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gatorbob
May 31, 2011, 09:38 AM
Anyone tried out the Griffin Survivor yet? Noticed it was in stock at my local Best Buy this weekend. It has a built-in "display shield" and was wondering how it impacts touch screen use.

https://store.griffintechnology.com/ipad/survivor



iphone4customer
May 31, 2011, 11:12 AM
Dunno how well this does in comparison with gumdrop or otterbox, but it's pretty cheap on amazon (35 bucks):

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Technology-GB02480-Survivor-IPAD2/dp/B004SPVZKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306858180&sr=8-1

gatorbob
May 31, 2011, 01:07 PM
Wow, that's a great deal. Looks like a nice rugged case. For $34.99, will pick one up.

jamesp57
May 31, 2011, 01:21 PM
Looks like a nice case. Wish there were more photos of it or an install manual.

iphone4customer
May 31, 2011, 01:27 PM
Looks like a nice case. Wish there were more photos of it or an install manual.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkEVxjg1mRw

Roadking
May 31, 2011, 06:29 PM
Dunno how well this does in comparison with gumdrop or otterbox, but it's pretty cheap on amazon (35 bucks):

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Technology-GB02480-Survivor-IPAD2/dp/B004SPVZKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306858180&sr=8-1

thanks for the link.

for 35 it is worth trying out.

gmaines
May 31, 2011, 09:01 PM
Please post a review.

gmaines
May 31, 2011, 10:49 PM
ok, for $35 I bought one from amazon. Hopefully I like it, if not Amazon has a great return policy.

3goldens
Jun 1, 2011, 01:11 PM
looks like and intersting alternative to the otter and gum drop and the Seidio.
Certainly cheaper....How in the hell is Amazon able to do that???
I might get one and just return my Otter.

Its a good option for those so concerend with the speaker area not completely secured etc.

I am worried it might drive me a little nuts having to unseal all those ports all the time, speaker especially.

The onboard screen protector also bothers me a little also as one never knows what the quality is going to be and you know there will be no glare protection.

My biggest gripe about the gumdrop is the onboard screen protector which one must use.

I look forward to seeing some pictures and perhaps shown how its installed as well.

But for 35 bucks on Amazon, what the hell right?

SchneiderMan
Jun 1, 2011, 01:22 PM
I should have my hands on it very soon :)

Db9938
Jun 1, 2011, 11:45 PM
I should have my hands on it very soon :)

Please post pics, especially of the screen protector.

peter3
Jun 2, 2011, 01:48 AM
ok, for $35 I bought one from amazon. Hopefully I like it, if not Amazon has a great return policy.

You got lucky! I was about to order, BUT, the price shot up to $51 at Amazon!

peter3
Jun 2, 2011, 02:14 AM
I should have my hands on it very soon :)

Update us on the weight of this thing! Would be great to compare this with the Defender and the Active.

BlindMellon
Jun 2, 2011, 06:19 AM
Its a good option for those so concerend with the speaker area not completely secured etc.


Just curious what you mean by "speaker area....secured" and why someone would want their speaker area "secured" in the fiest place...

3goldens
Jun 2, 2011, 09:45 AM
Just curious what you mean by "speaker area....secured" and why someone would want their speaker area "secured" in the fiest place...

dust

3goldens
Jun 2, 2011, 09:48 AM
You got lucky! I was about to order, BUT, the price shot up to $51 at Amazon!
damm, I knew I should have gotten one!

Db9938
Jun 2, 2011, 02:40 PM
damm, I knew I should have gotten one!

It dropped.

jamesp57
Jun 2, 2011, 02:59 PM
Heading down to the local Best Buy to pick one up this afternoon.

I didn't want to wait for one to be shipped.

Db9938
Jun 2, 2011, 03:28 PM
Heading down to the local Best Buy to pick one up this afternoon.

I didn't want to wait for one to be shipped.

how much are they listed there?

jamesp57
Jun 2, 2011, 03:33 PM
Full price, $79.95

gmaines
Jun 2, 2011, 04:33 PM
Well, did you get it? if so, how do you like it?

jamesp57
Jun 2, 2011, 08:53 PM
Well, did you get it? if so, how do you like it?

Got it, taking it back tomorrow.

The case is designed very well and has great protection for the iPad. All the ports are covered and sealed nicely

For someone using the ipad in extreme conditions, dust, water spray, possible drop it's a good case.

I didn't like the built-in screen protector or the added bulk of the case.

Staying with my current case.

Db9938
Jun 2, 2011, 10:25 PM
Got it, taking it back tomorrow.

The case is designed very well and has great protection for the iPad. All the ports are covered and sealed nicely

For someone using the ipad in extreme conditions, dust, water spray, possible drop it's a good case.

I didn't like the built-in screen protector or the added bulk of the case.

Staying with my current case.

If I may ask, what is your current case?

SchneiderMan
Jun 2, 2011, 10:35 PM
Got it, taking it back tomorrow.

The case is designed very well and has great protection for the iPad. All the ports are covered and sealed nicely

For someone using the ipad in extreme conditions, dust, water spray, possible drop it's a good case.

I didn't like the built-in screen protector or the added bulk of the case.

