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Who better to critique a kids tablet case than, well, kids? In consulting with Suzie (6½ years old) and Silvia (just turned five), this father found the Speck Products iGuy iPad play case to be quite a handy and successful item for young whiz kids – if only you can get the littler ones to, you know, stop playing with the iGuy itself.

Editor's Rating 

The Speck iGuy iPad Mini case is immediately attractive to kids with its eye-catching and "tasty" colors (available in chili pepper red, lime green, mango or purple grape). Presenting the iGuy with tablet embedded to my daughters, Silvia knew exactly what to do and began walking it around. Forget that the humanoid design of the iGuy provides big sturdy rubber legs to stand the tablet up solidly – Silvia was having too much fun. She then put the iGuy through the second test, grabbing one of the arms as a handle and walking around with the tablet. Running around and swinging around the lightweight case caused absolutely no shifting of the iPad as it held firmly inside the frame. But soon, Suzie had her demands. After all, there was Scooby Doo to watch! The iGuy stands upright to make video viewing easy – and possible for both to watch. Unfortunately, these young ones were a bit, let’s say enthusiastic, pressing the touchscreen just a bit too hard, making the iGuy fall backward. But no harm done, thanks to the EVA foam design that provides rugged and tough protection. Days later, the girls still love it. Suzie has named the iGuy “Ferko” (don’t ask), while Silvia simply fondly calls it “Crazy Little Man.” Someday, I may even get to use the iPad again...

Pros

  • 2012 Golden Case Awards winner for Best Case for Kids
  • Super-tough rubber protects well
  • Colorful and fun for kids
  • Easy to clean

            Overall: GREAT

            Features

            • Designed to fit any full-sized Apple iPad
            • Made of child-safe non-toxic EVA foam
            • Squishy lightweight design makes it fun and easy for children to hold
            • Free-standing design for video watching
            • Cutouts for iPad buttons, ports, speaker and rear-camera
            • Raised screen bezel helps protect against drops and impact
            • Soft foam design provides loads of protection

                          Specifications

                          Tablet Apple iPad 1,   Apple iPad 2,   Apple iPad 3,   Apple iPad 4 
                          Style Play,   Rugged & Tough
                          Brand Speck
                          Function Kids,   School
                          Price Budget $1 - $39
                          Dimensions 15.2 x 2.2 x 9.8 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Rubber
                          Closure
                          Features Button Cutouts, Port Cutouts, Speaker Grill, Handles ,Rugged/Tough ,Stand Feature

                           

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