Lifeproof your iPad

Date:18 September 2012 Author: Sean Woods Tags:, ,

Thanks to tablet PCs, computing on the go has never been easier, or more fun. However, they do have one major drawback that limits their use in the real world – that is their delicately structured nature. Well, if you’d like to make your iPad real-world-proof (so you can take it along wherever you go), then you’d better keep a watch out for LifeProof’s Nüüd case.

Although not released yet, it’s coming – which is great news for those of us who firmly believe in getting a life, preferably outdoors.

Its main benefit is its impressive IP-68 protection rating, allowing it to remain submerged at a depth of two metres for up to 30 minutes. But that’s not all it can do. It also protects your expensive, fragile hardware from accidental drops of up to 1.2 metres high, and keeps out pesky corrosive agents such as dirt and dust. It goes without saying that all the ports and buttons, while sealed, remain accessible. And LifeProof’s patent pending Sound Enhancement System is said to channel the sound through the case cavity in a way that doesn’t compromise audio quality.

On the downside, it provides absolutely no protection for the screen, which could be an issue for those with truly rugged lifestyles. However, this does mean that the quality of viewed media isn’t compromised, and that its touchscreen capability still works. It’s also expected to come bundled with a case/stand, allowing you to angle it just right for optimal viewing and typing. To protect your iPad while traveling, all you need do is flip the base’s stand over screen to enclose the entire thing in a protective layer of polypropylene.

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