Is it worth to get a case and a protective film for the iPad 2?

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  1. hajime, May 9, 2011
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    macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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    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
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    With the Smart Cover, is it still better to get a protective film?
     
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    Yes.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the replies.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I did buy a Smart Cover but returned it.

    I ended up with a case from STM. Ghost Armor front and back.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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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)
     
  10. macrumors regular

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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/Cases-and-Covers/IC-1002BK
     

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  11. macrumors newbie

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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.:)
     
  12. macrumors regular

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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!)
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    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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