iPad Review: Kavaj Hamburg Case for iPad Air 2--Love that Leather!

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  1. kgenova macrumors 6502a

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    When the folks at Kavaj said they would send me out a Hamburg case for the iPad Air 2, my expectations were high. I had already reviewed all three of their iPhone 6 Plus cases (Dallas, Tokyo and Miami) and been very impressed. Well, when the Hamburg arrived, it surpassed my expectations. This is a very nice leather case. I like it much more than my Apple Smart Case--it has a more versatile stand, the leather feels softer and it feels as if it would provide more protection in a fall. Plus, at $59.99, it is a serious steal. Here's a few pics:

    Kavaj Hamburg for iPad Air 2- Back View.jpg

    Kavaj Hamburg for iPad Air 2- Back Stand View.jpg

    Kavaj Hamburg for iPad Air 2- Front Stand View.jpg

    Kavaj Hamburg for iPad Air 2- Typing Stand View.jpg

    Kavaj Hamburg for iPad Air 2- Front View.jpg

    And here's my YouTube review:


    Thanks!

    Kristin
     
  2. Orlandorealtor macrumors regular

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    Nice Review

    Nice review as usual Kristen, I have had the hamburg case for a while for my iPad Air 2, Jerry
     
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  4. kgenova thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Even knowing how nice their iPhone cases are, I was still impressed. Kavaj really makes good stuff!

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    How do you like the Berlin? I haven't tried it...

    Kristin
     
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    Berlin is nice and light. Although a lot of people dont like how it covers up the bezel around the screen. A little different then other cases
     
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    I've had the Berlin case since November. As said, lightweight. Has held up very well. Better than the iPhone Dallas.
     
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    My Dallas case started falling apart after a month , wrote Kavaj and got a full refund
     
  9. kgenova thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! I'm glad Kavaj is standing behind their products, but I'm sorry to hear that about the Dallas. My Dallas is holding up well--no problems with stitching or leather or anything. I do switch out my cases a lot, however, so I wouldn't say it has been getting heavy use.

    Kristin
     
  10. viewfly macrumors 65816

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    Mine is still intact but overly creased at the fold and I don't see it holding up well. I still use it for the gym. Some glue started to peel but I fixed that.

    In general I don't mate well with flip wallets.
     
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    Also my Hamburg came apart at one place on top by bezel, and won't stand upright. Stlll usable ans they refunded that too after I sent pics

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    I glued mine too, still somewhat usable
     
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    My Berlin iPad case case has held up well. The Dallas just looks more used and I predict its life to be shorter. With so much flip action i don't know a thin leather case that can survive that.

    What case do you use now?
     
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    Went back to my devicewear ridge on my Ipad Air 2 and a Verus wallet on my 6 Plus,,both not leather but nice.
     
  14. kgenova thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, as I said before, it is good that Kavaj is standing behind its products when they do not perform as promised. I haven't had any issues with my Kavaj products, but I am pretty gentle on things.

    Which Verus wallet case do you have, if you don't mind my asking? I have the Verus Dandy Klop and the Verus Dandy Layered Wallet, and I think they are nice cases, but I find the faux leather to be overly slippery feeling in the hand.
     
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    Got the Layered Verus Wallet . I too am gentle with my products but for some reason the Kavaj did not hold up well for me. Still usable but coming apart. I am still looking at that Doc Artisan for a leather wallet. I love the leather. Any other recommendations on leather at this time?
     
  16. kgenova thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doc Artisan is in the middle of releasing a whole new set of products. The case I reviewed for them--the Sport Leather Combo Wallet--is getting a complete redesign and will be available later this summer. They also have a new wallet design which has been on pre-order and is shipping next week. I should have a sample to review any day now. Overall, I'd say that the Doc Artisan products are the most heavy duty of the leather cases I have reviewed. I have been super impressed with their quality and look forward to seeing their new products.

    The Verus Layered Wallet is really nice, for a faux leather product. It looks great and seems very well constructed. I just find it too slippery for my tastes :)
     
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    Thanks for the info, The Verus is a little slippery but it works well and I really like it Don't like the Apple emblem exposed on the back but I just pu a screen saver over it to protect it. . May wait for the new Doc Artisan Sport Case. I like that it has an elastic band to keep everything in place.
     
  18. kgenova thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually quite excited for the new Sport Combo Case because I think the new positioning of the strap will work well, and because it appears to have a stand function. I love wallet cases with a stand!

    Kristin
     
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    Is their a picture and description of the new Sport Case that is coming out later this year Kristin? Thanks

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    Thought I found it but that was the old Sports Case Pictures
     
  20. kgenova thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is buried in the 'news' section of their website:

    http://www.dockartisan.com/blogs/news

    Looks like pre-orders for this one start on May 25th...
     
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    Thanks I really like the looks of that one and has the camera cutout in the main case so you can leave the removable case in and take pics.
     
  22. kgenova thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree--it looks really nice. Also, the strap looks like it covers the camera when the case is strapped closed. Nice design--protective!
     

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