Other cases/covers utilizing magnets and or sleep/wake function

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by snow blind, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. snow blind macrumors regular

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    So i've seen a few companies offering cases/covers utilizing magnets for sleep/wake function but nothing as nice as Apple's Smart Cover. Anyone found anything really nice cover/case wise that employees magnetics?
     
  2. mysterygirl macrumors regular

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    Portenzo just announced that their new cases will be utilizing this feature.
     
  3. mikejs210 macrumors newbie

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    I saw one that covers the entire iPad, even the back, and utilizes the smart cover in the front. I didn't see who makes it and the price was TBD.
     
  4. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Very helpful information. Thanks.
     
  5. Evmanw macrumors regular

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    WOW! Best case ive seen!!!! AWSOME!!!
     
  6. snow blind thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now that's exactly what i'm looking for. Something like the original Apple case for the first gen. with magnetic sleep/wake. Something like the Macally Bookstand but with front face bezel protection and not the hideous edge clips they use.
     

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  7. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    one that looks like the original case but has the magnets for sleep wake would be awesome
     
  8. Jhingha macrumors regular

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    Looking for that case as stated above I found this site.
    Nice products for the ipad2
    even a magnetic upsidedown holder. wich im still wondering if the magnets are strong enough

    http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ipad2.asp
     
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Really cool looking cases for the iPad and iPhone 4... though the bamboo frame adds to the size of the cases. I have two bags that I use that the iPad with the Apple Case fits almost snuggly. But I really like the designs....

    https://shop.portenzo.com/
     

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  10. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    the ipad cases look nice but the iphone case looks stupid and cheap
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Some great designs... really liked the under-cabinet design; but had the same concern. Hoping that if and when I upgrade from my iPad to the iPad 2 or 3 that the Griffin under-cabinet iPad holder will still work.
     

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  12. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    It would be nice if these cases were available now instead of having to wait weeks or even months. My iPad isn'y going to magically be protected from scratches until then. I love Apple's products, but they should have sent molds out ahead of time so that cases would be available now.

    Apple's ridiculous levels of secrecy are beginning to tire.
     
  13. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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  14. bmat macrumors 6502

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    Where does it say that the macally bookstand uses magnets for a smart cover?
     
  15. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    While I agree to a certain point.... It is hard for Apple to provide for other vendors to provide cases and such at launch - and Apple wanting/needing the secrecy to make the rumor mill work for them....
     
  16. snow blind thread starter macrumors regular

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    I totally understand this... just hope someone starts making some quality, maybe leather, full body and magnetic flap cases soon!
     
  17. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Wait 30 days and there will be hundreds of designs.....
     
  18. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    this is MACALLY But it does not have sleep wake function right now, I just got off the phone with them, the guy said probably next batch will....nice start though just what I wanted.
     
  19. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    It does look nice, but hopefully it will better quality wise than the first one. I'll wait for the magnets and to see other comments on it.
     
  20. Cutwolf macrumors 6502

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  21. wfj5444 macrumors 6502

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    Holy cow, that Macally case is it.

    Once they get the batch with the magnets I am ordering... I wonder how long that will take. I wonder how long I can go without a cover on my iPad 2.

    I guess the Apple Smart Cover is going back.
     
  22. CAWjr macrumors 6502

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    The CEO of ZooGue replied to me on Twitter to say that their case will use the magnet off & on feature

    https://twitter.com/#!/TheRealTimAngel/status/47935578720829440

    @CAWjr yes our case will turn off the screen when closed and on when opened.

    He also said that the speaker hole will be similar to the iPad 1 case which confuses me sinc ethe speaker design is completely different.

    @CAWjr the speaker hole will be similar to the iPad 1 Case
     

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