iPad Case Suggestions?

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  1. TonyPSchaefer

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    Oh, my mistake. I was assuming the e-reader was the same as the iPad version. I should have checked their website prior to asking.
     
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    I got one of those, too. However, look at it: yeah, the front looks snazzy and everything. Now, look at the back of your iPad. Oops! The back is completely exposed! Now, look at the sides - Oops! If you drop it you're SOL!
     
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    The back of the iPad is that brushed aluminum which IMO is very nice and hard to mess up. I have a 7 year old Powerbook of the same material that is pretty much flawless. Therefore, I don't see much of a need to protect the back. In fact, I wouldn't get a case at all - I was just suggesting what I would get. I have a chrome backed iPod touch and it is awful when it comes to scratches.

    I know Apple's case doesn't provide any protection if it's dropped. But I don't like the thickness of the other cases.
     
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    Thanks, MacM, for the thought.
    I've seen the Apple "iPad Smart Cover" and fell in love with it via the cute video. Then I read the online reviews at store.apple.com in which it receives 3 out of 5 stars. One of the primary complaints is that it is not magnetic enough and will come unattached while propping up the iPad. And though I agree with the look of the brushed aluminum back, I am an over-engineering protection nut.
     
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    You'll probably end up doing some forum posting with it so get a case with a bluetooth keyboard, love mine.

    [ame="http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=ipad+case+with+bluetooth+keyboard&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=ipad+case+with+bluetooth+keyboard&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=ivns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=iRgKTrDgKujTiAKlrPW8AQ&ved=0CGwQrQQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=339e749088751852&biw=1564&bih=730"]ipad case with bluetooth keyboard - Google Search[/ame]
     
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    I was originally considering the Smart Cover + something to protect the back because I know the back of mine will get scratched up.

    But, I was loathe to pay $39 for the Smart Cover. It seems like a big ripoff compared to what its production cost, even taking into account the R&D they had to do.... Paying $39 + something compatible to protect the back seemed just too much money to me.

    I ended up getting the Yoobao leather case I pointed to earlier since it was cheaper than the Smart Cover alone.
     
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    Tony, You can get the Zagg/Mate cover, keyboard w/ bluetooth on line for $49.00. That's all metal and brushed aluminium to match your new Ipad.
     
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    I have a deuce with the magnet-cover, but I write for a living and prefer the Apple Bluetooth keyboard for editing long pieces. I also like to tote earbuds and charging cable and the doohickey that reads SD cards.

    So a got a Case Logic thing made out of something that resembles wetsuit stuff that holds both the iPad and the keyboard in the main compartment, plus the accessories in a separate zippered compartment. It winds up being about an inch thick, and it has handles, but no shoulder strap. It looks a little sissy and pack-ratty, but I'm cool with that. I bought it at Frys.
     
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