It couldn't get any uglier, but this Pelican case will keep your iPad looking pretty
If you have been looking for a case that would protect your iPad against anything short of a nuclear explosion, and at the same time make it look like a really tacky Dell laptop from the late 1990s, then today is your lucky day.
The case is from Pelican, and if you know anything about Pelican gear you’ll know that it is pretty much indestructible. The Pelican 1075 HardBack is designed to work with the iPad or iPad 2, but is big enough to fit a netbook if you still have one that works. In the latter case, you can install the standard “pick and pluck” foam lining, or a netbook-shaped pad.
For either iPad, a custom-shaped insert is available. This will also prop up the iPad when the case is open, letting you put a Bluetooth keyboard on the bottom section and making the thing really look like an old, ugly laptop. These is also space under the keyboard for various cables and accessories — this isn’t the case for you if you want something slim and stylish.
In fact, the Pelican is most likely to be used by people in harsh environments. Tony Stark might use it next time he takes a trip to the Middle East, for example.
The case is pretty reasonable. And calling a Pelican case affordable says more about the crazy overpricing in the iPad case world. You can pick on up for $70.