Best case for travel

Warbrain

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I'm travelling later this week and I'm wondering what everyone thinks is the best way to travel with the iPad. I'm packing only the iPad and my iPhone for the trip (as well as my MiFi).

I've got the neoprene sleeve from Incase for my iPad right now as well as the Apple case but I've been looking for something else and considering a bunch of options.

How does everyone else travel with the iPad and what case would you recommend? I'm also considering getting a stand that I can travel with and use at home for the iPad. That also influences what case I would use.
 

prot0type

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I'll also be doing a little more traveling within the coming weeks and have been searching for a new case to use, though I already have a Commuter, something to provide additional protection as well as storage for some accessories such as my stand, Overdrive/mifi and camera kit would be desired.

I'm probably going with one of these http://www.cocooninnovations.com/product_info.php?cat_id=49&product_id=162 :



Semi hard shell, I can carry it on it's own or toss it in my backpack, plus it has a nifty organization system. Finally, a place to store my chapstick!
 

batman75

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I think you're good with what you got. I just travel with my Apple Case. Last thing I want is an extra bag to lug around and take up half of my 2 bag carry-on allowance. The Apple Case is protective. It supports typing and movie viewing positions which are both useful on the plane. And it's slim enough to fit into my bag without taking much space.
 

~Phi

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I just got back from an international trip and used the Belkin pleated sleeve the entire time. The pleated side is well reinforced so I was comfortable just tossing it in my backpack when on the go. It's an inexpensive case that worked well for me. Safe travels.
 

Warbrain

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Thanks for all the suggestions. Seems that I'm going to be best going with what I have - the Incase sleeve or the Apple case. Maybe I can try to use both...
 

nowstime

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I don't recommend the Incase travel case. It's great for storage but too bulky to carry around. If you have many accessories, Incase travel kit is great for taking your stuff from point A to point B but I would prefer a regular Incase sleeve for it's simplicity.
 

Warbrain

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I don't recommend the Incase travel case. It's great for storage but too bulky to carry around. If you have many accessories, Incase travel kit is great for taking your stuff from point A to point B but I would prefer a regular Incase sleeve for it's simplicity.
I just put my iPad into the Apple case but I don't think I'm going to use it on the trip. I wanted something more book-like and the Apple case works but it's also not the greatest case in the world. I trust the Incase sleeve to protect more so I think I'm going with that.

Check out the Yoobao V3. It offers a number of propping-up configurations.
Wow, that looks great. Shame that I'm leaving in less than 24 hours or I'd be trying to get it.
 

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Warbrain

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I agree completely. It is tiny yet fits an iPad that already has a Belkin Grip Vue (I think that's what it's called) on. Has 3 pockets, although there's not much room to put anything in the pockets. I use the zipped pocket for my headphones and a cleaning cloth. Awesome case.
That looks really nice, too. I'm hoping to head to the Apple store later today to see what they have but I have no hopes that they'll have anything I really want.