MobileDemand Rugged Case and Bundle for Lenovo Tab K10

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Is at the moment’s telephone too small to carry out the work? Does your subject workforce want Android however your price range will not permit for the few purpose-built Android tablets? Then it is advisable to learn this text. As a result of the ever-innovative of us at MobileDemand have a 10-inch Android pill from the most important PC firm on the planet WITH a terrific custom-designed rugged case for you for beneath $400. Sure, that bundle from one of the crucial skilled rugged pill specialists within the trade prices lower than the most cost effective iPhone.

If that positively sounds too good to be true, it is not. It is actual. MobileDemand is aware of that typically you want ruggedness within the subject with out a large price range or with out eager to decide to pricey rugged {hardware}. So then why not simply get an inexpensive “burner” pill from a white field vendor or from Amazon? As a result of these issues are just about the alternative of rugged. And dropping knowledge within the subject comes at a excessive price regardless of how low-cost a pill is.

So MobileDemand took one other strategy: Let’s make out there model identify tablets in rugged circumstances. And, in truth, MobileDemand has been providing rugged circumstances for iPads for a number of years, together with iPad/case bundles. The issue there may be that iPads aren’t cheap anymore. Apple now fees a cool $2,400 for a maxed-out iPad Professional 12.9. Ouch.

Under is what MobileDemand’s Rugged xCase for the Lenovo Tab K10 seems to be like. You possibly can see instantly that this goes method past your common protecting pill sleeve or case. Lastly you may take an inexpensive model identify Android pill out into the sector and on robust jobs. With this case, created by the rugged pill specialists at MobileDemand, the Lenovo Tab K10 desk will not get broken or break.

By now MobileDemand has 19 years of expertise in making these practically bullet-proof circumstances for slender tablets. It began a number of years in the past with circumstances they created for his or her cheap xTablet FLEX fashions. These had been, and nonetheless are, Home windows tablets embedded in cleverly designed protecting circumstances, making for very inexpensive rugged pill options for all kinds of purposes. MobileDemand then used the idea and the expertise that they had gathered to create these rugged circumstances for Apple iPads and Microsoft’s Floor tablets, and now that very cheap enterprise-ready and really customizable Lenovo Tab K10 pill.

The massive rubber bumpers of this case present instantly that MobileDemand designed it for heavy obligation real-life work.

In consequence, this xCase for the Lenovo Tab K10 is a much more built-in protecting answer than your common case. It’s a tight-fitting and extremely configurable and closely padded exoskeleton reasonably than a generic sleeve or shell that you simply stick the pill into. Be aware that the xCase is not made for casually placing it on and taking it off. It can be eliminated, in fact, however it wasn’t designed for frequent elimination as that is not what most cellular professionals want or count on.

So what does the Tab 10 case include and the way do you utilize it? In essence, there are two components to the case. One is a custom-designed silicone rubber boot that is about 2mm thick, much like a heavy-duty interior tube of a bike tire. The sheet is textured and molded to precisely match the pill (this isn’t an approximate one-size-fits-all design). How does the boot turn out to be a three-dimensional enclosure? By way of the 4 thick nook bumpers which are integral to the boot. The pill can simply be inserted into the protecting boot which, MobileDemand says, carries a “Shore A 60 durometer” score. Which means it is nearly as robust as automotive tire tread.

The second a part of the xCase is a tricky polycarbonate plastic (PC/ABS) backplate that is additionally designed and precision molded to tightly match the pill in its rubber boot. The shell is designed in order that the pill in its boot snaps very firmly into place. The shell not solely serves as a tricky protecting exo-skeleton for the Lenovo pill, however it additionally supplies all kinds of additional performance.

What sort of performance are we speaking about?

  • There are 4 anchors for a padded elastic handstrap.
  • There are built-in loops on all 4 sides for the briefcase deal with.
  • There are cutouts for the Lenovo pill’s audio system, buttons, and the USB Kind-C port.
  • There is a screwed-on “Snap-Mount” plate to be used with MobileDemand’s slim and sturdy Snap Mount system that additionally connects to the favored RAM Mounts mounting {hardware}.
  • There are screw holes for an optionally available absolutely adjustable easel.

