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This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes cases with bright colors for when you feel like trying out a different look—plus pouches, keyboards, and germ-repellent options to switch things up.
The BlackBelt 2nd Degree (iPad Air 2; $50) is a rugged case that surrounds your iPad with a thin layer of rubber that keeps it safe from drops and bumps.
The case features a raised bezel that prevents damage to your screen when placed face down, includes a hand strap for you to keep a tight grip, and turns into a convenient stand in landscape orientation with support for multiple angles.
The Durabook (iPad Air 2; $23) sports a versatile build that converts into a stand with three viewing angles to choose from either in landscape or portrait orientation.
This spill-proof case includes a snap-on plastic back frame that securely holds your iPad in place, features microfiber lining to help prevent scratches to your screen when closed, and comes in six appealing colors: black, white, blue, red, light pink, or gold.
The Trac Armor (iPad Air 2; $25) features dual-layer rugged protection that provides an easier grip and keeps your iPad scratch and smudge free.
The case includes a built-in kickstand for propping your iPad up in landscape orientation, provides easy access to the iPad’s ports, buttons, and camera opening, and comes in a variety of colors, including black, blue, green, orange, purple, red, white, and magenta.
The Ellie UltraSlim (iPad Air 2; $60) is a fashionable sleeve lined with a houndstooth-patterned microsuede that comfortably holds your iPad when you’re not using it. Its exterior is textured with black saffiano paneled leather, and it sports gold-finished hardware for an additional touch of style.
The Dux (iPad Air 2; $50 to $60) is a sturdy polycarbonate shell designed to prevent everyday accidents and keep your iPad safe at all times.
Tested to survive drops from up to six feet, the case features a water-resistant cover that is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, doubles as a stand in landscape orientation for both typing and viewing, and comes with a black, blue, or red border.
The Leather Keyboard Portfolio (iPad, iPad 2, third- and fourth-generation iPad, all iPad mini models, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2; $49) combines an elegant leatherette portfolio and a full size QWERTY keyboard into a great package.
The case itself sports all-around padding to help prevent damage from accidental drops or bumps, includes a front flap that keeps everything secure when not in use, and can easily prop your iPad up in landscape orientation for you to take advantage of the keyboard. As a plus, the wireless keyboard can be completely removed from the case and placed in a more comfortable spot for typing.
As its name suggests, the Rave (iPad Air 2; $50) sports a unique mesh pattern and vibrant colors, including orange, blue, or pink (plus a more traditional black).
The case is compatible with the iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature and turns into a stand in landscape orientation for all your chatting and viewing needs. For extra peace of mind, the Rave also features a special coating that prevents scuffs and stains from greasy spills.
The Evervu (iPad Air 2; $42) combines a thin, lightweight shell with a water-repellant coating for an effective protective solution that works in any weather condition.
Available in an elegant black finish, the case sports precise cutouts for all your ports and buttons, and turns into a stand in landscape orientation with multiple viewing angles to watch videos or chat on FaceTime.
The Antimicrobial Kraken AMS (iPad 2, third- and fourth-generation iPad, and iPad Air 2; $130) offers advanced protection from impact combined with an antimicrobial treatment that helps keep nasty bacteria away.
The case features dirt- and dust-proof plug covers for your Lightning port and headphone jack, and a germ-resistant screen protector that keeps your screen safe from cracks or smudges while killing up to 99.99 percent of bio-contaminants.