Clear TPU for iPad 2 deal at HHI

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by sparkstsa, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. sparkstsa macrumors regular

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  2. zoman504 macrumors regular

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    Ordered one but haven't received it yet. I'm worried because they keep dropping its price, possible fit issues? Should come tomorrow, we'll see.
     
  3. sparkstsa, Mar 13, 2011
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    sparkstsa thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ordered one hoping it is as good as the grip vue I had on my original iPad.

    Let us know what you think when you get yours

    One thing that concerns me is that I don't see a cut-out in the middle for the mic. Its hard to tell by the pictures.
     
  4. sparkstsa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looking at the pictures again and noticed a cutout on the side below the headphone jack. Looking at pictures of the iPad 2, I don't see what that could be for. Anyone?
     
  5. sotie macrumors 6502

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    Sim Card slot. I don't think it's necessary because there's really no reason to access it.
     
  6. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    I hope this one is good. I remember a good one being available from an eBay seller for the original and it's my favorite case. It was only $10 shipped too.
     
  7. johnc22 macrumors 6502

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    I've already received a ship notice for this. At $7.50 shipped it is worth a shot until more accessories are available.
     
  8. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing this is incompatible with the Apple Smartcover.
     
  9. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    No hole for the microphone! This is a bad case, sorry.
     
  10. zoman504 macrumors regular

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    To be fair, I'd say must of us are picking it up simply to get us through this month until better cases finally become available. Seems worth the $10 shipped to me, assuming it at least fits. I'll probably pick up the Incipio Feather once it ships.
     
  11. firteen888 macrumors regular

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    It was a good case, but that seller was horrible. I remember our thread from last year about that guy.

    I purchased one of these cases. if it's good I might end up returning the smart case, throwing a screen protector on the front and just using this. Thanks for the link.
     
  12. J Griz 757, Mar 14, 2011
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    J Griz 757 macrumors regular

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    I received my clear TPU case saturday, 3days after my order (I live in Maryland), and much say, the case is better than expected, for the price.

    Obviously the lack of a mic hole was annoying, so I just cut a small hole where it should be, no biggie. I knew ordering a very low price case, ahead of the actual release of the iPad2 at the time was a small gamble.

    Also, my smart cover isn't rendered completely useless (as I feared), as the magnet's pull are still strong enough to pull toward the iPad even through the case. It's not strong enough to prop the iPad up with it's case on, but when I'm finished using the iPad for the moment, I can just snap the smart case over the screen, and I'm good.

    Here's the the how the smart case's hinges look over the case
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    Other side view
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  13. J Griz 757 macrumors regular

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    Yea I can agree.

    Too many cases are overpriced, and not enough selection, so I didn't want to feel obligated to drop (another $70 haha) on a full body case I didn't like so went with the hhi one for now.

    Knowing that I get use out of my smart cover I might stick with this for awhile.
     
  14. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    I think the case is a piece of thick rubber junk!
    It feels three times worse than a zagg back cover, thick plastic crap!

    Rushed into production to be able to sell on launch day. I actually did not even notice it was missing the mic hole so thanks for that! I'll cut a hole in it right away!

    Having said that I think it is a good interim case till the feather or another better quality case is released.

    It does not work well with the smart cover at all, magnets are only barely keep it attached. I mean it does attach but certainly not well.

    So to over comes this is a very easy process, just slice the side off the left hand panel enough so the magnets do attach properly. I found removing this section did not have any real impact on the rest of the covers ability to remain attach to the ipad. So once doing this it worked fine, staying attached as hough it was a completely naked ipad

    I actually paid a bit more but did not feel like this was any long term solution to protecting the back of my unit so decided it was expendable if my arts and crafts project did not work out.
     
  15. johnc22 macrumors 6502

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    For $7.64 shipped my expectations are low. I fully expect to drop a bunch of money on a good leather case at some point so as cheap as I can get a basic interim case like this the better.

    At this price point modifying it for a mic hole is no big deal, and IMO the "Smart" cover is overpriced junk as well, but Smart if you are Steve Jobs and an Apple stockholder. Please buy more leather Smart Covers! :p
     
  16. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered one from HHI today and it shipped already. This will have to suffice until Otterbox puts out a Defender for the ipad2.
     
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  18. thewired1 macrumors member

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    I just ordered one. The price was certainly good.

    Any ideas how hard it would be to add a mic hole? Can a dremel be used on the TPU material?
     
  19. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    would you mind posting more pics of the case on the ipad? I just ordered one so I can have it protected until some of the better cases are finally released.
     
  20. johnc22 macrumors 6502

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    When mine arrives I'll post some quality pics if no one else has.
     
  21. zoman504 macrumors regular

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    Mine came today. Well worth the $10 until something better is finally released!
     
  22. Justin Luck, Mar 15, 2011
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  23. Sh0k macrumors member

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    Got my clear TPU case today and to my surprise, it's not a bad case for the $10. I paid including shipping. The only thing missing is a hole for the microphone but I stopped by WalMart and picked up a one-hole puncher from the supplies department that did the trick, kind of rough at the edges of the mic hole, but this case will stay until I find something better.
     
  24. meihcydna macrumors regular

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    Anyone willing to post up pictures of their TPU case they received already? I might consider one.
     
  25. Sh0k macrumors member

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    Here are some pics I took from mine, don't mind the mic hole, still a work in progress :D

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