While the phone case industry is dominated by big players such as Otterbox, there are a number of new contenders in the arena. One such company is Urban Armor Gear, which was founded in 2011.
UAG makes cases for the Apple iPhone and iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 6, HTC One, and for all three versions of the Microsoft Surface Pro. The company specializes in rugged, drop-proof cases for smartphones and tablets. Every case they make passes the MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test for shock impact. They recently sent one of their cases to the edge of space via a high-altitude balloon, and it survived!
Urban Armor cases feature a raised edge that keeps the screen and back free from contact with surfaces that might cause scratches. They also feature oversized cutouts for connecting headphones and charging cables.
Body Glove is famous for surfing gear and wetsuits, which provide swimmers and surfers with an extra layer of protection against the elements. Their newest product is rugged phone cases, which give smartphone owners an extra layer of protection for their devices.
Let’s be honest: most of the “rugged” phone cases on the market add a lot of bulk to your sleek device. With chunky corners and grippy rubber backings, most “bumper” cases feel like keeping a small brick in your pocket.
Well, that’s where Body Glove stands apart from the competition. Their new line of smartphone cases offer the sturdy protection of a rugged case in a slim shape that’s not at all bulky! Let’s take a moment to focus on two cases which I checked out in depth at CES 2014.
If you are an iPad mini user you may want to check out New Trent’s freshly released Airbender case for iPad mini which includes a fully functional keyboard. Made from a thermoplastic hardshell composition, the New Trent Airbender case is water resistant and offers full cover protection. According to the brand, it can withstand both the downpour of the rain and being submerged into shallow water. Its full cover protection includes a polycarbonate shell and silicone protective layer, which makes sure your lock switch, earphone port, and on/off button all safely sealed even when your iPad mini gets soaked. It also has a small plastic window to keep your rear camera covered and a transparent plastic cover for your screen.
These days, it’s common to see a toddler playing with an iPad like a teenager. In YouTube, several viral videos of babies getting very frustrated because their magazines won’t swipe have caught our attention. Consequently, there has been a huge increase in the number of apps dedicated solely for the little ones. It’s no surprise then that mobile accessories specifically designed for kid users have emerged – just in time for the opening of classes!
If your kid can’t get his hands off of your iPad Mini, at least make sure your tablet is well protected with a SafeGrip Case, a product by Kensington.