Let’s go back to a simpler time where Etch-A-Sketches were the only tablets that existed. Thanks to the folks at Headcase, we can go back to that time…seemingly. Headcase makes officially licensed Etch-A-Sketch cases that morph just about any iDevice into this childhood fave. This includes cases for iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G/3GS, and iPod Touch 4th gen.
This shiny red Etch-A-Sketch case is pretty much the same for each iDevice. It is a two-piece case with white knobs (that don’t turn), an authentic Etch-A-Sketch logo, and appropriate cutouts. The iPad case comes with two retractable legs that tilt iPad in landscape mode. The cases all provide solid protection with the impact resistant plastic enclosure. The inside of the case is not completely covered in felt, but has a small felt portion to cradle your Apple device. Though there is no screen guard included, the screen is pretty well protected because the case protrudes well past the display on all sides. This is both good and bad; on iPhone and iPod it can be tough to make contact with the edges of your screen. It’s not much of an issue on iPad as there is much more room to move your fingers around the screen.
There are cutouts for all ports, buttons, sensors, and cameras. There are no overlays for volume or lock buttons, but the cutouts are large enough that it’s not an issue. The case locks on rather tightly. There are cutouts on the side of the cases for prying it apart with a coin. I recommend trying to pull it apart with your fingers from one of the cutouts first. I mangled up the coin cutouts trying to open it with a coin.
The HeadCase’s Etch-A-Sketch products all function well as an every day case, but the WOW-factor is through the roof. No case will have people admiring your iPad, iPhone or iPod like these; we can pretty much guarantee that. The Etch-A-Sketch cases can all be purchased from GetAHeadCase.com. The iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch 4th Gen cases all cost $24.99, which is less expensive (and 100x cooler) then the average $30 case. The iPad case costs $39.00, which is not a bad price to turn new and shiny into classic retro.
The Good: Etch-A-Sketch is Back!, Affordable, Protective, Beautiful
The Bad: Case is tricky to remove, not compatible with a dock, iPad only slightly tilts