by Bob Hart
The IG PAK ™ is the world's first rapid-access backpack designed for the iPad* which doubles as a portable work station!
This project's funding goal was not reached on November 9, 2011.
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Brogan, I have the same configuration of case/shell on my iPad now. Before I got it I also purchased an iPad 1 sleeve that was on a local clearance sale, so that it would be protected until I could find something I liked for the back. Bob has said that it will work for the iPad 1, so by my calculations and guesswork, there should be no difference between fitting an iPad 2 with our covers on it the ig case to an unprotected iPad 1 :)
Btw, the back case of mine has a magnet that the smart cover 'sticks' to when folded flat behind the iPad to stop it from ' flapping'. I'm also guessing to utilize the quick draw/ sleep function on the ig pack, one could simple have the smart cover BEHIND the iPad whilst in transit?
Thank you for your pledge and thanks for your questions. Since millions of people have purchased the Smart Cover and compatible skins we feel that the answers will be helpful for lots of people!
I am working with my design team to answer your questions more precisely but here are my initial thoughts:
The Hard Candy Street Skin that we have been using for our prototype design to date is thicker than your Spec Skin ie. .5 inches vs. .375 inches. It appears to me that your Spec Skin with the Smart cover will fit inside the case. As you mentioned, that will defeat the IG PAK's sleep / awake function but that is an individual's decision!
There are other minute design details that this presents in the interior's design that we will have to consider further but my initial impression is that these can be worked out. I'll be getting back to you and updating a post within a couple days.
Just to be clear
the apple Smart Cover is $39
the Speck SmartShell for iPad2 is $34.95 [ pretty thin= 1.2mm or .375"] it is great!
Two question on skin/covers
I have the Apple 4 section cover with magnet hinge.$34 about. Can I leave that on and fit into IG?
[ i realize that will sorta negate or upset the 'quickdraw' feature of IG
Question 2.= I also have a hardish skin/protective wrap on back of iPad2 made by SPEC i think cost around 40$ I think. With this on will it fit in IG.
I see you say there are lots of skins and such and understand you can not work them all. I do hope you provide an update of sorts, or answering comment. Not sure if I can justify just getting rid of my $75 or so existing cover/skin and buy your $100 IG esp if it may not fit and stay in there. thanks , Brogan in Seattle
I am so impressed with the ingenuity of this. I cannot wait to have mine!
Good Luck! Bill and I wish it could be more!
Just what I've been looking for!
Video looks great! I can't wait to get mine!