iPad iPad Air smart cover like cases

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  1. taran420 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys

    So I will be a first time iPad buyer, going to get the air.

    I love the smart cover design and was wondering which manufacturers makes cases that cover the back and the front opens up like the smart cover?

    thank you
     
  2. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    this is the CASE for IPAD AIR and IPAD MINI.
     
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  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Thanks!
    For $5 I'll give it a try.
    At least I'll have something to protect my Air while I'm shopping for a better case.
    :D

    Amazon also has some Smart Case clones by both KHOMO and Photive but they aren't a penny.
     
  6. Johnwebster79 Suspended

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    I ordered one myself for my iPad Air. I will report back once I got it with my first impression.
     
  7. bobright macrumors 601

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    Link? I searched and couldnt find anything but old cases for previous gen iPads
     
  8. punkassjim macrumors newbie

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    It's not a completed product yet. Won't be available until (they say) November 7. Apple hadn't even posted their device schematics for case manufacturers until late yesterday.

    Similar to most cheap case manufacturers, they over-charge for shipping and under-charge for the product, high-volume-low-profit. I'd imagine once they ramp up production, the price will go up as well. But the quality will be low, it'll smell like industrial chemicals, the magnets may be poorly aligned, and it'll likely start falling apart after a couple months.
     
  9. Mjsavage macrumors member

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    Poetic makes good cases and has warranty so if doesn't work can just return and for $5 it is worth a try.
     
  10. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the one for a penny. I had a case just like that on my iPad 3 and I liked it. I want to have the Air covered right out of the box. I didn't want to spend $30+ for a case in store, that I know I wouldn't be keeping. I also bought 2 screen protectors for half the price 1 would be in store.

    Anyway, I ended up spending $15 for full protection, instead of a minimum of $50 in store.

    Thanks for the link to that ¢ase.
     
  11. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I preordered both the Poetic Air and Mini cases from Amazon because I wasn't sure which I was going to get and I figured I could cancel one of them before they ship, but of course they both just shipped :-/ oh well they were cheap at least!
     
  12. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    The iPad mini case might be a pre-order but the iPad Air case is in-stock and was actually delivered yesterday.
    Unfortunately it was delivered to my work and I'm at home so I can't comment on the quality but it's definitely a completed product.
    ;)
    And the device schematics match the ones that have been leaked now for months so those that gambled and went into production early are now reaping the benefits of being first out the gate.
     
  13. Mjsavage macrumors member

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    Got my Poetic case today. It look like very solid build. Has the 2 mic and speaker grill at bottom. Has smooth felt inside. Looks very good especially for $5.
     

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  14. Mjsavage macrumors member

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    Won't let me add multiple pics to same post
     

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  15. Mjsavage macrumors member

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    Final pic
     

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  16. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Is the logo really chromed?
    And are there magnets in the lid to keep it folded into position?
     
  17. Mjsavage macrumors member

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    Yes the logo is like a chrome looking and yes as you can see the magnet holds it closed. The cover seems to be leatherish as it picks up from oil on fingers.
     

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  18. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Well I could do without the chrome -- too gaudy.
    But it sure looks like a bargain at $5.
    Maybe I can blacken the logo with a Sharpie or something.
     
  19. Mjsavage macrumors member

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    You could probably just pick it off it is raised up so not built into the case.
     
  20. bobright macrumors 601

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    Its a little blurry can I get another shot of the thickness from this angle? Is it pretty slim and lightweight or has some weight to it? Thanks
     
  21. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    Nice pics. It looks as good as I thought it would. How long did it take for you to receive it?
     
  22. Mjsavage macrumors member

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    I ordered it the 23rd it shipped from San Francisco and I live in Atlanta and received it on the 26.
     
  23. Mjsavage macrumors member

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    It is defiantly slim. Here is a better pic of the thinness. It is a little heavier than the original Smart Cover but not bad at all.
     

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