iPad (REVIEWED) Another Smart Case alternative


Kangda

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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
 

BJB Productions

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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. :)
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!
 

Macalway

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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!


Your not wrong
 

Macalway

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We'll see. Did you receive one?
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.
 
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BJB Productions

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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.
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.
 

Macalway

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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.
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.
 

TWO2SEVEN

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

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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.
My thoughts exactly.
 

BJB Productions

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

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

The photographs and description have been taken directly from the Apple store -
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF051LL/A/ipad-air-smart-case-black?fnode=3b&fs=f=ipad5gen&fh=35cb%2B3fc3

I doubt that these are genuine Apple products, or even genuine leather, but I'll be interested to see what photographs of the actual product look like.
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.
 

AJB1971

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This is probably what you've purchased -

It looks quite convincing, but not as good quality as the genuine item.
 
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BJB Productions

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Any shipping updates yet? Mine just says "in transit".
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:
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Where are you located?
 

mpayne2k

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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!
 

will25u

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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.