The Week in iPad Cases: CaseCrown's new iPad Pro sleeve provides a high-end look for modest budgets

This week's roundup of new iPad cases features a mix and match of case types, like sleek sleeves and tough shells. Read on for more!

00 intro, a case just for sketching with the Apple Pencil, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features a mix and match of case types, like sleek sleeves and tough shells. Read on for more!

apple smartcover ipad


If you prefer to stick to the basics, Apple’s classic Smart Cover (iPad Pro; $59) keeps your screen safe while adding minimal bulk—and it’s now available for the iPad Pro. 

The cover doubles as a stand in landscape orientation for viewing and typing, is compatible with the iPad Pro’s sleep/wake feature, and is available in charcoal gray or white.

ballistic toughjacket ipad


The Tough Jacket (iPad Pro; $80) features three separate snap-on layers with reinforced corners to ease your fear of an accidental drop.

The Tough Jacket comes with raised edges to keep your display elevated when placed face-down on a flat surface, and a retractable kickstand for hands-free viewing in landscape orientation.

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The ProStyle SlimPack (all iPad models, including the iPad Pro; $100) sports a slim design, with a dedicated compartment for larger items.

The water resistant SlimPack features a high-density foam filling for extra padding, stash pockets for your iPhone and accessories, and a zip-down panel where you can keep all your belongings neatly organized.

casecrown feltsleeve ipad


The Voguish Felt Sleeve (all iPad models, including the iPad Pro; $35) features a briefcase design with a folding flap secured by a dual magnetic closure.

Made with non-abrasive felt material, the sleeve includes a faux-leather handle and straps, a main compartment for your iPad Pro, and a front pocket for your smaller items.

joyfactory axtion ipad

The Joy Factory

The aXtion Bold (iPad Air 2; $60) was designed to help your iPad survive a drop from up to six feet high, while still keeping your iPad lightweight and slim.

The case includes an anti-scratch camera lens, molded port and button covers, and reinforced corners. The aXtion Bold comes with a built-in screen protector that doesn’t inhibit the iPad’s touchscreen, as well as an optional shoulder strap for convenience when you’re out and about.

kavaj london ipad


The London (iPad Pro; $70) sports an elegant cover that doubles as a stand in landscape orientation, with support for different viewing and typing angles.

This leather case feature a flannel interior for a snugly fit (and to keep it free from scratches), a pen holder for your Apple Pencil, and a tab closure for extra safety. Available in black or cognac, the London keeps all of the iPad’s ports and buttons easy accessible.

padandquill valetslim ipad

Pad & Quill

The Valet Slim (iPad Pro; $90) is a sleeve with a foldable flap that lets you safely take your iPad Pro with you anywhere you go.

Made with full-grain saddle leather, the Valet Slim comfortably fits your iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard, sports sturdy parachute-grade nylon stitching, and comes in Chocolate or Whiskey.

speck stylefolio ipad


Smooth and sophisticated, the StyleFolio (iPad Pro; $50) sports a vegan leather cover finished with a wide selection of vivid colors and high-res patterns to choose from.

The folio case features a hard shell that fully encloses your iPad Pro, supports multiple viewing angles in landscape orientation, and includes a closing clasp that secures its cover when you’re not using it. The StyleFolio comes in black/slate grey or fuchsia pink/nickel grey.

switcheasy coverbuddy ipad


Soon launching for the iPad Pro, the CoverBuddy (iPad Pro; $40) sports a convenient Apple Pencil holder that doubles as a stand, which can prop your iPad Pro up at a level that’s ergonomically optimal for sketching, according to SwitchEasy. 

The CoverBuddy includes exchangeable faceplates, has a textured finish that provides a better grip, is fully compatible with Apple’s Smart Cover and Smart Keyboard, and comes in white, silver, or black. The CoverBuddy will begin shipping on December 14, but is available now for pre-order.

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