Don't-Miss Tablet case Stories
For serious typing sessions (or if you just can't get the hang of the iPad's on-screen keyboard), an external keyboard is a great iPad accessory. Here's our guide to the different types, along with recommendations for the best models.
Our editors spend a lot of time testing and using iPad cases, but there are a few we keep coming back to once our testing is done. Here are some of our personal favorites for the iPad mini..
This run-of-the-mill case offers a multiple-angle stand and decent protection.
Zagg's ZaggKeys Cover and ZaggKeys Folio are among the rare iPad mini keyboards that won't make you crazy.
The Defender series case for iPad mini protects your device in relative style.
Though the Hex Code Folio is a bit heavy and bulky, it makes up for it in solid performance as a case and stand.
The Magnus stand’s magnetic attachment is clever and secure, and the stand looks great, but it’s limited to landscape orientation and a single angle.
For watching videos and reading in bed—either in an upright or a prone position—or just for keeping your iPad off the dinner table or away from your exercise bike or musical instrument, the Standzfree Tubular Stand for iPad is a fine concept that’s nicely executed.
The LGND is a solid case, but there's nothing really unique about it other than the method of folding the cover.
X-Doria's Widge is a cheerful, child-friendly iPad stand and case that’s light, easy to carry, and secure.
The case sports a nice leather exterior and sleek style, but it lacks functionality. It’s much too bulky to use, unless you’re taking notes on a table and can lay the case out flat.
This isn’t my iPad mini…it’s a book. A really boring book.
Designed for the rough and tumble of classroom use, the iPhome 2 is also handy for keeping adult-owned and -operated tablets safe and secure around the house.
In this case, skinny doesn’t mean elegant.
This suede-like folio cover for the iPad mini is elegantly designed, but has a few quirks.