Apple iPad 2 rugged case showdown

Apple iPad 2 rugged case showdown

Summary: It's that time of year when the rain and wind impact our outside activities. The Apple iPad has thousands of applications and many are available for those of us working and playing in the outside environment. For coaches like myself, we need some kind of case to protect our devices while also allowing us to manage our teams in practice and games. I took a look at three different rugged iPad 2 cases and have selected a case that fits my needs.

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  • The iPad 2 is an expensive piece of gear and occasional drops are expected if you carry it around with you. Thankfully, the case was tested to withstand a drop of 6 feet to a concrete floor. I wasn't willing to test my $829 iPad 2 by dropping it myself, but feel free to do so yourself :)

  • There are sealed ports in the case and the sand/dust test conditions were 3 hours at up to 59 feet/second. I appreciate this protection since there are times when dirt is blowing around where I work.

  • If you are blowing through the woods on an ATV then you are likely subjecting your iPad to some heavy vibration. This test was conducted over 18 hours at 20-2000 Hz and the silicone piece helps absorb these vibrations.

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Topics: iPad, Apple, CXO, Mobility, IT Employment

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