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New Surface Pro and Pro 2 rugged case first to meet military standards

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A company called Urban Armor Gear has started selling a rugged case, the Scout, that's been made especially for Microsoft's Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 tablets. The company claims it is the first case for those devices to meet military standards.

The Scout has been independently tested to make sure it meets the MIL-STD 810G-516.6 standard for drop and shock when it is used in combination with Microsoft's Type Cover keyboard. That means the case can protect the Pro or Pro 2 from a drop of several feet. Urban Armor Gear adds:

The distinctive one-piece design features a soft tactile backing with Frogskin technology that provides grip in wet or damp conditions, while a rubber core and bumpers resist impact from drops and abuse. Utilizing UAG's feather-lite construction, the patented form-fitting design adds minimal size and weight, maintains compatibility with the Microsoft Surface Pro Type Cover keyboard, and includes an integrated kickstand.

The Scout case, which at the moment only comes in black, is now on sale for $59.99. There's no word on if a version of the case will be made for the new Surface Pro 3. If you use your Surface Pro or Pro 2 a lot, are you interested in checking out this rugged case?

Source: Urban Armor Gear

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Anyone else notice that there is a light colored aluminum device in it? Neither the Pro or Pro 2 comes in that color.

I've tried emailing them about phone cases. There response basically was that windows phones aren't popular enough. Hopefully now they will start to make them for our phones too.

I've dropped my 920 on concrete a few times. So I guess they don't need to make cases. I would buy one for my mothers 1020.

No. That part of the building is at least 50 years old so no one notices. I'd like to be able to post pics so I could show the hole it put in my hardwood floor.

What I would like to know is when can somebody get their hands on a FreedomCase? That's what I would want!

I wish it were water proof. Not because I am going to take my Surface into water but because I would like to take it to the beach sometimes. No way I am going to take it without a waterproof case with all that humidity and sand flying everywhere.

There are a ton of Surface 2's out there. Why the neglect? Companies (incipio for example) are still coming out with stuff for the Surface and ignoring the Surface 2. Frustrating.

Any chances of the Surface overheating in that thing? The back of the tablet often gets reallllly hot depending on what you're doing with the tablet. I'd be afraid of it overheating if it had something covering the whole back like that.

Does it allow for ventilation - it looks as though it is covering the fan exhaust technology on SP1 and SP2?

The PR bullshit says their stuff will protect your thing from shock and fall. They didnt consider overheating protection, what do you expect to have, everything?? /sarcasm

okay, so I sent them an email asking about the ventilation... and this is what they said. 

 

"We have integrated slots for the ventilation system. We will be updating our images online soon."

Will wait for the new images, because as it look now, you Surface would overheat and die without the vents.

 

 

I've got an inside source and can confirm the production model has vents. The model on their website doesn't show them but the one you receive has them.

I've owned UAG cases on my HTC One (M7) and they are awesome. Inexpensive, durable and I think they look really cool. It's a shame they don't make one for my 1020 because I'd get one immediately.

If they made one for the SP3 with access to the stand, I'd buy it in an instant

Of course, I guess a little creative work with jig saw could open up the back and give access to the stand

So we had Laptops, then the thinner & lighter race began... So we got Tablets thin & light as "Air"... Now we want them in thick & heavy cases!!! Just joking!!!

1) Of course, I want to run right out and buy a shock and drop care that effectively blocks the perimeter vent on the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. You may fry your tablet but at least it will be safe in a couple foot drop that it can generally already handle.

2) The only military standard it meets is a basic drop test.  That is hardly an achievement. I give them credit for advancing the old line about a fool and his money being swiftly parted but not much more....