Should I Use Protection?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by iMas70, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. iMas70 macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    I know, it sounds dirty! But seriously, I think it feels better without protection. I've never used one on my iPhones. Have had them since 2007. Replace them every 18-24 months. Slight wear but nothing major. Have only broken one screen. I've looked at the Apple covers and cases for the iPad. A little pricy but they look nice. IPhones are usually in my pocket while the iPad is always on some surface. It would probably be better to protect this one but I don't want to give up the feeling of it in its natural state.

    Can't be the only one that feels this way. Suggestions?
  2. jackwins macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2008
  3. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

    Dec 27, 2008
    I regret after not using a case and denting the bottom of my iPad on my bedside cabinet, but it hasn't been enough to prompt me to buy a case.
    It doesn't leave the house, if I travelled with it I may think differently.
  4. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    tell us how you feel after you drop it on tile or concrete with a 9 inch glass screen....
  5. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    Ouch! I'd probably sit in the corner crying like a little girl! I currently use it for navigation and to take pictures when it leaves the house. Those things along with all of the usual use and my kids play games on it. I've been carrying it in the box it came in. Not very attractive.
  6. Stevi macrumors member


    Sep 25, 2012
    Whiteshell Provincial Park, Mb, Canada
    I use a skin and a Smart Cover. However, my first iPad2 did a face plant onto a tile floor and the screen was smashed :eek:. I am not sure if anything would have protected it from that kind of accident.
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Do whatever works for you. It really doesn't matter if others feel the same way or not. It's a subjective matter and there are countless prior threads on the topic if you really want opinions from others.

    Mine lives in a leather case but that really doesn't mean anything to anyone else as my preferences are my own. Even if you do decide on protection what to specifically use is still a subjective matter.
  8. Herrow macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    I have had a great iPad experience using the Toblino 2 and the ShaggyMac iPad Care Kit.

    Protection doesn't always mean plastic wrap the entire device and loose the aesthetic aspect.
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I have the original iPad with the original Apple case. Its still in excellent shape after 2 years of use.
  10. ziffos macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2009
    East Coast of UK
    I love the "natural state" but soon realized that my "investment" would damage very easily (no different to my other iPads then?) so, on my iPad3, I now have a clear silicone back, Apple Smart Cover and screen protector.

    "Protection" must surely be the rule!! :D
  11. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    I just keep mine in a Timbuk2 Plush Foam sleeve when I'm not using it. If I have it on the table, the iPad rest on top of the sleeve.

    I keep toying with the idea of using a smart cover. Only because when I travel, I like to watch movies and the smart cover can help it stay upright.
  12. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    After much thought and looking at them in Best Buy tonight, I think I'm going to go with the Apple Case. Seems like it's durable and has enough function to be worth the price. Plus I can slide it out of the case pretty quick if I want to use it in it's natural state. But who knows, maybe I will think the case is fine. Guess I'll do some searching to see if I can find it for less than $49.00
  13. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    That's what she said :D
  14. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2012
    It's so easy to protect your iPad from the inevitable, doesn't make sense to me not to do it. I've got a Smart Cover on mine and a frost Caudabe Shell ( on the back. Combo looks great and had saved my iPad more than once.
  15. jcliden macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2012
    San Diego
    always feels better without protection. but are you willing to risk it? (feels like it applies to everything in life :D)

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