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rpearlberg
Nov 4, 2012, 06:19 PM
Can't make up my mind on a case for my iPad 3 Refurb (I get it in the mail on Tuesday and want to get a case).

1. Apple Smart Cover

2. Apple Smart Case

3. INVELLOP Leatherette Case Cover

I like the style of these....I like the smart cover, but think I should protect the back too....

Thoughts? Don't want to spend more than $40ish....



rpearlberg
Nov 5, 2012, 08:03 AM
which other cases do you recommend?

Thanks!

Amplelink
Nov 5, 2012, 08:13 AM
Get a smart cover and a back shell that fits with the smart cover. This is the easiest and thinnest solution. All the others are way too bulky (for my liking anyway).

Here are a few:

SwitchEasy CoverBuddy (http://www.switcheasy.com/product/CoverBuddy_ThenewiPad)

Caudabe Shell (http://www.caudabe.com/collections/ipad-accessories/products/ipad-back-cover-shell-frost)

Incipio Smart Feather (https://www.incipio.com/ipad-2-smart-feather-ultralight-hard-shell-case-3404.html)

pommie82
Nov 5, 2012, 08:41 AM
iam going to wait for the otter box case to come out it might be a while yet but it will be worth it from drops and damages at the end of the day i want to sell this one i have at the end of the year and get the new one when it comes out and using a Otterbox case will keep it like brand new my brother has Otterbox for his iPhone 4 and he has dropped he's phone 100s of times and the case till is fine and working perfect.

rpearlberg
Nov 5, 2012, 09:39 AM
Just came from the Apple Store. I bought the smart cover. I just didn't like the feel of the smart case. Now I'll need to find a cover for the back, or a skin...

rpearlberg
Nov 5, 2012, 11:54 AM
Do I spend $40 on the smart cover and then another $20ish on a back case or just spend money on one case that covers both....like the INVELLOP for $20?

glen e
Nov 5, 2012, 11:58 AM
the smartcover/smartfeather will be easier to pack and lug around than the invellop...but get what you want...money has never entered into getting exactly what I wanted...

rpearlberg
Nov 5, 2012, 12:16 PM
How about just a skin on the back to go with the smart cover?

glen e
Nov 5, 2012, 12:18 PM
How about just a skin on the back to go with the smart cover?

sure -
bestskinsever.com
gelaskins.com
icarbons.com

just stay away from Zagg....

rpearlberg
Nov 5, 2012, 12:24 PM
So many tough decisions!! I want to keep the sleek look, but have it somewhat protected from scratches...

glen e
Nov 5, 2012, 12:29 PM
So many tough decisions!! I want to keep the sleek look, but have it somewhat protected from scratches...

there is nothing sleeker than a smartcover and a rear skin...clear, colored or CF....then pack it away in a sleeve - sfbags.com has good ones...

but don't get OCD about it, scratches will happen...

Want300
Nov 5, 2012, 01:03 PM
I would wait for the BookBook from Twelve South if I got a mini. I am going to get it for my full size iPad here soon. It is my favorite iPad case.

Ladybug
Nov 5, 2012, 01:15 PM
I guess I'm in the minority here but I love my Invellop leatherette case. It's slim fitting, the magnetic on and off works, and it covers both the front and the back. I got it in chocolate brown.

studmule
Nov 6, 2012, 10:07 AM
I got this one from Monoprice. It was only 13 bucks, and I like it alot.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=11212&cs_id=1084902&p_id=9250&seq=1&format=2

rpearlberg
Nov 6, 2012, 10:12 AM
I was able to get the Apple Smart Cover (tan, leather) at Target for $14 so I think I'll use that one for now....