Unofficial accessory alternatives?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RichardMajor86, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. RichardMajor86 macrumors member

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    Like the best of people, i love official apple hardware. However sometimes it does seem a bit expensive.

    Camera Connecter kit
    Official
    Unofficial

    HDMI Kit
    Official
    Unofficial

    Smart Cover
    Official
    Counterfeit
    Unofficial


    So, who buys what?
    I want a Camera Connector kit and a HDMI cable, but i dont want to pay the full Apple costs.
     
  2. mitch.dunc macrumors newbie

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    I would buy the unofficial Camera Connector and HDMI cable. Since it is all digital, your picture quality shouldn't be different using different connectors. I would probably go with the official Smart Cover because I have read reviews of the unofficial ones to have weak magnets.

    If the price difference isn't much, I'd just get the officials.
     
  3. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    HDMI cables are pretty much the same so buying an unofficial brand is fine with me.

    I wound up getting the official camera connector kit (I'm a sucker, I know). The all in one card readers would've been nice but I'm fine with the official Apple branded ones.
     
  4. balzmcfearson macrumors regular

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    you sure that's a counterfeit smart cover?

    looks like one of the apple originals with the grey back vs. v2 with the matching color back
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    Read the reviews.
     
  6. applesith macrumors 68030

    applesith

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    Pulled the trigger last Saturday and picked up Red Smart Cover at Apple store. It looks really nice, but $70!!! So overpriced. Waiting for my new iPad to use it.
     
  7. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    My unofficial CCK works fine. Definitely worth the $4 I paid for it on Amazon.

    My knockoff keyboard, however, really isn't worth the $25 I paid for it on eBay. The keys stick all the time and sometimes he only way to get it to stop repeating a letter is to toggle the BT on and off.

    I've been meaning to get an unofficial hdmi cable, just haven't gotten around to it.
     
  8. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

    Drag'nGT

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    The US reviews of the $5 camera connection kits on Amazon are very hit or miss. I ordered a cheap mini display cable from an Amazon 3rd party seller once before. It fell apart when I plugged it in! I saw how the connectors looked to be superglued or poorly soldered into place with fray wire going everywhere.

    Needless to say I'm very leery...
     

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