Gripcase SHIELD is the ultimate iPad case for maximum PROTECTION, FUNCTIONALITY, and PERFORMANCE. The continuous Channel Guard offers superior handling and isolates the iPad if dropped on edges and corners. The tough EVA foam polymer is scuff resistant and washable. Using Gripcase's Shield's Sound Forward design, speakers are directed toward the user improving sound volume and quality. Corner holes allow tethering or use of shoulder strap. The closed cell polymer foam is non-toxic, mildew and bacteria resistant, washable, and UV / fade resistant.