Staying with my current case.

You should have read reviews about the Survivor for the iPhone 4. I wasn't a fan of the built-in screen protector either.. I bet it's exactly the same in the iPad 2 version.

I hope I get mine soon to check that out.

jamesp57
Jun 2, 2011, 10:36 PM
If I may ask, what is your current case?

Temple Bags Smart case

I thought I wanted something with more protection.

jamesp57
Jun 2, 2011, 10:43 PM
You should have read reviews about the Survivor for the iPhone 4. I wasn't a fan of the built-in screen protector either.. I bet it's exactly the same in the iPad 2 version.

I hope I get mine soon to check that out.

I have the Otterbox Defender case on my iPhone 4 with the screen protector. Thought the Survivor might have been worth a try.

peter3
Jun 2, 2011, 11:15 PM
Got it, taking it back tomorrow.

The case is designed very well and has great protection for the iPad. All the ports are covered and sealed nicely

For someone using the ipad in extreme conditions, dust, water spray, possible drop it's a good case.

I didn't like the built-in screen protector or the added bulk of the case.

Staying with my current case.



Before you return it. Can you shoot some pics and post it here.

Does the built in screen protector create blotches between the iPad screen?

jamesp57
Jun 2, 2011, 11:24 PM
Before you return it. Can you shoot some pics and post it here.

Does the built in screen protector create blotches between the iPad screen?

I didn't notice anything. I never took my PS screen protector off. Didnt want to take a chance and ruin the PS just in case I didn't like the new case.

marine0816
Jun 10, 2011, 09:07 AM
Just ordered one on Amazon, hopefully it works out

3goldens
Jun 11, 2011, 11:06 AM
look forward to seeing pictures when you get it!

marine0816
Jun 14, 2011, 07:59 AM
I just got it, pretty fast shipping from Amazon....

Pros
STRONG tough build
Covers entire ipad including bezel
Built in screen protector not bad as I thought
Price $46 with shipping from amazon

Cons
This thing is HEAVY
Might be over kill for some
Stand feels like it will break anytime
Stand is only made for hard surfaces(so cant prop it on carpet, beds)
Sealed ports are a joke. No way to truly reveal speaker grill unless you cut the silicon, so sound is
muffled.. (edit) there holes cut into the back so you can peel the port back so it can stay in place in the hole and reveal the speaker and camera lens.. But it takes some work.. So you don't have to cut the silicon..


Over all I like this case, I'm a careless dude so the over all rugged military grade build quality is right for me. I tend to break stuff easily and with this case I think I'll be alright. I just will miss the lightness of the ipad without the case. Certainly a contender to the Otterbox. Hope this helps

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/djtarique/DSC_0184.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/djtarique/DSC_0185.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/djtarique/DSC_0183_2.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/djtarique/DSC_0181-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/djtarique/DSC_0180.jpg

3goldens
Jun 14, 2011, 11:11 AM
Thanks marine0816 very much for the detailed pictures and your comments. I was as a result able to make a decision on the four tough case contenders, Otter, Gum, Seidio, and Griffin.

Going with the Gumdrop and sending back the OtterBox today!

marine0816
Jun 14, 2011, 11:46 AM
No problem ..

I was going to get the gumdrop but the fact that it had no stand turned me away... Even though the survivor stand is crappy I rather have it then not.. But I think you can't go wrong with either.. Just stay way from otterbox, their losing their grip on the rugged mobile protection market, their iPad 2 case just got a poor design. If ain't broke don't fix it.

peter3
Jun 14, 2011, 10:47 PM
marine0816! Thanks for concluding my wait for the three most wanted pictures of Otterbox, Seidio and now the Survivor!

Seidio's my choice! Cheers! :)

peter3
Jun 14, 2011, 10:53 PM
To add, there is actually another "heavy weight" contender.

The Kensington BlackBelt Protection Band for iPad 2!

Not my taste. Just to add for your refrence.

Here is a pic of it.

http://sg.kensington.com/images/dynamic/leadimage.aspx?sku=k39324eu&height=223&width=223&language=ap

krick
Jun 16, 2011, 08:15 PM
The Kensington is just a bumper (albeit a very thick one). Unfortunately, it's way too flexible - if you pick up your iPad one handed by the band (which I imagine would be most of the time), it pulls/stretches away from the iPad body.

SchneiderMan
Jun 28, 2011, 01:12 AM
I promised pics so here you go. You can read the review as well on Gadgetmac.

http://www.gadgetmac.com/storage/product-images/Griffin%20Survivor%20Case%20for%20iPad%202%20Pink%20vs%20iPhone%204.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1 308963819523

http://www.gadgetmac.com/storage/product-images/Griffin%20Survivor%20Case%20for%20iPad%202%20Stand.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1309036241082

Inkmonkey
Dec 1, 2011, 07:00 PM
Just got mine earlier this week. Anyone else have issues with "sweat" or blotches between the iPad screen and Survivor screen protector? I also have a film screen protector on the iPad so wonder if that's the issue.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/inkmonkey_bucket/9251bf70.jpg

Roadking
Jan 8, 2012, 01:30 PM
Yes the problem is your additional screen protector.