The Apple iPad (2018) provides everything you’d want in a tablet for an affordable price, including a vibrant 9.7-inch screen, snappy performance, and marathon battery life. The exterior design is familiar by now, and the latest iPad is physically identical to its predecessor, the iPad (2017). If you want to add some personality to Apple’s minimalist design and ensure your iPad is safe during travel, all it takes is the right case.
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This stylish and colorful iPad protective case rocks an all-in-one folder wallet pocket style that goes well with any activity. A built-in elastic hand strap gives you a fine grip on your tablet for safe transport and use while you’re on the go. It’s got a convenient 360-degree rotating swivel that allows you to position the tablet vertically and horizontally for reading or viewing. A magnetic strip provides sleep/wake functionality. It’s slim and light and comes in a large variety of gorgeous colors, textures, and patterns.
Sleek, two-toned and businesslike, the Ztotop Case fits in anywhere from work to school to play. Its exterior is made of premium-grade synthetic leather and a soft microfiber interior lining resists dust and scratches. This cover pays attention to detail with a built-in leather hand strap, Apple pencil holder, and pocket organizer. The magnetic smart cover supports the iPad’s auto wake/sleep feature. Multiple slots let you set up various stand angles for movie watching or typing. It comes in a variety of colors and combinations.
Kvago F8S Case
This keyboard case is designed to make your iPad look like a laptop, offering a premium style and feel and adjustable viewing angle from 0 to 135 degrees. The slim, light case houses a backlit keyboard that glows in seven colors with three brightness options for typing in low light. It adheres to the iPad’s auto sleep/wake convention with the proper device, port, button, and camera cutouts for easy access to all tablet features. The keyboard operates on its own power and is charged via a USB connection. The exterior comes in silver, gold, rose gold, and black.
ToGeeKa Leather Stand Case Smart Cover
Stylish and sophisticated, but with a book-like appeal and low price, the ToGeeKa rocks a two-material exterior of canvas and soft faux leather. It provides full protection for your iPad’s delicate edges in case of accidental and routine bumps and drops. A microfiber interior prevents dust, dirt, and debris from marring the glass screen while precise cutouts allow full access to all tablet functions. The magnetic closure works with auto wake and sleep functions, while the three folds offer ideal angles for reading, typing, and viewing.
If you’re looking for a minimalist design to make the beauty of your iPad shine through, the ProCase may be the right choice. It’s super slim and light with a hard back that provides substantial protection to your iPad’s body and glass. The back is frosted and translucent, allowing you to see the Apple logo glowing through a large variety of jeweled colors while protecting your device against fingerprints, dust, dirt, and scratches. The cover is designed to allow full access to all tablet features while a magnet secures the case closed with support for the sleep/wake feature.
Incipio Cool Blossom Design Series Folio
This eye-catching case is comprised of a hard shell with flowers in metallic foil and a folding cover that safeguards the screen. The cover also folds back and slots into the clasp securely to act as a sturdy stand with a couple of choices of positions. It’s a solid protective case that comes in Cool Blossom, Spring Floral, and Silver Sparkler patterns.
If your kids have an iPad, or they borrow yours from time to time, then you’ll want to make sure it’s securely protected and Speck’s new Case-E is a fun way to do it. This thick foam cover will guard your iPad against damage for falls of up to six feet. It also features detachable arms that lend your iPad a little personality and double up as a handy way of attaching it to the back of a car seat or propping it up on a table. Speck uses EVA foam, so everything is soft and comfortable to hold. It comes in red/blue or gray/green color combinations.
There is no need to spend a lot for a decent iPad case. This simple offering combines a hard, clear, plastic shell case with accurate cutouts and a durable, polyurethane cover that comes in a wide range of colored and patterned finishes. The cover also features that typical three-fold design, enabling it to double up as a stand for propping your iPad at different angles. With a soft, microfiber lining inside, the cover also supports the automatic sleep/wake function.
Zagg Rugged Messenger Case
A keyboard is always going to add some weight and bulk, and this one is heavy, but Zagg has developed a solution to this problem by allowing you to detach the iPad in its case from the keyboard portion. The Rugged Book has a full QWERTY keyboard with backlit keys, and you can customize the color. They are fairly well-spaced and quite comfortable to type on. The shell case that your iPad goes into combines a soft-padded interior with polycarbonate and steel to safeguard your tablet. It snaps in and out of the magnetic hinge pretty easily, so you can ditch the keyboard when you don’t need it. The outer finish is textured for extra grip and it has a rugged look. You can recharge via the Micro USB port, and Zagg claims up to two years of typing battery life. Since you can remove the iPad in its case, you can also insert it in the hinge the other way round, so it can act as a stand or conceal the keyboard.
Noreve Tradition B Case
This gorgeous leather case is available in real or synthetic leather with different textured finishes and in a wide range of colors. Handmade in France, it’s a stylish and practical option that opens to reveal a cover with several handy slots. The magnetic clasp closure keeps it securely closed when you’re on the move and can also hold your Apple Pencil. Open it up and there is a folding kickstand that enables you to prop the tablet up in landscape view. You will find generous cutouts for the ports, buttons, and other features, and there is a cutout on the back for the camera as well. It’s expensive, but the quality really shines through.
Griffin Survivor Journey Folio Case
Griffin’s recent offering is a versatile case with plenty to offer. The main shell is made of tough TPU, which will protect your tablet from falls of up to six feet. The inventive folio cover attaches via magnets, so it can be removed when you don’t need it. The cover also folds back and acts as a stand for typing and watching videos, and because of the built-in magnets, you can also stick your iPad to the fridge door. Plus, the gold, silver, and gray finishes are designed to match your iPad. Best of all, it’s also available for the iPad 2018 and 2017, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.
New Trent Gladius Case
The obvious star of the show here is the 360-degree rotating leather hand strap, which makes holding your iPad a breeze. This rugged case also provides good drop protection. The hard-shell interior is surrounded by rubber and there’s a built-in screen protector. Underneath the strap, there’s a metal arm that can fold out to act as a sturdy stand. The cutouts are all accurate, providing easy access to the camera and Touch ID, and there are durable button covers for the controls. This protective case is available for the iPad 2018 and 2017, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.
Moshi VersaCover Origami Case
If adaptability is important to you, then take a look at Moshi’s folding VersaCover origami cover. With easy folds, you can set up your iPad in the perfect position to facilitate easy reading, browsing, or video watching in both portrait and landscape positions. Built-in magnets also support your iPad’s sleep/wake function, so you can be sure your iPad isn’t wasting battery displaying the screen while covered. A shock-absorbing frame holds your iPad tightly, taking care of any accidental abuse, and the case completely covers the display when not in use, shielding that vulnerable area from harm.
Twelve South BookBook Case
You can disguise your iPad as an old book with this stylish case from Twelve South. These genuine leather cases look just like vintage tomes. Each case is distressed to create an aged aesthetic that brings some unique character. Two zippers with leather tags allow you to securely close your iPad inside. Open the case, and you’ll find a leather frame to hold your iPad snug and secure, along with a dark, soft, suede interior that prevents scratches. The interior leather sleeve that holds your iPad can be partially detached via two stud closures, so you can prop the case open and use it as a stand in a viewing or typing position. Although there’s no camera cutout in the book, the leather sleeve has one, so you can pop the closures open and snap a shot without having to fully remove the iPad.