The Week in iPad Cases: Pushing buttons

This week's iPad-case roundup includes spiffy leather, accessories that put keys back where they belong, and something that will turn you into a mobile identity machine.

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Pushing buttons

This week's iPad-case roundup comes to you with leather that will make your tablet look spiffy every day of the year. We also have a couple accessories that put keys back where they belong, and one that will turn you into a mobile identity machine.

dandd varsity ipad


The Varsity (iPad Air; $50) is a ruggedized case designed to protect your tablet from everyday accidents.

Made from a thick silicone that absorbs shock, with a strong, hard-plastic interior frame, the Varsity comes in black and includes an integrated stand that folds open for viewing your tablet's screen, hands free, in landscape orientation.

kensigton keycoverplus ipad


The Keycover Plus (iPad Air; $100) incorporates a rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard in a cover that helps protect your tablet's screen from bumps and scratches.

The case features backlit keys in seven selectable colors, a rubberized seal that keeps it securely in place when not in use, and a magnetic groove that holds the iPad stable whenever you're typing.

mujjo envelope ipad


The Envelope (iPad mini; €38) is made from a unique combination of felt and vegetable-tanned leather, the latter treated with aniline oil for a unique look and feel.

Available in black, the sleeve features a strap closure and is designed to be roomy enough for an iPad in a protective case.

mycase universalereader ipad


The Universal Portfolio (all iPad models; $23) fits all iPad models and provides protection with a minimalist profile.

The case, which comes in a grey leatherette with an elastic strap, also doubles as a viewing or typing stand at multiple angles in landscape orientation.

naztech portfolio ipad


The Sleek Portfolio (iPad Air; $100) doubles as a stand in landscape orientation and incorporates a detachable, rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard capable of 120 hours of active use or 130 days of standby.

The case, available in black, features a retractable kickstand, along with a magnetic closure that's compatible with the iPad Air's automatic sleep/wake feature.

netaporter christian ipad


The Cris (iPad mini; £425) is crafted from four kinds of high-quality leather and features a convenient wrist strap and zippered closure.

The case includes a slit pocket with nine card slots, a document sleeve, and a fully-lined leather interior.

precisebiometrics tactivo ipad

Precise Biometrics

The Tactivo (all iPad models; price unavailable) adds some nifty features to your tablet, including the capability to read contactless smartcards and, on some models, even scan fingerprints.

The biometric functionality is enabled through a special software development kit, and an optional padded cover offers extra protection designed to meet military specifications.

skech porter ipad


The Porter (iPad 3, 4 and iPad Air; $50) sports a one-piece folio design that's capable of converting into a stand for viewing or typing at multiple angles in landscape orientation.

Compatible with the iPad's magnetic sleep/wake feature, the case also features a convenient hand strap and comes in black, red, grey, or brown.

stm folio ipad


The Folio (iPad Air; $120) is made from premium, soft-touch leather, with a zippered closure and a convertible design that turns the case into a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation.

Available in black or red, the case also includes a generous amount of pockets and compartments for everything from accessories to business card, as well as a pen/stylus holder.

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