it's my first time buying a pad... I've never used any cases or screen films for my sensation before, and it did get some scratches, front and back. but I guess it's...it's ok... I don't really like bulky cases and like the finish of the phone itself. I don't know if a pad will need some protection, but the ipad mini does look so cute and I kinda tend to protect it. would ipad user help me make the decision? ps: I have the mini ipad around in my messenger bag- it just fits the size and in a separate slot. I usually use it on the go.