iPad Love my leather Smart Case!

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by gdourado, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. gdourado macrumors 6502

    gdourado

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    Got mine. Love it! It fits great and handles great.
    Also, the size and weight is noticiable smaller and lighter than my iPad 4 with smart case.
    The leather material feels great in hand. The fit and finish is good. No rough edges or anything like that.

    Here are some pictures of mine:

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    Next to my iPad 4:

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    With my 5s with leather case:

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    Cheers!
     
  2. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Excellent! Great pics! I too love my smart case and have both matching cases in yellow. I was actually thinking of taking photos both my iPad and iPhone in the leather cases as well, but looks like you beat me to it :D
     
  3. Donoghan macrumors regular

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    I bought the brown one yesterday to go with my brown iPhone case. So far I really like it!
     
  4. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I love my case too and have the same colour. The blue is really nice and so far, no marks or discolouring. I have the brown case on my 5s and thats holding up well too
     
  5. gdourado thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 5s case is starting to show a little use on one corner. I will clean it over the weekend with leather cleaner made for car leather seats.
     
  6. augustya macrumors 68000

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    What is this back cover that you have on your iPad 4 ? Looks interesting, which one is it ?
     
  7. gdourado thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's the puliurethane iPad 4 smart case.
     
  8. mirz2000 macrumors regular

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    I love your leather smart case too! :p It looks like the new smart cases have definitely been improved from the last incarnation.
     
  9. iono11200 macrumors member

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    Looks real nice, and thanks for the pics. My 2 new iPad air's arrived on Wednesday. We are very happy with them. We had the iPad smart cases on out iPad 3 and 4, but I am having a real hard time justifying the $79 price tag, especially since I need 2 of them. Comments yay or nay will be appreciated.
     
  10. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    Wow guess I'm the odd man out. I really don't like the leather smart case. I felt the fit was poor for the cover and it added a lot of bulk to the air. I also didn't like the raised edges around the bezel.

    I changed to the black Smart Cover and love it.

    I will say Apple has been awesome with their customer service.
     
  11. kdoug, Nov 9, 2013
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    kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    Love mine also! I've already thrown my $5 Amazon case in the trash.
     

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  12. iono11200 macrumors member

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    Well, after 2 weeks of use we decided that our ipads should have cases. We ordered a blue and a black. Black one is shipping from China but we did receive the blue one today. Still not sure if I can say its worth $79 but it can be returned till 1/7/2014, so if/when Apple does a Black Friday sale, I should be able to just do a price match. All that being said my initial impression is that man this thing is nice. Perfect fit, everything lines up perfectly and its a breeze to install. To me anyway, it's much more comfortable to use now. Not slippery or cold to the touch when you first pick it up. So far, I like it a lot. Time will tell how it holds up.
     
  13. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    My black smart case for the mini was slightly loose on the left side near the hinge. It pulled away from the side when I put the cover behind the case. I am going to give it another shot as I don't like using just the Smart Cover.
     
  14. Señor macrumors 6502

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    When I go down to my nearest Apple Store to exchange my rMini for a new one I'm considering going to get one of these babies. Looks really nice.
     
  15. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I totally agree!
    Fit and finish is second to none.
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  16. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I'd normally never even consider a $70 case. I just got a $50 Visa gift card though and I'm sort of considering picking one up for my retina mini.

    These look pretty nice. And the feel of leather might be a welcome change to all the plastic out there.
     
  17. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    I have to admit the new leather smart cases are best of breed accessories. They are worth every cent.
     
  18. gdourado thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for also sharing your thoughts.
    Anyone already cleaned their cases? What's your process? Any special leather products?

    Cheers!
     
  19. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I used Lexol on my black case. Rub it on/in with fingers and clean off residue. It'll look streaky at first but use your fingers for uniformity.
     
  20. acosmichippo macrumors regular

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    I'm not so crazy about mine. The back I like. Fits very well, and feels nice in your hand. It's the cover I don't like so much. Feels cheap and thin, and doesn't even sit flush with the screen when closed.

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    It's been like that since I got it, and I have not done anything out of the ordinary to exacerbate it. Maybe it's a defect with mine in particular, I don't know. I'm also not crazy about the look of the brown leather. I thought it would look much more natural than it does. As it is, it just looks orange. Maybe it'll look better with age, but I'm not that patient. I feel like an $80 case ought to be perfect in every aspect, and I'm just not that happy with it. So I'll be returning it and going with something else.
     
  21. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    My brown one was a little like that. My black one that I purchased a couple of days ago is almost perfect with no gap.
    Every aftermarket case that I've purchase thus far has been crap.
     
  22. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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  23. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    Says the troll.
     
  24. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    I got one, no gap, good fit, but the leather has stress marks front and back, felt too heavy compared to just a smart cover, magnet on back not as good, for $99 USD no way, seems cheap to me. Sent back. Like their iPhone leather case though.
     
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