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Gumdrop Cases Drop Tech Series Case for Apple iPad mini and iPad mini Retina Display, Black (DT-IPADMINI-BLK)


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  • Complete security for the new iPad Mini, including screen and port covers
  • Dual material construction for multiple layers of shock absorption
  • Reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners for added protection
  • Includes integrated screen cover for protection during use
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Color: Black

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.7 x 7.5 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009O7Z7YE
  • Item model number: DT-IPADMINI-BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 23, 2012

Product Description

Color: Black

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Drop Tech Series

If you're looking for the most rugged, durable yet ultimately affordable protection for your iPad Mini, you've found it in the Drop Tech Series iPad Mini Case. Featuring shock absorption, drop protection, extreme ruggedness and hard-core readiness for all adventures, the Drop Tech Series for iPad Mini specifically conforms to the shape of the iPad Mini and offers multiple layers of protection. This case features a uniquely replaceable, snap-on integrated screen for maximum protection.

Gumdrop Drop Tech Series for iPad Mini
Dual material construction offers superior protection. View larger

These cases are a versatile solution for protecting every aspect of your valuable electronics investment, while still being light and affordable. The Drop Tech Series consistently outperforms the competition, while impressing your friends and frustrating Mother Nature.

Gumdrop Drop Tech Series for iPad Mini
The Drop Tech Series for iPad Mini is available in multiple colors to suit your style. View larger

Total Protection

The Drop Tech case provides complete security for the iPad Mini, including screen and port covers. The comprehensive system still allows for the buttons and camera to be easily accessed. You still have access to all your ports for charging or connecting headphones, while remaining totally protected against bumps, scrapes, or drops.

Dual Material Construction

Each case is the ultimate fusion of hard-core protection and high-end design. The Drop Tech's dual material construction delivers multiple layers of shock absorption for better protection against inadvertent drops. Multiple layers of shock absorption and reinforced corners create a defense you can both see and feel. A polycarbonate structural frame is cloaked in a silicone outer frame for superior protection. The reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners help prevent damage against corner impact, which can potentially be the most destructive. The shell, rubber components, and screen cover come together so nothing gets between you and your tablet's important functions.

Integrated Screen Cover

Each Drop Tech case for the iPad Mini includes an integrated screen cover for protection during use.

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Features

  • Complete security for the iPad Mini, including screen and port covers
  • Dual material construction for multiple layers of shock absorption
  • Reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners
  • Includes integrated screen cover for protection during use

Product Description

If you're looking for the most rugged, durable yet ultimately affordable protection for the new iPad Mini, you found it in the Drop Tech Series Case. Shock absorption, drop protection, extreme ruggedness and hard-core readiness for all adventures, the Drop Tech Series Case for the new iPad Mini specifically conforms to the shape of the new iPad Mini and offers multiple layers of protection. This new iPad Mini case features a unique, snap-on integrated screen for maximum protection.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's protected it very well!
tap595
I am very pleased with this purchase and if we get another ipad, I would buy another one of these cases.
B-More Mom & Luvin' It
This case protects my iPad from spills, drops and harsh environment.
Dan Tokarzewski

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By tap595 on February 26, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I had a gumdrop case for my IPAD2 and loved it. When I got my iPad mini, I thought about getting a gumdrop case but, the reviews were fairly negative so I didn't. Instead, I got an otter box case. I didn't like it as it was very bulky so I returned it. I contacted the gumdrop case company and asked them if they were aware of the issues with the iPad mini product. I got a fast response and they said they did and had addressed the issues with the manufacturer. So, I decided to buy one to try. I am so glad that I did. It fits great, protects the device, and I have had NO problems with buttons sticking or anything. I carry my mini in my purse to it gets tossed around quite a bit. It's protected it very well! I can not recommend this product highly enough!
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Jon on November 3, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Got my new iPad Mini yesterday and wanted to get it into a case as quickly as possible so ordered this Gumdrop Drop Tech series case with overnight shipping. Arrived by 10 am so was excited to get it installed. It is rugged and I have no doubt that it will provide some serious additional protection to the iPad. Case fits well on the device although you should take good care to ensure your screen and the back side of the screen protector are cleaned well before installing.

