XGear Shield Case for iPad – accessory review

If you’re looking for a sturdy and transparent skin, the XGear Shield case for iPad for $29.95 may be the case for you.

The XGear Shield is made from dual-compound materials that creates a shock absorbing bumper on the edges. Translation: it has thick edges that fit securely to the iPad that can reduce damage to the corners if bumped. Though not completely transparent, XGear Shield has more of a frosted backing that and not only looks good but totally protects the back and sides of iPad and gives you complete piece of mind from scratches.

There are two things that I really like about this case. The first is how secure it is. There are some cases that fit, but the edges and corners are loose. While this may make for easy removal, I fear it can get caught on something and slip off of the iPad. This is not the case with the XGear Shield. The edges are actually a challenge to put on and remove so you know the case isn't going anywhere. On the downside, it doesn't allow for docking with the iPad dock. All of the openings are there, but the power button has given me some challenges. Turning on is easy though by tapping the home button instead.

Video and photos after the break!

Pros

  • Protects edges and back of iPad
  • Very sturdy Accessibility to all ports
  • Fits securely around the iPad's edges

Cons

  • Does not work with iPad dock
  • Power button can be a challenge to press
  • No color options

TiPb iPad 3.5-star rated

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Chad Garrett

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XGear Shield Case for iPad – accessory review

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i agree @Fabrizio....
The Belkin iPad Grip Vue case – Clear looks way better and the port openings are perfect, not squared off like these...
This is just a cheap version of it.