NEW TRENT : Grabbit
Enhancing your mobile experience is New Trent's unshakable mission statement. New Trent Grabit IMP37B is an unique case for iPad users. The Grabbit case is perfect for people who loves to paint on the iPad or making a presentation. The Grabbit will allow you to hold the iPad comfortably in one hand, while the other hand is free to interact with the iPad. The use is unlimited...
iPad Compatibility :
>iPad with Retina (4th gen), the New iPad (3rd gen) and iPad 2 (only)
NOTE: case is not compatible with original iPad (1st gen)
UPC Code: 0853679004141
|- Hard Shell case : polycarbonate.|
|- Built-in rotational mechanism offer 360 degree use.|
|- Three piece design : protective screen cover, back cover and leather strap.|
|- Dedicated cut out for smart cover attachement.|
|- All iPad ports are accessible.|
|- Grabbit case (front, back)|
|- Leather Strap|
|- Stand / Wall clip|
|- User Manual|
|DIMENSIONS (in/mm) (w/arm)
||9.7"*7.5"*0.5" / 246mm*191mm*13mm|
|MATERIAL||Polycarbonate Thermoplastic / Strap = Leather
|WEIGHT (unit/package)||10.4oz / 1lb = 294gm / 490gm|
- Expands the possibility to use your iPad (1st,2nd,3rd & 4th generation !) Review by monoaural
1. Safe grip with just one hand. 2. Rotatable by 360 degrees 3. Cover for the screen should be included 4. Everything made by strong and durable materials which are protecting my new ipad4. 5. Last but not least, everything to an affordable price. Well, i have to say that none of the covers i have seen in the Web so far, have all this features combined. So, well done New Trent !!! AND as a nice Bonus of the the Grabbit Case, i'm able to combine it with the original iPad smart cover (instead of the included hard-cover) which is very nice and handy.
Here the Pros in short.
- Universal fit for iPad1, iPad2, iPad3 and iPad4 (which is hard to believe but true)
- The Screen Cover comes with the Case
- Affordable price
- 360 degrees rotatable
- strong material with nice design
- for left-hander and right-handed people
- because the mechansim of how the grip is attached to the case is very simple ( and i really like simple, functional design) the actual grip can be very, very easily be re-produced by yourself, if one day it gets old and dirty or you just want to customize your iPad Grabbit Case. Just a cutter and a punch is need. And you can re-produce a strap out of a material of your choice.
- the strap is adjustable in very easy in 3 different sizes for different hand sizes.
- i really like to logo :-) (Posted on 1/22/13)
- An Exceptional Product! Review by John
The strap is perfect for being able to walk around with your iPad, to hold it above your head in bed, or to just be able to quickly show something on your iPad then flip it back around to keep working. You can even put the strap around another sturdy object like a microphone stand, and have it hanging. I'd especially recommend this if you're a filmmaker, the handle is perfect for using the iPad as a slate, looking at a script, or even taking notes during production.
Overall it's a very high quality product, and the leather feels very nice. The only downsides are that it does add a bit of weight to the iPad and requires a bit of force to remove. That being said, it's pretty simple to remove, it's just not something you want to be doing every five minutes.
I you're looking for a case for your iPad that has a strap, I'd highly recommend this one. (Posted on 1/8/13)
- Nice case Review by Terry
- Good Product Review by Case
- Great case for the mobile presenter Review by Jeff
* Very sturdy case with a nice look and feel
* iPad felt very secure in my hand
* Swivel function to allow landscape and portrait use
* Felt like the iPad was very protected while traveling with the cover on
* Included stand to allow for display
* Leather was a bit rough and stiff at first (softens with use)
* Swivel motion was a bit tough to activate
* Cover doesn't put screen to sleep
* Stand is bit to upright and hard to remove
(Posted on 11/1/12)
- Changed how I use my iPad! Review by Mark
The box was content was pretty much as I expected. An inner sleeve protects the case from scratches, and a simple 1-page guide helped a lot. I somehow missed the included hard shell cover on the amazon product description, so this was a welcome bonus.
