Just keep swimming
Summer is practically here, so it's only fitting that one of the cases we cover in this week's roundup of iPad cases is good enough, and protective enough, to take swimming. If taking a dive is not in your immediate future, though, we have plenty of other protective accessories that are great when you're dry.
The Rock Mini (iPad mini; $70) is waterproof to depths of three feet and keeps your iPad safe from shock, scratches, and sand thanks to its IP58 rating.
The case features an adjustable stand and comes in black, white, or yellow.
The LS Series (iPad mini; $40) is made of TPU and features a design that helps protect your screen from scratches and bumps even when you put the iPad down face-down.
The case comes in four colors: purple, pink, black, or charcoal. Each version includes four sets of interchangeable corner bumpers in a variety of colors.
The KeyCover (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $80) combines a hardshell cover with a Bluetooth keyboard for serious typing.
A built-in stand allows you secure your tablet in both landscape and portrait orientations, while a set of rubber feet ensure that the whole package will stay in place while in use.
The Pango (iPad mini; $50) is made from high-quality leather with a weaving pattern on the front that lends it a distinctive look.
The black case also includes a convenient carrying strap, and the cover is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature. The case’s interior includes space for notes and business cards.
This company’s collection of covers (iPad mini, iPad 2, 3, and 4; $35 to $46) features models with wraparound protection in a package that includes room for a pad of paper and a pen to take notes—both the old-fashioned way and the technological way.
The covers themselves are available in sixteen different colors, with a front piece that can be removed and replaced with one that sports a custom design.
The Leinwand Series (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $73) is a handmade case built from vintage full-grain leather, with no stitching and a soft, microfiber interior.
The case comes in black, red, or brown.
The Scout 2 (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $46) includes high-density-foam padding for maximum protection while you take your tablet on the road—made easier thanks to the handy shoulder strap.
Available in olive green or black, the Scout 2 also features a number of pockets and secure closures.
The BeltBag (iPad mini; €60) straps securely over your shoulder and gives you plenty of room for carrying your iPad mini alongside accessories, wallets, and the like—it even includes a yoyo attachment for your keys.
The bag comes in black, white, pink, or brown canvas.