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By Rene Polin
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Hello Kickstarters! Thank you for your interest in our project. We’re hoping you’ll share our excitement and be a part of it!

UPDATE!  Check out the updates section to see our iPad2 drop tests. Most recorded in first person from the Fomation-covered tablet!

UPDATE!  Due to an overwhelming amount of requests, we are happy to announce that our iPad2 and iPhone 4/4S cases will be available in a variety of awesome colors!  Check 'em out:


Here's the story:

With so many iPad2 cases available, you may be asking yourselves whether or not the world needs yet another one. We asked ourselves the same question, and the answer was a resounding ‘YES’!
As designers, we are always on the lookout for unmet consumer needs. Most of the time, we help our clients identify these opportunities. The Fomation iPad2 Case is a solution to a need we uncovered in our own lives.

As we all know, the iPad2 is a versatile device. In addition to the multitude of apps for business, learning, and entertainment for grown-ups, there are a growing number for children as well. Apple did an amazing job on the design of the iPad2, but let’s face it, it’s not very durable… especially in the hands of a child.


There are a few, whimsically-designed cases on the market that offer a decent amount of protection, but none we would feel comfortable pulling out of a briefcase in a client meeting. Sure, you can always remove your iPad2 from one of these cases and place it into your ‘professional’ case, but who wants to do that every morning?

Enter the Fomation iPad2 Case. Our iPad2 case is made from durable, polyurethane foam (the same material used on rollercoaster pads, airline armrests, etc.) and holds the iPad2 firmly in place while providing an added level of protection. This foam is professional-grade protective foam unlike that which you would find in popular toy footballs.


After working through our development process, we were able to land on a design language that is appropriate for both children and adults alike. The design provides excellent perimeter protection to guard against accidental drops, and a raised edge to keep the screen away from the floor in case it ends up laying face-down. The edge is easy to grab, and fits comfortably in your hands. We’ve allowed easy access for all the features of your iPad2 such as headphones, volume control, camera, etc. One of the best features of our case is the ease with which you’ll be able to slide your iPad2 into place. We’ve designed the opening to receive the device without your having to stress all the corners--and your fingers. Once in place, your iPad2 will be snugly and securely at home.


Although designing a better case was paramount, it was important to us that we find a U.S. manufacturer to produce it. We didn’t have to look far for a company that made foam products domestically. We are fortunate to have a well-established manufacturer right here in Cleveland, Ohio… in our own backyard.


In addition to geographic convenience, we learned that their process was free from the questionable chemicals used in foam manufacturing outside of the U.S. Their products are freon-free, FAA approved, and they meet California Technical Bulletin 117, Section D, Part II. Their foaming equipment is even cleaned with hot soap and water, and we know mother nature likes that.

UPDATE! Got an iPhone4/4S? We've got you covered! Get the same level of protection provided by our iPad2 case! Here's an image of our new iPhone 4/4S case (currently in development):

With your support, we will be able fund the production molds and bring the iPad2 and iPhone4/4S cases to the market six-eight weeks after we are funded. Please feel free to pass the word and share our Kickstarter campaign with your friends!

-----------------------------------------------------------****Fomation Facebook Comment:                     " I was considering the 'whimsical' case for the protection, but that seems like admitting to your kid that the iPad is for them"

-----------------------------------------------------------****Fomation Facebook Comment:

“If you ONLY knew how I have looked FAR and WIDE for this so that [my son] can safely bring his iPad to school to use as his communication device. SO excited to see this succeed!”


Fomation: Designed in Cleveland, Made in Cleveland!

First generation iPad note: Due to the fact that we designed this case to fit your iPad2 like a glove, it won't fit the first iPad model properly.   

iPad,iPhone, Apple logo, and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.

The music in the video was provided by DanoSongs.com

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    One-of-a Kind Package: Get a cool Fomation sticker, your name and logo on our website (coming soon), and one iPad2 case with your name or logo molded into the back!*** Free shipping within the USA. (Please add $10 for shipping to Canada, $15 for international)

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    Founder's Package: Get a cool Fomation sticker, your name and logo on our website (coming soon), and twenty four iPad2 cases with your school/company/store/etc. logo molded into the back!*** Free shipping within the USA. (Please add $30 for shipping to Canada, $50 for international)

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Funding period

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