Review: UZBL's Kid-Proof iPad Case Is Ideal for Schools

 UZBL's Kid-Proof iPad Case Is Ideal for Schools

I've been a fan of UZBL for years, since I first met the team at a MacWorld tradeshow almost four years ago. The company specializes in kid-proof iPad cases that are ideal for students who might not always treat their school's devices as gently as they should. UZBL latest cases are even more focused on the education market. The Rugged Folio ($45) from UZBL is a folio-style protective iPad case with a flap that wraps around to the back. UZBL makes rugged iPad cases that offer different levels of protection for different models such as the iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2.

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What really makes the Rugged Folios the best iPad case for kids (and therefore schools) is the clear protective back. It's not just so you can see the Apple logo (thought that's nice) but also, this clear panel allows the school's asset tag to be viewable at a glance. IT professionals can scan a barcode without removing the iPad from its case. 

Pros

  • Rugged kid-proof iPad case design
  • Clear panel on back ensures asset tags are visible
  • Variety of sizes for different iPads

Cons

  • Hard to choose from so many case options

Final Verdict

If you are responsible for iPads at a school or just want a kid-proof iPad case to use at home, the Rugged Folio from UZBL should keep your iPads safe and trackable. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.