Best Tablet Cases for Kids
If you're thinking about getting your kid a tablet for the holidays, you better find the right case to put it in. Those buying an Amazon Fire Kids tablet will have no trouble making the right choice (the FreeTime Kid-Proof Case), but you've got a ton of options if your kid's getting any other slate. If you give your child the case along with the tablet and teach them that the two are meant to be used together, you'll protect the device against drops, spilled liquids and all the other havoc that begins the second their fingers touch the screen. Here is our list of the top kid-friendly cases that should offer you some peace of mind.
Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof Case
If you decide not to opt for one of the Fire Kids Edition tablets, but still want to share the new family tablet (say the $50 Amazon Fire) with the younger members, opt for Amazon's own FreeTime Kid-Proof Case. It's designed with little hands in mind, and is made of a durable silicone for protection from bumps and bruises.
TFY Kids Car Headrest Mount Holder
If your kid keeps throwing or dropping their tablet in the car, you'll probably see this headrest-mounted tablet holder and wonder "where this been all my life?" It's also useful if you've got more than one tyke in the backseat, because now they can't argue over who gets to use it, and they'll just have to watch the same show together. Holds most 9.7-inch tablets, including the iPad 2, 3, and 4.
Eddie the Frog iPad Mini case
This frog-shaped case from Koooky offers whimsy, protection and convenience. Eddie fits iPad Mini, Mini 2, Mini 3 and Mini Retina tablets with a free-standing design so your child doesn't have to hold the tablet to keep it up. It's also made of the durable and dense EVA foam so it will protect the slate from all the drops, falls and bumps your kid will throw at it. Eddie also features an adjustable car headrest strap for when you want to turn the backseat of your car into a theater.
Available in red or orange, the Speck iGuy is made of flexible EVA foam that protects your iPad 1, 2, 3 or 4 against drops and other impacts. He stands at attention on his chubby little legs, and his arms make squishy handles. Plus, he's super cute.
Okstation EVA Drop-Proof iPad Mini Case for Baby
Made of heavy-duty, dense EVA foam, the Okstation EVA Drop-Proof iPad mini Case for Baby is ready for your infant's fists of fury. The grip handles are perfect for little hands, or for Mom and Dad. Also, the kickstand means you can prop the tablet up for hands-free use.
Tabbeez Stuffed Animal Tablet Stand
It's a stuffed animal AND a tablet stand — what more could your child possibly ask for? The Tabbeez stands up, permitting hands-free tablet use, which will help prevent aching little arms from simply dropping the tablet. The stand can also be comfortably held in a lap for car trips. It will hold most 8- or 10-inch tablets.
Tabbeez Stuffed Unicorn Tablet Stand
If your child prefers a more magical kind of animal, they'll want to entrust their tablet with Alexa the Unicorn, a plush pillow case from Tabeez. Alexa is built more to hold a slate than it is to protect it from damage, but it also keeps tablets propped up so your kids can watch their favorite shows on the display. Fits 8 and 10-inch tablets, including the iPad and iPad Mini.
Belkin Lego Builder Case for iPad mini
What kid (and what adult, really?) doesn't love Legos? Made by Belkin, the Lego Builder Case for the iPad mini (1, 2 or 3) protects the tablet from bumps and bruises. Plus, the case has an official blue Lego back plate your child can use to build cool things. Choose from yellow, red or green shells.
KaZoo Case for iPad mini
For younger kids, animals tend to be a big hit. Griffin's KaZoo case for iPad mini or iPad mini with Retina Display transforms a tablet into a giraffe or a panda. The KaZoo case has wide feet so that it can stand up on its own. This also gives a slight angle when the device is lying down, so it's easy for your child to draw or interact with on-screen content ergonomically. A matching stylus, sold separately, fits neatly into a hole at the bottom of the feet so your child doesn't lose the pen while playing.
Xodo Kids Series Case
This super lightweight case fits on any iPad mini, and it's designed to be freestanding. Since this case is constructed from an impact-resistant polycarbonate material, you don't have to worry about your little one damaging the device if it's dropped. For extra support (and peace of mind), the case has a shock-absorbing silicone inner-sleeve and double-thick silicone corners.
Pugo Top Kids Bumper Case
This universal case will work with any 7-inch tablet, and it comes in colors including pink, dark blue, black, green, light blue, light pink and orange. Its back cover is made of a soft silicone material, making the case shock-resistant and anti-fingerprint. Your child won't have any issues plugging in accessories, such as earbuds, either, thanks to the cutouts for full access to tablet ports.
Fintie 7-inch Tablet Kiddie Case
One way to make it a little easier for your child to hold on to a tablet is to invest in a case with a handle. The Fintie Slim Shell Case Cover comes with just that — an easy-to-grab handle — and the Fintie can also be used as a stand. This cover is composed of a heavy-duty EVA foam to endure wear and tear over time. It can fit a wide range of 7-inch tablets, and it has convenient cutouts for buttons and controls.
Turpro Kids Silicone Case
This case is designed to fit most 7-inch tablets, and your little one will have his or her choice of colors, including red, hot pink, purple, blue and lime green. Its anti-slip silicone design is made for easy grasping, meaning your child may be less likely to drop the tablet on the go. But you can rest assured, thanks to the Turpro's shock-resistant soft silicone material, that the tablet will be fine in case drops do happen.
Logitech Big Bang
Cute cases are great, but you also need protection. The Big Bang case from Logitech maintains a kid-friendly weight and a slim design but still offers impact protection for falls from up to 4.6 feet. That's thanks to the shock-absorbent material that lines the edges and the screen cover. It's helpful that the liner, which activates the iPad Air's sleep/wake function, is wipeable for the inevitable spill.
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