Survival of the fittest – kid-proof cases for iPod & iPhone

ipod case

ipod case

I’ve made no secret to readers how much I love my iPhone. Alas, my children do too, which often leaves me feeling a little… anxious. Because of this, my husband and I decided to give each of our children (aged five, ten and twelve) an iPod Touch last Christmas. There’s no denying the monetary outlay, they’re expensive and we want to tell you of some great options to protect these Apple-brand investments.

I’ll be eternally grateful to Ben, Babyology’s creative director, for steering me in the direction of the Griffin Survivor Case (pictured above). This is a serious case – it’s built and tested to meet or exceed US and UK military grade and will withstand drops, rain and sand.

These are great iPod Touch covers for kids. The Survivor case gives the iPod Touch a similar bulkiness to that of my iPhone, which makes handling it super easy for my five-year-old. I’m confident my children’s iPods will last as long as they’re wrapped in the safety of this case! Available in six different colours, they’re available for US$39.99 from Griffin, which does ship to Australia.

ipod case

For those who need a case a little less full on, I’d suggest the Otterbox Defender Case. Available in six colours, the Defender case safely encases the iPod in a snug protective fit. The case itself consists of three layers designed to protect against bumps, dents and scratches. The Defender case is available for US$39.95 from Otterbox which also ships to Australia.

For younger children Fisher-Price is a long-time favourite for baby and preschool toys. We love that the Fisher-Price folk have also been bitten by the Apple bug and developed a toy that incorporates the iPod Touch (or iPhone) that lets much smaller children enjoy a selected music play list or chosen app. The Fisher-Price Apptivity Case has an ingenious safety screen, preventing little fingers from accessing other files, accidentally messaging Nanna or calling your boss. The Apptivity Case is available from all good retailers and costs $24.99.

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If you want to mix novelty with survival, be sure to check out the Woogie 2 iPod case. Part fuzzy, furry, five legged friend and part protective case. Little ones will get a kick out of this one for sure and there’s even an opening for headphones. The Woogie 2 case comes in blue or pink, priced at US$19.99 and available from Griffin.

Let us know if you know of any other great kid-proof iPod cases!

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