How important is a case with a stand?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by DaneGuy, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. DaneGuy macrumors 6502

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    I don't have my iPad yet but I'm considering cases and I can't think of any reason I'd need the iPad to stand up. Would it be just for movies? I probably won't be doing that. Any other reasons?

    Also, I see some cases (like Apple's case) that sort of slant for typing. Is that important or can I just type with the iPad flat on a table?

    Most of the time I'll probably be laying down in bed with it or sitting on the toilet. :D Does a stand help at all when laying down?

    Sorry for all the questions......:eek:
     
  2. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

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    Have been thinking about this myself because the flaps on these cases kind of bother me. Seems like i'm always holding my ipad when im using it I don't set it down so the flap is always in the way.

    I ordered one of these cases yesterday:

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    I think it will be better because no flap in the way and it should make the Ipad easier to hold plus I really love the blue color :D

    It was only 20 bucks shipped so no big loss if I don't like it. Will post an update with some pics once it gets here.
     
  3. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    A case that functions as an easel to slightly tilt the screen up is invaluable. Laying it flat on a table or desk and trying to surf or type is excruciating. Plus, at the slight elevation, you can quickly glance down on the screen and see it at a decent angle. Even helps when holding it or placing on your lap. I won't buy a case without this feature.
     
  4. DaneGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so I can see the value in the slight tilt but what about being able to stand it up? I know this will sound dumb: does it help at all when using the iPad laying down?
     
  5. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

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    There are situations for this, i've done it using netflix to watch movies in bed. Thing is with the Apple case i found myself propping up the ipad case even in its standing position in order to get the viewing angle I wanted because it's not adjustable and also because it wont stand up on my bed it constantly falls over LOL So I figure if i'm going to prop it up anyway why bother with the flap. Seems like theres always something handy whenever i do need to prop the device up and i can better manipulate the angle using whatever I have handy as opposed to being forced into the fixed angles the cases provide. Plus i'm a big proponent of keeping the device sleek and although the apple case is sleek the flap is not! LOL

    Good luck with whatever you decide, I have a feeling in the end most people will end up purchasing at least a couple different cases before finding the one that best suits them.
     
  6. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    There is no right answer to this question, it's a matter of personal preference. Personally, I wanted a case with a stand so that I can prop it up on the go without having to worry about bringing an extra accessory while providing additional protection. At the same time, a case with a stand only works if done right. I think in time we should see some really good options out there.
     
  7. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    I am actually in bed right now typing with the ipad tilted up using the incase convertible case. It is nice cause I can type with lying down and don't have to sit up or prop myself up on a bunch of pillows. I can just rest it on my belly and tilt it up vertically. Very useful.
     

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