what functions is most important for an ipad case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by meoryou5688, May 14, 2012.

  1. meoryou5688 macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2012
    Hey guys

    Just wanted to know what functions people look for when buying an ipad case. Is it keyboard, multi view, etc....
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Depends on who you ask. Skim the case threads and you'll see what people look for.
  3. apple4kim macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2012
    wild wild west
    that's a tough question. People needs an iPad for many reasons.
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
  5. anthrovisual macrumors regular

    May 27, 2008
    The functions I have been looking for have changed the more I use the iPad. I started wanting maximum protection so I got an Otterbox, but since I use it mostly in my hands and not propped on a desk, I found the case to be too heavy. My second case was the Concerti, which had great quality but was still too heavy to hold. I then got a Mag Snap case and Smart Cover because I wanted it to be light but still be able to prop when I needed to, but I'm having second thoughts about the Smart Cover and the ergonomics of a case with a flat back (maybe my hands are weak and carpally but my fingers get strained laying flat and the corner is pretty sharp in my palm). So now I'm thinking of trying a case like the Origo which is formed for the hand and use a dedicated stand when I need to prop the thing. I enjoy using the iPad most in my hands, so I'm thinking the best case is one that is most "handy."

    Stating the obvious: the more you use the iPad the more you understand what functions you need most. Personally, I think keyboard cases are for people who got an iPad when they should have gotten a laptop.
  6. lincolnmayer macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2012
    I'm actually unsure what functions they have? I know that cases are mainly for protection correct?
  7. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    For me, my most important must have functions in order of importance to me are:

    • Good stand for typing
    • No obvious defects
    • Good quality workmanship
    • Slim form and lightweight
    • Magnets that work with the awake/sleep function
    • Microfiber lining
    • Open enough dock to be able to use the camera connector

    Other than those characteristics, I'm pretty flexible. My two favorite cases are totally different from each other. The Bridgeway is made of TPU with a smart type roll up cover and snap in back case. My Yoobao iSlim is like the original Apple iPad case but in leather and with magnets.
  8. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    Ideal case doesn't add too much bulk, allows multiple viewing angles for the iPad, and sports a good design.

    Beyond that, features like attached bluetooth keyboard, magnets for sleep/wake, are based on user preference in my opinion.

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