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Topic # 111236 28-Oct-2012 06:33 Send private message

Hi all, planning to pick up my new ipad next week when it goes on sale in stores. Looking had a look at some covers but haven't seen anything I like. Any recommendations for something that is lightweight and provides front protecti? How are the apple smart cases and do they get very sorry after a while? Or should I get a leather smart cover with a back cover?

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  Reply # 707741 28-Oct-2012 09:00 Send private message

I have an ipad 2 with the apple front smart cover on and a belking back plate. THe combination was more expensive than I was looking to spend but very happy with them and still quite thin. The new apple front/back covers came out afterwards for the same price as the single apple cover and got it for my Mum's ipad2, but honestly I prefer the front back combination I had purchased for myself.

You need to look at what you want to do with the ipad though, Do you want a cover that can rotate, how sturdy do you want the case to hold up the ipad (the smart case is really only good for lifting the back for typing etc, not really sturdy enough to stand it up flat for watching videos.

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  Reply # 707768 28-Oct-2012 09:40 Send private message

I have an Apple smart case and it is great. It's the third case I have owned over two iPads and defiantly my favourite.
I found with just the Smart Cover that I still needed to put it in a slip case to protect it in my bag. No worries with smart case, no other protection needed.
I got the grey one, it has aged pretty well thus far, but I am very careful with my stuff. The top screen cover portion has become a little bit creased at the edges where it folds, otherwise no other signs of wear.
The only minor downside is that when I roll the cover outwards to make a stand, the inner surface that contacts the screen is then resting in the table.
Otherwise a solid 9 / 10 for the smart case.

Cheers,
Joseph

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  Reply # 707776 28-Oct-2012 09:58 Send private message

jofizz: The only minor downside is that when I roll the cover outwards to make a stand, the inner surface that contacts the screen is then resting in the table.
Otherwise a solid 9 / 10 for the smart case.

Cheers,
Joseph


I found that too, I just fold it in half so the velvet side doesnt get dirty.

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  Reply # 708111 28-Oct-2012 20:50 Send private message

I've just bought a Cooler Master Wake Up for my newly ordered 3 (which is arriving later this week). I do like the magnetic close cover (just like the Apple Smart Cover) and the nice soft interior. It has a plastic shell back cover that clips on. Comes in a range of colours for the cover, the back is white. Hopefully it works as advertised and wakes and sleeps the device.

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  Reply # 708184 29-Oct-2012 07:32 Send private message

I like keyboard/cases, we have had some cygnett ones, but the quality is quite poor with buttons popping off regularly and generally the keybords failing we tried a Belkin one, the beyboard is a lot better but it seems hit and miss with putting the ipad to sleep.

We have also used the Zagg/Logitech keyboard cover and I really like them apart from the fact that there is not protection for the rear, not a big deal for me on a work device but when I purchase my own it will be.

I am thinking tho a logitech keyboard and Invisible Shield for back and front.




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  Reply # 708252 29-Oct-2012 10:46 Send private message

dickytim: I like keyboard/cases, we have had some cygnett ones, but the quality is quite poor with buttons popping off regularly and generally the keybords failing we tried a Belkin one, the beyboard is a lot better but it seems hit and miss with putting the ipad to sleep.

We have also used the Zagg/Logitech keyboard cover and I really like them apart from the fact that there is not protection for the rear, not a big deal for me on a work device but when I purchase my own it will be.

I am thinking tho a logitech keyboard and Invisible Shield for back and front.


I may get a seperate keyboard.  Is there any risk of the keyboard scratching/damaging the ipad glass as its in direct contact?

Think im going to go for the incipio feather ultralight shell (http://www.amazon.com/Incipio-IPAD-255-Smart-Feather-Ultralight/dp/B007JGBF2K) and pair that with a leather smart cover (For durability).  If I travel around with it, I will get a padded sleeve for better protection.  I prefer a slim fitting case and cover.

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  Reply # 708348 29-Oct-2012 12:43 Send private message

we haven't had any problems with keyboards scratching, they don't tend to touch the device when closed, and believe me our reps are rough as with them!




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  Reply # 708786 29-Oct-2012 22:43 Send private message

Malingo:I may get a seperate keyboard.


Don't tell anyone but when they got me an iMac at work, I couldn't use the little bluetooth keyboard with no numerical keypad on it, so I replaced it with an ergonomically curved Microsoft one (I know, sacrilege) and took the bluetooth home for my iPad. Works great. I think you can pick them up separately from Apple.

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