This new Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Case for 9.7-inch iPad Pro is supposed to excel as it’s apparently designed to take drops onto hard surfaces and keep your tablet safe.
The UAG Metropolis is not only rugged-looking, it’s versatile as well! The base design starts with a thick polycarbonate case that the iPad Pro slips into, with honeycomb indentations on the back side of the case to provide cushioning for the tablet in a drop. The corners are given extra padding as well.
A thin flap covers the iPad Pro display, with soft microfiber actually touching the screen. That flap also acts as a stand for the iPad Pro when folded over. The interesting design tweak is that the entire flap can be removed, meaning that owners of the Apple Smart Keyboard or Smart Cover can continue to use those Apple products without compromising the drop protection of the Metropolis.
It meets the MIL STD 810G-516.6 specification, which deals with the functional drop of an electronic device. The standard requires that the tested item can physically and functionally withstand the frequent, repetitive shocks encountered in transportation, service, and handling. Note that the standard does not say anything about how high a drop the case protects against, and that there’s no protection from dust or water.
- 360 Degree Protection with adjustable stand
- Feather-light composite construction
- Impact resistant soft core
- Tactile grip
- Smart Cover/Keyboard compatible
- Easy access to touchscreen and ports
- Adjustable and detachable stand
- Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G-516.6)
iPad Pro 9.7-inch Model Numbers: A1673, A1674, & A1675
iPad (2018, 9.7-inch, 6th Gen) Model Numbers: A1893 & A1954,
iPad (2017, 9.7-inch, 5th Gen) Model Numbers: A1822 & A1823,
iPad Air Model Number: A1474 & A1475
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