Belkin Snapshield vs Switcheasy Coverbuddy

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by DaGrandMastah, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone have both or have any experience with either? I was looking at the clear models for both. I like the thinness of the snapshield and it seems like the frosted coating will actually prevent a lot of scratches on teh back case. The switcheasy coverbuddy (clear) is supposed to have a UV coating that prevents scratches but I don't know how "resistant" it really is.

    I guess it comes down to quality. It seems that the Switcheasy is slightly thicker....which I guess would provide more protection but I'm not sure either case would offer much, if any, protection from a drop.

    Has anyone had any issues with teh Belkin snapshield? I know the coverbuddy jsut came out so it's likely that no one has it.
     
  2. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    According to tracking I should have mine today/tomorrow. At that point I can do a side by side for you.

    Don't expect any of these back shells to protect from drops as they really won't.
     
  3. DaGrandMastah thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, looking forward to your reviews as always.

    Yeah, I'm not really looking for drop protection. I'm so incredibly careful with my ipad and, having had a bulky case for the entire ipad 2's existence, am very much looking forward to having a nice slim case with a smart cover.

    I really just want the Belkin at this point but I keep entertaining other possibilities since I don't feel like waiting for the secure to come out (love the magnets feature).
     
  4. D.T. macrumors 603

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    I wanted to go more minimal this time around too. Our IP1 was being shared with the small person, so I wanted a little more protection, wound up with a Incipio NGP.

    We were traveling and I got my IP3 for a birthday gift, so I didn’t have much time to shop/order a cover, but wanted something while we were on the road, so I wound up scoring the Belkin cover at an airport electronics shop! It’s technically the IP2 version, but it snapped right on, fits very good, and all the cutouts are perfect.

    I also had in mind to use a smart cover, and as you know, this case leaves the left side exposed for using a SC. It doesn’t lock it down under the cover like the Incipio Smart Feather - I guess that’s a pro/con depending whether you want a more secure SC or the ability to remove your SC quicker/easier (the Smart Feather requires you to remove it, to remove the SC...)

    So far so great. It looks pretty good (it’s clear/frosted), thin, adds a little grip and was pretty inexpensive.

    I can take pictures, answer any specific questions too :)
     
  5. DaGrandMastah thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I appreciate the offer but no need. I have seen the belkin in person. I love the material of the belkin snap shield when I saw it at best buy...I just know I want the secure model with the magnets so I'm holding out for that one. I just wish it would come out already so I could finally be done with this case search.

    Glad to hear you like it though. :)
     

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