Why the Case is So Important
The case is the most important iPad accessory you can buy. Not only is it critical for protecting your iPad, but the case you choose will also have a significant impact on how you use your iPad – or to put it another way, how useful your iPad is to you.
Of course one option is to not bother with a case at all and just use the iPad bare. It turns out that is not a great choice as you’re more likely to leave your iPad behind (at home or elsewhere), more likely to damage the iPad, and much less likely to take full advantage of its mobility.
When you’re considering which iPad case would be right for you, there are a number of different factors that deserve your attention:
- Design & Stand Modes
- Material & Build Quality
- Fashion & Appeal
- Mobility & Protection
- Your Unique Situation
Design & Stand Modes
There are 3 basic types of iPad “cases”. Covers that only cover the screen, cases that encase the iPad, and bags designed to hold the iPad. Many of the cases can transform into iPad stands at one or more angles, holding the ipad for you at a comfortable viewing or typing degree. Some of the more professionally oriented cases (such as portfolios) simply fold open and do not support stand modes. Some cases also include an organizer so important personal items can be carried with the iPad.
Material & Build Quality
The material that the iPad case is made out of will have a huge influence on how durable it is and how enjoyable it is to use. Plastic cases tend to be strong and cheap, but not enjoyable to use. Some cases feature composites or synthetic materials. And as you might expect, the most expensive cases are made of leather because it is both durable and enjoyable to use.
Fashion & Appeal
You want your case to be something that you’re proud to bring with you every where and show off. It should be appropriate for professional and personal use, and so appealing that you look for opportunities to pull it out and play with it.
Mobility & Protection
Bringing the case with you has to be convenient or it simply isn’t useful. A good case will make it convenient for you to take it with you anywhere you go, easy to access and use your iPad anytime and any place while you’re on the move, and keep your iPad secure and protected the whole time.
Your Unique Situation
Find and look at the picture of Steve Jobs introducing the iPad.
What do you think his vision was for the iPad? How did he expect people to use it? Why did he think it would be so revolutionary? Are you using your iPad to the full potential that Jobs envisioned?
Among other things the iPad is intended to give you an “awesome” mobile experience for web browsing, email, photos, video, music, games, and eBooks. Are you getting the most out of your iPad? Choose a case that will enable you to! Where do you like to listen to music? When do you do most of your reading? Think of the last time you wanted to share photos with someone. What about the last time you were bored and were looking to kill time with a fun game or funny videos.
Think about everything you want to be able to do with your iPad and choose an amazing case that will give it wings, transforming it into your digital sidekick and bringing all of the iPad super powers you paid for into your life.