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What case do you use for your tablet (meaning iPad, Fire, etc...)

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Moshe ben David, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Moshe ben David

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    So it seems that I'm now in a major rebuilding of my personal computing infrastructure. As posted elsewhere in this forum, challenges with upgrading my MacBook Pro have lead me to ordering a replacement so I can stay current vis-a-vis operating systems and browsers.

    Well, for MANY years I've been using an iPod Touch, 2nd Generation (do ya believe it?) as a mobile for checking email, checking weather, stocks, news.

    Given that iPod Touch is now up to 6th generation and iOS is up to 10th generation, OBVIOUSLY my systems need upgrading!

    Took a look at new iPod Touch. Hated it. Weak battery; overall form factor just not comfortable to hold and use; screen too jammed for my fingers to work.

    So I'm getting an iPod Mini 2. No, its not pocket size. But truth be told I don't REALLY need pocket size.

    The only thing I'm not doing is to move from my very antique, obsolete flip style phone to a smart phone. Why? Just don't want to pay extra $50 or so a month to handle the data side! Just don't need that.

    All of the above is background... To the main question. How do you guys protect your tablet (or phone I guess) from being damaged in the normal course of living? What case(s) do y'all like? Most of the folks I know seem to really like Otterbox. I'm interested in how widely that POV is shared.

    Thanks and L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
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  2. stbear

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    Otterbox Defender on phone and tablet because I play hard.
  3. TKC

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    I use a leather Snugg case for my mini iPad. For my iPhone, I have a Decal Skin, a Tech 21 case, and it goes in a green leather Nutshell belt case.
  4. T Shrapnel-Carruthers

    T Shrapnel-Carruthers Loaded Pockets

    I have magic cover for my iPad mini but no other case. When travelling it is in side pocket of my laptop sleeve (an Incase), usually inside a briefcase, or loose in a backpack. It looks used but nothing terrible.

    My phones are in all-around cases with a flip cover. Enough to keep them safe in a pocket with keys and from the occasional drop.
    Last edited by T Shrapnel-Carruthers, Sep 29, 2016
  5. Moshe ben David

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    So, to bring this up to date. I ended up getting a black Otterbox Symmetry Folio. I'll usually be carrying my mini iPad in a messenger or backpack; just wanted something to give a bit more protection. This case seems like it should do the trick; plus its not overly bulky. And by careful shopping between Amazon and Best Buy I got a reasonable deal on it!

    Thanks for all the feedback folks.

    fyi, my wife has an older iPad using a Smart Cover and a separately purchased case for the body. The cover is showing huge wear and tear; enough so I knew I wasn't going to that route!


    Moshe ben David
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  6. Old Soul

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    Otterbox Defender on my iPad. Life proof on iPhone.
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  7. Vartz04
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    Vartz04 Loaded Pockets

    Zagg keyboard case on iPad Air 2. Need to get a screen protector on it too.
  8. TKC

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    I have the Invisible Shield/Zagg "glass" screen protector on my iPhone & on my Mini iPad. I absolutely love it!!
  9. dml24

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    Cannot go wrong with an Otterbox product!
  10. trfkcop

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    Unicorn Beetle cases are awesome!!
  11. Z2KCT

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    Otterbox for my samsung tablet, and a body glove for my samsung because they do not make an otterbox for it.
  12. G.T.

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    I use Magpul cases on all of the devices I own that they make cases for. Have never had damage on anything since I started using them on my iPhone 3, whenever it was that it was released.
  13. SOS24

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    Ise Otterbox Defenders for both my iPhone and iPad. My favorite phone case was Case-Mate Tough Extreme but they stopped making it.
  14. irl314

    irl314 Loaded Pockets

    I've been using the urban armour gear case for my surface. Military drop tested, which is nice, and has a unique look to it as well.
  15. Badillac
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    Life proof on the iPad mini. On my phone just use some cheap Amazon case, works well.
  16. DIlan

    DIlan Loaded Pockets

    I strongly advise for getting a case with keyboard for heavy tablet use... I own some 8" Nextbok and whenever I need tablet for something more seriously than reading e-books I put it in this case.
  17. Fire Fighter

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    Same. Samsung tablet and iPhone.
  18. Rasthor

    Rasthor Loaded Pockets

    I'm using the Logitech keyboard case on my Samsung tablet.
  19. DIlan

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    Does otterbox case seem bulky sometimes?
  20. Fire Fighter

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    The Otterbox is bulky on my iPhone but the size is great especially when in use while firefighting, sports or any physical activity. However it is not mu h different in size if you have one of those folding flip cases to put your phone in.

    The Otterbox for my Samsung tablet (Tab A 9.7 with s-pen) is very comfortable to use and hold especially as my tablet is very thin. The Otterbox also comes with a removeable hardcover which doubles as a stand. With the cover on it is quite thick but this is so it meets drop and fall protection standards. It also has a built in acces point for the s-pen.

    I did not use my tablet for 7 days while waiting for delivery of my cover which is how important the cover is to me.