Best case for ipad 2?

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    After reading the thread about cracked iPads I'm thinking I need a better case. The one I have is a smart screen with a back cover.the iPad basically slides into a folder type thing and closes with the smart cover, not much padding if it were to hit the ground. Maybe something like an " other box" case? Haven't even looked to see if they make them for iPads ?
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    The Otterbox line of cases is indeed offered in versions to fit the iPad 2.
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    I compared the otter box and the Griffin Survivor. I went with the survivor, it's better constructed IMO!
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    Hi! Just bought one from amazon from technet...love it. Protects the whole ipad2 and it is as bulky as a smart cover. 5 stars
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    Bought a tough jacket from Ballistic Case for $55 bucks using a code. If I dropped my IPad with this case I wouldn't freak out. It protects the device very well. The outer layer can be taken off and placed over the screen.



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    Thanks for the info on the griffin survivor cases. I was reading some reviews of the otter box cases and a lot of people were not happy with them for whatever reason.. I'm going to check the griffin ones out- thanks!
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    You might be interested in cases by this company:

    Extreme Portfolio

    They have videos where they, for instance, toss an iPad in their case from 60 feet in the air onto the ground, head to head with what looks like an Otterbox, which shatters.

    I've got one of their netbook sleeves, but haven't driven a car over it, hammered it, dropped a bowling ball on it, etc., (with gadgets inside) like they show on other videos. The case I have weighs next to nothing, which I like. I received an Otterbox as a gift and it weighed a ton, IMO. I returned it.
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    I still like my CaseCrown bold. Its holding up great thus far. Its lightweight, fairly sturdy, inexpensive, and looks cool.
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    Gumdrop is pretty awesome too! I love mine!

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    Wow that thing is crazy! Lol. looks tough

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    I have the Griffin Survivor and I like it a lot but there is no case for the screen. It does have a thin sheet of plastic that covers the screen but if you were to drop the iPad and something hit the screen I'm pretty sure it would still crack it. I had the OtterBox first but even with the case covering the screen there are quarter sized holes in each corner where the screen is exposed. So I sold the Otterbox and just went with the Survivor.
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    when i get the ipad2 would i need a screen for the front of it..
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    Gumdrop. It's like a vault for your ipad. Protects screen and the thick rubber wrap might even save a high drop. Got mine from Amazon.
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    the Casecrown Epic is a nice case i might get it when i get my ipad2
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    What you do with your IPad will determine if you'll need one but I would recommend it.
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    With 3 layers of protection it's a real durable case IMO.
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    i'm using a combo of an incipio smart feather (Incipio iPad 2 Smart feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case, iPad 2 Cases, iPad 2G Cases, iPad 2 Premium Cases, iPad 2 Soft Shell Cases, iPad 2 Screen Protections, iPad 2 Charging Solutions, iPad 2 Protection) and apple's smart cover.

    what's a bit unique about this rear cover is that it fits over the smart cover's long magnetic attachment bar, which makes the issue some folks have of the smart cover pulling loose during handling, and the ipad hitting the floor or other surface, a non-issue. the fit is perfect, just as though it was designed at apple. while this combo won't protect the ipad from a ballistic toss across the room, it seems like it will provide good protection from normal, every-day handling in a minimalist format.
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    Why this case? It's nice that it snaps the smart cover into place but for the price you could buy one that give a little more protection,. That lock in the smart cover?
    On the other hand the zen of the iPad is its minimalist concept so less is better. I guess my main questioning is have you looked at other back-snap cases

    Cheers

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