Removable keyboards, elegant leather folios, and more
This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings you animal-inspired cartoonish designs, a selection of keyboards, and sturdy all-around protective cases perfect for everyday use.
The Survivor All-Terrain (iPad Air 2; $80) wraps your iPad in an outer silicone jacket with an inner foam layer designed to be “crashproof.”
Tested to meet military drop-test standards up to six feet high, the case doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation, includes an anti-scratch screen protector, and sports hinged covers for your iPad’s headphone jack and Lightning port to keep them safe when not in use.
The Octane Folio (iPad Air 2; $40) is a polycarbonate hard-shell case that features an impact-resistant textured bumper for even more protection.
The case includes a vegan leather front cover to protect your screen, doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation, and comes in black, blue, pink, yellow, or grey.
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The Walden (iPad Air 2; $50) is a simple—yet elegant—leather folio for your iPad Air. The case has precise cutouts for your back camera and Lightning port, is compatible with the iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, and comes in onyx black or whiskey.
The Black Cinema (iPad Air 2; $149) features a clean design that’s all about protection.
Made from full-grain leather and other biodegradable products, the case is compatible with the iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation, and comes in a variety of animal-inspired patterns available in different colors.
The SmartShell (iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3; $35) covers the back of your iPad with a form-fitting hard plastic shell.
Compatible with Apple’s Smart Cover, the transparent case features an embedded magnet that secures your Smart Cover when opened, and comes in green, red, blue, or clear.
The Studio (iPad Air 2; $35) combines bright colors and all-around protection to make a great no-frills case.
Available in orange, black, or purple, the case is compatible with the iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, doubles as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation, and includes a frame that securely holds your iPad in place.
The Universal Tablet Sleeve (all iPad models; $28) is an iPad sleeve with a soft inner lining that helps prevent scratches.
The case features a zippered closure to hold your iPad in place when you are carrying it around, and doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation thanks to its prominent “teeth.” Oh, and did we mention that it is shaped like a panda?
The Leather Keyboard Portfolio (all iPad models; $49) features a magnetic full-sized keyboard that can be removed—perfect for switching between extenstive typing and casual browsing.
Made of a high-grade textured faux leather, this case sports all-around padding for extra protection, and doubles as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation.
The Slim Book (all iPad mini and Air models; $120 to $130) features a removable keyboard with backlit keys for easier typing.
The case doubles as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation, and its keyboard includes a lithium battery that, according to Zagg, lasts up to two years between charges.