I don’t know about the rest of your but I have been searching for a great iPad case to use when my 4 soon to be 5 year old is owning the family iPad. Little hands and little minds of children grasp the iPad and all of it’s many offerings very quickly and I believe that it has much to offer as an educational and entertainment option. You do not have to look far to find an example of how the iPad is being used to teach kids everything from their abc’s to what lightning is and make it fun at the same time.
The greatest problem that this creates comes from the fact that the iPad is not indestructible though it is well constructed as we all know it is prone to damage when dropped, thrown or flung whether intentional or not.
With this in mind and not wanting to replace a device that retails north of $500 because my child dropped it by accident we have always had a set of ground rules in place when she was using the iPad. Chief among the rules was we must be sitting down when using the iPad and preferably on something soft like the sofa where there is carpet on the floor. Reasoning that this should at least dull the crack should the unthinkable occur. In all honesty we have been incredibly lucky in this respect and are thankful for that fact on a continuing basis.
I have also been on the lookout for a case that was designed for kids when they were using the iPad as I was certain that I was not the only one experiencing the symptoms previously described. I thought I had hit pay dirt some months back when while perusing Kickstarter (one of my all time favorite sites) for the latest in great ideas I stumbled upon this listing for MyKidPad . A project designed by real folks with real kids and the same issues I had. i immediately signed up and started dreaming of the day this amazing device savior would arrive. Boy was I in for a rude awakening a short time later when I received the email notifying me that the project was being cancelled so that they could prepare for the not yet announced, described or existing iPad 3. Not that I blamed the folks at MyKidPad for making a reasonable business decision or anything however, it did set my plans back a bit.
So I began my search again an it was not until CES cam about that I found a video demonstrating the M-Edge Supershell. What a video! Not only did they claim that it was child proof, they let the reporter throw it on the floor, fling it against the wall and tape it live! Now that is confidence in your product! I was sold and immediately ordered mine.