iPad - Cases Review With the investment of your iPad, there always is the question about a case. It’s a never-ending quest for me, as I want to protect my investment, however, I don’t want to also make it a tank in size or weight, but there is a fine line between protection and overkill. This article will touch on what I’ve found so far.
I have my own preferences, from past experiences, and dreams of a brighter tomorrow with the über case for my iPad. But like all things, sometimes, one wishes to change the case of their device, to fit their mood, personality and/or attire for the day. I hope you find these selections usefully our iPad case decision.
I have always been a fan of Vaja Cases. I have own several of their cases in the last 10 years and have found their quality in manufacturing to be top notch. They use the Krusell Multidapt system for the products that come with a clip option. By far I’ve not found a better case company, but as the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. They do not skimp on quality, but you will pay for that quality and craftsmanship.
I saw a few weeks back, a bamboo case for the iPhone, and wished they made one for my HTC Evo, but instead I found that they’re not making a bamboo case for the iPad. You can’t get a better protection then bamboo. The one company I’ve found that’s making a case is from Boxwave. Its ½ as expensive as the Vaja Cases, but also you only have one option for style where the Vaja Cases has a plethora of selection to choose from.
Now I ran across another company called Vers and they make a wooden case/shell for the iPad that’s $10.00 cheaper then the Boxwave bamboo shell, but I have always been a fan of wood, the touch, smell and natural grain that it offers. The beauty is amazing and worthy of your iPad, but you’ll be adding weight to your device. Now some of you just love the feel of the iPad on its own, and only wish to have a sleeve. Again I wish to point your eyes back to the Vaja Cases for this option, however, some of you out there are anti-leather, and only wish to use faux leather…
I have found a very unique design sleeve. Switcheasy has a faux leather sleeve called the RibCage. This is a case I can see HR Giger walking around with.They claim their “Shock dissipating ribcage design for ultimate screen protection”. I have not personally tested it, nor can find anyone who has, but it sure does look interesting.
For those who feel their devices need to go everywhere with them, even to places that are hazardous to electronics, TrendyDigital makes a waterproof case, that looks a little better then a over-glorified self closing bag. I’ve not seen this in person, but they show it’s usable in the cover. Now you can lounge at the pool, and not worry that your drink, or a splash will short out your investment. In my research, one company has a few crossover cases that do select different things.
ModulRcase is raised an eyebrow. They offer a $99 special as mentioned at their on-line store that gives you a case, cover, slim mount & kickstand. This is for that person who wants a go-go iPad case. This might be the salve that any techie would want (yes I am looking into this for myself).
drawCase has a solid aluminum shell case for maximum protection with a sleek slim shell case.
GelaSkins & Skinit are two companys that allows you to put a removable skin on the front and back of the iPad.They use an advanced 3M adhesive that allows you to safely put it on and take it off. Also they’re skins are known to have very few air bubbles that ruin the look of a second skin effect. They have amazing art, and you can even make your own skin depending on your mood (and private collection of their product). It does prevent normal wear and tear scuffs on the device, but does not offer protection like the other cases.
Oberon Designs has an amazing bull-hide leather case that is definitely worth looking into. Their products can be found at fine paper craft shops and at most faires that deal with the arts including the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Scottish Highland Games, etc. You get the beauty of their covers, plus an added protection on the face of the iPad, as well as some extra designs. Click here for the video explaining their product.
The Apple Case for the iPad I find it does get dirty quickly, however, it does offer little bumpers on the edges, and it’s a very sleek case. Its not the “best” protection out there, but from my list above, you can see why I’m still looking for that perfect case.