Dr. Gonzo Has Left My iPad Again

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iPad Gelaskin Replaced

I’ve talked a lot about how much I love the combination of an Apple Smart Cover and an ultra-thin Gelaskin on the back of my iPad. I’ve also mentioned more than once that my favorite Gelaskin is the Vintage Gonzo drawing by Ralph Steadman.

This weekend I’ve removed Dr. Gonzo again, for the same reason as when I’ve done this in the past – a number of cases I want to spend more time with and review just don’t quite fit right with a Gelaskin on. It seems incredible that such a super thin skin could make a difference but many cases are designed with such precision that it does.

As you can see in the photo above, my removal process for Dr. Gonzo was not exactly a major surgical success. I think it’s safe to say the Doc won’t be putting in any more time as an effective skin. For now he’s been replaced by the fun Padintosh back cover case for the iPad that looks like a throwback Macintosh from way back in the day.

I’ve also got a BookBook for iPad and a few others lined up for use and review soon. When those reviews are done and dusted I’ll see about perhaps grabbing a new Gelaskin.

Patrick Jordan

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8 thoughts on “Dr. Gonzo Has Left My iPad Again

  1. I also bought the Padintosh cover. I put it on my iPad, but it made the iPad too heavy for the Logitech ultrathin keyboard case. I kept having “timber!” moments when the iPad was in the keyboard slot! I like the Padintosh so much though that I put it on the keyboard to protect that from scratches – well, more because I liked the case!

  2. I have iPad3 with the black carbon fiber skin on the backside and the Apple Smart Cover (same as I had with iPad2) and there isn’t any problem fitting with anything. I have the Logitech Ultrthin keyboard case and it fits perfectly….just as if the iPad was totally naked!
    So far, I am sold on the carbon fiber skin from BodyGyardz.

  3. If it’s made from the same 3M material that most of those are you can heat it with a hair dryer and it will go back to its original shape. I had one that was in similar shape after I took it off and I thought there was no way it would work but it really did.

  4. Patrick – Just wondering how the Padintosh is working out for you, after you’ve had a couple weeks to check it out? Does it protect fairly well, or does it feel simply ‘cosmetic’ (albeit, sooo very cool)? Also, would you comment on how well (or not) it works with the Smart Cover? I was all set to pull the trigger on a different back cover – the brand shall remain nameless – but has a reputation for their legendary protection – until I saw this. If it works well, that may seal the deal! Thanks! :o)
    p.s. – (R.I.P., Dr Gonzo…for now!)

    • Ha – thanks for the words on the dear departed Dr. Gonzo. :)

      The Padintosh is still on my iPad right now and had been for longer than any other back cover I’ve tried. So that may give you a hint as to what I think. Your question is well timed, as I’m planning to post a review of it today or tomorrow. I can say for now it works great with the smart cover. More soon …

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