iMainGo XP Brings Unique Way to Listen to and Protect Your iPad - Page 2
Recharging the iMainGo XP is easy, although the charging plug is the same size and shape as the stereo headphone plug, also the charging jack is located next to the headphone jack. I would have preferred the charging plug to be of a different size and type to avoid fumbling around with the plugs in the dark. Recharging the iPad while in the case is a little more difficult. The case adds some significant size to the iPad; because of this the iPad docking port is recessed in the case by about the size of the iPad charging plug.
I found it was much easier to remove the iPad from the case for charging rather than trying to plug the cable into the recessed docking port. Plus I like to dock my iPad at night and use it as an alarm clock anyways.
The case is fairly sturdy and far more protective than the Smart Cover that Apple® sells for the iPad2. Now I didn’t risk my iPad for any real durability testing, but I was comfortable handing my iPad protected by the iMainGo XP over to my 4 year old daughter so she could watch a movie on it. When she was finished watching the movie, I even let her carry my iPad out to the car, after I closed the case and secured the iPad of course.
There are two sliding locks on the case that keep the cover shut and protect the iPad when not in use. I was a little annoyed that I had to unlock two locks to get at the iPad when I wanted to use it. Also, on more than one occasion I forgot to unlock one of the locks and it felt as if I could fairly easily break the remaining slide lock if I had continued to try and open the case without unlocking it first.
Overall this product is a great way to entertain the kids on long car rides; assuming that they can agree on something to watch. It also sports dual headphone jacks so you can quietly share the experience with a friend, or the kids can watch episodes of Dora the Explorer and Diego over and over again without driving you insane. Finally it is excellent for providing room filling music for parties, or for listening to music outdoors at the beach, at a picnic, or on a job site. As for enhancing your gaming experience, I find that it is too heavy and playability is far more important to me then the sound.Continued on the next page