Urban Armor Gear Rugged iPad Pro Case provides superior protection with unique style.
There are a lot of different cases out there for iPads. I’ve tried a lot of them out before. My preference in the past has been cases that provide an attached keyboard or a simple sleeve. This one from Urban Armor Gear is the rugged variety and it’s not like anything I’ve ever used before.
Admittedly, I’ve not tested out Urban Armor Gear products before and I have been looking forward to it very much. On their website, they state that they are ‘inspired by a sense of adventure, our distinctive cases are engineered to protect your gear from the rigors of a mobile lifestyle and enhance the utility of your device.’ Their composite cases are designed for the rugged lifestyle. They have a hard outer shell paired with a soft impact resistant core. The last piece of the rugged case puzzle is the HD adhesive screen protector. This combination is meant to provide 360º protection for your mobile devices.
When looking for protection for the iPad Pro, I thought this ultra-protective option might be great for an active lifestyle. Now, even though UAG designs their cases with the above standard in mind, the iPad Pro case was designed a bit differently. First, It’s constructed with an impact-resistant soft core and Frogskin exterior non-slip grip. It also has an aluminum stand that allows for five different angular positions and portrait viewing mode. There is a built-in Apple Pencil holder and the case is compatible with the Apple Smart Keyboard. The Rugged iPad Pro case also meets military drop-test standards when used in conjunction with a Smart Cover or Smart Keyboard. There are three color options for the Rugged iPad Pro case – Cobalt, Magma, and Black. On the surface, this case seems to meet a lot of safety standards that one would hope for in a active lifestyle.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS & TESTING
The packaging of the Rugged iPad Pro case is somewhat bland. It’s definitely designed with the retail setting in mind because it has a hanging hook on it. The front of the packaging has a hex shape carved out so potential buyers can feel the texture of the case. After removing the case from the packaging, I found that it reminds me of much lesser quality ‘rugged’ cases for mobile devices. This rugged case definitely feels high-quality when you hold it in your hands. Installation is easy as the softer Frogskin allows for some give as it wraps around the corners of the iPad. With this type of case, I recommend starting with the side of the device that has the most buttons and gently working your way around the device. This helps to prevent damage to the device.
Once I had the case on the iPad Pro, I couldn’t help but notice that the iPad had become much heavier. This was odd because separately, they didn’t seem to weigh much. I really love the different angles that are available for viewing with this case. They are all wonderful for viewing media and typing (along with the Smart Keyboard). I also really like that there is a place for the Apple Pencil. The aluminum stand also creates the option for portrait viewing, too. You simply have to turn the iPad on its end. The stand clicks into place when not in use. The case is compatible with the Apple Smart Keyboard when you remove the side panel. This exposes the Smart Connector and allows for the keyboard to be attached.
The Rugged Rugged iPad Pro Case is great to those with actives lifestyles. It provides great protection and comes in vibrant colors. I love that they designed it to work with the existing Apple accessories instead of against them. This is a great choice for people who are a little rougher on their devices.
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