If there is one issue that is common to a lot of popular gadgets, it is the heat.
Almost all gadgets that are popularly used, ranging from smart phones to tablets, generate a great amount of heat.
When it comes to tablets, it is quite apparent that they get heated up very quickly, especially when used for a long period of time.
And this is true whether you are dealing with an iPad or a tablet from any other brand. It is just how technology works at the end of the day in almost all cases.
This heating can lead to a lot of problems if it is not taken care of.
Indeed, heat-related damage is quite common for a lot of tablets.
Adding to this problem is the issue of tablet cases, which tends to retain the heat.
Almost all tablet cases come with the issue of heat retention. It is in simple words, inevitable, since the tablet is covered by the case for much of the day, allowing for a steady build up of heat inside of it.
What this means for the average tablet is that the potential for overheating in a tablet is much greater when the tablet is used within a case, than without it.
Since you can’t really do without cases either, the only real solution you are left with is to work with what you have.
When you think about it, the solution becomes quite clear; pick out a tablet case which is conducive to the easy dissipation of heat. In other words, it would be a good idea to pick out a tablet case made from a material that permits easy heat dissipation.
So then, what material’s tablet case would be the most ideal in this regard?
There is really no specific answer to this. Given that a variety of materials allow for the easy dissipation of heat, there are a few choices that one can pick out. Some of the most common ones are given below:
1.) Cloth Covers
The tablet cases made from cloth are by far one of the most efficient, when it comes to dissipating heat.
The reason for this is particularly true for those which are made from simple fabrics, rather than heavily processed ones. This is because the former tends to allow for more air to move in and out of the case, in comparison to the former.
The only disadvantage of this is that it isn’t really a case that provides structural strength. It may protect the tablet from dust or water, but there is little protection from impact of any kind.
2.) Metallic Covers
Another excellent choice of materials when it comes to heat dissipation would be that of metallic covers.
Metals are by nature, good conductors of electricity and heat. This property will prove to be very useful, if you you’re to be using them for tablet cases when it comes to dissipating heat.
The way that it works is fairly simple. Tablets dissipate heat in general, through their bodies. In other words, the heat generated within a tablet enters the body of the tablet, when then enters the surrounding environment. In other words, the tablet case acts as a heat sink for the heat that is generated.
The metallic cover on the other hand, acts as a conductor of the heat, which gets absorbed into the metallic case, from which it enters the surrounding environment.
There are a variety of materials to choose form, when it comes to metallic covers. Among them all, the most popular is that of aluminum.
3.) Alloy Cases
The previous point referred to cases that you’re made from metals like Aluminum.
Increasingly however, most of the cases used for heat-dissipation purposes, are that of alloys. In other words, they are not made out of a single metal, but rather a mixture of several.
The typical alloys that are used tend to be steel, or one that has a high percentage of aluminum in it. Also to be noted here is that the tablet cases need not have the same color as that of their metallic constituents; on the contrary, many of them tend to be painted and even come with designs on them.
4.) Resin Covers
Although uncommon in the marketplace, there are a few resin based covers available, which have been shown to dissipate heat rapidly.
The resins may be natural or man-made, often with additives that allow for the rapid dissipation of heat.
The case themselves may reflect the natural color of the material, or may come in a variety of colors or printed designs.
Given that they aren’t as common in the marketplace, they tend to be on the higher end when it comes to affordability.
4.) Silicone Covers
Silicone covers are uncommon as you’ll, albeit not to the degree of resin ones.
They are fairly good conductors of heat, meaning that they are a great choice when it comes to heat-dissipation issues in tablets.
The covers may come in a variety of colors and designs, or they may retain the natural color of the silicone. Usually, the color in most cases available in the marketplace is not that of the material itself, but rather something different entirely.
Other important things to add regarding the heat dissipation issue, would be the design.
This is often overlooked, but something that as to be addressed as you’ll, for a good design will help in the dissipation of heat for almost all materials to a certain degree.
A well made tablet will not only have the right material used in its construction, but also a suitable design as you’ll. This is because the right design will allow for the heat to easily escape, while bad ones will end up retaining it.
In general, a good tablet design should ensure that there is sufficient space for air flow within the tablet case, so as to allow for the fast dissipation of heat into the surroundings.
Simply put, the above mentioned list of guidelines should help you in deciding the right material for your tablet.
The final decision on the material to go for will ultimately be your choice, based on your needs and requirements.