Complaints against Treegloo, DODOcae, Portenzo, Pad & Quill, Grove Case, etc.

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by PacMookBro, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. PacMookBro macrumors regular

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    Stay away from: Treegloo, DodoCase, Portenzo, Pad & Quill, Grove Case, etc.

    They are not all it's cracked up to be. There are too many complaints on these companies on MacRumors accessories forums (do the search for each company name).

    The companies like them, especially start-ups, usually take advantage of hypes generated on forums, especially on this highly popular Apple fan site, MacRumors.com. Commonly representatives from the companies would show up and post as soon as their products are mentioned on the forums. It's a form of implicit advertisement to hype-up their products rather than a true customer support. I can say this because Portenzo Alano became very popular on MacRumors ever since Portenzo customer service rep hopped in the forum after I got interested in Alano version and posted many times on the topic last year. What happened to the Alano hype? What happened to their once "highly praised" swift customer service?

    Read this Portenzo hype-up forum:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...ighlight=alano

    Bad customer service (or too long wait) and wooden/bamboo moleskine book style case simply doesn't work the way people expect as fully-fledged iPad case. "Handmade" does not necessarily equate "high quality." DodoCase was once touted as "This is the Rolls-Royce of iPad cases" by Engadget that gave many stars and later, Eddy Award given by Macworld. Before you knew it, YouTube was filled with clips showing iPad falling out of the case spontaneously.

    iPad falling out of DODOcase:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8btBjbZSLtI

    At least one of Treegloo customers has a problem similar to DODOcase failure:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bQY9sW5c9U

    Grove Case cannot stand:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwb4W3g0VSI

    The next generation iPad is around the corner (within 6 months). Don't waste time dealing with the start-up failures. By the time you get your case iPad 3 is released. Spend valuable time using iPad 2 on something else that is worthwhile doing. You guys are missing out the joy of iPad!

    Dear MacRumors:
    MacRumors should limit companies from taking advantage of forums to advertise or support their own products. The forums should be sterile from such advertisement tactics.
     
  2. PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dear mod,

    Could you fix the title of the thread? Not DODOcae. It should be DODOcase. Thank you.
     
  3. glen e macrumors 68030

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    What I am surprised about is why someone has not combined all the best features of these cases and mounted a alum frame inside so they eliminate the plywood/bad corner fit crap.

    Take This:

    http://www.gadgetmac.com/gadgetmac/4th-design-aluminum-bumper-case-for-ipad-2-review.html

    and matte black it (maybe powdercoat or chrome) and put it in a portenzo/TG case/P&Q case. Limit the choices to 3 exterior colors , 3 interior colors and sell the living crap outta them.
     
  4. PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol That's a great idea. Gorilla glue on pages-torn-away hard-cover book might do it.

    But look at iPad 2, it is thinner and lightweight. I no longer have a lust for a moleskine-type case, which tends to be attractive but bulky and unnecessarily heavy and wear like used textbook or library encyclopedia.
     
  5. glen e macrumors 68030

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    not everyone uses an ipad like you do...I like the book/moleskin for certain boardroom and legal meetings where I don't want the ipad standing out....for the other times , I use a myriad of other cases.
     
  6. PacMookBro, Sep 4, 2011
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    PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah... Unfortunately for me iPad is mainly a reading/entertainment tablet that needs to be kept light. Newspapers are light, you know. So I take almighty 15" Macbook Pro to any meetings. Damn it feels like carrying old laptop from 90's.
     
  7. Bob Maxey macrumors member

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    Actually, I am planning just such a case. Machined from Billet and anodized. AND NOT FOR SALE... NEVER WILL BE. It is part of a bigger project.

    I would be interested in other forum members making nice cases for iPads. I have a leather case, but the stitching is bad and the finish is too dark; a personal thing as far as color goes. The dog likes the taste and that is a problem, too.
     

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