***OFFICIAL***: iPad/iPad2 Accessories, Cases, Apps and "Magic" Thread.

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  1. Ryan

    Ryan NBR Moderator

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    I do have both but I don't know how to write a review of something I can't benchmark...

    :D
     
  2. Mandrake

    Mandrake Notebook Nobel Laureate NBR Reviewer

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    Any recommendations here for a car mount (non-suction type) for the ipad 2?
     
  3. taelrak

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    Just (finally) got my Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG for iPad 2 (née Zaggmate 2). Typing on it for this review.

    The Zaggmate 2 is comprised of an aluminum shell that covers the front of the iPad, protecting the screen. Attached to the inside of the case is a bluetooth keyboard. A hinged stand behind the keyboard allows you to prop up your ipad either vertically or horizontally.

    A pic is worth a thousand words though, so if you really care about getting a case, you should head over to the Zagg site to look at it and do some independent research (i.e. I'm too lazy to link a pic).

    Pros
    1. Stylish--looks great and matches iPad design.
    2. Sturdy keyboard with no flex.
    3. Dedicated iPad keys.
    4. Compact keyboard attached to case--always available when you need it.
    5. Good screen protection (in theory--I haven't tried to grind down on it to check though) without adding much weight.
    6. Can still plug into peripherals with the case on.
    7. Can use iPad in both vertical and horizontal orientation.

    Cons
    1. Not a full-size keyboard. Takes some getting used to to type at maximum speed.
    2. Limited battery indicator--only notifies you when there's 20% remaining.
    3. No protection for the iPad's back.
    4. Support that props the iPad up seems flimsy--slightly concerned that repeated use over time might break it.
    5. While the case protects the iPad, you'll probably feel like you want to protect the case too, being aluminum and since the elegant look of the case comprises a large part of the appeal of this item.
    6. Prop cannot be adjusted, so angle of iPad screen will always be locked.
     
  4. Koopatrooper

    Koopatrooper Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for this thread. I am planning on being an ipad owner this year and this thread will be most valuable.

    Koopa
     
  5. davv

    davv Notebook Enthusiast

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    nice thread.

    thought i'd contribute with my experience of highly rugged ipad cases

    ipad 1 : the otterbox defender series is the best. that thing just won't die.
    my dad uses my good old ipad1 now and he's not careful.

    ipad2 : the otterbox defender is utter crap. cheap plastic. dont buy.
    get the griffin survivor instead. it has no hard cover for the screen but it's awesome. it matches military specs MIL-STD810 so you can't go wrong.
    us navy F18 pilots use them ;)

    ipad3 ? to be continued. the latest otterbox defender seems decent. not sure yet.
     
  6. shriek11

    shriek11 Notebook Deity

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    NPR? Pfffftt only communists listen to that ;)
     
  7. davv

    davv Notebook Enthusiast

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    update : the griffin defender is compatible with ipad3 (or waddeva you call it)

    since the ipad3 is 0.8mm thicker than the ipad2, it was a little more difficult to snap the shell together but with some patience it fits snugly and the ports/buttons are on the right places, so it's all good.
     
  8. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    Is there a way to clear out searches and cache on the iPad? I just got my iPad today from Apple. I'm so used to Android I feel lost lol. :)
     
  9. mydriaze

    mydriaze Notebook Enthusiast

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    How this will help.

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  10. greenyoga

    greenyoga Newbie

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    I come across a genuine leather case for iPad 2 on the site, ultra thin with sleep/wake up,really like it and plan to order one.
     
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