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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 3 2012 5:41 PM

I've spent too much time researching cases for the 3rd generation iPad and find most reviews, both consumer and "professional," not particularly helpful because most iPad users do not have Logos. Smile

So I'm appealing to iPad owners who are Logos users for some perspective. For the purpose of using the Logos app with your iPad, is there a particular case that you really like? Are there certain features that are important to you?

  • Does a case's having a stand that positions the iPad in portrait as well as landscape a feature that you think is important or helpful or is that completely irrelevant? A "360" case such as the Devicewear Detour 360 will do that, though such cases are probably a little thicker and heavier.
  • Are you satisfied with a case stand that positions the iPad only in landscape? Most cases work for that. By the way, one of our members has referred to his BookBook case, which really looks intriguing.
  • Is a case with a keyboard important to you? I don't see the iPad replacing my Lenovo ThinkPad notebook, so my initial reaction is that I do not need an external keyboard, but I may be wrong about that since the iPad has just been ordered and my experience with the Logos app is only with my iPhone.
  • Is the case's stand irrelevant because you read your Logos books holding your iPad or laying it flat on the desk?

Any and all input is most appreciated. Thanks.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 3 2012 6:34 PM

I read and use Logos mostly in Portrait position which gives with a divided screen gives room for two columns in my Bible. Landscape would only give one column.

I have no case. I decided to get the Logitech Ultrathin keyboard/cover and have found that useful outside of Logos when I am on the go and want to type a bit more than a few lines in something like Quickoffice.

I hand hold my iPad which generally is fine since I am seated while reading. I purchased a Padlette strap but never felt that gave me a comfortable 'hold.'

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 3 2012 6:40 PM

Bill Moore:
Any and all input is most appreciated.
Hi Bill, I will let someone else tackle the topic of cases with stands.  I just have a couple of small comments.  I have an iPad 2 and holding it to read as it comes from the factory is not an option.  The edges are just too sharp and hard and cut into the side of the finger that holds the bottom.  So I use a clear plastic cover that covers the sides and back, which was inexpensive.  When I take it to church, I just use a soft zippered Bible case.  I considered buying a case, but as time went by I just never got around to it.  Someone who uses the iPad when out and about for sermon preparation might want the keyboard, but I never purchased one either.  I would be interested in any feedback from someone who has a case that functions as a handle when reading.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 3 2012 6:46 PM

I love the Speck handyshell case along with a bluetooth keyboard. I have found this works best for reading on a desk, on my lap, and a keyboard snaps in. It is actually a combo I discovered of two products. Read my Amazon review of the keyboard here and follow the link in it to see the case: http://www.amazon.com/review/R228PZLJ4GDYR/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0050M92CU&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

(As a top reviewer, I always appreciate a helpful vote when you read the review)

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 3 2012 7:30 PM

Thanks for the input.

Mark--I envision portrait and landscape doing the opposite of what you are saying, but I think I understand what you mean. Smile You and Jacob are given me pause in my contemplated no-keyboard approach.

Jerry--thanks for the explanation about the iPad itself. I've held the iPads of various friends, but the tablets have all been in cases. I'll get some sort of a case, something perhaps as simple as a Yoobao "Leather" Folio.

Jacob--I read your review and gave you a positive vote. Thanks for the link.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 3 2012 8:06 PM

Bill Moore:
Mark--I envision portrait and landscape doing the opposite of what you are saying, but I think I understand what you mean.

With a split screen (about 50/50), portrait:

Landscape:

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 3 2012 8:21 PM

Thanks so much, Mark, for taking time to post the display. That's not what I envisioned, but now it makes sense. I suspect with all of this that it is a matter of preference. It is still very helpful, though, to get other perspectives.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 3 2012 10:12 PM

Bill Moore:

Jacob--I read your review and gave you a positive vote. Thanks for the link.

I truly love the case and I know of at least 3 or 4 people who have bought it based on seeing me use it.

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Mike W | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2012 7:47 AM

Is it easy to remove the back without damaging it? I normally use a padded case that zips shut since I use my iPad at church and bible studies/Life Group (I like portrait mode with text on top and commentary/study notes below)  By the way,  the Facelife application also works really well on the iPad and accesses several Logos resources if we own them. 

The newer version of this for the latest IPad looks interesting.  It looks like the company also has a case back with a strap for holding the iPad.  I could switching between these two and the padded case depending on the situation.

