I can't believe how many people invest $300 or more on an iPad, and then just carry it around casually in their purse, or just by their hand, and don't even have a cover on it, let alone a case!
Yes, the screen is designed to resist scratching and stuff, but c'mon people, let's get real.
At the very least you need a cover, but an iPad keyboard case or iPad portfolio case are really the ways to go - something that totally surrounds your iPad and prevents it from being damaged - because let's face it, "if something can go wrong, it will." Better safe than sorry!
Take a look at these cases from icarryalls.
These are some sweet leather cases, and have room for a keyboard as well as the iPad itself. Yu can get an iPad keyboard case or an iPad portfolio case. (And of course that's not all, browse their entire website to see what else they have on offer.