Apple’s iPad is here to stay so we thought we’d bring you the best cases you can currently buy — as well as some coming-soon options that might be worth holding out for.
From fashionable to functional, with a few hopefully meeting in the middle, we’re sure you’ll find a covering that caters to your taste from our hand-picked selection.
Have a browse below and let us know which case, bag, sleeve or cover might be gracing your Apple iPad in the very near future.
Handcrafted from hardwoods and bamboo with 4mm-thick sides for a solid feel, this Vers option offers a soft lining, but steel-reinforced strength. The design also gets a wooden prop for table top use.
A sturdy case for the iPad made from non-slip rubber, Quirky’s crowd-sourced Cloak design doubles as a stand for the new tablet that can display portrait or landscape.
Coming soon from Belkin are not one, but three iPad sleeves offering different functionality. The Vue has a see-through pocket, the Max’s pleated design means it squishes down for easy storage, and the Grip offers a textured design for butterfingers.
Cost: $39.99 each
Booq’s Taipan Shadow messenger-style bag offers some serious padding for your precious, as well as a few extra pockets you’ll likely fill in no time. In addition to violet, there are black and gray versions too.
The big selling point for the ColcaSac line of iPad cases is that they are environmentally friendly. The fleece-lined covers are perfect for the iPad owner who wants to be a friend to the planet.
Offering a molded, bubbly exterior and a soft felt interior, Hard Candy’s cool case is available in gold-green, black, and pink, and will keep your iPad zipped safely up.
If you want to make less of a statement but keep your iPad protected from scrapes and scratches, then iLuv’s clear cases could be what you’re looking for. They come bundled with a little folding stand as well.
Designer Ryan Frank has extended his cork-based range of sleeves to include one that fits the iPad. Like previous products, it will be sold through UK record label TAPE, but it has yet to go live on the site.
Ideal if you just want some basic protection for your iPad when you’re going to sling it into your bag or backpack, the SkoobaWrap will fold over the iPad and then Velcro itself into place.
These handmade cases re-purpose vintage material to protect your iPad with sartorial elegance, making more of a statement than anything bought in an “ordinary” store.
Cost: From $65 to $108