CES 2017: Incipio's 'Kiddy Lock' Case for iPhone 7 Keeps Kids From Accessing Home Button

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Incipio today introduced a new Kiddy Lock Case for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which is designed to prevent children from accessing the Home button on the two devices with a sliding cover and a secure latch.

The Kiddy Lock Case fully covers the Home button and renders it inaccessible, preventing kids from opening apps, accessing Touch ID functionality, making phone calls, and more. It's ideal for parents who hand their phones over to kids to play games, but don't want them accessing other features on the device.

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"With the abundance of child-friendly tech toys these days, children still seem to find your personal devices the most appealing," said Carlos Del Toro, Director of Products, Incipio. "Inspired by our customers, the design of the Kiddy LockTM Case provides caregivers and parents alike a piece-of-mind knowing they're still in control of their personal device, even when in the hands of children."

Incipio made the case from a tough, shock-absorbing material to keep the iPhone safe from accidental drops, and a raised bezel protects the screen. There's also a built-in kickstand for use when viewing TV shows or movies.

The Kiddy Lock Case will be available during the first quarter of 2017 for $39.99, and it will come in Black, Cyan, Purple, Magenta, and Pink. Customers considering the Kiddy Lock Case should be aware that Apple offers Guided Access, a built-in tool for preventing access to the Home button and other iPhone features. Guided Access is a free accessibility feature that can be turned on in the Settings app.

Alongside the Kiddy Lock Case, Incipio is also introducing the Incipio ONE Dynamic Case Ecosystem for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The Incipio One features a range of interchangeable back plates that can be used with a base iPhone 7 case.

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Back plates include a leather Card Holder able to store two credit cards and an ID, a 3,000 mAh battery bank, a Qi Wireless Charging module, a Style Plate in several finishes and colors, and a leather Style Plate Premium.

The ONE ecosystem will be available during the first quarter of 2017. The base case will be priced at $39.99 and the accessory plates will be available at prices ranging from $19.99 to $39.99.

Top Rated Comments

natevandam Avatar
53 months ago
Guided Access. I just triple click the home button and hand my phone/ipad to my daughter to watch a show on netflix. I have the screen disabled, so she can't tap anything. Buttons disabled so she can't change the volume or activate siri. And even the rotation is locked so she can't accidentally flip the screen and get frustrated everything is upside down.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dontwalkhand Avatar
53 months ago
Using "Guided Access" is free. I do this when showing anyone anything on my phone lol.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kajje Avatar
53 months ago
Clearly none of Incipio's employees have any kids at home...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMerik Avatar
53 months ago

Guided Access. I just triple click the home button and hand my phone/ipad to my daughter to watch a show on netflix. I have the screen disabled, so she can't tap anything. Buttons disabled so she can't change the volume or activate siri. And even the rotation is locked so she can't accidentally flip the screen and get frustrated everything is upside down.

MacRumors should do its readers a service and actually mention Guided Access and detail its use as an alternative to what amounts to an advertisement article. Readers shouldn't have to rely on comments to learn what the author should have obviously stated.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yellowbean12 Avatar
53 months ago
"Hey Siri..."
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Duane Martin Avatar
53 months ago

Imagine you are a kid, when you see this passcode screen after triple click, what would you do?

Wait until the FBI figures out all they have to do is hand a criminal's iPhone to a 3 year old who will intuit the passcode in seconds! Think of the millions they could have saved? An untapped resource. Of course, the police would have to keep a close eye out because as fast as a 3 year old can bust a passcode they can delete the most important information on the phone.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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