Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad > iPad Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 5, 2010, 07:16 PM   #1
Theraker007
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
how to clean the apple brand ipad case?

Whats the best way to clean this thing.. I already regret paying the $40 for it, i shoulda bought third party but I wanted it protected right away.

Anyway, the thing is getting dusty and dirty as hell and I almost wanna run it under the sink and air dry it but that doesnt seem like a great idea. Any suggestions?
Theraker007 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 5, 2010, 07:21 PM   #2
MacDawg
macrumors P6
 
MacDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: "Between the Hedges"
I love mine

I just wipe it with a damp cloth
MacDawg is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 5, 2010, 07:50 PM   #3
joec1101
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: So Cal, USA
use a damp clean micro fiber cloth and just wipe it. then use another dry clean micro fiber cloth to wipe it dry. works like a charm.
joec1101 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2010, 08:49 AM   #4
wimryan
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
K.i.s.s.

Hey all;
Not sure why this is such a big deal, I subscribe to the Keep It Simple Stupid method. I take a plain scotchbrite sponge (green and abrasive on one side, yellow and spongy on the other side), put about 3 drops of liquid dish soap and run the sponge under warm water. Scrub the case inside and out with the yellow side of the sponge, pass a clean cloth over the entire surface, and let it air dry.
Good as new! No need to get complicated...
Hope this helps
wimryan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2010, 09:39 AM   #5
Seamaster
macrumors 6502a
 
Seamaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Bin it and buy a Yoobao or Portenzo. Life's too short.
Seamaster is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2010, 04:55 PM   #6
zhenya
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Yup, just a damp lint-free cloth will make it look new again. Honestly, I bought the Apple case as a stop-gap when I first picked up the iPad, but honestly, it's a lot better than 99% of the 3rd party cases I've seen. It's super slim, even with the cover folded back, yet still allows you to stand the iPad in a couple of orientations. It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn good.
zhenya is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 21, 2010, 09:23 PM   #7
mgipe
macrumors Demi-God
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CA
I refuse to clean my Apple iPad case. It's dirty and scratched like a well-worn leather motorcycle jacket. It looks like the road warrior that it is.
mgipe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2010, 04:35 PM   #8
Muscleflex
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Does the case scratch easy? I had a look at it at the apple store and it looks like it's made from some material that shows scratches easily. I do like how thin it is tho and I'm looking for a case for mine.
Muscleflex is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2010, 04:46 PM   #9
rdowns
macrumors Penryn
 
rdowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Dish soap and water every two weeks or so.
rdowns is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2010, 06:24 PM   #10
ngenerator
macrumors 68000
 
ngenerator's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: USG Ishimura
Lick it clean every fortnight
__________________
4 // Itchy. Tasty.
ngenerator is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 3, 2010, 09:32 AM   #11
Amazing Iceman
macrumors 68030
 
Amazing Iceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Florida, U.S.A.
Quote:
Originally Posted by zhenya View Post
Yup, just a damp lint-free cloth will make it look new again. Honestly, I bought the Apple case as a stop-gap when I first picked up the iPad, but honestly, it's a lot better than 99% of the 3rd party cases I've seen. It's super slim, even with the cover folded back, yet still allows you to stand the iPad in a couple of orientations. It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn good.
Same here. I have yet to find a case better than the Apple iPad case. Most 3rd party cases look very nice, but are bulky and have an odd way to hold the iPad with elastics that makes it look cheap.
And the skins don't protect the display, which is what I care most. I don't use a screen protector, so the Apple case protects it all the time.
__________________
17" MacBook Pro (2007) iPad Air WiFi+Cell 128 GB iPhone 5s 64 GB T-Mobile AppleTV 2
Follow @AmazingIceman for useful tech info and more (mention MacRumors).
Amazing Iceman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 3, 2010, 10:13 AM   #12
batman75
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
I have found windex works very well.
batman75 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 3, 2010, 10:14 AM   #13
oli356
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amazing Iceman View Post
Same here. I have yet to find a case better than the Apple iPad case. Most 3rd party cases look very nice, but are bulky and have an odd way to hold the iPad with elastics that makes it look cheap.
And the skins don't protect the display, which is what I care most. I don't use a screen protector, so the Apple case protects it all the time.
Depending what you want protection from the apple case would be the worst imo.

