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Old 11-05-2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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What's your favorite iPad case?

Like most e-reader/tablet owners, it's a required accessory to purchase a protective cover so our expensive gadgets are protected from the environment, coffee spills, drops, etc.
Originally, I purchased a Griffin case and liked it very much but there a couple of things that bugged me. One was that the iPad was held by straps in on all four corners so that headphone Jack, the on/off button were inconveniently hidden under the straps. Secondly, it didn't have any way to have the iPad open in different angles for writing, reading, etc. It was solid and well built though.
Recently I decided to try a Scosche IPDL folio case and it kicks butt! Allows for multiple viewing angles and the unit snaps into the case so all buttons are accessible. Nice! Feels very solid and the case front snaps close. Case was shipped next day and sent via priority mail so arrived in three business days. A very satisfactory experience.
So, what's your favorite case for your gadget?
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:15 PM   #2
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I got a pretty cranberry-colored quilted one by Belkin for my birthday day-before-yesterday. It looks like a pretty purse. But it lacks the thick padding that my previous ugly black one from Sears. I plan on inserting a piece of foam on the side where the glass will touch.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
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I got a pretty cranberry-colored quilted one by Belkin for my birthday day-before-yesterday. It looks like a pretty purse. But it lacks the thick padding that my previous ugly black one from Sears. I plan on inserting a piece of foam on the side where the glass will touch.
ohhh, sounds pretty!
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #4
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I'm still using a 30-buck snap-on back cover from SwitchEasy. I like that it doesn't add weigh or bulk. It's also black and inconspicuous. For my spare iPad, I'm using the same style, except in clear. SwitchEasy sent me the clear one by mistake and didn't want it back. If I were to take that iPad out, I'd want another opaque cover.

I've seen iPad cases galore in Asia and haven't seen anything I like better. Fun to look, though.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:49 PM   #5
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I bought an Apple iPad case and also use a paisley Janine King Designs iPad sleeve to protect it in my bag when I am out and about.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:32 AM   #6
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The apple case is still the best to me
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:35 AM   #7
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I'm with cavi, the apple case is the best for me also.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:59 AM   #8
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I love my DODOcase. It's handmade and looks very classy. Full access to all ports and switches, but provides excellent protection.

Also find my Belkin Grip Vue clear very useful around the home.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:16 AM   #9
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The Apple case works also for me even though the case itself tends to attract dust.

I do have an Otterbox for my iPhone (And I love it) but it seems a bit of overkill for the iPad which I don't carry in as extreme environment as the iPhone...
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:32 AM   #10
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I have the black neoprene Apple case. Works just fine.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:09 AM   #11
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I have the Incase Convertible Book Jacket. It's bulky but provides good protection, is comfortable to hold, and has multiple viewing angles in Landscape orientation. It's too bad they don't make a mini version for the iPod Touch.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:43 AM   #12
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I tried the apple case, but the main problems for me is that it picked up dust and marks too easily, it wasn't comfortable to hold all the time and the design is such that it is a pain to keep removing your ipad too often so for a while I went back to a Belkin one I initially bought at the same time as the ipad due to shortages of the official case.

The other week I bought a Tuff-Luv multi-view case from the same people that made the case I am using on my ebook reader, it is quite pricey and a tad bulky, but for me it looks better than the official one, has more options for using it as a stand than the official one and is much easier to remove the ipad from the case if I don't want to use one at all. There is another model that also allows you to stand it up in portrait mode, but to be honest I just couldn't think of a time when I would use that since I only use the stand when it is playing videos and hold it myself when doing anything in portrait mode.

Belkin case - http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPa...duct_Id=509026
Tuff-Luv multi-view - http://www.i-nique.com/detail.asp/cn...=5055205270876
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:37 PM   #13
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I like the Dodo too, but it's a tad pricey and a wait. There's another similar make w/no wait, Palanzo or something like that.

I have a myCase for under $25 and made my own booksafe. Google iPad and booksafe for instructions on how to make.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:41 PM   #14
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Standard Apple case for me. I've looked at others, but (IMHO) the Apple case is by far the best thought-out in the 'protecting the device vs bulk' balancing act. I'm a carpenter/handyman so tend to work in more hostile (to electronics) environments than most and I have a particular dislike of cases that hold the iPad in place by little corner tabs with everything else exposed - my iPad is likely to be stuffed down the side of one of my toolboxes or inside my lunchbox, so I want as much of the device concealed as is practically possible.

Other folks will have different requirements, of course...

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Old 11-07-2010, 10:38 AM   #15
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