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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 2011-04-17, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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iPad 2 cases help

Not sure if it's ok to start a thread about this, moderators feel free of course to merge it to another. I think there is enough interest in the cases to merit it's own thread and a quick search did not really answer my questions.

I bought an iPad 2 and of course got the smart cover. I think it is a great add on and work great, light, easy to use and love the fact that it puts it to sleep when closed and wakes it when opened.

However like many I am worried about the back. Ever since my iPhone I have become a case guy. I need as much of it protected from scratches and scuffs. So I am currently using a Belkin black case that wraps all around and still has the ability to fold into a stand. It is very much the design they had for the iPad 1.

I find the front a bit bulky and liked the total access to the front the smart cover offered. Also miss the sleep/wake function.

Speck is said to have one coming that seems the best of both world. It looks exactly like a smart cover but with a sleeve for the back. Almost perfect but again no sleep/wake function.

Seems the best for me would be a back shell of some kind that works with the smart cover. I would buy both. Seems one is coming to the us but am curious to know if you guys know of one already. If not what are you guys doing case or cover wise.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 2011-04-18, 09:12 AM
 
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If you are just worried about scratches (and not dropping it) take a look at an Invisible Shield from Zagg (clear stick on, includes front and back). I have one on my iPad 1 and it works well (takes some time to install) and will be getting one for my wife's iPad 2.

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 2011-04-18, 09:18 AM
 
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I just bought the SwitchEasy Canvas for Ipad 2. It is a folio that has a magnet so works with the auto on/off. Bought online from the site direct.

There are also now companies that are producing back covers that work with the smart cover (iLuv, Incipio, AviiQ, Enki). Also Marware has a cover that combines a smart cover like front and back protection that also works with auto on/off. I would have got this if I did not get the switch easy
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 2011-04-18, 12:51 PM
 
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I also opted for the Canvas from Switcheasy. Ordered it last Wednesday evening and it was delivered Friday so there order response is excellent. $50 plus $15 for shipping, no other charges. Comes with microfibre cloth, screen film, plugs for the headphone and 30-pin connector to match the rest of the case. It adds a little bulk and weight but that was not a concern for me, so I'm pretty happy with it. If this is the format or type of cover you want for the iPad 2 I would certainly recommend it.
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For everyday use I think I'm going to get a combination of a Dodocase and iVisor.

I think I'll get some sort of regular sleeve with the iVisor for when I'm traveling.
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I'm in the same situation as the OP, I want something to protect the back of my iPad 2.

A while back, I got a free GelaSkin offer from Rogers wireless so I got one for my work iPhone. It's just a plastic/gel sheet that sticks on the device so I don't see why it wouldn't work with the iPad's Smart Cover. I sent them a message asking if they will work together.

They aren't too bad, a little pricey for an iPad - $30 and it's just a skin, not a case. You can even use your own artwork or photo.
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I just received my gelskin with a photo of kids in Disneyworld. Turned out real nice! It is a little pricey though, approx. $30 shipped.
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I'm a big fan of those "invisible shield" type skins. While it takes some time and patience to install, once it's on, it's indeed pretty much invisible, allows any other case/dock to still fit overtop, and provides some much-needed grip to the iPad.

I found on the front that it reduced the fingerprints showing up so blatantly, but it was also a little tougher to swipe/pinch/etc. do to that same "grippy-ness".
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I also opted for the Canvas from Switcheasy. Ordered it last Wednesday evening and it was delivered Friday so there order response is excellent. $50 plus $15 for shipping, no other charges. Comes with microfibre cloth, screen film, plugs for the headphone and 30-pin connector to match the rest of the case. It adds a little bulk and weight but that was not a concern for me, so I'm pretty happy with it. If this is the format or type of cover you want for the iPad 2 I would certainly recommend it.
do you know aproximately how heavy the canvas ipad 2 case is? Thanks in advance
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 2011-04-22, 09:40 AM
 
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The case and iPad (3G) are exactly a kilo. The apple site has the iPad at 613 g so it's about 400 g.
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The case and iPad (3G) are exactly a kilo. The apple site has the iPad at 613 g so it's about 400 g.
Thanks for your reply. Seems like a heavier case when compared to the other ipad 2 cases. I guess its worth it since its better and provides more protection.
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Saw/heard this highly praised by Andy Ihnatko on Macbreak Weekly - looks pretty good if you regularly bring the little Apple BT keyboard along as well.
http://store.apple.com/us/product/H4760ZM/A
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 2011-04-24, 01:27 PM
 
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I got this Belkin's case from Futureshop and recommend it. I also had the Zagg's Invisible shield installed by Futureshop. If you decide to install the shield, let the guys at Futureshop or Bestbuy install it to save yourself lots of trouble.


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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 2011-05-19, 07:22 PM
 
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issues with switch easy canvas magnet

Any one else having issues with the magnet on the switch easy canvas? It doesnt seem to work all the time for me. Just wondering if this is normal or not. Thanks in advance.
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No issues with the magnet on mine.
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