waterproof – impact-resistant – unbeatable
|IP67 – waterproof to 1 meter |
To obtain this certification, the case is tested to determine whether it can withstand the pressure at a depth of 1 meter under water for 30 minutes. During this time no harmful amount of water may penetrate. Every case that leaves our premises is subjected to a final test to ensure it is waterproof. Nevertheless, you should always briefly test the case again yourself to ensure it is waterproof before you use it. Especially in situations where you are using the case for the first time, you may easily forget to close a clip, or sand may have found its way into the seal.
To perform this test, each aiShell includes a dummy iPad made of cardboard. It occupies the same space inside the case as an iPad. Any leaks unexpectedly occurring during the test can be detected immediately on the dummy.
All cases in the aiShell series are waterproof and impact-resistant. Virtually all functionality, such as buttons and cameras, can also be used from the outside. It is the only case system that allows charging even under water. Despite this the iPad can still be inserted and removed again in only a matter of seconds. Because of the back's ergonomic design, it can be held much more securely in the hand than other products.
|Impact protection 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. Certification is granted if the case and its contents – the iPad – remain in working order. Note: this doesn't exactly beautify it.
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
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.
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.