Post your iPad case, sleeve or cover WEIGHT

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  1. PacMookBro, Aug 17, 2011
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    PacMookBro macrumors regular

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    For iPad 1 & 2 & 3:
    Verizon Tablet Sleeve with Modem Pocket - 8.50 oz - 241 g
    WaterField Designs iPad Slip Case - 5.10 oz - 145 g

    For iPad 2 & 3:
    Apple Smart Cover (leather) - 4.80 oz - 136 g
    FIELDFOLIO Case - 14.00 oz - 397 g
    Gumdrop Droptech - 16.96 oz - 480.8 g
    Oberon Design iPad Cover - 15.00 oz - 425.2 g

    For iPad 3:
    Joy Factory SmartSuit 3 - ???
    monCarbone Smartt Mate Real Carbon Fiber iPad 3 Case - ???
    STM Skinny 3 - 6.40 oz - 181 g
    Targus Slim - 6.67 oz - 189 g
    Toblino Case - 10.56 oz - 299.4 g
    Incipio Lexington - 8.32 oz - 236 g

    For iPad 2:
    DODOcase Case - 8.00 oz - 227 g
    Generic TP - 3.74 oz - 106 g
    Griffin iPad 2 Case - 4.59 oz - 130. g
    Grove Case - 7.00 oz - 198 g
    Incase Magazine Jacket - 6.40 oz - 181 g
    Incipio Feather - 2.22 oz - 62.9 g
    Joy Factory SmartSuit 2 - 7.36 oz - 209 g
    Logitech Zagg keyboard case/cover - 11.25 oz - 318.9 g
    Maroo Case (leather) - 11.50 oz - 326.0 g
    Marware Microshell folio - 6.53 oz - 185 g
    monCarbone Smartt Mate Real Carbon Fiber iPad 2 Case - 1.41 oz - 40.0 g
    Monoprice iPad 2 PC back case - 3.87 oz - 110. g
    Monoprice iPad Screen Protector - 0.240 oz - 6.80 g
    Monoprice iPad 2 deluxe case - 6.38 oz - 181 g
    Pad & Quill Octavo - 11.00 oz - 311.8 g
    Portenzo Case - 9.00 oz - 255 g
    STM Skinny - 5.60 oz - 159 g
    Switcheasy Canvas - 20.00 oz - 567.0 g
    Toblino Case - 10.60 oz - 300.5 g
    Treegloo Case - 9.60 oz - 272 g
    Vaja Libretto - 9.90 oz - 281 g

    For iPad 1:
    Apple iPad Case - 5.40 oz - 153 g
    Belkin Grip Vue Clear - 11.2 oz - 318 g
    Incipio Feather 2.86 oz - 81.0 g
    Monoprice TPU back cover - 4.74 oz - 134 g
    Oberon Design iPad Cover - 15.0 oz - 425 g
    OtterBox Defender - 12.6 oz - 357 g
    Pad & Quill The Case Vol. 2 - 14.0 oz - 397 g
    Vaja iVolution Mamut - 10.9 oz - 309 g
    Yoobao leather case - 9.10 oz - 258 g
    Piel Frama Agenda (magnetic closure) - 9.50 oz - 269 g
    Switcheasy Cara - 12.24 oz - 347.0 g
    Switcheasy Nude - 3.10 oz - 87.9 g
     
  2. PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Post your cases' weight to the growing iPad case weight list. Make sure to state for iPad 1 or 2. ;)
     
  3. glen e macrumors 68030

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    This has never been an issue for me as I can see if the case is thick and protective, it's gonna weigh more and if it's micro thin, it's less. I use both, but no case weight has been a distraction.
     
  4. PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    This thread is meant to simply collect case weights, not to pinpoint shortcomings of cases.
     
  5. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    iPad 2 Logitech Zagg keyboard case/cover ... 11.25 oz.

    Very light. Very thin. Great protection. Greatly extends iPad2's usefulness.

    All aluminum tray shape with full black keyboard and secure slot to hold iPad2 at perfect typing angle. Battery lasts for couple weeks, bluetooth reaches into next room. Greatest investment ever for the iPad2! Adds imperceptible width to the iPad2 when iPad2 lays face down onto bumpers. Snug fit, no wobble. Protects all corners. Outstanding accessory. :D
     
  6. PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is a great solution for iPad on the go for laptop-like functionality especially when the battery lasts for a few weeks and weighs much less than mbp. It may possibly replace my on-the-go solution in the future. Thanks for the input.
     
