What New iPad Case You Get/Recommend?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Starfyre, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Starfyre, Mar 17, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012

    Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I am looking for a case for my iPad that is not a hard snap on shell that is cool looking and sleek. The smart cover may be good, but it doesn't provide any back protection which is why I didn't get one. Has anyone bought any soft case/folio case for their new iPad?
    Seeking recommendations based on what you plan to buy/looking at, thanks.
  2. Djay1 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    Not sure this fits your needs but I have found the Targus Slim Case to be nice looking, protective and yet not bulky. It protects all around. Readily avaiable at Best Buy for the latest iPad version.
  3. gigemzach macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    The magnets for the smart cover don't work.
  4. noles200 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    They do on mine. I have the one made specifically for the 3rd Gen iPad.

    Also, I've seen people say magnets don't work on the smart cases by Apple. I tried the one my wife has on her iPad 2 and it works fine.
  5. HeySamantha macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I'll admit it.. I'm a girl and I like girly things. Typically, I got the white iPad which will be here by Friday but I'm looking all over for a purple and/or victorian pattern sleeve or cover. However, I'm having a really hard time finding what I'm looking for. Idea's?

    I'll probably have to settle with something else, but it's worth a shot to ask. You guys seem to know lots of good case sites.
  6. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    I use an Apple smart case, and I keep the iPad in an Incase sleeve. When I'm transporting the iPad, it's fully protected. When I'm using the iPad, the back is exposed but I've never had an issue with scratches showing up in the aluminum back. It's a nice compact lightweight solution. Keeps the iPad looking its best. But of course this solution provides minimal protection against drops if you have it out of its sleeve. in my case I have Apple Care + to protect against damage.
  7. hideous cheese macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2012
  8. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    Ghost Armor or something similar on the back, smart cover on the front. Always worked great for me. Keeps it light and less bulky.
  9. grawk macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2004
    Southern York County, PA
    I got the Marware C.E.O. Hybrid for iPad 2 Black from amazon. It fits, it was inexpensive, and it's a really well made case. The headphone jack doesn't seem to be perfectly aligned, and it's a little tight going on/off but I'm pretty happy with it. I've got a grove bamboo ipad case on order, for once they're ready.
  10. Billnap macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2012
    I bought a Rock case. It has a Bluetooth keyboard, the ability to swivel the iPad into portrait or landscape mode, and a magnetic auto shutoff feature similar to the Apple case. The leather case seems more sturdily built than my Brookstone case, which after a year is in pretty shabby condition. The more I use this rock case, the more I like it.
  11. mcorleone macrumors regular


    Oct 9, 2008
    I'm too cheap to buy one of those 'designer' covers but for those interested, these handmade leather covers are worth a look. A friend of mine has one of these for her Nook. They're very cool but expensive!

  12. wsc9005 macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2011
    Scotland, UK
  13. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
  14. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    You know, I liked the looks of that one until I saw the inside. It looks like the iPad might slide out too easily.
  15. Swampthing Suspended


    Mar 5, 2004
  16. hpittman92 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    North Carolina
  17. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    It's nice, just not feeling the latch on the side.
    I gotta find a cleaner case :)
  18. HeySamantha macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
  19. cfs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    You may have lucked out. Many on Amazon and my sales at my local Best Buy say different. You are a lucky one.
  20. noles200, Mar 18, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012

    noles200 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    Purchased at Best Buy yesterday for the same price as a smart cover. I got the smart cover too and was going to try both out but I'm liking the Targus case right now.

    Here's what I got: http://tinyurl.com/74ggxbs

    EDIT: Sorry, here's the case I actually got. Noticed the one I posted was $60 as opposed to $40 at Best Buy. Also noticed the $60 case people said they were having problems but the one I got has good reviews.

  21. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007

    I got this item. Actually is one for $12.99 or 2 for $17.99.

    I used same one for iPad 2 and loved it. It's super thin with enough protection and also smart cover just snaps on should I choose to use it.

    My 21 month old uses the iPad 2 with the same case and zero damage. This is as thin as u can get while providing some protection. iPad has been dropped a few times on ceramic tile in my home and no damage. No low. Like 1-2 feet sinc my son is barely 35 inches tall!
  22. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    If you mean the sleep/wake feature, the reason some smart cover compatible cases don't work is because Apple has started using a new type of magnetic sensor switch that is sensitive to polarity. Everything is explained and demonstrated in HD video at my blog:

    iPad 3 Smart Cover Sleep/Wake Feature Not Working

  23. elaniemay macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2011
    California, USA
    I am loving my red Switcheasy Canvas! It's awesome and I can indeed fold into a position that works for typing, even tho it doesn't have the specific bend everyone is used to. My smart functionality works and it's beautiful. Highly recommend.

    Also have the Maroo Moko that has yet to make it out of the box. Too in love with the Canvas at this point.

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