Thank you to Otterbox for sponsoring this post. The honest opinions are my own.
When Kora & Logan were toddlers, one or the other would be up at various hours of the night and then they’d be up for the day at 5 am. As a result whichever parent got up with them was exhausted and did what they could to keep them entertained. Dave’s trick was to occasionally let them play with his iPhone. It was amazing how quickly they learned to use the touchscreen to tap and swipe on the kid friendly games.
As a result our kids have grown up with tech & gadgets as part of their lives. Now that they are 7 & almost 6, their favorite is the iPad. I’m incredibly thankful that there are so many entertaining and educational kids games and apps for the iPad and that our kids enjoy playing them so much.
The other day Kora was playing it while sitting on the couch. She suddenly realized she needed to hop up and run off to do something in the other room. This is how she left the iPad.
I’ve found it on the edge of the dining room table near half-eaten slices of pb&j toast and cup of milk…
The most scary place I’ve found it is in the middle of the living room floor. It doesn’t sound that frightening, but knowing how fast Kora & Logan run and how soon they forget where they leave things, I always envision one of them sprinting into the living room and smashing the iPad to bits under their Snoopy socks.
Now you may think why do I let the kids play with the iPad if they don’t take care of it properly. Truthfully, 99% of the time they do. They love it as much as Dave and I do and would be crushed to see anything happen to it. These above instances are few and far between but they are enough to cause severe damage to our beloved iPad.
That’s why I’m excited about Otterbox iPad Cases. They have cases for the Mini, as well as the iPads 2, 3, & 4. I like the Defender Series because it’s designed with active lifestyles in mind, it has a multi-layer technology that is built with high-quality materials to keep the iPad protected.
I was happy to learn that the inner shell of this case is composed of high impact polycarbonate and I like that it includes a foam interior for extra shock absorption. The silicone outer layer is made to absorb impact and the textured material provides a good grip. The built in screen protector also prevents scratches and smudges. I also think it’s great that the shield stand that comes with the case pulls double-duty as both a shield stand and a extra layer of protection for the front or back of the iPad.
I’m excited to one day have an Otterbox Defender Series iPad Case because I won’t find my heart racing as much anymore when I suddenly see it teetering off the edge of the table or in the middle of the floor. Okay. Maybe my heart will still pound a bit but at least I’ll know our iPad will be protected.
Products and compensation were provided. The honest opinions are my own.