New iPad Cases

Lucky enough to get the New iPad (3rd Generation) and looking for a compatible case?

CNET, which I believe is a very respected review source,  provides a review of their top New iPad 3rd Generation cases. Although they review a wide variety of cases, there are a few that stand out as sturdy and ready for rugged wear and tear, often needed with OT clients young and old.

GumDrop Cases Drop Series Case for the New iPad 3 – Black/Red (DS-IPAD3-BLK-RED)
– Makers of the Gum Drop Cases are supplying them again for the New iPad. This is a tried and true case with use of the iPad and iPad2. Available in Black, Black/Red and Pink.

Hard Candy Cases for New iPad 3 Bubble Case 360 – Black (IPAD3-B360-BLK)
This case provides a bubble case with a built in screen protector. This is one case I might consider for students with learning disabilities to reduce bulk but provide protection. Available in black and white for approximately $59.95.

BodyGuardz Carbon Fiber Armor Full Body Skin for the Apple New iPad (3rd Generation) – Black (BZ-ACBI3-0312)  – Listed as protection with minimal bulk, this case appears to provide protection within a low scale case. This is another case that I might consider for the LD students who may be using an iPad in school. $29.95

Ekto2 Protective Cover for Ipad 2 and New iPad, Black   – This is protective case by Uzibull, that is made for rugged use but low scale. Available in black and white and sells for  $32.95 from Amazon.
OtterBox Defender Series for The New iPad 3 3rd Generation & iPad 2 – Black
– Available for the New iPad, this case provides protection when dropped or thrown (we have testimonials!!). The cover provides a stand for the iPad. $89.95

There is a minor change in the thickness of the New iPad which may or may not require a different case from the Pad2. I hope I will be challenged by the prospect of finding a case for the New iPad. I am anxious to explore Dragon Dictation and the new camera capabilities which can extend accessibility even farther for some individuals with disabilities!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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4 Responses to New iPad Cases

  1. Mike says:

    Any recommendations for iPad mini cases? Need something sturdy as it is going to be used as a communication device for my 4 year old. Thanks!!!

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