What's up with the hole in these TPU cases?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Chupa Chupa, May 4, 2010.

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    Chupa Chupa

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    I'm looking on eBay for an inexpensive TPU case -- I can't bear to pay $30-50 on a case that will may likely be useless & worthless when the next year's iPad arrives. The problem is they all have frickin' holes in the center as a "feature" to display the Apple logo. WTF? Do they really think that's a feature on a product that is used to protect the iPad's back case?

    Rant aside -- can anyone recommend a thin silicone or TPU case not more than $20 shipped that has a solid back; i.e., no hole, and decent fit; i.e., fits snuggly around the top bezel?
     
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    sracer

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    There was some talk a while ago that the plastic logo is where the wifi signal is emitted from so maybe that is part of the reasoning behind.
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    True, but silicone, rubber and plastic are no barrier to a radio signal.
     
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    fishmd

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    I'd stay very far away from this auction if I were you. The seller seems to be taking everyones money and not sending the product.
     
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    Zepaw

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    I totally agree. What kind of "feature" is leaving the apple logo vulnerable.


    Seconded. Bought it 4/27, still no shipping or contact from seller.
     
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    jjk454ss

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    I was thinking the same thing, I bought one from MobileWorld8 on eBay. Excellent transaction, I would not hesitate to buy from him again. It was cheap and it doesn't have the hole in back.

    http://myworld.ebay.com/mobileworld8
     
  8. Guest

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    I bought one on Amazon. It has the hole and it bugs me. Overalll the case itself feels nice and very grippy.

    I have a switch easy nude on the way so this is just temporary.
     
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    There are some TPU cases on ebay without holes. You just have to wade through pages and pages of ones with holes to find them :(

    Greg
     

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