Ballistic has announced its Ballistic Tough Jacket Case ( for the iPad 2. The US$69.99 case sports three layers:an inner silicone layer to absorb shock; an impact resistant hard plastic to protect the iPad 2; and shock absorbent polymer to offer added protection.

The removable cover of the Tough Jacket has two functions. It allows you to either protect your screen while on-the-go — or you can utilize it as a kickstand at two different angles.

The Ballistic Tough Jacket — which is available in either black or red — also sports patent pending Ballistic corners which keep all sides of your iPad 2 safe, guaranteeing it’s protected against almost any type of drop, according to Adam Stubin, vice president of Business Development, Ballistic. The “lay-on-table” feature is an added design benefit of the patented Ballistic corners, which means the Apple tablet screen will never come in contact with surfaces when laid flat, keeping your screen from harm, he adds.

“Over the past year we have delivered intelligently-engineered smartphone cases, with the highest degree of drop protection, which have all made quite a splash with consumers nationwide,” said A. “It was the next logical decision to provide our customers with this unique and truly rugged, lifestyle-inspired case for their iPad, the most popular tablet on the market. With the Ballistic Tough Jacket, users can feel confident that their precious investment will be protected against everyday drops.”