The Week in iPad Cases: Glass ceilings

In this week's iPad-case roundup, we bring you luxurious leather sleeves, camera bags, and what could well be the ultimate screen protector.

The Week in iPad Cases

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for our weekly, world-famous iPad-case roundup.

This week, we bring you camera bags, luxurious leather sleeves, and what could well be the ultimate screen protector.


The Portfolio (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $100) is a sleeve made from high-quality leather, with an interior suede padding that keeps your tablet safe from bumps and scratches.

The case, which comes in black with brown accents, also features a series of hidden magnets that keep it safely closed during transport.

CoFi Case

The Silver Croco (all iPad models; $50) is a leather sleeve designed for the fashion-conscious user on a budget.

The case’s exterior is made from genuine leather treated to assume a crocodile-like pattern, while the interior is soft, polyester fleece that keeps your iPad safe from everyday bumps and scratches.

Griffin Technology

The CinemaSeat (iPad mini; $40) is a padded case that makes it possible to securely attach your iPad to the front seat of your car so those in the back seat can enjoy movies and other screen entertainment.

An adjustable strap makes this case to adapt to just about any vehicle in a safe and secure manner. The CinemaSeat comes in black and features cutouts to allow usage of the iPad mini’s ports, buttons and cameras.


The Canvas Maki Jacket (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $40) features a sturdy construction that keeps your iPad safe from bumps and scratches, as well as a dual-portfolio construction that allows you to prop up your tablet for viewing at three different angles in landscape orientation.

The case is available in a number of colors and patterns, including black, black with pink dots, moss green and grey, forest camo and orange, strawberry over grey, and fuchsia over grey.


The Concerti (iPad mini; $45) is a hybrid silicone/microfiber case designed to provide superior 360-degree protection against shocks and scratches.

Compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wakeup feature, the case converts into a viewing stand capable of supporting dozens of adjustable viewing angles. The Concerti features a convenient elastic strap to keep the assembly secure during transport.


The Vitreo (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $70) is a tempered-glass material that can be applied to your iPad’s screen to protect it.

Unlike a traditional screen protector, the Vitreo is shatterproof, which allows it to absorb impact and prevent damage to your screen. It also doesn’t interfere with the iPad’s capacitive touchscreen, and, according to the company, possesses excellent optical characteristics.

Skooba Design

The Photo/Tablet Traveler V.3 (all iPad versions; $100) is a bag that holds your iPad alongside all the professional and pro-sumer photographic equipment you’ll need for your trip.

The Traveler is waterproof and shockproof, with a generous amount of padding to keep all your electronics safe and sound. It features over a dozen different pockets and compartments—perfect for keeping everything from bodies to lenses to filters nicely organized. A special pocket at the front is meant to keep your iPad readily accessible.


The Pelle (iPad mini; $40) is a portfolio case that combines a tough, polycarbonate back shell, sporting a rubber coating that prevents slippage, with a foldable front cover made of faux-leather polyurethane.

The case, which can be used to prop your table in landscape orientation for viewing or typing, is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, and comes in pink, aqua, red, blue, or black.


The Hard Crystal Case (iPad mini; $9) is an inexpensive but convenient snap-on shell case designed to protect the back of your iPad mini from the vagaries of everyday life.

The case’s lightweight and anti-dust design features the appropriate cutouts to ensure that you can continue to use all the iPad’s ports, buttons, and cameras. It comes in smokey black, frost white, blue, pink, red, or solid black.

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