iPad mini TwelveSouth SurfacePad for iPad mini

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jedolley, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    TwelveSouth CEO did an interview at CES and briefly showed off the SurfacePad for iPad mini and stated it should be coming out in a "few weeks".

    Starts around 12:55 in the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6hkYQ433nc&feature=youtu.be

    I think it's a rather nice touch that they use the magnets in the cover for the stand.
     
  2. eldo33 macrumors regular

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    i don't see protection all around the side, top and bottom when it opens up.

    "beautiful and smooth"...hardly...looks plain

    i have the other twelve south products and it looks much cooler than this.
     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Looks near, but kind of offers no protection.

    I've also stopped buying TwelveSouth products. I used to love them, but the build quality of most stuff is terrible, and whilst they're OK warranty wise - I don't really like having to send in multiple warranty requests for what is essentially a £40 lump of metal.

    For example, my Compass stand had the metal around the hinge sheered meaning the legs open too wide, and the thing doesn't sit properly. Also, TwelveSouth don't seem to be very good at sticking rubber feet on - I've had at least one foot fall off of my Compass stand, BookArc stand and MagicWand.
     
  4. jedolley thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't think I will order this for myself, but figured i'd post as a FYI. I know some people are fans for the iPhone SurfacePad, so they might like this as well. The magnets in the cover for the stand is a nice touch though.
     
  5. Tekka macrumors newbie

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    Well I like it :)
    I only had good experiments with twelve south so I think I will give it a try when it's there !
     
  6. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    Circa iPhone 4/iPad 2, I feel like the build quality of TwelveSouth products was much better. I tried both the SurfacePad and the BookBook for the iPhone 5, and both started to fall apart within a month of use.

    The SurfacePad was awful. The lining started to come apart from the leather and it eventually was just a big unusable mess. TwelveSouth doesn't make the return process all that easy, either. I ended up eventually being refunded for the SurfacePad and then paying the difference for the BookBook, which started having similar problems. Done with TwelveSouth.
     

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