I love the confidence I have with this case to allow my kids to use my iPad. I am however, worried that the screen will get scratched or otherwise damaged since it's left 'naked', though it is nice for good screen contact. Having said that, I have had no problems after having it for about a month or so. The iPad does lose it's nice sleek look with this bulky case, but to me it is a fair trade-off for the protection it provides. As a side note, the earbuds do fit into the slot with the case on, but it fits (and removes) very difficultly. Be sure to use provided adapter, which also provides a place to put the plug.
I also bought the cover, but hardly use it because it adds to the bulk and (stupidly) doesn't fit on the back! It's more of a nuisance than anything. I can usually find something to prop it on if I have to. A stand built into the back would be a great improvement and create a near perfect product. Overall a great case that's worth every penny if you need protection from water or impact (dropping).
(Posted on 5/17/13)