9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 5:07 PM by IpadinParadise
Ann130 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm new to iPad and not technical.  Personal use (retired). 

 

 

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iPad, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,805 points)

    There's probably hundreds of cases. - some very rugged, some leather, some faux leather, some cloth, some with bluetooth keyboards, some cheap, some expensive, colors, some for iPad 1, 2, or, 3, or 4, iPad Mini, etc. You need to specify your desires. Do a Google search using "iPad (specify model) cases".

     

    For my iPad 2, I bought an Adesso case/keyboard model WKB-2000CD http://www.adesso.com/en/component/content/article/49-coming-soon/455-wkb-2000cd .html Works great & looks good. The keyboard is easier to use than Apple's on-screen keyboard. Do a Google search using the model number to get the best price. About the same price as Apple's covers & it covers the whole iPad. Although the new iPad  is slightly thicker, it should fit this case.

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • 2. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    Ann130 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guess it's iPad 4?  Does the OS (bottom of post) indicate that?  Version 6.0.1

     

    I'm wondering which features are important, so I don't have regrets.  For example, an online article recommends a handle.  I am not familiar with the iPad (or others) at all.  I went to a store and was overwhelmed, so thot it best to get more info before making a purchase.

     

    At the store, screen protectors were on display with the cases - are these a good idea?

     

    Thanks you!

     

     

  • 3. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,805 points)

    Ann130 wrote:

     

    At the store, screen protectors were on display with the cases - are these a good idea?

     

     

    I recommend if small kids are going to use it. You never know what they might drag across the screen.

     

    Check the A# at the bottom back of the iPad. Then look at this link for model.

     

    Identifying iPad models

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5452?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar22kH-D8TE

     

     Cheers, Tom

     

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  • 4. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    Ann130 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the links and guidance, Tom.

     

    Model is A1458, so 4 was correct.

     

    I watched the video, but have a hearing loss, so want to view it again.  I got the overall pitch, but not all specifics. 

     

    Questions: 

                    He prefers magnetic closures, but I read that they can do damage - your take? 

                    One comment mentions the importance of rubber corner protectors – do you agree?

     

    I do think I want a keyboard – I find the onscreen keyboard difficult to use.  Also, I guess I need one with two openings for the front and back cameras.

     

    No young kids around (grandchildren are on the other side of the country), so if that’s the only reason, I don’t need a screen protector.

  • 5. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,805 points)

    Questions:  He prefers magnetic closures, but I read that they can do damage - your take? 

    The Apple Smart Cover has magnets. Magnets cause no problems on iPad operation. The cover I bought has magnets to turn the iPad Off when closed.

     

    Questions: One comment mentions the importance of rubber corner protectors – do you agree?

     

    Provides added protection in case you drop the iPad

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • 6. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    IpadinParadise Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Hello - i am new to the ipad and recently retired also.  Love my ipad.  I originally got a cheaper cover.  I then got an Apple Smart Cover and like it better.  I like that it wakes it up when you raise the lid vs having to slide to unlock.  Didnt know the magnet could damage the Ipad!  The edge of the Smart Cover has a vinyl edge that surrounds the Ipad and the inside cover is a soft suede kinda fabric.

  • 7. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    Ann130 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks very much for your help, Tom!

  • 8. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    Ann130 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iPadinParadise:

     

    Note that Tom says magnets are not harmful.  I have a lot to learn!  Watched a few more related U-Tube videos, not a usual source of info for me.  Now to choose.

     

    What do you find you use iPad most for?

     

    Hope you will continue to enjoy both your iPad and your retirement. 

  • 9. Re: Best case? Screen cover advised?
    IpadinParadise Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Yeah, i noticed that after I had posted, good news.  I use my ipad for a computer since my laptop died.  Plus i read a lot of ibooks.  I also have Numbers on it and keep a simple budget/bills paid spreadsheet on it.  I like the Apple product so well i am thinking of buying a Macbook Air for the few times i feel I need a computer.  I also am loving my retirement.