The Week in iPad Cases: Incase's new padded sleeve for the iPad Pro

This week's roundup of new iPad cases includes Incase's latest sleeve for the iPad Pro, which has a built-in holder for the Apple Pencil.

  • SureFit 2.0 Folio for 10-inch Tablets

    Learn more
    on Case Logic
  • Incase Slim Sleeve for iPad Pro 12.9" - Heather Khaki -...

    on Amazon
  • Premium Leather iPad Pro Sleeve

    $74.95 MSRP $74.95
    on MacCase
  • iPad Pro Case, New Trent Gladius Pro iPad Case for iPad Pro...

    on Amazon
  • Cinema for 9.7-inch iPad Pro

    $152.00 MSRP $152.00
    on Piel Frama
  • Solo Link Universal Tablet Case, Fits tablets 8.5" up to...

    $24.99 MSRP $36.99
    on Amazon
  • Drifter Energy Backpack

    $239.95 MSRP $239.95
    on STM
  • Waterwear for iPad

    $9.99 MSRP $33.99
    on USBfever
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New iPad cases of the week

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes Incase’s latest sleeve for the iPad Pro, which has a built-in holder for the Apple Pencil. Plus, simple sleeves, power-packed backpacks, waterproof pouches for your days at the beach, messenger bags, and more. Read on!

caselogic surefitfolio ipad

Case Logic

The SureFit 2.0 (all iPad models except 12.9-inch iPad Pro; price unavailable) is book-style folio secured by an elastic closure.

The case includes rubber-coated grips that keep your iPad firmly in place, and supports a number of viewing and typing angles when used as a stand. It comes in black, morel, or phlox.

incase slimsleeve ipad


The Slim Sleeve with Pencil Slot (9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro; $39.95 to $49.95 MSRP, $46.95 on Amazon) features faux-fur lining for extra cushioning. The sleeve includes a matching zipper and an embedded Apple Pencil slot, and was built to withstand daily wear and tear—and to make sure your iPad survives the occasional drop.

maccase premiumsleeve ipad


The Premium Sleeve (9.7-inch iPad Pro; $74.95 MSRP) sports a finely-crafted top-grain leather exterior, finished with contrasting white stitches. The case features a magnetic closure, all-around reinforced padding, and perimeter bumpers for additional protection. The Premium Sleeve also comes with an optional matching accessory pouch for all your cables and chargers.

newtrent gladius ipad

New Trent

The Gladius Pro (9.7-inch iPad Pro; $99.95 MSRP, $39.93 on Amazon) combines rugged protection with a rotating leather handle for comfortable single-handed use.

The case features an interior clamshell enclosure for the iPad, a rubber exterior for impact protection, and a retractable metal stand for hands-free use in landscape or portrait orientation. The Gladius Pro also comes with a built-in screen protector for additional safekeeping.

pielframa cineman ipad

Piel Frama

Handcrafted from real leather, the Cinema (9.7-inch iPad Pro; €135 to €155 MSRP or roughly $150 to $175) keeps your iPad fashionably protectedm, with a variety of materials and patterns to choose from.

The folio case is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic/sleep wake function, doubles as a stand in landscape orientation, and includes a soft leather lining for a smudge-free screen. The Cinema offers full access to the iPad’s ports and buttons, and sports a magnetic closure that keeps its cover in place.

solo link ipad


The Link Universal Tablet Case (all iPad models except 12.9-inch iPad Pro; $40 MSRP, $18.88 on Amazon) is a functional, sturdy folio. It sports a magnetic clasp, and includes a swivel mount that can prop your iPad up in either landscape or portrait orientation.

stm drifter ipad


The Drifter (all iPad models; $239.95 MSRP) keeps your gear fully protected and powered through a long workday, thanks to its built-in rapid-charge battery pack.

The backpack features a sizeable main compartment for your iPad, laptop, and books or other accessories, a see-through interior pocket for your iPhone, and a rain cover that can be stored away when you don’t need it. The Drifter also comes with a reflective light loop for visibility at night, and is available in camo, graphite, or navy.

tucano tubi ipad


The Tubi Utility (all iPad models except 12.9-inch iPad Pro; $80 MSRP) is a sleek bag designed to safely transport your iPad while you’re biking around.

The bag includes a large compartment secured by a zippered closure and rain cover, a front pocket for your iPhone, and an ergonomic layout for cozy over-the-shoulder carrying. The Tubi Utility comes with an optional shoulder strap, a loop for your bike helmet, and a set of Velcro bands for quick installation. It’s available in black or blue.

usbfever waterwear ipad


The Waterwear (all iPad models except 12.9-inch iPad Pro; $34 MSRP, on sale for $10) is a waterproof transparent pouch that gives you full access to your iPad’s screen while keeping it safe from the elements.

The pouch includes a special insert to stabilize your iPad, a locking mechanism to keep out water, dirt, and other contaminants, and a removable shoulder strap for convenience.