Having emptied the box contents, I set to work putting the kit together. This actually turned out to be a really simple 2 minute job. Just take the leather strap, loop through the back of the case and push the plastic 'stays' through the leather strap eyelets.
I actually received the grabbit at work, and didn't have an iPad with me. Despite the fact the instructions state the iPad keeps the strap in place, I found that it was kept in place regardless. I guess with any case, or holder you need to trust the item, so you're not expecting you're expensive iPad to hit the deck and die! The whole product feels like quality though, and I'd have no problem recommending it on that front.
The rear section of the case (where the leather strap attaches) offers good back coverage, but I felt the edges were a little bit exposed. This problem is lessened somewhat by the included hardshell screen cover, which covers pretty much all the exposed edges. The issue is therefore pretty much limited to those who want the leather strap back case, but don't want to be constantly adding to removing the screen cover. An ideal solution would be improved edge cover on the rear plate. I look after my gadgets, so the edge cover is not much of an issue for me, but I know others like as much of the device as possible to be under wraps.
Cut outs for the camera and speaker aside, the rear panel of the case is filled with a large circular cut out and rotation mechanism. This works well, and is both easy to turn and adjust, but stiff enough to remain at a set position. Theres also some set point at approx 90 degree gaps. In short, you can set whatever position you're comfortable with, and its really easy to adjust.
With an iPad in place, the leather strap really does help. I love my iPad, but its a bit heavy after prolonged use, especially sat in front of the TV. I found this a great balance aid, meaning I can hold comfortably in one hand, without dropping the thing! The strap itself is soft and comfortable, and with it being leather, looks expensive and well made. I'd have liked a choice of colours - either in the box, or at least different purchase options. I don't mind the red/brown personally, but options are always welcome.
In terms of adjustment, its available but limited. I didn't think I had particularly big hands, but I needed the leather strap fixed in large position. There's 2 positions at each end of the strap, giving a total of 3 different size options. I found medium too tight, but large absolutely perfect.
New Trent have also thrown in a Movie wall Clip. This has 2 functions and attaches through the hole in the back pane, under the leather strap. Firstly its a prop-stand holding the iPad close to vertically, and I found this very useful with my bluetooth keyboard. It can also be screwed to a wall and almost become a wall mounted dock! This I imagine would be great for watching a film.
After a few days use, I've found that as you might expect, the leather has loosened somewhat, and I'm now very grateful for the adjustment options, and the ability to tighten it!
This is a very good product, and although New Trent could have just chucked in a basic case with a strap, its clear they've thought about it, and thrown in additional features such as the clip stand, that other manufacturers would have charged for.
The case coverage could be better, and snapping the front hard shell case on and off is a bit annoying at times, but the benefits outweigh the annoyance by far.
As an idea, its simple, maybe even obvious, but I don't know of another manufacturer doing it. It's genuinely really useful and makes it much easier to hold the iPad one handed (no iPad mini required here!). (Posted on 10/25/12)
- Great for watching movies and sharing photos with others around you!! Review by Jonathan
- Wonderfully mobile Review by Tech2
- Really like this case Review by Leslie
Without it, i get so tired holding my iPad up. With this, I can hold the iPad like a book and my fingers and hand can relax while I read
It's great for carrying around my iPad like it's on a clip board. I can walk around and take notes while I stroll.
I like the swivel feature. It lets me hold my iPad at just the right
I like the smell of the leather. :-) Also gives it a high end feel.
Getting the stand attachment in is easy, but I kinda feel like I might break it when I take it out.
Overall, a great case. (Posted on 10/18/12)
- Love this product Review by carl
- Just what I needed Review by Richard
Normally one handed use is nigh on impossible and your hands quickly tire of gripping the case. The Grabbit solves the problem and makes the iPad convenient to hold and easy to use. The corner clips work very well and give confidence that it is not going to fall out and avoids you smearing the screen. When you need to put it away there is a handy top cover snaps into place protecting the screen.
