Friday, February 21, 2014

Gumdrop Cases iPad Case Review & Giveaway






When it comes to technology, I'm a bit of a nut. Not so much that I have to rush out to get the latest and greatest, but enough to keep tabs and drool enthuse over things. Take for example the iPad. It's been out for quite awhile and while I'd love to get my techy hands on one, I just can't justify spending that kind of money. Ever the practical person.

Fast forward to recently when my mom happened to get her hands on an iPad generation 2. While my dad uses it more than my mom and it's technically not mine, I still worry about its safety like any self respecting tech lover; software updates, viruses, and especially physical damage such as spills or drops.

Thanks to Gumdrop Cases and their sister website Hard Candy Cases, we at least have physical damage covered with their durable and oh-so stylish cases ranging from iPhone, Samsung, and HTC phone cases to all Apple iPad and iPod touch 4G and nano cases to even a multitude of different tablet cases.


About Gumdrop Cases:

"Gumdrop was established with one main goal: To bring device protection to the masses in a stylish way. As soon as the latest and greatest tech device hits the streets, Gumdrop is always on top of the game, and is the first to deliver the hippest, most rugged and protective device accessories around. We strive to bring device protection to the masses, one case at a time."


For this review I was given a choice and while I was disappointed that they didn't have any cases that fit my Samsung S3, I was able to choose both the Hideaway Case as well as the Drop Tech Color Case, both of which are for the iPad generations 2, 3, and 4.




Hideaway Case for iPad 2, 3, and 4

I know my parents enjoy their current case which includes a built-in stand so predicting what they would like and want in a case, my first choice was a no-brainer! The Hideaway Case for the iPad 2, 3, and 4 comes in 3 different color combinations and is quite the heavy-duty durable case. Aside from the built-in stand, which is magnetic so no worries about it randomly falling on you, it includes dual material construction for multiple layers of shock absorption, reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners, and an integrated screen cover for protection during use.

When I first received this cover, I will admit I had some issues figuring out how to put it on the iPad itself. The back of the box included a case graphic but really didn't detail on exactly how to take apart and put back together, so in terms of ease I wish there would have been detailed instructions.

The case itself fit very nicely over the iPad and was definitely built for protection! Nothing was getting in, nothing was getting out, and if you ended up, heaven forbid, dropping your precious (and expensive) tech baby, it would probably be quite safe.

My only other qualm with the case itself was the integrated screen cover-It allowed easy access to the touch screen of the iPad but seemed to get dirty and grungy very fast. Of course that's how life goes!





Drop Tech Color Case for iPad 2, 3, and 4


In retrospect I wish I would have chosen a different case than the Drop Tech, not because I wasn't a fan but for more of a variety for this particular review. The Drop Tech Color Case is basically the same as the Hideaway Case minus the handy build-in stand and the coloring. The Drop Tech Color Case comes in a whopping 8 different vibrant colors, however if you're more of a plain Jane, they also offer a regular Drop Tech case which comes in basic colors such as black and red (the one I chose), white and black, black and a few other choices along with the Drop Tech Designer case series.

The build is pretty much the same with the dual material construction for multiple layers, reinforced corners, port coverings and integrated screen cover for maximum screen protection.

All in all both iPad cases are very durable, offer a great amount of security and protection, take a little time to figure out but are easy enough to put on once you know what you're doing, and aren't too cumbersome when traveling!



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{The Giveaway} 

Win your choice of protective case from 





{The Rules}


1. You MUST use the name and email you want to be contacted with in the Rafflecopter.

 2. NEW RULE--You MUST leave a 1 to 3 sentence comment on my post in order to be eligible for the giveaway. Short, one to two word answers will be deleted from the post and entries associated will be deleted from the giveaway.

3. Contest will run from Friday, February 21, 2014 through to Friday, March 14, 2014

4. Open to individuals 18 years or older.

5. Open to US and Canadian residents only--Sorry internationals!




a Rafflecopter giveaway





That's 2 mandatory entries + 60 possible extra entries which = 62 entries total!



Good Luck!






Disclaimer: I received products from Gumdrop Cases in order to facilitate this honest review and giveaway on The Eclectic Element. All opinions and expressions are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research on a product or service before purchasing as your results may vary. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only, 18 years or older and will run from Friday, February 21, 2014 4:00 pm central standard time until Friday, March 14, 2014 11:59 pm central standard time. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter.com and be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing. You'll then have 48 hours (2 days) to claim your prize and send me all applicable information-If I haven't heard from you within that time frame, I will be forced to choose another winner. The Eclectic Element and all related parties are in no way liable or responsible for unfulfilled prizes. 







76 comments:

Marie Moody said...

I like the bubble cases (Hard Candy) cuz the other ones look like a tire. That's more manly to me. I'd like to get one for my Kindle. I didn't see one there, but maybe they do if not my phone could use one too. hehehe These are so cool, and could stop one from breaking if you drop it I bet.