Total, there are about 30 screw inserts to accommodate numerous add-ons. Potential examples are point-of-sale cost techniques, cellular card readers from MagTek, Ingenico and Verifone, RFID readers, or specialty cameras (3D, thermal imaging). For different xTablet circumstances, MobileDemand supplied brackets appropriate with the key cost module techniques and which may be the case with this one as effectively.

The xCase definitely seems to be robust however what about its precise ruggedness within the subject? The Lenovo pill by itself is consumer-grade, which suggests it is effectively made however positively not rugged. Whereas prospects love their electronics lithe, high-tech elegant and slender as of late, nearly everybody places their treasured telephone in a case to maintain the bottom from getting scratched or dented, and infrequently that works fairly effectively. The xCase for this Lenovo pill provides a considerably increased diploma of additional ruggedness and safety, however there are some limitations.

Whereas many premier smartphones are waterproof as of late, most tablets aren’t. The Lenovo Tab K10, for instance, has no ingress safety score and the corporate makes no claims for it to be waterproof. The xCase would not change that. The tight match of the xCase and its (pretty loose-fitting) plugs for the audio jack and USB port could add a little bit safety towards liquids, however we’re nonetheless not speaking anyplace near waterproof.

Drop resistance, then again, is a really completely different story. As is, if an unprotected enterprise pill like this Lenovo falls, chances are high that it’s going to get broken or break. Pill screens crack and shatter simply. If an unprotected pill is dropped outside, scratching and denting is nearly inevitable.

The xCase for this pill will increase its drop resistance very considerably. It not solely passes the stringent MIL-STD 810H Methodology 516.8 Process IV navy check, it far surpasses its base necessities.

As is, the Tab K10 passes the navy STD-810H drop check (we assume Cell Demand refers back to the “logistic transit drop”, certainly one of three drop check eventualities within the STD-810H) which consists of 26 drops to all surfaces, edges and corners on the producer’s specified top. The DOD itself mandates 48-inch drops, however producers typically go for simply 36 inches.

MobileDemand, nonetheless, selected 26 drops from TEN ft simply to depart little question in regards to the xCase’s rugged capabilities. And one other factor: the DOD permits these 26 drops to be unfold amongst 5 check items. If one survives, it is a move. That actually makes little or no sense. Up to now MobileDemand used simply ONE unit for ALL the drops, and we assume it is no completely different for the Tab 10K. Drops are with energy off, however after every drop energy should be turned on to see if the system nonetheless works.

How can that be? Drops from TEN ft? Do not smartphone and pill screens routinely shatter after they slip out of 1’s hand? They do, and the distinction between that and surviving ten ft drops is an expertly designed case. And people not terribly elegant rubber bumpers make a HUGE distinction in maintaining the show protected. MobileDemand’s particular display screen protector additionally helps. This isn’t simply the same old sheet of plastic however scratch-proof glass with a particular oleophobic (fingerprint-resistant) coating. It makes use of an adhesive to maintain it in place.

Our check unit got here with it, so we do not know the way simple/troublesome it’s to place it on. It positively cuts down on fingerprints and smudging, contact and really feel is similar because the Lenovo pill’s normal display screen floor, optical properties are unaffected, and there may be zero degradation in responsiveness. That display screen protector is included within the worth of the Lenovo Tab K10 Bundle. If you happen to simply purchase the case, the display screen protector prices one other 23 bucks on prime of the $79.95 for the case, however we would extremely suggest it.

The picture beneath exhibits an xCase with the favored RAM Mount rubber ball system (our evaluate unit did not include a RAM Mount setup, so the image exhibits an xCase with an iPad that we examined earlier).

What’s included within the Lenovo Tab K10 pill/xCase bundle is the rugged case with the bumpers, port covers and all of the screw inserts.

