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The Week in iPad Cases: Opposites attract

In this week’s-iPad case roundup, we bring you cases from across the materials spectrum: from luxurious leather for the discerning fashionistas, to humble cardboard for the earth-conscious folks who like to leave their marks only on the things they own.

The Week in iPad Cases

In this week’s-iPad case roundup, we bring you cases from across the materials spectrum: from luxurious leather for the discerning fashionistas, to humble cardboard for the earth-conscious folks who like to leave their marks only on the things they own.

Coach

The Bleecker (iPad 2, 3, or 4; $198) is handsomely constructed from glove-tanned leather and burnished by hand for a unique look that gives your tablet an extra fashion kick.

The case comes in blue, brown, black, tan, green, or dark blue.

Cooler Master

The Wake Up Folio (iPad mini; €40) features an carbon fiber-like texture on the outside that gives the case a unique look and feel, coupled with an microfiber lining that keeps your electronics safe from the vagaries of every day.

Available in white, black, or brown, the case also sports a cover that doubles as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation.

Guided Products

The Kraft (iPad 3, 4, and 4; $17) is, as its name suggests, made from paper designed for the arts and crafts enthusiasts.

Each package contains three cases, each made from a special cardboard that’s kid- and marker-friendly, completely recyclable, and ready for your every doodle.

Incipio

The Printed Lexington (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $40) is made from rigid Plextonium material, with a soft microsuede lining that keeps your tablet safe from scratches and dents.

The case, which is available in five color and pattern variations, also features a cover that flips over to double as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation.

Jison Case

The Luxury Smart Case (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $270) is made from high-quality ostrich leather and is ergonomically designed.

Available in pink, the case features a cover that can flip around to double as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation and that is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature.

Newer Technology

The NuGuard GripStand Mini (iPad mini; $35) protects your iPad mini with a hardshell plastic case that keeps dust and scratches away.

Like the original GripStand for full-size iPads, the GripStand Mini also features a special handle that can be used for carrying your tablet or as a stand in both portrait and landscape orientations.

Oakley

The Hazard (iPad mini; $45) is a lightweight-but-durable hardshell case with a slim profile. Compatible with Apple’s Smart Cover, the case provides access to all ports, buttons, and cameras.

The Hazard is available in sheet metal or jet black.

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