Kensington Releases New iPad Air and iPad mini Case Lineup to Keep your Gear Safe

Kensington BlackBeltAs the new year starts to roll in, we will begin to see more and more accessory makers launching new and exciting products for Apple’s iPad Air. The newest full-sized tablet from Apple received a complete redesign that made it impossible for you to use your old cases, covers, and sleeves without dealing with some sizing issues. I had to finally let go of my favorite Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio when I purchased the iPad Air.

Kensington knows that there are thousands of people like me out there, who are in search of a new case to protect my tablet from daily use. The company has just announced the launch of 14 new cases that are specifically designed to withstand spills, drops, and other mishaps that take place every day.

Kensington has updated its BlackBelt Series of rugged, military-grade iPad cases to fit the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. All BlackBelt cases feature a tough, lightweight band that surrounds the tablet to defend against drops and scratches.

Kensinton SafeGripPlus, Kensington has updated its SafeGrip carrying case for the iPad Air and iPad mini so that you can protect your tablet against mishaps in the classroom with the little ones.

“Experience all the productivity that the iPad enables for your business with our BlackBelt Rugged Cases. These products, along with our SafeGrip™ Cases, are tailored for tablets used in tough environments, so that you have peace of mind knowing your iPad investment is safe during all your activities,” said Judy Barker, Senior Global Product Manager at Kensington.

New redesigned cases include the following features:

Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case for iPad® mini ($24.99) – The Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case surrounds your iPad mini in a strong layer of rubber that protects against drops and scratches, with great grip so it’s easy to hold onto.

  • Clear protective back cover
  • Fits into Charging Cabinets with bays 20mm and larger
  • Raised bezel protects screen
  • Rubberized texture makes it easy to grip and prevents it from sliding off table
  • Strong, cushioned rubber ring designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around protection against drops and scratches
  • Unobstructed port openings for easy access to controls, cameras and connectors

Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case for iPad® Air ($29.99) –The Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case surrounds the iPad Air in a strong rubber layer that protects against drops and scratches, with great grip that makes it easy to hold and prevents sliding off a table or desk.

  • Clear protective back cover
  • Fits into Charging Cabinets with bays 20mm and larger
  • Raised bezel protects screen
  • Rubberized texture makes it easy to grip and prevents it from sliding off table
  • Strong, cushioned rubber ring designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around protection against drops and scratches
  • Unobstructed port openings for easy access to controls, cameras and connectors

Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case for iPad mini (49.99) – Accidents happen, and someday your iPad mini is probably going to get dropped. That’s why Kensington made the BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case. By surrounding your iPad mini in a strong, cushioned rubber layer, it can survive just about anything your day can dish out. It also features a built-in hand strap, multi-position stand and screen protector.

  • Strong, cushioned rubber layer over a polycarbonate X-frame is designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around protection against drops and scratches
  • Rubberized texture makes it easy to grip and prevents it from sliding off table
  • 20mm thickness fits into Charging Carts
  • Unobstructed port openings for easy access to controls, cameras and connectors

Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case for iPad® Air ($59.99) – Accidents happen, and someday your iPad Air is probably going to get dropped. That’s why Kensington made the BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case. By surrounding your iPad Air in a strong, cushioned rubber layer, it can survive drops and bumps because it offers premium shock absorption. It also features a built-in hand strap, multi-position stand and a screen protector.

  • Strong, cushioned rubber layer over a polycarbonate X-frame is designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around protection against drops and scratches
  • Rubberized texture makes it easy to grip and prevents it from sliding off table
  • 20mm thickness fits into Charging Carts
  • Unobstructed port openings for quick access to controls, cameras and connectors

Kensington SafeGrip™ Rugged Carry Case and Stand for iPad® Air ($54.99) – The iPad opens a whole new world of hands-on learning for kids. However, sensitive electronics like the iPad Air just weren’t made to withstand the punishment kids can dish out. The Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Carry Case & Stand wraps the iPad Air in a tough, padded case complete with screen protection. It also has a thick, sturdy handle that’s perfect for kids’ hands, plus a built-in stylus holder and personalization pocket.

  • Built to survive the shared-use school environment
  • Protects screen against scratches and smudges
  • Handle doubles as a stand with type and view modes
  • Preserves access to all ports

Both the BlackBelt and SafeGrip cases for the iPad Air are scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2014. Visit the company’s website for more information.

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