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Rugged, Nicely Designed - Great Alternative to DodoCase
on September 21, 2010
I tried and I tried to use my DodoCase, three months. I really wanted to love that case, the guys that are building them are trying so hard to be innovative and green, the bamboo holder, and the book binding cover. After my iPad fell out of the bamboo for the twentieth time, I had it.
Enter this sweet similar form case. The DodoCase is going back. This isn't the most beautiful case in the world. But it is super functional. There is no way in the world my iPad is ever falling out of this thing. The cover and back have hefty padding. The elastic band to hold the flap in place is super heavy duty. The cover material is probably faux leather, but a really nice version. It actually feels very nice in hand, firm and not soft. I particularly like the interior, kind of a satin smooth soft finish.
All ports are accessible while in the case. It will take a little time to break this in and get the flap to bend around more easily. The headphone jack is slightly obstructed by a hold down band, it is pretty easy to push the iPad and allow easy headphone plug in.
Overall the case is a bit fat, but that is a good thing, it protects the device. I'm not afraid to carry this on an airplane; my iPad is very well protected. For a final bit of protection, I put the whole business inside a neoprene netbook sleeve.
I'm sad to say goodbye to my DodoCase. But I'm happy I found an excellent replacement that is ten dollars cheaper. I would say that this is a very good price quality relationship; I'm not going to cheap on protecting a six hundred dollar device.
Over time the front cover has warped a little. Nothing bad, just a slight cupping. I'm somewhat particular with my technology and this annoys me a little bit.
August 2011 update - well over time the warping got worse and annoyed me more and more. I no longer use this case. The Otterbox Communter case is my current case. I'm fairly happy with that case.