All iPads The Devicewear Ridge case for iPad Air 2

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  1. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Devicewear Ridge for iPad Air 2

    I purchased the original Ridge for my iPad Air when it came out and have been very happy with it, so I pre-ordered the Ridge for my new iPad Air 2.

    The new case is thinner and feels to be made of stronger material/construction than the original, so the overall thickness of the Ridge + Air 2 is noticeably significantly thinner than Air+original as shown in first picture.

    All functionality remains the same -- smart-cover performance is perfect -- as shown below, except for these noted differences:

    1. Folding the flap over to flat against the back of the iPad is more difficult than with the original (photo #4). There's no preset crease for this, but I'm thinking this will fold over easier in time after "breaking it in" a bit.

    2. In the last pic you can see the material just slightly puffed away from the back ( it's supposed to be loose/unattached there). A minor niggle that has no effect on use and easily lays flat when flipped over -- just to note what's shown in the photos.

    Everything else is as before with the original Ridge, with the very nice fitment/cutouts/etc. as shown in the photos. The case has no noticeable affect the sound vibration. I'll update as my Ridge gets some use and the material breaks in over time.

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  2. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for this. I just ordered this case today. 11/10 delivery.

    Looks nice and thin here...
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  3. Mojer macrumors member

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    I think I might like this. Do you know how thick this case is with the Air 2 in it? Thanks
     
  4. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    I've used the Ridgewears on my iPad 3, 4, Air, and will order for my soon to be Air 2. They are great, quality cases.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  6. asleep thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm sorry, I don't. I'd need some type of calipers to reach over the edge toward the middle to get a good measurement.

    All I can do is refer you to their website: http://www.devicewear.com/

    I will say the plastic back cover portion it snaps into is pretty sturdy, and the front cover is just a bit thicker I think than Apple 's Smartcover. So it's not hyper thin, but I can drop a two-pound hand weight onto the front or back from waist high and not damage the iPad fwiw.

    I'm interested to hear other's opinions of their Ridges on the Air 2.
     
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  8. Mojer macrumors member

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    Thanks! I am interested in the approximate thickness of this case with the Air 2 in it if you are able to do this. Therefore, placing the case on a flat surface and measuring from the bottom to the top of the cover. My guess is that it might be about 1.5" to 2". Thanks
     
  9. cliegal macrumors member

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    I got that case. It fits the Air 2 perfectly. I liked it so much I ordered a second, a red one from Amazon, for a change of pace.
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Is there a lock on the swivel or does it flap around? I like to swing the front flap all the way to the back of the iPad, is it comfortable to hold it like that?
     
  11. asleep thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No, no... it's less than 3/4 of one inch thick.
    There's no swivel function on the Ridge. But Devicewear does make a swivel case.

    Yes, the smartcover folds back flat against the back. This is the function I commented about in the review of it needing some time to break-in/get a good crease. You can see in photo #3 above.
     
  12. nepats81 macrumors newbie

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    Im glad to see this. I have the Devicewear ridge for my IPAD Air and was hoping the case would be good for the Air 2. I'll probably pick up my Air 2 this weekend, and order the case online.
     
  13. ibarnett macrumors regular

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    Received mine yesterday. Very impressed.
    FYI measures 1/2" as above.
    Cheers
     

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