Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and Portenzo
This week’s roundup of new iPad’s cases includes colorful themes from Portenzo, a reliable standby from Body Glove, and a convenient keyboard option from Kensington.
If protection against extreme conditions is your primary concern, the Toughsuit (iPad Air; $60) packs military-grade rubber construction that absorbs and dissipates impact from drops and shocks.
The case, which comes in black or white, includes a built-in screen protector to help keep your display damage- and scratch-free, and has a ruggedized exterior to lessen the chances of accidentally dropping your iPad.
The TurnFolio (iPad Air 2; $50) has a detachable frame for quick use, and sports a handy cover that lets you prop your iPad up whenever you need to.
Designed to withstand drops from up to six feet high, the case turns into a stand in landscape and portrait orientation with support for four angles, and comes in black or nickel—two great colors that easily match any accessory.
If you like to ditch your MacBook when you travel and just bring along your iPad, the KeyFolio Thin X2 Plus (iPad Air; $100) makes a useful companion—it includes an integrated Bluetooth keyboard with backlit keys.
Available in black or white, the case doubles as stand in landscape orientation, powers off the keyboard automatically whenever disengaged from the magnetic stand, and is compatible with the iPad Air’s magnetic sleep/wake feature.
The Knomad Air (all iPad models; $70) is a portable organizer with plenty of room for your iPad, iPhone, and all of their accessories.
The organizer features elastic straps that hold your charger and cables in place, dedicated pockets for documents and devices, and a stylus holder. The Knomad Air comes in black, blue, or brown, and includes a unique ID tag that, if registered, helps to retrieve your device if it gets lost or stolen.
The Versacover (all iPad minis, third- and fourth-generation iPad, iPad Air and Air 2; $60) sports a functional cover that protects your display and folds into a useful origami-style stand.
The case is compatible with the iPad's magnetic sleep/wake feature, supports viewing and typing with three stand angles, and comes with a transparent hard shell case to help prevent damage to the back of your iPad. It’s available in tan, black, blue, or pink.
Pad & Quill
The Luxury Oxford (iPad Air 2; $100) offers all-around elegant protection, thanks to a stylish build cut from a single piece of full-grain leather.
Available in dark chocolate or galloper black, the case, which is compatible with the iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, sports a microsuede liner to help prevent scratches and smudges, and doubles as a stand in landscape orientation so you can comfortably watch movies or chat on FaceTime with your friends.
The Rex Ray (iPad 2, third- and fourth-generation iPad, iPad Air and Air 2; $85) features artistic and colorful themes designed by renowned textile artist Rex Ray and printed in glorious, high-quality color.
The case sports a hand-sanded birch frame that cradles your iPad in style, an elastic strap for a safe closure, and support for the iPad’s sleep/wake function for extra security and convenience. A stylus compartment, magnetic closure, and multiple-angle viewing stand are also available as add-on features.
The Tough Armor S (all iPad mini models; price unavailable) provides protection from the harshest conditions while preserving your iPad’s slim profile.
The case sports precise cutouts for your Lightning port and camera opening, press-through button overlays to help prevent dust from getting where it’s not supposed to go, and a cutout in the back that lets the Apple logo shine through. The Tough Armor S also turns into a convenient stand in landscape orientation for all your viewing needs.
The CitySlicker (iPad mini 3, iPad Air and Air 2; $94) is the perfect companion for busy iPad users on the go, with plenty of room for your iPad, stylus, Lightning cable, and headphones.
Designed with a front flap that keeps the bag securely closed when not in use, the CitySlicker sports a three-layer padded compartment that snugly holds your iPad, three pockets for your accessories, and an exterior zippered pocket for any other items that you may need. The case comes in five different colors, with three strap styles to choose from.