Protect your iPad 2nd-, 3rd- or 4th-generation against dirt, shock, drops and other harmful elements with this Griffin Technology Survivor GB35115 armored case that features a multiposition work stand that enables easy viewing and operation of your iPad.
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Posted by: RustyBo from: US Military Belgium on
I purchased this case due to its build quality and the fact that it states it can withstand most anything. I am in the Military and I crew Blackhawks so I needed a case that could take the abuse that a lot of travel can dish out. I use it constantly and I can tell you that I have dropped it from a height of about 4 feet and no damage was done to it. I also tripped going up my stairs in the house and the iPad went flying and then proceeded to bounce all the way down the stairs and again no damage. I use an app while flying to calculate fuel consumption so I have it out most of the time. As any Crewchief will know the windows in a Blackhawk do not seal well and when flying in bad weather in the clouds the rain will spray through the cracks. The full coverage that this case provides does not make me scramble to wipe it off. The water does not penetrate the case and I have taken it out a few times after getting it wet just to check. Overall the case is a bit bulky but that is the price you pay for protection like this. I would recommend this case to anybody that wants great protection for their iPad or if you have kids that play with yours a lot. Sand, vibration, water and dropping it, my ipad2 and this case has seen it all and it is still like new. I cant praise it enough!
37 out of 39 found this review helpful.
Worth the money
Posted by: Costaki from: New Jersey on
Solid quality, the case snaps around the ipad securely and has the outside rubber layer for shock absorbtion. The built in screen protector doesnt prevent the responsiveness of the touch screen and everything just feels more secure.
a couple of cons: 1, the stand when used in a more upright position wobbles ALOT, not a huge con but for some i know it would drive people crazy. The second con is while all the ports are covered, the covers can be a bit of a pain to remove. I guess if i had any sort of finger nails it wouldnt be so bad. Lastly, (you may or may not consider this a con) the case does add a significant amount of weight but i much prefer the weight as i dont feel the unit is so flimsy.
Other than that, this case is awesome.
23 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Posted by: TML67 from: Seattle on
When I first put the case on I did not think I was going to like it....but once I proper snapped everything into place ,my mind was changed.
This is not for everyone...if you like you iPad thin and light don't buy however if you are like me and like substance and you are drop things and/have kids.. You will love this.
22 out of 22 found this review helpful.
iPad Pink Cover
Posted by: Tigger106255 from: Paris, TN on
Love the protection this gives my iPad and the fact that it came in pink was an added bonus for me.
28 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Eagles9214 from: NC on
At first I was set on getting an otterbox defender for my iPad 2, but after some research I found the Griffin Survivor. For $10 less I get a case that is built to military specs ( drop from 6ft, water resistant, sand resistant, etc), complete covering of all ports, and a built in screen protector (otterbox does not have any of these). The case does take away from the thinness and the lightness of the iPad 2 but personally I like the weighted feel. The screen covering doesn't affect the responsiveness at all and the stand is very useful especially when laying down or typing on a table.
The only complaints I have Is the rubber does smell weird, the covers to access the mic, speakers, and rear camera can be a little annoying, and finally the stand when placed on the opposite side does cover the volume down button but does not get in the way. Instead of pressing the button you have to press the stand.
Overall I am very very pleases with the case to protect my investment. I love the case and the design. It feels and is very sturdy and will keep the iPad 2 safe.
22 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Posted by: pdiddy from: LA on
I wanted a heavy duty case for my new iPad, just in case it does get dropped. I went to Best Buy to pick this up after researching online, but the Best Buy associates swore to me this would not fit the new iPad (It was made for the iPad 2). Bought it anyway. Sure enough it fits!!!
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Sense of security
Posted by: photoppet from: Dayton, Ohio on
First the frivolous: I ordered the pink version which looks surprisingly good (no aura of Barbie). A few more color options (purple, saddle, red, orange) would be nice. If only two choices were to be available I think this pink was a good choice as it looks great with either the white or black iPad. My iPad is black so a black cover would have been boring.
Now to the important stuff. The Survivor is the perfect case for me. The sturdiness and pleasant-feeling, non-slip texture make the sleek and slippery iPad 2 feel nice and secure in my hands and I feel comfortable taking it to the park or out in my half acre yard with my rambunctious dog pack.
A few of the port covers seem a little flimsy/floppy but don't appear to be wearing or tearing at all. I have no problem with the cover for the speaker. When watching videos a person tends to have their particular preferred grip and it was simple to just tuck the open flap under my usual grip spot for my right hand, then after using my right hand on the screen to just automatically graze the open flap, brushing it back in place under my grip to watch the next video.
