iPad Pro dbrand black dragon skin - iPad Pro 12.9" (2017)

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by shyam09, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Got this last friday and applied it today. First time installing a skin and the process was somewhat easy. I think it came out pretty good. The feel is nice and gives some good grip, though it feels a bit more heavier (it's just me, I'm guessing :D).

    Here are some pictures for those curious how it turned out. The camera wasn't focusing (and I'm at work), so I gave up on getting every single corner shot.

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  2. tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    Looks so good! If I didn't already use a case and apple keyboard I'd snag one of these for sure.
  3. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    Very nice! Their Zebra Wood skin looks like a winner to me. But I'd have a hard time with the $25 price... $3 for the clear skin I'm using works exceeding well. But should I get over the price, I'll be on it.
  4. wetcanvas macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2014
    Looks nice but I wouldn't want to fudge up lining up all the holes
  5. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    Annnd I just bought one because of this post!

    Same skin!

    Thanks for posting!
  6. fishmd macrumors 68000


    Jun 18, 2008
    Sunny South Florida
    I had pre-ordered one of these as well and got it late last week. Put it on my new 12.9 as well. I hate putting a case on with this big iPad as it just makes it too heavy. Just wanted something to help with possible scratches. I love it and the added grip you get. Looks sweet!
  7. jouh macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Installed the same skin on my 10.5. Really happy with it!

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  8. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    So I said **** IT and I outlined the entire edge of where Smart Keyboard attaches to the iPad and used an exact knife to cut it out. I did a rather sloppy job with jagged lines and non-smooth edges, but since that magnetic binding covers it, you can't really tell.

    The newly trimmed: [​IMG]

    I was experiencing a lot of troubles with the smart connector connecting. I looked closely and noticed that pins weren't touching the three dots on the iPad (it was very visible). So I had to keep fiddling with the iPad to get it to attach.

    Now the smart connector connects perfectly fine and there's no issues experienced. I wish I had researched this before, otherwise I would have used the knife to cut out the part before the installation.
  9. bahndoos macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
    So did you really need to cut out almost the entire length for the magnetic attachment, or would just the small smart connector area have been enough?
  10. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    The smart connector area was already cut out (see picture in post 1). In other words, it was a "gap" cut out rather than circles (like the speaker grill cut out). I thought about whether the entire length was necessary, but the problems I've been facing are:

    a) decreased magnetic strength
    b) loose connection between smart connector and "smart pins"

    Cutting out a larger portion of the gap seems to serve no purpose because then the magnets would not been on the same level, some would be attached directly to the iPad, the others attached to the skin. Given the rigidity of the magnetic attachment, I don't think I would have achieved something desirable.
  11. bahndoos, Aug 7, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017

    bahndoos macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
    Cool, how about some pics with the ASK attached?

    Dbrand ought to make rear skins for the iPad Pro line with appropriate cutouts....
    --- Post Merged, Aug 7, 2017 ---
    Looks great!

    Any problem with magnetic connection or typing as shyam09 as described?
  12. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    Well - mine came.

    Even though I ordered a gen 2 skin, they sent me a gen 1. I didn't catch it initially, but the speaker holes weren't lining up, and then I noticed there was no cutout for the flash. I double checked the order forum and I definitely selected the gen 2 skin.

    Anyway, I'm asking for a refund since I'll be out of town and don't want a skin sitting in the mailbox while I'm gone.
  13. fuzzymuzzy91 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2017
    How well does this match the Apple Keyboard? I am looking at purchasing one but I am stuck between black and the hyper black titanium. If this one matches really well than I will just get this one.

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