The Apple iPad 2 is sleek, lightweight, and easy to carry around. However, it's also an expensive piece of equipment that you should take steps to protect. In addition to adding an ultra-thin, clear protective film over the tablet's screen, which will help reduce smudges and the chance of cracks or damage, consider investing in a stylish and protective case for your iPad 2 that can be used when it's being transported as well as while it's in use.
Protective Films and Skins for Your iPad 2
Protective films for the iPad 2's screen can be purchased from a variety of companies, including Zagg (http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield), 3M (http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/SDP_NaturalView/screenprotector/cell-screen-protector/apple-products/?WT.srch=1&WT.mc_id=nv_q42010_39), and Gadget Guard (http://www.gadgetguard.com).
Plan to spend about $30.00 for this highly recommended protective accessory, which should be used in conjunction with a case or screen cover.
While protecting your iPad 2's screen at all times is important, you can also apply an optional, removable, ultra-thin protective skin on the back and sides of your tablet. Several companies offer clear protective films that cover the entire tablet.
However, companies such as Decal Girl (http://www.decalgirl.com), SkinIt (http://www.skinit.com) and GelaSkins (http://www.gelaskins.com) offer full-color graphic designs on their removable iPad 2 skins that allow you to showcase your own personal style, while decorating and protecting your tablet with an extremely thin and durable vinyl decal. In fact, several of these companies even allow you to create custom skins using your own digital photos for the ultimate in personalization.