Griffin has added to it’s line of Survivor cases with the addition of the Survivor case for the iPad mini. It is sturdy, protects from extreme conditions including blown rain, blown dust and grit, vibration, shock, temperature and humidity, and it meets the U.S. Department of Defense Standard 810F as certified by independent evaluation. The standard's guidance and test methods are intended to define environmental stress sequences, durations, and levels of equipment life cycles.
Survivor case for iPad mini
The basic piece of Survivor is a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged shock absorbing silicone. The silicone cover has a matte finish that is easy to grip. Included with the case is a multi-position work stand, and the product includes a one year manufacturer's warranty.
Case with work stand in use
The case is available black/black, black/blue, black/citron, blue/red, green/yellow, grey/orange, hunter/cameo, olive, olive/lime, pink/black, and purple/lavender. The MSRP for the Griffin Survivor case for iPad mini is US$59.99, but I found it on line at several places with prices ranging from US $25.99 to US $39.99. Color options at these third party sites are limited.
Using the Product
For a multi-layer style case, it's fairly easy to insert and remove the iPad. Hinged plugs seal the dock connector, camera lens, headphone port, hold switch and volume controls. Users can charge the iPad without removing it from the case. Each plug is hinged, and the plugs are easy to manipulate, staying in place when fastened. It is simply a convenient case to use.
The stand that comes with the case clips on the side when not in use, helping to hold the case closed. It pops off to convert into a stand that works in landscape mode.
Work stand in
There is a specific place for the stand to sit when in use.
Work stand must be attached properly when in use
For a case that provides complete protection, the Survivor is very easy to use.
Do I Recommend it?
I do. I like the fact that there are numerous color options to attract users with different color preferences. I also very much like how easy it is to use and the design and usefulness of the attached stand.