This week's iPad-case roundup is all about serious protection, with three different ways to keep your tablet safe during high-impact situations. We also cover several stylish cases, and even some sparkling ideas to make your iPad look especially great while you're on the go.
The Stealth Extreme R (iPad Air; $90) is made from tempered Gorilla glass to help protect your tablet's screen from falls and bumps.
Designed with unobscured visibility in mind, the cover blocks 100 percent of UV rays, and 20 percent of blue rays, to provide excellent clarity and limit glare.
The Apex 360 (iPad mini; $70) provides rugged protection that meets U.S. military standards for drops and shocks.
Available in black, it features a textured design for an improved grip, is compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake feature, and sports a removable kickstand for hands-free viewing in landscape or portrait orientation.
The Capri (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $35) is made from woven polyurethane and keeps your tablet safe from everyday hazards thanks to a generous amount of soft padding.
The case comes in a cute floral pattern with accents of pink, blue, and violet.
The BlackBelt (iPad Air; price unavailable) features a rugged, rubber ring designed to provide military-grade protection from bumps and scratches, along with an improved grip.
The case comes in black, red, or plum.
The Luhu (all iPad models; $25) is made from “upcycled” leather reclaimed from the footwear industry.
Available in black or brown, this sleeve features a multi-textured pattern and a convenient magnetic closure.
This company's new cases (all iPad and iPad mini models; prices unavailable) bring together form and function, with cotton twill or canvas exteriors and a special leather strap available in a variety of colors.
The cases are also designed to keep things as clean as possible, with a unique anti-microbial treatment that kills 99 percent of bacteria, says the company, and high-grade microfibers that helps remove smudges and skin oil from your iPad's surfaces.
The SkechBook (iPad mini; $35) features a book-style design, with a screen that flips around and double as a viewing stand that can support multiple angles in landscape orientation.
Compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake feature, the SkechBook comes in black, pink, brown, blue, or white.
The Raindrop (iPad mini; $6) is made from ultrathin TPU material, with a semitransparent body and a unique design.
The case comes in black, red, blue, clear, purple, or pink.
The Nafrotiti (iPad 2, 3, and 4; €40) is scratch-resistant and repels dirt to offer a great combination of protection and style.
The case is available in black or white, and it features a design by London-based artist Vince Fraser, embellished with hand-set Swarovski elements throughout.