Back cover with magnetic strip!

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  1. joekim1026 macrumors regular

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    hello everyone!

    I currently have the i-blason back cover for my ipad 3rd gen, however, i would like to get one iwth a magnet strip on the back that holds the smart cover open.

    I know of the belkin snap shield secure, the one from speck, and the one from incase.

    what other options are there?
     
  2. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Minor quibble, but shouldn't you be looking for a back cover with a metal strip on the back rather than a magnet on the back. If its a magnet on the back you may have issues with it inadvertently turning your iPad on/off all the time. You just want a back metal strip that will let the magnet in the smart cover "stick" to that.
     
  3. yoyo2012 macrumors newbie

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    I'm also look for similar covers. The 3 you mentionned run for over $30. It sounds a bit steep when you have to fork $40 for a smartcover.

    The Devicewear Bridgeway looks interesting. Much cheaper option.

    If I could get a backcover with a metallic strip (similar to the 3 you mentionned) for about $20, I'd probably go for that along with the Apple smartcover
     
  4. joekim1026 thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha thank you for that correction! that's what i meant!
     
  5. geoelectric macrumors 6502

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    http://www.tucanousa.com/shop/vedo-for-ipad-1.html

    It's TPU, not polycarb, but works very well.
     
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  7. joekim1026 thread starter macrumors regular

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    YES! THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS JUST THINKING OF DOING! what would the hold punch do exactly? Also, is it inside the case or outside the case?
     
  8. Bleh5 macrumors regular

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    I was going to use the hole punch to make a 1" circle instead of the long strip (I'd experiment, but that's all I think I would need). Just to make it look nicer.

    It's inside of the case, with the adhesive side on the case itself.
     
  9. joekim1026 thread starter macrumors regular

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    mind sharing where you got the sheet of metal? haha does it scratch the back of your ipad at all?
     
  10. Bleh5, Apr 19, 2012
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    digikey.com

    http://search.digikey.com/scripts/Dk...eyWords=ab5030

    It's not metal. It's a very soft material; think a thicker piece of tape. No scratches thus far (about a week). Only downside is that it's almost $20 for a sheet of the stuff, but you only need a small strip.
     
  11. flameproof macrumors 6502a

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    Is it magnetic strips?

    How thick are they?
     
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  13. Bleh5, Apr 19, 2012
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    Um... Thanks for sharing?
     
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  15. newone757, Apr 19, 2012
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    Just got my strip. It's working great. Threw it inside my macally case (just placed it in there, did not stick it on) and it is holding my smart over back just fine. And you can't see it because my macally case isn't clear. So now I can reuse as much as I like. Love it
     
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    His Imperial Grace has spoken. So it is written, so it shall be.
     
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  18. Bleh5 macrumors regular

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    1 works, but not as well as I like. I'll be using two.

    I have a picture of the back with 1 circle, the smart cover attracting to the case with 1 circle, and my 2 circles.
     

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    Got my strips and trimmed them a bit, cut down the length and width a bit and rounded the edges a bit, works like a charm!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. newhope123 macrumors newbie

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    i always choose iPad accessories like this, open google,and then, type: iPad accessories brands. there will be the answers, many famous brands will be listed!
     
  21. sluggozmom macrumors 6502

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    Got mine today....they work better on the outside,but I like it better on the inside...Thanks again:)
     
  22. anthrovisual macrumors regular

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    Can the tape be on the outside?

    Does anyone know if the tape can be applied to the outside of the case? And would it still work with the smartcover? I'm just not sure about having the iPad rub against the the tape all the time with it being on the inside.
     
  23. sluggozmom, May 1, 2012
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    You can put it anywhere you like it....
    I tried it on the outside 1st.. I didn't like the way it looked or felt so I put it on the inside.
     
  24. macemily macrumors newbie

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    I got mine yesterday, and had a little fun with it. :)
     

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