Portenzo vs fieldfolio

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by j.leson, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. j.leson, Mar 17, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012

    macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I just went through a few pages on the fieldfolio and the portenzo. Would someone mind conforming the following, a case a new design has come out since last year:

    1) The fieldfolio is cheaper and is sturdier, but doesn't have a stand like the portenzo.

    2)The Portenzo looks better (IMO), but tends to warp after a few weeks of use? Thanks!

    My ipad will frequently be in my messenger bag, and if the portenzo will warp (the warranty appears to only be 90 days), then I guess fieldfolio is the only choice.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    Reason why I didn't get field folio was because there isn't an elastic strap to hold it close.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Im assuming you got a portenzo? Have you ever sent it in for repair? I feel like the 90 day warranty is really short. Will portenzo repair after the warranty is up?
  4. macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2007
    I tried contacting Portenzo after the warranty was up. The rubber corners on my case weren't holding the iPad securely. After the initial email they responded and asked for my order number. Then I never heard back from them. A week later I sent them an email asking for a status update. Zero response. Of course, YMMV, but the "customer service" made me not even consider going with Portenzo again.

    I totally would have been fine with them saying "sorry, you are out of warranty, can't help you." But no contact at all is pretty pathetic, especially for the money I paid.
  5. macrumors regular

    May 15, 2011
    All the woodframed cases loosen over time. ALL. Many of them are beautiful, but be prepared for that. Choose the one you like and when the warping happens add or request more corners or switch to another case. I had the Pad & Quill Octavo. I loved it. I now use a smart cover and am waiting on the Incipio Smartfeather to arrive by mail.
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Wow, this is disappointing to hear.

    Yeah, the warping appears to be a serious issue across all woodframed cases. The fieldfolio is looking real good, right now.
  7. macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
    I had a Portenzo for the iPad 1&2 but as mentioned the wood warps over time and your iPad is no longer secure.

    Beautiful case but not worth the long term risk of damaging your iPad. I opted this time to go with the switcheasy canvas and so far I'm loving it.
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Yeah, as much as I want an portenzo for the looks, I don't want to be in a situation where my case, also needs a case. :confused:
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    it is short but i've never had a problem with the wood warping. i never take the iPad in and out of its case. maybe thats why people are getting warped wood.
  10. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    I have posted this elsewhere, I owned eight wood cases 2 potenzos, a few treegloos , dodos, and Pad and quills ... I wouldn't buy them again..... they are fine if they sit on your desk , however if you're going to travel with them where you going to use them on a mobile basis they warped when you pack them and they eventually split and crack. I had my whole field force in cases of wood/moleskins and took them all out and went back to ZUM plus a smart cover.

    The field folio uses a better frame but there have been comments on build quality.
  11. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Ahh, that's too bad. Those cases look beautiful!
  12. macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2010
    why is everyone so gaga over the ZUM case? if you happen to drop your iPad on a concrete floor, that ZUM case won't help at all.

    it's the only reason why i'm going for a P&Q case, or the fieldfolio.

    any other cases to recommend that would keep the iPad safe from an accidental drop to the ground?
  13. macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2012
    dont be too sure about that... dunno anything about the zum or the fieldfolio interms of being dropped but i've seen many pics online of people who have dodos, portenzos or PQs and they dropped it on concrete.. and the corner chipped and the glass cracked from that spot
  14. macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    try posting on their Facebook wall, they seem pretty active on their wall and im sure wouldn't want any bad/unanswered comments for all to see?

  15. macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2010
    I have read that Portenzo stopped using bamboo and moved to a different type of wood in their case to stop the problem of warping. I really like the looks of the case and I believe I am going to purchase one for my iPad 3. From the online reviews and videos I have watched I believe it's still a high-quality case.

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