As the proud owner of my brand new shiny new “New iPad” (did I mention it was new?) I have recently spent a lot of time researching the vessel in which it will travel… Yes, much like people do not wander around in the buff, it seems that mobile devices must also be suitably ‘attired’ for a journey outside the home.
On this quest I have looked at every case Amazon has to offer (453,457 by last count) and run through every possible scenario my zippy little tablet will encounter. In the end I went for the ever-popular OtterBox Defender Series Case as it ticked every box for me, but what I did not expect to find was the huge number of iPad cases for kids. Not just your regular case with a picture of Elmo, these are designed from the ground up to engage, entice and endure play with children of all ages.
So, as I waded through the thousands of options to smartly dress my iPad, I collected the 9 most fun, practical and (in some cases) insane iPad cases for kids. See what you think!
iPad Cases for Kids
You could pretty much launch your iPad off the roof in this little baby (please don’t try it). Built to withstand anything a little one might throw at it, the ArmorBox Kido Series is a really neat design that not only protects the device, it also acts as a cute carry case and a portrait/landscape stand.
With models for all generations of iPad, iPad mini and iPad Pro, this case is a real winner if you think your device might have rough times ahead.
Built for for durability, the Gumdrop Drop Tech Color Case is made for little hands that are still a little clumsy with expensive devices. Coming in a series of colors, the Gumdrop case has an outer silicone skin that absorbs shock and vibration. The case has reinforced bumpers corners, protecting the most fragile part of the device as well as a textured finish making the device easier for small hands to grip. The case is also available for iPad Mini.
I’ve always wished my iPad had arms… Well now it can. The iGuy is one of the more fun and colorful iPad cases for kids. With short legs that allow the iPad to stand free as well as cute foam arms to help small hands grip the device, the case does a lot more than just protect your iPad from drops and knocks. Coming in three colors, the iGuy comfortably fits all iPad generations.
The KHOMO DUAL Super Slim Cover is one of the most popular choices of iPad cases for kids because of its simple design, high quality build and exceptionally good price. The iPad case is virtually identical to cases provided by Apple but is less than half the price. It protects the iPad on all edges, back and front as well as containing the inbuilt magnetic strip that allows the iPad to wake automatically when the case is opened.
The Snugg Kid Proof Case is one of the best iPad cases for kids who need a little extra grip holding such expensive devices. All four edges of the iPad are equipped with large ergonomic handles made from durable cushioned material, making sure your iPad is fully protected while still allowing for perfect viewing in both portrait and landscape mode.
The Snugg Kid Proof Case comes with a lifetime guarantee and also comes in sizes for the iPad Mini.
Available in a myriad of different colors and styles, the Mosiso Canvas Fabric Sleeve is one of the best options if you are looking for protection that will not stay fixed on the iPad. This can be especially useful if the device is being used for multiple purposes or for taking the device from place to place. Recommended for older kids, the tablet sleeve comes in a range of sizes for different devices and is perfect for students who need cheap and simple protection for carrying their iPad in their bag or backpack.
One of the strongest iPad cases for kids there is, the Beetle Defense Case is built to handle just about any accidental drop, bump or shock. The case uses a dual layer design that combines a polycarbonate hard shell and a softer inner material to absorb shocks and bumps. The case includes a built in screen protector for additional protection also comes in sizes for the iPad Mini and iPad Pro.
Created by everyone’s favorite toy company, Fisher-Price, the Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case is made for much younger children.
One of the larger and more durable iPad cases for kids, the frame includes beads and handles to engage younger children as well as hiding all clickable iPad buttons (including the home button) to prevent any accidental clicks.
While all of the above iPad Cases for Kids offer excellent protection and a number of child-friendly features, the Trent Airbender takes iPad cases to a whole new level. With an integrated keyboard, this case converts your average iPad into a portable and flexible mobile PC! Perfect for students or kids who are iPad power users, this simple case can transform your iPad into a much more versatile machine.
[BONUS] HappiTaps Huggable Case
The BONUS… The whole way through this list, I have had an adorable teddy bear staring at me saying ‘put me on the list… pwease…”. Well, I can’t say no to anything that cuddly, so dammit bear, you win.
The HappiTaps Huggable Case is not actually an iPad case. It is a cute little case for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Paired with the HappiTaps app from the App store, the case claims to be next-generation teddy bear. Not quite as cushy as the teddy I grew up with, the case is proving a massive hit with tech-loving kids everywhere.
So, what iPad cases for kids have caught your eye while on the lookout for iPad outfits? Which of these eight could you see appealing to your children. Let us know in the comments below!