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Thread: Get an ipad case or not?
12-02-2010, 08:40 PM #1Get an ipad case or not?
Bought an ipad this month.considering whether get an ipad case? and what kind of case?
12-02-2010, 08:51 PM #2
That is up to you. I have the Apple iPad case and am happy with it.
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12-02-2010, 08:55 PM #3
Get the Apple case for it
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12-02-2010, 11:10 PM #4
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12-05-2010, 01:22 AM #5
In my mind, a case for the iPad is absolutely essential. When I first got my iPad (launch day), it felt very slippery and a bit heavy to hold for reading for long periods. It also felt a bit fragile. I've had iPhones since version 1 and I've never felt the need for a case.
I've tried many different cases, but keep coming back to the Apple case as my favorite. All the others add a great deal of bulk and weight. Many of them also interfere with functionality or make it difficult to get the device quickly. The Apple case isn't great looking or feeling, but it's VERY functional. It's the slimmest and lightest of the folio cases I've tried. The design makes it very quick to open and start working. The texture is just rough enough to give you a good grip, and the wedge design provides a good angle for typing.
I'd like to find a case that looks better, but I'm not willing to sacrifice the above qualities for aesthetics.
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12-05-2010, 06:33 PM #6
12-08-2010, 01:53 AM #7
I have both the Apple Case and Candy Speck.
I like them both, but both have disadvantages.
Apple case is great and all, but doesn't add much protection. It also gets dirty real quick.
Candy Speck, great protection, adds bulk.
12-10-2010, 12:12 AM #8
iPad Leather Protector Case in Pink with Affordable Price and High Quality - accessory2go.com.,it seems good,but I won't buy now.considering for a while.what's your idea?
12-10-2010, 08:48 AM #9
I have the Apple case, and I love it. I sometimes use the iPad without a case, just because I enjoy my gadgets bare. But after about an hour, I relaize I need to put the iPad against something to keep it up and immediately put it back in. It just works; but it does get dirty really quickly.
12-10-2010, 06:30 PM #10
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12-14-2010, 01:02 PM #12
I just got a new case that's very expensive, but also very cool and functional. It's called the ZAGGmate, and it's a brushed aluminum case just very slightly bigger than the iPad itself. It's very light and adds almost no thickness. It looks very nice (as if the iPad just has 2 backs).
What I like about it a LOT, is that it has a built-in stand that can be used in either portrait or landscape mode and is rock solid. It has a ton of angles, and allows you to type very comfortably with the iPad in your lap or on a soft surface like a bed. For watching movies or reading it's ideal, as you can set the angle exactly as needed. It's also great for many games, as long as the accelerometer isn't a factor.
I don't care much for the feel of the cold metal, and I'm not that wild about holding the iPad without a case, as I find it a bit slippery. With this case, though, I may stop holding the iPad at all, except for apps that use the accelerometer.
Overall, it's pretty cool, and will definitely be what I use when I travel. They also make a version that includes a bluetooth keyboard. I have mixed feelings about that, as I think it will add too much bulk and weight and I don't think the angle looks like it would work comfortably. The keyboard has gotten very strong reviews so far though, and I do occasionally pair my iPad with an Apple BT keyboard. I have to admit, it's nice to be able to touch-type at full speed.
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12-14-2010, 01:40 PM #13
12-15-2010, 12:14 PM #14
I have a few Apple products and as soon as they come out of the box I install a full body invisible shield. It's great on the iPad, keeps fingerprints to a minimum and it actually gives a nice shine to the back.
I also have a couple iPad cases and prefer the Apple one like many here. It's just much lighter and easiest to carry. However, I very rarely use it. Having it bare with the invisible shield makes it pretty much scratch resistant and adds no weight. Of course it won't do much if you drop it.
01-21-2011, 05:18 AM #15
iPad case is worth it.
i Bought my iPad 16gb wifi for 499€ and im ready to pay 30€ - 40€ to protect it.
Also bought Keyboard dock which WASN'T Worth it.iLike iDevices and Pancakes.
01-21-2011, 12:40 PM #16
Having used my Zagg case for awhile now, I have to give it very high marks. I solved the cold slippery metal issue by adding a leather skin to the back of the iPad. The stand is by far the most versatile and stable one I've found, and having it built into the case is extremely convenient.
My wife ended up getting the Zagg keyboard case, and loves it! She does a ton of writing on the iPad, and the keyboard is just the ticket for her.
Initially, I thought I might go back to the Apple case for everyday use, and just use the Zagg for traveling, but having the stand with me at all times is just to convenient.
01-22-2011, 06:02 PM #17
Whether you need one or not depends on how careful you are with your stuff. After 2 years (1 year with a case) my 3G only had a few minor scratches on the front. I got the bumper for my iP4 because I didn't want either face resting directly on anything. I never got a case for my iPad (~6 months old) and it only has 1 minor scratch on the front. But I'm fairly careful with it. It's heavy/large already by tablet standards, I don't feel the need to bulk it up with a case for general use. I sometimes stick it in it's own slot in a laptop case when moving it around, but never have a case on when actually using it.
The aluminum / glass is remarkably scratch resistant to plastics, woods, and soft organic material. Just need to keep it away from metals and harder mineral/stone based materials. Don't put your keys in the same pocket as your iPhone, etc.Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. -- M.C. Escher
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01-26-2011, 02:49 PM #18
I would most defintely buy one to protect it. I have bought one for myself under $50 for a leather case. It's pretty decent.
11-08-2012, 06:28 PM #19
I would recommend you to buy one. Apple iPad is fragile, need one sturdy case to protect it. I purchased this case for my iPad 3, It is lightweight and looks nice too. Easier to hold than the iPad itself. Feels nice and warm in hand.
01-12-2013, 04:25 AM #20
I believe it's good to have a case for ipad so you can see it clean and scratch free. It's true that its nice to see without any protection. But for me, the iPad in a good condition is more important. I have specks Fitfolio . it' s good.