As you can see, the Gripcase has four handles around its edge which means it is a dawdle to carry. Since it arrived in the house, Tot has taken to swinging it about, like an errant handbag. The handles are also useful for attaching the case to schoolbags (or as Tot found out, for tying it around a door handle.)
Actually the Gripcase designers describe it far better than I just did;
By creating a valley between the body and the bumper corner, we created a “crumple zone”. This crumple zone absorbs the energy created during an impact and directs it away from your iPad granting you another day of Angry Birds!
Thankfully the Gripcase is easy peasy to clean. Just a wipe with a damp cloth gets rid of smudges, chocolate and grubbiness. There's no screen protector but because the bumper curves around the iPad the screen is pretty well protected.
Plans are afoot to produce a stand for the Gripcase and I was lucky enough to try out an early prototype. The stand can be used in both portrait and landscape and keeps the iPad in the stand. I continue to be disappointed by so many stands for the iPad that aren't safe, the minute you put any pressure on the screen the iPad pops out of the stand.
The Gripcase stand, even at this stage, is a quality stand, a sturdy throne for the iPad, so I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
I ruminated for hours to see if I could pinpoint a flaw with the Gripcase and you know what, I can't think of any. I love the fact that the idea for the Gripcase came from a Dad designer who wanted to protect the iPad from his two year old son. I like how light it is.Tot loves the handles and the fact that it is biteproof. It retails at $39.99 so it's even a good price.
As a family, we're sold. Therefore, drum roll please... Tot and I give the Gripcase a flabbergasting FIVE stars.
You can find out more about the Gripcase here.