I got an official iPad case from Apple for Father’s Day yesterday. Unfortunately, it won’t be here for 2-4 weeks because they are back ordered. I’ve heard mixed reviews on the case but I thought I would try it out for myself or I would never know how it works for me. I’ve also been looking around at other cases. I like a lot of things about the case from Apple from what I’ve seen, but I would like a case that doesn’t have a flap that I have to open every time I want to use my iPad. On the other hand, I want to protect it, both front and back, from nicks and scratches. Right now I use no case and carry my iPad in this messenger bag from Aéropostale:
Mine’s a light tan, but you get the point. I like having a bag for it because I can keep a charger, headphones, external batteries for my iPhone, and other accessories. I still want a case for my iPad, mostly for two things: grip and scratch protection front and back. I really do not want a film screen protector. I like directly interfacing with the glass. The Apple case would protect the case and give it grip but I just don’t know if I like the flap being in the way while I’m using it. So, yesterday, I was talking with a friend about cases and he was saying how he only uses Otterbox. I thought how sweet that would be to have an Otterbox case for the iPad.
I checked out their website and they have two! Two downfalls already are they aren’t for sale yet and they are pretty expensive at $64.95 (Commuter Series) & $89.95 (Defender Series). What I love about the more expensive one is the detachable cover that converts to a stand. This is just want I wanted. I want a case with good protection and grip but something to protect the front. Since the cover can be clipped to the back, front or removed completely, this gives me a lot of options. Of course the questions is, is how bulky is it? I guess we’ll have to wait and see but this gives you a nice options for a tough case. The lower model does not come with the cover.
What case are you using? Do you like it? What are you looking for in a case?