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What do you care most about for a iPad Case??

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by *Victor*, Dec 15, 2010.

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    Some people told me that they have to have a case that can make iPad stand, some says simple design slim type is best.

    What's your preference?:ipad-front:
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    It depends on the situation for me. I use my iPad for work, and when I'm at the store, I use a Targus Z-case which is a sleeve type case. But when I go to trainings or conference meetings, I have a folio type case with the built in stand so that it's comfortable to use my BT keyboard.

    Thats the beauty of having a ton of different case options out there. There's always a case for your particular needs.
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    I just wanted something that didn't make it feel like a wet fish. So I got a silicone rubber case for it. I have a separate stand for it.
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    Appearance is all I pretty much care about.

    -Mike
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    I am looking for protection from my 11 month old son.
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    I have the Targus Truss case that doubles as a stand which is great, but then also closes over to keep the screen protected when not in use. It also folds over for normal use of holding it. Wouldn't have it any other way. I don't even leave my iPad down without the screen covered.
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    Had a lot of criteria - and after studying what seemed like hundreds of options, eventually realized that no one case would meet them all especially since some of them are inherently at odds with one-another:

    a) multiple viewing angles - especially in landscape orientation but portrait too
    b) at least some degree of protection that's not just token protection
    c) the case won't alter/damage the iPad (some rubber cases I've seen for iPods eventually leave a sticky film behind, etc.)
    d) ability to store a few goodies - earbuds, USB cable, charger
    e) as small and light as possible - why get a tiny iPad just to carry around a huge case?
    f) appearance

    I ended up with Marware Hybrid C.E.O. which fits inside the STM iPad Jacket.
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    Being able to walk with it during a lecture. Hand strap a must.
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    It Must hold my Ipad...that is a must!!!
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    Style for them dinners or casual get togethers with friends at the pub. For that, the dodo case. Looks good, and works as needed.

    For work, a simple griffin case. I can hold it, protect it while not in use and does as needed. Easy to remove like dodo case for when I get home - I like her naked.

    I have a nice leather slip case. Not much use but it has it's place from time to time..

    Cases to me are like shirts. Gotta match what is planned for the day.
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    the purpose and usage varies, but would it affect your judgement on price?

    i mean what price range is "normal" or standard? and with what feature you would be willing to pay more?

    some are heavy duty protection, so should be more expensive?
    leather? simple silicon or clear case?
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    I No Longer Live In A World Where Price Does Not Matter

    Hence the reason for buying this iPad. It replaced the need to buy a digital frame, a GPS device, a Kindle eReader, etc. The fact that it is a multipurpose device, I do save money. This the reason why I bought a Zaggmate. It too is a multipurpose device. It serves as a carrying case and as a stand. In addition the bluetooth keyboard built in to the case helps me type these long notes!

    The price is high but when you factor in all the money I would've spent, I saved money--thats my story and I'm sticking to it!:)
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    Those cases with a keyboard attached seem pretty neat.
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    I'm looking for something to carry my iPad and wireless keyboard in. A well priced messanger bag would be cool, but not some metrosexual european sholder bag! :D
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    I have 3 cases. well, 2 cases and one messenger bag.

    I use the Apple iPad case for general use during the week. Since I generally commute on a bus 2 hours a day, the Apple iPad case is fine to cover the screen when waiting and walking where the iPad is in the front pocket of my laptop bag.

    When traveling, I have the Otterbox Commuter that is on the iPad and a Targus messenger that has a few other things in it as well. I have a stand that stays in the bag I use that works with either the Commuter or the Apple one.

    What I want in a case is
    1. Does it protect the front and back of the iPad?
    2. Does it add a lot of weight to the iPad?

    So long as 1 is met and 2 is bearable then the case does what I need.
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    I'm still looking for one, I want one thats soft but not cushy (nice leather), has a flip back, and could have a place to put a business card or something. Any recommendations?
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    I've been perfectly happy with the stock Apple case since launch day. There are occasions where I wish I had a case that was similar but added space for a small notepad, pen, and business cards.

    I have found that just about any bag designed for 10" notepad computers will hold the iPad in the Apple case with room for a few accessories.
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    Meant to say "netbook" in my above post. I have tried the Targus CityGear netbook bag and think it is pretty cool. It holds the iPad in the apple case and has room for the Apple BT keyboard, Sprint Overdrive, power adapter and cables.

    Laptop Messenger Bags|TSM097US| by Targus
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    I have the oberon roof of heaven iPad case, I selected this case because it is sturdy ,protects my case as well it is beautiful and does the ipad justice:D
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    I love my Saddleback Leather case !

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