You may not have much occasion to lug your iPad computer through airport security
, but if you travel at all with it, you may wish you had some sort of a cover or case for it as it bounces around in your vehicle or, perhaps, accompanies you on the subway. Not to worry -- there are a number of products that will safeguard your iPad or similar tablet computer when you're on the move.
Like this Pelican 1065
CC HardBack iPad Case
($42). I'm a big fan of Pelican cases
; as a SCUBA diver, I use my Pelican to protect my breathing gear, and my cameras. It takes a beating on a regular basis, and has never let me down. This crush-resistant iPad case will take lots of abuse without any damage to your computer. With a foam liner for extra security, the case has rustproof stainless steel hardware, is watertight to a depth of 3', and features a pressure-equalizing valve to make it easy to open at altitude, either in the mountains or on an airplane.
Do you own an iPad, and a boat? Or spend lots of time at the beach or pool? Got you covered. This iPad Waterproof Case
($40), by abz Cases, doesn't interfere with any of the touch screen functions -- including the two cameras -- and is fully submersible to 65'. That's not a problem, even if you should drop this protective case in the water, as it's positively buoyant and will pop back up to the surface. As for the beach -- if the case will keep water from your iPad, it will keep beach sand out, as well. Nice.
If all you need is just one additional level of protection for your iPad, you may like this Belkin iPad Carry Case
($17). Twin access zippers, a textured surface to allow for a firm grip on the case as you're heading out the door, and the lightweight, durable silicone and neoprene sleeve has a strategically located protective panel in the side so that your tablet doesn't take a debilitating lick. This protective case is perfect for short jaunts to the coffee shop, for example, or any place that doesn't call for flak jacket-level protection.
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