All iPads Does anyone else find the iPad Air 2 heavy sometimes or am I just a weak person?

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe it is my case extra weight I don't know.
     
  2. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have a Otterbox case does it really make that big of a difference?
     
  4. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    Are u serious or just too lazy to do ur math?

    The otter box unlimetED is 260 Gramms. The Air 2 440g. So u have 700g to hold which adds 60%.

    Compare that to the 712g of the iPad Pro 12" and u know why it feels heavy :rolleyes:
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    The iPad Air 2 is not heavy. It weighs 0.96 Pounds (437 Grams).

    OtterBox cases are very thick, which will add weight when you put it on an iPhone or iPad.

    That said, yes if you remove the case, I think you would be surprised how much of a difference it will make in your hands as far as weight and grip.
     
  6. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    this why i dont use cases
     
  7. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks everyone.

    So can anyone recommend the lightest case or is there none ?
     
  8. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Soo,a 700 gram device is heavy? You should try spending a day at a shooting range with an 1700-1800 gram mule-kicking ruger Blackhawk....
     
  9. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    You are probably spoilt with a stupidly light phone and by comparison it's heavy.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    When you make purchases for any additional cases for phone/iPad, the manufacture typically list the weight and dimensions of the case. That's what I would look for, because there are thousands of cases on the market available for the iPad.
     
  11. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    Yes Apple should make an iPad HD (heavy duty) for strong men like you ;-)
     
  12. xoAnna macrumors member

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    Nope! Perfect weight. If it were any thinner/lighter I'd be afraid I'd bend it by accident. I don't have an otterbox so can't comment on whether that's the issue (apparently from the comments upthread it may very well be!).
     
  13. xoAnna macrumors member

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    I have the leather-y Apple Smart Case (I think that's what it's called?) case on my iPad Air 2 with the magnetic flip lid thing. I love it. Almost 3 ½ years later, it's still great and the only one I've ever used on it. I like that it is also slim enough (albei sufficiently durable) to slide into a zippered iPad case if need be whilst traveling. HTH!
     
  14. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Go caseless...can't get lighter than that.

    But then ask yourself... 'Do I feel lucky?'.
     
  15. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Had you removed the case before posting you might have known.
     
  16. sracer macrumors 603

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    You know how clumsy you are (or aren't) and how often you are in situations where your iPad might be damaged. THAT will dictate what type of case, if any, you should use. It might very well be proper for you to use an Otterbox if there is a high probability of damage to your iPad.

    Having said that, I am comfortable using a smart cover (and smart keyboard for my 12.9 Pro) and only a thin clear protective film on the back to prevent scratches and improve grip. For the film, I use clear Con-Tact paper. It is cheap, clear, works great, looks great, easy to remove.
     
  17. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Yes sometimes it can get heavy. I do own a Tab S2 8.4" and that's all plastic and it's a feather compared to my 9.7" iPad.
     
  18. Jodiuh, May 15, 2017
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    $33 from eBay, new, smart case in leather for air 2:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Smart...ew-/222511072116?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275

    ROFL! Be honest...you're rolling with this, aren't you?

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tJxe56jzL.jpg

    :D

    I've tried using Defenders in the past on an HTC One M8, a Samsung Galaxy S5, and an iPhone 6S Plus...it never worked out...ever. Those things literally double the weight and thickness of the phones AND make typing or moving or sliding or anything with regard to screen interaction a nightmare.

    I'm using an iPad Pro 9.7" with the Silicon Case and the Smart Keyboard. The Pro's about a pound. I think the keyboard's about another 1/2ish pound and the Case might be 1/5 of a pound...if that. The case adds minimal thickness, feels AMAZING to hold and actually IMO makes holding the device even more comfortable because the hard, rigid curves of the metal sides get bumpers!

    Try something from Apple like Anna suggested if you can.

    So to answer your question...yes, absolutely, an Otterbox makes a device BALLS to use. I had a Symmetry on an iPhone 6S Plus for nearly a year and when it broke, I replaced it ($40 for the Otter @ the time) with a $10 Speck grippy thing. It's easier to hold, doesn't hurt my hand as much, doesn't slip out...IMO, Otterbox is for the guy/gal who holds their phone outside their car to take a picture while rolling down the freeway...or anyone with cats, dogs, kids, etc.
     
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    "Does this hoop skirt make my hips look big?" :)
     
  20. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    This. It's like I hold my 5s after having used my 6S+ for months and the 5s literally feels like it is made of air.
     
  21. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    I have two different Otterbox cases for my Air 2 and yes, they make the Air 2 very heavy. I only use one or the other of them when I want greater protection for my Air 2; otherwise, I use a lightweight smart case. There is a "ton" of difference.
     
  22. mrex macrumors 68020

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    if the air2 feels sometimes heavy but not always, then i think you should clean data from cache.. some apps collect data a lot...
     

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