Speck's new Case-E is a painfully cute but tough iPad case

The company's new kids iPad case has flexible hooked arms (or are they legs?).

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Speck's Case-E is scheduled to ship by March.


Remember Speck's iGuy case for the iPad? Well, he's evolved into the Case-E, a new iPad case that's as kid-friendly as a case gets.

Due to ship by the end of March, the Case-E costs $40 and has flexible hooked arms you can hold onto or wrap around car seats "for safe viewing on the go," Speck says. Additionally, the exterior "squishy" layer is BPA free to "put parents' minds at ease."

The Case-E will be available for the last five generations of 9.7-inch iPad devices and in multiple color options. There's no word yet on international pricing.

Speck's new kid-friendly iPad case has flexible arms

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Here are its key specs:

  • 6-foot drop protection
  • External EVA foam layer offers a soft, comfortable grip that's easy to hold
  • Both sides of the case offer flexible, detachable EVO foam "arms" that provide a secure grip for even the smallest hands
  • Arms prop up your iPad in landscape or portrait mode and can be used to secure the device to a vehicle's headrest
  • Price: $40
  • Multiple color options
  • Shipping by the end of March
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