Because it can swivel all the way round so a lefty like me has no difficulty in getting just the right angle. In fact I'm thinking of mounting it in my hot air balloon to use for navigation.
The adjustable strap is easy to set up and I'm sure would accommodate all sizes of hands.
An added bonus is that the unit is also supplied with a small stand that holds the unit on the desk at a comfortable angle for watching movies. Not too sure I'd use it that way but useful.
Pros a great piece of kit for those of us who are out and about.
Cons not much
(Posted on 10/13/12)
- Good solid case Review by Manish
I have used a number of different iPad cases in last few years. I loved the Smartcase when Apple released it.
Grabbit is my third iPad case. I came in a secure packaging with instructions on attaching the leather grip to the hard back. The grip is adjustable for size by one point on each side. It also has a plastic snap in to make the iPad stand up like a picture frame.
I like that it has hard covers for front and back which give me a feeling that my iPad has good protection. The handle in the back fits well on my hand and provides a solid grip. I can rotate the iPad around once I am holding it by then handle in the back. All in all it has most of the features that someone might look for in a protective case for their iPad.
However, for me, I still like the Smartcase by Apple because it fits my use of IPad better. It doesn't make the whole package bulkier and heavier for me to carry my iPad around. The stand works great for me if I leave the iPad on my desk with the screen saver on. but to watch videos I would have liked a little more lean back on the tilt angle. I kept trying to use the Grabbit but found myself switching to the original case after a few days, specially when I wanted to type on it.
I will recommend Grabbit to users who mostly use the iPad standing and have to hold it in one hand for doing presentations or demos etc for the audience. It's more a case for content consumers than content producers.
(Posted on 10/11/12)
- Excellent addition to the iPad Review by Douglas
A couple improvements for the product would be to design the strap so that it folds down flat agains the case when not in use. It is hard to fit the case and strap in a flat section of my backpack. Another improvement could be interchangeability with other NewTrent products. I own the Airbender case for my iPad and I wish I didn't have to take the iPad in and out of each case for the functionality of that particular case. So, it would be great if there was an attachment for the Airbender case that added this type of hand-strap that could clip in to what I already have. One improvement for the wall mount bracket/kickstand would be to add some sort of swivel to it so that the iPad could be viewed at different angles when mounted. (Posted on 10/11/12)
- Exquisite IPad Case! Best EVER for IPad 2! Review by Phil
I have taken this product out and about with me over the last few days! It’s great for people who get the train especially… I have been people on the train holding their Ipads in all different ways, most of the time they looked uncomfortable. With the Grabbit, just slide your hand into the back of the product and you will extremely steady and won’t have to move at all! When I was on the train, I actually got asked where I got the product from as a commuter was amazed by it! I of course highly recommended it to him, he said he will get the wife one too as she’s constantly dropping hers! This product is great when lying in bed, you can hold it up above your head and not worry about it falling on top of you… You can use it whilst walking along the street and not worry about it falling out of your hand! I can see myself bringing the product on holiday, using it on the plane / beach!
Going onto the front of the case… Again its solid black plastic. Its fits very well onto the front of the product. I have shook the product up and down with the front case on and it has remained fully secure. The front screen looked great, especially as the logo is on the front of it. It definitely makes it look a lot better than having a plain black front.
Also in the box you get a Moviewall Clip. This can be slotted into the back of the case so it can be used for a free standing stand. For instance… Perfect if you want to use the IPad to watch Television, Movie… Once again it fits perfectly into the back of the case and can move around so you can have it at whatever orientation that you wish.
I am struggling to find any faults for this product.
For those of you that want a new, state of the art product which everyone will want once seen… This is the product for you! I am going to highly recommend it to all my friends who own IPads! It’s worth every single penny! I have to say it’s the best IPad case I have ever owned. Believe me I have had quite a few but this one beats them all!
