Back too slippery - want 'sticky' back cover

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by libertysat, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. libertysat macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2010
    I don,t care that much about looks

    What I really want is a cover for the back that is maybe sort of tacky like silicon
    I like to set iPad on my legs or arm of couch and not have it sliding around

    Right now I have a piece of tacky mesh type shelf liner glued on back - keeps coming loose but works real good

    Yea I know there are a bunch of folks who are all into lookin cool and all that but I am far more interested in function over cool factor

    Anyone found a non slippery back cover?
  2. scorpionfalcon macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    I had the same problem...the back felt like it was gonna slip out of my hands any minute. I applied the invisible shield on the back and I was amazed at how nice it felt and how much grip it added.
  3. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    I suspect that's about the best solution the OP is likely to find. A "tacky" cover, I suspect, would call for advertising aimed at "tacky" consumers. :)
  4. JonBook Pro macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Yeah, I second the Invisible Shield. Definitely adds a sticky grip.
  5. libertysat thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2010
    Har har
    Good one, still haven,t graduated to plaid polyester pants yet though...
  6. MacLoyal macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2007
    Belkin snap back

    I added the Belkin back cover that snaps on. I was concerned that it would connect tightly and securely enough for me to glue the HandeHolder ring onto it and not fear that my iPad would be in jeopardy. Once I snapped it on I had a heck of a time prying it off to remove a stray cat hair that lodged in the middle. I have no fear that my new accessories will fall off.

    I got my Belkin back at Target for $30. I wish they had colors other than gray but it's OK. It's translucent enough that you can still see the Apple logo and it has a warmer and better grip feel than the metal I'll be attaching my Velcro ring to it instead of my precious iPad that I'm doing my best to keep in pristine condition.
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I had the Belkin but after a while it gut yellowed and ugly. I tried the Aviiq, but ended up with the Incase Magnetic Snap Case ($40) from Best Buy. It give the back a rubbery feel, and seems very well made.
  8. touchmonkey, Aug 28, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011

    touchmonkey macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
  9. omni macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    I have one of these on my iPad and prevents it from being slippery. Not sure if this is what you are looking for though:
  10. skittles90623 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2011
    i also think some sort of shield for the back should do the trick.
  11. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    The Icipio smart feather cover is not slick, I find it has enuf grip..... I have about three of them.
  12. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

    Jan 21, 2010
    I'm using the Invisible shield as well and been happy with it so far.
  13. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    e-Grips 100% the best solution & product.
    I also find TPU to be easily gripped.
  14. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    Good choice if looks don't matter cause those really ugly up a device

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