Do you have such a mentality?

ryan.apham

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A don't use any protection for my MBA, only a sleeve when there's a need to carry around.

I don't use anything for my iPhone either, because it ruins the aesthetics of the phone.

But then, I don't know why, I have this mentality that iPads MUST be used with a case. When holding a 'naked' iPad, it just seems 'wrong' to me. Everytime I buy a new iPad, I have the urge to immediately buy some black leather case. This is not because I'm worried about dropping it, no, I usually won't care about dents and scratches. It just looks classier, more professional when 'wrapped' in leather cases than when being 'naked' - it just looks like a toy for kids to me.

Do you guys share the same thoughts?
 

lostngone

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A don't use any protection for my MBA, only a sleeve when there's a need to carry around.

I don't use anything for my iPhone either, because it ruins the aesthetics of the phone.

But then, I don't know why, I have this mentality that iPads MUST be used with a case. When holding a 'naked' iPad, it just seems 'wrong' to me. Everytime I buy a new iPad, I have the urge to immediately buy some black leather case. This is not because I'm worried about dropping it, no, I usually won't care about dents and scratches. It just looks classier, more professional when 'wrapped' in leather cases than when being 'naked' - it just looks like a toy for kids to me.

Do you guys share the same thoughts?
My iPhone is in a Mophie Juice Pack and a invisibleSheild(ZAGG) on the front.
My iPad has nothing other then the apple cover and a invisibleSheild HD on it.

I wouldn't have the iPhone in a case but I need the extra power so I don't have to charge it at about 5:00PM everyday.
 

ryan.apham

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I'm not talking about resale value. What I'm trying to say is that, iPad looks kinda cheap without any case. Not cheap, but kind of like gaming machine for kids.
 

Zcott

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I think it looks, and feels, way better without a case. I use a Smart Cover for typing and a sleeve for travelling, but mostly it's naked.
 

kokhean

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The only reason why I use cases is because of the fragile glass. I couldn't give two hoots about them being scratched.
 

Born2Run

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The only protection I use with my iPad is the Smart Cover, I'm not bothered about resale as I always give my old iPads or computers to my family or friends when I upgrade anyway!

When I had my iPad2 I managed to slip on a cruise ship I was working on, the iPad flew out of my hands, bounced off the metal wall and then bounced down some metal stairs... There was a tiny dent on the corner and that was it, no scratched of cracks in the glass!
 

virginblue4

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A don't use any protection for my MBA, only a sleeve when there's a need to carry around.

I don't use anything for my iPhone either, because it ruins the aesthetics of the phone.

But then, I don't know why, I have this mentality that iPads MUST be used with a case. When holding a 'naked' iPad, it just seems 'wrong' to me. Everytime I buy a new iPad, I have the urge to immediately buy some black leather case. This is not because I'm worried about dropping it, no, I usually won't care about dents and scratches. It just looks classier, more professional when 'wrapped' in leather cases than when being 'naked' - it just looks like a toy for kids to me.

Do you guys share the same thoughts?
Both my iPhone and iPad are protected. I have a thin see through case on my iPhone so it doesn't take away from the look. I have a belkin snap shield (very thin and also clear) on my iPad as well as a smart cover. It's opposite to you though, I the find naked iPad 2/3 areas very nice looking and look very professional and high quality.
 
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ChristianVirtual

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IPad is has a Smart Cover and a grip-friendly backcover. The iPhone is also covered; I don't like scratches.

MBA is uncovered when in use; but covered when stored or while transportation. I hate when I see my old MBP 17" now with my wife with a deep scratch in he unibody. It hurts.

I know, I should grow up; it's just a computer ... But ...
 

rrl

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Always naked, but I wish I had put a screen protector on my n900. That thing scratched by just looking at it.
 

ixodes

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I buy iPhones, iPads & Macs to _use_ and enjoy.

Sometimes I use a case, sometimes I don't.

The Oleophobic coating that is applied to the screen provides a terrific tactile experience. There's no way I'd mask that with a protector of any type.

After an absolute minimum of one year, the coating remains totally scratch free & just like the day I unpacked it. I've had them go two years, no problem.
 

AuPhalanx

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It's tough. I just recently got an iPad. I've been looking at cases n I want something hat is as close to "naked" as naked can be. I like the feel of the bare iPad in my hands and as I type on it. Then again, I haven't had it in a case yet. I do want a case for protection, though.

T.
 

Geekbabe

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I'm not talking about resale value. What I'm trying to say is that, iPad looks kinda cheap without any case. Not cheap, but kind of like gaming machine for kids.
I case all of my devices to protect their resale value but I disagree with you on iPad's appearance. I find the device to be quietly elegant with it's simple design.