What are you waiting for… Click order… You will not regret it! (Posted on 10/8/12)
- Great for sales presentations! Review by John
- Great for sales presentations! Review by Sully
- Outstanding Review by Patrick
I like being able to hold the IPad one handed without worrying about
Working on computers its really nice to be able to hold the ipad with one
hand looking at the directions of a new case, motherboard or any other
thing I am working on. Since tech is always advancing (smaller parts) I do
need to read those manuals while I am working ..With Grabbit I can do
that... Before I would have to prop up my Ipad and then have to worry I was
going to knock it over when I flipped to the next page...
All of the inputs are accessible.
What I don't like is there is no place for the top part of the case. I end
up setting that to the side and often have to go back to get it.
Great product would recommend to anyone needing a secure way to hold your
Ipad with one hand. (Posted on 10/3/12)
- Great on the move Review by Mike
I'm not sold on the stand as it only enables you to stand the iPad in Landscape mode and even then it is almost vertical. Again I reverted to using my smart cover. That said I did hang it on the wall in my office for fun and was very pleasantly surprised how practical it was then. Took it away from my desk but still let me watch videos and TV. So a definite plus for that side of it's use.
Overall I would recommend this if you are looking for something to let you hold your iPad whilst moving around and don't want to have to rely on simply holding the edges. Its a big plus if you are using the iPad as a drawing pad or whilst reading maps or suchlike. It's well made and worth the money.
I've not given it 5 stars because of the front panel which I'm not convinced about and the stand which although a nice touch to be able to hang it on the wall isn't really practical if you plan to stand it on a desk or suchlike. Definitely worth 4 stars though as the back case and handle are excellent and comfortable to use and worth the money on their own. (Posted on 10/3/12)
- The Grabbit case is a cool way to carry your iPad around Review by KB
With the Grabbit comes a hard shell protective cover so that when your iPad is not in use you can snap it onto the front of the iPad and it will remain nice and safe inside. For watching movies in landscape mode, a snap in stand is included, the watching angle is not adjustable but quite acceptable.
Rotating adjustable strap makes Show and Tell a breeze.
Nice protective hard shell cover for storage.
Movie watching stand is not adjustable.
(Posted on 10/2/12)
- Great for holding iPad Review by Jay
The instructions explained in detail how to connect the leather strap to the Grabbit. The instructions did not mention the plastic cover or the movie strap. Examine the Grabbit's box to get a visual understanding of how the cover snaps on and where the movie handle snaps on. The cover and the movie handle connect securely to the Grabbit.
I have a couple of jigsaw applications on my iPad and the Grabbit allows me to comfortably hold the iPad in my left hand while I use my right hand to move the jigsaw pieces to their correct location. Since the Grabbit's handle rotates 360°, I am able to hold the iPad in a horizontal or vertical position. The Grabbitt is an excellent case that allows you to hold the iPad in any position when you're using any application. The Grabbit has replaced my Targus case that I used on my iPad 2 and iPad 3.
The Grabbit case is an excellent purchase for anyone who wants to comfortably hold your iPad in one hand. (Posted on 10/2/12)
- Interesting Case Review by Gisele
The stand is also nice, especially if you have several users around a desk and want to view something together.
I like that the Apple smart cover still fits with the Grabbit backing in place - that's the combination I will more likely use than the front Grabbit cover.
The leather strap is high quality, but a bit hard to put into place during initial setup. (Posted on 10/1/12)
- Great for Demos/Presentations Review by Gisele
The stand is practical too, especially when you have a few people around a table and you want to demo something on the iPad.
The Apple smart cover still fits the iPad,and although the Grabbit comes with a plastic shell cover, I am more likely to use the smart cover/Grabbit back cover combination.
The leather strap is high quality, but a bit difficult to fit into place upon initial assembly
(Posted on 10/1/12)
- Most Innovative iPad Case Review by Brian
Great for carrying the iPad around while walking.
Compatible with the Apple Smart Cover.
Includes a stand that easily attaches to the case, and also allows you to hang the iPad on a wall.
