1. mrguilt's Avatar

    Trying to decide if I can have my iPad with me when I bike commute. I have a backpack I currently use to carry clothes, notebooks, etc. the part against my back is fairly well padded (it was designed to also carry laptops). The iPad would, in some sort of padded case, go in that compartment (closest my back), followed by a notebook and clothes in that compartment. My lock (a cable lock) would be in the outermost compartment.

    With the clothes in the middle, I don't think the lock will bounce against the iPad too much. However, do you think I'm OK biking to/from work in this configuration, or do I need to do something extra?

    The iPad doesn't have to come with me--just nice to have. Also, I'm looking to keep it safe on normal runs--if I get in an accident, I'll likely have bigger worries.
    Last edited by mrguilt; 05-24-2010 at 03:38 PM.
    05-24-2010 11:27 AM
  2. Dyvim's Avatar
    Sounds like you'll be fine. I'd say that the notebook is the weak link there, not the iPad (which seems to be incredibly sturdy). I chuck mine in my backpack or diaper bag in just the Apple Case all the time. My 40-lb toddler has even walked on the iPad screen (and not gently either) to no ill effect.
    05-24-2010 03:09 PM
  3. mrguilt's Avatar

    Notebook is a paper notebook, so I'm not too worried about that.
    05-24-2010 03:39 PM
  4. bconley007's Avatar
    if you keep it in a protective sleeve and then in your backpack, you should be fine
    05-24-2010 04:47 PM
  5. Lotus Esprit V8's Avatar
    Keep it in an Apple case as they provide amazingly durable protection for the device.
    05-24-2010 09:00 PM
  6. 9ki's Avatar
    It sounds to me like it would be fine just inside a normal carrying case while you have it in the back pack. Considering the compartment was designed for laptops to begin with. The laptop bag I had came with about 2 inches of firm, but flexible padding around the laptop compartment, it would have been more than enough to save an iPad.
    05-25-2010 03:12 AM
  7. Dyvim's Avatar
    Notebook is a paper notebook, so I'm not too worried about that.
    Can you tell I spend too much time on tech blogs? :o

    But still, in a padded case within your backpack, I'm sure it will be just fine.
    05-26-2010 09:51 AM
  8. geomashable's Avatar
    it seems apple should come up with best solution for this problem..
    05-29-2010 07:23 AM