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Almost perfect, but essentially flawed.,
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This review is from: Acase iPad 2 100% Genuine Leather EZ Carry Case with 3 in 1 built in Stand for Apple iPad 2 2nd Generation WiFi / 3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB NEWEST MODEL (BLACK) (Personal Computers)
It's a nicely made, form-fitting case that is handsome and even lighter in weight than the synthetic ones I've looked at. The trouble lies in the cover. As advertised, it switches the iPad 2 off when it closes and back on when it's opened. However, the cover doesn't stay tightly closed so the iPad cycles on and off with even casual movement when being carried. Additionally, there's evidently no shielding in back of the cover's magnet so the iPad switches off again when the cover is fully opened and flipped around to the back.
I expect that a stronger magnet with proper shileding will solve both these issues, and I would readily buy it if that were the case, but sorry to say, this one's going back.
A Day Later:
It's worth noting that at this time there are four other reviews, and each give the product five stars. One of them is "signed" by the company itself and the other reviewers have written only rave reviews for Acase products (except for one review of a therapeutic wrist band, possibly to relieve the pain from all that typing...). Along those lines, this review immediately received a "0 of 3" helpful rating. Maybe nothing is going on here, but it appears as though the company itself is skewing the results for this and other Acase products on Amazon. I believe that I've provided a fair assessment of this case, and if it had seen just a little more product testing then it would have easily earned five stars from me. Now, however, I'm leaning towards avoiding Acase products altogether as a matter of principle.
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Initial post: Apr 19, 2011 6:49:29 PM PDT
It works perfectly for mine. When the cover closed, the screen shuts off. it is good!
Posted on Apr 20, 2011 12:54:16 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 20, 2011 5:15:25 PM PDT
Jacob Eidelberg says:
I received my case today and am having the same experience and will post a separate review. The case weighs 6.2 oz on my digital postal scale, so it's not really heavy. It's just that the cover is too heavy for the magnet. It really needs an elastic band like I've seen on others to hold the cover tight to the front or a stronger magnet or something. I can see this being a problem. I've also seen the same complaint about the $40 Speck Pixelskin HD wrap case, so the problem is not unique. But it is one that should have been avoided.
Posted on Apr 20, 2011 8:43:51 PM PDT
I don't mean to be pedantic at all, but I am 99% sure that it is physically impossible to "shield" one of the sides of a magnet. I just thought I'd say that because if you are ever hoping to find a case that adresses that issue, that likely won't happen. That is also most probably the reason why Apple's cover folds in a triangle instead of flipping over and back like Acase's cover: that's the only possible way to address this problem.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2011 9:52:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 21, 2011 11:54:30 PM PDT
Concerned City-zen says:
Thanks, SpaceGhost (coast to coast?). Actually, I looked into this a bit, and there does seem to be thin, pliable material that takes care of this. (see: lessemf dot com/ mag-shld dot html , for example.) I'm not familiar with specs of the magnets, so maybe it won't work, but it appears that it may. Another solution would be to use a magnet that's strong enough to work the on/off switch efficiently from the front of the iPad, but not so strong that it triggers the switch from behind and through the case. Accompany this with a strong magnet at the bottom right corner of the cover to attach to the corresponding magnetically attractive area on the iPad to hold the cover closed, and I believe that should do the trick.
A Day Later:
I can now attest to it being possible as I've made a fully functioning one out of a simple cardboard notebook and super-magnets.
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