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

maerz001

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I have a Otterbox case does it really make that big of a difference?
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:
 
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Relentless Power

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I have a Otterbox case does it really make that big of a difference?
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.
 

max2

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Thanks everyone.

So can anyone recommend the lightest case or is there none ?
 

Relentless Power

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Thanks everyone.

So can anyone recommend the lightest case or is there none ?
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.
 

xoAnna

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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!).
 

xoAnna

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Thanks everyone.

So can anyone recommend the lightest case or is there none ?
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!
 
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sracer

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Thanks everyone.

So can anyone recommend the lightest case or is there none ?
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.
 

Jodiuh

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I have a Otterbox case does it really make that big of a difference?
$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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sparksd

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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.
 

mrex

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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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