All iPads Why I picked the rMINI over the Air

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  1. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    I returned my air for a rMINI and the only reason was availability of cases and accessories. The one thing I hate about being an early adopter is that accessories suck and thats the only reason. Both are beautiful and get the job done.
     
  2. macjunkie33 macrumors member

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    The only reason you returned your Air for the Mini was for lack of accessories? :confused:
     
  3. JSalig macrumors 6502

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    Seems a tad strange but whatever works for you. When I bought my ipad 1 years ago I purchased a $5 sleeve for it. Used it again for the ipad 2 and later the 3 and it will house whichever ipad I buy next. This buying unique accessories for each and every upgrade is for the birds.
     
  4. dtjay7 macrumors regular

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    I understand that motivation. I am thinking of trading my new Air for my husbands iPad 4, because I have so many cases for it. I am a case collector. My children love it because they never have to buy a case. Just go by mom's house and pick through the collection :)
     
  5. I8P'CS macrumors 6502

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    I will soon vacate this forum and leave it to the kids. This place is getting ridiculous weekly.
     
  6. bambooshots macrumors 6502a

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    These things are tablet computers and not Barbie dolls.
     
  7. Raffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know it sounds bad but its true. The iPad air is so nice but all the cases make it huge or they are terrible. Im not going to go case less for a $500 device.
     
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  9. Raffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! thanks for the heads up. I had no idea that they weren't barbie dolls.
     
  10. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    So, you found cases other than the Apple Smart case for the Retina Mini that DON'T cover up the second microphone on the back? By all means....let us Retina Mini owners know the names of those cases.
     
  11. Raffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No I didn't, I am using an ifrogz and I just used my dremel to make a small hole. It looks factory. Any other smart questions? Please feel free to ask away.
     
  12. bambooshots macrumors 6502a

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    Just wanted to make sure as you're returning a computer just based on the lack of accessories out there
     
  13. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    So there aren't ANY Mini cases other than the 1 Apple case that don't require the use of a Dremel tool to drill a hole in it. And how many different Air cases are available that don't require the use of power tools to function properly?
     
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    Raffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't matter. 99% iPad air cases are garbage and will be that way for a few months. rMINI has so many choices its actually hard to pick. No harm in having to put a hole in the case, or just leaving it.


    All the iPad air case turn it back into a tank. Except the smart cover which sucks to high heaven.
     
  15. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    Hahah you said it :D. I completely agree and I'm in my early 20s :rolleyes:
     
  16. Raffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My college has 2003 girls. That means there are 4006 boobies....hehehehe:rolleyes:
     
  17. tkmcguire1 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know what you mean by"lack" of cases,ebay has 100's of different styles for the air to choose from.
    I've already ordered several different cases for my air and they are nice cases.
    All it takes is a little shopping around and you will find all kinds of cases:p
     
  18. suprakc macrumors regular

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    Case?

    Why does everyone think an iPad needs a case? Get a smart cover (not case) and be happy with life. It was well designed to be handled - with no case... ever.
     
  19. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    what the..
     
  20. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

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    Well, he can add....sorta.
     
  21. Raffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Please prove sort, based on that math problem. Do you come up with a different answer?
     
  22. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Did you not see Total Recall? It could be 4007.
     
  23. Raffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very true......very true.
     
  24. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps he wasn't saying that he got a different result, but rather that it would seem more natural to just multiply 2003 by 2, rather than add 2003 to 2003.
    I think most people would do (n * 2) before thinking about doing (n + n).
     
  25. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    So you returned a new device, for a newer one?
     

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