1. zanix's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten a generic case from eBay or Amazon they love?
    02-05-2014 08:03 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    A lot of people have. I know people that only order their cases from Amazon & eBay. I usually just go to the Apple Store, Best Buy or something because I need instant gratification but there's nothing wrong with ordering from Amazon or eBay.
    02-05-2014 11:55 PM
  3. kilen71's Avatar
    I really like the rooCASE Slim Shell Origami Case. I'm not using it much since I got my Apple Smart Case, but it's a great value and offers some unique viewing angles.
    Amazon.com: rooCASE Apple iPad Air Case - Slim Shell Origami Case for Apple iPad 5 Air (5th Gen) Tablet, GRAY (With Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep): Computers & Accessories
    Last edited by kilen71; 02-06-2014 at 07:43 AM.
    02-06-2014 07:27 AM
  4. zanix's Avatar
    I really like the rooCASE Slim Shell Origami Case. I'm not using it much since I got my Apple Smart Case, but it's a great value and offers some unique viewing angles.
    Amazon.com: rooCASE Apple iPad Air Case - Slim Shell Origami Case for Apple iPad 5 Air (5th Gen) Tablet, GRAY (With Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep): Computers & Accessories
    That looks nice! I'm not opposed to getting an apple case/cover but I've been reading one of them scratches the iPad. I definitely don't want that!
    02-06-2014 11:21 AM
  5. zanix's Avatar
    That looks nice! I'm not opposed to getting an apple case/cover but I've been reading one of them scratches the iPad. I definitely don't want that!
    Do you like your Apple Smart case?
    02-06-2014 11:21 AM
  6. kilen71's Avatar
    Do you like your Apple Smart case?
    I really like the Smart Case a lot. Fits very nice and looks fantastic. I got mine for $30 as an "Open Item" on the Clearance table - not sure if I would have paid the full $80 for one. I think the issue with scratching has more to do with the Smart Cover that magnetically attaches to the iPad, not the Case version.
    02-06-2014 11:38 AM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I really like the rooCASE Slim Shell Origami Case. I'm not using it much since I got my Apple Smart Case, but it's a great value and offers some unique viewing angles.
    Amazon.com: rooCASE Apple iPad Air Case - Slim Shell Origami Case for Apple iPad 5 Air (5th Gen) Tablet, GRAY (With Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep): Computers & Accessories
    I have a Coach leather case, for my rMini, that's just like this one and I LOVE it!!!
    02-06-2014 07:43 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    BTW...Welcome to iMore y'all!!!
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    02-06-2014 07:43 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    I got this one for my iPad Mini before the end of the year for a penny, plus $4.99 shipping - $5.00 total, delivered. Very happy with it... I see the price has gone up to just over $10, but with a Prime account, 2-day shipping is free.

    Amazon.com: [CORNER PROTECTION] CaseCrown Bold Standby Pro Case (Black) for Apple iPad mini / iPad mini with Retina Display with Sleep/Wake, Hand Grip, Corner Protection, & Multi-Angle Viewing Stand: Computers & Accessories
    02-06-2014 08:05 PM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I suppose there might be some folks who only buy the cases Apple makes but I never do. I believe I've only had the free bumper that Apple gave us with the iPhone 4.

    I buy cases and things sold by major retailers like speck, otterbox, lifeproof, etc but because I switch cases daily on my iPhone and sometimes on my tablets, I have no choice but to buy things off of eBay or Amazon. Apple doesn't remotely come close to having what I like or prefer.

    I've had my iPad 3 for however long it's been since it's been out and for the most part I've had a poetic smart case on it; sold only on amazon and their site for what I know. I love those cases.

    Where you get a case doesn't make a bit of difference unless it's a knockoff of lifeproof or protective cases of that nature. Don't expect those to work.




    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    02-06-2014 08:25 PM
  11. zanix's Avatar
    I got this one for my iPad Mini before the end of the year for a penny, plus $4.99 shipping - $5.00 total, delivered. Very happy with it... I see the price has gone up to just over $10, but with a Prime account, 2-day shipping is free.

    Amazon.com: [CORNER PROTECTION] CaseCrown Bold Standby Pro Case (Black) for Apple iPad mini / iPad mini with Retina Display with Sleep/Wake, Hand Grip, Corner Protection, & Multi-Angle Viewing Stand: Computers & Accessories
    I saw this one on Amazon. Just wasn't sure how sturdy it was. I like how it covers the corners.
    02-06-2014 08:32 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    I saw this one on Amazon. Just wasn't sure how sturdy it was. I like how it covers the corners.
    And it has the magnetic closure that turns off the screen... worth way more than the $5 (total, incl shipping) that I paid for it...
    zanix likes this.
    02-06-2014 08:37 PM
  13. zanix's Avatar
    I suppose there might be some folks who only buy the cases Apple makes but I never do. I believe I've only had the free bumper that Apple gave us with the iPhone 4.

    I buy cases and things sold by major retailers like speck, otterbox, lifeproof, etc but because I switch cases daily on my iPhone and sometimes on my tablets, I have no choice but to buy things off of eBay or Amazon. Apple doesn't remotely come close to having what I like or prefer.

