Trident Aegis for iPad Air (Gallery)

Trident Aegis for iPad Air (Gallery)

Summary: The newest iPad Air case from Trident is a compromise between protection and style.

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  • iPad Air installed in Trident Aegis

    The iPad Air when installed in the Trident Aegis weighs approximately 27.1 ounces.

  • Trident Aegis for iPad Air, bottom view

    The bottom of the Aegis for iPad Air has a rubber tab protecting the Lightning charger port. The home button as well as most of the bezel area is left exposed.

  • Trident Aegis for iPad Air, side view

    The when enclosed in the Aegis the iPad Air volume control rocker is inset, whereas the power button is dimpled. Another rubber tab protects the mute lock switch.

Topics: iPad, Apple, Tablets

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  • typical stupid design from a case manufacturer

    in almost every case of the iphone & ipad cases; the manufacturer over designs the case and blows the lighter design new 'i' item... apple reduces the size of the ipad and trident screws it by making a 28 oz case; what part of great design doesn't trident understand they have NO CLUE
    amasys
    • I have to agree

      This thing pretty much blows away any size advantage of the iPad Air.

      And from the images, this thing would be hard to plug to anything. Even the regular lightning cable or a very thin headset. This thing is the most plug (not just dock) unfriendly case I have ever seen.
      wackoae
  • therin lies the problem

    I have owned an V1 Ipad since shortly after they were introduced, and I use it constantly. It is always in a case. Far too delicate and slippery as they come from the factory, lacking any way to hold them other than gripping them in your hand, the first thing to the wreck is the screen...... if it's not protected. A naked tablet is like a naked person........ indoors where the environment is warm and soft, everything is fine......... In the real world we wear quite a few pounds of protection! I just bought a 7" Android tablet to play with as I wanted camera and GPS. (Asus HT7), and have been using it without a case. Slippery, and the amount of care needed to avoid destroying it is a problem. (battery life and charge rate suck!). So in the end we take a super lightweight elegant device and are forced to pad and protect it to the point where it is the size of a netbook. Don't criticize these folks for making what people need and want to protect their investments! Who's going to carry around $700 worth of Ipad Air without protection??
    **owly**