All iPads Anyone use the iPad outdoors?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ejb190, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. ejb190 macrumors 65816


    I've been trying to talk my boss into letting us go to iPads to reduce our paperwork and materials we deal with. (Any given day I have three to five clipboards and a milk crate of reference books.) But are they going to last for us? We played around with Trimble Nomads, but at $1500 a pop and old technology, we didn't get very far with them.

    So what's your experience using an iPad outdoors in the sun, rain, and weather. Are the cases that are out there enough to protect them? Or are we just going to trash a pile of iPads or be sorry we went that way?
  2. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    iPads handle pretty well in outdoor conditions. But if you're concerned about extreme weather conditions, you look into the Life Proof cases for your device. I've heard good reviews about the Life Proof cases for iOS devices -- including iPhones, iPods and iPads:
  3. Hoodivision, Feb 23, 2013
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    Hoodivision macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2013
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    With the right case, you should be ok in keeping them safe from weather, bumps, etc. The only thing that concerns is the glare factor.
  5. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    My company gives iPads to employees who need computers when working outdoors (civil engineers etc) They work fine, although i'd recommend a very tough case and some sort of anti-glare screen cover
  6. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Monterey CA
    Thought there was some mention of military use, so there must be a case or something that works outdoors.
  7. Outdoorsben macrumors member

    May 23, 2011
    Western Mass
    I use a Griffin Survivor case for my iPad Mini when I take it off into the woods for any hiking, fishing, hunting. I use it as a big old gps with a bad elf gps receiver. So far no problems with the case.

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