Drop protection for your iPad minus the case

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Two of my favorite things about the iPad Air and iPad mini are their size and style. Even though I’m more drawn to Android devices these days, I still really prefer the way Apple products look and feel. No one does product design like Apple. That’s why I never can figure out why you would ever want to cover up such a great looking product with a bulky (ugly) case. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that protecting your premium device from everyday abuse is important to a most people because no one enjoys discovering that first scratch on their iPad or even worse, a shattered display due to a drop. But there has to be a better (looking) way to protect an iPad without making it three times as thick and heavy as it is without a case. Maybe there is… Introducing iCorners (yeah, I hate the name too), specially designed injection molded stick-on corner protectors for the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display that will protect the tablet from drops and scratches. Made of Makrolon® polycarbonate, which is the same material used to make items such as safety goggles, helmets and riot shields, iCorners are virtually unbreakable, impact resistant, lightweight corner standoffs with glass-like transparency. They even enhance the use of Apple’s own Smart Cover.

iCorners are a new Kickstarter project that is currently seeking $10,000 of funding. Pledge levels start at $12 and go up to $19 for one set of iCorners for either the iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display. The project ends on June 18th with product shipping expected for June and July.

Visit iCorners.com for more info and their Kickstarter page if you want to pre-order a set.

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

{ 7 comments… add one }

  • Jackie Cheng May 21, 2014, 11:51 am

    They look like those rubber corners that you put on tables to prevent babies from bumping in them…hehe

  • Julie Strietelmeier May 21, 2014, 12:05 pm

    @Jackie since a lot of people consider iPads like their babies, then that’s appropriate :)

  • Bryan Sherman May 22, 2014, 10:27 am

    What a great idea. The corners always seem to be the most vulnerable. My Nexus 7 got damaged in a case on a corner. Still fully functional, but bummed to have the corner mucked up.

  • Julie Strietelmeier May 22, 2014, 10:28 am

    @Bryan this would be a good use for Sugru!

  • Bryan Sherman May 22, 2014, 2:07 pm

    @Julie that stuff looks great. How did I miss that when Ian reviewed it?

  • Derrick H May 22, 2014, 6:16 pm

    This was already done and funded by a separate team at Kickstarter and their’s is better (IMO). Here is the link to buy them now for everyone: https://www.shopstarter.com/s/bumprz/

    I am waiting for mine…

  • Julie Strietelmeier May 22, 2014, 7:36 pm

    @Derrick the one you link to is only for the iPhone as far as I can tell. The one I wrote about is for the iPad.

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