Marie Moody said...

XmasDolly aka Marie Moody I follow you in GFC & every place else too for how many years now? hehehe

Marie Moody said...

e-mail that's how I found out about this. xmasdolly@comcast.net

Marie Moody said...

Marie Moody aka Xmasdolly for Pinterest.,

Marie Moody said...

Marie Chamberlin Moody and I liked them all and commented on one.

Krafty Max said...

I really like the style with the built in screen protectors, that means when my daughter is using hers it wont get wrecked!! ~KM

terrajunebug said...

I like the durability of the cases. and I don't know which I would choose- this would be a gift for my sister. She is constantly worried about her ipad!

terra j sweeps
tradewindsbar@hotmail.com

Leann said...

I would choose this... http://www.hardcandycases.com/collection/shockdrop/shockdrop-case-for-htc-one.html. I need a heavy duty case because I am known to drop my phone. chefl@swbell.net

Crocheted Little Things said...

Well, I have a Samsung too and no i Pad but I must say that all the gumdrop cases from the color series are pretty cool....especially the turquoise one!

Julie said...

I liek the Hideaway case in blue for my Ipad

hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

mandala said...

I would get the Shockdrop Sports Series Rugged Case - it looks very durable. I tend to drop my phone due to carelessness so I need one that will be sturdy. Thanks!

scoop said...

I'd like to have the Drop Tech Color Case in the royal blue/lime color scheme. It would be great to have because we have already replaced the screen on our ipad once and it was quite costly - would love to have the protection to keep that from happening again!

KayzKreationz said...

I'm not sure yet which case I would pick. There's quite a few neat cases. And while I have a case on my iPad already, I have dropped it a couple of times and worry about the time I drop it and something really happens to it. So would love a chance at this. Plus I travel a lot and take it everywhere with me(including on our motorcycle where it rides in the trunk when not using it), so this would be added protection.

Han Hazel said...

I would love to win but still not sure on what case i would pick your amazing for doing this and by the way i love your blog !! I I like all the cases so i cant choose a fave lol

Ashley said...

I'd pick the shockdrop rugged case in black, I like the neutral color and how durable it sounds!

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

jlee said...

Love the teal and gray one! It just seems so durable and with little kids that's what I want. I also think it will look cleaner too!

Ann Raye said...

http://www.hardcandycases.com/bubble-360-case-for-ipad-2-3-4.html

Natalie Yeoman said...

i would choose the Drop Tech Case for my ipad because im very careful with my ipad so i dont break it this would help even more protect it right now i dont have any case on it

Marian said...

I would chose the Drop Tech in the lime green and purple (or blue) case

Emelyn Trevino said...

The harvest craft case

jennifer gibson said...

Aw! They don't have anything for iPod Touch :(
I would get the Drop Tech Case for the iPad in Army Green for my brother as a gift.

Kelly Maxwell said...

I would choose the Candy Covertible Case for the iPad mini. I think this is the perfect case for protection and also positioning. Love this site!

Sandy Cain said...

I'd choose the black Hard Candy ShockDrop case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. That's my tablet, and it's like a slippery, thin porcelain plate, just waiting for disaster. I need something rugged and shock-absorbing for it, and this looks just right. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

crankyyanky1 said...

I would choose the ShockDrop Color in Teal blue for the ipad 3 because I constantly drop my ipad and so do my kids

Sean Cuthill said...

I would get the IPAD AIR SHOCKDROP RUGGED CASE in black for my mother.

clc408 said...

I think I'd get the Candy Convertible Csse for the MacBook Air 13" because I want to protect my computer.

Dave said...

I'd love the red hideaway for the iPad 2. I've had it for a while and still haven't found the perfect case. The fact that it looks like a tire is totally awesome! Great giveaway!

Maegan Morin said...

I would choose the ShockDrop Rugged Case for the samsung galaxy tab because I think its the one that will protect my tablet the most from my children. I also love the design :D

Maegan Morin said...

I would like to keep my Samsung Galaxy Tab safe!

Anonymous said...

I would like to protect my son's ipad as it is very expensive

Pamela Bodnar said...

I would choose the hard candy case for the Nexus 7, because that is what I own. It is new and I want to protect it, especially with a 1 year old around. However, if they made them, I would actually prefer the Gumdrop hideaway case because of the flip out stand ( I watch netflix on the tablet and the stand would make it more enjoyable)

Anonymous said...

i like the gumdrop case in pink..i am always dropping my ipad and this would really protect it...thanks for the chance!

Joce Lyne

jocypou@hotmail.com

shelleyb said...

I was impressed by the Hard Candy site. I immediate was drawn to Neon Bubble Case-Orange for my iphone 4. It's cute but not too young looking.

Sonia Tremblay said...

I like the durability of the cases. and I don't know which I would choose. This would be a fit for my husband

luckynordberg said...

I'd love the surf slider for my iphone because I'm always dropping it!

LadyStephM said...

