Protect the iPad back?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vinyl313, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. vinyl313 macrumors member

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    I was wondering if anyone had seen a case that fit the back only of the iPad 2 allowing you to still use the smart cover?
     
  2. haagenman macrumors newbie

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    I can't wait to see the replies. I want one too. In the meantime I bought an inexpensive neoprene slip cover to carry my iPad in.
     
  3. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I thought I would want one and then was like, why would I want to use 2 different products? I'll wait for a nice "all-in-one" case. I really loved the first gen iPad case. It was perfect with the exception of the smudges that always appeared on it.
     
  4. heyloo macrumors 6502

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    I luckily had a spare InvisibleShield for the iPad1 (don't ask why, I forget) - was digging around today and found it hidden somewhere. Anyway, I slightly modified the front cover of it and managed to cover most of the back, at least temporarily until I get the 'real' back covers.

    If you're willing, I presume you would be able to do the same with those IS that BB's selling, albeit it's the wrong size, I don't want my new precious to have scratches ;-)

    Edit: I just remembered. I ended up getting 1 speck of dust while installing the shield on my iPad...it was so annoying at first that I was more or less forced to buy another - I ended up getting used to seeing the imperfection and I guess I stashed it away and never returned it.
     
  5. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to try the Dodocase Bookback. I absolutely love the smart cover already and can't imagine going back to a full case like I had on my original iPad.
     
  6. zenio macrumors 6502

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    I prefer to use it without a case or covering. I'm just enjoying it without being concerned if it gets scratched. It's just a hard device to keep as nice as my phone or laptop, so I'm not going to sweat it. It's easily replaceable. I simply don't care about it as much as my Apple Laptops.
     
  7. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

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    I will be reviewing with pics my Ghost Armor tom after placing on Ipad 2. Better than Inv shield IMO. Protect entire Ipad
     
  8. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

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    I do for resale value since upgrading every year. No scratches mean top dollar
     
  9. Kaner88 macrumors regular

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    SkinIt does vinyl skins to cover the back; I just can't tell if they have a hole for the rear camera or not.
     
  10. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Just don't put it on a hard surface. The iPad was meant to be naked.
     
  11. Kaner88 macrumors regular

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    I don't plan to upgrade annually unless they make huge updates. I waited to buy #2 for the cameras (my fiance is from Canada, so Skype usability with video was a deal-breaker). Now that it has that, I just want it to work. Until something even more monumental than a USB port arrives, or until the thing up and dies on me, I'm gonna be happy with this one. Just need it to get here...
     
  12. crispy12 macrumors member

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    Bodyguardz have a invisible skin that covers the back.
     
  13. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

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    Surrrreeee : >) I bet they come out with a new Bad A$$ retina screen that offers a better cam and resolution you might be on board : >)...I have a feeling the next Ipad will draw and even bigger crowd and many will trade up once again. In fact would not put it pass apple to beta test all the Ipad 2 with thinner screen to work kinks out and release Ipad 3 early than expected
     
  14. Kaner88 macrumors regular

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    I've heard the whole iPad-3-in-Autumn theory. I find it hard to believe that Apple would cut "The Year of iPad 2" so short. In any case, I suppose it's always possible that I'll eat my hat when #3 comes out :)
     
  15. vinyl313 thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone happen across something that protects the back while letting you use the smart cover?

    This seems like it'd be a it would be a easy thing to make but haven't found anything yet.
     
  16. applelvr macrumors member

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    Xgear has one for pre-order for $34.99. It says it works with the smart cover. Their website is xgearlive.com. I'm considering ordering one.
     
  17. Irunnoft macrumors member

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    Invisible Shield really is invisible!

    I purchased an invisible shield back only cover for my iPad 2 on launch day. It certainly is invisible. No sign of it yet and no indication that it's shipped or even planning to ship soon! :confused: I am especially interested to see how it will work with the iPad's Smart Cover, too. I hope I don't have to modify it to make the Smart Cover work, but I definitely don't want it to interfere with the magnets.
     
  18. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Difficult decision. For my iPad 1 I used a Macally shell which protected the back really well, then I had a Power Support screen protector on the front. Only thing is that it really added weight and thickness an I never got to really appreciate how well designed the iPad was (FYI iPad 1 looks better then 2 ;))

    For my iPhone 4 though, I just have SGP guards around it which prevent scratches and add a little bit more grip without hiding it away. Risky yes, but I love the design and don't want to hide it away.

    I don't care for the smart cover, but I'll probably just get a quality sleeve which will prevent scratches when I take it out and about with me.
     
  19. KyleMac macrumors newbie

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    Black leather smart Cover + ghost armor

    I use a black leather smart cover and ghost armor rear protection only. It works great. The ghost armor is hardly noticeable and adds no thickness to the ipad. It actually makes the ipad slightly easier to hold one handed as opposed to the slick aluminum back.
     
  20. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Wow, might want to call them. When I ordered a skin from them for my MBP13 last year it took forever to ship, for a product that had been out for months. I had to pester ZAGG before it finally shipped.

    I ordered a Best Skins Ever ipad2 body cover end of last week and it shipped within a day or two. Probably arrive today or tomorrow. (I don't like the InvisibleShield/BSE style on the screen, just on the rear surface)
     
  21. Rlarsonmn macrumors newbie

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    My original iPad had a original apple cover so front and back was protected. O my iPad 2 I got the red leather smart cover. My practice is to always lay my unit face down onto of the smart cover when not using it. When in use I fold the smart cover onto the back or fold it into the typing position. So far no issues with the back but it will take some getting used to since I was used to laying my original iPad on it's face side.
     
  22. Freefall25 macrumors newbie

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    I got the back only option from gelaskin. I am very happy with it. I like that I could use my own graphics. I think it makes the iPad a little less slippery also.
     
  23. Chapel7777 macrumors newbie

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    www.decalgirl.com

    makes great ipad 2 skins that protect the back

    I just ordered the World's Edge Winter, will only use the back skin, dont want to skin the front bezel.
     
  24. PathVu macrumors member

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    I got the back only option from Gelaskin also. I used my artwork, looks great and a better grip. Great customer service from Gelaskin.
     
  25. Ryanhdd macrumors regular

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