BubCap home button – Review and Giveaway

BubCapMy toddler loves my iTouch.  It’s my go-to toy when we’re out and about.  I have apps on it for just about every situation for her and she just loves to play on it, but gets terribly frustrated when she ‘accidently’ exits herself out of her favourite apps.  I was wishing that there was a way to keep her from pressing the home button.  Then I learned about BubCaps – the home button cover for the iPad, iTouch and iPhone.  I was curious about them so I contacted the company and they sent me out a package to try!

What is a BubCap?  A BubCap is a semi-rigid cover that you stick over the home button on your device that prevents your toddler from pressing the home button.  They come in 5 different packs.  The Intro-Pack, Explorer, Regular, Ultra and Max.  I was given the Explorer pack to review.

I had my hubby put the BubCap regular on.  The instructions are so simple.  Clean the surface of your iTouch, peel the BubCap off the backing sheet, place over the home button, hold for 10 seconds and then wait a minimum of 15 minutes before using.  It is recommended to wait as long as 12 hours if you think your child may be a little rough on the button.  We handed over the iTouch to a very excited toddler.  I put on a game I knew she wouldn’t enjoy just to watch her try to exit the app.

Normally she just presses the home button, exits out of her game.  I wanted the BubCap to keep her in the game so that she doesn’t move or delete my apps like she is prone to doing. It worked.  The first thing she said was “Mommy, I can’t do it!”  I left it on and after a couple of days she did figure out if she placed it on a hard surface and then leans on it she can press the button, but she can’t hold the iTouch in one hand and press the button with the other. I could, with a little pressure press the button.

Removal was tricky, I have a bad habit of biting my nails so I needed to pick really hard on the edge til I eventually got it removed.  I removed cleanly.  There was no residue left on my iTouch at all. I then decided to try to re-apply the BubCap after removing it. It did stick back on and worked quite well, but I had pulled the edge up so it didn’t lie flat on the corner anymore and with a little effort I could just pull it off.

The next step in our experiment was to try the BubCap Ultra.  What a difference.  I even had a little trouble pressing this one, and it totally stopped my daughter from pressing the home button.

I am very impressed with the BubCap‘s and would highly recommend them to anyone who has a toddler that plays on their iTouch!

For more information on BubCap‘s or to purchase please visit their website: http://www.bubcap.com

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Disclosure: No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a sample product from the sponsor for the purpose of this honest review. This did not affect the outcome of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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