Recommended iPad cover brands?

Foxhound5366

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So I've been looking at the cover options for a 2018 iPad Pro 11-inch, and it's pretty slim pickings.

Telkom, which sold me the device, just flat-out doesn't sell covers for it. Vodacom neither. Nor Incredible Connection.

iStores DO have some covers, but these Origami ones are just terrible quality and feel flimsy (for R700 no less).
https://www.myistore.co.za/pipetto-ipad-pro-11-inch-origami-case-compatible-with-apple-pencil-2-champagne-gold-clear

iStores have options that are a lot more expensive of course (not least Apple's own super-expensive options that are north of R2000), but I don't see the point in paying more than R1 000 for a cover.

Now I'm considering going full on hardcore with one of these UAG covers from Takealot. They're bulky but primarily I want protection and I'll get that here: https://www.takealot.com/uag-metropolis-case-for-apple-ipad-pro-11-blue/PLID53900625

Anybody got a good solution or provider in Pretoria?
 

Foxhound5366

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Official Apple keyboard?

Otherwise there is the Brydge Keybaord but also pricey.

https://www.brydge.com/

Strictly covers sadly Rhinoshield don't do iPad yet but historically I always liked Switcheasy.

https://www.switcheasy.com

Local is simply not a great option. I would order directly or from Amazon.
Dude, Brydge costs $150 for my iPad ... ex shipping. Right now I just want something comfortable and durable to wrap around this thing, and spending more than a 20th of the cost of it for that purpose seems stupid.

Edit: Brydge DOES look like an awesome device, and maybe spending R2 000 for an integrated keyboard conversion adds more value than R700 on a terrible cheap cover from iStore.
 

SauRoNZA

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Dude, Brydge costs $150 for my iPad ... ex shipping. Right now I just want something comfortable and durable to wrap around this thing, and spending more than a 20th of the cost of it for that purpose seems stupid.

Edit: Brydge DOES look like an awesome device, and maybe spending R2 000 for an integrated keyboard conversion adds more value than R700 on a terrible cheap cover from iStore.
Yah that's why I put it out there. While it is expensive it's also good value at the same time for what it is.

And some other options.

I have a Switcheasy back cover on my ageing iPad 2 which has stood the test of time.

I'm a die hard for Rhinoshield on my phones now and unlikely to ever use anything else, but they are still working towards iPad products.

The Brydge also comes with a dedicated cover when not keyboarded part of why I mentioned it.
 

Foxhound5366

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Yah that's why I put it out there. While it is expensive it's also good value at the same time for what it is.

And some other options.

I have a Switcheasy back cover on my ageing iPad 2 which has stood the test of time.

I'm a die hard for Rhinoshield on my phones now and unlikely to ever use anything else, but they are still working towards iPad products.

The Brydge also comes with a dedicated cover when not keyboarded part of why I mentioned it.
On the topic of Switcheasy, it is actually iStore's cheapest option: https://www.myistore.co.za/switcheasy-coverbuddy-for-11-inch-ipad-pro-black

The problem with it is it has no screen protection, so I was like wtf is that good for?

In unrelated news, anybody got a practical way to keep the screen clean? My god it's a fingerprint magnet of note.
 

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On the topic of Switcheasy, it is actually iStore's cheapest option: https://www.myistore.co.za/switcheasy-coverbuddy-for-11-inch-ipad-pro-black

The problem with it is it has no screen protection, so I was like wtf is that good for?

In unrelated news, anybody got a practical way to keep the screen clean? My god it's a fingerprint magnet of note.
I'm amazed you can get it in country now at all.

The one I got was a back protector that worked with the official Apple folio back in the day.
 
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