Long story short, I ended up buying a 1st gen iPad which is currently in route to me via FedEx. Only downside is now I need to find a case for it. Unfortunately, most stores have long since stopped carrying 1st gen cases, so I will have to find something online. Since I can't try anything, I figured I'd check with the forums to see what the consensus is on 1st gen cases. I need something durable, so I've been leaning towards tracking down an Otterbox case. Has the 1st gen model held up for people. Any other ideas would be appreciated. Don't need one with a folio cover or one with a keyboard. Love the Lifeproof case for my iphone and wish they had a case for the ipad 1. Other question is more ipad general. I will also need to track down a car mount for the ipad. My vehicle design would make a windshield or air vent mount not feasible. I've seen some mounts online that are a flex arm that attaches to the passenger seat base. Anyone use or used anything like this? Any opinions or recommendations would also be appreciated.