Product Review: Pelican ProGear Vault Extreme Case for iPad Mini27 April 2015
I haven’t had the best track record with tech devices.
I lost the same smartphone to not just one but two different sewage drains on two separate occasions. I chipped my iPhone’s screen by carelessly tossing a heavy watch on it. My laptop looks like I let a sharp-clawed cat cuddle with it. This is normal wear and tear from my everyday life, so imagine the terrifying situations I put my devices in while traveling. Yikes.
It’s not that I don’t care about my tech devices; I love them. I just simply love them a little too hard. So, when Pelican ProGear™ sent me its Vault Extreme Protection case for my first generation iPad Mini, I felt like I was the perfect candidate to test it out. I’ve spent the past few days playing around with it to evaluate its design, durability and usability.
The lid is my favorite part. It folds flesh behind the case, or it can be used like a kickstand to prop up your iPad for a hands-free experience. The only downside is that it does not trigger the screen to sleep when closed like my other case, so I have to remember to lock it to avoid draining my battery.