What case would you recommend for an ipad 3?

GKDAIR

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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.
 

ziffos

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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.
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
 
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number84

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IMO - Get a Smart COVER (not case) then buy a low priced silicone 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
That's my combo too! Tried to go with a folio type when I got my iPad 3 but found it too bulky.
 

martosprint

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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
 

svbeige

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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

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

SnowLeopard2008

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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.
 

RedOrchestra

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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.
 

Ann P

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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.
 

sbddude

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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
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.
 

Badrottie

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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: