What case is best for putting iPad in a backpack?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by vinum0908, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I've been searching forever, but most reviewers comment on how a case feels when holding the iPad in your hand or around the house...

    I'm a student and plan on putting my iPad in a backpack most of the time with a few other books. I ordered a hard back shell for it and a screen protector-- will this be enough?

    I really want to avoid the cases with folding covers since I find them unwieldy and annoying, but I don't want to mega-scratch my iPad's screen or anything.

    Tips from fellow backpack stuffers?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I got a neoprene sleeve and stuck a piece of cardboard in it to protect my screen. The adhesive screen protectors only keep it from getting scratched, not cracked or crushed.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I think the sleeves from Booq (booqbags.com) have a hard side to protect the screen.

    Anyway, I'd probably go with a sleeve if I were going to carry my iPad in a backpack regularly.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    This is the case I use and it is a great backpack case. Soft neoprene to prevent scratches on the back and a hard plastic sheet under neoprene to protect the screen. Check out my review video here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYDyiPem7ps
     
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  6. macrumors 6502a

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    While I don't have an iPad yet, I'll most likely purchase the second generation soon after it comes out.

    I've thought about this issue a lot. I have an Incase sleeve and backpack that I use with my MBP everyday. For over two and a half years I haven't had any issues with protecting the notebook.

    I'm really curious how people carry their iPads around campus or on a commute to work. I'm not worried about the aluminum back, but cracking the glass screen seems possible in a backpack with books, even if the iPad is in a sleeve and it's own separate compartment. I hope I am wrong about this, though.
     
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    TheShinyMac

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    I use the apple case, while slidding it into my laptop compartment in my computer. it works flawlessly
     
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    TheShinyMac

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    On a heavy homework day, Id say 10 pounds worth of books.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    That's actually really reassuring that the Apple case can protect the screen in that scenario. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Absrnd

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    I bought a cheap neoprene sleeve, and had a 3mm aluminium plate made in the size of the ipad, for a few bucks.
    covered the alu with sticky back felt, and put it inside the sleeve, and sits against the iPad screen.

    I can now almost sit on my ipad sleeve this thing is strong :)
     
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  13. macrumors 6502

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    both my girlfriend and i use the apple case for our ipads in our backpack, and neither of us have had a problem.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    I bought a netbook bag for my iPad. It has a lot of padding and was $15.00. I have seen iPad cases almost copy the same case for $50.00. Seriously look at netbook cases and save some money. They are designed for a heavier product so they are more robust.
     
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