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Company: Incipio Technologies


Model: Dermashot

Price: $35

Compatible: iPad Wi-Fi/3G + Wi-Fi

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Incipio Dermashot for iPad

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Category: Cases - iPad, iPad (2010)

Interestingly updated and price-bumped just prior to the iPad's release, Incipio's Dermashot ($35) has been internally redesigned with a honeycomb internal structure that adds physical stability while enabling the case to be lighter than before, and thinner -- 3mm rather than 4mm. Four colors (black, gray, pink, and blue) are available, each with a clear screen protector, cleaning cloth, and applicator card packed into the box.

On May 13, 2010, iLounge published The Complete Guide to iPad Cases and Protection, a multi-page comparison of over 70 different iPad cases and film protectors, sorted by genre. The following details were added to this piece by that comparison article; please click on the link above for additional comparative discussion of similar protective options.

Less expensive than Incase’s versions, Dermashot has more generously-sized holes that are still quite nicely tapered, though the Dock Connector port hole is too small for the iPad Camera Connection Kit. We generally hate cut-outs in cases for the rear Apple logo, but Incipio manages to achieve a similar effect without a hole by thinning the case around a square in the center, which makes the case more comfortable to hold, as well. The only usability issue with this case, which includes screen protection at a lower price than the Incase options, is the slightly floppy bezel coverage in front, which could stand to be more stiff.


Editors' Note: iLounge only reviews products in "final" form, but many companies now change their offerings - sometimes several times - after our reviews have been published. This iLounge article provides more information on this practice, known as revving.

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