The stand when not in use clips nicely to the Survivor case, not even obviously looking like anything other that a bit of contrasting detail on the pink case and totally unnoticeable on the black Survivor case. It adds that bit more of sturdiness and a convenient extra spot to grip. It works great in landscape for typing, even on my bed. It's also very sturdy and stable as a landscape video stand. I don't use it in portrait configuration so I can't speak to that.
As far as the port covers I'd feel safe taking it out in the rain and wind and dust but I don't think they'd work if you dropped the device overboard unless you got it out pretty quickly then let it air dry.
Putting the case on takes a bit of effort especially the inner hard case which is clamped into the outer case so securely when you pull the Survivor out of the package, that I was afraid of breaking it with the force necessary to get it out. While fitting the two pieces, front and back, of the hard frame around the iPad it seems every time you get one side fastened the other side pops open but once it's in there you have no worries about it staying in there.
Putting on the soft, clingy outer case is much quicker and there are little rubber tabs that fit into slots on the inner case so it lays tightly and smoothly. The trick being you have to realize those tabs are there and insert them securely in the slots, otherwise they just leave unsightly bumps. Once in place you can barely feel the edges where the outer case lays over the inner case. It all fits so tightly I forget the black I'm seeing is the Griffin Survivor's inner protective shell and not the Pad and all with no signs of any overheating.
Re: the 'directions' if that's what that little scrap of paper is with writing so tiny it wasn't even worth hunting for the magnifying glass. That paper might as well have been left out. How are you going to assemble something if you have to keep putting it down and picking up the magnifying glass to scrutinize the mystery paper?
The built in screen protector doesn't cause any glare but it does darken the screen a bit, however I also have a non-glare, fingerprint resistant ZAGG screen protector installed. If you only have the Survivor's protector I don't see it being a problem.
The price is steep but it's worth the money. I did a lot of research and hands on comparison and the Griffin Survivor iPad case is the best out there that I've seen. It makes me feel my expensive toy is safe and secure from everything the world is likely to throw at it (except the Rottweiler thinking it's a chew toy, though it will probably give you enough time to realize what's going on and save the iPad if not the aesthetics of the case).
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Beats the little critter from Colorado
Posted by: SarsaotaTim from: Sarasota, Florida on
First of all I am a long time OtterBox consumer. That being said I was very disappointed with the otter defender case. Returned it the very same day. I watched the video from Griffin regarding the very strong Survivor Case. Went to my local Best Buy and picked one up. First of all the case is nearly the same thickness of the Otter. However it has the built in screen protector as the original defender case of the iphones. It is very well glued or plastic welded to the case. The inner hard plastic case snaps on very well around the Ipad2. The out side rubber case is much more dense the Otter. The flaps that cover all the ports close and stay closed un-like the otter defender for the ipad 2. The case is very flat on the front. Easy to use. The screen works great with the cover over it. The back side has a pattern on the case that makes holding it long ways or horizontal very easy. The corners are very padded and instantly give you the feel of quality and protection towards drops.
I am a outdoors photographer and I feel very confident that the military specs on this case are accurate. The added value of being on average of ten dollars less then the Otter. It's a no brainer. Does it cover the rear camera? yes but the flap opens up. Does it cover the speaker at the bottom? yes but it opens up. Does it protect the charge port? yes and the cover is easy to access. The sound rockers are covered with a molded section and work very well. The landscape/mute slide is behind a flap. But tucks away nicely. This case was extremely well planned and manufactured. The stand that comes with it clips on the back and it's nice if you use them.
Best advice prior to installing is to not touch the back of the clear screen protector. Wipe with a soft cloth the entire Ipad 2. Nothing worse then putting the case on all the way to realize one finger smudge.
I am now searching for the IPhone 4 case from Griffin with the same specs.
18 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Posted by: bwuoc from: Los Angeles, CA on
After researching various iPad cases I came across the Survivor and the glowing recommendations it came with, I decided to purchase one. Two days after installing the case my iPad dropped from the coffee table (2ft height, not 6ft onto concrete as the packaging states its been tested at) and the screen cracked. I contacted Griffin and they told me that it must have fallen on its corner and therefore the screen cracked and there was nothing they could do. So buy this cover if you are extra careful to make sure that when and if your iPad takes a fall that it doesn't land on its corner and you should be fine. Absurd.
20 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Posted by: RLM3 from: Indiana on
This case adds the needed protection for the IPad 2. It does add significant weight, but I prefer the feel and weight of the case. If you like the light thin feeling of the iPad 2, this is not the case for you. The case did take some work to get it closed completely, but once it is closed it is very secure. The access flaps do not open easily, but they are not hard to open either. The case still allows the sound to come out even with the speaker flap closed. The screen protector still smudges some, but not even close to the iPad's screen. I feel very comfortable letting my 4 year old carry and play with the iPad, knowing that the Survivor case will protect it. Overall I rate this as a great investment.