iPad iPad Air Smart Case Weight

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by MrGimper, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. MrGimper macrumors 601

    MrGimper

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    Just in case you were wondering, the iPad Air smart case adds about 50% weight to the device ( I weighed it, 1lb 7.4oz ... 128GB Air WiFi/4G ). Certainly noticeable. Thinking of returning it and seeking alternatives.
     
  2. gagaliya macrumors 6502

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    thank you i was looking for this info.

    that is pretty horrible though it defeats a large part of the ipad air benefit by making it the same weight as the old ipad.

    anyone know a very light weight case that will cover the ipad? i dont care about the smart cover, just the case because as nice as the naked ipad looks it's horrible holding it in your hand = too slippery.
     
  3. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    I'm using it naked at the moment and is actually quite grippy.
     
  4. smacman macrumors 6502

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    Smart cover seems like the perfect compromise.
    • Light weight
    • Protects the back when you place it on a surface
    • Protects the screen when it is in your bag/backpack
    • Makes the iPad easier to hold with one hand (better grip)
     
  5. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 601

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    For my previous iPads and my mini, I've always gone with the Smart Cover and belkin snap shield combo. I may have to check this out for the Air instead.
     
  6. Swiss-G, Nov 1, 2013
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    Swiss-G macrumors 6502a

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  7. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    agree, and the cover still flaps down instead of gripping to the the back. Very very annoying.
     

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