DiamondarBoss

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Hello, I was wondering whether using the Switcheasy Coverbuddy with my 11” iPad Pro was necessary or not. I got it for the Side Drop Protection, but it doesn’t appear to have much Cushioning. Also, when on the Magic Keyboard it doesn’t look as good without the Coverbuddy. I am super careful with my Devices and was wondering whether it was ok to not use it?
 

Allan in T.Dot

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It really depends on how you plan on using your device. For me, some kind of cover would be really useful because I would be using the IPP as a tablet and laptop fairly equally. FYI: I started the below thread to see if there were any other options available.


Hello, I was wondering whether using the Switcheasy Coverbuddy with my 11” iPad Pro was necessary or not. I got it for the Side Drop Protection, but it doesn’t appear to have much Cushioning. Also, when on the Magic Keyboard it doesn’t look as good without the Coverbuddy. I am super careful with my Devices and was wondering whether it was ok to not use it?
 
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Hello, I was wondering whether using the Switcheasy Coverbuddy with my 11” iPad Pro was necessary or not. I got it for the Side Drop Protection, but it doesn’t appear to have much Cushioning. Also, when on the Magic Keyboard it doesn’t look as good without the Coverbuddy. I am super careful with my Devices and was wondering whether it was ok to not use it?

it’s not.
it doesn’t protect your iPad from any drop. And it does looks better without it when attaching the ipad to MKB.

What it does tho, protecting from backside scratches and sides from sliding it into sleeves and bags.

the pencil slot is mostly in my way.
Harder to put on and off the pencil.
Harder to hit the volume buttons.
Awkward to hold the ipad with it.

Bear in mind using coverbuddy means you probably can’t use thick screen protector to close the MKB lid perfectly.

It is also expensive for what it does. Cheap plastic feels.

I‘m still using it, because no other option.
 
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DiamondarBoss

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Welcome to try the Pitaka iPad Pro case, 100% magic keyboard compatible, aramid fiber finish.
It’s a bit expensive for me, and I have bought a dbrand skin. I’ve been more careful, and I don’t seem to be dropping it. Thank you for the suggestion. It looks very promising.
 

macdogpro

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Welcome to try the Pitaka iPad Pro case, 100% magic keyboard compatible, aramid fiber finish.

Yes, too expensive for me too. Waiting for discount or local availability on my country.
Looking great though, keep it up!
 

Allan in T.Dot

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Way too expensive for very little protection (both products). For me, the IPP inside the MKB case is enough. I plan on getting this Spigen case when it comes out on Amazon:


This has a soft back so it will be easier to slip in and out of than the Tough Armor Pro which is what I use for my Samsung Tablet. I'm careful but still very wary of handling the IPP naked - just a slippery sun'gun.
 
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