Hey everyone. I've spend the last couple days looking through the established threads here and still can't find exactly what I'm looking for. Thought maybe someone knew of the right product.
My boss recently bought my an iPad 3 (let the jealousy ensue!) and I'd like to find a sleeve for it. After MUCH consideration I've finally decided that I'd like to carry it around in my EDC bag (a RUSH MOAB 6) using some sort of hard sleeve to protect the glass from the other objects in the bag. Once I get it to work, I'll be plopping it onto a stand (haven't decided what that'll look like; needing something with a small footprint).
I've looked at the smart covers, but am unsure of how well they could protect the glass from a dense object (say, 2lbs) bearing down at a single point. If the smart covers by Apple protect it well enough, how do some of the more popular clones hold up?
The items I've found so far are outside the range of what I'd be comfortable spending as far as just protecting the glass. My first discovery was Saddleback's Large Gadget Sleeve , which I liked for it's simplicty, but it's brushing right up against the 10.5" height limit for my bag's main compartment. Still, the open ended top and durability seemed like what I was wanting.
Then there's the Blackbox Bamboo Case, which I like for it's simplicty and the fact that it's a no-nonsense hardwood shell, but the price is the main detractor.
Lastly, an item I found while here probably comes closest to what I'm looking for but still hasn't quite stroked my heart strings. It's the Targus Z-Case and it seems to be right in the range for price, durability, and simplicity. The only thing I don't like is the flip open side. I'd like to have something that'll allow my to reach right into my bag and slide the iPad out of it's sleeve. This is where I like the Saddleback's Gadget case the best.
Anyone know of any other items floating out there?