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eagleglen
Mar 6, 2011, 05:21 PM
I'm pretty certain I'll be getting one of the leather smart covers when I buy the iPad 2 this Friday, but is that going to be enough protection? I think it will still need a sleeve or some other case, particularly when I take them out of the house. I'm also going to miss not having a stand with adjustable viewing angles. Does anyone else think they will need an additional case or sleeve to go along with the smart cover and what do you suggest? Incase has an Origami sleeve (http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/cl57575) that looks useful and is sold by Apple.

My favorite case for the iPad I have now is the Marware CEO Hybrid folio case and they have already announced an iPad 2 version (http://www.marware.com/ipad-kindle-cases-and-covers/iPad-2-Cases/C-E-O-Hybrid-iPad-2-case), but I'd really like to use the smart cover.



maclook
Mar 6, 2011, 05:36 PM
I'll be getting a sleeve for whenever I travel and throw my iPad in my backpack. I'm looking at the normal Incase sleeve since the Origami's stand function seems kind of redundant but it's $5 less for some reason.

deeddawg
Mar 6, 2011, 05:38 PM
I'm pretty certain I'll be getting one of the leather smart covers when I buy the iPad 2 this Friday, but is that going to be enough protection? I think it will still need a sleeve or some other case, particularly when I take them out of the house.

You've answered your own question.

Different people will have different opinions on this, since how they carry their ipad2 will likely be different from you. There's also the factor that the readership here spans the spectrum from completely OCD about protecting against every last piece of lint to not being concerned with appearance/resale. Only you can decide where you fall on that spectrum. :)

wickedawesome31
Mar 7, 2011, 04:33 PM
I'll be purchasing a cheap sleeve with my smart cover. My only dilemma is: polyurethane or leather?

CristobalHuet
Mar 7, 2011, 10:15 PM
I'll be purchasing a cheap sleeve with my smart cover. My only dilemma is: polyurethane or leather?

I'd pony up for the leather. It'll not only look nicer and feel nicer, but it's probably more durable and of higher quality.

joltaxt
Mar 7, 2011, 10:27 PM
I'm having the same problem, except I can't afford to buy both.

If I go with the Smart Cover, it means that inevitably I'll end up regretting not buying a sleeve for when I take it outside.

I planned on getting a leather smart cover, now I'm leaning on holding off on it since I plan on using my iPad a lot outdoors and will need a case for that more than the smart cover.

CristobalHuet
Mar 7, 2011, 11:07 PM
I think a clear protective film for scratches + a smart cover should be the way to go, UNLESS you handle your iPad in a very brutal manner (ie lots of banging/dinging around in bags).

tomandshell
Mar 7, 2011, 11:52 PM
I will get an iPad with a leather smart cover on Friday (hopefully), and today I ordered a cheap sleeve from Amazon to stick it in when I need to carry it around.

SchneiderMan
Mar 8, 2011, 12:52 AM
If you want a good sleeve that would be compatible with the Smart Cover, I suggest watching out for WaterField.

NightStorm
Mar 8, 2011, 07:12 AM
Timbuk2 reports on their website that their envelope sleeve will accomodate an iPad 2 with smart cover installed, and it's available now. I ordered one yesterday; should arrive in plenty of time and will go nicely with my Timbuk2 messenger bag. :cool:

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/tablet-ereader/fits-ipad/ipad-envelope-sleeve

iSingandiDance
Mar 8, 2011, 07:24 AM
This sleeve worked wonders with iPad. And I'll be using it with iPad 2.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31kpJFI7mUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

HP Netbook Sleeve (http://www.amazon.com/HP-NF869AA-Mini-Sleeve/dp/B001R5FRMI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299590550&sr=8-1)

shakeman0
Mar 8, 2011, 07:32 AM
I would recommend just getting a netbook sleeve. I purchased an Incase one when I got my first iPad and it worked like a charm even with the Apple Case on. I figure it will fit a bit looser with the iPad 2, but should still do the trick.

This (http://www.amazon.com/Incase-Neoprene-Sleeve-10-2-Netbook/dp/B002R9D054/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299591086&sr=8-1) is the one I have but there are a bunch on Amazon for $10 or less. If you plan on using your iPad with a case and a sleeve, I think this is the way to go.

arthursiew
Mar 8, 2011, 08:14 PM
Timbuk2 reports on their website that their envelope sleeve will accomodate an iPad 2 with smart cover installed, and it's available now. I ordered one yesterday; should arrive in plenty of time and will go nicely with my Timbuk2 messenger bag. :cool:

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/tablet-ereader/fits-ipad/ipad-envelope-sleeve

Thanks for the tip. eBags has it available for $24.95 plus 12% cash back for today! Now I know what to purchase for my iPad 2.

sportykid2332
Mar 8, 2011, 09:17 PM
Thanks for the tip. eBags has it available for $24.95 plus 12% cash back for today! Now I know what to purchase for my iPad 2.

Agreed, I'm ordering one now with amazon prime 2 day shipping so I'll have it just in time for my new iPad 2 :D

They have them anywhere from $23-$27. Depending on color.

arthursiew
Mar 8, 2011, 09:35 PM
Agreed, I'm ordering one now with amazon prime 2 day shipping so I'll have it just in time for my new iPad 2 :D

They have them anywhere from $23-$27. Depending on color.

Oops, I didn't look through Amazon closely enough. Now I have my eBags ordered cancelled and have prime shipping for the sleeve. Thanks!

Update: Hehe. I just bought the last red one on Amazon. :)

tqmcguire
Mar 14, 2011, 10:24 AM
I'm pretty certain I'll be getting one of the leather smart covers when I buy the iPad 2 this Friday, but is that going to be enough protection? I think it will still need a sleeve or some other case, particularly when I take them out of the house. I'm also going to miss not having a stand with adjustable viewing angles. Does anyone else think they will need an additional case or sleeve to go along with the smart cover and what do you suggest? Incase has an Origami sleeve (http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/cl57575) that looks useful and is sold by Apple.

My favorite case for the iPad I have now is the Marware CEO Hybrid folio case and they have already announced an iPad 2 version (http://www.marware.com/ipad-kindle-cases-and-covers/iPad-2-Cases/C-E-O-Hybrid-iPad-2-case), but I'd really like to use the smart cover.

It's a temporary and kinda cumbersome solution but for protection right now I'm using a Smart Cover and Marware Eco-Vue, and since the iPad 2 is thinner, even with the Smart Cover it slides into the Eco-Vue just right. With the cover closed it's perfect, but with the cover open it's a little trickier because of the hinge. I use it only as a "sleeve" for transporting in my bag; I don't operate my iPad in it but it's definitely do-able and because of the curved back, the speaker isn't blocked. Just my thoughts until good cases come out for it.

dagored
Mar 15, 2011, 05:44 AM
I would recommend just getting a netbook sleeve. I purchased an Incase one when I got my first iPad and it worked like a charm even with the Apple Case on. I figure it will fit a bit looser with the iPad 2, but should still do the trick.

This (http://www.amazon.com/Incase-Neoprene-Sleeve-10-2-Netbook/dp/B002R9D054/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299591086&sr=8-1) is the one I have but there are a bunch on Amazon for $10 or less. If you plan on using your iPad with a case and a sleeve, I think this is the way to go.

Will this work with the smart cover on. Tight, loose???