Book-bound folio cases and Trapper Keeper-inspired storage
This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features cases with extra storage pockets for your other gear, book cases for book fans, and trendy patterns.
The Zipper Portfolio (iPad Air; $95) sports a zippered closure that keeps your your tablet safe and gives you storage for your everyday items.
Made of full-grain leather, the portfolio case includes a small pocket for your iPhone, two pen loops, and two business card or photo ID slots. It also features one big pocket for documents or a notepad.
The G.2 (iPad Air; $110 to $123) is a handsome book-style folio for the iPad Air and comes with many customizable features—the perfect holiday gift for book lovers.
Made of book linen, leather, and birch, the case includes storage compartments to keep things like your iPhone or your business cards safely tucked under your iPad. It is compatible with the iPad Air’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, and comes in a dozen or so different colors. As an option, the G.2 also doubles as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation and can be personalized with your name.
The Lid Folding Sleeve (iPad 2, third-and-fourth-generation iPads, and iPad Air; $25) sports a classroom-friendly design with a padded neoprene exterior and plush faux-fur lining combined with a glove compartment for one-handed holding.
The case features a mesh pocket to store an eraser or a pencil sharpener, a card holder for photo IDs, credit cards, or business cards, and a precise cutout to access your charging port. It doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation.
The Fre (iPad mini 3; $75) completely seals and protects your tablet from snow, dirt, and water.
The case features a built-in screen protector to prevent damage from scratches, provides full access to all your ports and buttons, and enhances the quality of your iPad's sound thanks to a built-in acoustical system that requires no additional power.
Pad & Quill
The Author (iPad mini 3; $70 to $75) turns your tablet into a stylish book whose looks are completely customizable from the inside out.
Made of hand-finished wood, the case features precise cutouts for your ports and buttons, includes a proprietary “bookmark” for easy removal, and is compatible with the iPad mini 3’s magnetic sleep/wake feature. As an option, a pocket can be added to store documents while you’re on the go.
The Wood (iPad Air 2; $27) is an adhesive skin that can be applied to both the front and back of your iPad to give it a wood-like look.
Made of commercial-grade vinyl material, it offers full access to all ports and buttons, sports precise cutouts for all of your iPad Air’s ports and buttons, and comes in ebony, maple, flake, mahogany, teak, or zebra.
The Carbon Fiber Smart Cover (iPad Air 2; $12) provides slim, lightweight protection for your tablet.
Available in a variety of colors, the case is compatible with the iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation, and sports precise cutouts for your headphones, charging cables, and speakers.
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The District Moquette (all iPad models; $93) features a colorful geometric pattern inspired by designs used in many London buses.
Crafted with moquette fabric and leather trim, the sleeve sports an interior cotton lining and a fold-up flap that keep your tablet safe when you’re not using it.
The Business Portfolio (iPad 2, third-and-fourth-generation iPads, and iPad Air; $49) offers up a comprehensive solution designed for professionals who want to keep their tablet safe in a business setting.
Made of high-grade leatherette and compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, the case includes an expandable file pocket for your documents, a divided pocket for your letter-size notepads, and an exterior expandable pouch pocket for your calculator or keys.