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2012 4:55 PM

I have an ipad 1 with a targus case that stands it up at 2 different angles in landscape, or you can read it flat in either orientation.  The case is fairly heavy, as is ipad 1 itself, but it protects the ipad.  If I had a case with a keyboard, I would probably use logos prayer list on ipad.  As I don't, and it's too fiddly for me with bluetooth keyboard, I use evernote for my prayer lists.  

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2012 5:40 PM

Of all the cases I've looked at, the one I keep coming back to is the new "Volume 2" of the BookBook. It's pricey but is consistently well-reviewed and looks like it will do a good job protecting the iPad and allows the tablet to be positioned in a couple of good, stable positions, including a good typing angle for the iPad's display keyboard. I may add a bluetooth keyboard down the road if I find I need one for more heavy-duty typing, but I anticipate using my notebook computer for that.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 5 2012 9:07 PM

Does someone have a link to a recent review of using L4 on an iPad?  I'm considering getting one, and L4 is a primary use if I do, so I want a good idea of how it compares to a desktop version (I use Windows, not the Mac version).

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2012 1:44 AM

Doc B:

Does someone have a link to a recent review of using L4 on an iPad?  I'm considering getting one, and L4 is a primary use if I do, so I want a good idea of how it compares to a desktop version (I use Windows, not the Mac version).

Hi Doc - One thing to remember is that the iPad version is not the Desktop version. If you want the desk-top version then buy an Air - they really can be much the same size as a iPad and Logos really zips along on the newer ones.

Be sure to watch the Logos videos which will show what the iPad app can do and take particular note of when it needs to have a wifi or 3G connection to do these things.

I find my iPad to be an indispensable tool in my work as a Hospital Chaplain where anything that is carried from patient to patient is a 'decease control suspect'.

With this one tool I can take notes, read the bible, play an odd hymn to one of the senior citizens, send an email or use Skype to call a long unseen relation on their behalf. It really is a 'jack of all trades' to use it just for Logos would be such a waste.

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2012 8:05 AM

Mike--what case do you use?

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2012 9:13 AM

Doc B:

Does someone have a link to a recent review of using L4 on an iPad?  I'm considering getting one, and L4 is a primary use if I do, so I want a good idea of how it compares to a desktop version (I use Windows, not the Mac version).

L4 only runs on the iPad if you remotely control a PC/Mac (using something like LogMeIn). Otherwise you use the iOS version which is slimmed down version which focuses on being a reader. 

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2012 9:31 AM

I have used this case for the last 8 months with my iPad2 (it also fits the new iPad) and love it's minimalist form while protecting the front, back and all corners.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10843&cs_id=1084313&p_id=8456&seq=1&format=2

I find that I can fold the cover back like I am going to use it as a landscape stand then use that pyramid as a great handle for holding the ipad one-handed

and it it only $12!!

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2012 9:45 AM

Thanks for the link, David, but the site says the case is not compatible with the new iPad. Apple changed the magnets for the smart on/off or something like that, so the iPad two cases that have that feature have to be updated.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2012 12:24 PM

Bill Moore:

Thanks for the link, David, but the site says the case is not compatible with the new iPad. Apple changed the magnets for the smart on/off or something like that, so the iPad two cases that have that feature have to be updated.

The magnets are the same...the new iPad (3rd gen) is a bit thicker

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Dewayne Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2012 12:40 PM
My .02. I used a Philips Dln1763 with my iPad 1. I like it because it looks like a notebook when carried and has enough room to keep the stylus on the outer edge. I use the stylus a lot. And I can flip the cover around and use it like a digital notebook. When I got the iPad 3, I got the ultra thin Logitech keyboard. I tried several cases, but nothing really is made for the iPad and the keyboard together. So I reverted back to the Philips case. Since the iPad 3 is thinner that the original, it fits just right together. I use the iPad in church without the case when running ProPresenter and during the sermon with Noteability and Logos (Faithlife Study Bible). The iPad 3 really doesn't bother me at all without a cover. (I found the iPad 1 was uncomfortable, as another person mentioned in another post.) Unless someone designs a case specifically for the iPad/Logitech combination, I think this will be my cover of choice.

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2012 12:43 PM

Jacob, from what I've read, Apple changed the sleep/awake sensors, perhaps reversing the polarity of them, on the new iPad. Lots of case manufacturers had to change their magnets because their initial ones, rushed to market, apparently didn't work.

Like I said--not personal experience but from what I've gathered reading and watching reviews.

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