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The Week in iPad Cases: Refreshing

In this week's iPad-case roundup, you'll find a refreshment of old, a rare migratory animal, and a whole lot of technology designed with one purpose in mind: keeping your tablet safe from the world around it.

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Refreshing

In this week's iPad-case roundup, you'll find a refreshment of old, a rare migratory animal, and a whole lot of technology designed with one purpose in mind: keeping your tablet safe from the world around it.

belikin multitask ipadair
Belkin

Made from natural-grain leather, the MultiTasker (iPad Air; $60) comes with a generous amount of storage for your business cards and a stylus.

The case is compatible with the iPad Air's magnetic sleep/wake function, and comes in blue, red, or black.

cygnett paradox texture ipadair
Cygnett

The Paradox Texture (iPad Air; $40) features a soft, textured finish that mimics the look (but, thankfully, not the feel) of granite.

The case's front cover can be folded in several ways to double as a viewing stand at several angles in both landscape and portrait orientations.

dodocase endangerspecies ipad
DodoCase

The Endangered Species Bighorn Sheep (iPad 2, 3, and 4, and iPad Air; $125) features renderings of the namesake animal and its migratory patterns, and is designed using the company's well-known attention to detail.

The case, which is built with natural materials such as bamboo wood, and bookbound by hand using traditional manufacturing techniques, features the appropriate opening for the iPad's camera, and a special elastic strap that keeps everything secure during transport.

idamerica smartfold ipadair
id America

The SmartFold (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $46) is made from a durable, synthetic leatherette that provides an excellent faux-stitched look and durable protection for your tablet.

Available in white or black, the case is also compatible with the iPad's magnetic sleep/wake function.

iluv professional workstation ipadair
iLuv

The Professional WorkStation (iPad Air; $100) incorporates a detachable Bluetooth keyboard and a retractable kickstand to turn your iPad into the perfect on-the-go typing solution.

The keyboard is built using scissor-key technology that makes it responsive and easy on the hands, and even features several iPad-specific keys for operations such as switching tasks and adjusting audio volume.

newertech kxs ipadair
Newertech

The KX Screen Armor (iPad Air and iPad mini; $25 to $30) adds three layers of protection to your screen: the first ensures a secure fit, with an adhesive that's streak-free and easy to apply; the second adds military-grade shock aborption to keep the screen safe from bumps; and the third protects against scratches, dust, and even fingerprints.

pepsi pepsibottle ipad
PepsiShop

The Pepsi 1950 Bottle (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $40) features a print of one of the company's bottles from the 1950s, complete with classic logo and unique finish.

While you probably won't be able to get much refreshment from it, the case keeps your iPad safe from bumps and scratches with minimal bulk, and features all the appropriate openings to give you unfettered access to your tablet's ports, buttons, and cameras.

switcheasy pelle ipadminiretina
SwitchEasy

The Pelle (iPad mini; $40) is made from polyurethane faux leather and an ultratough polycarbonate back shell for a combination of excellent protection and beautiful looks.

The case, which is compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake function, comes in black, red, blue, aqua, or pink.

targus triad ipad
Targus

The Triad (iPad Air; $40) protects with a padded exterior and a lining material that keeps your tablet safe from bumps and scratches during everyday use.

The case, which is available in black, blue, red, or purple, also features a front cover that doubles as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation, and an elastic closure that keeps the cover secure during transport.