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Circumstances for protection of the personal portable device, in this case iPhone and iPad, can be much. From time to time the such cause in certain users of a jeer, say, for what to save up, if it is necessary to use! It partially agrees with it, but I personally like to use careful devices without visible damages, well and they leave later usually my quite good acquaintance, respectively, hunting to realize a thing in a trade dress, instead of as a bum something visited a dump. But still there are such situations when the greatest protection of a device is necessary, instead of it is simple to protect it from casual scratches. GumDrop covers just for such cases.
For what it can be demanded to turn that narrow and small-sized iPhone into a brick, and a tablet in something bolshushchy and on dimensions similar on not orthodox Windows-netbook? For example, if the person works in rather unsafe environment, at building or it the military man during field doctrines, etc. For the tender city inhabitant such protection hardly is useful, though if wish to be allocated, devices from GumDrop completely approach. A joyful coloring (except dark option considered in the review there is also very bright coloring like saturated pink, lasky blue and the others), an unusual structure and relative compactness as for a device with so severe physical protection, all these features allocate GumDrop production in the middle of analogs. But we will not hurry up with conclusions. Let’s make out at first novelties closer.
GumDrop Drop Tech Series for iPhone 4/4S
The device is delivered in usual and small-sized packing consisting of a thick plastic bed for a cover and a cover slider from Pet-plastic. There is not enough of that a product strong so it besides is delivered in massive protective boxing.
From the back of a box no revelations are present, unless I beforehand вызнал about a design of a device and was taken aback to so bolshenny number of "spare parts":
Usually such covers consist of 2 parts: plastic framework and rubber or silikovonovy external cover. GumDrop Drop Tech Series a design approximately same, with that distinction that a protective ring for the chamber (yes, here such is) and a skrinprotektor — is two separate, demountable details. Disputable decision, frankly speaking.
But, I will not carp before time. After all is at a device and the noteworthy moments. Same naruzhny dempfiruyushchy cover. It is executed not from cheap and promptly being salted silicone, and from a composite of thermoplastic polyurethane and rubber.
That material is quite soft perfectly to protect phone when falling with small heights (to one and a half meters), at all this it actually does not wear out and is not stretched eventually, ukhvatisty and rather pleasant to the touch. Snutri is not present any edges of rigidity (are usually used to reduce weight, but to keep cover characteristics) — continuous rubber.
Here an oddish protective ring for the chamber. Direct attention to pair of openings along the edges — it is own sort holders.
The internal rigid framework is executed from plastic. Skrinprotektor too plastic and at desire it can be removed. It is built in in the separate frame.
One more unusual feature of a framework — at it is not present a rigid back cover. In other words, phone is put in this piece, and behind it rubber covers only. For example, in Griffin Survivor of plasticity closes phone from all sides.
Snutri keeps by iPhone by means of small hooks. To enclose it it is simple, and here essentially to take out more difficultly. It is necessary аккуратненько to unbend a framework on the one hand, to disentangle phone corner, later to repeat the same function on the other hand, trying to hold one party of the device raised, and that everything will be latched back.
The rubber casing was tense without special difficulties, well and to remove it simply. Finally iPhone 4S caught that here brutal external shape:
The relief firm logo on a back at cover edge attracted, and here the monstruozny ring round the chamber looks somehow alienly. Though it keeps strongly, does not crawl.
All ports and buttons are covered with caps though loudspeakers are open, in other words, real protection from аква splashes at a cover is not present.
Also I wish to note hardness of caps. On the one hand — it is excellent, they do not dangle and do not drop out from though what movement. On the other hand, to connect dock cord, holding a cap — that still a task.
The toggle-switch of a silent mode is very deeply drowned also. To press it it is easy, but it is necessary to use both hands. Without a cover or with a narrow slip it can be made one hand.
Direct attention to thickness of rubber — about safety of phone it will be possible not to worry actually in all criteria.
