If you’ve invested in one of these expensive bits of kit, then you’ll want to protect it if you take it outside or just want to read in the bath. The Aquapac iPad waterproof fits the iPad or any similarly sized 10″ screen tablet, the Asus eee Transformer fits perfectly, even if you include the keyboard. You could possibly fit a slim netbook in this case, or you could use it to store maps and documents, though is rather expensive to shell out just for that purpose.

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Your tablet slips in easily, unlike the last mobile phone case I bought from aquapac where it was impossible to get the phone into the case. There are three tabs to close the case, and it feels sturdy and likely to keep the water out. There’s even a 5 year guarantee, but that doesn’t cover the items contained if ever it fails!

Using the tablet inside is a breeze. The case is thin enough to access any buttons you may need and you can use the touch screen naturally through the case. Using your tablet with OS mapping software inside this does give you a realistic alternative to using a GPS or even a paper map. The large screen makes it conceivable to even take bearings from the screen, though I’m yet to try this!

Even if outdoor technology did turn up uninvited and walked its muddy boots across the carpet, you may as well make it comfortable while it’s sat in your favourite armchair as tech on the hill is here to stay.

Summary: If you take your tablet outdoors, you’ll need this. Custom designed for iPad, but suitable for other similarly sized tablets.Protects your expensive gear, but the surface is shiny in daylight making it difficult to see the screen.

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