3 tips for getting started with your iPad 2

Whether you’re reading this from your precious iPad 2 or you’re still waiting for it to arrive, I can’t stress how important it is to keep your new gadget protected, especially if you’ve got kids around. I thought I’d put together three simple tips to help your keep your iPad 2 as safe and stylish as possible, so you and your family can enjoy it forever.

Or at least until they release the iPad 3.

1. Choose a case

GroveMade Bamboo iPad case

I remember opening the box to my first generation iPad and wondering how in the world anyone could use it without a case. We’ve recently posted about several iPad 2 cases, like the beautiful GroveMade bamboo case (above), that range from functional to funky. I love perusing online and then heading to my favorite gadget store to check them out in person.

2. Protect the screen

HD Anti-Glare film iPad screen protector

A screen protector is a great investment if you’ve got little hands touching your iPad. I still can’t believe how quickly those little fingerprints can cover the screen. We really like the HD Anti-Glare film iPad screen protector (left) which doesn’t seem to affect the touch screen responsiveness like some of the others we’ve seen.

3. Get a warranty

After plunking down a hearty load of cash for my iPad, you can bet I bought a warranty. Too bad I didn’t know about SquareTrade, a company that offers discount warranties that will cover your iPad 2 better than AppleCare. And with four kids in the house, you just never know what could happen, even if I had my iPad in a sealed bubble. -Kristen

Now that you’ve got your iPad protected, have some fun! We’ve got loads and loads of cool iPad apps just waiting for you to try.

Cool Mom Staff

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1 Comment

  • Reply April 24, 2011

    Aika

    Thanks for all the tips! Yes, it’s difficult to protect these gadgets when you have young kids at home. I’m delaying getting an iPad until my son is at least 3. Don’t think iPad can handle the damage done to the iPod Touch.

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