Ballistic Tough Jacket Case for the iPad mini

The Ballistic Tough Jacket is a style case I have been looking forward to review for an iPad or tablet. I have had the opportunity to review quite a few rugged cases for phones, but not any iPad or tablet rugged cases. The Tough Jacket did not disappoint. It is a multi-layered protective case with a few extra cool features.

The iPad is surrounded by two durable layers of thick silicone inner skin and a hard plastic outer shell, with an optional snap on shield/jacket. The shield adds an additional hard layer for optimal protection. The shield also has a built-in kickstand, which is great for viewing movies or using the iPad as a desk clock.


The corners are protected with the thick silicone skin. Ballistic designed the corners to have an extra bulk added to the corners. At first I wasn’t sure if I would like the corner design because it protrudes out a good bit. But I have grown to love it. The corners actually helps with holding the iPad comfortably. The best part about the corner protection is the fact that is will protect from rather large impacts.

It is a great feeling to feel secure about if the iPad drops it will not suffer any damage. I have a 3 year old little girl that likes to use the iPad and I love knowing that if she mishandles the device it will be protected. Another relief is the fully suited Tough Jacket on the iPad is designed for everyday use. I can stick in a backpack or bas and not worry about it getting banged around. I would go as far to say this case is good for the work place.


The buttons, ports and camera are all accessible but still protected. The buttons are covered by the silicone skin and actually makes the buttons easier to press. All ports and camera have precise cutouts. Even with the shield installed the buttons and ports are accessible.

The Tough Jacket is a rugged case you will want to check out. The only downside I have found with this case is that the silicone tends to attract lint, which is common for silicone material. Overall it is not as bad as some silicone material I have had experience with. Other than that, this case rocks!

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