Loudness buttons too are covered behind a thick layer of a poliuretanovo-rubber composite and are pressed very hardly, it is possible though to get used.
And here with the Power button everything is excellent — is pressed the touch is sensitive, but everything is true and comfortable.
With the Home button business is more awfully. She on for itself myagenky in iPhone 4/4S, and being the rubber hidden behind a thick layer absolutely loses click. Actually any tactile response — pressed rubber Home, worked, the click is not felt. Probably not discrepancy, but that aspect is.
With a skrinprotektor of difficulties did not appear. It actually does not influence the image, sensitivity of the touch panel does not lower, not especially very much becomes covered by fingerprints though to erase seemed it will be more difficult, than from glass with an oleofobny covering. But from scratches protects.
In comparison to rivals, GumDrop Drop Tech Series for iPhone it is difficult to call one of most easy and small-sized, but it does not do it small. The mass of phone increases practically on 115 g (to 255 g), thickness — to 15,2 mm. Not including that, rubber likes to cling to a fabric of pockets and to turn out them at phone extraction. And into a pocket of very narrow jeans better voobshchy it not to thrust in such vestments.
But it is possible not to be afraid to drop phone from height of own growth, well and to slide in palms it will finish too. Good protection, though does not correspond to military standards (there is protection from аква no splashes and грязищи). That for itself city option of a military.
GumDrop Drop Tech Series Military Edition for iPad 2 (iPad 3)
The similar cover on a design for iPad got to me in Military Edition option, but it too does not correspond to any military standard of physical security. From "military" in it only standard for army of the USA Army Green-44 color and additional protection for the back and forward chamber.
Packing similar to model it is only natural to iPhone more:
Skrinprotektor demountable, still I do not understand that decision. After all if to remove a film which is placed on the frame, hardness of a design of a device will decrease.
But there is no plastic "ear" for the chamber. This element is fixed on a cover frame, plus contains a protective film for a lens.
In a plastic framework to arrange iPad it is easy: at first the tablet is put from a chamber window, then is latched on corners and a side. Despite of an inscription on a box that a device for iPad 2, I managed to "pull" it on iPad 3, though hardly.
The cover from a composite of thermoplastic polyurethane and rubber is even thicker, than in GumDrop Drop Tech Series for iPhone. To put on it a little it was more difficult, in particular, when it was necessary to close the last corner. But a material strong to break off it it is difficult, so do not fear to put efforts.
Feature with complexity of connection dock cable remained, but to everything get used. Better once again натужиться than to break a tablet in the absence of quite strong cover.
Also by caps are closed the socket for earphones and the universal lever of blocking:
The loudspeaker lattice is not covered with a membrane, and ordinary punching will not protect from water, quicker opposite.
The hole for a microphone in a cover is too:
All buttons should be reaped through rubber and feelings exactly the same, as in a case with the telephone GumDrop Drop Tech Series version: the volume control swing is hardly pressed, with Power everything is excellent, in the Home button the tactile response is lost.
But designation of buttons of loudness is even on a face-to-face side simply to find them to the touch:
Severe protection for the integrated chambers — everyone covers a transparent film:
And to realize all epichnost of this cover, estimate thickness of a rubber cover and a skrinprotektor rim:
Yes, that device is difficult for calling small-sized, on terrible protection asks victims. In this case it is necessary to reconcile to mass of a cover practically in 480 гр and with a width in 19 mm. In other words, all design together with iPad 2 снутри will weigh even more than 11,6-inch MacBook Air.
As I also said at first articles, is far not much such protection is necessary, but from time to time GumDrop Drop Tech Series and analogs probably will appear неподменны. Certain maniacs, for example, can decide to play with iPad in the Paintball:
And if it is serious, the considered devices are one of the few in the market from that level protective qualities though cost at them bites. The option for iPhone on the official website is offered for $45, for iPad — about $70. In the Russian Federation cost of covers makes 2260 and 2800 rubles respectively.