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4 Ways to Protect the Back of the iPad 2

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By now you’re one of a half million iPad 2 owners asking yourself how you protect the back of the iPad 2. We have three of the best ways to protect the back of your iPad 2 without losing the slim form or giving up the Smart Cover.

Check Out our iPad 2 Review.

Yes, the Smart Cover is “smart” and can hang your iPad on the fridge, but it leaves the back of your iPad 2 open to all types of scratches from counters, tables and all the other gadgets in your bag.

Have you heard the noise the back of the iPad 2 makes when scraped against the MacBook Air? It’s not pretty, so why not protect your iPad 2 from scratches with one of the following solutions.

Clear iPad 2 Back Protection

iPad 2 back protection

Wrapsol Ipad 2 Protection

Wrapsol – for $39.99 Wrapsol will wrap up your iPad 2 front to back and side to side with thin yet durable 3M coating like that found on Formula one cars. If you want to see what this protective fill can handle, check out some of these crazy Wrapsol videos on YouTube.

We’ll have some covers in for review soon.

zagg ipad 2 invisible shield

Zagg invisibleShield iPad 2 Protection

Zagg invisibleShield – a go to protection film for many iPhone and iPad owners, the Zagg invisibleShield offers a clear protection for your iPad 2 covering the delicate backside and even covering the screen for $39.99 or if you only want the back coverage, put up $29.99.

iPad 2 Rear Protection With Style

iPad 2 Gelaskins

iPad 2 Protection Skin With Design

Gelaskins – Starting at just $24.99 you can cover the back of your ipad 2 with one of TK designs from designers, Natural Geographic, Marvel and others. Or, if you want, upload your own design and choose from front and back protection or go with the $20 iPad 2 back only option which offers beautiful and affordable protection. We’ve taken keys to the Gelaskins iPad protective film without any issues.

Zaggskins – Zagg also offers a gadget skin for the iPad 2, though only the WiFi model, starting at $34.99. You can choose from a range of designs including abstract, sports, holidays and more; or create your own skin. If you want to add front protection the total price jumps up to $64.98.

We like these options because they allow you to maintain the slim form of the iPad 2 and work with the Smart Cover, without leaving the back of the iPad 2 open to scratching.

Not only will you be a bit more relaxed with a protective back on your iPad 2, you’ll also be in a better position when you try to sell the it before the iPad 3 comes out.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

18 Comments

  1. Keithb7875

    03/21/2011 at 3:16 pm

    I think you meant to say “you’re” one of half a million not “your”

  2. Bill

    03/21/2011 at 3:22 pm

    I will wait for a real leather case, not paying $40.00 for a piece of plastic! you just as well keep it in the plastic it came in.

  3. chris hickie

    03/21/2011 at 7:49 pm

    couldn’t you just put some strips of sticky felt (or moleskin) on the back if you don’t feel like shelling 30+ bucks for one of these solutions?

  4. lemon

    03/22/2011 at 3:04 am

    Hmm, I would like to choose the cheapest way, as I always find cost little or free tips for my iPad enjoying.

  5. Blacklexuss530

    03/22/2011 at 3:04 am

    Come on! What is another 30+ bucks when you’ve already spend that much on the unit?

  6. Blacklexuss530

    03/22/2011 at 3:04 am

    Come on! What is another 30+ bucks when you’ve already spend that much on the unit?

  7. VuLN

    03/23/2011 at 3:50 pm

    Ok. thank post.

  8. Layback716

    04/16/2011 at 10:28 pm

    What I did, was to go to Staples and buy a pack of Clean Window Decal..10 sheets and cut to the size I need to cover the back of my Ipad 2, still the time I find what I would like to buy or when something catch my eye. It work great..some air bubbles..and you can take it off and place it back on.

  9. BenjaMan

    04/17/2011 at 1:49 pm

    I’m not really fond of some of these trivial accessories. Moreover, some of them are so worthless, it’s laughable.
    InvisibleShield costs like how much?
    Like $30.
    Now what is in InvsibleShield which is advantageous or special in any little way?
    Nothing.
    So someone goes on ebay and spends thirty dollars and anxiously waits days for a piece of plastic to arrive, and then spends an exasperating hour to stick it on their phone’s screen. InvisibleShield has a really frustrating installation process, so good luck using all that brain energy over a piece of plastic.
    I’ve never been fond of these things anyway, but I gotta tell ya, some of them are worth it. I’m not saying all are worthless, I use Gadgetshieldz though. I don’t consider it useless because it really does have a strong, scratch proof layer, and it only cost 7 bucks.

  10. Tablet Cases

    07/25/2011 at 7:58 am

    that wrapsol protector looks ridiculous…and good. expensive though. for a sheet of see through material? pfff

  11. idea88

    07/28/2011 at 5:40 am

    “I will wait for a real leather case, not paying $40.00 for a piece of plastic! you just as well keep it in the plastic it came in.”
     Most of the apple cases are good,but I don’t know what kind of case you got,I found a good website:www.1ideacase.com,the products are very attractive…

  12. Hydra Buddy

    12/11/2011 at 3:15 am

    You can protect your gadgets with hydraskins! :D http://www.hydrasksins.com

  13. Peace

    03/04/2012 at 12:29 pm

    Best option is to go for Zagg invisible because they are of great quality and also you cannot even judge closely that there is some skin on the tablet or not. 

  14. Bachelor360

    03/18/2012 at 9:23 pm

    try stickerboy.net, they have the best

  15. oceaneagle

    06/21/2012 at 12:27 pm

    Anyone tried just wrapping the back in Cling Film? Smoothing it on then trimming the surplus.

  16. Mink

    07/18/2012 at 2:26 pm

    Cling Film? Like that thin plastic stuff mom puts on mac&cheese? Not on my iPad lol. These guys asking $30 – 60 bucks for a 10×8 sheet of clear plastic are out of their minds!! The only business they get are the clueless people that get snagged by salesmen during the purchase. Same with the $45 cases for phones…just dumb. If you can make it out of the store and home to a computer, you should be able to trim $20 from any of these crooks.
    I like the window decal tip, same stuff, you just have to cut it to size yourself…easy enough.

  17. Mink

    07/18/2012 at 2:28 pm

    By “during the purchase” I meant while they are buying an iPad or phone

  18. TMe

    07/19/2012 at 9:45 pm

    I got this one and I love it. Aluminum color, very low profile. http://www.luvvitt.com/index.php/skins/luvvitt-ipad-skins-ipad-back-protectors-gorilla.html

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