Biggest problem for me is with the buttons. The volume up and down buttons tend to stick and then either take volume to full off or full on. So it's extremely difficult to set a volume in between the two extremes. I also find it completely impossible to push the power off/on button so have to basically leave the device sit so it can go to sleep on it's own. I am not lacking in strength and have exerted significant force attempting to power down the device but as far as I can tell the power button on the case is pretty much useless. It is my belief that this case needs some serious refinement to address the problems with the buttons.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 8, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Does Not Fit Properly - As other reviews indicate.

The case simply does not fit properly unless you augment the home button by cutting out an additional 0.5cm to the lower aspect of the plastic-cover button. Anytime the case if fully covering the home button it will get stuck nearly immediately after placement. The home button repeatedly gets stuck and siri pops up - and the only way to fix the problem is to remove the rubber area surrounding the button and push rigorously to remove the plastic area from compressing the button. This error occurs nearly every single use, so my case bottom area is nearly 100% of the time uncovered... I am not going to cut out the extra necessary area, but will rather return the product for an otterbox case.

----- Follow-up 11-12-12 -----

I recently received an otterbox case for my Ipad Mini and there is a night a day difference between the two cases. First and foremost, with the otterbox case on my mini, instead of looking adolescent and feeling awkward in the hand (the wavelike pattern on the back feels very unusual and looks very unprofessional) it both looks far more professional and substantial and feels like a real-sized Ipad.

It is hard to explain the difference exactly, but there remains no question in my mind the otterbox case is much more what one would expect from a case; protection, look, and feel on par with price payed. I am very glad I decided to return the gum drop case rather than augment it to fit my ipad mini properly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mmlm81 on February 6, 2013
Color Name: Blue/Pink Verified Purchase
This is a perfect case for a young person. It is heavy duty but also stylish. I was a little surprised that there were no instructions of how to open up the case (even if it is common sense, it wasn't that obvious, at least to me). I am happy with this product.

Update 25 August 2013 (about 6 months of use): The pink plastic portion has cracked in two places, but the case is still usable. Also, after a lot of use by dirty little hands, the plastic clear cover seems like it could be replaced- even with cleaning, it is not completely clear. Not sure if they sell replacements for the plastic cover. Still happy with it but wish it had kept up a little better.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Mom to Three on January 10, 2013
Color Name: Blue/Pink Verified Purchase
Our tween loves her Gumdrop case. It has a low profile, great color choices, and all-around protection, including the screen. Ports are easy to access and port covers are sturdy (unlike another top brand).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By sherry klein on November 23, 2013
Color Name: Purple pink Verified Purchase
I bought an iPad mini for my 4 year old granddaughter. After much research on the web I bought a Griffin Defender case for it (mainly because it was supposed to protect up to a 6 foot drop onto concrete). Two days later the mini slipped off the bed (18") onto a wood floor. The Griffin case came apart and the screen on the mini was shattered! I replaced the mini and bought the GumDrop because the protection is all the way around the perimeter with NO gaps (which the Griffin had). I am happy to report that both my granddaughter and her mini in its GumDrop case are both doing well!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jonaly Palmer on October 13, 2013
Color Name: Black/Red Verified Purchase
Our almost 2 year old shares the iPad Mini with me and this case has definitely protected it. It's also easy to put on your ipad and also easy to clean. I'm glad we purchased this product.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SoCal Dad on September 13, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
After having the griffin surivor case for the ipad, we decided to give this one a try for the mini. It's a great case. This case is one of the strongest cases around and we found it easier to grip/hold for the kids. We even went out and purchased a second one for our full-sized iPad too. This allows our kids to use both without us having to worry about drops or breakage. Highly highly recommend this case.
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