  7. PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone with FIELDFOLIO's weight measurement? Post here. It looks awesome.
     
  8. magmasilk, Mar 15, 2012
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    Anything lighter than the skinny?

    Anything lighter than the skinny?

    STM Skinny 3 = .4 lbs
    STM Skinny 2 = .35 lbs

    Joy Factory SmartSuit 3 =
    Joy Factory SmartSuit 2 = .46 (User)

    old Switcheasy Canvas = 8.6 (User)

    Targus Slim = .62 (Targus) , .41 lbs (User)

    Incipio Lexington = .52

    Gumdrop Droptech for Ipad 2 (fits new Ipad) = 1.06 lbs

    Toblino = .66
     
  9. Mervin, Mar 16, 2012
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    iPad

    Incipio Feather 81 g - 2.857 oz - .179 lb
    Switcheasy Nude 88 g - 3.104 oz - .194 lb
    Switcheasy Cara 347 g - 12.24 oz - .765 lb

    iPad2

    Incipio Feather 63 g - 2.222 oz - .139 lb
    Generic TP 106 g - 3.739 oz - .234 lb
    Marware Microshell folio 185 g - 6.526 oz - .408 lb

    iPad3

    Targus Slim 189 g - 6.667 oz - .417 lb
     
  10. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    Here's some additional weights.

    iPad 1
    Monoprice TPU back cover = 0.296 lb

    iPad 2
    Incase Magazine Jacket = 0.400 lb
    Griffin iPad 2 Case = 0.287 lb
    Monoprice iPad 2 PC back case = 0.242 lb
    Monoprice iPad Screen Protector = 0.015 lb
    Monoprice iPad 2 deluxe case (my personal favorite) = 0.399 lb
     
  11. PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Keep it coming, guys. I'll update the list shortly. ;)
     
  12. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I like this thread as a heavy case is definitely a big drawback for me. I don't have any scales to weigh my case but would like to know the weight of a couple of cases if anyone out there has them and a way to weigh them:

    Speck Pixelskin (iPad 2 great case but oh so heavy. The new version is supposed to be thinner and lighter but their techs won't give any specs on it or even the weight on the old one when asked)

    Griffin Intellicase (seems that this case would be about as light as they get - the case is extremely slim)
    DMK - what Griffin case are you referring to at 0.287?
     
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    Seriously? Why?
     
  15. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    I think it's silly, that's why. Who besides a meth lab operator have a scale that measures to a hundredth of a pound? Who can perceive the difference between 0.175 and 0.165 in the real world?

    What's next? The typing speed increase from cutting our fingernails? Bump in wind resistance from shaving the hairs off our knuckles? Reduction in blink-fatigue from removing our eyelashes?

    BJ
     
  16. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    I think this is a very good idea for a thread. I'd love to know the weight of the Moko Premium Slim and the Switcheasy Canvas.
     
  17. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    The weight difference between the two will be equivalent to a stick of gum, not going to be noticeable or influence your buying decision. Here's a real-world quick guide to cover weights:

    Very Heavy: Apple Smart Cover and any keyboard folios.

    Heavy: All leather-look folios with integrated easel-type stands.

    Slightly Heavy: All sleeves.

    Light: All back-only cases made from TPU.

    Very Light: All back shells made from thin plastics.

    Imperceptible: All back decals and screen protectors.

    That's all you need to know. Put your micrometers and atomic scales away.

    BJ
     
  18. PacMookBro thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Objective of this Thread

    The objective of this thread is to simply collect weights of iPad cases and thus to give you a new perspective on cases available online.

    While the internet allows access to diverse collection of iPad cases, we are often not well informed of products before online transaction is made. Ideally one should examine what you want to buy in person before you purchase.

    I've started this thread as my way of contributing to MacRumors community (I read posts but do not post much unless absolutely necessary.). No doubt MacRumors iPad Accessories thread is a great place to exchange opinions about the accessories based on user experiences. However, there was no consolidated list of accessories that are available. So I made one with fixed attribute most case makers post clearly, the weight.

    We all want a good looking functional case. Choose any case that works for you. Don't let the numerical weight value sway your decision too much. The list is just a reference.

    For me, Apple Smart Cover is good enough. It is a lightweight cover however, it provides almost no protection. :eek: So there always is a trade off.

    I encourage you to post here with weight value if you have a case to share with fellow MacRumors members.
     
  19. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    PacMookBro - I appreciate your effort in this thread, thanks.
     

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