the best BOOK style case for iPad?

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  1. pmacuser macrumors member

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    I'm considering getting a book style iPad case, and these are the choices that I have in my mind. I mostly look into the automatic on/off feature and it's working as a stand. I know bookbook can do this all, but its design is just too much to handle. Hardbook is better in design by having both functions, I've never heard other poeple talking about this case. Book Jacket doesn't seem like having on/off feature, but it looks still nice. Which one would you use it?


    Twelvesouth BookBook for iPad
    http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook_ipad/

    SGP The new iPad Hardbook Series
    http://www.spigen.com/the-new-ipad-hardbook-series.html

    Incase Convertible Book Jacket
    http://goincase.com/products/detail/convertible-book-jacket-cl57523#img1
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    I haven't bought that product but have a very high opinion of incase, i own some of their products and they're great.
     
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    I vote Twelvesouth. I think I may have to get me one.
     
  5. MacBlackBook22 macrumors 6502

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    Vote for BookBook

    Just received the new iPad BookBook case this morning and am loving it with my iPad 3. It was delivered super fast about 36 hours after ordering it and to Canada too!

    Only thing I would have liked is more options in the landscape mode for the angle. I will get used to this though.

    All in all I would recommend this case.
     
  6. pmacuser thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow I was expecting it's gonna be between Hardbook and Book Jacket, surprisingly bookbook is winning. I can't believe how people carry this funny design of iPad case. I can't imagine someone having an iPad with bookbook case on at Starbucks. :D:D Whoever bought bookbook, do you have any actual photos with the iPad?
     
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  8. eg2007 macrumors 6502

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    I picked up the Hardbook.s in Bronze, but wound up returning it and a replacement they sent. Beautiful case, but the interior lining is a rubber material. It's glued to the inside of the case, so when you use it as a stand, the glue starts to separate from the interior. I was really bummed. So, I returned the one I bought and the one they send to replace it. I got the Valentinus (http://bit.ly/LHmeNU)Leather case in black instead. Used Amazon Prime. No tax and free shipping :) Have had it a week so far and really love it. Decent leather, microfiber interior lining that is stitched, not glued. Also, it's much thinner than the Portenzo/PQ, etc. cases.
     
  9. viewfly, Jun 22, 2012
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    photos of new bookbook case

    Here are the photos of my iPad BookBook new version, am really loving it.
     

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  11. glen e, Jun 25, 2012
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    glen e macrumors 68030

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    MUCH better than the old strap method, just wish they would have not hid the bezel...

    I own the MBA case....very slick
     
  12. -TYLER macrumors regular

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    How is the typing position on that? Looks like it is bouncy...=\
     
  13. dtjay7 macrumors regular

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    I got my new BookBook on Saturday. I am impressed that they not only made it hold the iPad more securely but also made it slimmer. So much better than the first version.
     
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    No bounce what so ever there is a brace at the back so that its nice and firm when typing
     
  15. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    The Portenzo really has my attention.

    Still tempted to get myself one...
     
  16. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    The first time I saw this I laughed, now it actually looks kinda cool, the twelvesouth that it.
     
  17. stonemann, Jun 25, 2012
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    Bookbook review

    Nice review and great pictures of the BookBook for the new iPad at iLounge:

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/twelve-south-bookbook-for-ipad-2-ipad-3rd-gen/

    I'm almost sold. I made another thread about how I was looking for a protective case with a secure non-wobbly typing angle. Is this what I'm looking for? Also, what's the landscape viewing stand like? Is there just one angle? Is that sturdy too?
     
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  19. JonMPLS, Jun 26, 2012
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    OK, I can't resist--placed an order for a BookBook in brown. Around town I like a slimmer case, but when flying the idea of a zipper case as well as a very stable horizontal mode. Have a new, unused Portenzo wingtip available . . .;)
     
  20. pmacuser thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay I just ordered Hardbook. I know many people like bookbook, but I decided to buy one that has the second most votes after bookbook. i can show some close pictures of the case when it arrives. :)
     
  21. SimonQQ macrumors member

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    i got the hardbook S series in black.

    After a couple hours of use, the strap on it snapped off.

    I am very disappointed with spigen and contacted them about it.

    hope they replace it -_-
     
  22. Pastorbran macrumors newbie

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    I guess I am in the minority. I order a bookbook and did not like anything about it. The leather feels cheap and the worn look is inconsistent across the case...it looks too man made. The snaps for the new design are just awkward. There are quite obvious through the back of the case and a huge hassle to take pictures. I sent it back...sorry, I would have made you a deal on one.

    Have you looked at Dodocase? I have one and love it. Here is a review:

    http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/19/dodocase-monogramming/
     
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