Marware acknowledges sleep/wake issue with new iPad MicroShell Folio case

tanster

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Jun 15, 2009
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I purchased a MicroShell Folio case for the new iPad. The advertised sleep/wake feature didn't work.

When I contacted Marware, here was their response:

Hello,

Thank you for your order! We would like to update you regarding your recent purchase:

We are aware that there is a problem with the sleep/wake feature on some of our cases for the new iPad. We are working to quickly resolve this issue with the factory.

Case affected: MicroShell Folio for the new iPad Black

We are currently holding all new orders until the problem is corrected. However, some cases shipped out before we could stop them. As a result, you may receive or have received a case for the new iPad without the sleep/wake feature.

If you received one of the cases that do not work, Marware will send a replacement at no cost. You bought this case for a reason, because Marware makes it.

You also know we'll make this right for you.

We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

Marware Support Team
I really like the case and am very happy with their response!
 

Aqua Bliss

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Dec 6, 2010
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Wow good customer service and bravo to them for sending the email communication so quickly. Hope the other manufacturers do the same.
 

AnthonySmith

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Feb 25, 2011
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Southern CA
I got this too, but for the MicroShell, which they followed up on.

Hello,

Thank you for your order!

We are aware that there is a problem with the sleep/wake feature on some of our cases for the new iPad. We are working to quickly resolve this issue with the factory.

Case affected: MicroShell for the new iPad Black

We are currently holding all new orders until the problem is corrected. However, some cases shipped out before we could stop them. As a result, you may receive or have received a case for the new iPad without the sleep/wake feature.

If you received one of the cases that do not work, Marware will send a replacement at no cost. You bought this case for a reason, because Marware makes it.

You also know we'll make this right for you.

We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

Marware Support Team
Hello,

It appears we were overzealous with our notification.

The Microshell for the new iPad is not affected by the sleep/wake issue.

We apologize for the confusion.

Marware Support
 

rgarjr

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Apr 2, 2009
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Also got the e-mail. I called them and they said they're going to be sending everyone that purchased one a replacement in a few weeks. So we will probably get to keep our original folios.
 

wgr73

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Oct 31, 2005
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Also got the e-mail. I called them and they said they're going to be sending everyone that purchased one a replacement in a few weeks. So we will probably get to keep our original folios.
I got both emails from MW. You guys will get to keep both!! :cool: I wish I would've ordered when I wanted too last week! I hope they ship this soon.

BTW, are there any threads on the MicroShell? I can't find any.
 

jeme

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Jun 12, 2009
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I recieved the marware microshell folio and the magnets work, however I am concerned with the hard plastic inside of the cover that rests against the screen. Does anyone have any iPad 2 experience with this case? Thanks in advance.
 

msindi

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Mar 29, 2011
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London, UK
I recieved the marware microshell folio and the magnets work, however I am concerned with the hard plastic inside of the cover that rests against the screen. Does anyone have any iPad 2 experience with this case? Thanks in advance.
Have this on my iPad 2 and love it/hacve no issues with plastic
 

rgarjr

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Apr 2, 2009
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Southern California
I recieved the marware microshell folio and the magnets work, however I am concerned with the hard plastic inside of the cover that rests against the screen. Does anyone have any iPad 2 experience with this case? Thanks in advance.
Don't see how the plastic inside would be an issue. Case grips the iPad very good.

Would love if the front cover was leather like the smart cover. That would top it.
 

chazrt

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Nov 1, 2011
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I used the Microshell Folio for my iPad 2 and it was great. I also just got the same for the New iPad and was one of the lucky ones to have no problems with the sleep/wake functions.
 

tanster

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Jun 15, 2009
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SF Bay Area
I just received a tracking number from Marware on a replacement Microshell Folio!

The order description says "warranty replacement 2 no RL iPad3."

It ships today via USPS.
 

msindi

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Mar 29, 2011
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London, UK
I have fit problems with this. Returned the first one and now trying a second...
I could not even get the first one on and I tried it with 2 different iPads. Mt colleague got a Microshell (not folio) and that fits fine.
I think for future generations of this product, Marware should increase the tolerance a bit. This new iPad model fits better on my iPad 2 then the iPad 2 variant I had...