newbie's quest for perfect iPad case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by passingsmiles, May 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    I'm new here - just got my iPad 2 in the mail two days ago. Using it for a couple of days has revealed my priorities in a case, and I was hoping some of you well-informed people would have recommendations. I've read a lot of threads about particular cases, but many don't mention the things I consider important. I'm not as concerned with protection as with functionality and unobtrusiveness. I've considered the Smart Cover and really like its convertability, but buying that plus a back cover seems to run pretty expensive.

    I'd definitely like a case with softer edges. It hurts my hands to hold the sharp metal edges, so I'm not really looking for a hard plastic shell. Some grippiness to the texture would be a plus, but not essential. Are there any inexpensive TPU/silicone shells that work well with the Smart Cover? I like the look of the Joy Factory SmartGrip, but $30 seems like a lot when paired with the $40 Smart Cover. Also really intrigued by the Quirky Fender, but it's still in presale and...I'm impatient. :rolleyes:

    Alternatively, are there any good one-piece cases (with soft edges) that basically mirror the Smart Cover + a back cover? Not really interested in folio types unless the cover folds a la Smart Cover.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
  3. macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    after reading all that i have to say... cool story, bro.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  5. macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2010
    You should check out the STM Skinny. There's a thread in here on it and you will find that most people, myself included, are very pleased with the case. I tried a smart cover and found it to be very much a gimmick. It offers little protection, comes off easily and is overpriced. The STM Skinn can be found for less than $40. I highly recommend it.
  6. macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    I have the smartcover/TPU back case combo.

    Bought the TPU case off ebay for $10 and it looks great and is a perfect fit.
  7. macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2011
    I think you should consider the STM Skinny, I paid 30 for it and it has been the only case I have kept ( I have bought like 5) I really , really like it!
  8. macrumors 65816


    Apr 4, 2011
    I second the Skinny.
  9. macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    As an iPad 1 and iPad 2 owner, I have tried numerous combinations. Currently, my iPad 2 is in a Targus 360 (perfect for versatility...landscape or portrait modes) and I carry it in a Timbuk2 Freestyle XS messenger bag.

    This could change though as I'm always looking for the next best thing, but right now, this combo suits my purposes.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    I 3rd the Skinny. Got mine in black, looks beautiful, works beautifully.

    Sent from my iPhone 4
  11. macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2008
  12. macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
    ^^ Cyber Acoustics' iPad 2 Cover, so you do not have to click the Youtube link to find out.
  13. macrumors 68040


    May 10, 2010
  14. macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY

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