Removing out of box odor from official iPad case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jeff_siler, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I am trying out the official apple iPad case and have notices a pretty strong odor. Can I wash this thing in warm water with soap? Any other solutions?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    The Apple Case, like many others is made from a product called PU leather made from leath (Not actual leather, more like leather biproduct) which uses alot of glue and chemicals which result in a very strong smell.

    The smell should disappear in about a week with usage as it is exposed to air and daily usage :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can I wash it to expedite the removal of odor?
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    If you do, be sure to remove the iPad first ;)
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Here is some info on PU leather from my previous thread

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=945791&highlight=

    As far as washing it, I'm not positive. Probably with a damp cloth but nothing like in the washing machine.
     

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