we had a Griffin Survivor case for our Ipad mini, and it cracked right in the case- with just typical household use. Now, I ONLY buy OTTERBOX. I have used Otterbox cases for Ipads and I phones for several years- drop my phone All the time with its defender case on and NEVER had a crack or ANY problem. Also, the case stays looking new. It never looks worn. It doesn't crack or peel or rip. Now, No every device in our family HAS to have an OTTERBOX case!