UAG for Christmas, Part 1: Trooper and Composite Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7

uag-1So, it has been quite a while since I reviewed UAG products, and if you are not familiar with them, they make cases that can really take a beating. They are up there with some of the best accessory makers like Otterbox, Lifeproof, and so forth. This is one of a three-part series where I review six products.

I’ll go ahead and start with the Composite case for the Samsung Galaxy S7. It is very similar to case for the HTC One M9 that I reviewed a while ago.

The Composite case is very tough, and yet it has a soft rubberized grip around the edges. It is made of some kind of material which is quite light, and it has these cool bolt things on it that don’t do anything but add to the aesthetic quality.

You should be able to purchase the Composite case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 in Black, White, Rust, Ice (transparent), Ash (gray), Magma (Fiery Red), and Cobalt (Dark Blue) for $34.95 on the UAG site.

uag-2This next UAG product is the Trooper Case, made for the Samsung Galaxy S7. Like the Composite, it is also pretty hard, but the inside is very soft, like a rubber trampoline.

Perhaps the reason for its rubbery inner nature is that it is hollow inside. The Trooper is made so you can open it up and insert up to 4 credit cards. Because all you need is a driver’s license, credit cards, and no wallet!

You can rest assured that what you put in your Trooper wallet case will stay there, as it snaps shut very tight. In fact, it can be downright hard to open at first, and hopefully it will stay shut tight as time goes by.

You should be able to purchase the Trooper Case for the Samsung S7 on the UAG site for $39.95 in Black, White, or Rust.

UAG Part 2: Magma Folio Case for the iPad 2 and Cobalt Case for the Surface Pro 4

UAG Magma Folio CaseOkay, today we are back with Under Armor Gear (UAG) once again, and this time we are reviewing two products: The Magma for the iPad Air 2 and the Cobalt for the Surface Pro 4.

We’ll start with the Apple product with a feather-light construction, as well as a soft core. Unlike the hard plastic case that I reviewed in Part 1, this one feels soft all over. It is soft everywhere but on the corners, so it looks like it can take a lot of hits. I believe that it is called Frogskin Technology grip, and that isn’t all.

This is a Folio case, which means that you can stand it up for watching videos, but only in landscape mode. It has a magnetic strap that holds it closed.

In other words, it has the quality that you would expect for a UAG product. It can be purchased on the UAG site for about $49.95.

UAG Surface Pro 4As for the Cobalt Case for the Surface Pro 4, I have to admit that even though it is made by the same company, it feels like a completely different animal. Instead of something that is soft to the touch, this feels pretty hard.

Part of it is the stand, which is completely metal and can go into 5 angular positions, and it can even work with a portrait view if you like. It also has a place to store the Surface Pen, and it is compatible with the Microsoft Type Cover Keyboard with multiple keyboard positions.

All in all, it has some serious Frogskin exterior non-slip grip, and meets the military drop standards as well. All in all, there is so much to like about this UAG product. I kind of wish some of this technology would be on the aforementioned iPad Air 2 case.

You can get this particular case on the UAG site for about $69.95.

UAG Part 1: Trooper for the iPhone 6 and ICE HTC One M9 Case

UAG IPH6S_Card_Case_BLK_PT05-2Okay, today is the day where we are going to review two UAG products, one of them is for the iPhone 6/6S and the other for the HTC One M9, my current personal smartphone. If you aren’t familiar with UAG, it stands for Under Armor Gear, and it is great protection.

The Trooper for the iPhone 6 might be named because it holds things, like a trooper. The things it can hold include four credit cards, as there is a lid on the back that can flip to hold them.

The Trooper is a hard case, but it also has some rubberized edges so it goes all around. It also has some good protection for the buttons, so it is nice on many accounts. The inside has an impact resistant core, and it is completely light.

You should be able to get the Trooper on the UAG site for about $39.95.

UAG HTCM9_ICE_PT01_3000Now that I am finished talking about the Trooper, I’ll go with the ICE case for the HTC One M9. I own this brand of smartphone, and I have to admit that whenever I review cases, the companies that make them don’t usually make them for this phone.

The HTC One M9 is a thin phone, so the addition of the ICE case doesn’t add much real estate to it, surprisingly. It also doesn’t add too much weight, and its shape adds some good grip points on the phone.

The fact that the phone has a clear transparent shell also adds to the list of pluses, and it I would recommend it if you have this phone. You should be able to purchase it on the UAG site for $34.95.

Urban Armor Gear UAG Maverick for the Samsung Galaxy S6

UAG MaverickI have reviewed a lot of UAG products in the past, I recently reviewed the Scout for the Surface 3 and the Rogue Folio and Outland for the iPhone 6. I finally got a chance to review something for the Samsung Galaxy S6 with the Maverick.

The Maverick prides itself with being feather-light, and the one I had was very hard and clear. It has an “impact resistant and armor shell”, and I’m not certain how much I can really say about a case.

Oh, it also has those tactile buttons and a non-slip ruggedized grip. So not only will it stay in your hand well, and it has skid pads and a glare-free flash.

If you want this, head on over to the Urban Armor Gear site for about $34.95.

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Part 2: Rogue Folio and Outland

UAG FolioAll right, it’s time for another visit to our friends at Urban Armor Gear (UAG) with two iPhone 6 cases, the Rogue Folio and the Outland.

The Rogue Folio is one of those cases that doubles as a wallet, and it can hold about three credit cards. It is also made with water resistant FrogSkin Technology and grip, It also has a magnetic strap to lock the Folio closed.

The Rogue Folio can meet military drop-test standards, and there are some interesting holes in this case made for some audio and video output. If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, you can go to the UAG site for about $39.95.

UAG OutlandAnother case that I got to try out for the iPhone 6 is the Outland. It does not have the wallet feature, but it is pretty nifty in its own way.

It is feather-light with an armor shell and impact resistant soft core. It feels pretty hard and yet soft at the same time. There isn’t much that I can say about that, because it’s pretty much your standard case for a mobile phone.

If this something that you are needing, and apparently the entire world needs one of these. It can be purchased on the UAG site for $34.95.

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Part 1: Scout for the Microsoft Surface 3

UAGI have been wanting to review Urban Armor Gear (UAG) for a long time, and I finally had a chance to try out a few products. I’ll start with the Scout for the Surface 3.

The Scout is made to be a back cover for Microsoft’s tablet with a keyboard, and it is completely compatible with Microsoft’s Type Cover Keyboard and multiple keyboard positions. On the back is an aluminum kickstand that is good for 3 angular positions. Now, the official site says that it is good for portrait views, but I could get it to work that way. I can’t help but think that there is a hidden switch somewhere.

It does have a place to hold the Surface Pen, and it also has some interesting Frogskin Technology so you can get a grip on this when it is wet and slippery. By the way, it also meets military drop standards.

If you don’t like the Scout in black, you can also get the Rogue in red here for the same price. The Scout is available here for $69.95.