The Week in iPad Cases: Jurassic pad
This week’s edition of our iPad-case roundup features the usual variety of options, including one that will picture exactly what you want, and one that stars everyone’s favorite fossil.
This company’s line of cases (iPad mini; $40) can be customized using your favorite pictures imported from your various social networks, including Instagram and Facebook.
The case offers several different layouts that can accommodate varying numbers of photos, and it can be customized directly from your iOS device using a dedicated app.
The Folio (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $70) is made from sumptuous fabric and a special shock-absorbing material that protects your iPad from all sides.
Available in black, yellow, red, or blue, the case is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature and can be used to prop up your iPad for typing or viewing at four different angles in landscape orientation.
The MiniCinema (iPad mini; price unavailable) is made from genuine leather with a soft microfiber interior that keeps your iPad safe from bumps and scratches.
The case features a convenient strap at the back that can be used to hold on to your tablet with one hand, or to mount it on the back of a car seat for comfortable viewing during a trip.
The Slim Case (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $40) features a durable, leather exterior, available in black or purple, with a soft microsuede interior for maximum comfort and protection.
The case includes a special “GripTrack” technology that allows you to prop up your tablet in landscape orientation at any angle.
The Concerti (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $55) is made from a silicone/microfiber hybrid that ensures maximum protection and an excellent feel—plus, the included wrist strap keeps your iPad securely attached to you.
Available in black, grey, or brown, the Concerti can also double as a viewing stand that supports several angles in landscape orientation.
The SnapShield M1 (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $25) protects the back of your iPad and is fully compatible with Apple’s own SmartCover.
It comes in a beautiful checkered pattern, in addition to several other motifs and colors.
The Candyshell Grip (iPad mini; $45) is a snap-on shell that features a series of rubber ridges designed to enhance your grip on your iPad while adding minimal bulk to it.
The case comes in clear, red, black/blue, black/green, and black/grey.
The Across (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $99) features a special strap that allows you to securely hold your iPad up to your chest, making it the perfect companion for situations where you need full use of your hands.
The strap also converts the case into a backpack, and it can be put away with ease. In this last configuration, the Across, which is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation.
The Dinosaur Patterns (iPad mini; $51) is just one of the myriad custom-printed cases available on this build-to-order website.
The snap-on-shell cases are made from a durable plastic material with a glossy coat, and they can be customized with images and text of your choosing.