Griffin GB35108 Survivor Extreme-duty Military case for iPad 4/3 (4th Generation), iPad 3 and iPad 2, Black
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- Independently tested and certified to meet conditions outlined in US Department of Defense MIL-STD-810 and UK Department of Defense Def-Stan 00-35.
- Integral Display shield deflects wind and rain (Test: up to 200 mm/hr for 1 hour).
- Rigid internal frame protects against shocks and drops (Test: drop on flat concrete surface from 6'/1.8 m).
- Sealed ports block blown sand and dust (up to 18 m/sec for 1 hour).
- Silicone cladding blocks vibration (18 hrs at 20 to 2000 Hz).
- Includes multi-position workstan.
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Size: 0.9 x 7.8 x 10 inches | Color: Black
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The difference is significant.
-The old model has a clam shell design that envelopes the iPad. Then you wrap the clam shell with a silicone case.
-The new model (GB35108)has a front panel that snaps on over the silicone case.
In addition, the port flaps have hinges to rotate out of the way, whereas the older model does not.
Unfortunately, I had to return mine as I want the new model as indicated on Amazon's "Item model number: GB35108", which I did not receive.
Here is the email from Griffin customer support:
"> So sorry to hear you're experiencing trouble with your Survivor case. The reason you are having so much trouble is that the case you have is a counterfeit. The biggest indicator I can see is the typo on the front for compatibility. It should say "new iPad + iPad 2", but your box has no spaces so it shows "new iPad+iPad2". I would venture to guess that on the back in the bottom right, "Military-Duty Case With Stand" has the word stand misspelled. I would also guess if you were to pull up the sticker that is covering over the bar code on the bottom, it would show Griffin P/N GB05202. That part number is for an olive green case for an iPhone. The actual P/N for the black iPad Survivor case would be either GB02480 or GB35108.
> With those indicators of it being counterfeit, I would suggest contacting your original point of purchase (in this case, probably the Amazon reseller). They may be unaware they have purchased counterfeits from their wholesaler, but it is definitely not a genuine Griffin product. So sorry for the inconvenience. I hope this answers your questions, and feel free to let me know if I can be of further help."
I'd stay away from this one!
When I came to look for this case on Amazon, I did it because I could not afford the full retail price listed on the Griffin website. I read many many reviews and started to worry if it would be worth a shot at only paying 45 dollars for this case. I am only 19 and I am the only income for my family, working income. But my parents are unable to work and my father is on disability. This was my only option for this case. And I don't regret it. It was stressful wondering if what I was getting would be legit or not.
As many many others have said. The main two issues with buying this discounted case on Amazon is that it is either counterfeit or an older model. I did extensive research and both issues are true. Griffin is a company that is so often victim of counterfeiting. Griffin is a good company, but many people try to counterfeit it, from what I can gather it's the way they trademark, or patent things that leaves them so vulnerable to being target of knock offs. Not only counterfeits, but wholesalers often intentionally give customers the wrong model. Both of these issues are real, and do happen, very often. However in my case, I've been given the luck of the majority. I have looked my box, and case, over and over thoroughly while doing more research on it, and I have found that not only does my case happen to be real, but it is the new model even. With those two issues being real, there are still more people getting a genuine product than those getting scammed, but it's still a risk.
As others have said, the flaps should rotate on hinges, and mine do.Read more ›
The entire iPad is protected with this case. I have no worries letting my kids (6 & 3 years old) and their friends play on our iPad. The volume buttons and power buttons fit perfectly. Although the speaker on the bottom of the iPad is blocked (but can be opened by simply flipping the built-in flap up) the sound still comes out and can be heard at a quite decent volume..
The screen protector may not take away from the beautiful retina display, but it does cast a glare on the screen when viewed at certain angles or under certain lighting conditions. The screen protector also cause the iPad's touchscreen to be less responsive. I find myself having to press harder on the screen protector in order to get the iPad to respond rather than just touching the screen.
The stand on this case also works well. The only downside is that the stand doesn't work in portrait mode. I have the stand attached, in the closed position, to the side of the case all the time, so it's always readily accessible. Although the stand attaches pretty snug to the case, it can easily be removed when trying to flip it open. This is mainly due to the fact that the stand could be attached to either sides of the case. Why they didn't make it compatible with the bottom on the case, to allow standing up in portrait mode is beyond me.
** Update **
I recently purchased the iPad camera connection kit and the connector cannot be plugged into my iPad unless I remove this entire case. A big disadvantage if you're using the camera connection kit frequently.
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