Belkin Snap Shield ... Any Good? Is It Thin and is Clear Really Clear?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by falconman515, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. falconman515 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2010
    I currently just have the smart cover on my New iPad and want something to protect the back as well.

    I am not a fan of cases (I like the thinness of nothing) but still want front (got the smart cover) and back protection as well.

    Are there any good at protecting and are they really thin to where they don't add much if any thickness to the iPad?

    Also I like the look of the back of the iPad and really would like to just keep it as is so is the clear snap case really clear as far as it kind looking like nothing is on the back?

    Thanks so much for all the info on this guys.
  2. lovespicyfood macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2011
    No it is frosted. However, I think it probably wears better. I like my Belkin Snap Shield.
  3. Macman45, Apr 8, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012

    Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    It's frosted slightly, but is a good case. I have one on my newbie, waiting for the decent cases to be released here in the UK...The Belkin was my second choice, but I'm happy with it.
  4. xRYD3Rx macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    Its a amazing case. I personally own it. I bought it from best buy for $30. It also is compatible with apples smart cover. :)
  5. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    I also have it.
    The only minor downside, is that there aren't enough points where it snaps to the iPad, only very small snap points in the corners, none on the top, bottom or side, whatsoever.
    This results in the iPad moving around a little bit, inside the case.
    It's midly irritating, but not a deal breaker for me, as everything else about it is stellar. I love the soft-touch kind of feel, too.
  6. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I always recommend Belkin stuff. Their GripVue iPhone case is excellent, and the Snap Shield for iPad is also excellent.
  7. falconman515 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2010
    Is it really thin and not add hardly any thickness.
  8. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Yes, it's even thinner than the Griffin Reveal which I had on my two....I now have a Targus Viewscape, so I've taken the Belkin off for now. It's a good shell though.
  9. ewo1992 macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2012
    Southern, CA
  10. andothfc macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    I had one and returned it. It's thin but it has a loose fit, it was almost coming away from the side.

    Also, the frosted version is very prone to finger grease, which makes it look bad. I would avoid.
  11. Diiiiips macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011
  12. jcborden macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012
    I personally dont like the snap shield, I find that the fit is just too loss and everytime I pick up my iPad I can feel the snap shield flexing. You can visibly rock the corners.

    I have just purchased the cover buddy from switch easy and find it a superb, rck solid fit.

    Of course it might be that my back cover was just a 'bad' one, but y might want to try before you buy...
  13. Diiiiips macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011
    I know a lot of people have the Snap Shield but I didn't realise how poor reviews were for it on Amazon. Surely the Incipio Smart Feather would be better?
  14. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    why not look into a skin from sticker boy, i carbons or a skin like bodyguardz, zagg or ghost armor...

    extremely thin, scratch protection and some add a nice style to your iPad.
  15. 570934 Suspended

    May 3, 2011
    Don't bloody bother.

    I've tried a few Belkin products in the past but always found them to be naff.
    I bough two of these cases for my wife's and mother-in-law's iPad "3" but have sent them straight back.

    They are made out of very cheap plastic and at £20+ WAY over priced. They are made of very thin plastic which does NOT fit properly over the iPad, and I have tried it on a iPad 2 and its just as bad. I've had a Casemate on my iPad 2 and its far superior than this bag of crap!

    Do not buy these as they are VERY over priced low end quality.
  16. Bathplug, Apr 12, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012

    Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    I removed the case to inspect the back of my new ipad hoping to just blow away dust but I noticed a small section of the back paint of the ipad chipped away. I looked on the inside of the belkin snap shield to see some plastic on the inside of the shield protruding out, which look like to be plastic air bubbles. These have been poking into the back of my ipad gradually chipping away at the paint on the back of the new ipad. I might contact belkin about this to see what they say.
  17. falconman515 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2010
    Well it doesn't sound like the Belkin shield is the way to go.
  18. qpixo macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Belkin Snap Shield sucks

    Belkin Snap Shield is no good. I just returned and exchanged mine to another case, noticed it cracked in coiners after 3 weeks of usage and one of the coiner detached, while trying to reattach, it broke one small piece. It's really fragile and cheap material... But lucky me, I returned and exchanged at Best Buy, the girl didn't notice... :)
  19. ivada macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Agreed. Belkin Snap Shield is a crap product, it will crack and break at the corners! Spend your money elsewhere, with an i-Blason, Speck, or even some of the cheaper no-name frost/clear case-backs on Amazon. They are still better than the $30 Belkin! :mad:
  20. qpixo macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Well I exchanged to this one for $19.99 at Best Buy:,58,23.htm

    It slims, clean and simple, great for travel case :)
  21. JMBNaples macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    Purchased on Wednesday. Took it off on Thursday to clean inside it. Noticed crack on Friday.


    Goes back this evening.
  22. qpixo macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Did u return it or exchanged?

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