The Street Skin from Hard Candy Cases is one of the first cases adapted for iPad 2. As far as I’ve seen, it is also the first case to make use of magnets, apart from Apple’s Smart Cover. Like the previous version, the Street Skin for iPad 2 provides full access to all ports and controls. This includes both cameras, so you don’t have to worry whether or not you’ll need to remove the case to use FaceTime. The skin is made from form-fitting TPU rubber, which is less stretchy than silicone, and an excellent shock absorber. TPU rubber provides rigid protection, but at the same time it is soft to the touch. The magnetic integrated screen cover attaches to the back of the case while not in use. It features a new hinge design which keeps the cover attached to the case, thus giving you more security and helping you protect your new iPad 2 with style.
Hard Candy Cases - Street Skin for iPad 2 - black
Another cool feature of the iPad 2 Street Skin is the protection against overheating. The heat dissipation issue was addressed in a simple but effective way, by providing vents in the case that correspond to the location of the vents on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 Street Skin will be available in three colors: black, clear and pink. You can see it here.
We’ve chosen to review the HardShell iPad case today because it comes with a novelty that we found very useful: two hidden feet that fold out offering support for an optimal typing angle. Although this is a really cool feature, it’s not the only one that made us recommend this iPad case.
We also appreciated the sleek and minimalist design, the snap-on lid and the perfect compatibility with other iPad accessories such as the Apple iPad Dock. Docking the iPad with the case on was a challenge for the first generation of iPad cases, the official one from Apple included.
HardShell iPad case with Apple Dock
Lately, most important manufacturers started to take this into consideration, therefore one can find several good choices at reasonable prices. Just browse through our other iPad cases reviews if you’re interested and see what other options you have.
The soft touch texture and the beautiful bright colors are two more reasons to take a closer look at this protective cover that would fit your iPad so well. If you enjoy taking your iPad with you everywhere you go, the Hard Shell from Hard Candy Cases will be your friend. This cover is lightweight, ergonomic and functional, it looks youthful and fun, and most important of all, it’s going to protect your iPad effectively.
Hard Shell iPad Case - ergonomic angle for typing and viewing
The only thing to keep in mind is that the foldable feet need to be handled with care, otherwise you risk to break them.
You can see all available colors and buy your HardShell case from the eBags website.
Did I hear you say Drop-Proof ??? Well it almost is, in the words of the designer, David Adams:
“We modeled the Squish Skin after a Wii remote case. Your iPad still isn’t drop-proof, but it’s close”
And the entire team here couldn’t agree more; after I personally put my Pad into this case it felt almost indestructable. Short of intentionally throwing my iPad on the floor to test if this were true, I am happy to say that with the Squish Skin on the iPad, it certainly feels like it would withstand a drop from table height.
So on to the details of this case. To start with it’s soft, and I mean really soft, at risk of sounding a little kinky I have to say it feels good to hold. Apparently it’s constructed with squishy, air filled chambers in the sides. It feels pleasantly soft, tactile and I can comfortably use my iPad all day in this case.
The Squish Skin also comes in 6 delicious shades of colored rubber (click to enlarge):
6 Delicious Colors
Hard Candy Cases, the creators of the Squish Skin, describe it as follows:
More protective than bubble wrap and way more fun, the Squish Skin delivers noticeably outstanding and unique protection for your iPad. The snug, form-fitting silicone skin resists impacts by utilizing air-filled chambers just below the surface of the case.
iPad Squish Skin - Teal Blue
We think this case is super-cool, super-functional and super-value for money, retailing at around the $40 mark. It’s an awesome, protective, rubberized iPad case with air pockets in 6 delicious colors, The Squish Skin from Hard Candy Cases If you want a great, all-round protective iPad case that has real design flair and doesn’t cost the earth, then this is it. 5 big stars from us.
The best price we found for the Squish Skin was at eBags.
There are so many iPad cases, sleeves, skins and bags that one could spend ages trying to figure out the best choice. I don’t know about others, but I can tell you the best choice for me is to buy more of them, then match them to the occasion. For instance, if I went to a business meeting, I’d dress my iPad in the best fine leather case I could find. On the other hand, for a simple meeting with friends or for my travels I’d get a lighter and more protective cover like this bubble sleeve from Hard Candy Cases. It looks really cool and is sturdy enough to make me feel my iPad is secure.
Hard Candy Bubble Case - Pink
One of the best things about this iPad Bubble Sleeve is that it’s made from molded EVA foam which is much better than neoprene when it comes to offering secure protection. This semi-hard shell with the bubble design offers very effective protection for the iPad even if you manage to drop it on the floor.
Hard Candy Bubble Case – Inside View
The interior of the sleeve is lined with a soft plush microfiber that protects the iPad from getting scratched. Special attention has been given to the area corresponding with the iPad screen: it has a cube-like design which offers additional protection. The corners have rubber bumpers that play a double role: they provide better shock absorbing and also help keep the iPad in place while you use it. The corner bumpers are adjustable, therefore you can have your iPad wearing a skin and still fitting into the case during transportation.
Bubble Case – Rubber Foot Detail
The first Hard Candy Cases iPad Bubble Sleeve models used glue for attaching the velcro on the bottom of the bumpers. As that solution proved not to be the best, Hard Candy Cases updated their product by stitching the velcro tapes to the rubber bumpers. They even offer free updated rubber bumpers to their customers who bought the glued version. That’s very nice of them and it shows they do care about their customers. Maximum protection, cool looks and great customer service. What more can we ask for?
Check out the Hard Candy Cases iPad Bubble Sleevehere. Colors: pink, black and mustard.