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Old May 9, 2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Is it worth to get a case and a protective film for the iPad 2?

Hello. Hopefully my iPad 2 and Smart Cover will arrive soon. As the Smart Cover only protects the screen, I wonder if it is a good idea to get another case that can protect the back as well. Good cases in the store cost at least 1/10 the cost of the iPad 2. I am not sure if it is really worth to buy another case. Any suggestion? Thanks.

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Old May 9, 2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hello. Hopefully my iPad 2 and Smart Cover will arrive soon. As the Smart Cover only protects the screen, I wonder if it is a good idea to get another case that can protect the back as well. Good cases in the store cost at least 1/10 the cost of the iPad 2. I am not sure if it is really worth to buy another case. Any suggestion? Thanks.
yes - it is a good idea to have a case. the smart cover is an overpriced gimmick that is cheap and offers minimal protection if any.

I bought the Roto II from http://maroo.com/

here is a demo video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClvZi18yYrQ
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Old May 9, 2011, 07:24 PM   #3
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definitely agree with the smart cover statement... waste of money. i bought an incase ipad 2 case from best buy for under $40 - cheaper than incase's website. i would definitely get something.
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Old May 9, 2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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It's a matter of personal comfort.
I would never leave my iPad naked
Great cases can be had in the low twenties.
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Old May 9, 2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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With the Smart Cover, is it still better to get a protective film?
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Old May 9, 2011, 08:52 PM   #6
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Yes.
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Old May 10, 2011, 10:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies.
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Old May 11, 2011, 05:58 AM   #8
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Hello. Hopefully my iPad 2 and Smart Cover will arrive soon. As the Smart Cover only protects the screen, I wonder if it is a good idea to get another case that can protect the back as well. Good cases in the store cost at least 1/10 the cost of the iPad 2. I am not sure if it is really worth to buy another case. Any suggestion? Thanks.

I did buy a Smart Cover but returned it.

I ended up with a case from STM. Ghost Armor front and back.
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Old May 11, 2011, 08:12 AM   #9
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I initially got the black leather smart cover on launch day with mine. After using it for the first week, I exchanged it straight up for the apple Bluetooth keyboard. A much better bang for my 69 bucks!

I picked up the Casecrown Bold standby for 19.99 on amazon, and love it. (uses the magnets like the smart cover for sleep mode)
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Old May 11, 2011, 10:10 AM   #10
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After my wife dropped our iPad2 and it shattered....see pic below....I decided to invest in the Cyber Acoustics iPad2 case. For only $40 and free shipping, it was well worth it. There is a video demo of the case, and my favorite part is at the very end. I was sold instantly! BTW, I received the case 2 days ago and I have been very pleased.

http://www.cyberacoustics.com/retail...vers/IC-1002BK
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Old May 11, 2011, 11:54 AM   #11
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Does it have sleep/wake funtion? I really like how it does not cover the bezel, i just bought ifrogz case two days ago, it is a good case too but only come in black, i would try that case if it comes in different colors.
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Old May 11, 2011, 12:47 PM   #12
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Yes they do have the sleep/wake function.

This the cyber acoustics website for iPad, kindle etc. accessories.

http://www.maroo.com/

(I bought the ROTO II and it is great!)
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Old May 11, 2011, 04:05 PM   #13
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Yes they do have the sleep/wake function.

This the cyber acoustics website for iPad, kindle etc. accessories.

http://www.maroo.com/

(I bought the ROTO II and it is great!)
It looks just like the cyber acoustics one. Infact, they look identical. Are you saying the ROTO II is the same as the Cyber Acoustics product?
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