8 Things to Look for in a Protective iPad Case

At a business or school, iPads and other tablets often contain everything from PowerPoint presentations to research papers. Even though these devices offer countless benefits in both office and academic settings, it is important to keep in mind that this technology is sensitive to damage from drops and spills. Since iPads are such valuable tools in business and education, it's critical for schools and companies to ensure that their distributed Apple technology is always enclosed in a well-fitting protective case.

What Should You Look for When Choosing a Protective iPad Case?

Whether your school or business uses mini or full-sized iPads, there are a few qualities you will want to look for in a case to ensure these devices stay protected.

1. Full Coverage

One of the most important things to look for in a protective case is the amount of coverage it will provide. Some cases only protect portions of the iPad, such as the screen or the backside. Other cases are designed to encapsulate the device and offer full-coverage protection.  

In harder-use settings such as classrooms, choosing a case that protects the tablet's screen, body and internal hardware will go much further toward ensuring the device's longevity.

2. Drop Protection

Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. A student's iPad can accidentally slide off their desk, bump around in their backpack or slip out of their hands as they walk from one class to the next.

Choosing a case with protective TPU or EVA foam helps reduce breakage by absorbing the impact of any drops or bumps, reducing the chance of breakage and keeping the device in good condition.

3. Screen Protection

Due to the nature of the device, the iPad's screen will likely suffer the most wear and tear in the form of fingerprints and potential scratches. Along with being unsightly, scratches on the screen can make the iPad more vulnerable to dirt or water accessing the internal components and causing damage.

Having a screen protector ensures the screen is shielded from these risks, extending the life of the device and ensuring its display remains readable.

4. Water and Dirt Resistance

Water and dirt can both cause irreparable damage to iPads — one overturned cup can render a device completely useless. A case that features a hydrophobic coating can help repel both water and dirt, offering protection and helping to extend the life of both the tablet and the case itself.

5. Accessibility

Even though the main function of a case should be to deliver protection, it should also provide easy access to the device's functions and facilitate easy use. Consider how the iPad will be used most frequently and select features that support these applications.

For example, some cases have features like X-straps that allow users to comfortably and confidently hold the device — even while on the go.

6. Charging Ability

Because of the way they are designed, some protection systems might not allow users to charge the iPad without first removing the case. To ensure the device is protected at all times, it's best to look for a case that does not block the dock connector or Lightning port.

7. Quality

Since the purpose of an iPad case is to protect a valuable investment, it pays to choose one that is built and designed to last. Selecting a case made from quality materials ensures that the device will be protected while also maximizing the return on investment of the case itself.

8. Aesthetic Appeal

Though the goal of a quality iPad case is to deliver unbeatable protection, it can still be just as stylish as it is functional. In a business setting, protecting devices with a premium, aesthetically appealing case demonstrates an appreciation for quality that can reflect positively on a company's reputation.

Fortunately, there are many stylish options on today's market, allowing users to express their style while keeping their iPads safe and secure.

Browse Protective iPad Cases From Higher Ground

For over 17 years, Higher Ground has been designing functional and stylish protection for tablets. The company has developed a reputation for offering iPad case designs with solutions that enhance functionality, usability and access while remaining sleek and attractive.

If you want to request a sample or a quote, speak with a representative at 888-662-4300 or reach out online.

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