What case is best for putting iPad in a backpack?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by vinum0908, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. vinum0908 macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2011
    I've been searching forever, but most reviewers comment on how a case feels when holding the iPad in your hand or around the house...

    I'm a student and plan on putting my iPad in a backpack most of the time with a few other books. I ordered a hard back shell for it and a screen protector-- will this be enough?

    I really want to avoid the cases with folding covers since I find them unwieldy and annoying, but I don't want to mega-scratch my iPad's screen or anything.

    Tips from fellow backpack stuffers?
  2. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    I got a neoprene sleeve and stuck a piece of cardboard in it to protect my screen. The adhesive screen protectors only keep it from getting scratched, not cracked or crushed.
  3. T-Stex macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2006
    I think the sleeves from Booq (booqbags.com) have a hard side to protect the screen.

    Anyway, I'd probably go with a sleeve if I were going to carry my iPad in a backpack regularly.
  4. TheCheapGeek macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    This is the case I use and it is a great backpack case. Soft neoprene to prevent scratches on the back and a hard plastic sheet under neoprene to protect the screen. Check out my review video here

  5. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
    While I don't have an iPad yet, I'll most likely purchase the second generation soon after it comes out.

    I've thought about this issue a lot. I have an Incase sleeve and backpack that I use with my MBP everyday. For over two and a half years I haven't had any issues with protecting the notebook.

    I'm really curious how people carry their iPads around campus or on a commute to work. I'm not worried about the aluminum back, but cracking the glass screen seems possible in a backpack with books, even if the iPad is in a sleeve and it's own separate compartment. I hope I am wrong about this, though.
  6. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    I use the apple case, while slidding it into my laptop compartment in my computer. it works flawlessly
  7. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
  8. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    On a heavy homework day, Id say 10 pounds worth of books.
  9. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
    That's actually really reassuring that the Apple case can protect the screen in that scenario. Thanks for the heads up.
  10. Absrnd macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2010
    I bought a cheap neoprene sleeve, and had a 3mm aluminium plate made in the size of the ipad, for a few bucks.
    covered the alu with sticky back felt, and put it inside the sleeve, and sits against the iPad screen.

    I can now almost sit on my ipad sleeve this thing is strong :)
  11. gnychis macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    both my girlfriend and i use the apple case for our ipads in our backpack, and neither of us have had a problem.
  12. smetvid macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2009
    I bought a netbook bag for my iPad. It has a lot of padding and was $15.00. I have seen iPad cases almost copy the same case for $50.00. Seriously look at netbook cases and save some money. They are designed for a heavier product so they are more robust.

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