Ace up your sleeve
In this week’s iPad-case roundup, you’ll find a sleeve that means business, lots of ways to keep your iPad standing up, and a clamshell that looks as sleek as it is tough.
The TipTop (iPad Air; $40) features an ultraslim design, with reinforced corners and a microfiber interior.
The case’s cover, which doubles as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation, is also compatible with the iPad Air’s magnetic sleep/wake feature.
The Durables Sleeve (iPad mini; $60) is designed to keep your tablet safe when on the go thanks to a unique, three-layer construction that combines premium materials such as waxed canvas, high-quality cotton, and leather.
The sleeve comes in sage, natural, or navy.
The Lattice (all iPad models; price unavailable) is made from high-end faux leather and is designed to work with most 10-inch tablets—including, of course, all iPad models.
The case comes in grey, navy blue, red, pink, or green.
The Back Bay (iPad Air; $50) is a folio-style case that flips open like a book and features a screen that doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation.
The case comes in beet, black, black polka dots, or red polka dots.
The company formerly known as Marware has released the inScribe (iPad Air; $60), a new folio-style case made from PU leather with a microfiber interior that keeps bumps and scratches at bay.
The case includes several pockets for stashing your cards and other personal effects, room for an old-school paper notepad, and a pen (or stylus) holder.
The Airbender 2.0 (iPad Air; 55) combines a wireless Bluetooth keyboard with a clamshell case to protect your iPad and provide a great writing setup when you’re on the go.
The shell’s design allows you to prop your iPad Air at a comfortable angle while in use, and it can even rotate to support both landscape and portrait orientations.
Pad and Quill
The Contega (iPad Air; $100) includes a handcrafted, Baltic birch cradle that secures your tablet and protects it from bumps and scratches.
The bookbinding-style case, available in a large variety of color and leather options, is unique in that it features a cover that doubles as a stand at multiple viewing angles in landscape orientation; the cover is compatible with the iPad Air’s magnetic sleep/wake feature.
The FlipView (iPad Air; $50) is a hardshell folio that sports a scratch-resistant lining and plenty of protective padding to keep your tablet safe from bumps and scratches.
The case comes in black, blue, red, or cherry, and includes a front cover that can double as a viewing or typing stand at multiple angles in landscape orientation.
The Leather Folio (iPad Air; $98) is handcrafted from genuine leather and features a clever stand that allows you to prop up your tablet for viewing and typing in landscape orientation.
The case comes in black or brown.