From GumDrop Cases, I like the Drop Tech Case (Black/Red) for the Samsung Galaxy S4 because while choices are limited one of my favourite colours is red and if I'm truly honest, I have damaged one too many appliances by dropping them (my laptop, my external hard drive, my phone cases) * a moment of silence*

Marie Moody said...

I gave you Klout on Etsy :)

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the black bubble slider case because it looks touch enough to protect my phone, soft enough to hold in my hands and fashionable enough.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Cathy Kennedy said...

Cool review & product! If I were interested in a protective case, then I would certainly enter. Be as it may, I prefer using my simple screen cover. Best of luck to all who enter.

Lorie Sanders said...

I would choose the gumdrop hard case for my ipad to which i just paid 130 to get fixed because my 3 year dropped mine

Kim said...

I would get the Drop Tech Color Case in pink/black for my ipad. I would like this because I am afraid of dropping and damaging it (it doesn't currently have a case)
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

Heather Swarthout said...

I would love to get the SHOCKDROP SPORTS SERIES RUGGED CASE from Hard Candy Cases. (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

Tiffany Hartwell said...

I would get the hideaway case in blue.
The case I have now is too thin. I'm always afraid if I drop it it will break!

price21100 said...

I would pick the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7'' Drop Tech Case. Need some sort of protection from my 5 year old!

Birdie Bee said...

I would choose the ipad mini hideaway case for the great protection.

Chris B said...

The drop tech case is nice because I have 4 kids and.. well... you know... things get broken lol!

Kitty Iecvan said...

I'd get the new Drop Tech Case for Kindle Fire in red because it'd be great for my new kindle fire.

Teresa Thompson said...

I would choose the Hard Shell Case for my ipad. My granddaughters play with it all the time and this would give it protection.

truckerofbc said...

I like the Shockdrop if they have it for Ipad Mini

Mihaela Day said...

i would choose the Drop Tech Case for my ipad :)

Wes Hovorka said...

I would choose the hard Shell Case for my Iphone 4s because I always drop it.

mecarolks said...

I like the Gumdrop Hideaway Case for iPad Mini

Anonymous said...

purple one.
Cassandra D

Leann said...

http://www.gumdropcases.com/drop-tech-case-for-htc-one.html chefl@swbell.net

Daniel M said...

Drop Tech Case for ipad air to keep is safe - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Erica C. said...

I like the ShockDrop Rugged Case for Google Nexus 7.

Kristy Dobbs said...

SHOCKDROP RUGGED CASE

Lauren Eggers said...

I'd want the Hideaway ipad air case for my mom, as she needs a way to protect her ipad. She'd really appreciate a good case.

Becca Ann said...

I like the gumdrop Drop Tech Case in green

Chanel said...

I cant pick just one!

jill190 said...

I would get for my kindle.

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the Drop Tech Color Case in teal gray

Susan Smoaks said...

If i won i would get the Hideaway case in blue for my Ipad because it would keep it safe.

Caffeinated Momma said...

I'd pick this one: http://www.gumdropcases.com/device/tablets/google-nexus-cases/drop-tech-case-for-google-nexus-7-2.html

MaryWithrow said...

I would love to have the Gumdrop Case for Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Hideaway in Black! The hideaway stand is fantastic with that, it also contains the screen and port covers

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I NEED THIS! Because, I just got my kids a tablet because they've been dropping my phone. http://www.hardcandycases.com/shockdrop-case-for-samsung-galaxy-tab-pro-10.html

Thanks for making this giveaway open to Canadians.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

MadMom said...

I would get the CHROME BEZEL CASE from Hardy for my Ipad 2. I like the chrome add on it makes it look expensive.

blew415 said...

SHOCKDROP RUGGED CASE in red. It is super cute and girly

Sydney Gordon said...

I would love the shock drop rugged case in black.I have a tendency to drop things (you might call it clumsiness) :p
And such a case will help protect my gadget from harm and the money spent on the gadget.

Misha Estrada said...

I would choose the BUBBLE SLIDER CHROME CASE for IPOD TOUCH 4G. I think that's the one my daughter would like best for her ipod.

Wanda Tracey said...

I like the Drop Tech Case for a Samsung Galaxt Tab 3 7"in Army Green color.I love the protection it covers for my device with reinforced corners to keep it safe when it's dropped or banged.These cases are perfect protection and I would love to win this one.

Breanne said...

I'd pick the Drop Tech Case for Google Nexus 7 because I don't have a case for mine yet.

Vikki Billings said...

I would choose the Drop Tech Color Case for iPhone 5 in red/black because it is perfect for my son because he has broken 2 phones in the last 7 months because of dropping them. This would be a great gift for him.
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Tinyblessing said...

I would like the Asus Transformer TF101 Drop Tech Case in black. I would pick this one because my son needs a durable case for his.

carmela jones said...

I like the gum drop case because of its durability and design.thanks

Betty C said...

I'd like to have the Bubble case for the Kindle Fire.

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