until the Cupertino folks see the need for consumers to have ruggedized iOS devices, iOS device devotees will have resigned to using third party ruggedized protection if they are looking to bring the devices to harsh environments. speaking of which, the SLXtreme Ruggedized Case for iPhone 5 and iPad from Snow Lizard Products are a couple of worthy candidates for extreme protections. sporting a futuristic look, the SLXtreme Ruggedized Case for iPhone 5′s ultra rugged polycarbonate case is made to mil spec 810G which shields your phone against shocks and has a waterproof IP68 rating that lets you dunk your SLXtreme-protected iPhone 5 down to 2 meter (6 feet) into the water. however, the SLXtreme Ruggedized Case for iPhone 5 provides more than just ruggedized protection, it also has an integrated solar power panel that charges the built-in 2,550 mAh battery, that should double your iPhone’s battery life while you are off the grid. employing a top-loading, slid in design, the case allows full access to your iPhone functionality, including calls, videoing, photography, as well as listening to your favorite tunes via the 3.5mm audio jack.
also, introduced is a variant for second generation and up iPad. like its smaller counterpart, the SLXtreme for iPhone 5, the SLXtreme Ruggedized Case for iPad’s hard polycarbornate ABS shell is designed to take the outdoor beatings with mil spec 810G standard which allows it to withstand drops from up to 2 meters (6 feet) and is sealed to IP68 rating for submerging down to 2 meter (6 feet) into the water without losing its functionality. also integrated with the case is a massive 10,200 mAh that extends the iPad’s battery life, or it could be use to charge other USB-powered mobile devices via its USB output port. a standard VESA mounting system comes as standard in this case, letting you mount the iPad to VESA mounts. the SLXtreme Ruggedized Case for iPhone 5 and iPad this Fall 2013 for $129.99 and $149.99, respectively. there’s also a battery-less model for the iPad which will be going for $99.99 a pop. pretty little stuff, eh? we kind of like the look that actually said what it does: ruggedized protection. and btw, the SLXtreme Ruggedized Case for iPhone 5 will comes in five pretty colors: Night Black, Signal Orange, Safety Yellow, and Coyote Tan.