Seen the video? What can I say, you need to go past the unfortunate name.
What is this, anyway?
These balls are rubberized protection for your tablet. They are designed with the iPad in mind, but will fit pretty much any tablet on the market, 7inches or 10 inches. They are designed as a harness which goes around your tablet, and no matter how you drop your tablet, the weights will make sure these balls take the impact and not your tablet. The added advantage is that they can be used to keep your device in tilt mode. The more impressive feature is that they lift your device above the table, so if there is a spill, your tablet is already protected.
How good are they?
I had my doubts. I even thought these were a bad idea. In fact, this is exactly why I thought I’d give these a go. However, the drop test works. While I wasn’t brave enough to drop my Nexus 7 on to the floor, I used a chopping board and the iBalls never failed me. They are comfortable to hold, and adjustable for all tablets. You could even pop them around your smart phone. They also go around any thin cover you have.
The name! Once you get over it, though. Not much. They are a bit bulky, but that is the price you pay for protection. You won’t carry your tablet around with these around, rather put them on and off as required.
Accessories for an accessory:
If you visit the product website, you’ll find that they actually sell accessories that help you carry these around in a case.
These retail for £24.95 and can be found under the iPad Cases section on the GearZap website: