I started shopping around for a new iPad 2 case early last summer because I needed something more durable than the Targus Versavu. The Targus is great for an adult—especially for travel—but it was clunky for Stella to handle, and it frequently slid down whenever she would play with the device. Thanks to Jason Huber at Kids iPhone Review, I held out for the release of the Big Grips frame for iPad 2.
Stella can now paw as hard as she wants at the device, and it rarely slides out of the stand. The best part is watching her tiny little hands easily maneuver the iPad now like it’s just another toy. Wait…I take that back. The BEST part is knowing MY precious toy is also safe after watching her hurl the iPad onto the tile floor in this video:
We took a trip to San Diego last weekend to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The iPad 2 was an incredible addition to the family vacation in two ways:
1. Stella passed a few hours of the car ride watching episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba that I downloaded before the trip. The Targus case wedged perfectly in between the driver and passenger seats to give her a prime viewing angle. (“…She’s pink and happy!”)
2. We included family when Stella took her first few bites of cake! I had to use my iPhone for FaceTime instead of the iPad because the hotel wi-fi connection wasn’t working well (and neither was tethering). Other than having a slightly smaller screen on our end, it worked out OK to swap the devices and record using the iPad. Stella was more interested in cake than her audience anyway, but the grandparents were happy to help celebrate another one of her “firsts.” (So were we!)