Review of iPad Mini cases for the gamer
Having visited a local electronics store over the weekend it’s clear that Apple achieved what they set out to do a few days ago, and that’s make a much bigger deal with the launch of the iPad Mini compared to discontinuing the third-generation iPad just 7 months after its release.
I was there with a family member who was looking to purchase a new tablet so that he can play games while on the move, he was shown a few devices but was told that a smaller iPad was coming (which I had already informed him of). He then asked about the iPad 4 as it is being dubbed, and he was told by the shop assistant that there was no new iPad, apart from the smaller version that is – I felt it my duty to put the shop assistant right.
It does seem as though certain retailers are either oblivious to the fact that there is a new full size iPad, or they realize that many customers are angry after already purchasing one of them just a few months if not a few weeks ago? Now that we have got that little rant out the way this got us thinking about my family member wanting this new tablet just for gaming purposes, and to also keep in touch socially as well.
A review of some iPad Mini cases for the gamer is what’s needed, but as you would imagine they are few and far between, which has also been the same story for the iPhone 5 as well. Having said that, case makers don’t usually take long to get their products onto the market – let’s hope they also come up with some decent iPad Mini gaming accessories as well.
The first iPad Mini case that we feel is perfect for the gamer is the iLuv Pulse, which offers dual-layer protection if you accidentally drop your latest iOS device. The frame has a wave pattern and allows for access to all the iPad’s ports. There are both left and right hand grips, so ideal for gaming in the horizontal position. The price for this case will be $49.99 when they get stock; more details here.
Next we have the ShockDrop Case for the iPad Mini and has a much more rugged feel than the previous case mentioned above. The case has two parts, the outer frame made from silicone and the poly-carbonate frame with a built-in protective screen. The price for this case (see here) is $49.95.
If you are thinking of using your iPad Mini by the pool or at the beach, then you will need to protect your device from the water or sand, so the waterproof iPad Mini case is worth your consideration. There are other such cases/bags on the market, but they do not fit to size, which means that your iPad Mini will move around. This case, which you can see here is 100 percent waterproof up to 6 meters and will float to the surface if you lost it in the pool. So if you do have the courage to play games or check Facebook out with your new smaller iPad by or in the pool then at least you are safe in the knowledge that you will not destroy your device.
We’re sure that there will be a much larger choice of iPad Mini cases designed for the gamer as we get ever closer to the Holiday Season, so hope that these three are okay for now?
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