We’ve had our iPad 2 for what seems like forever. The kids use it 98% of the time and that’s fine with us, but we do have limit their usage. They have been known to be on it all day, on the weekends, but good thing we only have educational app’s on it.
Since the kids are the main users of the iPad, we are always on the lookout to “trick” out the look of their iPad and make sure it’s also kid-proofed. Until a few months ago, we had failed at protecting this expensive piece of technology…and we’ve learned the hard way. We have tile downstairs and carpet upstairs, and until recently we’ve banned it on the tile. And unfortunately, it’s been dropped a few too many times. The screen is cracked in one of the corners & there maybe a dent somewhere on the sides. Luckily, it still works, but it’s past the one year mark, where we can get the screen changed out.
So when given the recent opportunity to review the Speck iGuy iPad case for our iPad 2, I was SO excited. One, because I wanted some different options for the kids. Two, because I had seen it before and thought it was super cute. Three, it.stands.up! Four, it comes in my Son’s favorite color Orange (aka Mango).
When we received the iGuy in Mango, my kids were just as excited as I was to see it & try it out. The color is great for both my Son & Daughter or if my husband & I wanted to use it. I couldn’t wait to try the stand feature. Depending on the surface you use, it will stand or it won’t. Such as carpet, it won’t…a nightstand, it will…and so on.
It’s pretty cool to “lug” him around by just the arm, it’s like having a friend. But don’t worry, we are careful to not do it too long or be too rough with him. I find it to be somewhat loose fitting for an iPad 2. I figure it’s because it fits the original iPad, the 2nd & 3rd and the original iPad is more boxy than the 2nd & 3rd versions. It took me about a week to get used to it and realize it’s not slipping out or going anywhere.
With most iPad cases we have, we tend to have an issue with charging the iPad with the case on. This is definitely an issue with the iGuy. I have to have the light on it, to see it and sometimes it still take a few tries. It helps that we don’t charge it often, so it’s really no big deal. We ARE really enjoying having him (the iGuy) in the family, especially the kids. Maybe one day, we’ll get another iPad or iPad mini and he can have a friend
I was provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions. I have NOT been compensated in any other way. This post was written with MY opinion ONLY. Thank you!