iGuy: The Perfect Protection for Your iPad

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Over the past three months, my iPad has been taken over by our two-and-a-half year old. And, to be honest, I couldn’t be happier. That’s because I’ve discovered a treasure trove of interactive learning apps – about 20 and counting – that she adores because they’re entertaining and I adore because they’re educational.

Sure, I still use the iPad to read my books, surf Facebook, dig up recipes, and play Words with Friends, but I definitely don’t mind sharing my high-tech toy with her.

Soon after she began playing with the iPad, I realized that it might be a good idea to invest in a cover for it. I was mainly afraid of her dropping it (although she only plays with it while seated on the couch next to me). I also discovered that while she held the uncovered iPad, her thumbs would sometimes touch the screen, which prevented her from interacting with the apps and would send her into small fits of frustration.

And so, I took the Internet to research kid-friendly iPad covers.

While there are plenty to choose from, I soon settled on the iGuy from Speck Products. The oversized, rubbery foam cover comes in four fun colors – lime, mango, chili pepper, and grape – and is perfect for so many reasons:

  • The iGuy’s “arms” are flexible and easy for little ones to grip and hold on to.
  • Holding onto the arms, helps to keep her fingers off the screen and prevents her from hitting the home button, therefore completely shutting down the app.
  • But you can still easily push the home button to switch between apps.
  • You can still reach all the buttons to change the volume, put the iPad to sleep and plug it in to charge.
  • It’s the perfect size. She can still sit it on her lap, but I know it would be protected if she accidentally drops it.
  • The frame is pretty thick, so if it did hit the floor, the screen wouldn’t even touch it.
  • The iGuy’s “feet” allow it to be free-standing, which means you can sit the iPad upright on a table to watch movies and videos.

It fits all sizes of iPads, including the new iPad 4, and getting the iPad in and out of the cover takes only a few seconds. (I only use the iGuy when she’s playing with the iPad.)

Thanks to my new foam friend, I’m happy, my daughter is happy, and my indispensable iPad is protected from whatever wear-and-tear it might face in the hands of a soon-to-be three-year-old. If you’re looking for a fun iPad cover, you should definitely check out the iGuy by Speck. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Next up on my iTo-do list: Finding a cover for my iPhone. Stay tuned!

I received the iGuy for free for the purpose of this review. I only recommend products or services I use personally believe in. All opinions are my own.

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  1. What a fun little guy for the iPad!! Love it!

  2. that is so beyond cool!

  3. This is so cool.

  4. oh my goodness, that iguy is so stinking cute! Plus he’s functional! I love that! That would really help my kids out when they get the rare occasion to actually play on the iPad!

  5. Savannah miller says:

    That is to cute! And so necessary my kids are pretty rough on all my gadgets I need to to protect them lol!

  6. Those are really cute. I came across them while I was shopping for a case for my son’t iPad. They look like they will really protect the device.

  7. Cate Salinard says:

    That is so cool! Who is that adorable model you always use 😉

  8. PERFECT! We have one of the early iPads before there were hardly any cases around and I can’t believe it is still limping along – it’s a great resource, like you said, for the kids but they are SO rough on it! What a great case – love it.

  9. That is very, very cute. And much cheaper than the Lifeproof case I put on my iPad!

  10. Stacey Cockrell says:

    How adorable! I didn’t know about them.

  11. That is way too cute! Someone from my job was telling me about getting my daughters (7) and (5) an iPad because it has a lot of learning apps and after reading this I may invest in buying them one. Right now they both have a Leap Frog Pad2 and the new Vtech Pad.

  12. I need to find something similar for my Samsung. The boys love to play their games on it, but don’t know to keep their thumbs out of the way.

  13. That is so cool! I need to show my DAD! he is a big techy guy and always encouraging the kids to use technology.

  14. Cate Salinard says:

    What are your favorite apps you have for her? We need some new ones.

  15. This would be perfect for my iPad obsessed daughter!

  16. What a neat idea!

  17. What a neat idea! Sounds like it’s just the thing for small children.

  18. How cute is that? I don’t have an iPad, but if I did have one, this would be on my Christmas list! What a clever idea!

  19. That’s awesome!! I love it!

  20. this is so cute. My kids always take over our ipad too we had to put protective covers for them. I always worried about them dropping it and it breaking.

  21. This is DEFINITELY on our list for vacation this summer. Thanks for sharing!

  22. My friends son learn the English alphabet through an interactive application in iPad.

  23. I’ve been searching for that “perfect” iPad cover for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing you’re experience with this one!

  24. heather says:

    Thanks for the review! I actually came back to this entry today because I was researching a kid friendly cover for iPad and I remembered you had done research on this. Thanks for the help!

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