All iPads BUKcase vs DODOcase (buying in the UK)

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by g33, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. g33 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2008
    London, UK
    I have been looking for a discreet iPad smart case for when I can get my hands on the iPad Air. At the moment I have found two decent enough ones. The DODO which I can only get shipped from the USA (i will probably get a custom one) and perhaps will cost a fair bit more and take longer to arrive than the BUK that is UK made but is more simplistic in design.

    Currently I am leaning towards the DODO case purely because they have been making these cases longer than BUK and perhaps better quality by experience (?); for example the corner pieces appear more sturdy. They also have a greater level of personalisation. However, I haven't seen either in real life.

    The Twelve South BookBook case looks a bit bulkier and I am not particularly keen on the look, so I have ruled that option out. Are there any other high quality iPad cases out there that I have not mentioned?

    Can any owners share their experiences of either?


    American made

    British made
  2. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    I bought a DodoCase for my iPad 2 and the wood cracked within a couple months of using it. I know a few other people with a DodoCase that had the same problem. I ended up going with a company that made a different (non wood) case which has worked great but they no longer sell iPad cases sadly. So I know it has been a couple years but I personally wouldn't by a Dodo case.
  3. casepert macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    I have a look on those 2 cases and do not think one of them is good enough, as above said the wood part of dodocase can be crashed after using, and you can see a big magnet mark on bukcase from your link...
    A great case should not appear any obvious magnet mark...whatever the magnets is for closure or smart sleeping function.
  4. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2008
    London, UK
    Thanks for your comments.

    I guess I will end up getting the apple one then :(
  5. eg2007 macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2007
    #5 for the win.

    Been using a hardback on my iPad mini for almost a year now. I've had a Dodocase and a Buk. Portenzo's build quality is the best IMO.
  6. DODOcraig macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2010
    The New DODOcase bamboo tray

    Hey guys, Craig from DODOcase here. Just to update some information. Our new tray introduced a while back is the strongest wood tray on the market.

    We tested all the usual cast of characters. Make sure whomever you chose is using a high quality wood. A lot that I've seen are using inferior wood to our bamboo.

    Good luck in choosing your case!

  7. zuzox macrumors member


    Jun 26, 2010
    United Pingdom
    Has anyone else purchased anything from bukcase recently?

    I placed an order on the 22nd of December, they have kindly taken the money and not shipped anything. I have also contacted them via email no response.. started a paypal dispute hope it gets resolved..

    I wish I'd gone with a dodocase now, their customer service is so much better.

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