05-18-2011 12:44 PM - edited 05-18-2011 02:03 PM
I am looking for a childproof cover for a NC. Any recomendations? I know you first reaction is probably, "I would never give my NC to a child." I would normally agree, so please no flames.
I have become very excited about the use of the NC as a speech device for an autistic, speech impaired child using the TapToTalk app. (There is another thread on that app from yesterday. http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Color-
I have a granddaughter with autism and when I showed my daughter this new app on the NC and what it could do she was extremely excited. They asked their speech therapist about it and although she hadn't heard about it yet, she ran to a B&N and tried it out and was astonished at how well it functions. Similar devices cost 3x the cost of a NC and are of great value for some autistic children. I think we are likely to see a lot of buzz about the NC providing this function.
So we are looking at letting a preschool autistic girl try this on a NC. Obviously the chances of her being careless with it are almost certain. We will buy the extended warranty and even if it is a failed experiment, it is, for us, well worth the cost for even one day of increased communication with her.
So, do you have a recomendation on the most child friendly cover out there? Something that is easily accessable, but which would offer the maximum protection.
05-18-2011 12:50 PM
I saw a waterproof cover for Nook Colors on Amazon.com. If I did it right here is the link to it.
Would something like this work for you??
05-18-2011 01:17 PM
See if a company called Otterbox has this available yet.
Call them if it's not available. Explain what you want, and that you want them to give you a prototype if that's all they have.
Otterbox cases rule
And one is available:
Call them and see if they'll donate one to the cause of seeing how indestructible their case is.
05-18-2011 01:38 PM
05-18-2011 04:54 PM
I have an Otterbox case for my iPhone. I can't tell you how many times I've dropped it. Still not a scratch or dent on my phone, and still fully functional. The only downside would be bulk, but that's a small price to pay in my opinion.
05-18-2011 07:19 PM - edited 05-18-2011 07:22 PM
I purchased the Otterbox for my NC last month. i have one for my droid phone and for my ipod touch. they are very robust. i took my touch and chucked it across the shop and the case didnt split and the ipod touch still worked like new. Th only problem with in case, is it does not protect the screen very well. it does come withn a screen protecter film though, to prevent scratches. And right now they are giving 10% off the price for all ereader covers.
05-19-2011 12:36 PM
Wow, looks like it is unanimous for Otterbox. How often has that happened here?
Thank you everyone for the very helpful answers. I had never heard of Otterbox before and you have made the decision easy.