TwelveSouth BookBook For iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Mr. Biggles, Aug 16, 2010.

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    Check it out. Just released. It can act as a stand, but it seems better served as a carry case to me.

    :D Yes I ordered it....another case to the pile I already own.

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    This does nothing for me, but I'm happy there are more and more choices each day!! :D
     
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    What Im surprised about and what deters me from trying it out, is that it seems to lack the ability for typing. At least from a quick look at the features unless I missed it.

    But if that's the case, then I think twelve south should have included a pocket within, maybe along the spine, to store their compass. Seems like a no brainer and a nice package deal, but that's just me.
     
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    That didn't dawn on me at first, but your right, that would have been ideal especially considering how long this has been in the works.
     
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    My daughter loves the outside... But the inside isn't working for her!

    Still not working for me, but i agree on the spot for the stand, that would have been uber smart!
     
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    Love the idea...but the elastics are a huge turnoff, and without a typing position, it's a no go.
     
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    Ditto that. I love the way it looks but I definitely don't like the elastic/leather bands for holding the iPad and I'm not a fan of zipper cases either. Also, it doesn't look like it would be easy to fold the cover back on itself to hold the iPad with one hand, which I can easily do with my DODOcase.
     
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    Agreed. I have been waiting for this for quite some time. The lack of a typing position kills it for me. I have the Apple case and its very easy to swing it around and go straight into a landscape/typing position.
     
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    They certainly failed here when they did not consider people who put the iPad on any surface and type.

    Good going TwelveSouth.
     
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    Looks pretty awesome indeed. I bet Peapody already bought it :D
     
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    I really wanted to like this case, but the elastic just kills it for me. If they had 4 leather corners like the bottom 2 it'd be a definite sale, but the elastic is a Meh Calzone filled with Meh Sauce.
     
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    Not really a fan of this one. I don't like the strap to secure the top of the iPad.
     
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    I have been waiting and waiting for this case but the execution falls flat for me, I think I might pass.
     
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    So you may be able to type with it after all...

    Initially, I asked about the case not having a form of storage for a compass and whether typing using their case was possible. Why this wasn't addressed at first, hmm.
     
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    I'm either going with this or a Vaja. I have the Apple case now and hate it. Taking your iPad out is a total pain and you cant use any charging mount at all.
     
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    I cant speak for this case, but I have the Vaja Agenda and I love it!!! At the same time I like the look of this case, but like a lot of others dont like the elastic strap inside. Why didnt they do 3 leather straps and 1 elastic strap in the corners? Im still thinking about getting it though.

    Yes I know... Im an iPad case whore :( (Im so ashamed)
     
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    I received mine today. I have to say, this is much nicer than I thought it would be. I also have a DoDo case. Personally, no comparison between the two to be honest. Don't get me wrong, the DoDo is a nice case but this bests it.

    Pros:
    - The aged leather cover is outstanding
    - The top strap I was worried about, while not ideal, blends in with the iPads black border.
    - The stitching/fabrication of materials is well done with good reinforcing/use of materials in weak areas.
    - Zipper is nylon. Should last...it has in the other BookBook cases they make.

    Cons:
    - The bottom corner straps are tight, but made of leather and will stretch. Actually have since being in the case an hour.....TwelveSouth posted about this.
    - To use the chord to use the case as a stand one must undue the top strap and slide the chord behind the iPad. Nit picky maybe, but just an extra step I'd rather not have to make.

    Some pictures....and yes, with the chord the case is adjustable, you just need table/desk space.

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    Thank you for posting these!! I just got a case, but I really wanted to see how this fits on an ipad, how is it working out when you need to do some on the go typing in portrait mode? do you take it out?

    one more thing!, can you post a pic to reference the thickness of the case, maybe the closed case with the ipad outside next to the case. I saw from the specs that it's a "1"inch thickness.
     
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    Looks pretty if you're into that sort of thing, though that button thing would press against the screen, and that's worrying?
     
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    Pretty? That thought honestly never entered my mind. Zipped-up it's like carrying an old book.

    The 'button thing' is a sewn round leather tab...it has no chance of scratching/damaging anything.
     
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    The cover folds over the back no problem, with that said, it feels better in landscape mode, which is how I would use it to type anyhow. The binding gives it a little angle when on lap.

    Here's the photo...it's 1.0" thick.

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    Thanks for the pictures, I still love the look.

    Still turned off by how it handles landscape typing though, particularly the amount of space it would take up.
     

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