iPad TPU and plasticky cases, worried about scratching.

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

  1. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    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 601

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  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    It's not the case that's scratching. It's the grit that gets in between.
     
  4. vgamedude, Dec 23, 2013
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    vgamedude thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B00FN58EXW/s=sd/ref=mw_dp_cr

    Or maybe this?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G9MJAKO/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1387831420&sr=8-3&pi=SX200_QL40

    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 601

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    Hard plastic is not tpu and hard plastic will scratch.

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

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    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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