iPad iPad Pro 9.7 Industry field use protective case!?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rascalz, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. rascalz macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010

    I am looking for an iPad industry standard case that can be used in multiple environments and locations if they exsist. I work in the film industry and use my iPad to control lights over a wifi network. I could be in a film studio, a random urban location such as a house/restaurant or even outside in a field/forest etc. There will be lots of movement during the day, putting the iPad down at a drop of a hat to adjust something else then coming back to it. Think building site almost.

    Features that would be great are:
    - Good all round impact protection.
    - Screen flap to cover when not using or possibly an in built screen protector although maybe not necessary.
    - A hand strap to hold it fro the back - Maybe the hand strap could be an additional accessory?
    - Optional shoulder strap.

    Doesn't need to be water resistant as if I was working outside in wet conditions I would use a vacuumed dry pack.

    Top case on the list atm is this although most of the cases in this area seem to be a bit gimmicky and maybe not intended for actual industry field use plus no hand strap - https://www.zugucase.com/2018-2017-new-ipad-9-7-inch-air-1-prodigy-x/

    Based in UK.

  2. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    I have the Zugu case you reference for my 10.5 iPP and while it is more rugged than most, it really doesn't meet your requirements. Closest thing I do have is the Otterbox Defender though it does not have the hand strap or shoulder strap.
  3. FocusFarmer macrumors newbie


    Apr 14, 2018
    Cactus Patch, AZ
    LifeProof Nuud Series - use mine on an iPad mini for its GPS in off road vehicle Shock Proof: Withstands drops from 6.6'/2 m - meets or exceeds MIL STD 810F-5. A piece of Encased tempered glass but i prefer the Tech Armor Ballistic glass,

    good luck
  4. rascalz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    Cheers Sparksd thats good to know and yep the Ottterbox is on the list as well although it doesn't have a screen flap cover to protect it when placed down between uses.

    I had a look at the lifeproof case which looks interesting thanks, as well as the cases by 'The Joy Factory' - https://www.thejoyfactory.com/collections/enclosures/ipad-pro-9-7 - although they are quite expensive but seem really good quaility.

    Otherwise this case may even do which is super cheap but could just be fine without any weather proof features - https://www.amazon.co.uk/DEWALT-DG5145-Contractors-iPad-Holder/dp/B00QNTVL1E
  5. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    If you can't find a case with a hand strap, there are add-on accessories. Here is one -


    Kind of wonky but it works. And Amazon has others you can check out. The Defender does have a hard front cover that can be snapped onto the backside when not in use.
  6. rascalz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    Cheers for the suggestions. I might just try a combination of two cases and see how that works.. probably over kill but lets see :)
  7. jk09 macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2018
    What did you end up testing out?
    Do you use a stylus with any of those?
    Same industry, so looking at a similar cases, however I like to use a stylus. Have the Griffen survivor case, but can't draw or diagram anything, camera positions etc.
    So interested to see if anything out there that is protective but can use a stylus.
  8. AutomaticApple macrumors 6502


    Nov 28, 2018
    Massachusetts, USA
    There might be.

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