Not An Afterthought: Four Types of Cases That Redefine the iPad
iPad’s Time Usage
- Use of desktop computers is down for 35% iPad owners since they bought the device
- Use of laptops is also down since they bought an iPad at 39%
- 87% of owners are using it every day of the week
- 26% for half an hour to an hour per day
- 32% for 1-2 hours per day
- 24% for more than 2 hours a day.
Once you buy an iPad, you still have an important decision to make: the case. Whether you seek additional protection, personal style, or increased functionality, the case you choose is a big decision. Your choice of case can have a very real impact on your daily usage, and the right case can enhance your use of the device. Though the types of cases for the iPad and other tablets are very diverse, we are going to take a look at just a few representatives from four categories of cases: The Minimal, The Versatile, The Protector, and The Transformer.
The Minimal case appeals most to the gadgeteer who desires only a small degree of protection and doesn’t really want to personalize his or her iPad. These cases usually fit on the back of the case, and are used more for their ability to prevent scratches than for drop protection.
The Belkin Snap Shield falls into this category and offers either clear or colored plastic cases that simply snap in place to prevent scratches on the brushed aluminum back of the iPad. These cases are best suited for people who want to use the iPad as if there were no case at all, since they offer nothing to enhance the utility of the iPad. They protect, they personalize, and for some, that is all they want. These minimal cases allow the iPad experience to remain as “pure” as possible.Continued on the next page