UK 12” Smart Cover/case alternative

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  1. helix21 macrumors regular

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    For UK - anyone found a case or third party case for the new 12” iPad?

    I have bought the new keyboard folio, and really dislike it. I prefer using a proper external Bluetooth keyboard. So I was thinking of getting a stand and cover, a Smart Cover seemed to be the most sensible option. The Apple version is £99! Which seems a bit ridiculous.

    I found only one on amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/JETech-12-...762&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=iPad+Pro+12.9&psc=1 , but this seems to cover the pencil changing!

    Anyone have any luck with third party solutions?
     
  2. johnyslats macrumors 6502a

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    Tempted to order this for delivery tomorrow. Not convinced by the magnetic arrangement but might order and return if not suitable

    Ztotop Case for New iPad pro 12.9 Inch 2018,Ultra Slim Strong Magnetic Back,Trifold Stand Protective Cover with Auto Wake/Sleep Case for 2018 Apple 12.9 Inch iPad Pro,Black

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K3W7632/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LLV4BbPEFMKC7
     
  3. Aneres11 macrumors 68020

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    Looks good that one.
    Do let us know how it works out for you. :)
     
  4. johnyslats macrumors 6502a

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    Ordered in the name of research. Wish I hadn’t been so indecisive. It was 21.99 yesterday morning :mad:
     
  5. helix21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have ordered the same keyboard. I can’t get on with the keyboard folio, even though the construction feels really good and it provides a stable platform to type and use in the lap. Hoping that this will do, otherwise I will end up spending £100 on the Smart Cover folio.
     
  6. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    Someone else on the forum ordered the exact same case and already has it. He seems rather pleased with it, especially for the price.
     
  7. johnyslats macrumors 6502a

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    Ztotop folio arrived. Very impressed with it. Magnets hold it firmly in place and wake/sleep mechanism works flawlessly
     
  8. jcborden macrumors regular

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    That's great to hear, I have one arriving tonight.

    Whilst I like typing on the keyboard folio I dislike having to open the iPad like a hardback book and don't like having to use it completely flat or propped up and quite an angle. Plus £200 is quite hard to swallow.
     
  9. hammm macrumors member

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    Any pictures?

    I would like to know if the back piece is held in place by magnets, exactly like Apple's smart folio (non-keyboard one).
     
  10. jcborden macrumors regular

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    Received mine tonight and I have to say it is.... really very good (despite the price increase). Fit is decent, quality seems good and sleep/wake works as it should. Result!
    --- Post Merged, Nov 8, 2018 ---
    Yes the back is firmly held in place with magnets.
     
  11. johnyslats macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, think they know they’re on to a winner with a lack of suitable alternatives. Only wish I’d ordered when it was even cheaper :D
     
  12. jcborden macrumors regular

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    Glad I got it whilst available, now sold out
     
  13. darthbane2k, Nov 9, 2018
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  14. Ariaizadi macrumors regular

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    That case isn’t compatible with the 2018 3rd generation iPad Pro’s
     
  15. darthbane2k macrumors 6502a

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    That’s because I posted the wrong link!
    Try this..

    MoKo Case Fit iPad Pro 11 2018 - Slim Lightweight Smart Shell Stand Cover with Strong Magnetic Adsorption and 360 Degree Rotating Fit Apple iPad Pro 11 2018 - Black (Auto Wake/Sleep) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07H88S2DJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_5vB5BbFESHD5N
     
  16. jcborden macrumors regular

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    If anyone is looking for the Ztotop case for the 12.9” (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K3W7632/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LLV4BbPEFMKC7) I have one that has been put on the iPad and literally left in the house for a day so it’s as new. I’ve now returned the iPad (and gone with the 11” version) so am looking to find a new home for it. £24 delivered in the UK (it’s literally as new and sleep wake works perfectly)...
     
  17. SCart101 macrumors newbie

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    Still available?
     
  18. jcborden macrumors regular

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    Yes, still available!
     

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