The iPad and accessories: What you need to know
Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:32 AM
A knit ski hat might just fit perfectly. but not the long "tailie" kind though. Tassels are optional.
Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:05 AM
Define Junky because I would completely disagree. I do not know if it is really worth $40 except that all the iPad cases seem expensive and it has excellent design elements, but It is a nice snug fit, provides access to all the ports (including dock connector), and is light weight. The real bonus with this case that you can fold it back on itself and clip the cover in to a flap that creates an angled working surface, just as you see in the Apple images. This simple system gives you a really nice typing/viewing angle when sitting at a table or in a chair with the iPad on your lap. Mine arrived last night and I was really pleased with how it worked. It also allows you to stand the iPad vertically for watching movies, or working with the Bluetooth keyboard. One problem is that it is not possible to use this case with the keyboard dock or the regular dock unless you take it off.
The Griffen case was recommended by Leo on the Daily GizWiz, and he did not like the Apple case, but I am very happy with it. To be honest it is one of the best cases on the market for what I want, which is quick access to the screen. I see no point in buying a slip case that you need to pull the iPad out of and juggle with before you can work with it. I want my case attached to my iPad and I want it to be functional, thing and light. The Apple case is all of these. Until a company like Levengers comes out with a nice case that holds both the iPad, and a paper notepad, I will stick with this one. Had I seen the Griffen case before buying this one, I might have purchased that instead BUT I really like the fold-back stand that this case offers.
This post has been edited by PaulCharlesworth: 07 April 2010 - 06:06 AM
Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:13 AM
You bought this device because you wanted light, slick and quick access to your content, not for you to buy yet another backpack! With the Apple styled case, you can just toss it in your regular messenger bag, or "man purse," without shelling out another $110.
This post has been edited by PaulCharlesworth: 07 April 2010 - 06:15 AM
Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:29 AM
Why not just get a bluetooth keyboard for your desk? I have the BT keyboard and it pairs with both my laptop and my iPad without any problems, provided they are not turned on at the same time.
Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:41 AM
As for cases, I'd add that a slightly larger than average nylon or leather book carriers and half-notebook-sized Daytimer-type cases (minus the ring binder) should work with the iPad. I picked up a sturdy one with an attractive distressed leather look from Goodwill for about $5. They zip open quickly and thieves are unlikely to think "iPad" when they see one.
Now all I need is an iPad.