Case or just smart cover?

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    For those who just got the new iPad, are you getting a full case for it or keeping the way it is with maybe just a smart cover?
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    Case with smart cover. You don't want to risk scratches or dents.
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    Just the smart cover.
    However, my old iPad does have some minor scratches and a dent, so if you want to keep it pristine, then get both.
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    I use both. Very little added weight and great protection. These devises are too expensive not to have something protecting them not to metion the functionality of the smart cover.
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    Skin on the back and smart cover on the front is about as light in weight as you can get.

    I do have a hard time recommending anyone to buy Apple's Smart Cover, however. IME, it does not hold up well.
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    I initially tried a Zagg skin on the back and Smart cover to protect the screen. Then I added a case to give it more padding and protection from dents on the back. As an added benefit of the case, it saved my iPad when we were having drinks at a restaurant and someone spilled a glass of water on the table. I grabbed the iPad that I was using to show photos, but it got wet on the top and bottom of the case, but no water got into the 30 pin connector or to the headphone jack moisture sensors.
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    Smart Cover and Incipio Smart Feather back cover. They work well together don't add bulk and offer decent protection.
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    I have the same set up and love it!
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    I'm leaving mine naked. I feel like I'm in the minority though. I've just ever felt a screen protector that felt as nice as glass.
    I know I'm never going to sell any of my iDevices. When I upgrade I just give the old ones away usually to family or friends. So I don't care abut scratches or dents.

    To me they just feel so much better naked. Doesn't anyone else agree?
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    Yes agree, I only put the smart cover on when it leaves the house.
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    iPad with only the magnetically attached smart cover is perhaps not the best idea if you need to walk around with it. The magnet holds the pieces pretty good except when you close the cover and grab the iPad with fingers only. If your fingers somehow slide or slip on the smart covers end, the the magnets will detach almost immediately as shown in this video.

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    Back case with smart cover
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    I'm using a Smart Cover right now (love it!) and I'm waiting for a skin to come in to put on the back. I like the Smart Cover because I like the "wake from sleep" idea - not that concerned about the screen.

    I'm not too concerned about scratches, it's just that I like a little less of the cold metal touching my hands.

    If I wasn't so fascinated with the Smart Cover, I'd have nothing on the iPad (well, except the skin for "warmth"). I like my iPad as light as possible...

    Marilyn
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    And they said the new iPads are too hot to hold...
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    Oberon Cover. Great protection!
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    I have the otterbox defender and I love it. It does add a bit of weight but I dont mind as i have a 19mo little boy. Also the plastic removable hard cover for the screen has smart cover technology so it wakes the iPad when removed it also doubles as a stand in viewing and typing modes. All in all its a great case with a built in screen protector.
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    I have a Case with smart cover, if it wasn't for the dust issue in my house I would have went the open case...
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    Does the same smart feather back case for the iPad2 work on the 3??
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    I just bought a incipio feather lite case for the back in black that's made for the third gen iPad, so you don't need a cover made for the second gen.
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    Couple of questions on the smart cover by Apple....Does it fit perfectly on the New iPad ? There was some news that the sleep/wake feature was not working with the Smart Cover on the New iPad ? is that True ?

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