Though you can easily shove your Kindle in a Ziploc bag (or two, for double-bagging double-security) and maintain near 100% functionality, it’s not as simple for an iPad. I mean, it does work for tapping and typing, but you miss out on two key features that this DryCase brings: vacuum sealing and a headphone/microphone jack. Why give up Netflix and music in the tub?
The headphone and mic jack is the best reason to pay $60 for this case, but the fact that the DryCase has a sort of vacuum seal implies that it protects your stuff slightly better. We’d have to test it out ourselves to see if it’s true. Also, if you leave a little bit of air left inside the case when you vacuum seal it, you can even still use the on-board speaker/mic through the case, without using the jack.
$60 might be a lot when Ziploc bags are so cheap and work as well as they do, but if you’ve paid $500+ for an iPad, you might as well protect it properly.