Cases with a stand that can be docked

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by ExnomenDei, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    I am looking for an iPad case (preferably one with a booklike design like the Apple case) that can be docked. I don't really care if it's the original Apple dock or some other dock that I can purchase, but I really would like a case that I can use both at home and on the go.

    Suggestions? I like the Macally Bookstand case for its looks, but I just want something nice that I never have to remove.
  2. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    The original Apple case can be modified slightly to accomodate the dock. I made a more drastic modification (carefully trimmed the back of the case where the iPad keyboard dock-plate sits. Worked great. Others had good experience trimming a much smaller section off (only about 1/5" - 3/4" section of the back where the dock-plate sits.

    I have since moved on to the Macally Bookstand and purchased an iPod dock extension cord ($5) so that I can use the iPad without removing it from the Bookstand and can use it in landscape orientation.
  3. Kobra macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2009
    The Griffin Standle might fit your needs. It's not a folio, though it has built in stand for viewing in both landscape and portrait and it can be used for landscape typing. I'd get it myself if I could, but it's not available were I live... there's a few reviews in the Apple store. I haven't found any online in the usuall forums and bloggs.
  4. ExnomenDei thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    I'm afraid to say I hate the look of the Griffin Standle.

    The Macally Bookstand seems a pretty nice case but I hear a lot of bad things about the quality of the thing. I may just buy another case with a built-in-stand and forgo using a dock, just plugging in a cable and using the built in 'stand' for home-usage.

    I'm gonna go look up good folio style cases.

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