iPad 2 case for almost 5 year old

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  1. macrumors member

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    Hi there!
    My soon to be 5 year old daughter's iPod touch died recently and we decided to replace it with a iPad 2. Considering her age, I will need some sort of case for it ASAP. She is generally very careful but has had a few drops with her iPod. I'd prefer one that isn't a book style case, more along the lines of a back cover that will protect the back and corners. For the front, I'll probably use a screen protector of some sort. I would appreciate any suggestions on cases that can offer some protection while not adding a lot of additional bulk or weight.

    Thank you!
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I really wouldn't recommend an iPad for a 5 year old, no matter how mature & sensible. It is not as rugged as an iPod touch and would break much more easily if dropped, even with a case. I would recommend an iPod touch 4G with an iNcASE Slider Case for someone that age to be honest.
     
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    Night Spring

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    Have to disagree with the poster above. I have my iPad 1 in this case:
    http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=509984

    I toss it around all the time and it never breaks. Get a similar case for the iPad 2 when one comes out, teach your 5 year old to treat the iPad well, and I don't think you'll have any problem.
     
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    My three-month-old daughter has begun reading using the educational iPad apps. I have it in a Portenzo.
     
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    Great case...thanks for answering the question. Technology is for all ages. :eek:
     
  6. macrumors member

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    I personally wouldn't buy an iPad for a 5 year old. But, that is not my decision. get a case like that^ and watch over her well. Enjoy!
     
  7. JaHawk2009, Mar 6, 2011
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    That case does look like the best idea. I am inclined to lose all opinion on this and just recommend you get the sturdiest case you can find.
     
  8. lululalalee, Mar 6, 2011
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    To people who offered suggestions, I greatly appreciate it amd will look into the case that was suggested.
     
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    djransom

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    Unfortunately, it may be a few weeks or so before we know of any cases for the iPad 2 that are actually decent. I just purchased a sleeve for mine to use until a case I actually like is released. Good luck with the iPad 2.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Nice case. It is made from TUP and you can get them from Monoprice.com, with a screensaver, shipped for under 11 dollars. :)
     
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