Welcome to yet another Gadgetmac Guide where we try to help you pick the best case for your mobile gadget. This time we're talking iPad 2 protectiveness. There is a very limited selection of extremely protective cases for the iPad 2. We hand picked some of the best options out there and concentrated them all in one guide so you can pick out the best case that's available now to keep your iPad 2 protected against those awful accidental drops, dirt and those rainy days. If you're overly protective, this guide is for you! So jump over that break for the full guide!
The very first tough, protective case for the iPad 2 you should really consider taking a look at is the Griffin Survivor. Available in black and pink with an attachable, portable stand, the Survivor case is the ideal case for protecting your iPad 2 against the gnarliest of drops, rain, dust, dirt, sand, shock and what ever your endeavors call for. The Griffin Survivor case for the iPad 2 is one of the toughest cases you'll find. It features a built-in screen protector, a thick silicone layer and a hard, shatter-resistant inner polycarbonate frame and sealed port plugs. The Survivor case is available for $79.99.
In second place, the OtterBox Defender Series case for the iPad 2 is yet another serious contender in the protection business. Just like the Survivor, the Defender Series case for the iPad 2 comes equipped with an attachable, portable stand and is just as rugged as the one above. The Defender Series case might not protect your iPad 2 against a rainy day, but it will protect your iPad 2 against drops, dust and shock with its dual layered design that featured an inner polycarbonate shell and an outer layer of durable silicone. The OtterBox Defender Series case for the iPad 2 is only available in black, and retails for $89.95.
Next up in line is Gumdrop's Drop Series case for the iPad 2. The Drop Series case might be the least known out of the two cases above, but it's certainly no slouch when it comes down to raw protectiveness. It's also has a multi-layered construction with thick, durable outer rubber layer with reinforced corners and a hard inner plastic shell with an integrated, snap-on screen cover that is also replaceable. Available in 4 different colors, and a more affordable price tag at $59.95, the Drop Series case for the iPad 2 is definitely a worthy contender when you need some serious iPad 2 protection and mean looks.
The fourth protective case in line is from Seidio, and it's called the Active. Just like the rest of the cases in this guide, the Seidio Active case for the iPad 2 has a dual layer construction, otherwise known as a hybrid design. The Active's interior layer is made out of a durable, shock absorbing rubber polymer and a hard exterior skeleton shell with a soft-touch, rubber coating. What would this case be without an attachable stand right? The Active features a convertible mountable cover that adds an extra layer of frontal screen protection while traveling, and can be removed and used as a viewing stand. The Active is available in 3 different colors for $69.95.
Last but not least, we've got something a little different yet still a very worthy protective case for the iPad 2. The G-Form Extreme Sleeve 2 for the iPad 2 is literally a bowling ball stopper. It's that tough. It's got a special outer protective shield made out of RPT - Reactive Protection Technology materials that are water-resistant, flexible and impact absorbent. The Extreme Sleeve 2 is possibly the most protective sleeve out there for the iPad 2, and that's why it was included amongst the best protective iPad 2 cases. The Extreme Sleeve 2 is available in black and yellow for $69.95.