Let’s face it. Apple gear ain’t cheap. Apple Tax notwithstanding, we pay a premium price for what should be a premium product, right? Yet, today’s gadgets are no different than gadgets of yesteryear. They break.
Got iPhone? If you do, do you have a case? I have a couple. One for work, one for home. In the school where Nathan and I work as system administrators, gophers, and support staff, we have hundreds of Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, and iPads. Guess which ones get the bumper guard cases?
Superman had his Kryptonite. iPhone users have their corners and screens. iPad users have… well, cases. Would you drive a new $2,227 iPad Pro naked? I mean, naked as in no case? Me neither. The folks who build tough and durable cases recognize that Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio case is for sissies and wusses.
This is not your daddy’s iPad case.
Dropsies just ran into Kryptonite with the Metropolis Series case for iPad Pro. As in, expensive iPad Pro; the one that needs protection even if you use it like a notebook.
This is no ordinary $12 case from Amazon. Metropolis Series meets military drop-test standards. Whatever those are. I’m thinking tank with bumper guards. There’s much to like here.
- Feather-light composite construction
- Impact-resistant soft core
- Tactile grip
- Easy access to touchscreen and ports
- Adjustable stand with auto wake/sleep folio cover
- Apple Pencil holder and compatible with Apple Pencil Pairing/Charging
- Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G-516.6)
What’s not to like? Yes, you’ll pay more for Metropolis but don’t you have more to lose, too. This is a case where ugly meets ugly truth. It’s a good thing we don’t have big blenders, otherwise we would have videos of iPad Pro models blended with yogurt.
Metropolis Series case comes in three colors. Black, Magma (think maroon or reddish), and Cobalt (darker blue). Unfortunately, the case is not compatible with Apple’s incredibly expensive Smart Keyboard Folio, so if you want to type you’ll need a Bluetooth keyboard. Amazon has plenty of good ones for less than $30; about half the price tag of Metropolis Series case.
It ain’t pretty but that’s not the idea. A cracked screen or dented corner looks much worse than industrial strength cases.
For what it’s worth, we have cases on all the iPads at our school. I don’t think I’ve seen any teacher, student, or staff member toting around an iPhone without a case. Most Mac and PC notebooks don’t have a case, either, but based on how they get handled I can make a case for a case.
You paid for it. You use it. Things happen. Besides, you never know when the Hulk might show up and yell, “Puny iPad!“