On the xCase aspect, normal optionally available equipment are a briefcase deal with, the again handstrap, sort cowl loops, and a Snap Plate that’s appropriate with MobileDemand’s patented snap mount system. This technique interfaces with RAM Mount mounting options. MobileDemand additionally provides what they name Premium Equipment, together with a stylus holder, a stylus tether, and an adjustable easel.

For the Lenovo pill itself, MobileDemand provides 3GB or 4GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage, Wi-Fi, LTE, and battery or battery-less choices for stationary and always-on shows. The latter deserves some further clarification.

Efficiency MobileDemand
Mannequin (model examined) Lenovo Tab K10 xCase Bundle
12 months examined 2022
Processor MediaTek
Processor Mannequin MT6762
CPU Velocity 2.00/1.50 GHz
Cores Octa-core
AnTuTu 101,620
PC Mark Work 3 5,528
– PC Mark Shopping 5,098
– PC Mark Video Enhancing 5,055
– PC Mark Writing 5,439
– PC Mark Photograph Enhancing 9,702
– PC Mark Information Manipulation 3,935
– PC Mark Battery Life 12:02 hrs
Geekbench 5 Single Core 167
Geekbench 5 Multi Core 950
Geekbench 5 Vulkan 89

Lenovo designed the Tab K10 as an enterprise pill for company digital transformation, no matter which will imply and embody. As such, there are is just not solely a Lenovo Industrial Software program Improvement Package, but in addition Industrial Customization System (CCS) software program that permits management and updates gadgets remotely. And there is ioXt certification that meets worldwide standardized safety for IoT (Web of Issues) merchandise.

This evaluate and report is basically in regards to the spectacular case that MobileDemand’s ruggedness specialists designed for this pill. However since they promote the case additionally as a bundle with the Lenovo pill, we ran our normal Android benchmarks on the Tab K10, and the outcomes are proven on the left.

The Tab K10’s MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762 makes use of eight Cortex A53 cores, 4 operating at as much as 2.0GHz and the opposite 4 at as much as 1.5GHz. It’s not the most recent and biggest, and also you would not count on that in such a modestly priced pill.

The concept right here is first rate pace when wanted, and financial operation when that issues. The SoC features a 600MHz PowerVR GE8320 and in addition controls different essential system features. It’s a widespread chip utilized in many gadgets by most main smartphone makers, offering a great steadiness between price and efficiency.

Battery life is spectacular. The Tab K10 pill clocked in at a full 12 hours in PC Mark’s very demanding Work 3 battery check the place the display screen is on all all the time and the pill performing quite a lot of typical duties repeatedly.

For specs, the naked Lenovo Tab K10 pill itself weighs a pound and measures 9.6 x 6.0 x 0.32 inches. Contained in the case the combo, together with the bumpers, measures 10.4 x 6.75 x 1.0 inches and weighs 1.85 kilos with the carry deal with and handstrap. The Tab K10 has a really nice 10.3-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel capacitive multitouch display screen. It is listed as offering 330 nits of luminance, however clocked in at over 360 nits in our testing. The pill has twin audio system with Dolby audio and good quantity.

We must also point out that the Tab K10 is upgradeable to Android 12, including to its enchantment as a great enterprise answer. IT departments positively like this functionality to make the {hardware} extra of a longer-term funding.

The Tab K10 has each entrance (5mp) and rear (8mp with flash) cameras which are each remarkably good and completely able to snapping documentation pics on the job. Under is a pattern of images taken with the pill (click on on it for a full-size model).

In any case is alleged and carried out, we’re very impressed with this bundle. It extends the idea and execution of MobileDemand’s rugged xCase past the favored however reasonably pricey iPads and Microsoft Floor tablets, and to a way more inexpensive 10-inch Android 11 pill made by Lenovo, the world’s largest PC firm.

The state of affairs is a little bit completely different in that, not like iPads and Floor tablets, Lenovo particularly created the Tab K10 as a customizable enterprise pill. As such you will not discover it at each division retailer. It is solely from choose Lenovo companions of which MobileDemand, in fact. is the popular supplier of business grade rugged circumstances. — Conrad H. Blickenstorfer, April 2022

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