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Best New iPad Case

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fishffishstinks Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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Mar 20, 2012 8:47 AM

I've been looking for a case to fit my new iPad. I searched all yesterday and some of today and haven't come to a conclusion yet. It doesn't have to be "smartcover" capable, just something that I can prop at different angles and access all the buttons/cameras with ease. The dodo case looks good but doesn't seem to prop up nicely. The rotary 360 cases look pretty nice, and also this one looks decent o-Case.asp but I can't make up my mind. My iPad 1 case wasn't the best and I didn't like the iPad 2 smartcover so I'm taking my time deciding one for the third gen iPad. Any suggestions?

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  • PishPosh1 Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to fishffishstinks)

    This one is a steal of a deal.


    It's on sale for $6.95


    Has a built in stand (2 Angles - Typing and Watching Movies)

    Made for Apple iPad 2 / The New Ipad 3/ Ipad 3. Made Of Fine Workmanship, Protects your tablet from ugly scratches, scuffs , dust and dirt. Case also can be used as a stand (2 Differnt Angles) Access to all buttons, plugs, power cord, speakers!.  The perfect case for your Apple iPad 2 / The New Ipad 3/ Ipad 3


  • jimmyn15 Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2012 6:08 PM (in response to fishffishstinks)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to fishffishstinks)

    I picked this up from Best Buy today for like $30.  It's plastic and it snaps to the back ..via grabbing onto the adds very little weight and it it super thin so you don't even know it is far I am very happy.


  • Metalunna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:50 PM (in response to Metalunna)

    Oops..sorry..I didn't fully read your said you didn't care for the smart cover..this back case is designed for the smart cover. It has no other external "prop"...  Sorry...I jumped to a conclusion...anyway..I still like it.  May e it will help someone else out.

  • PishPosh1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 21, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to fishffishstinks)

    Try Piel Frama.  They have them on Amazon as well.


    BUT EXPENSIVE!   $110-$229.  THey are made in Spain!

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    Mar 21, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to PishPosh1)

    I agree that it is a steal but I recently put my new iPad into it and with the heat increase of the iPad 3, it heats up more so in the enclosed space.

  • j-picard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 7:39 PM (in response to fishffishstinks)

    Targus Hughes, nicest one I've found and got it for $25, which is a very good price for a quality, well-made leather full case:


  • JDH737 Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to Metalunna)

    Belkin also has a case with a mag strip on the back to hold the smart cover in place.

  • maddiefromca Calculating status...
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    Jun 15, 2012 2:25 PM (in response to fishffishstinks)

    The best one is a company called OTTER.

    Its very protective and its water proof and if you drop it, the ipad wont break.

    Its very strong.

    It might be a little more expensive then the ones at the mall but its worth it if you want to keep it for a long time.

  • YankeesDN Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to fishffishstinks)



    I purchased this for the "New iPad" and it fit it perfectly. My husband is overseas where there is a lot of sand, this will protect it extremely well.

    Very easy to put on. The clear plastic that protects the screen and the little hole in the back is very sturdy. I know there is a "heating issue" with the new iPad that has people worried. This will take care of the problem. I was using the iPad for several hours getting it all set up to ship overseas to my husband and it worked just fine with the case on.

    **Make sure the screen is cleaned well.. it is a pain to get the case back off to get that little fuzz that worked its way in** A couple broken nails later, I managed.

    Worth every penny!


  • philipbaxter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 17, 2013 4:32 PM (in response to fishffishstinks)

    There are many different types and styles of cases and for each type there are the good and the bad. Heres a breakdown of the types and the best for each category.


    #1) Best Folio Case - Domeo Recliner Folio- Offers excellent protection, is long lasting, and auto wakes with magnet just like the Apple smart cover.


    #2) Best Messenger Bag - Rothco Vintage Canvas iPad Bag- Comfortable and stylish cloth material and costs less than $15!


    #3) Best Skin Case - OtterBox Defender Series Case - I agree this offers the best all around protection for your New iPad if you are willing to fork over the cash.


    #4) Best Waterproof Case - Griffin GB35108 Survivor Exreme-duty Military Case - There aren't many if any cases which claim to be totally waterproof that are worth a darn. For my money the Griffin Survivor case offers the best protection from the wet though I wouldn't expect it to survive a drop to the bottom of the ocean.


    #5) Best Sleeve Case - iLuv Foam-Padded Neoprene Case - Great design, zipper close, light weight and low price.




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  • dachen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 8, 2014 5:38 PM (in response to fishffishstinks)

    I'm a huge fan of the Gumdrop Cases for iPad. They look great and keep it looking new!


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