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Interesting design for iPad protection
on February 7, 2013
What is in the box
4 rubber bumpers
Test cloth for submersion
Before you trust this device, you must see if this is seaworthy. Place the test cloth inside and submerge the case. If the cloth is dry, then you're set. If not, you'll need an exchange.
Using an iPad 4, I used the four rubber bumpers on the rear inside corners of the case. I snapped the case shut using the 5 rubber clasps.
Hard plastic frame with a polypropylene face and back. There are rubber seals in the seams. It adds some serious bulk in thickness and width so I don't see this as a full time use. Only with sitting in the jacuzzi or hot tub (or sitting by my pool) would I practically use it.
The touch screen works ok. However, there is no way to take up the slack so when you type you are pushing on "bubbles". The home button is accessible. There is a port for the headset. Aside from that, you don't have access to the power button, the toggle switch or the volume. There is no adapter for the charging plug, either. So it's essentially as use as you go item.
The headset jack protrudes out along the rear and I'm surprised that they didn't make this flush with the case.
The front and back are clear enough to allow use of the cameras.
It would work well if you're traveling and want to be poolside with the iPad. If you're swimming or wading in the pool and you cannot be without your Facebook or twitter account, then this is pretty good. The shear size makes it impractical for every day use. Typing is a pain. The buttons along the bottom of the virtual keyboard is harder to press because of the poor fit of the front film. I have increased my typographical errors typing this review for all of you to read, so typing efficiency drops.
It smells like one of those blow up beach balls and the film is likely made of the same material.
If dropped, it would likely dent the back of the iPad because of the placement of the speaker port. Poorly thought out in my opinion. However, this seems to beat an overpriced ziplock bag which is essentially what the other designs give you.
Sound transmission is actually decent. It sounds like it is actually louder because of how sound is reflected within the housing.
The camera works without a significant distortion or aberration despite the imperfection of incomplete contact.
This is far from perfect, as you have read, but I still like it. I won't ding the company too badly. At least they thought outside the box. Universal cases are never perfect for any one device.
If you're willing to put up with some of the quirks, then I think it's worth trying this out for the water faring, water daring electronic loving technophiles out there.
Eagle Vision still gives this a two thumbs up.