â€œCaseâ€ Study: Incipioâ€™s iPad Cases (pun intended!)
Accessories company â€˜Incipioâ€™ has unveiled its offering for the iPad. Itâ€™s an apparently â€˜durableâ€™ and â€˜anti staticâ€™ silicone cover â€“ available in a range of colors. The case is said to be extremely durable and form fitting, and from the pictures on Incipioâ€™s website, it certainly appears to be.
When choosing the best covering for your iPad you have to consider several things:
With a budget of under $50 youâ€™re likely only going to be able to purchase one or two cases. Although silicone is a great option, you may want to consider a hard case or something similar to Appleâ€™s official iPad case, so you can maximize all round protection.
If your iPadâ€™s just going to be sitting aroud at home; a good value, light case should be all you will need. If you plan on taking your iPad to work/college, youâ€™re going to need a pretty durable and screen covering case (maybe even a specialized backpack). If you have kids and know that they will always find your most prized gadgets then something [reasonably] waterproof and shock resistant will be needed â€“ jusâ€™ sayinâ€™.
I canâ€™t abide iPhone cases that cover the bezel. They block gestures, completely remove the product of its own beauty and turn your pocket sized marvel of technology into a brick. Same goes for the iPad. You will have to decide whether or not you choose ease-of-use over protection.
Will you be using your iPad for typing? â€“ if so, get a stand up case that you can lay on the table. Internet browsing? â€“ A simple silicone should be sufficient. Travel? â€“ A case with grip or serious protection. Home media? â€“ Maybe wait for a speaker stand, or case to be released.
There are several great case companies for all of the above. Insipioâ€™s new release is going to be durable and extremely handy. If youâ€™re like me and choose ease-of-use over the ultimate protection then, Insipio is your first port of call. Caution to the image conscious: Silicone cases are notorious for attracting lint. Insipio claims that their silicone cover is both anti-static and anti-slip. In my experience buying iPhone cases, Iâ€™ve found that silicone canâ€™t accomplish both. Weâ€™ll have to wait for Insipio to ship their covers before we can get a full hands on, but things are looking good for this cover.