What do you think of Targus Versavu Rotating Case & Stand for iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by TDW, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. TDW macrumors member

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  2. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Do a search, they both are junk....lots better to buy......
     
  3. TDW thread starter macrumors member

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    Could you please advice me for a GOOD case like those above? (same style)
    Thanks!
     
  4. ElDogman macrumors 6502

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    depends, how important is the rotating aspect for you? if you're fine with landscape mode then you have a ton of other options out there, if you need one that does both landscape and portrait, there's 4 that seem very interesting.
     
  5. TDW thread starter macrumors member

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    Could you name the modles please?
    for both rotating and not


    Thanks a lot for your help
    on monday i'm getting my new (and first) iPad and cover :)
     
  6. ElDogman macrumors 6502

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    rotating models that got high reviews

    Devicewear Detour (very similar to the Targus but you don't have that exposed hole in the back and higher quality feeling)

    Joy Factory FolioIII 360 (just released, ipad3 version review still out but the 2 was highly regarded) Its cool in that you could detach the shell from the case when you don't need the folio, and stick it onto other joy factory products such as stands, etc

    keep in mind that rotating folios may not be popular with some as they can add quite a bit of thickness and weight. Thus these two options for some one who wants something thinner

    Ozaki icoat slim-y++ (a cover that's origami style so when you bend it back you can do landscape or portrait mode like those rotating folios. Ozaki has many models but it has to be the Y++ with double pluses, which is the better one of their line up)

    Moshi Versacover (similar to Ozaki, but some slight differences)

    both of these have nice reviews. see Pittsdriver and dieburnbot posts in this page (or page 2).

    as for non rotating cases and folios.. there are a ton out there and really hard to pick out one that's best for you.. some are very rugged, but also thick and heavy, others are very light and thin but don't offer as good protection. so many to choose from. It also depends on your budget too, some people are willing to spend alot for a case, others not so much.
     
  7. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I bought this for $15 at amazon

    Works great for me
     

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  8. TDW thread starter macrumors member

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    TNX for the detailed comment!
    As for non-rotating the budget is ~50$ for something not too thick but also protective.
    I will buy it in Media Markt Germany

    Thanks!
     
  9. Cyhiraeth macrumors newbie

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    It's a good case if you want the 360 rotation and are on a budget. It is bulky but for the price you really can't afford to be picky.
     
  10. Atomant669 macrumors regular

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    I find that apple logo display behind the case too showy. Makes me feel uncomfortable carrying one. I'm currently using a belkin cinema folio that flies under the radar.
     
  11. sbessel macrumors newbie

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    I found this thread because I was here searching for a replacement for this case. In my opinion it is junk, and the support from Targus even worse.

    For one we went through two of these before getting one with a magnet in the cover for the auto on/off even though it said the feature was there, the magnet was not. The replacement unit came and the magnet was so poorly placed the auto on/off worked randomly at best, and here is the kicker, it only worked if the iPad was returned to the proper place when closed. There is no indication of which position this is. The magnet is only in one location, really!? I tried to suggest to Targus that this be fixed and they said "they just don't care, if I was unhappy return the case" How much more could two good quality magnets cost?

    Now here is why I am really here. While in the case my wife dropped her iPad from about 6 inches onto the concrete and the screen broke. It broke on two corners, it hit flat on the ground, no rocks or anything, a completely smooth surface. There is nothing in this case that wraps around or protrudes enough to protect the screen.

    I have a Marware case (no 360 rotation) and it protects the screen with the raised edges that hold it into the case.

    The Targus case in my opinion is crap, and if it were designed properly to protect the iPad I would have saved the $300 it cost to get the iPad replaced.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     

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