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Griffin Survivor iPad case
If, like me, your iPad is regularly pulled from your grip by gravity, you're going to need a case that offers better protection for your investment. One of the most robust cases out there for the iPad is the Griffin Survivor.
Incredibly over-engineered, this case has been tested and certified to meet or exceed U.S. Department of Defense Standard (810F) and U.K. Ministry of Defense Standard (00-35), and is designed from the inside out to protect your iPad from a variety of extreme conditions, such as dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration and a whole host of other environmental factors.
Fits both the iPad 2, iPad 3, and also the new iPad 4 kitted out with the new Lightning dock connector.
Image credit: Griffin.
LifeProof Nüüd iPad case
Another incredibly over-engineered case -- but with a difference!
All iPad cases on the market that I have seen come with a built-in screen protector between you and the screen that significantly degrade the visual clarity of your iPad, not to mention have an air gap that interferes with the touch experience.
With Nüüd, there's nothing between you and the screen. And why should there be? The screen itself is made of glass and waterproof and dustproof.
Fits both the iPad 2, iPad 3, and the new iPad 4 kitted out with the new Lightning dock connector.
Price: from $99.99.
Image credit: LifeProof.
New Trent iGeek Dual Charger
One of the major drawbacks of relying on portable devices like the iPhone or iPad is that you're totally reliant on the built-in battery. Once that hits empty, you're done for the day. Fortunately, there are portable battery packs that allow you to keep your iPhone and iPad topped up throughout the day so they're always ready for action.
One such portable battery pack is the New Trent iGeek. This offers 9,900 mAh of power and it compatible with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 and the iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini (as well as any other device that can be charged from a USB port … as long as you have the appropriate cable). It's fitted with two USB ports so you can charge two devices simultaneously.
Image credit: New Trent.