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This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features a revamped version of Apple’s Smart Cover, a functional all-in-one bag from Waterfield Designs, and freshly-announced options from Speck, Case Logic, Zagg, and more—with plenty of options for Apple’s latest iPad models.
Apple just released a new Smart Cover (iPad mini 4; $39) that’s specifically for the iPad mini 4. (Since the iPad mini 4 is significantly thinner than older versions of the iPad mini, your existing Smart Cover may not work properly with Apple’s newest member of the family.)
Like its predecessor, the Smart Cover is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, doubles as a stand for viewing and typing in landscape orientation, and comes in white, charcoal gray, stone, blue, turquoise, midnight blue, lavender, pink, orange, or red.
The functional Twin Stripe Folio (all iPad mini models; $35) sports a two-striped motif on its front cover, available in two color schemes. The case also includes a fold-down flap for the iPad’s back-facing camera, an elastic strap to keep the cover in place, and turns into a stand for typing and viewing in landscape orientation.
The Huxton (all iPad models; price unavailable) is a versatile shoulder bag with dedicated compartments for your MacBook, iPad, and all of their accessories.
Made with polyester, the Huxton features a luggage strap, zippered pockets for cables, chargers, and notepads, and padded handles for comfortable carrying. The bag also includes a removable shoulder strap, and comes in midnight navy or black.
The just-announced Catalyst Case (iPad Pro; price unavailable) is specifically for the just-announced iPad Pro. This sturdy hard-shell case is designed to keep water and other contaminants away.
Catalyst is known for making cases that are completely waterproof, and its version for the iPad Pro is no exception. the case sports a clear back surrounded by a rubber bumper, includes a touchscreen film that, and features water-tight acoustic membranes designed to carry crystal-clear sound under any condition.
The Survivor Slim (iPad mini 4; $60) sports a polycarbonate shell and a silicone bumper designed to withstand drops from up to two meters.
The case includes a touch-through screen guard, a built-in kickstand that supports both typing and viewing in landscape orientation, and press-through button overlays to prevent water, dirt, and other contaminants from settling in.
The DuraFolio Luxury Edition (iPad mini 4; price unavailable) features military-grade protection thanks to a durable protective enclosure build from sturdy materials.
The folio case doubles as a stand in landscape orientation, and comes with a luxurious finish that helps your iPad mini 4 stand out.
The Versavu 360° Slim (iPad Air 2; $50) sports a streamlined lightweight frame, available in black or moonstruck.
The case includes a rotating stand that supports typing and viewing in portrait or landscape orientation, and comes with an elastic band to keep its cover firmly closed when you’re on the move.
The Travel Express sports additional padded pockets for your charging cables and other accessories, includes a rigid plastic insert to prevent damage to the iPad’s screen, and is made from waxed canvas. You could also order optional shoulder straps, if you’re so inclined.
The Slim Book (iPad mini 4; $119) combines the convenience of a Bluetooth keyboard with a detachable case for a versatile protective solution.
The case prevents scratches and cracks from accidental drops, and doubles as a stand in landscape orientation when used with its wireless Bluetooth keyboard. Speaking of which, the latter features backlit keys and comes with a lithium polymer battery that lasts up to two years between charges.