Now that OpenCPN is available for Android, I dipped my toes into the tablet world. I invested a whopping $50.- (shipped with tax) into a 9" tablet and I am very impressed by the hardware. Another investment of $9.95 on the playstore gave me OpenCPN. It installed without a glitch and it interfaces beautifully with my Vesper AIS so now I have a wireless chartplotter for less than $60.- !
And no, I don't rely on it entirely, or even mainly at this point. I do have paper charts, plus another 'real' chartplotter though the latter is about a hundred years old. Right now the tablet is gravy, but a nice one!
Anyway, what I need now is to make this usable in the cockpit in less than perfect weather condition. There is a thread about cases for IPads
here Mounting & Waterproofing Ipad
but (a) it is about IPads which I have no interest in, and (b) the latest post is from 2012 which is a lifetime ago in consumer electronics
So, does anyone have recommendations for tablet cases, with the following rough specs?
-- for 9" tablet (I have an Irulu if it makes a difference)
-- full use of touch screen (obviously)
-- some protection against impacts would be nice
-- if charging were possible in the case it would be nice, too
-- if it did not exceed the cost of the tablet it would be even nicer