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Company: Kensington

Website: www.Kensington.com

Model: SafeGrip Rugged Case & Stand, SafeGrip Security Case & Lock

Price: $50-$90

Compatible: iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad (3rd/4th-Gen)

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Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Case & Stand for iPad mini + Security Case & Lock for iPad

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By Nick Guy

Accessories Editor, iLounge ()
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Category: Cases - iPad, iPad 2 / 3rd-Gen / 4th-Gen, iPad mini / iPad mini with Retina Display

Kensington has released two distinct products under the same family name: SafeGrip Rugged Case & Stand for iPad mini ($50) and SafeGrip Security Case & Lock for iPad ($90). The latter model supports second-, third-, and fourth-generation iPads. Although it's not identical, the iPad mini holder reminds us of i-Blason's ArmorBox Kido Series. The foam case has a hinged-handle that can also act as a stand. This one includes a stylus, which can fit into a groove on the back, as well as screen film and an applicator. It only comes in green. SafeGrip Security Case & Lock has a similar outer piece, but the iPad first fits inside a hard plastic case with a locking mechanism. Included with the pack is a ClickSafe lock. This one comes in bright orange, and looks pretty monstrous -- gigantic, and without a particularly good match between the inner and outer layers. The last photo below shows how awkwardly the parts come together.

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