All iPads iPad cover is too expensive!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by VinegarTasters, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. VinegarTasters macrumors 6502

    VinegarTasters

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    The main reason I buy the iPad cover is NOT to cover the iPad! It is to make the iPad tilt upwards a bit on a flat surface (using the cover folded back on itself into a triangle). However, buying a cover just to tilt the iPad is kinda overly expensive when there are cheap alternatives.

    Well, I used the leftover Sugru self-setting rubber (to fix the weak lightning cable) and made a tilted stand for my iPad Mini 2. Tell me what you think... it is quite stable and does the job just fine.

     
  2. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    So if I'm understanding you, the iPad cover is too expensive but free market is giving what appears to be many alternative solutions!


    Hooray for capitalism!

    Thankfully if you got an iPad Cover and aren't satisfied there's the option to return it.
     
  3. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I watched your video and I want 2 minutes of my life back.
     
  4. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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  5. WashupDawg macrumors regular

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    Covers, accessories, increased storage capacity. That's how Apple makes easy cash.
     
  6. iWooz macrumors member

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    I bought it because all 3rd party cases I got were of inferior quality.
     
  7. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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  8. JSalig macrumors 6502

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    Every ipad I've bought was put into a $5 sleeve that I've had since ipad 1. Suits me just fine.
     
  9. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Wow, I can't wait to get home!
     
  10. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a

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    It's kind of ghetto but if it works for you then who am I to judge. ;)
     
  11. Donka macrumors 68020

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    How much did I wish that plunger looked cleaner than it actually is!
     
  12. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I bought mine from Apple on Black Friday for $ and It still looks new so that's money well spent.

    The last I checked, you can find them really cheap now at Best Buy and Staples.
     
  13. VinegarTasters thread starter macrumors 6502

    VinegarTasters

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    You did not buy them for 1 dollar.
     
  14. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, is that the first iPad? It looks as thick as my last MacBook.
     
  15. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    I agree that the aple branded covers and cases are obscenely overpriced and not that great to boot. I love the Fintie brand cases which you can get through Amazon. They are low cost, they come in lots of flavors, and they hold up well too.
     
  16. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    lol they are between $5-10 OEM at stores
     
  17. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I got my plunger today and found that it works great. Mine was free as I found it in a filling station bathroom. One big plus is that you can use the plunger handle to stir your coffee! Thanks!
     

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