Otterbox Defender for iPad covers the screen completely. It's among the best protection you can get. If you drop it on a side, or against a flat surface, the case absorbs the shock. It still won't stop it from shattering if you drop it on an uneven surface (i.e. corner of a table, a rock, etc). Not really much you can do to prevent that completely, without preventing use of the screen. But it's what I'd use if I didn't already have my LifeProof iPad case (which is also not able to stop sharp pointy things impacting the screen).