What case would you recommend for an ipad 3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GKDAIR, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. GKDAIR macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2011
    I don't need a fancy blu tooth keyboard or anything, just looking for something to protect my new ipad.

    I've been thinking about the Smart Case, but it doesn't feel like it would be enough protection and I hear mixed feelings on it.
  2. ziffos, Aug 26, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012

    ziffos macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2009
    East Coast of UK
    IMO - Get a Smart COVER (not case) then buy a low priced silicon back.
    Both the items together work superbly well and give great protection for the iPad whilst at the same time keeping the slimness and appearance of your "lovely new iPad"

    P.S. This is also one of the "cheapest" options!

    Works for me (did it on my iPad 1, iPad2 and now my 3) :p
  3. number84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    That's my combo too! Tried to go with a folio type when I got my iPad 3 but found it too bulky.
  4. martosprint macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Here is a lightweight cover I bought when the 3 came out and I am very satisfied with it. You can probably shop around for a cheaper price.

    STM Skinny 3 Case for iPad 3rd Generation
  5. svbeige macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2013

    Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but how do you like the STM Skinny 3 case thus far?
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I use the Switcheasy CoverBuddy on my iPad mini. They also make an iPad 3/4 sized version. Great case, relatively cheap price. It works in compliment to a Smart Cover. Smart Cases are great but don't expect it to protect the iPad from drops. Then again, any silicon or hard case won't protect that much from drops. If you want all-around protection, look at Otterbox. If you don't want scratches from moving around on a table or sliding it in your bag and stuff, then silicon and hard cases are good.
  7. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    I do a lot of travel so I wanted something a bit beefier and chose the Incase Book Jacket Select. It has stood the test of time.

    Excellent for landscape, not so much for portrait.
  8. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    Apple Smart Cover and Incipio Feather back works for me.
  9. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    How about this? Looks just like a smart cover, with some back protection. Got something similar for my Mini and it looks real minimal, sleek.
  10. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    I agree with this. Tpu or hard (rubberized like a think pad) is my preference for back cover.

    You can t beat the thinness and I love that it wakes the screen and acts as a stand.
  11. vainhumility, Apr 27, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2013

    vainhumility macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Saddleback leather iPad case.
  12. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I like Apple Smart Case it feels like "rubber" and it is easy to hold iPad with my bare hands. I don't like Smart Cover because it has magnetic aluminum hinge would scratch iPad back case. :apple:
  13. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009

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