View Full Version : Anyone going without covers and screen protectors?

Apr 20, 2011, 10:46 PM
Im kinda of sick of all this extra stuff i usually buy and am thinking of going without these things i usually buy. Anyone do this? I figure ill just get a carrying case or something if i wanna move it around.

Apr 20, 2011, 10:54 PM
Completely naked here. If you plan to take it out the house, then a case or cover would be fine. I wouldn't use an iPad with a case at all. I hate putting cases on any apple products.

Apr 20, 2011, 11:00 PM
Got a case but no screen cover. Don't know exactly how (got 2 kids so its not hard to guess) but there's four or five scratches on the screen that produce a REALLY annoying rainbow effect. Get a case. Get a screen cover.

Apr 20, 2011, 11:05 PM
Neeked here too.

Apr 20, 2011, 11:20 PM
i mean, i thought it was a PITA to get the screen protectors to fit on the iphone, but on the ipad 1 it was an even bigger PITA because its like 5 times the screen size lol (also each protector is even more $$). And i also like the way the product looks and feels, and cases totally take that away.

On the iphone however i must say my case has saved my ass completely.

Apr 20, 2011, 11:27 PM
I don't use any covers or screen protectors on my iPad or iPhone. They are quite durable as they are. Plus, if I lose say $50 off the resale value for having (on the off chance) a nick or two, well guess what, that's what most reputable protectors and cases cost too (so I break even). Except, I get to use my device as intended.

Apr 20, 2011, 11:51 PM
same here...i absolutely hate screen protectors and cases are ehhhh

i am considering getting the smart cover...yes or no?

Apr 20, 2011, 11:53 PM
same here...i absolutely hate screen protectors and cases are ehhhh

i am considering getting the smart cover...yes or no?

ive heard something about it leaving three vertical lines...

Apr 21, 2011, 12:04 AM
ive heard something about it leaving three vertical lines...

Very much true, but nothing that a simple swipe using a cloth wouldn't remove.

Apr 21, 2011, 12:08 AM
thanks for telling me that. yeah i'm thinking of getting a case for when i'm not using it, but i do like that stand on the smart cover.

Apr 21, 2011, 12:10 AM
Very much true, but nothing that a simple swipe using a cloth wouldn't remove.

oh good, thats what i was imagining but i wasnt sure and thought it might be worse. thanks.

Young Spade
Apr 21, 2011, 12:25 AM
Depends on how you use the thing; I didn't get either for mine and after a few months of heavy use (I'm a college student so it gets throw into my bag and taken everywhere) I had a few slight scratches on the screen (not noticeable when on) and a few dings and scratches on the back and sides.

If you're planning on keeping it nice, a screen protector wouldn't hurt although I don't think it's needed; a case should be bought though. When I ended up getting one I got a Griffin one that just covered the back and edges.

Apr 21, 2011, 12:34 AM
I have a smart cover, zagg screen protector and a TPU case that is designed to work with the smart cover for mine. If I am going someplace where I need better protection I have an Oberon leather case. However it stays at home mostly so I just use the screen protector and leave it on the wedgepad.

Personally if nothing else, the screen protector is the first thing that goes on my "toys".

Apr 21, 2011, 12:34 AM
Just returned my case and am going naked when in use. What I did buy is a 'sleeve' holder for transporting/storage when it's not in use. I like to be able to throw it in my work bag and not worry. I MAY get a thin shield or cover of some sort for the back but no screen protector for me.

Apr 21, 2011, 12:52 AM
Naked for a year now with no issues.

When I travel with it I put it into a netbook case I already had laying around, works fine.

Apr 21, 2011, 02:14 AM
My iPad is usually naked around the house.

I will never use a screen protector, Why cover hardened glass with easily scratchable plastic? Never quite got that one.
As for a case. That adds to the weight so it defeats the purpose of having a light device.
Just when i put it in my bacpack i chuck the ipad in a cheap neoprene sleeve. As soon as i use it again it goes naked again.

Always remember: It is a tool and not a jewel!

Apr 21, 2011, 03:59 AM
I've been using pda, phones, slates for over a decade. Some with screen protectors, some without. No matter what some say, the screens can be scratched. While a few scrapes and dings on the body really causes no real harm having scratches on the screen can and will take away from your enjoyment of the device.

I have grandkids who will be using it. But I bought it because it's slim and light. So I went with a Power Support Anti-glare screen protector and am getting an iCarbon skin for the back. Will use a sleeve when I travel.

I have to say the Power Support anti-glare is great. I usually go with a crystal screen protector but this one does prevent fingerprints and I actually like the way it feels when touching it. And as far as I can tell it does not detract from the beautiful screen. Very happy with it.

