If you are purchasing (or have purchased) an iPad, I can not stress enough the importance of having a good case. My 5 year old son dropped and shattered ours and so we had to replace it. If I’d had a better case for it, I know that it would never have happened. I’ve looked at many, but the one I went with (and pleased with) is an Otterbox Defender Series case.
Right now, you can order one from Amazon for $50.37 shipped — which is a savings of 44% off of the retail price. This item is worth every penny even if you had to pay full price for it! I highly recommend this one!!!