Griffin Technology - Survivor Slim Case for iPad Air 2 - Gray/Mint

Give your iPad the protection it needs with this Survivor slim case. Featuring rugged construction, this case buffers against drops and breakage. The flexible button covers let you use all of your device’s features while keeping them safe from dirt and damage. With its locking kickstand, this Survivor slim case keeps your iPad at a convenient viewing angle.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Survivor Slim Case for iPad Air 2

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (591 out of 718)

Features


Protects against damage from 6.6-foot (2 meter) drops.

Protects against windblown rain, splashes, dirt and smudges.

Silicone buttons protect controls.

Access to fingerprint scanner

Built-in kickstand locks open for viewing or typing

Slim profile fits easily in bookbag or backpack


Overall customer rating

4.1
83%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible case and poorly designed

    Posted
    SngTech
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is a terrible case and poorly designed. I have the survivor for the iPad 2 and finally upgraded my iPad to the Air 2. Being very happy with the original Griffin Survivor, I bought the survivor for the Air 2 and greatly regret it. Major problems: 1) Sound is muffled and distorted. Even though the case has ports for the speakers, it is misaligned (probably from tolerance issues) and covers the speakers. It sounds like I'm listening to everything through a plastic bag. When I tug on it slightly, it sounds much better but won't stay in place and becomes muffled again when I release the pressure from the speaker end. 2) having this issue, I decide to remove the case only to find I can't. After 30 minutes of "prying" according to the directions, my thumbs are bleeding and I'm giving up to avoid damage to my new iPad. There is obvious pressure to the screen when you try as you get those liquid lcd marks when then screen starts bending. My brand new iPad is permanently stuck in this stupid case. I can't remove my iPad from this case! This is a cell version too so it doesn't look like I can get to my SIM card anymore. Yes, I've already reviewed Giffin's official video of installing their iPad air case as they mentioned in the other comment. I can't remove the darned thing without breaking my iPad. Give me back my iPad!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bad reviews are for wrong version purchased

    Posted
    Kevlarhabanero
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Product has received low scores for issues such as volume buttons not aligned properly and bubbly screen or play between screen cover and iPad. Make sure you buy the correct one, I found the one I purchased in a display mixed in with 1st generation iPad Air models Look for a sticker that says iPad Air 2 in bottom right hand corner of box. Salesman did not know difference between models as he tried to hand off a air 1 box to me. packaging looks identical between both air 1 and 2. All bad reviews make sense if you buy the wrong one. Don't be in a hurry! I found the right one and we are happy with it so far. There are no directions except pictures, luckily I have had experience with Griffin Survivor before (for iPod). Start by snapping iPad into the back part of case. Carefully snug rubber edge over this part of case on sides, clean screen with soft cloth, then snap screen protector on. Takes some time but worth it. Not as bulky as Otterbox, perhaps less protection, but perfect for kids. Trust me on this, if you are looking for this type of iPad case then this is the one. Bestbuy should give me some bonus rewards points for this review, because I know that I just saved a whole bunch of returns on this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought 2 of these & will be returning them ASAP

    Posted
    flyingbus
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have used the previous model of the Griffin Survivor case for years at my workplace. I also liked the old model enough to buy them to protect my children's previous iPads at home. This new model for the iPad air 2 is quite a disappointment. I bought one blue and one purple/lavender for my children's new iPad air 2. The blue one fit well enough that the iPad could be inserted and the case snapped together without any hassle. The problem with the blue one is that there is a gap between the screen and the screen protector. The device is usable with the screen protector above the screen if you push a little harder but I don't want to downgrade a great device with an out of spec case. The purple/lavender colored case of this model we received is much worse. It was so out of specification that excessive pressure and a lot of effort had to be used to get the iPad inserted. This purple case fits so poorly that the power button does not align properly and it also has a gap between the screen and the screen protector. By the positive reviews its apparent that some people have gotten a good batch of these. The 2 I bought I wouldn't use even if they were free.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a good case to have. Provides security.

