dBrand Skin on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by gregrose, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. gregrose macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    Does anyone have a dbrand skin on their iPad (I am looking at iPad Air 2)? If so, how has it held up and how do you like it?

    I am extremely unhappy with the selection of iPad Air 2 thin cases or shells, I dont want a smart-cover case and that seems to be the only decent option for cases. I am thinking of going the skin route instead. If I was to get an Apple Smart-Cover, will it work with a skin on the back of the iPad?



    Thanks!
     
  2. BravoTangoPapa, Aug 20, 2016
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    The dbrand skins are nice, and hold up well. They are so precisely cut that they can be a bit challenging to apply. The iPad Air 2 requires some heat (hair dryer) in order to get the rounded corners to lay just right. I Did not get my Air 2 skin applied nearly as well as my Mini 4, and eventually ended up cutting off the little pieces that cover the corners.

    All in all, the dbrand skins are very nice. They hold up well, provide some additional grip, and work well with the Smart Cover.

    I hope that helps.
     
  3. azt33 macrumors member

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    Same experience here - I was not very successful at getting the perfect fit on the back of my iPad Pro, but that's on me. The material is the best I have seen, and I have tried a few different skins on my Apple devices throughout the year. Superb quality!
     
  4. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome! Thanks for the responses...I really can't stand cases but hate the feel of a bare iPad. I think I'll give the skin a go. Oh I forgot to ask - does it have a cut out for a SIM card for cellular iPads?

    Glad to hear it works with Smart Cover too.
     
  5. BravoTangoPapa macrumors member

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    I'm not sure about the SIM card cutout, as I only have dbrand skins on WIFI iPads. Their ordering site doesn't seem to give an option for the SIM card on the Air 2, so you may have to send them an email (they are fairly quick to respond to any questions).
     
  6. azt33 macrumors member

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    I don't have the cellular iPad, so can't help you there, sorry. I do have the Smart Keyboard and it works like a champ with that though!
     
  7. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In case anyone needs to know, d brand said they do not support sim cutout
     
  8. BravoTangoPapa macrumors member

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    If it's any consolation, they said the same thing when I asked them about relaeasing a skin for the 9.7 pro. Yet, 3 weeks later, they had one for sale. If the demand is there, they will have it available.
     
  9. Boodontfront macrumors newbie

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    I have dbrand skin on my 9.7" iPad Pro. Fantastic quality with precision cuts. It fits my iPad perfectly. However I must peel the skin off and throw it in the garbage for; whatever millimeters thick it is, is just enough so that my Smart Keyboard won't hold a connection... I'm really bummed about this as I love the skin.
     
  10. azt33 macrumors member

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    Oh that's unfortunate. I have had a few times where the Smart Keyboard would not be recognised - I suspect the dbrand as well. I will be cutting a bit more generous space for the connector, so that the Smart Keyboard can connect easier.
     
  11. ckpt-martin macrumors newbie

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    I just ordered my dbrand for iPad Pro 12.9". As for the SIM card cutout:
    First off, most people like myself never remove the SIM card anyways, so most people won't need the cutout necessarily.
    Second, it should be fairly easy to do the cutout yourself if you really do need to swap SIMs often. All you have to do is remove the SIM card tray before you apply the skin. Then after it is applied you can press the area with your thumb to see exactly where the cutout is. Anyone with a steady hand should be able to precisely cutout the SIM card slot with an appropriate sharp cutter. If you a really good you may even be able to stick the cutout to the tray cover and have a really nice and seamless solution where you can only see the hole to release the SIM card. I may give this try even though I don't really need it just for the challenge. ;-) If I do I will post a picture of the results.
     

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