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    New iPad (iPad 3) Cases and skins
    As of typing I didn't see a thread for the New iPad (iPad 3) cases. If I messed up please merge.

    Just got everything loaded and put on a Zagg iPad 2 case. The Tan leather that matches the smart cover. The iPad 2 smart cover still works.

    I was able to put a built hard cover on top of that - although it was a little off - the iPad was still usable. It fit fine into a built iPad 2 sleeve. This was with the Zagg leather skin on it - so I think all but the tightest of cases should work with the new iPad.

    The pictures below are an iPad 2 vs iPad 3 (New iPad is too much to type) - the Blue cover is the iPad 2. Both Zagg skins are for the iPad 2. Zagg is making a new skin that is still in process on their website.

    Here is the major difference - on the smart cover side.


    But once the smart cover is on - it's not too bad


    Button side


    Side by side

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    How's the iPad3 treating you performance wise? Noticably faster than the 2?

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    That beige one that is shorter on the smart cover side is actually made specifically for use with a smart cover, your blue one is not. They make 2 versions.

    EricE



    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    As of typing I didn't see a thread for the New iPad (iPad 3) cases. If I messed up please merge.

    Just got everything loaded and put on a Zagg iPad 2 case. The Tan leather that matches the smart cover. The iPad 2 smart cover still works.

    I was able to put a built hard cover on top of that - although it was a little off - the iPad was still usable. It fit fine into a built iPad 2 sleeve. This was with the Zagg leather skin on it - so I think all but the tightest of cases should work with the new iPad.

    The pictures below are an iPad 2 vs iPad 3 (New iPad is too much to type) - the Blue cover is the iPad 2. Both Zagg skins are for the iPad 2. Zagg is making a new skin that is still in process on their website.

    Here is the major difference - on the smart cover side.


    But once the smart cover is on - it's not too bad


    Button side


    Side by side

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    It isn't any faster but it seems to be much easier to read on it. I'm also trying to type this out using dictation seems work pretty well.

    With the zagg I bought the tan one after the blue one. The blue one was when they first came out with leather skins. The blue one works fine with a smart cover. Either way, I think most iPad 2 cases will work.

    The dictation function is pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    It isn't any faster but it seems to be much easier to read on it. I'm also trying to type this out using dictation seems work pretty well.

    With the zagg I bought the tan one after the blue one. The blue one was when they first came out with leather skins. The blue one works fine with a smart cover. Either way, I think most iPad 2 cases will work.

    The dictation function is pretty sweet.

    Is the dictation faster on the iPad 3 than the IPhone? I use the dictation feature quite a bit - more than I do Siri in fact - and I like it - when it works and when it works quickly. Sometimes it really bogs down - while trying to interpret what I'm saying (I'm used to that in the real world) - and it just quits - or is very very slow. I hope they continue to work on that feature as it can be very very useful.

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    I only have the iPhone 4 so I've never got to use dictation or Siri. Dictation seems pretty good - but I haven't used it extensively. I am only doing one or two sentences at a time.

    The other thing I have found is - websites are useable in portrait mode. Quite readable. Also my remote session with vnc is useable without having to zoom. You still need an external keyboard as the on screen one takes too much real estate. My remote sessions is the major reason I bought the iPad and with preliminary testing - the screen is "all that and a bag of chips".

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    Right now I just have the smart cover I want to get a back cover for the new iPad 3. I haven't decided on a specific brand yet. Going to go to Best Buy and Target to check out what they have.
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    My plan
    Here's my plan to protect my new iPad...for the back, I'm doing a bestskinsever clear pretector adhesive. For the screen, I haven't decided if I will put a clear protector on or not, Ill decide when I get my bestskinsever. I put on a leather smart cover as well. And then I'm ordering a sleeve from this girl who makes them in Minnesota.

    I'm not going to put it in a case because I don't want it to be bulky, and I want to be able to take pictures with it without holding up an entire case.

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    What other cases are you guys using? As much as I like the smart cover it doesn't really protect the iPad all that well. Currently decided between two cases.