    Posted
    Eyellusion
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    There are really only two protective cases by Belkin and Griffin. I chose this one because, to be frank, it was the only one of the two choices available. But regardless, I am happy with the choice. PRO: Although it provides additional thickness, the case is still in the spirit of the "slim" that the Air2 is all about. Also, the built in stand is useful (Although time will tell if the stand is durable. I can see if given the wrong pressure how it could break) CON: I believe the case may have been better for the ipad Air vs the Air2. The reason is because the protective screen is just a hair higher than it probably should be. It doesn't make the touch screen unresponsive by any means. But a little bit of space is noticable. Also, in regards to the rear stand, there are a couple of rubber corners that could be better glued. One has already fallen off. Easy enough to superglue back, but I shouldn't have to do that. Overall, I would recommend it. I seems to be able to do what it says it can do. Of course I don't want to be in a situation to test all it's claims. But if I were to be honest, if the Belkin Protector case were available, I likely would have gotten that one instead....even if it is signifcantly thicker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Frame is silicone and kickstand difficult to open

    Posted
    Clfsu
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I just got my Survivor case with the small plastic kickstand on the backcover yesterday....to replace another Survivor case that had a worse kickstand. I read a lot. I need a case that is sturdy, can withstand a small drop and has a sturdy stand so that I can read with book standing up rather than iPad air 2 flat on lap or other flat surface. This item does stand up better than the other Survivor model. It's just fine on a tabletop. However, it only has one position other than flat. So there is no flexibility. Also, the stand doesn't hold stable on my lap and is rather difficult to pop out of the back. I'm afraid I'll break it. So, the overall design feels flimsy....including the silicone frame and plastic cover. Thumb touch isn't possible, from what I can tell. In comparison, as an avid reader, I used to have the Targus reversible case which was awesome....except it doesn't protect iPad from dropping.....the glass shatters. (Hence, new iPad air 2). If using iPad totally flat....or standing on a hard surface in one position, then this is a good alternative for a case for iPad air 2. I'll continue looking elsewhere for something that works better for my needs. Good luck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK until the better stuff is available...

    Posted
    AppleMac
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I purchased a new iPad Air 2 a week after they were released and needed a durable case for it. I left the store with an Otter Box for iPad Air only to discover later that the volume buttons and forward facing camera didn't line up with the case properly. I took it back and discovered that no Otter Box or Lifeproof cases were available for the iPad Air 2 yet. This Griffin case was the only case available at the time that offered true durable protection, so I was kind of forced to get it. I hate this thing! I had to cut the plastic face out of it because the screen wouldn't detect my finger very well. The case covers the speaker up in such a way that you have to tweak/twist the case with your hand to get good volume output. (This gets very tiring after a couple of minutes.) Finally, the plastic frame that covers the face of the tablet will not stay snapped in at the bottom by the "home button." I can't stand this thing! HOWEVER, it IS giving my iPad suitable impact protection until a better case is available.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for the faint of heart (READ BEFORE BUYING)

    Posted
    meemia

    I bought this product for my Ipad Air 2, everything seemed fine,until I put the screen cover, which as many rewievers here noted, an air bubble bubble forma between the ipad screen and the protector, so it makes it unrensponsive, amd overal not cool, so yeah, I figured that was the end of my problems, that I could calmly remove the case, return it, and get another but, NOOO. Removing that case has been one of the greatest achievements of my life, I will put that in my curriculum from now on. It is that hard, do trust the other reviews that say the same, I almost thought I was gonna break the ipad just from removing the case, it was just stuck there, it was a miracle of life that I could free my IPad from such case. So, no, I wouldn't recommend this case, unless you love extreme sports and live life on the edge, and even so, I would tell you to reconsider.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case for the price!

    Posted
    mrblueiis
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this for my iPad Air 2. I was a bit reluctant considering I've always used Lifeproof or Otterbox products. However, Lifeproof/Otterbox hadn't released a case for the Air 2 and I insist on having one for all of my Apple products. I am extremely happy with this case, though! It fits great, the screen protector is clear and doesn't seem to affect the tactile aspects of the screen. I like the rubberized portion of the case. It has a nice tack to it and is easy to grip. The little stand in the back is helpful as well. Fingerprint recognition has worked flawlessly. Overall, very pleased with this case! I would definitely buy one again in the future. Only downside is that it's not waterproof. I don't necessarily need that feature as I typically only use my iPad at home or in controlled environments, don't have any pets or children and I'm very mindful to keep drinks, etc away from the device anyway. Good buy, in my book, nonetheless.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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