This week's iPad-case roundup brings you an accessory that's all shell, as well as a selection of protective gear that varies from the fashionable to the tough, all with the ultimate goal of keeping your tablet safe and looking great.
The Gaiam (iPad mini; $40) features a natural-canvas exterior embellished with beautiful and unique patterns, with a soft-touch microfiber lining that helps protect your tablet and keep it clean at the same time.
The case, which doubles as a viewing stand at multiple angles in landscape orientation, is also compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake feature.
The ClamCase Pro (iPad mini; $129) features a polycarbonate shell with an aluminium finish, and incorporates a rechargeable wireless Bluetooth keyboard with soft-touch keys. It attaches to your tablet using a special double hinge that supports 360 degrees of movement, allowing you to use your Clamcase-encased iPad mini in a variety of different combinations for viewing and typing in landscape orientation.
The case, which is also compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake feature, brings the total weight of your tablet up to a mere 1.4 pounds.
Pelican Pro Gear
The Vault Series (iPad Air and iPad mini; $80 to $100) features a protective construction that IP54 rated to keeps out dust, rain, and snow. The case's interior is built using a elastomeric copolymer rubber, which helps it to meet military standards for shock and drop protection.
The iPad Air version of the Vault comes in black/grey or grey/white, while the iPad mini edition is available in black/grey, grey/orange, or grey/magenta.
The Slimline (iPad mini; $40) is made from vegan synthetic leather and is perfectly molded to protect against bumps and scratches.
The case doubles as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation, and is compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake feature.
The brand-new DuraFolio (iPad mini and iPad Air; $60 to $70) is a reimagining of the company's popular folio case. It features a dual-layer design that adds only 0.3 inches of depth to your tablet's bulk while delivering excellent protection from bumps and scratches.
Available in the first quarter of 2014, the case will come in grey with green accents, pink, or black.
The Grip 2 (iPad mini; $40) offers lightweight protection for your tablet while you're on the go and incorporates a pop-up, adjustable kickstand that allows you to prop your iPad up for viewing at various angles in landscape orientation.
Available in pink, red, black, or yellow, the case is also compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake feature.
Urban Armor Gear
The Scout (iPad Air; $50) features a "feather-light" composite construction, with an impact-resistant soft core and a special material that improves your grip while repelling water.
The case doubles as a multiple-angle viewing stand in landscape orientation, and it's compatible with the iPad Air's magnetic sleep/wake feature.
The Liquids Pink (iPad 3 and 4; €40) is handcrafted using Swarowski crystal elements and features a stunning design that gives the case a unique look.
Designed to cover and protect the back of your iPad, the case is scratch-resistant and water-repellant, and it includes all the appropriate cutouts to ensure that you enjoy full access to your tablet's every port, button, and camera.
The SmartStyle (iPad Air; $50) features a unique “puff-printed” cover that protects all sides of your tablet from the vagaries of everyday life.
The case, which comes in seven different patterns and colors, is also compatible with the iPad Air's magnetic sleep/wake feature.