If I drop mine in my Snugg case it has a chance of being fine as of the 'leather', in the apple case... well.. not a chance
oli356 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 3, 2010, 10:15 AM   #14
miniConvert
macrumors 68040
 
miniConvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
Send a message via AIM to miniConvert Send a message via MSN to miniConvert
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgipe View Post
I refuse to clean my Apple iPad case. It's dirty and scratched like a well-worn leather motorcycle jacket. It looks like the road warrior that it is.
Hear hear I say! Providing mine doesn't get anything gross attached to it I'm more than happy for it to look 'well used'.
__________________
Where are we? What the hell is going on? --Hide And Seek, Imogen Heap
miniConvert is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 3, 2010, 11:59 AM   #15
richpjr
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: May 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muscleflex View Post
Does the case scratch easy? I had a look at it at the apple store and it looks like it's made from some material that shows scratches easily. I do like how thin it is tho and I'm looking for a case for mine.
I bought mine the day the 3G models were released and have had it on since then. It isn't scratched at all and I have cleaned it 3 or 4 times with a damp cloth as others pointed out. Still looks good.
richpjr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 07:39 AM   #16
nospeed411
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: east coast
I have seen a few people mention Armor All...thy say it cleans it and prevents new stuff from sticking to it.
__________________
Late 2009 MBP 13",Early 2008 MB Aluminum,13"MBA Ultimate, G4 17" iMac 500gb SATA HD 1gb RAM....Yes we call him Frankenstein,iPhone 4s (x3),iPhone 3gs,APPLE TV, Blueberry iMac and a bunch of iPods
nospeed411 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:11 PM   #17
Seamaster
macrumors 6502a
 
Seamaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by nospeed411 View Post
I have seen a few people mention Armor All...thy say it cleans it and prevents new stuff from sticking to it.
It absolutely does. It's a great tip, and one which has totally transformed the Apple case for me.
Seamaster is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 03:31 PM   #18
Piggie
macrumors 603
 
Piggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Just had a look, Armor All make a range of different products.

Which one are they using?
Piggie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 04:01 PM   #19
Seamaster
macrumors 6502a
 
Seamaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
The original Armorall Protectant is what I used. Works great.

Apply liberally with a lint-free cloth, allow to penetrate for a while, buff off excess and allow to dry.

It's amazing the difference this makes.
Seamaster is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2010, 07:30 PM   #20
ExnomenDei
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
1: Remove your iPad
2: Get a lighter
3: Liberally apply fire to the Apple Case
4: ???
5: Buy a new, better case.
6: Profit!

Seriously. It's 40 dollars to burn something you hate. Do it!
ExnomenDei is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2010, 04:11 AM   #21
Seamaster
macrumors 6502a
 
Seamaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
I felt exactly the same way (see above) until I discovered the Armorall trick.

The fact is that functional design of the Apple case is still the best, and I've tried a few. The only thing about it that píssed me off was the thing looking scruffy permanently. While the application of Armorall doesn't eliminate this completely, it does makes it tolerable.
Seamaster is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2010, 03:29 PM   #22
JNGold
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seamaster View Post
I felt exactly the same way (see above) until I discovered the Armorall trick.

The fact is that functional design of the Apple case is still the best, and I've tried a few. The only thing about it that píssed me off was the thing looking scruffy permanently. While the application of Armorall doesn't eliminate this completely, it does makes it tolerable.
My Apple case is looking very ratty even after various cleaning methods (Baby wipes, Warm water, etc).

I just put in an order for an Incase Magazine case which looks to be just as functional and pretty much as thin as the Apple case.
JNGold is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad > iPad Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All iPads: How do you clean your iPad Air/ mini Smart case? gewawd iPad Accessories 5 Apr 24, 2014 04:12 PM
Any way to clean apple (RED) iPhone 5s leather case? backinblack875 iPhone Accessories 5 Dec 16, 2013 09:16 AM
All iPads: anyone heard of the Uniea brand? ipad air case Tony78228 iPad Accessories 0 Nov 4, 2013 11:59 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC