Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 review [Giveaway]

"The Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 looks interesting and feels great but it doesn't fit exceptionally well around the edges, ruining the overall affect."

The first thing you'll notice about the The Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 is the look. It's covered in more hexagons that a Dungeons & Dragons map. This honeycomb texture isn't superficial either -- it's thick and structural and designed to absorb shock and keep your precious iPad from being hurt by accidental bumps or drops.

The hexagons are a bold look for Incipio, something you're either going to love or hate. I like that they're taking risks and doing something different.

The feel is wonderful. The Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 is soft but not slippery or slimy. It almost feels like it's been covered in baby powder, but that's probably just the anti-static coating.

The major flaw in the design, however, is that the Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 is too soft to stand up to the long vertical edge of the iPad 2. It lacks both the elasticity to stay tight and the structure to keep position. And so the Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 hangs from the mid-point and makes me feel like it could just slide off at any moment. I don't know if the case is too big or they just need a better material.

On the bright side, the Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 comes in black, red, and gray, slips on and off easily, and exposes all the ports. It also comes with screen cleaner and a screen protector to keep the front safe and sound.

The Good

  • Excellent grip
  • No stickiness
  • Screen protector included

The Bad

  • Side edges aren't snug enough
  • Highly distinctive look

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The bottom line

The Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 looks interesting and feels great but it doesn't fit exceptionally well around the edges, ruining the overall affect. It was just too loose.

The giveaway

Simply leave a comment below telling us how the Case-Mate Pop! Case for iPad 2 could make your life easier and you're entered to win one of your very own! Giveaway starts now and ends Sunday, February 5 at midnight PT. U.S. shipping address required for delivery.

Georgia

Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, hosts the ZEN & TECH podcast, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Prime.

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There are 25 comments. Add yours.

Ginbill says:

Looks like a sweet case. Everyone could use more sweetness in their life. I've been needing to get a case for my mom's iPad!

Appleluver23 says:

This would make my life easier because I need a case that has a good gripe since I move around with my ipad 2 all the time.

JNM says:

People will believe me when I say I have Honeycomb on my iPad!

mady53 says:

protects, easy to grip and looks good...

Bacco says:

The non-slip grip. That's what makes it.

curiousj87 says:

Ooh! This would totality enhance my gaming experience. I love the feeling od the ipad 2 in my hands but when im in "game mode" my palms get sweaty and inhibit my preformance lol. I can now kill those damn green pigs with this baby, sweat! ;D

smmiami says:

The most important thing is the grip and the protection.

ParadigmUSA says:

I like the honeycomb texturing on the back, makes it feel like I could get a good grip on the device.

KLieu says:

Definitely the grip of the honeycomb texture on the back. Good grip for any kid running up and down with the ipad :)

Kristy_Lyn says:

Booo to the US shipping address only, why no love for the Canadians?!?!

dloveprod says:

Lol I was waiting for you to bite it like in the video pic.

Brent says:

This would be great with my kids.

leathernuts#WP says:

IT would make a great chew toy for my animal while protecting the device. Apparently it is up to the task as Georgia demonstrates lol

Nemesis says:

Excellent grip, well protection, that's all I need.

gonzotwins says:

This would look great on my ipad 2. I'm in.

JT says:

The protective design and grip of the honeycomb case would help a guy like me that takes his iPad everywhere to keep it safe, thereby making my life easier because I won't have to buy another one anytime soon.

pstmd says:

the case would be good for the kids

twinmomma416 says:

I'd like to be able to move my ipad2 from it's portfolio style case to something like this for when I'm using it on high-use days because the portfolio case I have isn't very ergonomic. This seems like it would be more comfortable to use.

g_diddy says:

Because it tastes great and its less filling!

Lisa Ellis says:

This would totally protect my iPad from the abuse of my job flinging pizza's. I need something just like this!!

wanda poppins says:

it would make it easier so i won't drop it it almost slipped out of my hand I try to be extra careful with it

Mare A. says:

If it doesn't fall off, it still offers some protection, right? :)

Lauren says:

Just got an iPad would love to have a case for protection!

Esraa says:

Rating I got this case free with my pre-order from Radio Shack or I probably would have never uohgbt it. Not because it's not good, but I'm typically not a fan of silicon cases. This one is thicker than most so it actually has some decent protection and it's not so stretchy that it wants to come off. It still snags on your pockets and collects lint (why I don't like silicon cases) but it's lightweight and built well. If you're into silicon cases, then this one is good. I'll probably get something more durable when more cases are available.