iPad TPU and plasticky cases, worried about scratching.

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by vgamedude, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2013
    Hello! I need to get a case ASAP very quickly, I have just purchased an ipad air and don't want to use it without a case.

    I'm thinking screen protector+TPU for now and maybe Smart Cover and a different TPU or a smart case (probably not apple brand later).

    I had a plastic case a while ago for one of my phones and I told myself id never do it again, I removed the cover from the phone and the finish was scratched off thanks to the crappy low quality case, I don't want that again.

    The TPU I'm mainly looking at is this one either in purple , black, gray or clear, or maybe red(can't decide): http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GRLF8WG?vs=1

    With a screen protector, one without wet apply like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BG34UMY/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?qid=1387533237&sr=8-6&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

    So again wondering if this case will scratch and crap and if this combo will work well. Originally I was looking for a rear skin but I don't know if I want to go through all that trouble to stick adhesive skin on the back and get the back all wet etc. so I thought a TPU might be better.

    So help please, thanks.
  2. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    It's not the case that's scratching. It's the grit that gets in between.
  4. vgamedude, Dec 23, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2013

    vgamedude thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2013
    Oh. I haven't had a chance to hold it in real life yet. Best buy had a hard back belkin plastic case that was like 30 dollars, that's not TPU right?

    Actually just realized I need a case for the back that works with a Smart Cover. Is this good or can someone recommend me one or something? Again I want a case that won't scratch.

    Or maybe this?


    I should have just gotten the belkin case when I was at best buy, I hate to have to use the air naked.
  5. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Hard plastic is not tpu and hard plastic will scratch.

    Get in ebay. Plenty of cheap tpu there.
  6. Ferosin macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    Tech21 makes a tpu case with shock absorption for the iPad Air, the only place I've seen it is the Apple Store. Picked one up in smoke with a Smart Cover they work great together.

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