Protective Cases for iPad, iPad Mini, and Android Devices

Protective Cases can help you protect your electronic tablets from accidental drops, intentional throws, and angry tantrums.

Protective Cases for Your Device

Kids will be kids, and you need to protect your child’s expensive device against accidental drops and/or intentional throws!

Below, you can find the most common Android and iOS devices paired with a few popular protective cases that will help to protect your tablet or smartphone from drops, spills, and intentional tosses.  (You know who you are.)

Remember, these cases are tough, but not necessarily indestructible.  So, if biting and chewing objects is an issue for your child, then I would suggest close supervision during app time.

Very few cases include any protection at all for the screen.  But, you do have other options.  The best of which seems to be The Rhino Shield.  This new technology, funded through KickStarter, promises powerful protection for iPad screens!  Rhino Shield is not a deveice case, but an impact-resistant screen protector that is a great addition to whichever case you choose to buy.

Rhino Shield Screen Protector

Check out The Rhino Shield on their website:  Evolutive Labs

or you can purchase a Rhino Shield Impact Resistant Screen Protector for iPhone 5/5c/5s from Amazon.

 

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Highlights:

  • shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged, shock absorbing silicone
  • built-in screen protector
  • hinged plug seal dock connector, camera lens, headphone port, hold switch and volume controls
  • clip-on stand for landscape viewing and typing
  • *also available for many other devices, including iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle, Samsung, etc.

Available at Amazon: Griffin Survivor Extreme-duty Military case for the new iPad (4th Generation), iPad 3 and iPad 2, Black or on eBay

 

Big Grips – Frame for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad (4th gen)

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Highlights:

  • big, squishy, lightweight, easy-to-grab foam
  • non-toxic; BPA, lead, Phthalate, PVC, and Latex-free
  • stand available as separate purchase
  • *also available for iPad Mini (called a TWEENER) and iPod Touch (called a BUDDY)

Big Grips is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

iBallz

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Highlights:

  • 360 degree drop protection
  • 4 shock absorbing balls (one for each corner) held in place by an adjustable elastic cord
  • elevates iPad above spills and sticky surfaces
  • tilt display
  • *also available for Kindle Fire, iPad Mini, Google Nexus, and Samsung Galaxy

iBallz is available at Amazon or on eBay


Otterbox Defender

otterbox defender

Highlights:

  • built-in screen protector – dust and scratch protection
  • 3-layer protection – polycarbonate inner layer, silicone outer later, screen protector
  • drop protection
  • clip-on
  • *also available for Kindle, Nook, Samsung, Nexus, etc.

Otterbox Defender is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

iGuy

iguy

Highlights:

  • free-standing foam case
  • lightweight, easy-to-hold
  • EVA foam protection
  • shock absorbent
  • *also available for iPad Mini

iGuy is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

Gumdrop Drop Tech Series

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Highlights:

  • shock absorbent
  • drop protection
  • integrated screen cover
  • reinforced rubber bumpers on corners
  • *also available for iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nook, Samsung, Asus, Google Tablets, etc.

Gumdrop Drop Tech Series Cases is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

iPad Mini – Cases

HHI Fun Play Armor for iPad Mini

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Highlights:

  • extra thick layer of high quality shock absorbing silicone
  • large corners for extra protection and handling
  • raised bezel design keeps screen from touching surfaces when placed face down
  • includes a universal stylus pen
  • playful penguin designs available

HHI Fun Plan Armor is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

Bobj Rugged Case for iPad Mini

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Highlights:

  • silicone case – meets U.S. FDA food grade requirements
  • rounded front bezel helps protect screen for face-down drops
  • thick corners and edges for additional protection
  • *also available for many other devices, including iPad, Nexus 7, Asus, Samsung, etc.

Bobj Rugged Case is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

Gumdrop – Drop Tech Series Case for iPad Mini

gumdrop ipad mini case

Highlights:

  • drop protection
  • shock absorption
  • reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners
  • integrated screen cover
  • *also available for iPad, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, Nook, Samsung, Asus, etc.

Gumdrop Drop Tech Series Case for iPad Mini is available at Amazon and on eBay

 

Big Grips – TWEENER for iPad Mini

Big Grips Tweener iPad Mini Case

Highlights:

  • big, squishy, easy-to-grab foam
  • non-toxic; BPA, lead, Phthalate, PVC, and Latex-free
  • durable and lightweight
  • stand available as separate purchase
  • *also available for iPad (iFRAME) and iPod Touch (called a BUDDY)

Big Grips – TWEENER for iPad Mini is available at Amazon

 

iBallz for iPad Mini

iBallz iPad Case

Highlights:

  • 360 degree drop protection
  • 4 shock absorbing balls (one for each corner) held in place by an adjustable elastic cord
  • elevates iPad above spills and sticky surfaces
  • tilt display
  • *also available for Kindle Fire, iPad, Google Nexus, and Samsung Galaxy

iBallz for iPad Mini is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

iGuy for iPad Mini

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Highlights:

  • free-standing foam case
  • lightweight, easy-to-hold
  • EVA foam protection
  • shock absorbent
  • *also available for iPad

iGuy for iPad Mini is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

Nexus 7 – Cases

Gumdrop – Drop Tech Series Case for Nexus 7

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Highlights:

  • drop protection
  • shock absorption
  • reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners
  • integrated screen cover
  • *also available for iPad & iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nook, Samsung, Asus, etc.

Gumdrop – Drop Tech Series Case for Nexus 7 is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

Otterbox –  Google Nexus 7 Defender Series

otterbox google nexus 7 defender case

 

Highlights:

  • two-piece plastic shell made of a silicone skin – absorbs bumps and shocks
  • built-in scratch-resistant screen protector
  • kickstand for typing or viewing
  • *also available for many other devices, including iPad, Kindle, Nook, Samsung, etc.

Otterbox for Nexus 7 is available at Amazon or on eBay

 

Bobj Rugged Case for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi Tablet

bobj nexus case

Highlights:

  • silicone case – meets U.S. FDA food grade requirements
  • rounded front bezel helps protect screen for face-down drops
  • thick corners and edges for additional protection
  • *also available for many other devices, including iPad and iPad Mini, Asus, Samsung, etc.

Bobj Rugged Cases are available at Amazon or on eBay

 

Nexus 10 – Cases

Poetic REVOLUTION Case for Google Nexus 10 by Asus

poetic revolution nexus 10 case

Highlights:

  • revolving stand for multiple viewing options
  • made of PC and silicone – slip resistant and impact resistant
  • touch-sensitive, water-resistant screen guard

 

Poet Revolution Cases are available at Amazon or on eBay

 

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2 Responses to Protective Cases for iPad, iPad Mini, and Android Devices

  1. Loren Kennedy on December 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    best protective cover for a nook hd 7″?

  2. Garrie on January 6, 2015 at 6:22 am

    We are very happy with our “Survivor” case for our son’s iPad mini, what we struggle with is chargers that stand the test of time (as in: more than a couple of months).

    Would happily spend $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ – so long as it will “just work” and “last”. If only (!!!!) we could use a qi type pad to charge an iPad.

    Wondering what others do?

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