Best Tablet Cases for Kids

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Protecting your kid's tablet, that valuable gadget that lets them learn, play and stop asking "are we there yet" is an important task, one worth buying a solid and sturdy case. Because unless your child's never dropped anything ever, you'll need to keep your new investment safe, especially if its Apple's latest iPad, which isn't cheap at $329. While the Amazon Fire tablets slide right into the $24.99 FreeTime Kid-Proof Case, we've found plenty of alternatives that protect other models from the chaos a child can create.

Also, Speck's announced its upcoming Case-E cases for tablets. Shipping in the first quarter of 2019, the Case-E cases are the successors to the company's iGuy line, and offer feature detachable arms to turn the tablet into a stand and wrap around car seats, so kids can stay entertained in the backseat.

Make sure to pick a case that matches your kid's personality, so you'll be less likely to find the case lying on the floor after your child decided it wasn't necessary.   

Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof Case

If you decided to buy the $50 Fire 7 tablet instead of the Kids Edition model, you can still get a case made just for your new slate. As its name implies, Amazon's own FreeTime Kid-Proof Case is designed with little hands in mind, made of a durable silicone for protection from bumps and bruises. If you bought your Fire tablet before May 2017, you'll probably want a case for 6th (2016) or 5th (2015) generation Fire. Amazon also sells a Kid-Proof Case ($29) for its 2017 HD 8 Fire tablet, which is currently only only available in 32GB configuration, for $89 (a $20 discount).

Fintie 9.7-inch iPad 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 Case 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 fits Apple's most recent $329 iPad, as well as the 2017 9.7-inch iPad, the iPad Air 2 and iPad Air. 

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.

Speck iGuy

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.

CHINFAI iPad mini Case for Kids for Apple iPad mini to iPad mini 4

We don't know whose idea it was to make an iPad mini case that looks like the Android mascot ate an iPad, but we love it. Its blocky feet allow it to stand outright, without using an easel-leg to prop it up. Made of a soft silicon that will make it great to grip and easy to care for.

Okstation EVA Drop-Proof iPad Mini Case for Baby

Amazon's Fire 7 cases are nice, but we like the look of this honeycomb-patterned case from Fintie. It offers a little extra visual flair vs the Amazon case, and is $15 less expensive, at $9.99. Your kid can find one the precise color of their preference, as it's sold in 12 colors, including two shades of pink, two shades of blue, two yellows, black and green.

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.

Griffin KaZoo Fox Case for iPad mini

For younger kids, animals tend to be a big hit. This Griffin KaZoo case for iPad mini, mini 2 and mini 3 transforms a tablet into an adorable fox. 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.

TopEsct iPad Mini Case for Kids

The iPad Mini tablet becomes both easier to hold and mount in a car with this case. Available in blue, green, blue and pink, it's got three handles, so it can be held for landscape-mode content viewing and also carried in one hand like a tiny briefcase. 

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.

Author Bio
Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.
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9 comments
  • Brooklyn Says:

    Nice article . This is a good guide for me.

  • Fay Hatton Says:

    I have purchased 7" Proscan PLT7650G tablets for my Grandchildren for Christmas and am looking for silicon protectors and cannot seem to find any. do you have any cases that would work for them. The little ones are 2-4 so for sure I require some kind of protection case for the tablet

    Thank you
    Fay Hatton

  • brandy g. Says:

    Some of these cases are so cute. My 7 year old has already went through an iPad & Kindle fire. Both shattered when she dropped them. This year is getting a new iPad but we are definitely getting her a cover to protect it. Hopefully this one will last a long time!

  • Tabatha Says:

    I agree Shane. My toddlers go thru tablets way to fast for me to spend outrageous amounts of money for a tablet. I have looked everywhere trying to find a childproof case for my 10 inch RCA Pro 10 Edition tablets and can't find anything. Does anyone know of a case to fit it please and thanks...

  • Shane Says:

    You are aware other companies make tablets aren't you?
    This article should be called Best ipad case for kids.

  • Danielle Says:

    Some of these are very cute! Excellent post!

  • Kerrie Says:

    I have an original Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet which I have loaded up with games for my grandson but would like to get a childproof cover for it...Any ideas where I can get one from in Aus.?
    Thanks
    Kerrie

  • Anna Attkisson, Laptop Mag & Tom's Guide Managing Editor Says:

    While it's not a cute as the case you already have, Otterbox makes very durable cases. And they make one specifically sized for the Galaxy Tab 3.0 7. http://www.otterbox.com/Defender-Series-Case-for-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-3-7.0/sam2-galaxy-tab-3-7,default,pd.html

  • Ingrid Says:

    Hi Anna,
    Can you recommend a kid proof case for my 3 yr. old daughter? I just bought her a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids for Christmas. It comes with a case but I want something more durable & shock proof if she accidentally drops it. Thank you.

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