Looking for clear TPU case w/ NO smart cover cut-out for iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by eTip, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. eTip macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    Has anyone seen a clear TPU case for the iPad 3 that does NOT have the cut-out for the smart cover? Not looking for anything fancy - eBay generic cases are fine (that's what I have on my original iPad to this day).

    TIA for any tips or suggestions.
  2. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010

    Nothing in TPU has emerged, if by "TPU" you mean a somewhat soft, pliable, thick cover. There were none made for the iPad 2, and after only a month in service there's nothing for the new one on the horizon either.

    The closest thing to that would be the Switcheasy NUDE found here:


    I have this, and it's a very nice case. Complete coverage, no cutout, crystal clear, however it's a hard plastic case and not the softer TPU material. In this spirit of how thin and tapered The New iPad is, I've decided to lose the TPU case that I had with the iPad 1 and instead go with a super-thin black back shell coated in rubber paint. I'm not into showing off the Apple logo anymore, don't need a case that shows it if its going to make the product feel larger and bulkier than it actually is.

  3. eTip, Apr 15, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012

    eTip thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    Thanks, but I prefer the softer TPU (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoplastic_polyurethane) cases. I have heard good things about the Switcheasy Nude though.

    While I have never owned an iPad 2 (skipped that gen.), I am certain there were TPU cases for them and in fact I have seen them for the new iPad - just not without the cutout for the smart cover. I actually already have a skin protecting the back, I just miss the feel of the TPU case - particular with the somewhat "sharper" edges on the new iPad. I may be picky, but I am patient.....well, in this case anyhow ;-)


    Thanks. Yes, that's closer to what I am looking for. If I don't find something cheaper, I may get that one. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem paying for quality but I had both the Belkin Grip Vue that sold for $30 (got it on clearance @ Targertfor much less) and a generic one from eBay that was less than $10 and there was no difference in quality between them. But time is money too....so the Incipio is a good possibility.

    EDIT: The Incipio is $22 on Amazon. May pull the trigger on this one before my Amazon Prime trial ends.
  4. Night Spring, Apr 15, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012

    Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008

    We used this case for the iPad 2, and are now using it on the iPad 3. It was actually a bit loose on the 2, but fits the 3 perfectly. :D

    I know exactly what you mean about the sharpness of the edges -- but with this case, the feel is perfect in my hands.

    We tried this case, too. It's very good, but the feel is a bit more "rougher" than the radtech case. It's by no means a deal-breaker, but we just prefer the radtech. In terms of construction quality, both are excellent cases.

    To clarify, the radtech is closer in feel to belkin grip vue. Incipio's case is a bit more rugged in feel.
  5. eTip thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    So just to be clear - Radtech hasn't changed this case at all from their iPad 2 case? If so, I may pick one of these up.
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    That, I don't know, because we haven't bought their case since the new iPad came out -- we're still using the one we bought for the iPad 2. But from their webpage, it seems they are selling a single case for both iPad 2 and 3, so I think it's likely it's just the same case.
  7. eTip thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    I just ordered this case (new) off eBay for $17. Thanks again!
  8. Mikes2pads macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    There is a site named cellphoneshop.com
    Lots of Chinese garb...I mean stuff. Good prices for stuff like cases. I bought an adapter that came apart after a month but if you want rubber silicone and plastic it's pretty good on the wallet.

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