Ipad 2 Rubber Feet?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jeff_siler, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2005
    I'm considering the smart cover/case for the iPad 2, but would like some lay on the table protection. I would prefer to not use a skin on the back. I was thinking about trying small rubber adhesive rubber feet (transparent). Has anyone tried this with iPad 1?

  2. macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2010
    St. Charles, IL
    I actually put some on my iPad 2 and really like them so far.

    I pre-ordered the iPad and Smart Cover when they went on sale online, but then got the iPad at Best Buy. I cancelled the online order for the iPad, but the Smart Cover had already shipped, so my iPad is naked until Tuesday.

    I didn't like setting the bare aluminum back laying on a table, and I looked at my 13" MacBook Pro and said to myself, "Why doesn't the iPad have feet like this does?"

    The wife says, "Why don't you try some of those clear rubber feet?" I had some in a drawer, put them on and it's been great. You don't notice that they're there and they keep the back from hitting the surface you set it down on. It also keeps it from sliding on the table.

    We'll see what happens when the Smart Cover arrives, but so far, so good.

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  3. macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    Where'd you buy those?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Atlanta, Georgia
    I was thinking of doing this same exact thing.

    When i heard the smart cover didnt cover the back i was like "hmmm does aluminum scratch easy? Let me check out my MacBook Pro bottom." Then noticed that the bottom never touches anything when on a flat surface.

    I would like to do this but with tiny ones. In the photo they look a little big.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Atlanta, Georgia
  6. macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2009
    That's a great idea... might give that a go myself when my iPad arrives!
  7. macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    It is a great idea, I am wondering where the OP found them.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I put the same on mine as the leather smart cover does nothing for protecting the back of the unit. You can get them at any Home Depot or Lowe's.

    I am waiting on the Speck Products cover that will protect the back and front of the device. I loved the Speck cover for the iPad1 and hope the iPad2 cover is as good.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    I used the same rubber feet on the bottom of my ZaggMate. You can get them at any hardware store. At my local Ace Hardware, they are hanging next to the felt pads you put on the bottom of table lamps. You might have to buy a big card of different sizes to get the size you want.
  10. macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    Found some online

    Couldn'd find any anywhere, hardwar and rubber retailers, eventually I found some online at http://www.ipad2feet.com/

  11. macrumors 68040


    May 10, 2010
    Ok, I would never do that ... To be honest that looks quite ugly to me. And would remind me to the trashcan in my kitchen where I use those to protect the wall behind.

    But +1 for the creative idea though.
  12. macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    I've got some iDroplets installed on top of a BSE on my iPad 2. Gives me more confidence when putting it down. The only downside is that if you want to use a case other than a slip, you're out of luck.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2011
    There are also these www.ifootpads.com which comes with a template to take the pain out of lining them up.
  14. macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2007
    To be honest I think these are the best designed rubber feet style solutions for the iPad. As you can see in the photos they protect the back in MANY more situations than the ones I've seen posted above. I've had them for a few weeks and absolutely love them.


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