About a month ago, a company I never heard of contacted me and asked if I would like one of their cases to review. After checking to make sure they were not from Nigeria, I accepted their offer. Urban Armor Gear (UAG) offered to let me review any case on their site, so I decide to put them to the real test. I asked for a case for my 11 year old son’s iPad Mini 3. They agreed and sent me their Scout Folio case.
I received the case on Monday June 1st, and I am writing this review on Wednesday July 8th. My son has used his iPad everyday during this review period and it has travel with us to several states. He has dropped it, tossed it, and overall treated it like any 11-year-old boy would. Over all the case has preformed remarkably well. The only wear and tear I can find on it is some minor scuffmarks. The iPad itself is undamaged and for that my wallet is exceedingly grateful.
I have only two complaints with the case. The first is there is no protection for the glass screen of the iPad. The case does have a lip that should prevent the glass from directly contacting any smooth surfaces, but I personally do not trust that drops will not happen over gravel or other non-smooth surfaces. To compensate for this weakness I added a Tech Armor Ultra Clear Ballistic Glass screen protector for it. This screen protector combined with the UAG case is the perfect combination.
The only other complaint I have is that I wish the case was waterproof. The webpage claims it is water resistant, but I would definitely disagree with that. The case does not in any way that I can see increase the water resistance of the iPad over how it ships from Apple. That is to say, keep it away from water at all times.
If you are not looking for a waterproof option, the Scout Folio is a great case. It does not add very much in bulk, but can handle the drops and slips of life like a champ.