The Week in iPad Cases: Slick, thin, and beautiful

In this week’s iPad-case roundup, you’ll find everything from thin and inconspicuous to flashy and luxurious, with protection all around.

Slick, thin, and beautiful

In this week’s iPad-case roundup, you’ll find everything from thin and inconspicuous to flashy and luxurious, with protection all around.


The Arachne (iPad mini; $45) is tailor made from genuine leather to fit your tablet like a glove and protect it from all sides.

The case comes in tan, brown, or black, and features a cover that doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation.


The Clear Skin Full Body (iPad Air; $30) is a durable, ultrathin, clear film that offers full-body protection for your tablet.

Custom designed to fit the iPad Air, it’s easy to install and is treated with a special antimicrobial coating.


This company’s selection of ultra-thin skins (all iPad and iPad mini models; $30) is now available for the iPad Air.

The collection includes dozens of different design, each with its own set of back and front adhesive skins—and downloadable matching wallpapers for your screen.


The Duo (iPad Air; $19) is made from a leatherette material and designed to provide wraparound protection for your iPad.

When in use, the case’s front cover flips around to double as a stand in landscape orientation; the stand supports multiple viewing and typing angles.


The iVisor AG (iPad Air; $30) is an advanced screen protector designed to keep the glass on the front of your iPad safe from scratches and bumps.

In addition to being reusable—and even washable—the iVisor is treated with a special coating that reduces glare and helps keep fingerprints at bay.


The NuGuard KX (iPad Air; $90) offers protection in challenging environment thanks to its special “orbiting gel” technology designed to absorb shocks and falls, and additional impact protection on the sides and corners.

Available in black, it includes all the necessary openings to ensure that you can continue accessing your tablet’s ports, buttons, and cameras.


Named after the beautiful Italian city, the Padova (iPad Air; $229 to $629) covers your iPad in luxurious animal skins and protects it while you’re on the go, doubling as a viewing or typing stand when in use.

Available in a dozen combinations of color and materials, it’s also compatible with the iPad Air’s magnetic sleep/wake function.


The Leather Series (iPad Air; $27) offers protection for the back and sides of your tablet using a stylish cover material that adheres to the front, back, and sides of your tablet without adding bulk to it.

The series comes in orange, brown, alligator white, or alligator black.


The company’s Aegis Case (iPad Air; $50) is now available for Apple’s latest full-size tablet. Like its predecessors, the new model is designed to offer enhanced protection from shocks and environmental pollutants in a package that’s lightweight and compact.

It’s available in black, blue, pink, red, or green.

Twelve South

The BookBook Travel Journal (all iPad models; $100) is your office away from the office. In addition to room for your tablet, it provides capacious space for keeping your accessories, cables, and even headphones organized—and taking them with you while you’re on the go.

The case’s exterior is designed to look like a worn book, giving it a unique look that keeps the contents hidden from prying eyes.


True to its name, the Ruggd (iPad Air; $50) is made from a rigid outer shell with an energy-absorbing inner shell and triple-reinforced corners for maximum protection.

The case features a built-in stand for use in landscape orientation, and comes in black with graphite or lime highlights.

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