Every so often, an idea comes along that makes you think “I never realized I needed this before, but I have to have it now.” For me, the latest of these profound moments came in the form of a new invention from my friends over at BlueLounge called simply Kicks.
“Protect your iPad or tablet without hiding its beautiful design with our Kicks: Small, thin, silicone-rubber rails that prevent your iPad from slipping, scratching and damage. The protective rails run along the backside, providing minimal safekeeping for your valuable life tool. Adheres to your device using 3M Damage-Free adhesive. Easy to use and apply, even comes off without leaving any marks.” – BlueLounge product page.
I found out about Kicks earlier this week and quickly placed my order. At $11.95 (plus shipping) for 2 pairs, these great new add-ons won’t break the bank and the BlueLounge track record made clicking on the Buy Now button a no-brainer. I’ve already purchased several items from their catalog, including the CableDrop (featured here), CoolFeet and Refresh.
I’ve only had the Kicks in place for a few minutes now, but I can already see the benefits of these protective strips.
- Beautiful Design – light grey color blends into the iPad, thin enough that they don’t look out-of-place
- Easy to Apply – works exactly as advertised – holds on strong but easily repositioned without leaving any kind of glue marks
- Protective – you can set the iPad down anywhere without fear of scratching the back
- Work With Smart Covers – you can still angle your iPad and (if you place the Kicks properly) you can even protect the edge of your iPad
HOW TO GET YOUR KICKS
If you are an iPad owner (or know someone who is), head on over to the Kicks product page at bluelounge.com to purchase or check for local stores that might have them in stock using their store locator. Here in Houston, BlueLounge products are carried at the Container Store.
Be sure to look around their website a bit. If you like the idea of Kicks, you’ll be amazed at some of the other items in their catalog. And don’t forget to follow BlueLounge on Facebook and Twitter. Who knows what they will come up with next.