By now, you must probably be admiring your shiny new iPad and must be in awe with it. The iPad is neatly designed and protecting it is one heavy task. Dread the day, when you accidentally drop it and it breaks down into pieces. Apple did keep that in mind while designing the iPad and it is quite scratch resistance. For extra protection, you could purchase a $39 Apple case, which is almost rubber like and does not succeed in its task.