Aluminum backing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by EssentialParado, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    #1
    How has the aluminum back of the iPad held up for you guys and gals? Is it getting scratched up?
     
  2. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #4
    Mines covered in a decal skin thing, so I have no idea, it's protected form the odd scratch at least.
     
  3. ChrisN macrumors 65816

    ChrisN

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Location:
    Demarest, NJ
    #5
    A couple weeks after I got it, I noticed a scratch on the back approx 2 inches long. It's not bad but it still bothers me and just looks plain bad.

    ChrisN
     
  4. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Location:
    Montreal
  5. gucciipad macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
  6. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    #8
    Zagging Invisible Sheild then Gelaskins.

    Prestine so far.
     
  7. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    #9
    So it's looking like it's worth getting at least a back cover for it?
     
  8. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #10
    Yeah, their quite cheap (£15) and can be custom designed, stop the odd scratch as well.
     
  9. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    #11
    Any recommendations for something in the UK?
     
  10. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #12
    The only place I've dealt with for skins is skinizi their French, but they ship to the UK pretty fast. Or try eBay, you should search iPad decal.

    Skinizi also do their own skins as well as custom skins. Both are the same price £15 including postage. Gelaskins are supposed to be good, but I don't know about shipping.
     
  11. phoobo macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    #13
    pretty bashed up

    ...but I mostly use it to smash mosquitoes against the wall (sometimes I have to toss it against the ceiling). It's working out to be that kind of summer. Lots of rain and standing water. Besides, I hit them pretty hard. I like to be sure, you know.

    Wouldn't get a skin, because I'd just damage it.
     
  12. Streethawk macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #14
    Currys Digital (was Dixons) are selling a good hard silicone case, in dark smoke or clear. Its £30, but it is very good, i've dumped my Apple case in favour of it (i got the clear one). There's no branding and you can still see the Apple logo and stuff. The fit is very good. I imagine most PC Worlds and Currys stores will stock it too.
     
  13. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    #15
    WOW. Those are gorgeous, and the prices are excellent. And protective too? I always hated decals but I'm really considering one of these.
     
  14. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    #16
    No scratches but a small dent. It is definitely not as durable as the backing of an iPhone.
     

Share This Page