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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.

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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.

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[quote name='philcruicks' timestamp='1333053220' post='594766388']
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.
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What is the difference ?

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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.

[url="http://www.padandquill.com/cases-for-ipad.html"]http://www.padandquill.com/cases-for-ipad.html[/url]

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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1333053740' post='594766406']
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.

[url="http://www.padandquill.com/cases-for-ipad.html"]http://www.padandqui...s-for-ipad.html[/url]
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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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I have one of these and love it: [url="http://goincase.com/products/detail/book-jacket-select-cl60126"]http://goincase.com/products/detail/book-jacket-select-cl60126[/url]

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

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Nevermind I figured it out. What do you all think about these cases ? http://www.amazon.com/modulR-Case-Hand-Strap-C21-00-A/dp/B0055VL5SK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332490303&sr=1-1

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

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Show me a pocket that big.

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[i]threads merged and moved here[/i]

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[quote name='ScottDaMan' timestamp='1333061228' post='594766652']
Show me a pocket that big.
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There plenty of pockets that big. Do you need a picture of it?

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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

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[quote name='ScottDaMan' timestamp='1333061228' post='594766652']
Show me a pocket that big.
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I have a pair of Junco's with pockets I can fit an entire 2 Liter of Pepsi in

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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.com/CaseCrown-Vertical-Neoprene-Apple-Model/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.

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Thanks everyone I will look more into the Neoprene slipcases.

I think I found the perfect $30 iPad case. Has instant on and instant off too which is a nice touch. Allows me to stand the iPad at any angle I want as well.

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[quote name='max22' timestamp='1333063889' post='594766714']
Thanks everyone I will look more into the Neoprene slipcases.

I think I found the perfect $30 iPad case. Has instant on and instant off too which is a nice touch. Allows me to stand the iPad at any angle I want as well.
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If you would let us know what you get and what you think of it once you've used it for some time, I'm sure everyone would be appreciative (Y).

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I received the Acme Made AM-00819 Infinite Angle Protective Case and love it. http://www.amazon.com/Acme-AM-00819-Infinite-Angle-Protective/dp/B00622UTWO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334434043&sr=8-1

Got it for half off for only $30! Great deal.

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Monoprice.com has some decent cases too for 12$ or so. I cannot see paying 50-70$ when I can get something just as nice for 20-30$.

Oh yeah Monoprice has good screen protectors too for under 2$.

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Hi, I picked up an iPad 3 recently and picked up this case. [url="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R7A9NU/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00"]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R7A9NU/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00[/url]

It works very well. The magnets for sleep work, and the camera hole lines up perfectly on the new iPad despite it says it being for the iPad 1/2. It provides nice protection for the screen and provides the same stand functionality the smart cover does. It's also not too expensive.

Although I don't have any other cases to compare it to, I don't see myself replacing this one anytime soon.

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[url="http://projectmumu.com"]Projectmumu.com[/url] have a fine range of wooden cases and I think they nestled on there a iPad case

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bought an ipad2 case on monoprice for 12$. comes with the magnets so it puts the thing to sleep. look like leather. nice. Fits perfect. Great price. There is a monoprice logo on the back. i do not mind that. Better than spending 70$ on the leather one from apple.

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I use a zeggmate just because I write a lot of emails on my ipad.

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Lifeproof nuud... the best

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