For the iPad I use at home, I want minimal bulk. I’m willing to sacrifice protection for that privilege, but I want to be able to use my iPad 3 in as close to the original form factor as possible.
Category: iPad Cases
Works With: iPad 2, 3, 4
Price: $28.95, $8.00 for stand, $11.00 for screen protector
For iPads I’ve used with kids in classrooms, or ones that might be used in hospitals or in the enterprise, I’d rather have more protection, even if it means a sacrifice of heavier, bulkier, proportions.
Otterbox has long been the industry standard super-high protection case, but this new entry into the field, the K Kuvs Klover iPad Case is a strong contender for just as much protection for half the price.
The case has two main components, a rigid plastic frame with an integrated screen protector that comes in a variety of colors, letting you match your favorite color scheme. This section slides onto the front of the full size iPad–I used my iPad 3–securely.
The second part then wraps around the iPad and rigid plastic frame from behind, enveloping the iPad in a soft yet durable black material, which provides precisely molded and placed button covers and a protected port for the 30 pin charging cable. There are also cut out spaces for the cameras in the front and rear, covered volume button areas, and a cut out for the Home button. The rubber fits securely around the iPad, and several tabs click securely into the plastic frame, making the whole case feel solid.
Finally, there’s a clip-on kickstand that can be stored clipped to the side of the iPad or deployed like a picture frame holder. It’s cleverly folded when stored on the iPad edge, and easily (and securely) opened for setting the iPad in in either landscape or portrait orientations. It’s made of the same plastic as the face component, in a matching color. The face case and the kickstand come in eight different colors, and you can mix and match the stand color and the faceplate color if you wish.
The closest comparison I can find in the Otterbox line is the Reflex series, which also sports an integrated kickstand and a rubberized/faceplate combination. The Otterbox case, however, comes in at around $70, while the K Kuvs case retails for a little under $30 (for the basic case). While I can’t speak for the Otterbox quality itself, the K Kuvs feels solid, professionally made, and seems to provide quite a bit of protection for the money.
The integrated clip did tend to fall off sometimes when I was using the case around the house, but that’s a more a function of my trying to keep it attached at all times. In real-world use scenarios, it’s likely that the stand will not remail affixed to the iPad except for transport.
I’m not a huge fan of screen protectors, but this one works as well as most, though I don’t know how easy it will be to replace it at some point in the future, or which screen protectors will work. If nothing else, having the protector connected to the front face plate made affixing it to the iPad super easy–far more so than any screen protector I’ve tried to apply before.
The K Kuvs Klover iPad Case is a strong contender for just as much protection for almost half the price of comparable cases.
Bottom line, the K Kuvs Klover iPad case provides a ton of protection for a minimal price. If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to more expensive (and not necessarily more protective) iPad cases out there, the K Kuvs iPad Case is a strong contender, especially for the price.
Note: If you buy now, enter the code ‘CULT’ without the quotes, and you’ll get $5 off your own Klover iPad Case.
Product Name: : K Kuvs Klover iPad Case|
The Good: Rugged, durable, precisely machined rubberized case that snugly protects the entire iPad for use in any situation where the extra bulk is a good trade-off.
The Bad: The integrated clip isn’t as snugly integrated as others.
The Verdict For less than $30, how can you go wrong?
Buy from: K Kuvs Web Store