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Zippered case provides in-use screen protection at the cost of much usability.
The Cobra Courier is a minimalist's iPad bag built with premium nylon and leather. Apart from some minor gripes, this is a great choice if you don't need much more than your iPad for the day (and if you don't mind carrying a "man bag").
ModulR's iPad Case + Cover Package is a clever system, and the case and Quick Stand work wonderfully together. If the stand’s lack of easy portability isn’t a hindrance, the package is a superb way to prop and mount your iPad while you work and play.
The Particle Case + Pogo Sketch doesn't provide much protection or many extra features beyond the integrated stylus holder, and that feature comes with drawbacks of its own.
Our collection of reviews of iPad bags, packs, and slings continues to grow. New this week are reviews of Booq's Mamba Shift M Denim laptop/iPad backpack, M-Edge's Journey Bag, Timbuk2's Slingshot, Tom Bihn's Co-Pilot, and Waterfield Designs' Muzetto.
M-Edge's Journey Bag for the iPad includes a separate, zippered compartment for storing your iPad and offers a good storage-to-price ratio. But some odd design choices and a lack of internal pockets may disappoint those who want to keep small gadgets and trinkets organized on-the-go.
This minimal case carries some of Timbuk2's signature charms, such as an adjustable shoulder strap and a loop for hooking a keychain carabiner or bike helmet. But sub-par construction and storage pockets don't do it any favors.
The WaterField Designs Muzetto is a premium, stylish leather bag designed to bring a day's essentials and your iPad or netbook.
Booq designed a bag exclusively for Apple, and it has a custom pocket configuration with spots for an iPad and even an Apple Wireless Keyboard. We had to get our hands on one.
The Co-Pilot is a versatile and superbly made travel/day bag aimed squarely at iPad owners.
Shells and skins, which generally cover the back and sides of your iPad, but not the screen, offer moderate protection while letting you use the iPad without having to remove it from its case. In this week's roundup of iPad-case reviews, we take a look at nine shells and skins.
Can a lightweight shell give your iPad heavyweight protection?
Like plaid? Speck's Fitted may be the iPad shell for you.
Thoughtful design plus good construction make this one of the nicer iPad shells we've seen.
Combining soft silicone with rigid polycarbonate, the Silicrylic makes your iPad easier to hold and harder to break.