iPad2 case with BUILT IN screen protector?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Penny's Geek, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2008
    I know iPad 2 cases have been discussed ad-nauseum on several threads but instead of spending the hours going through them one by one, I thought I'd just ask my question here.

    I'm looking for an iPad 2 case that has a BUILT IN screen protector. I've been looking at reviews for dozens of iPad 2 cases on YouTube, but NONE so far as I have found yet have this feature. From what I can tell, in the space where the iPad 2 slides or fits into, ALL simply have a space there with which you can fit your fingers through. Has no one even thought to ADD a built in screen protector there or is it that I just haven't found it yet?

    What concerns me is most of these cases are around $20-$30 by themselves and a GOOD screen protector costs just about as much. Why should I have to pay separately for both if a case can have both?

    FYI: Mine is the BLACK 32GB iPad 2

  2. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    They have. However, you apparently haven't thought of the fact that a built-in screen protector will allow grit in and cause scratches. Using a separate screen protector (that attaches with adhesive as they all do) will not have such problems.

    Why do you think both would cost as much as one? You're comparing apples to oranges.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2008

    Because some do. The iVisor, for instance is $29.95 and it has rave reviews on Amazon. That's just as much as an iPad 2 case. I just wanted both in one. Apparently I will have to get them separate.
  4. macrumors 68030

    May 3, 2010
    Why pay for a screen protector at all? I don't know of anyone personally that uses them (and I know a lot of people with iPads).
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2012
    Gumdrop case

    go to gumdrop.com they have great cases with BUILT IN screen protectors and are also very very durable.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
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  7. macrumors 6502

    M Quick

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden
    What's the usage for a screen protector on an ipad anyways?

    Or well, i see some scenarios, but nothing that is affected if you for example have a smart cover that already covers the front when you don't use it.

    I mean the ipad is not like an iphone where you put it in the pocket with keys etc all the time, putting an ipad along with other things that might scratch it might not be happening so often that it might not be needed to have a screen protector?
  8. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Otterbox and Griffin make just such a case, at least they used to....it's like a large version of the Defender for the iPhone.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2012
    Sorry I mean gumdropcases.com
  10. macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2009
    Depending on the screen protector, you can gain more privacy with a privacy film, eliminate fingerpirnt, add some anti glare to reflect light, there lots of reason to use one. You can get them from many places for cheap, i say theyre fo great use. To each his own! :)
  11. macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2012
    I have been looking at the same thing. In addition to the gumdrop "drop case", you may also want to check out the Trident Kraken 2 case.
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    I have the Griffin Survivor and the Gumdrop Drop Tech cases (one on each of our 2 family iPads), both of which have integrated screen protectors. While I love the idea of the integrated screen protectors, you need to be aware that the protectors on both of these have a faint speckle to them, similar to, but not as bad as, an anti-glare screen protector (my HP laptop display screen has the exact same speckling). For the most part it's not all that noticeable, but when it catches the light in a certain way it casts a faint sheen or haze over the entire screen that does bother me quite a bit. In fact, it bothers me enough that I'm considering cutting the screen protector out of the Gumdrop and putting a Power Support protector on instead (which I used to have on my iPad but took off when I put the Gumdrop on).

    One other thing to consider is that the protector on the Survivor is not, AFAIK, replaceable, whereas the one on the Gumdrop can be replaced for $15. That's a significant difference IMO because the protector on my Survivor has various scratches and blemishes on it, and the only way to get rid of those is to get an entirely new case or to cut it out and install a regular screen protector instead. With the gumdrop, once the screen protector gets too scratched up, it can simply be replaced without having to buy a whole new case.

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