iPad Pro Rear Protection

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by vpr611, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. vpr611 macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of any rear protection that would work with the Smart Keyboard Folio?

    I am used to having some type of rear protection on my iPad when I am not using the keyboard and haven't had much luck, has anyone come across anything?
     
  2. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    It seems that the answer is no, but maybe a skin of some sort would work.
     
  3. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    I would keep checking the Best Skins Ever site. They're bound to come out with some kind of skin you can put on the back that shouldn't interfere with the magnets. The thing I like about their stuff is that you can usually specify what particular set of stuff you want. Like maybe you don't want to cover the sides but just the back, or maybe you just want the screen covered and nothing else, etc.

    Their products are great quality--I have always liked them for my Macs and even had one on my Apple Watch for a little while.
     
  4. LxHunter Suspended

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    A second vote for Best Skins Ever.
    I use the matte skins for light ding and scratch protection.
    I plan to buy one for the back - wonder it they will cover the sides ? - like on my MacBook
    Response from BSE support on Nov. 9
    "We have ordered the iPad Pro 12.9" and 11" models along with the new MacBook Air and are expecting them today. We'll start designing skins as soon as they arrive"
     
  5. kingalien macrumors 6502

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    I've always had a skin on the back of my iPads and will do same here as well. I'm partial to iCarbons but dbrand is great too.
     
  6. Treebark macrumors 6502

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    I’ve always liked gel skins, but they seem to be a tad thicker than most. Hopefully they start coming out, and indicating they work with the ASK.
     
  7. itcrashed macrumors regular

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    DBrand claims they are compatible with ASK. I should be receiving mine in the next day or so and will report back.

    iCarbons just released their skins - and they can do the edge as well!!! I just ordered a set.

    I always used iCarbons in the past and they have always been great!
     
  8. itcrashed macrumors regular

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    Speak of the devil.... just got my DBrand rear skin and the ASK keyboard still connects without any issue. As far as the magnets sticking to the ASK...you can definitely feel that the connection is a tad bit weaker, but not in an unsafe way. I would definitely recommend this for those who use the ASK and like to completely remove it from the ASK for tablet use.
     
  9. furbzv1 macrumors 65816

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    That’s good to know. I was a little hesitant to order because of the magnet and didn’t know how the skin would impact.
     
  10. kingalien macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I’ve had my iCarbons on my 11 for a few days now and no issues with the ASK.
     
  11. Zenga13 macrumors member

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    Does this skin also cover the sides of the ipad?
     
  12. itcrashed macrumors regular

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    It does not. Check out iCarbons - they offer edge protection.
     
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  14. Rory76 macrumors member

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    Which skin did you get? Did you get it for both back and sides? How difficult is it to install? Any pics? Thanks!!!!
     
  15. kingalien macrumors 6502

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    Got the Matrix skin. I didn’t install the sides. The back is fairly easy to install.
    D5454722-1342-455D-B81F-891DC446812C.jpeg
     
  16. Boardiesboi, Nov 23, 2018
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    Boardiesboi macrumors 65816

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    Love BestSkinsEver! Had them for the iPhone 7 Plus and the tolerance is very tight and covers almost every single mm of the device.

    I wonder how the edge strips will be applied? Their CAD outlines make it seem like the edge strips aren’t attached to the main back skin?
     
  17. LxHunter, Nov 24, 2018
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    I believe the side strips are not attached to the back. They are a separate item on the order page.
    I want the side/edge coverage because that’s where my devices get dinged.
    Ordered the matte version.
    Same as I have on my MacBook.
    Almost invisible.
    Ordered Friday so should have them in about a week (in Canada)
     
  18. Boardiesboi macrumors 65816

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    Tiny edge strips will be extremely hard to apply :/

    Please report back when you get it :)
     
  19. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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  20. Zenga13 macrumors member

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    Received my Slick Wraps carbon skin. Really love it! Easy to install and it comes with seperate side pieces.. it was really easy to install the side pieces too. Feel much better now it is protected. Works with the keyboard too and there is even a cut-out for the apple pencil but you don’t have to use it. It also charges through the skin.
     
  21. Pepe4life macrumors 6502

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    Did your order ship out yet? I’m in Canada too, ordered on Saturday and still hasn’t shipped out...they aren’t even replying to my emails either
     
  22. LxHunter, Nov 30, 2018
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    Have not received.
    No email confirming shipment yet after 4 business days.
    Sent a support ticket late last night
    No response yet but still early am.

    UPDATE and CAUTION

    Still no response to support ticket and email from Best Skins Ever.
    Phoned and went to voice mail.
    Opened a PayPal case.
    Unfortunate circumstances - have been buying from Best Skins Ever for many years.
    Not sure what has happened to them - darn shame though since I really like their matte skins.

    Ordered a matte skin from Skinomi.
     
  23. millydog macrumors 6502

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    I’ve just ordered the clear Best Skins Ever rear and sides for my 12.9” that I ordered a couple of days ago and is expected to arrive the week before Christmas.
    I’m going with the JETech glass protector for the front from Amazon.

    I will then feel comfortable removing my iPad from the Apple Folio case when I’m at home and not requiring the stand.
     
  24. itcrashed macrumors regular

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    Always use protection.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 1, 2018 ---
    Yes, both dbrand and iCarbons work with ASK.
     

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