iPad (REVIEWED) Another Smart Case alternative

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  1. BJB Productions, Mar 14, 2014
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    BJB Productions macrumors 65816

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    Anyone tried this?

    I'm thinking I may give it a go. For $20, I'm willing to risk it. I'm not worried if it's not truly genuine.

    UPDATE:
    View the review.
     
  2. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    i don't see the harm. worst case ;) scenario you return it.
     
  3. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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    Please post a review if you end up ordering the case.
     
  4. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I ordered it yesterday, so I'll definitely update this thread once I receive it.
     
  5. Kangda macrumors member

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    Looks nice, please update how you like it.

    A friend of mine swears by the Invellop case:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FAMAQQG
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I ordered one too. May be a slight chance that I'll get a genuine Apple product for an awesome price. :)
     
  7. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nice, when did you order? I noticed that the seller also claims to sell other name brands like Lifeproof and Otterbox for way less $. We'll see if it turns out to be a truly genuine product. I'm not expecting it to be but I'll be even more pleased if I'm wrong!
     
  8. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Your not wrong
     
  9. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    We'll see. Did you receive one?
     
  10. Macalway, Mar 16, 2014
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    Macalway macrumors 68000

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    No, I didn't bite (yet :D)


    Point is: It would be nice if there was some indication that it's not real. But this particular listing is very deceptive, which bugs me.

    It creates hope that it's real, and thats the play here. The ultra low price is the hook.
     
  11. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I purchased it assuming it's not genuine. I was simply looking for a Smart Cover-type case, not an Apple one. If it happens to be genuine, then that's even better but I'm not expecting it.
     
  12. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, the listing is weird. it looks exactly like the original.

    It's just a wait and see thing, but one things absolutely certain

    it's a clone. :)

    Just how good of one is the question.
     
  13. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I ordered last night around 7pm and got my shipping notification by midnight.

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Let me know when you receive it! We may get it the same day.

    Yep, I was quite aware they were taken from the Apple store directly. I'll post some pics when I have it in my hands.
     
  16. AJB1971, Mar 17, 2014
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    This is probably what you've purchased -


    It looks quite convincing, but not as good quality as the genuine item.
     
  17. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Any shipping updates yet? Mine just says "in transit".
     
  18. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I haven't had any shipping updates in 5 or 6 days... I'm guessing it's stuck in customs. They say shipping is 9-14 business days so it will probably come next week. Here's what I have:
    Screen Shot 2014-03-22 at 3.35.53 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2014-03-22 at 3.35.59 PM.png

    Where are you located?
     
  19. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    That's more than I have haha.

    I'm in Dallas, Texas.
     
  20. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be waiting for your reviews of this case. I'm sure it is a replica of the Apple Smart Case, but for $20.99, worth the effort.

    Did anyone else notice the same seller has an iPad Mini version for $19.99?

    Please keep this thread updated once either of you receive the case!
     
  21. BJB Productions, Mar 24, 2014
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    Still no update... I'm hoping it just shows up on my doorstep in the next day or two and the tracking was never updated by USPS.
     
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    Same here. Mine still just shows "In Transit"
     
  23. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Let me know if you receive it. I'm in IL.
     
  24. will25u macrumors newbie

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    I bought this case and received it during the weekend. Although it looks real, the ports don't align perfectly, especially the charging port. I have to take it out of the case to charge it. Also the headphone port is a little off too. I bought two of these, one for my girl and one for me and her cutouts were more accurate than mine so it might be just mine.
     
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