When we first bought iPads for the boys our only thought was what an invaluable piece of learning technology it was. Thanks to the iPad our kids not only love learning but they also love technology. Our iPads are backpack essentials for car rides, learning the ABC’s and even mommies quiet time. Basically, it’s everything we hoped. What never occured to us were the amount of times it would got dropped or banged throughout the day. While both boys are respectful and take great care they are, after all, just kids. I think Mason has it the worst because he can be a little clumsy. We have invested far too much money in our iPad for them to be chipped, scratched or worse completely broken from an accidental drop. Not to mention the kids would be devastated. It wasn’t long before we realized protective gear was in order but what to choose? There are literally thousands of case designs out there from the uber protective to the super functional and then there are those that are purely decorative. So which to get?
Otterbox has been known as an innovator of protective solutions for handheld devices, tablets and other technological products across the globe. Basically, they have got technology covered. Created in 1998 their cases are dedicated to all the klutzy, spontaneous, chaotic, graceless individuals who have broken a device or valuable due to their active lifestyle…I think they had my children in mind!
Their new Reflex Series had my children’s names practically engraved. It fits the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd Generation iPads and is designed to be a simple but protective case. The case itself is made of a combination of polycarbonate and silicone. For further protection the corners even have cushions of air to flex and absorb upon impact. It features a two layer design that is easily assembled and keeps features like the speaker, headphone jack and camera completely accessible. Bonus, its also functional and doubles as a viewing stand. This is great for when the boys are using it at the table. In addition to being protective and function it’s also stylish. It comes in 2 color combinations and with 4 to choose from we don’t have to worry about mixing up the boys iPads.
The price tag of $69.95 at Otterbox is well worth the $400 it cost to replace an iPad. Even more, it gives me peace of mind.