How will you protect your ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GadgetX, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. GadgetX macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    Just curious what everyone is planning to do to protect their investment. I see a lot of people pre-ordered the Apple case, but I personally dont like the design. Right now I'm leaning towards a sleeve that I'll only use when the iPad is in my backpack, but I might change my mind before then.

    So what are you guys planning on using?
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I personally went with Apple's case. It's good looking and doubles as a stand two different ways. It's also pretty much the only option for now.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what other options third parties will come up with though.
  3. Hard-Hat-Mac macrumors regular

    May 18, 2007
    Philly Burbs
    I ordered the Apple Case, but since it won't get here until 4/20, I'm probably going to get a 10in netbook sleeve to do the job til then.
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    $10 netbook sleeve right now for, as you said, travel. Maybe I'll get a case when the cheap Hong Kong knock offs start shipping. $40 for a case is nuts -- I don't care how many ways it folds. Plus I like the feel of metal in my hands.
  5. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    I'm hoping to find a 3rd party leather portfolio that I can carry for work. I've seen a few that zip up and were had a large enough pocket to slide a MBA in, If none are made specifically for it, I'm sure I can find one that works.
  6. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    I have a 10" netbook case that I had purchased for an Asus netbook I bought and returned last year. I kept the case and figure it should work fine with my iPad. I may eventually get the Apple case when it appears in the stores.
  7. CVC macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2005
    Southern California
    I pre-ordered the WaterField Ultimate Sleeve case. What I like about it (besides the great materials and construction) is that it has a hard insert to protect the screen. Bags made for netbooks wouldn't have one.

    I was planning on using my iPad bare. I have a plastic MacBook, so I was wondering, do the aluminum MacBooks scratch easily? Should I considert getting a thin skin type cover for it? I actually don't want a folio type case, and I don't think I need anything that converts into a stand.
  8. SteveSparks macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    St. Louis, MO.
    Laser guided defense system for the house. Its a bit expensive but worth the extra protection..
  9. dav macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2004
  10. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Best protection of concealed carry permit.....oh you mean the hardware from damage...:D

    I ordered the apple case. $40 is cheap, and I'm pretty happy with the design.
  11. akuma13x macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2010
    I decided to go the cheap route for now. Bought a protective silicone case and a 10 inch netbook case for a few bucks from Dealextreme.

    I'm wondering if a screen protector is important, especially if i'll be using it in home mostly.
  12. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I wonder if there will be a big invisibleSHIELD for the ipad.

    If they made a screen protector for it and I decided on ipad I'd go with that.

    iPad would stay naked though other then screen protector.
  13. Uabcar macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
  14. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
  15. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I use my iPhone without a case. I used to use a screen protector... but I stopped. I just keep it in my front left pocket, and I never put anything else in there. I think I would prefer scratches than a lousy case... but my front pocket works just fine.

    I have a neoprene with microfiber interior case for my MBA that I use when traveling. I only do that because I keep it in the unpadded "paper file" portion of my backpack. My 15" MBP goes naked in the padded computer slot of my backpack.

    I did order the Apple case for my iPad for use during travel (in my bag)... but I am not sure that I will use it. I might buy a sleeve instead. I plan to use the iPad without a case whenever it is not packed for travel.

  16. GadgetX thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    I'm actually deciding between these two sleeves, funny they are both mentioned. Hmm $30 vs $55 but the waterfield looks so nice...
  17. dav macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2004
    I prefer the minimal nature of the Booq sleeve, it just slides in/out and will be great for tossing in the messenger bag. No need to have another thing to open, unflap, whatever.
  18. GadgetX thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    Very true, I plan on bringing my iPad with me to class every day so this would be ideal. Decisions decisions.. Oh well I still have 3 weeks left to decide.
  19. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    ill hide it in my 6 packs

    just hope i dont flex
  20. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    I will keep it under Apple's supervision and since I am not sure, whether I will pay for one, that might be fair.

    Apple's case looks like something that will develop cracks around the folding areas. Some leather Manila envelope case would be excellent. In fact, Apple used to sell some.
  21. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
  22. Aboo macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    I'm hoping that Power Support comes out with some nice anti-glare or clear screen protectors for the iPad.
  23. sonicboom macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2006
    If by "fun" you mean "stupid", yeah... that it is.
  24. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH

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