iPad Pro People using Dbrand rear skin for iPad Pro and ASK - anyone problem with the magnetic or connection?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bahndoos, Aug 10, 2017.


Is a dbrand or any other brand skin interfering with your iPad pro and ASK connection?

  1. Yes, a little or a lot of interference

  2. No, works smooth as a baby's butt

  1. bahndoos macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
    Seen a couple people here who are experiencing problems with the magnetic connection or smart pin connectors when using the ASK on their iPad pro with a dbrand rear skin attached.

    Could whoever is using this combination of products please leave a poll entry, and if you like, a comment tabout your situation as well.
  2. allprologue macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2014
    I hope not, I kinda had my heart set on that Dragon skin for when I get my 12.9". That said I might not go with the ASK.
  3. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Yep. For me, it looks like the skin is a bit too thick, so the pins on the keyboard sometimes doesn't connect fully with the smart connector dots on the iPad. Since the ASK requires you to move around the iPad to set up "landscape" mode, there is a chance that the magnet will "slide" just a tiny bit so that the pins don't hit the smart connector dots in landscape mode. It does take a simple adjusting, but I began to notice it more and more.

    The solution is to measure and trim off the smart connector side of the sleeve just enough so that the magnetic binding on the ASK will attach firmly. It doesn't feel aesthetically nice in the hand if you're using iPad without that part covered, but if you measure correctly, you'll hardly notice it (hopefully). Mine is left with scars from the surgery (not the iPad, but the skin), since there are rough jagged edges here and there that is very noticeable, but I rarely take the ASK cover off anyway, so it's fine for me.
  4. David58117, Aug 18, 2017
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  5. bahndoos, Aug 18, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017

    bahndoos thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
    Received my brand skin (black matte) the other day and have since installed it, exactly as the instructions dictated (all the heat application and rub down with cloth).

    Interestingly, I have experienced no data interference or physical weakness of the connection. Typing with the ASK is just as immediate and responsive as without the skin, and the magnets still latch on strongly.

    I'm surprised that hardly any people are using dbrand (or other) skins, judging from the very limited response to this thread. The skins provide really nice protection against scratches or nicks, and look awesome!
    --- Post Merged, Aug 18, 2017 ---
    Found these 2 gents with dbrand problems from about a year ago in a different thread... Hey guys! care to elaborate on your iPad/dbrand experiences in here?
  6. sam2428 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2011
    Houston, TX
    It probably depends on the type of skin you choose. I am pretty sure the faux leather skins or the dragon skin are probably slightly thinker than the plain color skins due to the texture.

    Which is why ur matte black didn't seem to have issues.
  7. cakebytheocean macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2017

    I got the matte black and havent had an issue - the connection issues people are experiencing maybe due to the thicker dragon or leather skins

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