A Case for the iPad
I’m not going to write about the iPad here. Enough has been written about that already. No, I want to talk about the iPad case. Now, I have an iPad 1 with the Apple case, so I cannot comment on the iPad 2 and it’s smart covers.
During my Internet wanderings I often see examples of beautiful workspaces with large Cinema Displays, iMacs, MacBooks Pro and Air, and of course the ubiquitous iPad. Fantastic slices of aluminium and black.
"Why does my iPad look so dull?" I thought to myself. Of course, the case! I removed the case and took the opportunity to clean both it and the iPad. Boy, the iPad looks so much better out of its case. Naked, if you will. However, and here’s the rub, it was much more difficult to hold and use. It took more effort to grip the device and it had no built in way of supporting it at an angle such as the Apple case offers.
I couldn’t wait to get it back in its black cover. Once I did I realised how the cover enabled me to hold it. Mostly, I fold the cover back and hang it over my left index finger, with my thumb just holding it in place over the top left corner. I cannot hold it like this without the case. Naked, the ipad is slippery, hence more effort to grip it. The cover has just enough texture to help with gripping. Secondly of course, the cover has the support at an angle option. This is great, but also I often balance the iPad at a higher angle when I’m sat at a table by simply balancing it on the cover’s edge.
Do you use yours without a case?