The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Gumdrop Cases Apple iPad 2 / 3 / 4 Drop Tech Series Case in Pink
Mr. T would pity the foo’ who doesn’t use this rugged tablet case . As part of their Drop Tech Series, Gumdrop Cases enter the ring of rough’n’tough extreme tablet case designs. With 4 layers of shock-absorbing protection, you’ll be hard pressed to find another case better suited for saving the world from bad guys.
- Multiple layers of shock absorption
- Extra rubber bumpers on the corners
- Replaceable integrated screen cover
- Covers up thin and sleek tablet design
- Hard to remove the case
- Volume rocker & home button hard to use
To say that this case is rugged and durable is almost an understatement. Gumdrop Cases have put together a protective tablet case that could resist almost any climate, situation or adventure. The Drop Tech case for the New iPad 3 and iPad 2 fits exactly to the tablet and offers four layers of shock-absorbing protection. One of the best features is a replaceable, integrated screen protector . If you happen to bust up the screen protector, you can simply order a replacement. No need to get a whole new case.
- Designed to be the ultimate in iPad 3 protection
- Compatible with the new iPad 2
- Rugged, standout durability
- Multi-layered barriers and integrated, snap-on screen cover
- Thick, durable rubber exterior and reinforced corners
- Replaceable snap-on, integrated screen cover
- Port protectors Easy-grip surface texture
All ports are accessible here along with the front and rear camera. Because of the rubber flaps that keep out dirt and grime, the home button and volume rocker aren’t as easy to push. But the rubber does give some extra surface area so very useful if you are wearing gloves while using.
Polycarbonate front, screen protector frame, polycarbonate back and silicone skin backing. Enough said. It’s not steel but it is sure to keep your iPad safe from just about any damage—impact, dirt, bumps, bruises and even moisture to a degree.
When you have a case with four different parts, there is always a possibility that something won’t work out because of poor cut outs or manufacturing. However, this is far from being true with the Drop Tech Series – Gumdrop Cases flex its design muscles here and show the rest of the tablet world how to build a sturdy, solid and useable case.
At $59.95, the case is a bit pricey compared to other rugged cases, but certainly not as much as you’d pay to replace a damaged tablet. If you use the iPad in extreme situations that require protection, then this is a great value for what you need.
Whether you are paintballing, mountain climbing or saving the world from bad guys, Gumdrop Cases Drop Tech Series case is here to protect your iPad. This is one of the best safeguarding case designs out there.
"Pink, but sturdy"
I was attracted by the promise of shock absorption capabilities and replaceable screen cover. Seeing the video where the case withstands paintball shots sealed the deal for me.
And I can confirm that the choice was right: a couple of days after I gave the case to my Mandy, I saw her drop in on the stairs, the tablet bounced right off the hard wood surface completely undamaged.