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Sunday
Aug122012

and the best iPad case is.....

...the ZooGue Case Genius. Here is a quick video where I demonstrate the iPad case that I've finally settled on.

Bought from Amazon - for approx £40 

I may upload a few more short videos like this over the next few weeks. I'm juggling a few potentially complicated projects at the moment, so I'll try and finish off a few half-baked ideas like this to enable me to take a bit longer creating the longer videos.

 

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Reader Comments (10)

Great review, i have, like many people, been searching for a decent ipad case. I think this one will do the job perfect. On a side note isn't it amazing how velcro can be used for so many different purposes. Has to be one if the best and most useful things of all time!

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Followed your case hunt with interest, as everything you share with it ;) I bought this one, thought it was a bit of a bargain and an idea no-one else seems to have done. It has a rigid plastic back which the iPad clips into so the case is not noticeable from the front. The flap that covers the front is split into three parts so can fold to two different angles and if used the other way around another two different angles. It doesn't satisfy your "at any angle" but for me works well and is a cheap touch too. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005DQFAQK/ref=wms_ohs_product

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterslimgym

I guess one concern I have is you can't use the rear camera without the flap sticking out like an open book? Would a strategically placed hole fix that?

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterasam

You can fold the last third back on itself to use the rear camera, but point taken :)

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterslimgym

It's hard to describe...but the hinge flap has a lot of play in it which enables you to skew the cover over ....like fanning out a deck of cards...this lets the camera peep past the cover. Like I said hard to describe....but it works fine.

August 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks for the answer!

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterasam

I like your reviews because their from a regular guy who actually uses the products. Since you (use to) buy the products you tend to be more honest than many other reviewers. However, I kind a' think you missed the boat on this one. The soft fuzzy part of the case that caresses the display also is flipped face down onto the surface of whatever your placing the case/iPad on. Won't it pickup every little piece of grit? Aren't you afraid of your iPads Display getting scratched? Just sayin'...........or have I missed something? BTW, thank you for taking the time to make such high quality, thorough and entertaining videos!!!!!!!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbillib

You are right that the soft side rests on a surface. Its never been an issue for me though. The leather surround around the screen means that the soft cover never actually touches the glass. The iPad glass is also anti-scratch and there would need to be pressure, contact and lateral movement to cause scratches. I think it will be fine.

August 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I'm wondering if you have done a review on the tuff-love Tri Axis case for the Ipad. If so what were your results?

Regards,
Dave

September 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Lacey II

I haven't. I've only reviewed the three...or was it four...cases shown on my YouTube channel.

September 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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