Kids and iPads go together like peanut butter and jelly. At least at my house, my two children can’t get enough of Apple’s tablets, especially the smaller and more portable iPad mini. But the tablet isn’t exactly kid proof, so we’re highlighting five great protection options for the smallest iPad.
Designed for the first three generations of the iPad mini, Speck’s iGuy is made with flexible foam that makes it easy to carry while still protecting the tablet. The little guy’s arms can even be turned and twisted. You can select from three different colors – red, purple, and green. The red version is $27.97 while the other colors are a bit more.
i-Blason Armor Box Kiddo Series
Another kid-friendly option, i-Blason’s Armor Box Kiddo Series features a handle to make it easy to carry. When needed, the handle can quickly convert into a stand for watching videos or working at home and school. The case itself is made with an impact resistant exterior and a shock absorbing inner sleeve. The corners also sport extra protection.
It’s compatible with the iPad mini 1-3 and costs $19.99. There are five different colors to select from – black, blue, green, orange, and pink. If you have a larger iPad, there is also different options available for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2.
If you have the most recent iPad mini model, OtterBox has you covered with its popular Defender series. Just like the same case for the iPhone, your iPad mini is protected with three different layers including a built-in screen protector. An add-on screen cover also acts as a stand for watching video.
The black version is available for $53.99 while a blue and pink version are a bit more.
iXCC Shockproof Silicone Protective Case Cover
Compatible with the first three versions of the iPad mini, the iXCC Shockproof Silicone Protective Case Cover is a great inexpensive option. It’s lightweight and easy for kids to hold.
There are six different colors to select from – black, blue, gray, green, purple, and pink. Each option is $9.99. A screen protector is also included to place on the tablet.
Logitech’s Blok Protective Shell combines a case and built-in screen protector. It’s designed to protect an iPad from drops up to six feet, even onto concrete. The unique square corners provide extra protection at the most vulnerable spot.
The blue version is $9.99 and can be ordered now.