The case fits the iPad perfectly and can easily be removed.
Also comes with a hard cover shell, which is great protection for tossing the iPad into a bag for travelling.
Very good for presentations and giving demostrations to the other people.
When using the included stand, it's also great for standing the iPad in the kitchen and following receipes.
The only downside I can think of, is that due to the case strap, the iPad won't lie flat on its back, so you have to place it screen side face down. But this isn't much of a problem if you're using it with a Smart Cover, or the included hard shell.
(Posted on 10/1/12)
- Excellent alternate to holding your ipad device Review by Jeremiah
The leather hand strap is nice, but I think a Velcro strap might be a better suit as I have much larger hands than my children and the grabbit doesn’t fit their hands even on the smallest settings
Overall it is a very nice addition to my ipad2.
(Posted on 9/27/12)
- GREAT for teachers and lecturers Review by David K
use. The adjustable leather strap is nice and fit my hand very well making the case natural to hold. Its not a case to replace one if an external keyboard is needed, e.g. an office environment requiring much typing, but is a great option to have if you plan to be moving around while using the iPad.
This item was very useful in a home environment and/or teaching environment. It was easy to use and set up for traversing around the house and doing general iPad viewing. The device was also tried in a classroom where it was most effective. Teachers are often moving around the classroom and helping kids with their projects. This device was easy to transport with one hand without fear of dropping. You can show kids with your left hand (assuming your right handed) while pointing to your IPAD and/or work they have going on with the other hand.
This case is also very helpful when lecturing. I had the opportunity to speak and was able to have my speech in hand as I moved around the stage. It
did not require me to be in one set location and gave me freedom of movement. For example, the IPAD was connected to a monitor via Apple TV
and I was able to move over by the monitor and use my pointer while I talked. Without using the Grabbit, I would not be able to have freedom of
movement around the stage to interact with the audience while controlling graphics and my presentation on screen at the same time.
(Posted on 9/26/12)
- Well Designed Case Review by Mike
I would recommend this case to anyone that uses the iPad while on the move. (Posted on 9/26/12)
- Very functional. Great protection. Review by Jeff
Using: Love how secure the iPad feels in the case. I am comfortable just holding it from the hand strap without fear it is going to tumble out. This was great when doing a presentation utilizing the case. Very helpful when using a control app from the iPad that uses both portrait and landscape for different functions. I do have issues sometime pulling the front piece of plastic off the face of the iPad. At some points it feels as if it is stuck and might snap off. Besides that I like the protection that it offers. (Posted on 9/25/12)
- Easy to hold on to... Review by Angela
The Grabbit works just like it is advertised. The iPad securely fits into the devise and you do not have to worry about it falling out. The leather strap for your hand is adjustable enough for most adult hand sizes. The 360° swivel allows you to hold the iPad in whatever orientation that you need. I prefer to read in the horizontal orientation, but some of my apps require the vertical orientation. This flexibility makes the iPad easy to carry around at work and use the on screen keyboard. Grabbit comes with a small plastic stand that fits into the hole inside the swivel. The stand can only be used in the horizontal position. You can use a detached keyboard while the iPad is propped up with the stand.
I have one suggestion to improve the Grabbit, but it may not be feasible. I have a clam key board case (New Trent Air Bender) for my iPad. The iPad is secured into a removable back that detaches from the keyboard. I the Grabbit case were compatible with a keyboard/ cover. The cover that actually comes with the Grabbit is not easy to put over the screen, and you have to find somewhere to put the cover down, or hold it, while you work with the iPad.
I give the Grabbit 4 stars. It does what it says it will do, but it just hold the iPad. (Posted on 9/25/12)
- I love my new Grabbit case! Review by Pamela
One suggestion: The corners on the front where the iPad snaps in are very sharp. I took a nail file and lightly filed them down a bit. Now they are smooth and don't scratch me. (Posted on 7/27/12)
- Excellent for the note-taking student Review by Joseph