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Griffin Survivor case for the iPad 2 meets military standards for protection

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Griffin Survivor case for the iPad 2 meets military standards for protection
Whether you're prone to accidents, or just a little paranoid, tough cases are a must. And considering the almost laughably close relationship many people have with their Apple devices, a military-grade case for the iPad 2 isn't unreasonable.

The Griffin Survivor case for the iPad 2 follows in the footsteps of the similar case for the iPhone 4, which combines a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame with a thick, shock-absorbing silicone shell. An integrated screen protector keeps your vulnerable display safe, while hinged plug-covers keep out moisture and debris.

The Griffin Survivor was designed to meet U.S. Department of Defense standards. More specifically: the screen protector can withstand wind and rain (200mm for 1 hour), the device can be dropped from a height of 6 feet (1.8m), the ports resist sand and dust (18m/sec for 1 hour), and the device can endure vibration at 80 to 2000Hz for 18 hours.

Not that your decision will hinge on this, but there is also a flipout stand that functions in both portrait and landscape modes. For US$79.99, its' a relatively expensive case. But considering your overall investment (financial and emotional), it's well worth it.

source: Griffin via Pocket-lint
Griffin Survivor case for the iPad 2 meets military standards for protection

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posted on 15 Jun 2011, 02:28 3

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Kinda want one even though it makes my super thin ipad thick as a block of cheese

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 02:30

2. Masscow (unregistered)


Yeah, another way to milk those Apple ca$h COW ^_^

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 03:55 4

3. PhoneLuver (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I really enjoy the fact that I can buy accessories for my iProducts. The beauty of them is that in most cases I can use them for old, current and upcoming models.

It's something other manufacturers can learn from. Create standards and stick to them! I'm sure Android owners would love to buy a cradle, HDMI cables, FM transmitter, car charger etc as well.. But not for EVERY new device they buy!

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 09:57

4. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Griffin makes some good quality cases. I've had the Griffin Reveal case for the iPhone 4 for 9 months. Still looks new and has a good grip so you don't drop the phone, and it doesn't slide around when set down. Kudos to Griffin for making quality products!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 22:06

5. Tommason (unregistered)


Bought it today. Main weakness are the hinge stand doesn't hold well just tap it and it will fall plus can only b used for landscape mode viewing not typing . Other weakness is u need to open and hold the rubber to use camera. Lastly, weight is too heavy so u will get tired faster while holding it.

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 11:14

6. deployed_soldier (unregistered)


I have this case. I'm currently serving in Afghanistan and the case holds up. I use the Ipad daily.Sure it makes the iPad thicker, heavier, and less sexy ... but it's still in one piece and is protected from all the sand and dust over here.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 23:28

7. DavidS (unregistered)


You dont have to hold the rubber covers to use the camera or keep the speaker open. There are slots in the hard case that the rubber covers have plugs to go in and be held open. You have to push them and check the fit, but they seem to work.

This case does not make the iPad 2 any heavier. This case is lighter than allot of other cases. The iPpad 2 is just heavier than most people think it is. The bulk of the case leads to a false perception the case is what is making it heavy.

I actually like the bulk of the case as the iPad 2 without a case is not comfortable to hold.

My only compliant is that again manufactures assume that all cables and adapters are the same size. The Apple HDMI adapter will not fit when this case is on. The HDMI adapter is about 1/8 inch wider than the standard USB data/power connecter. This could have been addressed as it is a standard Apple cable and they only needed to make the slot less than 1 / 4 inch wider. I am sure the Apple Camera adaptors will not work either. With this case this is an issue because you are not going to want to take the iPad 2 out of the case all the time. The silicon cover is form fitted to slots in the hard case.

It is a good case but the price is wrong. These cases are worth $29 at best ($20 for quality and $9 for materials), but all Apple stuff is over priced.

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