Accessory recommendation for parent's iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by nephron8, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. nephron8, Sep 16, 2012
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    nephron8 macrumors regular

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    Hey all,
    I got iPad 4g for my parents.
    its their first iOS device and I was wondering accessories for buying .

    I need your help for selecting best screen protector for preventing smudges on screen without decreasing retina display quality.

    I also need solid case for them to carry the iPad.

    thanks.
     
  2. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a middle aged person, don't bother with a screen protector, just get them a couple of quality microfiber cloths to clean the screen with. As for cases, you need to consider their viewing habits. I have a leather Photive case that I got from Amazon for under $30 it's got a smart cover front & full rear case, it's served me quite well. I also have a Kensington sling bag with a padded compartment that I carry my iPad in on a daily basis along with my phone, wallet, keys etc.
     
  3. nephron8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it have that smart cover function controlled by magnets to automatically close and start screen?

    thanks.
     
  4. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    When I purchased mine I saw a group of friends, maybe 5 or so, in line getting iPads. They told each other to get the smart cover. Assuming that the one delegating was those who had the 1st iPad. The age group was 55-up.

    I would get your parents just the smart cover. Yes, with the magnet. And a cleaning kit. The iKlear kit is fine and simple to use.

    If they want to use a keyboard, then get them a nice keyboard case.
     
  5. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I'm 61 and got a smart cover with my iPad 2. I used it for about a week and then stopped.

    If your folks aren't going to take it out much I would just put on a skin or something. (I had an iCarbon on my iPad 2 and a Zagg leather on my iPad 3). Makes it nice and light for using around the house. For travel I originally just used a sleeve but then changed to a STM Grip.

    My sister however, loves using a stylus on hers. She just likes holding a pen. Your folks might like that and some are pretty cheap.
     
  6. nephron8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all your kind help.
    I spoke with father and he also said why not put carbon fiber on its back and Smart Cover.
    He liked idea of smart covers.

    I also contacted one leather dealer with whom I dealt in past. He is ready to make me genuine leather cover for any design.

    I need some ideas for this.

    Please suggest any carbon fiber skin and leather case design. Like folio or alike.

    Thanks.
     
  7. mdavid727 macrumors newbie

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    Not really an accessory per se but I got both my parents an iPad and the one thing they both wanted immediately thereafter was a compatible printer to AirPrint documents to. Must be a generational thing to want to print everything..lol
     
  8. mofunk, Sep 18, 2012
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  9. nephron8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah.
    You are absolutely right.
    They want printer.
    Will figure out. I already have networked laser printer available over wifi.

    Thanks
     
  10. nephron8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just to update the thread,

    I bought skinomi full body shield and targus folio case.
    Its just leather folio case to keep ipad in.
     

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