Protection

Protection

waterproof – shock-resistant – unbeatable

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IP67 – waterproof to 1 meter

For this certification it is checked whether the housing can withstand a water pressure in one meter water depth for 30 minutes. During this time no harmful amount of water may penetrate. Each of our enclosures is tested for watertightness before shipping. However, we advise you to check the waterproofness of your enclosure before use. Especially when you work with such a protective housing for the first time, it can happen that you forget to close a clamp or that sand gets into the seal.

For this check, a cardboard dummy of an iPad or Microsoft Surface Go is enclosed with every Shell™. This dummy takes up the space of the iPad or Microsoft Surface Go. If a leak should occur during the check, you can immediately recognize it on the dummy.

All Shell series cases are waterproof and impact resistant. Nevertheless the iPad or Microsoft Surface Go can be inserted or removed within seconds. Almost all functions, such as buttons and cameras can also be used from the outside. The charging function is the only housing system that can even be used under water with the help of a special connector. Due to the ergonomically shaped back, the housing lies much safer in the hand than comparable products.

schlagfest

Shook-Resistant according to MIL810G

To test the impact protection of our case, we use one of the toughest standards in existence. MIL810G is a U.S. military standard. To pass this test, the case is dropped a total of 26 times on all edges, sides and surfaces. The drop height is 1.22 m; the surface used is flat. This is how perfect protection is guaranteed, regardless which part of the case impacts with the surface. The certification is passed if the housing and the tablet inside it are still functional.

As previously mentioned, the test ground is a flat surface. As usual, if a sharp object hits the display directly, it still has the potential to damage it. To prevent this, a special protective display cover is available for the aiShell™ mini and mini+ that can protect against even that kind of danger.

 

Protection against scratches on the display

Unlike conventional waterproof cases of other manufacturers, the aiShell™ display film also protects against scratches and is unsusceptible to sand, which otherwise tends to work its way through the seals and may even cause leaks over a long period of time. With the aiShell mini it is also possible to attach a hard-plastic display cover. This even protects the display against falls on sharp objects.

Many conventional protective cases – even waterproof kinds – often do without a high-quality protective film to save money. Often, this doesn't present any problems – to start with at least. But in the course of use, problems do often arise. 

  1. Even though the glass surface of the iPad is very hard, it can still be scratched by hard objects, such as keys. 

  2. Since the display seal is not bonded, dirt, salt and sand can work their way through the seal over the course of time. This can produce minute channels through which water can finally penetrate after weeks of use. 

The aiShell™ system's protective film for the display prevents all that. The film itself is made of extremely scratch-resistant plastic. If it should ever actually get scratched, it can be replaced. 

The standard aiShell™ comes with a crystal-clear display film. In our opinion it is the best there is to prevent irritating reflections. At the customer’s request, however, we can also equip any case with a matt film. This would be a custom product, however, with a small extra charge.

Furthermore we have the possibility to equip our Shell™ housings with hybrid glass in the display window. This is used as standard for the GoShell™.

You will find further information here.