Does an iPad need a case?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by mark28, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Is the iPad very fragile and thus needing extra protection?
     
  2. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, sure. Last time I cracked it just by using my thumb. :rolleyes:
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Depends on your usage and your own susceptibility to drops and clumsiness

    The iPad is very sturdy
    I used to use a BookBook for my iPad and then I switched to just a leather SmartCover

    Now I am using the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard as a cover for the screen

    It doesn't have to have any case
    But you may like to have one for throwing it in bag
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Sometimes I use the smart cover with mine, sometimes the Maroo leather case and sometimes nothing at all. Usually if I am at home, it's no case or the smart cover. When I leave someplace with it, usually it's the Maroo just in case I were to drop it or something.
     
  5. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    Mine only goes in a case if I'm travelling

    I'm not a ham fisted brut though
     
  6. BruceiD macrumors member

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    Well the aluminum gets scratched easily so a case would help but it's not necessary. A smart cover though is a must have in my opinion :)
     
  7. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I just use the Logitech Ultrathin and carry it in a padded Timbuk2 case.
     
  8. glen e, Jul 21, 2012
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    Drop one on a hard floor and you tell me......
     
  9. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Not sure it needs a case, but I like protecting the screen when not in use and a case makes is less slippery . . .
     
  10. kboyle65 macrumors newbie

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    I think it's a good idea to have a case on it. The Incipio Feather case is my favorite because it's very thin (something like 2mm thick) and is pretty durable. Plus it's compatible with the Smart Cover and actually keeps it clipped in so it doesn't fall off.
     
  11. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    If no case, then AppleCare+ becomes a necessity.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    depends on how you use it. when i used mine at home it was never in a case. out and about i'd put it into a case.
     
  13. Daysight macrumors regular

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    Case protects, makes it less slippery and props it for reading. We went with slim, form-fitting cases a year ago and love them. I recommend cases.
     
  14. iClive macrumors regular

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    The main reason that I use a smartcover is as a stand. The added protection is a bonus.
     
  15. bosco2012 macrumors member

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    Yes, of course, the screen protector is also needed.
     
  16. glen e macrumors 68030

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    For glare yes, protection no....the glass takes punishment well, 3 iPads here in 3 years , no scratches or marks...used everyday on the road....
     
  17. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    nice hard shell at the back for better grip (and protection) plus Smart Cover as I like the magnets switch off the screen to save energy.
    and recently added again a mate foile to reduce the effects of fingerprints.
     
  18. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

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    Applecare will cover me dropping it on the floor and cracking the screen?
     
  19. Gjwilly, Jul 22, 2012
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    Check out this thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1402840

    Ragarding the fragility,
    The glass is glass. It will break, crack, or shatter if dropped.
    Don't drop it and you shouldn't have any problems.
    Failing that invest in an AppleCare+ or Squaretrade warranty.
    The aluminum is very tough and strong but the design unfortunately has sharp corners that will get dinged. The aluminum is so thin at the edges that plastic is enough to ding it.
    If you care more about keeping your iPad looking perfect even though it will still be functioning perfect then yes, you need a case.
     
  20. simeezee macrumors member

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    I alao got a case for the grip
     
  21. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    If you can handle electronics without dropping them, then get a smart cover and you're good. Don't get a piece of plastic to put over the glass. This has served me well.
     
  22. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    It really depends on how you will use it. I haven't picked up a case yet (still deciding) but I do have a sleeve I carry in. Sometimes I can see using a smart cover for when I need to set it up.
     
  23. mechanopony macrumors member

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    lol a little late to comment but that made me crack up :D
     

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