Apr 21, 2011, 07:37 AM
I prefer to use it nekid to take the fullest advantage of its thinness. Obviously if I drop it I will regret it, but such is life.

I use a thick leather envelop to stuff it in and carry it in my laptop bag or briefcase. I had the $70 smart cover in my hands last night and I just couldn't bring myself to pull that trigger. I don't mind blowing money on stuff, but geez that cover was just over the top! :rolleyes:

Apr 21, 2011, 07:46 AM
I keep it all the time in a portfolio case. Does add weight to it and take away i guess from it's lightness, but whatever, its still lighter than my macbook pro.

no screen protector. thinking about it now after reading these posts.

Apr 21, 2011, 07:51 AM
naked here...Clear shield on back though.

Apr 21, 2011, 08:07 AM
I use inexpensive TPU back covers/cases on my iPad and now iPad 2. Available at hdaccessory or handhelditems (http://www.handhelditems.com/ipad-case-with-inner-circles-with-microphone-cutout-clear-circle-p-162049.html) for ~$7 and now some on clearance for the original iPad for $1. They offer a bit of drop-page protection and I like the grippy feeling when holding it.

The screens are naked. Never had any scratches. I don't really get screen protectors, to me they usually look worse then if you had scratches anyway!

Apr 21, 2011, 08:23 AM
unless you're letting your kids or dog play with it, you're fine without one. I have a small bag I carry it in and when I'm not using it I slip it inside that. No need for screen or back protectors as it's either in my hands, on a clean table or counter, or in it's carrying bag.

Apr 21, 2011, 09:19 AM
on mine i use the incase book jacket for ipad 2 and the power support crystal film on the front.

Apr 21, 2011, 09:43 AM
I have a smart cover and I just got the incase travel kit plus, which is a sleeve. It has a section for the iPad (fits iPad 2 with smart cover), for accessories, and for a keyboard. Before I had this, I dropped they keyboard and a key broke.

I would definitely recommend this product

P.S. This s my 100th post!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

Apr 21, 2011, 10:20 AM
my iPad was like 800$ all said and done, you better believe I have a ghost armor and smart cover on it!

If I had the 499 version I would probably be less weary but I paid near the price of a base macbook!

Apr 21, 2011, 10:21 AM
Got a case but no screen cover. Don't know exactly how (got 2 kids so its not hard to guess) but there's four or five scratches on the screen that produce a REALLY annoying rainbow effect. Get a case. Get a screen cover.

Or you could just...not have kids. :D

Apr 21, 2011, 10:40 AM
Smart cover and sleeve for transporting here. No screen protectors, I hate those.

Apr 21, 2011, 12:35 PM
I am very excited to see how my 3 year old son reacts to the iPad when I get it, but it will have a screen protector and case on it. He will also only be using it under my supervision. Some people seem to get their $500+ iPads out of the box, hand them straight to their kids, and let them run wild.

I still maintain that iPads are great for kids UNDER SUPERVISION. My kid would make mincemeat out of my iPad if allowed to run wild with it.

Apr 21, 2011, 12:52 PM
Just a neoprene sleeve on my iPad 2.

I understand the need for more substantial protection if you have little kids, but if not, I can't understand why anyone would keep such a beautiful, thin device covered all the time.

Think of it as a tribute to Jonny Ive to leave it uncovered.

Apr 21, 2011, 01:13 PM
I just got my iPad installed with Ghost Armor. Looks fantastic and I've always used them with any of my electronics in the past. If your based out of Arizona, I highly recommend checking there cart at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Now Just waiting for my Switcheasy Canvas case!

Apr 21, 2011, 01:28 PM
Nothing on my screen, but I have a couple of cases and a crappy smart cover which I use when I leave the house with the iPad. I have the BookBook, a folio case and a leather envelope-type case which I bought for iPad 1. I choose different combinations depending on where I'm going. I refuse to buy a dozen different cases for iPad 2, I did that for the first one and now am stuck with them.

Apr 21, 2011, 01:33 PM
I don't have kids, so around the house I use the InCase perforated snap case. Really light and thin... The little holes let you see through and it adds a little grip too.


When I'm on the go, I use the InCase magazine case. Also light and thin (though not as light as the snap case) and it is the folio cover so I don't worry about it in my bag.


I have iPad 1... Pretty durable and with these cases, I've managed to keep it scratch free should I ever pass it along to a new owner.

UPDATE: Since I didn't really answer your question and just posted a bunch of blather, I'll simply answer the question now. Yes. I think you're fine without a case when you're not on the go. Just don't set it down on a table full of crumbs, salt, sugar, etc.