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Old 21-12-2012, 17:22   #1
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I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

I apologize if this has been discussed before but after searching for a waterproof case for my ipad I tried a zip lock bag which works well.
Any reasons not to use them?

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Old 21-12-2012, 17:32   #2
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

The only bad bit is you save money. Apple wont approve.

I use Glad wrap as my screen cover.
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Old 21-12-2012, 20:19   #3
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

Get a Pelican i1075 case.

Amazon.com: Pelican Products i1075 HardBack Case with iPad Insert (1070-005-110): Computers & Accessories

Or are you using it in the waterproof case? There is this option for that:

iPad Case Overview | LifeProof

Or you can get both.

If you are going for a cheap option, then the bag folded over snug and taped neatly with waterproof tape on the back would be a solution.
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Old 21-12-2012, 20:55   #4
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

A couple of weeks ago I took a canoe trip down the Turner River in Florida. Not being a great canoist I put my iPhone in a zip lock bag. I went in the water three times with the phone in my pocket. The phone still works. I used a bag I found in the receiving department at my store. It's a little thicker plastic than a sandwich bag and fits the phone better. I think I'll label them as iPhone cases and sell them for ten bucks!
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Old 21-12-2012, 21:10   #5
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

We added a remote monitor on deck and covered it with a bread bag secured with gray tape.
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Old 21-12-2012, 21:37   #6
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We have always used ziplock bags with our iPad without any ill effects. We replace the bag every few days because with lots of handling it looses some of its transparency.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:00   #7
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

Ugh. Pinching pennies to protect a $4-800 piece of electronics with a ziplock? Or an old bread bag? Seriously? Just get a real case. We have a Lifeproof for ours, and I have one for my iPhone as well. Just makes life easier, not having to worry.
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

ZipLock bags on a iPad works like a charm. Do it all the time.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:07   #9
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

Wife is big on using zip lock bags on her phones to protect them from water.

She is on #4 now.
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

Secret tip: With any waterproof bag put something that absorbs water in the bag to catch any drops that get in. A folder paper towel, piece of carton, small towel, etc.
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She did, the phone!
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

I just saw an ad in a boating magazine for a new iPhone (or maybe it was iPad) waterproof case made by SealLine. No further info...

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Ziplock Rocks....
I use the heavy duty version for clothes, notebook, phones etc...
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Re: I Pad in Zip Lock Bag?..........

Aside from the pinholes and perforations that Ziplock bags will get after several days? Some of them aren't fused properly when they are made, and sometimes they leak.

I'd look for a proper waterproof vinyl pouch, from EWAMarine or a computer case company. Not very expensive, and much better protection.
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