5 Amazingly Kid-friendly Smartphone and Tablet Cases
While most of us work to limit how often our kids use portable computers, sometimes the option to let our child sit quietly and play a fun educational game is a real sanity-saver during a busy day. Or, during the school year, letting the kids play a math game to supplement their current written work can simply make a difficult subject just a bit more fun and interactive.
The biggest hesitation most moms have when it comes to handing over their precious handheld devices is the fear of breakage. Thank goodness kid-friendly cases! Below are some of my favorite disaster-averting iDevice cases for kids.
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case ($15.00) is a charming little case that keeps toddlers from chewing on your iPhone or iPod Touch while playing with educational apps. The secure fit keeps toddler from constantly hitting the home button and protects the device from droolage. It’s shape is perfect for little hands to grip and provides fun activity rings. Not only is this case sturdy, but it’s incrediblly affordable at just $15!
Speck iGuy for iPad ($39.95) is nothing short of an exceptional case for iPad. We’ve had ours for about a year and it’s still going strong! The arms make it easy to hold onto and minimizes drops. The cushioning provided by the iGuy is thick and easily survives throws and drops . The only negatives for the iGuy are lack of a built-in screen protector (though, you can easily add your own), and difficulty of removal if you plan on using the iPad for business and need to take it out of the case often.
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Apptivity Case ($15.00 ) for iPhone and iPod Touch is meant for toddlers, preschoolers, and young grade schoolers. Parents have the option to block the home button or make it accessible. The outer shell is very sturdy and protects the device from bumps and drops. The Kid-Tough case also comes with a built-in screen protector to further protect devices from unwanted dirt, dust, sticky fingers and fluid. Not only that, but if you have a budding photographer on your hands, the case has a hold in the back of the case to allow camera use.
ARKHIPPO I ($24.00) is a squishy case that doubles as a stand (vertical and horizontal). The ample material easily keeps your device safe from drops and is easy to grasp for little hands. The case has openings for the phone’s speakers at the bottom and allows volume adjustment without removal. The case is currently compatible with the iPhone 4/4S. The material is composed of non-toxic EVA foam.
KaysCase KidBox Cover Case ($34.99) is another great, durable case for the iPad. It’s free-standing and lightweight to allow for easy portability. The foam protection is easy on little fingers and creates nice grip-ability. The material is non-toxic (EVA foam) and the raised screen bezel ensures that even if the iPad is dropped face down, the screen won’t touch the ground. A camera hole is included and easy access for charger cord as well.
Hannah Camacho is an educator, mom to three wonderful children ages 4 and younger and proud wife of an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. She has been a BlogHer featured tech blogger and is very involved in the world of mobile app marketing and PR when she’s not chasing her three busy little ones.