Review: Runnur's Over-Shoulder iPad Carrying Case

Sling Case

I've always admired the RUNNUR bandolier-style messenger bags when I've seen them at various tradeshows. At the recent New York City Comicon, I saw RUNNUR's exhibit and noticed an iPad-specific offering, which I was fortunate enough to try. The Shoulder Sling Case ($60) is a nylon case for an iPad or iPad mini, with the screen exposed for easy access. There are four different D-ring metal loops to connect the included padded strap. There's a handy hand grip that also doubles as a stand.

Sling Case

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I liked that the Shoulder Sling Case offers easy access to the iPad while the wearer is on the go and that there are models for the full-size iPad and for the iPad mini. I also liked the customization options so you can "wear" it as you like. Plus there are zippered compartments sized just right for a USB charger and Lightning cable. The designers were smart enough to leave an opening for the camera, so you can use it in the case. However, the design does leave the screen exposed .

Pros

  • Easy access to iPad on the go
  • Models for iPad and iPad mini
  • Customization options
  • Compartments for charger and cable
  • Opening for camera
  • Handgrip doubles as a stand

Cons

  • Screen exposed
  • Could use more color choices

Final Verdict

The Shoulder Sling Case from RUNNUR is a great way for workers to keep their hands free while still having access to their iPad or iPad mini.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.