Cases-- which for new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Cases and Accessories' started by TheJustPull, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. TheJustPull

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    Well I treated myself to the new iPad. It's supposed to arrive sometime this week and I've been looking at cases.
    I don't think I really want one with a keyboard, I've looked into otter box and the offerings from mophie. It's coming with a kennigston case but I'm not sure how I'll like it.
    Also-- another thing I was hoping for some insight on are what are some apps you guys put on straight away?
    I use Regina like tweetbot tumblr Facebook Netflix and such..
    I'm working overtime this week so I probably won't have a whole lot of time on it this week. Also, how long will it take for the plastic on it to come off? I know most people like to tear it right off but I plan on keeping it on for awhile
     
  2. GailLA

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    If I remember correctly, the plastic that comes on it kind of wraps around the iPad. I don't think you'll be able to leave it on and actually use the iPad effectively. I suggest that you get a real iPad screen protector instead.

    As to question of which case, that's such a personal decision. Some of us have to try two or three cases before we find one we really like. There is no sure bet on choosing a case. Read the reviews and make your best guess. Try one, and if you like it, keep it.


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  3. eye-Fone

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    For cases, it's personal preference. Do you want to keep the iPad thin? SmartCover. Do you need protection on the back? Get a snap on back protector. Not worried about about thickness and/or weight? There are plenty of cases that add bulk and poundage. :)

    First apps? I'd recommend Flipboard–not only is it very informative, it has a slick user-interface and is retina-compatible.


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  4. TheJustPull

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    that's why I'm considering the otter box case-- it would have the screen protection built in and wouldn't have to worry about that. I am still trying to see how much one for the new iPad is.. Also, how long can you get on a single charge?
     
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    10 hours on wifi/ 9 hours on 4G
     
  6. TheJustPull

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    Pretty impressive... I got the wifi only 64 gb.. Can't wait for it to get here!
     
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    I'm not sure you ever answered whether or not you wanted a slim case.

    If its slim you're looking for, I like this one:
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    Its really adjustable. I use the elastic strap a lot if I'm standing and showing a client something.

    It wouldn't be the right fit if you're looking for waterproof.

    Hope that's helpful!

    GL
     
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    What businesss are you in that requires you use your iPad?
     
  10. TheJustPull

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    Could be anything Chris! Real estate, cars.. I see a lot of places using them as computers.. It got here this afternoon but I won't be home till later.cant wait to play with it. Anyone have the otterbox? I think i'm going to go that route for a case
     
  11. RoofMonkey

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    I had the Otterbox for my iPad 1. It was a tank! It did add a lot of weight / bulk to it but I was never worried about the iPad. I currently have a folio style case for my 3 and like it, but miss the Otterbox at times.
     
  12. TheJustPull

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    hmm.. Not sure I like that idea.. Is there something in between?
     
  13. RoofMonkey

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    I'm not sure if they have it out for the new iPad or nit, but otterbox has the reflex case also. Not nearly as bulky but offers great protection.
     
  14. GeorgeLamb72

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    Hey Chris,

    I work in the Design/Remodeling of homes businesss. I am constantly meeting with clients, and walking around their homes with them. I snap pics, I take notes, I'll show them renderings or ideas, all on the fly. I make my to do lists while walking around job sites. Thats why I love that elastic band to slide your hand in. It keeps the iPad stuck to my hand and I can type away with the other.

    Hope that's helpful!
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  15. TheJustPull

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    Think I've decided on the smart cover-- but who makes the best one?
     
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    I use a black leather Apple smart cover with a Zagg Skin on the back. Also in black leather. I like that it doesn't change the size of the iPad. I also like that it slips in my portfolio when I'm working. I don't worry about dropping it. Perhaps I should, but I don't.


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  17. eye-Fone

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    I have the same model. I have gone two days without having to charge it. I use it on-and-off throughout the day, taking notes during meetings, surfing, emailing, texting via Google Voice.



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