Drop Tech Series iPad 2 Case Review
The Drop Tech Series iPad 2 Case from Gumdrop Cases is the perfect compliment for any accident-prone iPad user. The outer silicone skin is relatively slip-proof and offers great protection against drops, scratches, and paintballs (yes, paintballs). The case consists of three parts: the outer silicone skin, a polycarbonate front, and a replaceable screen protector frame. While it doesn’t have a cover, the screen offers protection from scratches and the overall product is more drop-proof than other cases.
To prove just how durable this case is, Gumdrop Cases compared their new case to the Otterbox Defender by shooting both with a paintball gun (repeatedly) to see how they hold up. Check out the results...and don't try this at home.
- It’s durable, like really durable. Despite the manhandling that the case requires when putting the iPad in it or taking it out, the silicone skin and polycarbonate parts are resilient, shock absorbent, and offer solid protection for the delicate technology inside.
- The touch screen, volume, camera, and buttons all work perfectly and all have added protection of the silicone case.
- The case conforms perfectly to the iPad.
- It comes in multiple colors, from black to bubblegum pink.
- The way in which the case opens is not very intuitive. It took a solid five minutes of twisting and prodding to figure out what part I should be trying to pull apart. The silicone frame needs to be pried away from the polycarbonate front using either one’s fingernails or a pen and then it snaps back in. Once you get the hang of it though, it gets easier.
- While the case perfectly conforms to the iPad, it’s a bit nerve-wracking to jam the iPad into the plastic framing.
- No stand. While this is perfect for someone who will be constantly standing or moving around, it’s not ideal for extended use without providing a stand.
- The case weighs about 1lb., making it one of the heavier cases out there. Although, the weight and construction is not too bulky nor heavy that it is a real concern.
- The iPad may turn on if the buttons are accidentally hit, say if you throw the iPad into a bag or purse. While the controls are protected by the silicone case, they are still just as sensitive to touch.
Overall, if protection is a concern: this is the case for you. There are a few cons, but nothing that can’t be worked around. Whether you’re a student, accident-prone, or in a high-stress, high-activity career, this case will help protect you’re iPad through some of the most rugged conditions.