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I recently just purchased the original iPad for $300USD, was planning to buy the iPad 2 but the price was too tempting. So I'm looking into how to protect this...
01-08-2012, 08:28 AM #1
Can't decide: Case, Sleeve or Bag?
I recently just purchased the original iPad for $300USD, was planning to buy the iPad 2 but the price was too tempting. So I'm looking into how to protect this bad boy.
I trying to decide which of the 3 options to pick.
I would like a sleeve because of how cheap you can get them for. I can buy those generic iPad sleeves on eBay for $1-$5. and not only does it save me money but it also allows me to throw my iPad into my other bags i already have.
I really like a messenger bag that was intended for the iPad or netbooks that can fit like the Case Logic Attache series. Not only can it hold my iPad but it can provide convienant storage for boarding passes and passports because i do travel quite often and it's a pain having to fumble around to get it out or having to hold it. (yeah I'm lazy ) the only downside is the bag i want is $40. Yeah that's not much but i don't really like the idea of spending that amount on a accessory.
The good thing about the case is i will always be using it and it will provide protection of the back casing of the iPad and it may provide traction when i use the iPad on a table. Only downside is it doesn't protect the screen when it's not in use, though i can buy those folio type cases but the cheapest one i can find that ships to New Zealand is around $30. But $10 more and i can buy the bag i want.
So can anyone will me decide which is better for my preference. I don't need absolute protection, I'm careful with my electronics.
01-08-2012, 08:51 AM #2
I bought my wife this one with her iPad 2
iPad Smart Cover - Polyurethane - Pink - Apple Store (U.S.)
01-08-2012, 08:55 AM #3
I have the iPad 1 which cannot use the Smart Cover plus it's pretty pricey for a case that doesn't even protect the back.
01-08-2012, 09:17 AM #4
30 bucks at bestbuy. Does pretty good with hers
01-17-2012, 11:11 AM #5
2k1---- And you can buy the back to match the smart cover from Incipio... I bought the pink smart cover myself and bought the back from Incipio and it matched perfectly!
Incipio iPad 2 Smart feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case, iPad 2 Cases, iPad 2G Cases, iPad 2 Premium Cases, iPad 2 Soft Shell Cases, iPad 2 Screen Protections, iPad 2 Charging Solutions, iPad 2 Protection
To answer your question I use only a hard case never sleeve or bag. I feel you get more protection using a hard case. With a sleeve or bag when using you iPad you don't have protection at that time.
Last edited by thetoothfairy; 01-17-2012 at 11:14 AM. Reason: added more info
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01-22-2012, 02:58 AM #6
I will suggest that you buy the case. It has the good protection and let's say a good style from being portable.
01-22-2012, 06:13 AM #7
Thank ya toothy I'll look into this