7 Awesome Tablet Cases for Kids
By Anthony Domanico, LAPTOP Magazine
Parents know the incessant whine as a child begs to use the family tablet. Parents also know little hands will immediately drop electronic devices, spill things or otherwise wreak havoc the second their fingers touch the screen. Even if you happen to have an extra tablet for Junior, you’ll want to invest in a case that keeps the kids entertained and protects the tablet from certain destruction. Here is our list of top kid-friendly cases that should offer you some peace of mind.
Lego Builder Case for iPad mini ($59.99)
What kid (and what adult, really?) doesn’t love legos, the interlocking blocks that let you create structures, creatures and all kinds of other imaginative things? Made by Belkin, the Lego Builder Case for the iPad mini and mini with Retina display protects the tablet from bumps and bruises. Plus, it has an official blue LEGO backplate your child can use to build cool things. Choose from yellow, red or green shells.
KaZoo Case for iPad mini ($39.99)
For younger kids, animal prints tend to be a big hit. Griffin’s KaZoo case for iPad mini and mini with Retina display transforms a tablet into a giraffe or a panda. The KaZoo case has wide feet that let the case stand up on its own to make watching videos easy. This stance also gives a slight angle when laying down so that it’s easy for your child to draw or interact with on-screen content. A matching stylus, sold separately, fits neatly into a hole at the bottom of the feet so your child doesn’t lose it while playing.
Lifeproof Nuud Case for iPad Air/4/3/2/mini ($109)
What if you could put your iPad in a box that protected it from basically everything bad you can imagine? That’s where the Lifeproof case comes in. While pricey, Lifeproof is waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof, and can safely withstand anything your child can throw at it and live to see another day. Best of all, the case is lightweight and only adds minimal heft to a slim tablet, and there’s versions for the iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad 4/3/2, each with two models to choose from.