Even if you have your iPad mounted or elevated up off the counter, there are still a host of nasty things that could wind up on it, thanks to errant splashes or messy fingertips. A number of companies offer plastic sleeves that ensure your iPad is protected from an accidental grease bath, a freak splash of water, or grimy touches. The disposable Chef Sleeve (left; $20 for 25 sleeves), designed specifically for kitchen use, doesn’t provide a watertight seal, but it’s the thinnest and least expensive we’ve seen and works well for just keeping kitchen messes away from your tablet. The CleverWraps (right; $15 for three sleeves) are a bit thicker and use a Ziploc-style closure for a watertight seal. For the best protection, Loksak’s aLoksak IT (bottom; $9 for three sleeves), a thicker sleeve that features a hermetic seal and is certified waterproof to depths of up to 200 feet.
All of these sleeves are resealable, though the Chef Sleeve isn’t meant to be used over and over.