iPhone Life magazine

Latest ipad cases blogs

Top 7 Rugged and Extreme-Duty iPad mini Cases

image

Update 12/16/2013: Check out Siva's new roundup of rugged cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

With the introduction of the iPad mini last year, Apple once again changed the way we interact with mobile technology. Smaller and more portable than its more cumbersome older sibling, the iPad mini is a device designed to come with us wherever we may wander. As a result of the mini's superior portability, it's also far more likely to be in the line of fire.

At such times, a reliable protective case not only comes in handy to ward off scratches and scrapes. A good, heavy-duty protective case can make the difference between a catastrophic, life-ending event for your iDevice and a mere bump in the road. With that in mind, check out these ultra-protective iPad mini cases, each with its own unique features and advantages, yet all designed to absorb and redirect the shock and potential damage your valuable iPad mini will likely encounter.



iPlifier & Ampjacket: 2 Acoustic iOS Accessories Designed to Crank Up the Volume

image

The iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are great music players, especially if you're using headphones, but the speaker placement in all of these devices is problematic. By directing sound straight down, it doesn't reach the user's ears as well as if the speakers were pointed forward. I've tried gadgets like SoundJaw, which uses physics to redirect audio towards the user, but that don't typically accommodate cases. Enter iPlifier, a Kickstarter project that plugs into the lightning dock. Even if your iPhone is in a typical case, the device directs audio to the user.



Belkin Thunderstorm Delivers Home Theater Sound with iPad

image

The Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater ($199.99) is a rechargeable case for the iPad 2 and 3rd Generation that packs enough sonic punch to knock you out of your seat. Admittedly pricey, this audio accessory from Belkin offers quality and intense portable sound through Audifi digital signal processing, making movies and games immersive fun. This product can also solve the dilemma of buying a separate case, stand, battery and speaker.



Top 2 iPad Cases with Organic & Natural Feel

image

I love nothing more than iDevice products constructed of natural and organic materials. The feel and durability of accessories made from natural materials is comforting to the touch and a welcome modification to our otherwise cold, hard, metal and glass iDevices. So if you're looking to add an element of natural elegance to your iPad, I have a couple of great products to share with you. 



Boa Courier 10 by Booq: Top Reasons You'll Love this iPad Bag

image

 

If you’re in the market for a bag to carry your decked out iPad tablet, you may find the right mix of qualities in Booq's Boa Courier 10 ($99.95) messenger bag.



Adventure-Proof Your iPad mini: G-Form XTREME Cases

image

The Adventure-Proof series examines and reviews the best in rugged iOS gear, apps, and accessories to help iDevice users enjoy outdoor adventures with their mobile tech safely in tow.



Mapi Cases Does it Again, iPad Mini Style

image

I know I'm not the only one who's downsized from a full-sized iPad to an iPad mini. But at least initially, the newer mini couldn't keep up with the plethora of cases available for the larger iPad. Fortunately, case makers like Mapi Cases are now coming out with a nice selection, including the late Soli Leather Mini iPad Case ($120).



Treat your iPad mini with Cases by Kavaj

image

I "downsized" from a full size iPad in favor of the iPad mini, because it's a pleasure to carry around the mini compared to the somewhat burdensome iPad. But when I added a case to my mini, it became bulky again.

I still prefer a case to protect my valuable device from scratches, but also for comfort and style. Thankfully, the folks at Kavaj have created a set of luxurious cases that add minimal bulk yet perform admirably. Because they use high quality leather, each case is unique and may take some time to stretch and adjust to fit the iPad mini precisely, allowing for the power button to work, for example.



Tough Xtreme by Case-Mate: Xtreme protection for the iPad mini

image

 

I am notoriously hard on my iDevices. I carry them with me everywhere, which includes some rough terrain and adventurous situations. I have been consistently impressed with the performance and handling of Case-Mate Tough Xtreme cases, and specifically, the Case-Mate Tough Xtreme for the ultra-portable iPad mini.



Apple's Rugged-Couture Demographic

image

 

 

It's not surprising really, when you think about it; the fact that in the past few years, right along with the explosion in popularity of the iPhone, we have seen a corresponding boom in the popularity of hardy gear designed to keep your mobile device safe in all circumstances, extreme or mundane, and look good while doing so too. It has a lot to do with what the Apple brand represents, and with the demographic Apple targets.



Best iPad Cases, Reviews: iPad Cases, Covers and Sleeves

When searching for the best iPad cases, covers or sleeves, you always look to find the best that fits your needs.  Cases should not only protect your tablet, but it should also show a glimpse into your personailty.  Articles like the Go Ahead and Brag, with Braggables.com, can help to illuminate what that is.

While you strive to cover your basic needs, you also look for cases that are practical and safe.  The Griffin TechSafe Case for iPad 2 Review is a perfect example of when you simply want an iPad case that will work, while at the same time keep your investment safe.  Although, perhaps you don't need a case that is built for trade shows and you only wish to protect your tablet while going through your daily activities or travels.  The best iPad cases, like the Piel Framma, can help show one of the possible options that can provide an elegant or simple design.  The Maroo iPad Case is another example of practicality meets fashionable.  Either way, we are confident that our website will guide you to the best cases, covers or sleeves that you want and need.

Another thought to have when considering what cases or cover you want to buy is whether or not it will fit into your car mount.  There are several car mounts that won't allow for your device to be in both the mount and its case.  So obviously you will need to make sure that the case is compatible.  Or perhaps your will always carry your device and want a cover with a handle.  Handles on the back can make it safer to hold, but some may not want the extra bulk.  These trade offs can help you to see what kind of cover you may want.

What ever your style may be, you can find more than enough here at iPhone Life.