Standalone keyboard and protective case? It can be done!
This week’s roundup of new iPad’s cases brings you products from Kensington and Vaja designed to play nice with Apple’s Smart Cover, keyboard alternatives from Logitech and Poetic, a catchy design from M-Edge… and much more.
If you want more protection but aren’t ready to give up your Apple Smart Cover, the CornerCase (iPad Air; $20) offers extensive corner and side padding for every need.
The case sports raised edges around the iPad’s bezel to protect your screen, features an improved grip, and comes in clear or smoke.
The Duo-To-Go (iPad Air 2; $120) is a full-body case with a wireless Bluetooth keyboard—perfect for productivity on the go.
Available in combinations of red, blue, grey, or black, the Duo-To-Go comes with a cover that is compatible with the iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, and doubles as stand in landscape orientation with support for multiple angles.
If you are on the lookout for a bright, eye-catching design, the Sneak (all iPad models; $50) features a colorful pattern on its cover and comes in different color combinations that include aqua/yellow, solid black, black/blue, black/lime, grey/orange, and grey/pink.
Slim and lightweight, the case doubles as a stand at multiple viewing angles in landscape orientation, and includes a magnetic closure to secure the front cover.
The S140 Sport Elite (all iPad models; $151) is a backpack with a number of compartments and a built-in rigid laptop case that doubles as storage for your iPad.
The Sport Elite comes with a number of pockets for your iPhone, pens and documents, a bigger storage section for your camera and accessories, and additional room for magazines, some spare clothes, or any other small item. The backpack features adjustable shoulder straps, as well as a chest clip with a removable hip belt; it comes in black, black/green, or black/gray/orange.
Speaking of working on the go, the Keybook (iPad Air; $35) comes with a convenient wireless Bluetooth keyboard that can be removed and used just about anywhere.
The case doubles as a stand in landscape orientation, sports a high grain leather-like material for a touch of fashion, and is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature. It also comes in several colors, including black, brown, white, purple, red, and navy blue.
The Gelledge (iPad Air 2; $50) offers all-around protection, thanks to its built-in screen protector for additional peace of mind.
Made of TPU and polycarbonate, the case sports a crystal clear back, a reinforced bumper (pick between silver, gold, or space gray) and press-through button overlays to keep out dirt.
The Flipper (iPad Air 2; $40) sports a slim and sleek design that keeps your iPad safe without adding too much bulk.
Available in red, pink, or black, the case’s cover triggers your iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature. It can be propped up as a stand in landscape orientation, and offers precise cutouts for your buttons, back-facing camera, and Lighting port.
Urban Armor Gear
No matter where you are going, the Navigator (all iPad mini models; $49) sports an armor shell with an impact-resistant core designed to keep your iPad mini safe at all times.
The case features an anti-glare camera opening, customizable vents to efficiently circulate air and keep your iPad mini cool, and oversized press-through button overlays. The Navigator comes in black or white and includes a crystal-clear screen protector.
The Smart Grip (iPad Air; $100) features a back cover that can be customized with your favorite color, both inside and outside.
Made with premium leather, the hardshell case sports cutouts for your camera opening and buttons, comes with a raised bezel to protect your screen, and is compatible with Apple’s Smart Cover.