $25 case. anyways, I hope if I don't Ike it they might be willing to let me exchange it for the feather. Does anybody know if Incipio has a decent return policy?
     
  5. meihcydna, Apr 6, 2011
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    Just got mines today, overall it's a nice case with a nice feel to it. But the buttons on the casing don't align up correctly to the volume and power buttons making it very stiff to press. I've already contacted Incipio about this and hope they fix it.
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    Thanks for the pictures, I should be receiving mine tomorrow. It sucks about the buttons alignment though, let us know if Incipio answers you back.
     
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    So this case doesn't work with the smart cover then?
     
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    most likely not, due to the thickness. I've seen other users with TPU cases that had to cut the side out for the smart cover.
     
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    Got my turquoise one today too. Fits great! Yes, buttons on volume rockers kinda stiff but should loosen over time. Also little saggy around dock port area but don't anticpate this being a problem since I won't be pulling it in and out of my pocket like my iPhone. Sleep/wake button very responsive. Love the see thru look of the back. Will post pics soon.
     
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    I also got the Turquoise model and am happy to report that while the button housing on the volume rocker might be a millimeter off or so, it works just fine. If I hadn't read this thread, I wouldn't have noticed anything.

    Love the look of the turquoise ngp case on the white iPad 2, btw. Brings to mind the color scheme of the original iMacs!
     
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    I ordered the turquoise as well. I ordered on Friday but they didn't ship until Tuesday despite sending the shipment notification on Monday (USPS) so it looks like I won't get it tomorrow unless Im really lucky...

    Can somebody post pics of the turquoise? I'd love to see! Also how is the transparency? I thought it was cool that these cases were partially transparent.

    Also how are the screen protectors? Pretty standard I am guessing.

    I think I am returning my smart cover when I get my case. I took it off today and I actually like using the iPad much more without it flapping around while I'm reading. I thought about cutting my NGP to fit it but now I think I'll just use it as is.

    Also with my smart cover I managed to get two micro scratches. I can't see them unless I really look hard and shine the light just right but still, they are there. They are most likely to dust or sand particles that got onto the microfiber part of the smart cover which sticks outward when in stand mode. I think I'm going to instal the Incipio screen protector as soon as I get it.
     
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    Will it fit with the dock?
     
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    I doubt it.
     
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    Here are a couple of pics, but they don't really do the color and translucency justice. Never realized how hard it was to take a picture of an iPad. :)

    As for the protectors, they're basic, the same ones included with the Incipio Feather iPad 2 model, shown in this review:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3IAB-mn4yk

    I'm not going to bother installing them, since Power Support Crystal for iPad 2 ships tomorrow. Does anyone know how well the NGP case will work with PS Crystal screen film? Hopefully it will be seamless and the case won't knock off the film.
     

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    j-a-x

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    I like how little this case seems to stick out of the front of the iPad. The thing I like least about ym $1.50 Chinese TPU case is how much of the front bezel it covers WMD how high up above the screen I is.

    Is there wt least somewhat of a lip though that prevents the screen from scripting if it is face down?
     
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    yeah the lip is pretty high up compared to the chinese tpu cases. but the downfall is that i've come across that the edges just slip off the ipad too easily. it doesn't "hug" the sides tightly enough.
     
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    Mine seems to hug just tightly enough, any tighter and I was told the power support crystal film could have bubbled up on the edges. Got that installed today and I can confirm it works fine with the NGP case.

    There is a good lip above the bezel with the NGP that would stop the screen from hitting a flat surface in a face-down fall, but just barely. Maybe 3mm thick.
     
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    Is the Power Support film really any better than other screen protectors? I was thinking of just starting off with the Incipio one before I get anything too fancy. I'm loking forward to having my iPad well protected and Smart Cover free.

    It looks like mine won't arrive today, the last time the shipping status updated it was on the 5th in Anaheim CA. Maybe tomorrow if I'm lucky.
     
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    If you install the ones included with the Incipio cases, install the clear one. When I ordered my feather frost I installed the clear and it was great, the only problem is that I had some dust in between the screen and the protector and trying to fix it, I made it worst. I installed the anti glare, but the quality is not that good, it has like a rainbow effect and it kills the brightness of the screen.

    I'm still waiting for my NGP to be delivered, but I guess I will get it tomorrow. As soon as I get it, I will be installing the clear screen protector.
     
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    If you're not going to use the matte screen protector, a good idea might be to install the matte first, then remove it and immediately install the clear. That way any dust that would have been stock will end up on the one you don't want. Think of it as cleaning your screen.

    I hate installing those things but I hear that if you get a dust/bubble you can use a piece of scotch tape to remove the dust . I haven't tried that before but I might when I get my case.

    I hope I'll get my case tomorrow too.
     
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    Best way to put on a screen protector without dust is to have your shower running on the very hottest setting and let it run for 5-10 minutes allowing steam to run throughout the bathroom. Make sure your iPad screen is clean of dust (use microfiber cloth and air duster) and enter the bathroom. The steam makes the dust in the bathroom heavy so it falls, allowing you to somewhat work in a dust free environment. I've always done this method for the past few years for putting on screen protectors, works best for me. And yes use tape to remove dust that's under the screen protector, try not to get your fingerprints on it though.
     
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    Thanks for the screen protector tips.
    Mine is in Houston now so it'll most likely be delivered today. I'll post some photos when I get it!
     
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    Got my Incipio NGP Translucent Mercury today and I love it! It matches my NGP for my iPhone 4 :D

    Installed the clear screen protector with no problems thanks to meihcydna's tip. Got a little dust specks under but took care of them with scotch tape.
     
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    I got mine too! And I also got the screen protector on without too much trouble using the humid bathroom technique!

    Here are some photos taken with my iPhone. I can take some with my better camera later if anybody wants.
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  25. macrumors regular

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    anyone see streaking on the clear screen protector from incipio? you can see it under a certain angle of light reflection.. sort of annoys me :(

    ALSO

    incipio emailed me back regarding the misalignment of the NGP case. they said they sent my concerns to the product development team and will keep me posted on the revision.
     

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