    1. Dodocase
    2. Hexa code folio

    I like them both but the later is more functional and has a pen holder and extra storage space. Hard to decide love the colors and the playfulness of the moleskin book but then there is the professional executive look. >_<"

    Reason I'm reluctant to get the dodocase is because I haven't seen any reviews for it and I want to see if the magnets wake up and put the iPad to sleep correctly.
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    From what I understand - all the folio cases need updating for the iPad 3 (New iPad) - as those are absolutely form fitting. Either way check out these guys as well
    Portenzo - Handmade iPad cases
    Treegloo Products - Customizable, Durable, Eco-friendly Cases | Made by Hand in the USA
    PQ | Handmade Leather Cases for iPhone, iPad, Kindle, MacBook Air

    I used to put a clear protector on back (Zagg) - but with all clear protectors I started to get peeling and dirt from the edges. I've had better luck with the thicker leather skins from Zagg. It does add thickness - but it feels like better protection and isn't as prone to peeling. When I got the iPad 2 - I just used a Zagg clear skin. The blue skin on the iPad 2 was put on 6 months after I got it because the clear skin was peeling from the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    From what I understand - all the folio cases need updating for the iPad 3 (New iPad) - as those are absolutely form fitting. Either way check out these guys as well
    Portenzo - Handmade iPad cases
    Treegloo Products - Customizable, Durable, Eco-friendly Cases | Made by Hand in the USA
    PQ | Handmade Leather Cases for iPhone, iPad, Kindle, MacBook Air

    I used to put a clear protector on back (Zagg) - but with all clear protectors I started to get peeling and dirt from the edges. I've had better luck with the thicker leather skins from Zagg. It does add thickness - but it feels like better protection and isn't as prone to peeling. When I got the iPad 2 - I just used a Zagg clear skin. The blue skin on the iPad 2 was put on 6 months after I got it because the clear skin was peeling from the edges.
    Thank you for the links to the iPad cases. Never had good experience with Zagg products especially their clear protective sticker things. Going to stay far far away from those kinds of products. They peel at the edges and collect dirt. Gross looking and it turns yellow and starts to crumble from the heat over time.

    I like that most of the cases that you linked to are customizable.
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    I like the Zagg as a screen protector as I like the tackiness - but not everyone likes that. With the total coverage - as I said - I had the same experience - so I stopped using the clear protector. I've gone over to using the leather skins - and they seem much more solid as far as staying on and not peeling. That is why you see 2 leather skins in the picture and not the invisible shield clear skin. (I still have some clear skins laying around for the iPad 2)

    I am interested in those folio cases but never really pulled the trigger - as I like the iPad as is with just a skin on it. Not much protection though - that is why I carry it in a sleeve when it is in my backpack. If you do end up getting any of those folio cases - please review it - you may sway me to get one anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    What other cases are you guys using? As much as I like the smart cover it doesn't really protect the iPad all that well. Currently decided between two cases.

    1. Dodocase
    2. Hexa code folio

    I like them both but the later is more functional and has a pen holder and extra storage space. Hard to decide love the colors and the playfulness of the moleskin book but then there is the professional executive look. >_<"

    Reason I'm reluctant to get the dodocase is because I haven't seen any reviews for it and I want to see if the magnets wake up and put the iPad to sleep correctly.
    From the reviews I have read, Portenzo makes better iPad cases than Dodo...just something to consider. If you're looking for a simple modern iPad sleeve, look into Byrd and belle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    I like the Zagg as a screen protector as I like the tackiness - but not everyone likes that. With the total coverage - as I said - I had the same experience - so I stopped using the clear protector. I've gone over to using the leather skins - and they seem much more solid as far as staying on and not peeling. That is why you see 2 leather skins in the picture and not the invisible shield clear skin. (I still have some clear skins laying around for the iPad 2)

    I am interested in those folio cases but never really pulled the trigger - as I like the iPad as is with just a skin on it. Not much protection though - that is why I carry it in a sleeve when it is in my backpack. If you do end up getting any of those folio cases - please review it - you may sway me to get one anyway.
    Ask and you shall receive. I plan on doing an unboxing and review.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCyclist View Post
    From the reviews I have read, Portenzo makes better iPad cases than Dodo...just something to consider. If you're looking for a simple modern iPad sleeve, look into Byrd and belle.
    Thank you for your input. I will take that into account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    I like the Zagg as a screen protector as I like the tackiness - but not everyone likes that. With the total coverage - as I said - I had the same experience - so I stopped using the clear protector. I've gone over to using the leather skins - and they seem much more solid as far as staying on and not peeling. That is why you see 2 leather skins in the picture and not the invisible shield clear skin. (I still have some clear skins laying around for the iPad 2)

    I am interested in those folio cases but never really pulled the trigger - as I like the iPad as is with just a skin on it. Not much protection though - that is why I carry it in a sleeve when it is in my backpack. If you do end up getting any of those folio cases - please review it - you may sway me to get one anyway.
    Ivan,

    How long have you carried your ipad in a sleeve in your backpack. The new iPad is my first, and I ride my bicycle a lot to class, so I was planning on doing the same thing...getting a sleeve then putting that into my backpack. Have you had any troubles?

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