We would like to get our son an iPad for Christmas & want to start looking now. I know we want apple & I know we want an iPad, not laptop or touch. I have a 2 64gig 3G, but I know he doesn't need anything this elaborate. Now I know someone will suggest giving him mine & me getting a 3 when they come out, but honestly unless I got the lowest end model, financially this isn't possible. I got mine to have for a while. So.... Do I get him a used 1st gen low GB or a new/used 2nd gen low gb? And cases....I need great cases! He isn't the most careful little guy, and he has a hand washing OCD(no really, DXd clinically) so his hands are literally always wet or in stages of drying or with hand lotion on in winter to help with cracking. He's a special needs kiddo who has Autism, his therapists suggested an iPad or tablet to help with therapy & to do typed homework on. We were advised to get a wireless keyboard for that part though. Thanks!