Miniot MK2 for new iPad first impressions (pics + Video *Dutch)

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  1. SamR123, Jun 27, 2012
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    Hi,

    I've just got back from visiting the great people at Miniot for a small tour and got a change to see a lot of cool stuff. I've also taken home a new iPhone 4 pouch and of course a MK2 cover for the new iPad.

    Haven't had the time to properly test it but my first impressions are very positive, it just looks very nice (this is a mahogany one but those padouk ones are very cool too!) and it feels very well built (by hand!). It also seems to be a great match for using it combined with a Belkin Snap Shield Secure (or Devicewear thingy).

    For now I'll just post some picture and will be working on a small video review (Dutch, except if there's enough people waiting for something in English) with more pictures, video and some of the stuff I was able to shoot when visiting them today.

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  2. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Would love one but the US shipping is too high. When a US retailer stocks them I will revisit.
     
  3. SamR123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Standaard shipping to US now seems to be 11 dollar, making it a total of 99 dollar for this cover (basic one, not the one where you choose every individual rib of wood).
     
  4. SamR123, Jun 29, 2012
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    I've yet to write both the Dutch and English review but here is the Dutch youtube review, for those of you wanting to see a bit more and even a few small shots from my visit of Miniot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRffPf7wHwo
     
  5. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Any close up shots of walnut. In your video it looks very light...on their site darker.

    Assume its not black walnut....
     
  6. JeffMorse macrumors regular

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    That's mahogany, not walnut.

    I've got one in cherry I like a lot, but love that mahogany too.
     
  7. SamR123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Between 2:30 and 2:55 I've some shots of the available wood types. No real close-ups tho. Sorry.
     
  8. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Yeah I had seen those...looks like the walnut is light. Not what I want. I sent an email to the company....who knows if they will respond.
     
  9. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    I was ready to buy....there is no $11 shipping to the US.
    At $30 its too expensive.

    I might, order 2 or 3 and sell the others in US...this could defray shipping.
     
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    I'm very sorry, I've checked and filled in US for shipping and I'm pretty sure it said 11 bucks. Again, I apologize.
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Thinking of ordering 3:

    Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany

    Picking the one I like and selling the others.

    Anyone interested in one of the others (gauging interest).
    $100 for each ...but the other will have to pay for ship from me to them.
     
  12. gugy macrumors 68030

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    This cover looks beautiful. I am torn between the mahogany or Padouk.
    The shipping to US is too much at $30. Ideally the final cost for this should be US$100. I'll wait for some sort of coupon or discount down the road.

    If anybody have pics of the Padouk, I would appreciate if you could post here.
     
  13. Knitmom macrumors newbie

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    Weight?

    How much does it weigh? This is a possible deal-breaker (or maker?) for me. I would be very grateful for the info. If you own one, a kitchen scale would do the trick. Or if anyone can link to the info online, that would be great too. I can't find it anywhere. I'm trying to find something around 7 or 8 ounces or less for the front since there are so many great, lightweight options for the back.
     
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    Its somewhere in the video. I used a kitchen scale. I'm on mobile now so can't check for you but it's lighter then the apple smart cover if I remember correctly
     
  15. Knitmom macrumors newbie

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    3.5 Ozs!

    I checked with the manufacturer, and they got back to me in less than 24 hours. 100 grammes, which is close to 3.5 ounces. Now all I have to do is choose Padouk, mahogany, or maple. I have a white ipad3. Any suggestions?
     

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