The Week in iPad Cases: Twelve South's classic BookBook gets an update

This week's roundup of new iPad cases brings you a mix of fancy backpacks, padded sleeves, folios, and transparent shells.

00 intro, a cool new carry-all from Waterfield Designs, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings you a mix of fancy backpacks, padded sleeves, folios, and transparent shells. Read on!

caselogic evolution ipad

Case Logic

The Evolution Backpack (all iPad models and iPad Pro; $43) is roomy and designed to keep all of your gear safe. It comes with a dedicated sleeve for your iPad, a front pocket panel for smaller items, and top and bottom grab handles for extra convenience. You can even keep a water bottle within reach, thanks to its mesh pockets on the sides.

griffin survivor ipad


To make your commute easier, the Survivor Briefcase (all iPad models and iPad Pro; $190) gives you plenty of padded room for your iPad, MacBook, and iPhone.

This weatherproof briefcase has been tested to withstand drops from up to six feet, sports a sealed zipper to keep out excess moisture, and comes with a number of compartments to neatly organize all your belongings. The Survivor also features a removable shoulder strap and a handle, and its velcro back pad slips let you easily attach the bag to a luggage handle.

hex calibre ipad


The Calibre Black Sneaker Duffel (all iPad models and iPad Pro; $159.95) is a duffel bag tailor-made for all your high-tech equipment.

Finished with a water-resistant coating, the bag includes a faux-fur lined main compartment for your iPad, two side pockets for your sneakers, and a detachable shoulder strap for hands-free carrying.

incase slimsleeve ipad


The Slim Sleeve (iPad Pro; $49.95) features a soft lining that helps protect against scratches and prevent damage from bumps and drops. It comes with a zippered closure to keep your iPad in place, and is available in a heather pattern in black or khaki.

justmobile tenc ipad

Just Mobile

The barely-there TENC (iPad Pro; $49.95) is a self-healing back shell that keeps your iPad in pristine condition without adding unnecessary bulk.

Compatible with the Smart Cover and the Smart Keyboard, this transparent case features cutouts for the iPad’s ports, buttons, and camera. 

spigen klasden ipad


The Klasden 3 (all iPad models and iPad Pro; $100) is a modern-looking backpack that doesn’t skimp on functionality.

Available in gray or black, the Klasden 3 features a synthetic fur-lined sleeve for your iPad, several zippered and open pockets for your accessories, and padded shoulder straps for a confortable fit.

targus safefit ipad


The Safe Fit (iPad Air 2; $30) features a folio layout with shock-absorbing corners for extra protection against everyday accidents.

Tested to withstand drops from up to four feet high, the case doubles as a stand with support for multiple angles in landscape or portrait orientation, and is compatible with the iPad Air 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature.

twelvesouth bookbook ipad

Twelve South

The newly upgraded BookBook (iPad, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, and iPad mini 4; $80) sports two hardback covers, reinforced corners, and a handmade spine designed to disguise your iPad as a gorgeous vintage book.

The leather case doubles as a stand in landscape orientation for typing and viewing, features a dual zipper with leather pulls for safety, and comes in brown, black, or red.

waterfield zipbrief ipad

Waterfield Designs

The Zip Brief (iPad Pro; $189) is a carry-all with a dedicated enclosure for your iPad Pro and two plush pockets for your accessories. It features handles and a shoulder strap, and sports an additional front pocket for your iPhone. It comes in Black Leather/Black Ballistic, Chocolate Leather/Black Ballistic, Grizzly Leather/Black Ballistic, Black Leather/Waxed Canvas, Chocolate Leather/Waxed Canvas, or Grizzly Leather/Waxed Canvas.

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