Piel Frama case unboxing (lots of photos)

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by colmaclean, May 8, 2010.

  1. colmaclean macrumors 68000

    colmaclean

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    Getting bored of STILL not having an iPad (long story), I decided to spend some time showing off my gorgeous Piel Frama case.

    Apologies for the quality of these pics, they were taken on my iPhone so have to rely on ambient light...

    The package:
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    With the lid off:
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    Revealing the contents:
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    Get it out!
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    Case closed:
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    At an angle:
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    Viewed from the hinge:
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    Open book:
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    Pocket (comes with a chamois screen cloth):
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    Inside cover close-up. Check out the embossing:
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    Where's my iPad? Sniff. Notice the hole for the light sensor (or camera in die zukunftprodukt):
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    Bottom:
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    Side-on view:
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    Top:
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    The back:
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    Typing position:
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    Typing from another angle:
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    Upright. Is prone to do the "splits" if on a smooth surface. Need to find a little device to hold the two legs together when in this position (only case flaw!):
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    Gratuitous stitching shot:
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    So, in summary: hubba hubba. :)

    Now to wait for my effing iPad...
     
  2. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    Very nice looking case.

    The US section only had it in a smooth finish. Which is nice, but the alligator style you have is just beautiful!
     
  3. batman75 macrumors 6502

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    It looks fantastic. I am curious how it works with the iPad inside. The iPad is quite heavy, which is why other cases have some fastening mechanism to stop the case collapsing when propped in either typing or video viewing positions.

    It would also be interesting to see how thick it is with the ipad inside.

    Hope you get your iPad soon. May 27th pre-order, I assume.
     
  4. hoving macrumors newbie

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    Its gorgeous, though the little logos would prevents me from purchasing it.
     
  5. Reed Rothchild macrumors 6502

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    Looks good. I've got one on its way too. Already have the iPad and wanted something reassuringly expensive to wrap it in :).

    Piel Frama are always very good quality. Had one of their cases for some PDA or other a while back. My thinking is - if I'm dumb enough to pay so much for an iPad then by golly I'm going to wrap it in the best that money can buy :). Mine will look like this:




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    When the case arrives I'll post more thoughts on it.


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    Note the cutout - is that where the camera should be? Maybe this case will survive for iPad version two :D.
     
  6. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a

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    Nice case, but it makes the iPad look old fashioned
     
  7. Reed Rothchild macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, looks like one of those iPads from the eighties ;).
     
  8. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Don't mean to be rude, but to me it looks like a women's handbag minus the chainlink type strap. Everyone has different tastes though, and thanks for sharing.
     
  9. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    I figured this was for a woman, then I saw the man hands. It is very feminine, but if he likes it, then that's all that matters! ;)
     
  10. blake.bang macrumors member

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    What he/she wrote.
     
  11. Reed Rothchild macrumors 6502

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    The iPad lets you get in touch with your sexuality. It's one of the few compensations for lack of Flash.
     
  12. colmaclean thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ha! As Seinfeld once said, "IT'S EUROPEAN!"

    Christ, I thought most of us Apple fanboys were wannabe metrosexuals. ;)
     
  13. blake.bang macrumors member

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    I saw that:D


    That's what you think what most of everybody wants you to think :p
     
  14. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    All depends on your style. Obviously a guy in an Ed hardy hat would look stupid with this case but a guy in a suit or sleek business attire would look pretty slick to me.
     
  15. TNSF macrumors member

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    Nice case!

    My vaja case arrives on Monday. If its nice I'll post pics. If its not nice I will be too busy crying because I spent $190 on a not nice case.
     
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  17. ToutSuite macrumors member

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    What's holding the iPad in on the crease side? It looks wide open, no flap or snap or anything.
     
  18. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Don't dig it. The brown color inside is just so boring and meh. The outside leather glossy pattern is just hideous imo.
     
  19. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    Love it! Gonna get me one if they have the orange color!
     
  20. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    I got mine today.

    While its a nice case, good quality, leather smooth as a baby's butt, great craftsmanship, I don't like the fact that it will not stand vertically.

    It is also a little to puffy for me, and when you flip the cover around it makes it very unwieldy, too thick. Also while holding it that way the document cover as they call it is an annoyance.

    Oh well, on to the next one.
     
  21. jamesppp macrumors newbie

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    I've ordered a magnetic closing one but now I'm seeing people say this isn't such a good idea?

    Anyone had experience with magnetic closures? Does it interfere with the device at all?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  22. arcangel6 macrumors regular

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    I've had mine in one since mid-April or so and have had no issues.

    Joe
     
  23. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    now that's a man purse. needs a courtesy mirror tho. and matching pumps.

    the ipad is sleek and modern, but this is kinda gaudy retro.
    I'm sure they paid alot, well, the packaging is nice.

    glad the buyer is happy and maybe it looks better in person.
     
  24. Star56 macrumors member

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    I had these folks make a black leather one for my ipad. It is "okay". It is too thick for my taste. I have reverted back to the Apple cover.
     

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