Don't-Miss Tablet case Stories
If you’re a careful iPad user looking for a slim, simple, and attractive sleeve, the Masstige Deluxe Ostrich Pouch is worth checking out, but its basic design won't be for everyone.
The BookBook is a great looking case, but the little problems aren't something I would want to deal with every day.
This messenger style bag offers sleek, simple functionality.
Made from genuine leather, the Folio.S case keeps your 3rd generation iPad safe from normal day-to-day bumps and scratches.
Miniot's first iPad cover was okay, but suffered from a few serious flaws. By adding a hinge, the MK2 resolves all those issues, and makes for a near-perfect iPad cover.
Many iPad keyboard cases are big and bulky, and you have to take them with you even when you don’t need the physical keyboard. Logitech's Smart Cover-inspired Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is svelte enough that if you do serious typing on your iPad, you may actually want to carry it with you all the time.
Speck's CandyShell case brings bold flair to your iPhone 4/4S while still keeping it safe.
The iMainGo XP is an iPad case that doubles as a speaker. It's a clever idea, and it works well for video-watchng, but it's bulky and it doesn't sound great for music.
For serious typing sessions (or if you just can't get the hang of the iPad's onscreen keyboard), an external keyboard is a great iPad accessory. Here's our guide to the different types, along with recommendations for each.
The Hex Varsity exudes comfort and style, holds a laptop and an iPad, and is a great everyday bag for use anywhere from the boardroom to the classroom to the coffee shop.
Jason Snell has been testing a few dozen folio-style cases for the iPad 2. Here's a brief look at nearly a dozen.
Apple's iPad Smart Cover is a nice companion product that protects the iPad 2's screen while adding far less bulk than a full case. It even integrates with the iPad's hardware and software to automatically lock and unlock the iPad when you close and open the cover. As with its iPad Case for the original iPad, Apple has set a high bar for third-party accessories.
If you're considering an iPad keyboard case, the Zaggmate iPad Case with Keyboard is a unique option that offers a much better experience than the iPad’s onscreen keyboard when you need to do serious typing. However, the Zaggmate's keys are small and cramped, it doesn’t offer the all-over protection of most other keyboard cases, and its metal edges require good typing form.
Folio-style cases offer all-over protection for your iPad, but flip open for easy access. We've added reviews of nine additional folios to our collection: Booq's Boa Folio, Chima's Crucial Case, Moshi's Concerti, Nizmos' Angle and Contour, Portenzo's Alano and Notebook Style, Powis' iCase, and US+U's Swivel Pro. Included in the batch is a new iPad-folio champion.