    I've had my iPad 3 for however long it's been since it's been out and for the most part I've had a poetic smart case on it; sold only on amazon and their site for what I know. I love those cases.

    Where you get a case doesn't make a bit of difference unless it's a knockoff of lifeproof or protective cases of that nature. Don't expect those to work.




    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    I was actually going to order the Poetic but wasn't sure as the first few reviews weren't great. Any complaints?
    02-06-2014 08:41 PM
  14. iEd's Avatar
    I have a iPad 2 case by Devicewear that I bought from Amazon.
    It what they call Vegan Leather.
    Smart enabled also.
    http://www.devicewear.com/the-ridge-...-the-ipad-air/
    zanix likes this.
    02-06-2014 08:47 PM
  15. zanix's Avatar
    Any of you use a screen protector? I always put one on my phones but I'm thinking maybe with the iPad I may not need one since the case I get will cover the screen. Thoughts?
    02-06-2014 08:55 PM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    Any of you use a screen protector? I always put one on my phones but I'm thinking maybe with the iPad I may not need one since the case I get will cover the screen. Thoughts?
    I had a screen protector on my first iPhone (iPhone 4) in 2010... and none of my devices since. No problem for phone or iPad.
    zanix likes this.
    02-06-2014 09:00 PM
  17. iEd's Avatar
    Any of you use a screen protector? I always put one on my phones but I'm thinking maybe with the iPad I may not need one since the case I get will cover the screen. Thoughts?
    I had a screen protector on my iPad 2 for maybe 8 months when I first got it. It started peeling so I took it off and never replaced it. But my screen looks mint after close to 3 years of use. My gf used the hell out of it it from late 2012 to summer 2013 with long nails and not a mark on the screen.
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    02-06-2014 09:06 PM
  18. zanix's Avatar
    I had a screen protector on my iPad 2 for maybe 8 months when I first got it. It started peeling so I took it off and never replaced it. But my screen looks mint after close to 3 years of use. My gf used the hell out of it it from late 2012 to summer 2013 with long nails and not a mark on the screen.
    I don't think I will get one. Really didn't want to get one as I'm sick of dealing with them on my iPhone. Thanks!
    02-06-2014 09:10 PM
  19. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I was actually going to order the Poetic but wasn't sure as the first few reviews weren't great. Any complaints?
    No way, none at all! I love their cases. When I get another iPad I'm getting more from them.

    The last case I bought I've had on my iPad for about 1.5 years and the magnet still works great, smart function is still working great, no chips/cracks or discoloration at all.

    Any of you use a screen protector? I always put one on my phones but I'm thinking maybe with the iPad I may not need one since the case I get will cover the screen. Thoughts?
    I do but that's for my personal comfort. I'd rather a dirty or smoggy protector instead of my screen. You don't need it unless you're around kids or plan on doing something extreme with your iPad around. Lol

    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    zanix likes this.
    02-07-2014 10:59 AM
  20. projectman's Avatar
    I was actually going to order the Poetic but wasn't sure as the first few reviews weren't great. Any complaints?
    I got the Poetic "smart cover" (full coverage on body plus 3-fold magnetic cover) for my iPad Air and iPad rMini. Spent like...$6/each. They work great. Love 'em. Here is a link to it. Price is less now but appears to be the same:

    Amazon.com: Poetic Slimline Case for Apple iPad Air (5th Generation iPad) Black (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic): Electronics
    zanix likes this.
    02-07-2014 01:29 PM
  21. zanix's Avatar
    I got the Poetic "smart cover" (full coverage on body plus 3-fold magnetic cover) for my iPad Air and iPad rMini. Spent like...$6/each. They work great. Love 'em. Here is a link to it. Price is less now but appears to be the same:

    Amazon.com: Poetic Slimline Case for Apple iPad Air (5th Generation iPad) Black (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic): Electronics
    Yes, I ordered mine today! I got navy blue so it was $12.95. Not sure why navy blue is almost twice as much but I just didn't want black.
    02-07-2014 07:21 PM
  22. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Any of you use a screen protector? I always put one on my phones but I'm thinking maybe with the iPad I may not need one since the case I get will cover the screen. Thoughts?
    I never use a screen protector on my iPads. I don't like the way they look.
    02-12-2014 12:51 AM
  23. bberrynewbie84's Avatar
    I just ordered a case for my iPad air its a generic smart case for like 15.00 bucks on amazon

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
    02-12-2014 11:25 AM
  24. zanix's Avatar
    My poetic cover arrived yesterday. Not happy the cover doesn't magnetically stick to the bottom when flipped open. It just hangs there and I have to hold it closed. Most likely going to return it. Anyone know which cover will magnetically stick to the back?
    02-14-2014 09:41 AM
  25. zanix's Avatar
    I just ordered a case for my iPad air its a generic smart case for like 15.00 bucks on amazon

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
    Does the cover magnetically stick to the back when the cover is flipped open?
    02-14-2014 09:58 AM
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