Priced aggressively, Griffin’s new Jumper ($30) is a new neoprene sleeve for iPad with more style than we’d expected from its early product photos. The review unit we received is black with white piping on the outside, soft and white on the inside; a brown version with black edging is also apparently in the offing. Griffin designed Jumper with an integrated pull tab that can be tucked into the case or left out; its logo appears on the tab, and subtly stitched into the case’s back.
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.
We typically steer clear of recommending sleeves for iPods and iPhones, but iPad users may find that they make more sense. The concept is to totally envelop the iPad inside protective material, using a flap or zipper to open and release the device when it’s needed. In almost every one of these cases, the designs speak for themselves—you either like how they look, or don’t—so we’re sorting them by price and focusing our brief notes on fit and scope of protection, with bare opinions otherwise.
Does Jumper fit? Yes. Is everything protected? Yes.
Company and Price
Company: Griffin Technology
Compatible: iPad (2010)