iPad Cases – Protect Your iPad From Scratch, Drops, and Spills
When you’ve invested in a new iPad, protecting it from accidental damage is essential. The right case protects the device against bumps, drops and even spills.
There are four main types of cases available for the iPad. They range from simple covers that only protect the front of the tablet to folios that have a hard outer shell and a soft inner lining with either a built-in keyboard or space for one.
Apple’s Smart Cover
Apple’s Smart Cover is a thin accessory that attaches to the iPad and works with its display. It wakes the tablet when opened and puts it to sleep when closed, and you can fold it into multiple positions for reading, viewing, or typing. It’s a simple option that allows you to maintain the sleek design of your iPad, but it isn’t built to withstand falls or heavy pressure. Some people prefer the simplicity of a Smart Cover and the fact that it won’t scratch or mark their tablet, while others like to keep their iPads in cases that offer more protection.
Logitech’s Combo Touch is a great keyboard and case combo that offers decent protection without feeling too bulky. It has a magnetic hinge that folds into a triangle shape to hold the iPad in portrait or landscape orientation for typing and video calling, and it’s available for the 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air models.
JETech’s Companion Case is another lightweight option that’s compatible with the Apple Smart Cover and offers some decent protection. It’s available for the iPad Air 3 and the iPad Pro 10.5. It has a textured cover that protects the back of your tablet from scratches, and it also includes a built-in holder for the Apple Pencil. You can also access all ports and buttons with ease, and the cover is made of a durable polycarbonate material.
Fintie’s SlimShell Case
Fintie’s SlimShell Case is similar to Apple’s Smart Cover but at a fraction of the cost. It works with Case for Lenovo tablet both the 9.7-inch iPad and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and fits a range of screen sizes. It features magnets in the front folio that trigger the sleep and wake functions, and it folds around the back to convert into a stand with two different viewing angles or lay flat at a 20-degree angle for typing directly on the screen. It is available in a variety of unique artistic patterns and designs including marble, a galaxy print, a Van Gogh painting, and a composition notebook.
Unlike the Apple case, which is only made of plastic, the SlimShell is also available in an assortment of premium materials including real leather. The case is designed to withstand drops, so you can rest easy knowing your tablet will stay protected in even the most rugged of environments.
Twelve South’s BookBook offers a more vintage style than most other folio cases for the ipad. It is crafted of handcrafted leather and has a vintage book design that looks even more classy over time. Like the SlimShell Case, it fits a wide variety of screen sizes and generations and has cutouts for hardware buttons. It also supports the auto wake/sleep function and includes a built-in kickstand and hand strap.
Twelve South’s BookBook
Twelve South’s BookBook is a leather case that transforms your iPad into an old-fashioned leather bound book. The case opens like a traditional book and has hardback covers that protect your iPad in between, while the hard spine and reinforced corners provide crush protection. The BookBook also has a back cover window to let you capture beautiful photos and 4K video. BookBook has a pocket to store a compact keyboard and paperwork as well as room for your Apple Pencil, right next to the magnetic charger.
Twelve South has added some updates to the BookBook for 12.9-inch iPad Pro to take advantage of the new features that come with the latest version of Apple’s tablet. The BookBook can be opened in display mode to share a Keynote presentation, newly edited video or amazing photos with friends without having to remove the device from the case. The hinged shell also allows for edge-to-edge access to the screen for drawing and smart gestures. BookBook can be paired with a compact keyboard for a mini desktop workstation or as a second screen next to MacBook.
Twelve South’s BookBook is one of the best cases available for protecting your iPad. The case is made from supple leather and has dual zippers that keep the BookBook tightly closed while still allowing you to unzip it just enough for a charging cord or headphone cable.
The iPad Pro is a powerful workhorse that has many advantages over a laptop including the gorgeous Liquid Retina XDR display and the fast M1 chip. But it is still a fragile device that needs protection from everyday wear and tear. It’s also expensive and it makes sense to protect the investment.
A good iPad case should protect your device from dust and dirt, but it shouldn’t add too much bulk or interfere with the tablet’s ports. The OtterBox Defender offers Case for Lenovo tablet an excellent combination of rugged protection and a low profile. It has an inner shell and an outer slipcover that offer protection from drops and shocks. It also has built-in stand functionality and an Apple Pencil holder.
Pad & Quill’s Oxford Leather Case uses a different approach to protecting the iPad Pro than most cases on the market. This case wraps the back of the latest generation iPad Pro in a simple book-style cover and holds it firmly in place. It’s a clever design that eliminates the need for magnets while leaving the tablet free to be used with MagEZ charging stands and the Magic Keyboard for iPad.
While this case is not MagSafe compatible, it does allow wireless charging if you can manage to line up the iPad’s back and front covers perfectly. It also has a built-in pencil holder and an auto sleep/wake function that activates when you open or close the cover.