Member Since: Jul 24, 2008
Mac Specs: MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
03-19-2012, 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by IvanLasston
I carried the iPad 2 just in a sling pack from Eddie Bauer. Not a lot of protection - and I noticed I wasn't all that gentle when putting down the sling.
This is the next generation - but you get the idea - no real padding
Sling Pack | Eddie Bauer
I got a Built sleeve and backing from REI-Outlet for something like half off ~$25 so I bought it just to try it out. I put the iPad in the sleeve most of the time.
Travel Pack for iPad 2 | BUILT
That Built hard back - fit over my leather Zagg - onto the New iPad - a little bit off for buttons - but I think the camera was OK. Anyway - I don't use the plastic back much - I used to put it on every now and then.
I flew a lot with that setup and haven't had any problems. The only issue I have is with the smart cover. My blue smart cover started tearing around the metal bar so it slides up and down now - making it worse. It may be because I used to keep the iPad in my backpack - next to my MBP. I am keeping the New iPad in the sleeve - hopefully it saves the smart cover.
I like the bag idea. Just don't want something that looks like a murse. >_> Aka Man purse. I have been looking at a few but not sure which one to get. I would prefer the bag to be leather. Vertical messenger bag that is made of leather basically. I have seen a few but they look ugly or are not made of leather.
Still getting the folio type case though. I still like then colors offered by dodocase. They seem to price their cases at a higher price point compared to their competitors >_>" Except they didn't nearly offer as much customization or personalization.