Urban Armor Gear - Protective Case for Apple® iPad (Latest Model), Apple® iPad 5th Gen - Black

Guard your iPad 9.7 against damage with this Metropolis case. Its soft core provides excellent impact resistance and shock absorption, while the tactile grip exterior lets you get a firm hold. This Metropolis case provides easy access to the touch screen and all ports and buttons.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Protective Case for Apple® iPad (Latest Model), Apple® iPad 5th Gen

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (815 out of 876)

Features


Designed for use with Apple 9.7" iPad

For a precise fit.

Folio case

Provides all-around protection against on-the-go damage.

Nonslip grip

Helps you maintain a firm grasp on your device.

Impact drop protection

Safeguards against harm caused by accidental drops.

Built-in stand

Enables comfortable hands-free viewing.

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries


Overall customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best case available right now

    Posted
    JStylze
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased this after first unsuccessfully trying a couple cases ordered online. The case options for the 2017 iPad are currently slim pickings due to Apple changing the size yet again. Even Apple is currently only offering the smart cover and no OEM cases at the moment. This iPad is closer in size to the Air 1 than the Air 2. This case fits it perfectly. Unlike the cases I ordered online, all of the ports line up perfectly and the iPad does not pop out along the edges. The case is constructed to offer excellent drop and overall protection and has the same honeycomb interior and other shock absorbing attributes found on protective iPhone cases. These features help to disperse and absorb shocks in the event of a fall. The cover also securely latches with a firm magnetic closure to protect the screen while not in use. The inside of the front cover is lined with very soft fabric and has a very well concealed groove for propping the iPad up in landscape mode. It's not the cheapest or thinnest case but based on the level of protection and perfect fit, it was worth every penny over the cheaper options I tried before finding this gem. The added bulk does not bother me because I l know my iPad is well protected in the event of an unfortunate drop. The only somewhat negative is folding the rear cover back to use the iPad with one hand. It's a little awkward due to the design and magnetic closure strap, but otherwise love everything else about the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Choice

    Posted
    Irvingson
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    A little context to begin. For my son's birthday, last year, I bought him the new(at the time the newest) iPad. My son was turning 10 years old and is not the most sure handed of folks, so a sturdy case was going to be needed, and I didn't have much time to research or purchase online. I chose this case for 2 reasons; 1. The price point, and 2. Urban Armor has been a solid buy in the past. My primary concerns were durability and protection. Almost a year later, and there isn't a scratch on the iPad and my son loves the case. For me personally, if the case was a little more functional as a stand, that would be nice, but that would be my only knock on it. I Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an affordable yet sturdy case. My other child has an iPad Pro with an Urban Armor case as well, so this is becoming my go to case provider. Hope this was useful, and have a great day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    ryuken83
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    I got this because obviously I needed a case for my ipad. This ipad was for my child and obviously, children cannot keep things safe so naturally I wanted this for protection. Because of the thick packaging I really couldn't tell how durable it was. I could only go by what they say on the package. Now I have two other ipad at the house and they are encased in sturdy otterboxes. This case doesn't even come close to that level of protection. Now I'm not saying this is a garbage product. If you are an adult or a non clumsy teenager, I believe this is perfect for prevent dust, dirt and scratches from appearing. But if you are accident prone or have young kids who are guaranteed to drop it, step on it etc, then this isn't for you. Other than that, decent just not suitable for my needs.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The product is good but it's not intuitive

    Posted
    zephyrryder
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    The IPAD is good for what my wife needed the IPAD for - holding her music and to use in performances, HOWEVER, it is an APPLE product which is not intuitive and does not "play well with other electronics". For example, it is dang near impossible to put your own stuff on the IPAD and find it. You can BUY (did I say BUY) and purchase the APPLE sold stuff and find it easily (did I say BUY), but this substantially reduces the value of the IPAD. A windows tablet would be MUCH MUCH AND REALLY a lot easier to work with because the ability to work with folders and see everything that is stored on the machine. So IPAD with their lock-down to accessing the WHOLE machine, will never get a top of the line review from me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Case and stand are great!!

    Posted
    Sean

    I almost didn’t buy this after others reviews that the stand sucks. I decided to check it out anyways and at first I tried standing it on the Kevlar looking side that has ridges that I thought were meant to hold the stand. After I couldn’t get it to hold I switched it the other way around to where the bottom rests on the felt and it holds it SOLID! I’ve since learned this is how you are supposed to do it and I’m guessing that’s where those negative reviews came from. Don’t let that dissuade you I’ve typed this whole review on a wrinkled up blanket and the stand holds up great. Not to mention this thing looks AWESOME!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2017 iPad 9.7 ruggedized case

    Posted
    Grooster
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    I originally had a slim case with Smart Cover & that worked well for me. Except I kept dropping the iPad! After 4 drops and some small scratches on the cover & the edge of the iPad I decided I needed a better solution. Finding an affordable cover for the 2017 9.7 iPad is tricky - not many exist! My local BB had the UAG in stock and with rewards savings applied the case was a real deal. Honestly, I would have bought it w/o the extra $ off. So far, the case has lived up to my expectations. It is grippy but not overly, easy to carry & use, and protects my iPad from my occasional clumsiness. Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best out of choices for my size tablet

    Posted
    Kreen
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    This cover offer's protection for tablet. There were not many to choose from for this size tablet. Apple cover to me is not a cover but a decoration, showing the Apple logo. The tablet is really light, this does make it heavier. I like how it closes. I like how it allows you to use a stand. What I do not like is how difficult it is to get to the volume buttons. The case is rather thick there and you have to struggle. The same with turning it off. Since it's on top it's a little easier. That's why I gave four stars. Price was fare

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Stand feature is useless.

    Posted
    WebDeveloper44
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Works fine as a protective case/cover, if that's all you want/need. However, it was the 'stand' feature that sold me on this over other cases. Unfortunately, the stand feature does not lock into place and relies on a perfect balance alone, which makes it only able to stand up on a PERFECTLY FLAT surface, and then only you don't need to touch the screen or a button. It might be okay for watching long videos, but otherwise is useless as a stand for my purposes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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