Do you have such a mentality?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ryan.apham, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. ryan.apham macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    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?
  2. lostngone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2003
    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.
  3. ijohn.8.80 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2012
    Adelaide, Oztwaylya.
    Both my iPad & iPhone are in cases, mainly for resale later on.

    My iMacs are both in the flesh tho...
  4. ryan.apham thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    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.
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    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.
  6. kokhean macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2010
    The only reason why I use cases is because of the fragile glass. I couldn't give two hoots about them being scratched.
  7. Born2Run macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    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!
  8. virginblue4, Aug 26, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2012

    virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    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.
  9. JerseyDoug macrumors regular

    May 10, 2012
    iPhone naked. iPad smart cover.

    I don't like added, useless bulk.
  10. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    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 ...
  11. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Cheap? Gaming machine? What an insult to Jonathan Ive.

    I see the iPad as an exquisite merger of artistry and engineering.

    Mine has a smart cover and clear, thin back back cover. Less is better, in my book.
  12. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    I disagree.
  13. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I feel both iPhone and iPad are too slippery for me; I don't want to drop them. I use cases for both.
  14. rrl macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2009
    Always naked, but I wish I had put a screen protector on my n900. That thing scratched by just looking at it.
  15. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    +1 I agreed with him. :apple:
  16. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    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.
  17. AuPhalanx macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2004
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    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.

  18. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2011
    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.

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