Gumdrop DropTech iPad Pro Clear Case

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The Gumdrop Droptech Hideaway iPad Pro case receives an overall grade of “A”.   A minimalist case that fits the iPad like a glove offering 360 protection.  MSRP is $59.95 and this case is stylish, provides nearly invisible protection for Apple’s® iPad Pro Buy from Amazon or Direct.

Gumdrop Cases also sent us a Clear DropTech iPad Pro 10.5″ case for review.  If you have followed our blog and tweets for a while, you know that Apple’s 10.5″ iPad is one of our favorite bits of tech.The DropTech is one of the best cases we’ve used with an iPad.  It’s precisely engineered and nearly invisible in your hand when using it. Four color combinations are available.

This case offer’s 360 degree protection. Port opening remain exposed but like other Gumdrop products, all ports are easily accessible and fit a wide range of plugs. TouchId is easy and uninhibited.  The outer shell is a textured silicone making it grippy and safe your hands.

In Summary…

The Case comes in two parts, the outershell is a sturdy silcone that your iPad sits in.  The innerframe (with a screen protector) then sits on top and locks into the outershell with a simple press-to-lock design.  Not pinched fingers here.  Each part is custom molded.  It’s very simple to assemble.Gumdrop Hideaway Case

Providing support and protection is the polycarbonate rear.  Aesthetically shows off the glass construction of your iPhone and providing protection from objects in your pocket or backpack. A precisely engineered cutout for the camera arrays allow for unrestricted use of the camera, flash, and microphone.


droptech ipad
the front face interlocks into the silicone bumper
Ports accessible to even the biggest plugs
strong clear plastic protects the rear

an attractive lightweight case

The Details…

Case Fit



Like other Gumdrop products this is very well engineered. The iPad fit is super and all ports are easily to reach….even with bit fat lightening plugs.  The frame is easy to install and remove making it a good travel or everyday use case

Case Function



It works exactly as advertised. TouchID is easy to access. Cameras are not impeded. Apple pencil works with the screen protector. It’s lightweight and barely noticeable when reading a book. The screen protector does attract fingerprints so have a screen cleaner close.  It also works with Gumdop’s Hand-grip accessory making it versatile on the go.




This is a durable case. While it isn’t as rugged as the Hideaway case, the droptech case is better suited for home, school, or road warrior use. Like the Hideaway case,  the Apple Pencil works, but there is just enough “give” in the screen protector to make us pause and worry that with repeated use of wearing into the plastic. 




$59.95 MSRP is only $10 below the Hideaway case…a good investment to protect your iPad Pro.  (Amazon is a bit less expensive)

Overall Rating



Despite the Apple Pencil drawback we give this a strong buy recommendation. This case will get a lot of use!

Is it worth it?

Most definitely! It looks good, fits great, is easy to take on and off, and protects all the bits of the iPad. Buy directly from Gumdrop or from Amazon (amazon prices seem to be a bit lower).

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