From what I've seen, there are two types of iPad owners in the world: those like me who can get away with minimal protection on their iPads and get the occasional scratch or ding, and those who use their iPads in dirty, rough or damp environments. For the latter folks, there are many excellent protective cases, one of which is Urban Armor Gear's Scout iPad Air Folio (US$49.95).
- Dimensions: 9.7 x 7 x .7 inch (24.7 x 17.7 x 1.8 cm)
- Weight: 11.8 ounces (334 grams)
- Standards: Meets or exceeds MIL-STD 810G-516.6 drop test
- Materials: Composite and silicone
- Color: Black
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While the Urban Armor Gear Scout doesn't provide screen scratch protection or true water-resistant, dustproof or waterproof qualities, it's a workhorse combo protective case and stand that is reasonably priced and offers rugged good looks. The surface is easy to grip and won't slide out of your hand, which is half of the battle. The Scout is also a good value for the money.
Rating: 3 stars out of 4 stars possible
Keep your iPad Air safe from drops with your very own Urban Armor Gear Scout iPad Air folio. TUAW and Urban Armor Gear are giving one away. Here are the rules for the giveaway:
- Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
- To enter, fill out the form below completely and click or tap the Submit button.
- The entry must be made before June 23, 2014 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time.
- You may enter only once.
- One winner will be selected in a random drawing and will receive an Urban Armor Gear Scout iPad Air folio valued at $49.95
- Click Here for complete Official Rules.
- Key specs
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- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16