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Old 04-09-2010, 11:05 AM   #16
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I can't wait to get an iPad
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:01 PM   #17
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The reason I like the incase case is that is very sturdy and offers protection if the iPad were to be dropped. Also the screen is covered / protected when the case is closed and the case has a strap that holds the front cover in place. I'm not sure if the case is made out of real leather or not but it feels like leather.

Yes, the case might be more bulky when compared to the Apple case but it does offer more protection. The question is what is more important to you - lighter weight or better protection. You should check them both out at the Apple store
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #18
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When watching video at the sofa at the gym or starbucks. I can imagine holding
it slant and the incase case might be too heavy. So the apple case is the way to
go for me and at least it would have great resale value.

I live in asia. I found out the apple case is to be available end of april at Apple
online store. Does this mean all apple retail stores based in US have sold out
all the cases? Also where exactly is Apple Online Store located. Or are stocks
there representative of all stocks of the retail stores? Anyone got an idea?

If anyone of you will visit or just visited an apple retail store. Pls. ask if they
still have the $39 apple case.

Also anyone knows a good apple forums where people sell apple stuff. I need to
get the apple case soon so I can cloth the ipad when I get it 2 weeks from now.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #19
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I'm using the Apple portfolio case with a Bodyguardz screen protector. I got the case at Best Buy (they had them in stock earlier this week). It's 40 bucks, which is overpriced... that said, I really like it. It's thin, but seems durable, and you can fold the cover back over and it "clips" to the back, making a little laptop desk.

There's a company called Incipio that makes really nice iPhone cases, and they have some coming out for the iPad. You can preview them on their website, but are not quite available for sale yet.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:45 AM   #20
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Even while I am still waiting for iPads to arrive in France, I am shopping for cases. I found several that looks promising but each of those has its pros and cons.

Here is what I found :
- Vaja Cases : usually pricey but I found them good values on my former Tréo, long ago... They don't have many models out yet.
http://www.vajacases.com/
- Otterbox : very sturdy but does probably radically alter the outlook of the iPad ! Still I used one for a Tréo 650 and nowadays for my iPhone as I like the extra protection which I really need in my daily use.
http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-case-coming-soon
- Oberon Design : very nice looking stuff ! And I know that they have stuff coming for the iPad.
http://www.oberondesign.com/index.php
- Piel Frama : sounds interesting...
http://www.pielframa.com/ipad-magnetic-tan-cases.htm


Of course, those are radically different cases ! Will make it harder to choose !

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Old 04-11-2010, 05:14 AM   #21
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Finally, by looking around, I found a lot of other options ! Here is one that sums up quite nicely...

http://www.macworld.com/article/1471...sepreview.html
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- Piel Frama : sounds interesting...
http://www.pielframa.com/ipad-magnetic-tan-cases.htm
The iPad has a compass built in; a case with a magnetic closure would likely prevent it from working. (though I'm not sure how useful the compass is in the first place)
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:18 AM   #23
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You are right but as they are doing the same for iPhone and others are doing the same too, there is probably a work-around, no ?
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You are right but as they are doing the same for iPhone and others are doing the same too, there is probably a work-around, no ?
I don't know. Personally, I never use the compass so a case with magnets wouldn't bother me.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:58 PM   #25
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The reason I like the incase case is that is very sturdy and offers protection if the iPad were to be dropped. Also the screen is covered / protected when the case is closed and the case has a strap that holds the front cover in place. I'm not sure if the case is made out of real leather or not but it feels like leather.

Yes, the case might be more bulky when compared to the Apple case but it does offer more protection. The question is what is more important to you - lighter weight or better protection. You should check them both out at the Apple store
I can't find the original apple case in stock so rather than not having any
cover, I finally ordered the incase sturdy case coming in 2 weeks. Does
yours have a screen protector inside the incase? If one doesn't like to
use it, can one remove it? I may not want to use it because it may
cause more reflections or dull the colors in the IPS screen.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:08 PM   #26
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i had an otterbox defender on my iphone. stopped using it after about a month. the case is huge and when worn on the belt it really dug into my side. the screen protector is built into the case and can't be removed. this protector has a known issue where it produces an "oily screen" and looks horrible. the solution is to apply corn starch or baby powder inside the case before putting your iphone inside. decided that wasn't for me and the case now is collecting its own dust on a bookshelf.

i'd be wary of their cases if they have a similar built-in screen guard.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #27
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I can't find the original apple case in stock so rather than not having any
cover, I finally ordered the incase sturdy case coming in 2 weeks. Does
yours have a screen protector inside the incase? If one doesn't like to
use it, can one remove it? I may not want to use it because it may
cause more reflections or dull the colors in the IPS screen.

The incase does not have a built in screen protector so you don't have to worry about removing it.

The reflection on the screen doesn't bother me. Being able to adjust the brightness helps and no more clipping on a light to read at night which caused more of a reflection on the Kindle screen, IMO.

I wasn't sure how much I would like the iPad for reading but I love it and am even reading all of my Kindle books on it. It's great being able to go back and forth between reading news sites, playing a quick game or reading a book.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:21 PM   #28
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The incase does not have a built in screen protector so you don't have to worry about removing it.

The reflection on the screen doesn't bother me. Being able to adjust the brightness helps and no more clipping on a light to read at night which caused more of a reflection on the Kindle screen, IMO.

I wasn't sure how much I would like the iPad for reading but I love it and am even reading all of my Kindle books on it. It's great being able to go back and forth between reading news sites, playing a quick game or reading a book.
I see. The incase case I ordered won't be available til 7 days later and they
asked me if I want to cancel it. There's something that I need to know that
can make me decide. When you (or anyone reading this) are sitting at sofa
or chair and reading pdf. How do you hold your ipad? holding it slant against
the stomach? this means you have to apply pressure to hold it, right? Won't
the additional weight of the incase case give more stress and prone to more
tiring hands compared to the featherweight original ipad case?
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I see. The incase case I ordered won't be available til 7 days later and they
asked me if I want to cancel it. There's something that I need to know that
can make me decide. When you (or anyone reading this) are sitting at sofa
or chair and reading pdf. How do you hold your ipad? holding it slant against
the stomach? this means you have to apply pressure to hold it, right? Won't
the additional weight of the incase case give more stress and prone to more
tiring hands compared to the featherweight original ipad case?
I find the ipad is kind of heavy without a case. I've leaned it against things on the table to read but was considering getting one of these:

http://www.scosche.com/products/productID/1923

They cost $45 plus tax and shipping charges though and I can't find where they've been tested and reviewed. The concept is interesting and I think the design is elegant. I suppose these are the problems with being an early implementer.
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