Just Mobile TENC and AutoHeal: Dress Your iPad Pro in the Emperor’s New Clothes

Of all the cases that I have tried on my iPhone 6S Plus, my favorite by far has been the Just Mobile TENC; I like it so much that after I dropped my phone and managed to crack it (the case, not the phone), I immediately ordered a replacement. My favorite iPhone screen protector? The Just Mobile AutoHeal.

Knowing that, it should be no surprise that when Just Mobile announced they had both products for the iPad Pro, I was eager to give them a try. The box for the TENC calls the case “the Emperor’s new clothes”. Why? Because it’s practically invisible. In a case, especially one for a device as large as the iPad Pro, that’s certainly not a bad thing.

The TENC is a semi-transparent case made of what Just Mobile calls “auto-healing smart materials”; it is thin enough that it won’t add a lot of weight or bulk to the already oversized iPad Pro, but it is thick enough that it will offer protection should you drop that bad boy.

When the TENC is installed on the iPad Pro, all ports and buttons (with the exception of the SIM tray) are left uncovered for easy access and all corners are protected. On the left side, a strip is left missing so that you can still use the Apple iPad Smart Cover or the Smart Keyboard if you’d like to. I use the Smart Cover on mine so this is perfect.

 

The TENC sells for $49.95, and it is now my favorite iPad Pro case.

 

One of the things that I liked best about the AutoHeal on my iPhone was that even if it got scratched, the scratches appearance was soon minimized by what Just Mobile calls their “next-generation auto-healing smart materials”. Included in the package are the protector, a microfiber cloth, and a sticker sheet to remove any dust or pet hair that might get under your protector during the installation.

The AutoHeal goes on very easily; it is simple to line up (I suggest you start at the top and then smooth it on your way down), and it is bubble-free. The protector has a smooth coating which makes it fingerprint resistant; there is no sticky finger grabbing surface, and it is perfect for use with the Apple Pencil.

Just Mobile says that “because it reaches all the way to around the iPad Pro’s edges, AutoHeal™ offers unparalleled impact absorption to help prevent cracks and chips caused by accidental drops”. I haven’t yet dropped my iPad (I shudder to think), but I can testify that the screen on my iPhone has never had an issue through the multiple drops the phone has suffered — including the extremely vicious one that ultimately broke my original TENC. If the iPad Pro version works as well for me, I’ll be a very happy camper.

GearDiary Just Mobile TENC and AutoHeal: Dress Your iPad Pro in the Emperor's New Clothes

The AutoHeal sells for $44.95, and it is not coming off my iPad Pro!

The combination of the TENC and AutoHeal is perfect for those of us who carry our iPad Pros nearly everywhere. Using them together offers peace of mind for drops and scratches, and I consider the pair to be money very well spent. I can guarantee you that if anything happens to either of them, I will be purchasing replacements.

I do have to admit, though, that I am sad Just Mobile is Apple only and doesn’t have case or screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S7 series. I am now using an Edge, and I’d absolutely love to have both of these protective items on that device.

The Just Mobile TENC and AutoHeal are available directly from the manufacturer and from other retailers like Amazon which offers free shipping on the TENC and AutoHeal with Prime. [affiliate links]

Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit

What I Like: Perfect protection for the iPad Pro’s body and screen; The TENC does not add a lot of bulk or weight to the iPad Pro; the AutoHeal is fingerprint resistant and works well with the Apple Pencil

What Needs Improvement: Nothing


About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.