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    Best iPad case for Bike Commuting?

    How many iPad users out there carry them on your bikes? What case/skin/sleeve do you use?

    I'm looking at the Otterbox Defender series, I use their case on my cell phone after watching one skip down I-90 at freeway speeds and survive.
    Otterbox iPad Defender
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    They gave me an iPad at work, because they had me build a web app that targets it. They also asked me to be sure it doesn't get stolen at night, but we don't have keys to our desks or cabinets, so this means mine comes and goes with me. I put it in a pannier, and try not to crash. I wrap a jacket or sweater around it for some cushioning, which has worked out since it doesn't get any shock except road buzz.

    I assume you just mean transporting it, and not mounting it to the bars...?
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    I assume you just mean transporting it, and not mounting it to the bars...?
    Yes, just carrying it, not using it while riding. Though it would make a really nice GPS map system for touring....
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jputnam/collections/72157604835074312/

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    Best thing to do with an ipad before a ride, scratch that, before doing anything with it.

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    iPocket works best for iPad:

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    A Pelican Case? or
    Thickly foam lined Pannier , surround the Electronic treasure with Bubble wrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jputnam View Post
    Yes, just carrying it, not using it while riding. Though it would make a really nice GPS map system for touring....
    I saw a picture on the never-wrong internet of somebody doing that. Also, this may be an iPad?

    Don't believe everything you think.

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    I dont know if its the "best", but I have this one
    http://www.amazon.com/Incase-Protect...047754&sr=8-10

    I put it in my bag between my clothes. I like it because where the iPad tapers off around the edges, the case gets thicker so you can set it on a table and it sits flat. This design also give the most protection at the corners and edges where its needed most. The screen is not covered in any way though, so if you drop it face down and it lands on a smaller, hard object, its toast. The downside of this case is that the rubber seems to attract dirt and junk.

    I have pondered mounting it somehow - nice big screen for gps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by math is fun View Post
    Best thing to do with an ipad before a ride, scratch that, before doing anything with it.
    This is the most un-funny and stupid iPad joke I've seen yet...

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    Mine is inside the standard Apple case and before putting it in a pannier I put it in this. It's a case for a 10" netbook, fits great and keeps it safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    This is the most un-funny and stupid iPad joke I've seen yet...
    But will it Blend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    A Pelican Case? or
    Thickly foam lined Pannier , surround the Electronic treasure with Bubble wrap.
    Well, my commuter pannier already is a Pelican case,


    Pelican Commuter Pannier 1 by joshua_putnam, on Flickr

    But the iPad shares space with clothes, laptop, phone, keys, spare glasses, etc. (Yes, too much tech stuff, but I'm in marketing communications so it's better to bike with all that stuff than to stay in front of my computer in the office.)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jputnam/collections/72157604835074312/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    But will it Blend?
    I wonder if this guy's **** will blend... He should definitely try that.

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    I have the Timbuk2 Handlebar bag, which fits the iPad just perfectly: http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/...m_term=product
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    I never understood the fascination with "Will it blend?" or any other show that basically achieves comedy through the destruction of any highly sought after/ expensive product. It seems like people just do it for the shock and awe factor.

    Always has seemed stupid to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    I wonder if this guy's **** will blend... He should definitely try that.
    Quote Originally Posted by dnuzzomueller View Post
    I never understood the fascination with "Will it blend?" or any other show that basically achieves comedy through the destruction of any highly sought after/ expensive product. It seems like people just do it for the shock and awe factor.

    Always has seemed stupid to me...
    I use to think the best part was watching what ever it is get destroyed.

    Recently I have changed my mind and I think the best part about it is how many people get bent out of shape about it.

    You guys would really love the Annual cutting of the Jet Ski that goes on a Yamaha next door to my office (well old office as we moved last last week).
    Yamaha takes a Sawzall and cut all their 2010 show and photo demos in half. Absolutely nothing wrong with them other then being greasy from oiled up models crawling all over them..

    Few years ago I watched the Orange Chevrolet extended cab truck that was BFG's advertising truck seen in all the 4x4 magazines and also was in several "Trucks" episodes get stripped down and sent back to GM on a roll back. It was 2 years old.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dnuzzomueller View Post
    I never understood the fascination with "Will it blend?" or any other show that basically achieves comedy through the destruction of any highly sought after/ expensive product. It seems like people just do it for the shock and awe factor.

    Always has seemed stupid to me...
    Because blending stuff to dust is AWESOME!

    Besides, with a few million iPads already in users' hands, I think one can be blended without causing the seas to boil.

    Anyway, I just stick my iPad in my pannier or whatever I'm using. It's also got a leather case from SGP that my wife got for me:
    http://www.sgpstore.com/laptop/apple...on-series.html

    And, it'll also fit inside a "fül" laptop-iPad carrying bag -- which I'm having a hard time finding online so I could post a link. It fits a 15" laptop and iPad in separate bags, and the iPad bag zips onto the laptop bag so you can carry both easily.

    Oh, duh, I should just type in "ful.com" and see what comes up:
    http://shop.ful.com/productdetails.c...re&line=2-in-1

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