New Grove made case just in

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by gmaines, Jun 28, 2011.

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    I just rceived my Grove made case with the leather smart cover. they did a great job on it. I really like it and the iPad fits nice and snug.
     

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    That looks great. The detail is amazing and it almost looks 3D. I ordered one a couple of weeks ago and have to wait until early August to get mine. I went with one of the stock designs as opposed to custom as I couldn't think of what design to put on it. I may get another cover with a custom design.

    Out of interest what is the quality of the leather and the workmanship ?

    You might want to post a comment and that picture on their Facebook page.


    :)
     
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    The custom design only added 2 weeks to my order. The leather is very nice and the laser work is some of the best I have seen...I also posted a picture on their facebook page. They had really great customer service... I ordered it on April 18th and just got it.
     
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    Thanks. That's good to know. I look forward to getting mine.
     
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    Very cool custom cover. My Tree of Life cover seems so ordinary in comparison.
     
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    Can we get some pics of hoe the case actually fits?
     
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    Got mine today...

    The good:

    --Wood finish is great. No rough or sharp edges. Nice color (I got the amber)
    --Holds the iPad secure... No worries of it popping out.
    --Cover fits the case nicely.
    --Quality materials, and smells great!

    The opportunities:

    --Some holes are not lined up well. For a $99 case purpose built, I expected a little more in way of precision. Camera hole doesn't line up. Mic port doesn't line up. Both still fully functional, but mic port limits options to Apple sized jacks due to misalignment.
    --On first install, the power button was stiking due to lack of clearance, but shifting the iPad in the case fixed it.
    --Leather quality is good, but mine didn't arrive looking new. It has scuffs and one slight cut on the finished surface. Not that it won't be that way in a week or two of use, but given my case was delayed 3 weeks due to "leather quality," I had expected near perfection.
    --Speaking of delays, prior to the 3 week leather delay, I had a 2 week delay due to machine issue. I waited nearly three months for this case. Mine was not engraved.
    --Case arrived dirty... Well the cover did. Suede side had grit on it enough to scratch the glass (I got it off before install). Leather side had misc dirt on it.

    The company has a great product. I believe with some refinement and stocking some parts for quicker shipment they have a winner.
     
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    Nice review. I'm looking forward to mine. I'm a bit concerned about the issues you mentioned and hopefully I don't have to experience at least some if not all of them. I'm most looking forward to the leather cover but also to the case as well as it's something different from the norm.

    As a side note I would suggest you send them an email with your thoughts/concerns and/or post them on their Facebook page. Giving feedback is always good and they seem like a company that listens to feedback.
     
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    I am sorry you had problems with your order. Mine came early and in perfect condition. I love it.
     
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    Yeah, I plan to give them the feedback as well. I am overall happy... Just had higher expectations given the wait and the price. Sorry, didn't mean to give the impression I wasn't happy.

    One more observation. The leather should wrap around the hinge instead of stopping at the edge of the case. Would make for a nicer finish and maybe prevent some of the cover sliding. Seems flimsy as is. Afraid I will damage it.
     
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    Mine broke in the first week. Just be careful not to knock it around too much. It pretty much can't handle a drop from any distance at all. Mine fell from about a foot and broke apart.

    Z
     
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    Would you please provide a link to this store? Thanks. I would be interested in ordering one.
     
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    Bear in mind there is a fairly long wait to get one as they are still trying to fulfil pre-orders and existing orders. I placed my order in mid June and expect it to ship early next month around the 12th.
     
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    It took me almost 3 months to get mine, but I knew it would be that long, I was not in a hurry and to me...it was well worth the wait....It brought back some great memories, and it is also a work of art...
     
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    FYI, I got an email response from Grove on the cover not working in typing position. The are redesigning it to address the issue and sounds like they will do replacements for those who have had the issue
     
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    That's good to know. Hopefully the one they send me next. Onto will be the revised version or I will get a replacement at a later date.
     
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    You would think they would have noticed it didn't work in the prototypes.
     
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    I have just received the case and it's gorgeous. It's the one with "Complex World" pattern. Everything seems to
    be fine except that the cover's magnet does not work as a
    waker/sleeper. It does hold/attach to the surface securely. I was
    curious so I flipped it over using the black side as the outer side
    and it works! So it would appear that the magnets were placed in the
    wrong side of the cover??

    I've just emailed them to see how I can get a replacement. It'll take weeks I guess. I placed my order back in May 3 and had just got it so it's three months. I do live outside USA in Hong Kong though.
     
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    That's sick!!

    I'm wondering what did the original image look like?
    Can you upload the original image?
    I want to see the accuracy of their custom engraving before I buy one, thanks!
     
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    Can you give us a close up of the engraving too?
     
  22. thread starter macrumors member

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    I do believe the original and the cover are on their site. They could not of made it any better. I was more than happy, and then some. Well worth the cost and wait.
     
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    I have been waiting a long time :(

    Sir, I REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY want to get this tattooed on me
    Can you please email me the original drawing? i will pay you for it via paypal or cash if you live in long beach?
    bobmain562@gmail.com please please please consider it I'll show you the finished work when it's done!
    thanks
     
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    sent you the info..... good luck
     

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