For protecting your iPad in the field, check out the new Griffin Survivor

iLounge’s Nick Guy reviews the Griffin Survivor Military-Duty Case With Stand for iPad (3rd-Gen) and iPad 2. Construction projects are not very forgiving when it comes to relatively fragile devices like the iPad. Proper protection is essential.

Although they mightn’t seem as necessary for iPads as iPhones, there’s no shortage of heavy duty, super-protective cases in the marketplace. Today, we’re looking at two recent models: Griffin’s Survivor for iPad 2 and the third-generation iPad ($80) and Gumdrop Cases’ Drop Tech Series Case ($60), both updated specifically to fit the new iPad. As with many of the cases in this field, including OtterBox’s Defender Series Case, each of these cases layers rubber over plastic frames to achieve superior protection. They look pretty similar at first glance, but there are some real differences between them.