High street blues
Haute couture makes an appearance in this week’s iPad-case roundup, with a few accessories that are definitely not priced for the faint of heart. If you’re on a budget, though, don’t worry. There are plenty of options for all tastes and needs.
Fully compatible with Apple’s Smart Cover, the Jot Tote comes in soft-touch black, with a rubberized metallic compartment.
The Gualala (all iPad models; $48) is made from brown leather inlaid with striped, black-and-white cotton for a luxurious look and feel.
A loop tie closure keeps your tablet safe during transport, and a generous helping of padding protects it against bumps and scratches.
The Shield Sheer (iPad mini; $30) is made of a special super-thin PC material that protects from bumps and scratches without adding significant bulk to your tablet.
The case comes in matte clear or violet.
The Collins (iPad mini; $35) features an indigo Chambray exterior and is manufactured with PVC-free materials.
The front cover, which doubles as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation, is also compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature.
As its name implies, the London Leather (iPad mini; $495) is made from high-quality, full-grain London leather. The smooth, leather lining keeps your tablet safe while complementing it with a High Street look.
The case comes in black, teal, or nickel grey.
The Folio (iPad mini; $125) features high-quality, bookcloth fabric on both the front and back cover, with a leather spine and accented stitching. Inside, the company’s signature bamboo cradle is complemented by a refillable, 24-page notebook, two card pockets, and a pen/stylus holder.
The case comes in grey with brown accents, and either a grey or green elastic band that keeps everything together during transport.
The Mummy (iPad mini; $30) wraps—quite literally—your tablet in a cocoon of impact-resistant plastic that offers an improved grip while protecting against accidents.
The case comes in black, blue, grey, red, green, or white.
The Encapsulated (iPad mini; $13) fully encloses your tablet in two layers of protection, offering weather resistance along with front and back shock protection.
The case comes in black or white.
The Slipstopper (iPad mini; $30) is an adhesive skin made from a unique gel resin that’s designed to provide an excellent grip without getting in your when you want to stash your tablet in a pocket or purse—and without adding much weight or bulk.
The Slipstopper is available in black or white.