iPad Fintie SmartShell Case for iPad Air (from Amazon)

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  1. GiRARDsays macrumors member

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    So I bought this case on a whim as I needed a case ASAP for my brand new iPad Air. I ordered it on Saturday and it just arrived at my work today. For $12.98 (paid $3.99 for Amazon Prime One-Day Shipping), I'm extremely happy with the case. Cutouts are where they should be and the auto sleep/wake feature works great!

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    I still may end up getting the official iPad Air Smart Case by Apple, but I am definitely happy with this ~$13 investment.
     
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  3. GiRARDsays thread starter macrumors member

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    Yepp. It was either this or the Poetic Slimline. I chose this case as the branding was a little more subtle since it was tonal versus the Poetic version having it's branding in a more noticeable white text.
     
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  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Is the plastic shell lined with microfiber or just the cover?
     
  6. GiRARDsays thread starter macrumors member

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    It's not completely lined, but a majority of it is.
     
  7. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Shouldn't you have gotten it Tuesday?

    Which is unrelated to the case. But you didnt seem to get overnight prime! Lol!
     
  8. solar240sx, Nov 23, 2013
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    solar240sx macrumors newbie

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    I bought the Finite 360 folio case from Amazon for $10 shipped, and it's a great cheap case for my Air. It's nice to be able to sit at a table and view in landscape and portrait. Though in landscape it would fall flat with a few "heavy" touches but I fixed the problem by putting a single piece of loop side Velcro on the bottom of the outside of the case. The off feature works perfectly and there's a nice elastic band that keeps the case closed when in transit. Plus it seems to protect the edges of my Air if it gets dropped.

    For $10 you can't go wrong, I wonder why anyone would pay more than $20 for a case ?

    http://www.amazon.com/Fintie-Apple-iPad-Air-Case/dp/B00G43ZVYC
     
  9. gnortenjones macrumors regular

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    I ordered this case the same day the OP did also from amazon for $8.99.

    For the money this is an excellent case. If I didn't know what the price was, I'd probably price it closer to $30. It fits well, seems very protective, and the Smart Cover wakes the ipad as advertised.

    The only flaw is using it as a stand. This case sufferers the same design flaw the Apple smart case does by switching to a three section cover that relies on the magnet to stay closed when using it as a stand, it becomes less stable.

    Apart from that one small design flaw, which isn't a problem for me because I never use it as a stand, this case seems like a steal for its price.
     
  10. Gjwilly, Nov 26, 2013
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    Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Looks like the Poetic has a larger camera hole and a larger headphone opening.
    The Fintie might be a problem for larger headphone plugs.
    The holes in the Poetic also look more finished (to me) because they're beveled and not just a hole drilled straight-through. Especially the rear mic hole. On the Fintie it almost looks like a last minute afterthought.
    Other than that they look pretty much identical.
    Is the magnet on the Fintie strong enough to keep the cover secured when upside-down and closed?
     
  11. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    I really like Fintie. I got the smart shell case for the mini and also a small bluetooth keyboard. Both work really well and were really cheap!
     
  12. guitarguy316 macrumors regular

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    when you open the cover, does it stick to the back of the ipad case with a magnet or no?
     

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