iPad Back protector for iPad Air

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by scubacat, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. scubacat macrumors member

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    I plan to buy a folio case (likely Devicewear Ridge) and screen protector when I buy an iPad Air, but do I need some sort of back protector/skin if it will be in the case? I don't want the exposed areas (i.e. the camera) to get scratched and I don't want the case to scratch the back.

    Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I'm asking because my iPhone has the Power Support front and back protectors and a case. I notice that the screen protectors available for iPad don't come with the back protector.

    BTW, if I wanted a back protector, what are my options? Would I get a skin such as Best Skins Ever? And would it fit in a case with that on?
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Back protector for iPad Air


    You do not need a back protector as the case already protects the back:
    Double checking you are talking about this case:
    Devicewear Slim iPad Air Case the Ridge with Six Position Flip Stand, Magnetic, and On/Off Switch - Black (RDG-IPA-BLK)
    http://amzn.com/B00G4EBO24

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  3. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    If the skin goes up on the sides of the iPad, when pulling the case on or off you could pull the corners of the skin off. If I was committed to using a case, I wouldn't apply any back skin. If I was committed to using a skin, no case.
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like he wants a skin to go on the back under the case to protect the back from the case.
    Seems wasteful to me.
     
  5. scubacat thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, that's the case. Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll just stick the the case and no skin.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Were you thinking that that case will scratch the iPad? I baby my new iPad Air with a screen protector and Poetics Graphgrip silicon case. It works great.
     
  7. scubacat thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. I plan to get a screen protector, but I was wondering about a back protector because on my iPhone I have a Power Support back protector and somehow the back has a lot of scratches even though it is always in the case. I don't want the same thing to happen to the iPad in the case. It sounds like you just put yours in the case with only a screen protector, and everyone here is saying it's a waste to put something on the back.
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Best thing to do is make sure the case that holds the iPad in place is clean and the back of the iPad is clean. Also I recommend tech Armors screen protectors.
    Tech Armor Apple iPad Air (Generation 5) Premium High Definition (HD) Clear Screen Protector with Lifetime Replacement Warranty [2-PACK] - Retail Packaging
    http://amzn.com/B00EL94Z4I
    Always my screen protector company. Also you get lifetime replacements. I have 4 replacement packs already.
     

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