The one thing that you realise once you’ve got your shiny new Apple iPad tablet device is just how high quality the design, build quality and finish really is and obviously most people will want to try and keep it in as good a condition as possible and obviously that’s when you start looking at the best iPad stands and cases that are out there.
This particular iPad case I’ve looked at is made from silicone and is probably more of a thin sleeve more than anything else which surrounds your iPad’s exterior (apart from the screen that is) and protects it from scratches, scrapes and bumps, while not adding too much bulk to the actual device.
The red Silicone iPad Case in use works pretty well, there are cut out holes for easy access to the various buttons and connections on the iPad, so the good news is that you won’t have to remove it from the case to connect to your computer.
While I wasn’t quite so sure of the bright red colour myself, I’m sure that there’s plenty of people out there who would appreciate it, but for us I think we’d rather have a black silicone iPad case, such as the kind that you might have seen on the BBC’s coverage of Formula 1 in use by their main presenter; Jake Humphrey.
However, back to the red silicone iPad case, this is the first time I’ve actually tested out a silicone case/enclosure on my iPad, so I have little to compare it to on that front, however it didn’t seem that tight around the iPad, whether that’s by design to prevent heat build-up or merely the limitations of wrapping this kind of case around an object such as a tablet I’m not sure.
Either way, I’d have preferred a case that fitted a little tighter around the tablet device, especially since you’ll be actually holding most of the time, so if it’s not quite fitting correctly, you’ll notice it every time you use it.
Overall, if you’re looking for a cost-effective method of providing some basic protection for your Apple iPad that maintains the tablet device’s sleek form factor, then you should definitely take a look at a silicone iPad case as you can pick them up for under a tenner!
Simon Barker is the founder and editor of Zath and has over 25 years worth of experience of using computers and technology in general. He can normally be found researching or testing the latest in technology products.
He has provided IT consultancy services to both home and small business users for over 15 years, building PCs, fixing hardware/software problems and providing comprehensive training.
Simon always likes to get the best out of the technology he is using, by both making informed decisions of what products to purchase and also optimising how it is then used to get the most benefits possible.
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