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#1 max22

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:29

Looking for the best iPad case? Not to expensive but good enough that it protects it. There seem to be plenty of $30 ones out there. I just don't know which one to get.


#2 philcruicks

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:33

Whole case or just a front cover?

The Apple Smart cover is fantastic I know its a bit expensive, but well worth it...or a cheaper version by someone else.

#3 OP max22

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:38

Whole case or just a front cover?

The Apple Smart cover is fantastic I know its a bit expensive, but well worth it...or a cheaper version by someone else.


What is the difference ?

#4 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:42

These don't exactly follow the definition of cheap, but they are really really nice cases.
I have the Octavo and it's great. It protects it all-around, and also disguises it as a book.

http://www.padandqui...s-for-ipad.html

#5 OP max22

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:43

These don't exactly follow the definition of cheap, but they are really really nice cases.
I have the Octavo and it's great. It protects it all-around, and also disguises it as a book.

http://www.padandqui...s-for-ipad.html


That is not that bad. I do like it disguising it as a book. Less likely to get stolen when carrying it.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:46

I have one of these and love it: http://goincase.com/...-select-cl60126

#7 OP max22

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:54

Thanks. So what is the difference between a whole case or just a front cover ?

#8 OP max22

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 22:01

Nevermind I figured it out. What do you all think about these cases ? http://www.amazon.co...32490303&sr=1-1

#9 OP max22

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 22:43

How do you carry your iPad ? In your pocket, like a book, over your shoulder in a bag, or what ?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 22:47

Show me a pocket that big.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 22:51

threads merged and moved here

#12 OP max22

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 22:54

Show me a pocket that big.


There plenty of pockets that big. Do you need a picture of it?

#13 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 22:56

I would not recommend the smart cover. It collects dust and grease from you hand and will transfer it to the screen. Resulting in having to clean it every open.


Personally I have the Targus Slim, there are currently issues with the Sleep Wake Magnet not working, but from what if read on MacRumors forums, that's a vast majority of iPad3 cases.

For my iPad1 I had the regular apple case

#14 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 22:57

Show me a pocket that big.


I have a pair of Junco's with pockets I can fit an entire 2 Liter of Pepsi in

#15 Shadrack

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 23:04

I'm pretty opinionated when it comes to cases, and have given it a lot of thought.

My favorite case are these Neoprene slipcases like this one from CaseCrown: http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/B004QJHNJW

At $12, it is hard to beat them at price. The iPad slides in and out w/o any problem, and I like how you can fold the top flap in to make the iPad even more accessible. It also makes an excellent surface to set my iPad on top of so that the back doesn't get scratched.

I really dislike the smart cover. In fact, I blame the smart cover for the scratch you see in my Avatar (from my iPad 2 taken last year..its a nasty scratch in the top left corner). The problem with the smart cover is that it doesn't provide any real padding, and when you unfold it to use it as a stand the surface that touches the screen is exposed to pick up any dust/sand/dirt on other surfaces. Once a piece of sand or something gets in there, the smart cover is in close contact with the glass while having very little padding and the sand will just fester until a scratch is formed.

I like how the smart cover comes off so easily, but I don't think it does the job at protecting the screen one bit.

Most other cases I have a similar low opinion of. The problem with cases is that they enclose the device in spots and any grime that gets between the case and the iPad will no doubt result in scratches.

If you want to keep your iPad looking new I recommend only using a slip cover and just don't ever drop it (ever). That way all the surfaces of the device can "breath" so any dirt or grim is not trapped in one spot left to fester.

Also, with the additional heat that the new iPad produces, the device needs to breath properly to transfer the heat away from the device properly.