Dexim is one of the leading manufacturers of accessories for a variety of mobile devices. The company has a wide range of products for the iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, HTC and now the iPad. The company recently launched several cases for the Apple iPad and they were nice enough to send along two of their new offerings for me to review.
The Dexim Durable Protection Sleeve for the iPad is made from thermoplastic polyurethane. Also known as TPU this material is harder than straight silicone and offers a fit that’s tight and form-fitting.
The Sleeve is available in either black or white.
The case includes an anti-scratch screen protector, install card and cleaning cloth.
Inserting the iPad into this case couldn’t be much easier. Simply place the case around the back of the iPad and lift it around the corners. Although the case fits quite tight it stretches enough to allow you to get it onto your iPad. But once there you definitely get the feeling that the case isn’t going anywhere. It also offers a nice raised lip which give you a decent amount of “lay-on-the-table” protection should you choose to place your iPad down screen first.
On the bottom of the case you’ll find individual cutouts for the iPad’s speakers and 30-pin dock connector.
On the side there are also individual cutouts for the volume rocker and orientation lock switch.
Finally on the top you’ll find three more cutouts, this time for the sleep/awake button, secondary microphone and the headset jack. The last of which is not terribly recessed so you won’t have any issue getting most headphones to find inside.
One thing that separates Dexim’s sleeve from the other TPU cases for the iPad is swirling circular pattern on the back.
If you need some decent shock and impact protection for your iPad but you want to keep your screen free and clear and fully accessible at all times the Dexim Durable Protection Sleeve is worth a look.
M.S.R.P. – $29.00
What I like – Form fitting, good shock and impact protection.
What I don’t like – Might bubble some screen protectors.
The Colorful Silicone Sleeve for the iPad is made from 100% silicone and is available in 8 colors.
The orange version Dexim sent me really pops.
It also includes an anti-scratch screen protector, install card and cleaning cloth.
Inserting the iPad into the Silicon Sleeve is even easier than doing so with the TPU sleeve. The silicone is extremely flexible an stretches to accommodate the body of the iPad with ease. Once it’s on a good portion of the black part of the iPad’s screen gets covered by a nice “lay-on-the-table” design.
This case features individual cutouts on the bottom for the speakers and 30-pin dock connector.
On the side you’ll find cutout for the volume rocker and orientation lock.
And the top offers cutouts for the secondary microphone and headset jack. The sleep/awake button however remains covered by offers good feedback when pressed.
The back of the case is matte and features a small Dexim logo in the lower portion of the case. It doesn’t attract much lint, which can be a common issue with cases made from silicone.
The Dexim Silicone Sleeve offers a nice amount of shock and impact protection combined with some bright and vibrant colors to choose from. The case fits the iPad well and the included screen protector makes this combination a pretty nice deal.
M.S.R.P. – $19.90
What I like – Bright and vibrant colors, includes screen protection, inexpensive.
What I don’t like – As with many iPad Silicone cases front lip sometimes doesn’t sit properly.
To learn about the entire line of Dexim iPad accessories, including where you can purchase either of the cases in this review head to the company’s web site by clicking here.