Here is the ultimate protection for an iPad 2 and iPad 3 that you can get. Specially devised for the US military apparently, this is a seriously tough cover.
Griffin Technology who make this cover describe it in the following terms:
Tested and certified to meet or exceed US Department of Defense Standard 810F, Griffin’s Survivor Military-Duty Case is designed from the inside out to protect your iPad from extreme conditions … dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration and a host of other environmental factors. Survivor is built on a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged, shock absorbing silicone. A built-in screen protector seals your Multi-Touch display from the outside environment, while plugs seal the dock connector, camera lens, headphone port, hold switch and volume controls.
Seems to cover all possibilities doesn’t it?
As you can see from the specs and the photo, this cover will really offer your iPad total protection from just about any risk you might expose it to, including small children I would think.
Obviously it is aimed at people who are working in very extreme places, rather than people who simply commute to work every day on the bus, or who give their iPad to their 3 year old children, so soldiers, geologists, workers on huge building sites and others who get into the real and dirty world out there, and who work with iPads.
But given that its price is not that different to any other iPad protective cover, and it does look rather good too.. I suspect that many who lead rather less active lives would enjoy owning one of these covers…..
And it would make a great topic for chat at the bar too, if you think about it. And you could demonstrate how tough it is too by throwing your iPad onto the floor to show your drinking buddies how tough it is. Fun all round in other words.
- Independently tested and certified to meet conditions outlined in US Department of Defense MIL-STD-810F and UK Department of Defense Def-Stan 00-35
- Integral Display shield deflects wind and rain (Test: up to 200 mm/hr for 1 hour)
- Rigid internal frame protects against shocks and drops (Test: drop on flat concrete surface from 6′/1.8 m)
- Sealed ports block blown sand and dust (up to 18 m/sec for 1 hour)
- Silicone cladding blocks vibration (18 hrs at 20 to 2000 Hz)
Price: well, its “official” price is $79.90, but at Amazon you can get it for as little as $ 35
Where to get it: Amazon and from Griffin Technology direct.
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Does such an extremely tough iPad cover make sense to you? Could you use such a thing?