Finally ZUM SC Ultimate is here!!

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  1. MsBeauty macrumors member

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    Has been waiting for the NEW SC ULTIMATE for long time...
    finally it is on amazon now!!! Just ordered two!!!
     
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  4. glen e macrumors 68030

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    a shame they were not quicker - but too late as others work just as well

    incipio smartfeather
    I blason
    macally

    all lock on and fit well....the last two cover completely...
     
  5. MsBeauty thread starter macrumors member

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    There are some minor differences...

    incipio have a large section of the top and bottom unprotected (thats what I am using before the zum case is here)

    i blason ... i dont think they have the smart cover lock to prevent accidental detachment

    macally... dont know why there is a cutout on the side... no reason!!

    so far.. I still think the ZUM has the best design among all the existing cases for smart covers...

    just my 2 cents...
     
  6. orlandocano macrumors regular

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    Actually I Blason and Zum SC seem to be identical. Same cutouts and same smart cover locking mechanism. Can't go wrong with either.

    Edit: I Blason has many more colors to choose from and costs $5 less on amazon. Not sure which one has the better materials but both seem like excellent choices.
     
  7. MsBeauty thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah.. thanks for pointing out... i was looking at the other iBlason iPad 3 case... looks similar but iBlason does not protect the speaker area and it is thicker...:rolleyes:
     
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

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    it's obvious you don't have any in your hand to compare - the iblason has auto lock and is identical in every way to the zum except cheaper
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    the macally sits the smartcover down inside the case and protects it from scratching with the corners - the slight cut out is to allow you grab the cover
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    the zum is great case but thier time has passed - others are as good and cheaper....and I own 3 zum's, so no cheerleader here...and their snaps are untested...
     
  9. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Does the iblason cover the speaker in the same way as the Zum or is there a hole there On Amazon it looks like there's a hole, I'd prefer to have full back coverage.
     
  10. glen e macrumors 68030

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    there is a hole but an full edge all around to it...
     
  11. xPhantom macrumors newbie

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    I prefer the way the ZUM covers the speaker over the way the i-Blason just has a hole for it.
     
  12. glen e macrumors 68030

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    has anyone heard if zum reinforced the left edge clips so they don't break like the ipad2?
     
  13. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I received my Zum yesterday and have to say that I'm very happy with it, I do wish that they had a black version for sale right now but the frost is fine for now. Personally I prefer a case that covers the speaker hole like the Zum does, just that little extra protection adds to my piece of mind. I did notice that the hole for the camera is very slightly off center, not a dealbreaker but you'd think with the delay in production that everything would be spot on. I'm on the road for work and won't have a chance until the weekend to post photos or compare it to the old Zum to see if there is any difference in the corners.
     
  14. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Anyone know if there's a rear cover like the Zum but that has a metal or magnetic panel to secure the Smart Cover when it's folded back around the rear of the iPad? Belkin makes a rear cover with a metal panel but it doesn't have the Smart Cover securing feature.
     
  15. aricher macrumors 68020

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    There is not but there's a YouTube link to a very thin/cheap 3M magnetic tape that can be applied, this is what I plan on doing with my ZUM. I'll post the video layer this week if someone else doesnt post beforehand.
     
  16. Radio macrumors 68000

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    That's ghetto

    U think they'll release a different version?
     
  17. toonarmymad macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    Anybody please know when this will be available here in the UK
    I'm currently using an Incipo Smart Feather back
    Thanks
     
  18. MsBeauty thread starter macrumors member

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    I think they have problem to meet the demand... they only have frost color for US market.... :( actually I wanted a pink color one
     
  19. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I doubt they'll release a different version. That said I think a mod can be done without looking "ghetto." I think it would be pretty straightforward rounding the edges on a small strip of EMI absorber tape - sort of like what's in this video:

    iPad 2 Belkin Snap Shield Case mod
     
  20. MsBeauty thread starter macrumors member

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    emailed Joey@ ZUm to see if they will release another color soon.... :)
     
  21. batotman macrumors 6502

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    Got any more pics of the macally?
     
  22. litemup17 macrumors newbie

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    Zum SC

    Does any one know if the Zum SC Ultimate or the IBlason will work on an Ipad3 with a skin
     
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  24. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    The ZUM SC Ultimate gets a 5/5 from me, much better than the Belkin, SwitchEasy and Incipio IMO.
     
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