This week's iPad-case roundup comes with a little something for everyone, from the “hautest” of haute coutures, to the practical and rugged, with everything in between.
As its name suggests, the LapStand (iPad Air; $60) is designed to fit comfortably in your lap while you’re working away on your tablet, with a special soft insert that conforms to the shape of your legs.
The case comes in grey or black.
The Letterbox (all iPad models; £28) is a neoprene sleeve designed to keep your tablet safe when you’re not using it, without the need for any conventional fasteners. Its construction allows the two front-opening edges to be free of stitches, with bound edges that effectively create a bumper around your iPad for maximum protection.
The Letterbox comes in orange, red, yellow, aqua, light grey, olive green, graphite, navy blue, or black.
The Paris Fury (all iPad and iPad mini models; $1290) looks like the kind of accessory that you’d normally find on a European fashion stage—and it’s priced accordingly.
Made from mixed brown fur with pink-feather accents, the case’s reversible design allows you to use it inside out, while a convenient zipper keeps your tablet safe while not in use.
The Paradox Sleek (iPad Air; $40) is designed to double as a viewing or typing stand, with support for multiple angles and orientations thanks to its clever folding design.
The case comes in pink, black, yellow, or light grey.
The Gravity Collection (all iPad models; $35 to $60) includes the Agent 6 Sleeve, whose rugged exterior helps keep shock and moisture away while providing plenty of extra storage.
Speaking of storage, the Sleeve’s beefier counterpart, the Agent 6 Sling (shown here), also includes external pockets for a phone and accessories, and a convenient shoulder strap for easy carrying.
Both models are available in olive green or black.
The Folio (iPad Air; $50) is designed to provide everyday protection without adding significant bulk or weight to your tablet.
The case, which comes in black, white, red, or purple, features a special locking mechanism that keeps the iPad firmly fastened to its frame, and comes with a front cover that flips around to double as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation.
The VersaCover Origami (iPad mini; $50) features a unique folding design that allows it to turn into a viewing or typing stand in an instant, with support for multiple angles and orientations.
When not busy propping up your tablet, the VersaCover—which is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature and comes in pink, teal, blue, or grey—helps protect your screen from bumps and scratches.
The Boomerang (iPad mini; $70) is handmade from American maple using a traditional bookbinding style that results in a high-class look.
The case, whose cover is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, can also be equipped with an optional stand and a stylus compartment.
The Grip 2 (iPad Air; $50) features a special textured surface that helps you hold yoru tablet securely and that prevents it from slipping when resting against most surfaces.
Available in yellow, black, pink, or red, the Grip 2 also features a front cover that doubles as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation.