Who else here babies the iPad 10.5


MyopicPaideia

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Nope.

Slapped the ASK on it right out of the box, plugged in the Pencil to pair, and started putting it through its paces! Vigorously.

Things been run down to 10% or less almost every day, gotten anywhere from 12-14 hours of use as I have gone iPad only professionally as well as personally since getting it.

Never had a more fun couple of weeks at the office!
 

Kiimora

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I am just extra careful handling it ; seeing I don't have a case yet! The sleeve is likely to arrive before the case, so I still have to make sure it does'nt slip out of the sleeve
 

maflynn

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I take good care of it, and I'm rather parnoid about how my kids use it, but overall, I don't think I'm babying it. I'm thinking of getting a zagg screen protector, and I already have a case on it.
 

millydog

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I do. I have a Smart Cover for it at the moment and are putting it in an iPad bag (Disneyland souvenir) to take it out of the house. I'm waiting for delivery of a glass screen protector, clear shield for the back and also a clear soft case for the back.
 

spiderman0616

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I put a Smart Cover or Smart Keyboard on it, cover the back with something, install a tempered glass screen protector, and then just enjoy using it. It's much more than an entertainment device for me, so I don't let the kids play with it. When it's in laptop mode I always make sure I'm not setting it down anywhere with lots of food crumbs or debris.
 

Chevyguy2021

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I use it but with care. I mean it's almost $1000. Lol all my devices have a case a screen protector when I open them. Habit. Glad I had glass on my iPhone when I dropped it last night and it shattered the screen protector. Ordered a new one on Amazon for $8 lol beats buying apple care

It also helps resale value in my opinion. Selling a like new device versus a used device with wear and tear.
 

clunkmess

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The only thing i miss about my 9.7" Pro was that i've had it for so long to the point where i wasn't overprotective of it. I saw a post on MR where someone had bent their 10.5", so yes i am a little worried, but all i have on mine is the Smart Cover.
 

noteple

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Aug 30, 2011
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I Take care of it.
Try not to use it as a cup coaster, cutting board, or let the baby or dog play with it.
 

Relentless Power

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The only thing i miss about my 9.7" Pro was that i've had it for so long to the point where i wasn't overprotective of it. I saw a post on MR where someone had bent their 10.5", so yes i am a little worried, but all i have on mine is the Smart Cover.
Just my opinion, but when somebody Bends an iPad, they were either negligent when handling it or they were improperly carrying it or stowing it for Travel, etc. In the end, the user is responsible for the physical damage to the product, assuming it didn't arrive defective from the factory.
 
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augustya

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The only thing i miss about my 9.7" Pro was that i've had it for so long to the point where i wasn't overprotective of it. I saw a post on MR where someone had bent their 10.5", so yes i am a little worried, but all i have on mine is the Smart Cover.
Do you use a screen guard or a tempered glass on it ?
 

Sheza

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The iPad 10.5 is a brand new device. It's not news to anyone that people will look after something so new and fresh that they just dropped a load of money on. Give it a few months.