Moshi iGlaze for iPad Pro offers lightweight, slim protection for your big tablet

MOSHI iGlaze for iPad Pro. Photo©2016, Steven Sande

MOSHI iGlaze for iPad Pro. Photo©2016, Steven Sande

Those of us who are fans of the iPad Pro have a common dilemma; when that big tablet is connected to the Apple Smart Keyboard, there's no way to protect the back of the device from scratches and bumps. Fortunately, Moshi has released the US$39.95 iGlaze for iPad Pro as a way to keep using the keyboard while protecting the rest of your iPad Pro.

Design

The design of the iGlaze for iPad Pro is about as minimalist as you could imagine. It's a slender piece of translucent plastic that is perfectly molded to snap onto the back of the monster iPad. While weighing in at only 3.95 ounces (112 grams), it offers just enough protection to keep your device from getting scratched if you bump it against a rough surface or drop it.

Function

The iGlaze for iPad Pro is perfect for use with either the Apple Smart Keyboard or the Apple Smart Cover. In both situations, the screen of the device is adequately protected by the cover or keyboard, but the expansive backside of the iPad Pro is left open to the elements. The iGlaze snaps on in seconds, offering a clear view of the back of the device (yay, you can see the Apple logo!) but keeping the aluminum body from being scratched. 

closeup of moshi iglaze for ipad pro. photo ©2016 steven sande

closeup of moshi iglaze for ipad pro. photo ©2016 steven sande

Cutouts for all of the necessary ports and buttons are nicely designed into the iGlaze, and after installing it you won't even know the case is there. It's unobtrusive and protective, just what the doctor ordered.

Conclusion

Considering the price tag on the iPad Pro, it's surprising that Apple didn't offer the same level of protection for the back of the device that it does for the front with the Smart Keyboard and Smart Cover. $39.95 is peanuts to pay for a cover that fully protects half of your expensive tablet.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★