Recommend a case for daily use outdoors

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  1. C5Longhorn macrumors regular

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    I'm researching cases for an IPad 3 that will be used outdoors on construction and job sites. I've come across the Gumdrop but would like some recommendations and feedback on any cases you've used in the field.

    Thanks,

    Rick
     
  2. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    Griffin Survivor, Lifeproof nuud + the Zagg for it, Gumdrop, etc

    Otterbox will allow dust through the camera cutout, but it is good too
     
  3. Haesslich macrumors member

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    As noted in other posts, you can't use a screen protector with the Nuud - if it doesn't touch bare glass, it can't seal the case properly. There's also the 'ziplock bag' type cases too, such as the ones for rafting if environmental sealing is all that's required.
     
  4. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    Look into Zagg. They actually created a screen protector that is the shape of the screen after you install the Nuud.

    http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/zagg-invisible-shield-for-ipad
     
  5. Scale70 macrumors newbie

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    I've got the griffin survivor and really like it. Fits well, great protection and I like the feel of it. Keeping the camera flap out of the way when you're using the camera is a pain though as the little cut out to hold it doesn't work well.
     
  6. jcliden macrumors member

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    If you're looking for heavy duty protection, and sounds like you are, i would say Lifeproof or Griffin.
     
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    If you really need heavy-duty protection, get an Otterbox Defender. That would protect it against pretty much anything.
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  8. Giuly macrumors 68040

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  9. Dessed macrumors newbie

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    Ur rite
    Actually the case protects all the corners is pretty fine to me ; )
     
  10. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    Try walking through i.e. concrete dust with it, and you see that it doesn't.
     
  11. Haesslich macrumors member

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    Dust, drops, etc. about the only thing it'll stop is light scratches on the back.
     
  12. ancee macrumors member

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    How about the brand "iLuv"? anyone have used it?
     
  13. Haesslich macrumors member

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    There's a crapload of iLuv cases; the Epicarp, the Origami, etc. Which one are you referring to? None of them are ones I'd recommend using on a construction site or outdoors for anything more than sitting on a patio.
     
  14. ancee macrumors member

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    iLuv Great Jeans ipad case, how about this, there are just one photo show in iLuv official site.

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  15. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I have been looking at both the Otterbox and Griffin Survivor for a few months. I have found that since the announcement of the iPad4 the prices have dropped on Amazon.

    Just a heads up, it might help make your decision.
     
  16. ancee macrumors member

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    just serch for Griffin ,i found the pink one, it looks pretty nice, but for the price...$79.99, anyone found the lower price?
     
  17. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Not sure about the pink specifically, but Amazon has them for quite a bit cheaper than the Griffin site.
     

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