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Not what I expected,
This review is from: Griffin GB03745 IntelliCase for iPad 3, Black (Personal Computers)
Case is hard glossy plastic. It fits the iPad 3 ok but the folding back is only held on with 2 flimsy plastic straps. Using the folding cover as a stand takes some adjustment to get it to stand up securely in landscape mode - to watch movies, etc.
This case is NOT for readers as the folding cover moves around and is flimsy. Very uncomfortable to read on the train. Will be looking for something more along the lines of the original Apple case design on the first Gen iPad .
I do not recommend if you use your iPad for lots of reading. Otherwise ok. Unit is overpriced. Do not buy direct from Griffin ($59) - a complete rippoff. This thing should not be selling for more than $15. It's that cheaply made. 2 stars only.
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Initial post: Apr 16, 2012 10:49:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 16, 2012 10:51:09 AM PDT
D. Frost says:
There are a couple errors with your review. The case material isn't glossy at all--the cover is matte and the back has a slight sheen but it's hardly glossy.
I had no problem whatsoever using the folding over as a stand. But you will have problems if you assume that it works like Apple's cover in that regard. You have to tuck the cover into the slot on the back and then it'll work as a stand just fine. Tucking in the cover also acts as a grip while holding it for reading, etc.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2012 12:18:08 PM PDT
Sorry for the misunderstanding but the inside of the case that goes next to the back IS glossy plastic and will tend to accumulate dirt and scratch the metal surface.
The fold over lid tucks into the slot of course but the trifold design is not automatically stable. IT has to be fooled with the make it stand up without tipping backwards.
Tucking it in while holding it is not the ideal way for readers to hold a device. Flat and non moving would be the gold standard and I stand by my comments that it slides around and is not that comfortable holding it while riding the train and trying to read.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2012 12:48:38 PM PDT
D. Frost says:
You're assuming it will scratch the iPad, but I think you're wrong. The iPad's aluminum alloy is harder than the case's plastic.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2012 7:16:08 AM PDT
Ok, D. Frost - I've given it a week and used your suggestion to tuck the top cover in when holding it for reading. This actually does improve the stability of the top fold over cover and makes it easier to hold while riding the MARC train here in Metro DC. With all due respect though, I am not liking this method that much. I'd much prefer a flat fold over like the original 1st Gen Apple iPad cover. Have not found that yet. Maybe need to look harder.
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