iPad Pro cases: What you can buy now for the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPads

Protect your iPad Pro and look even more professional.

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Apple’s new ultra-powerful iPad Pros are now available starting at $799 for the 11-inch and $999 for the 12.9-inch. They boast a redesign, USB-C, and the full power of a laptop computer thanks to the A12X chip. The new designs also mean you’ll need a new case.

Macworld picked out some of the most intriguing cases available today. Watch this space as we will be updating it as more great iPad Pro cases come out.

Logitech Slim Folio Pro for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Generation)

Logitech Slim Folio PRO for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Generation)

Price: $129.99

Sizes: 11-inch, 12.9-inch

Colors: Gray

If you're determined to use the 11- or 12-inch iPad Pro like a MacBook, Logitech's Slim Folio Pro is the best keyboard case for you. The backlit keyboard types like a dream, and the magnetic clasp neatly holds the second-generation Apple Pencil in place. (There's even a slot in the clasp for the Logitech Pencil.) It's super bulky, though, and that bulk makes handling the iPad in portrait orientation super awkward. For more information, check our our full review. 

Olixar ArmourDillo 12.9-inch Protective Case

olixar armourdillo 12.9 inch ipad pro protective case

Price: $14.49

Sizes: 12.9-inch

Colors: Black, blue, red

Highlights: Olixar is a reasonably priced maker of rugged cases for smartphones and tablets. The ArmourDillo is no exception, sporting two layers that mesh together to protect your new iPad from drops. A kickstand also opens off the back to prop up the iPad. Unfortunately, Olixar is currently only offering the ArmourDillo for the 12.9-inch iPad and not the 11-inch version.

You can buy the Olixar ArmourDillo for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from MobileFun for $14.49 plus $2.99 for economy shipping.

Case-Mate Venture Folio

case mate venture folio ipad pro

Price: $45

Sizes: 11-inch, 12.9-inch

Colors: Black, rose gold

Highlights: While more of a sleeve than a case, the Venture Folio from Case-Mate is still a great way to carry around your iPad Pro. Its shiny, rippled faux leather exterior just screams business. And inside, you’ll find a microfiber lining and a pocket for holding papers or other thin belongings. While an interior protective shell lets you snap in your iPad Pro for peace of mind. Interestingly, it has a cut out in the back for the iPad’s camera and speaker.

The Venture Folio comes in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions. It’s available from Case-Mate and includes shipping and a 1-year warranty.

Pipetto Origami

pipetto origami

Price: $44.95 - $49.95

Sizes: 11-inch, 12.9-inch

Colors: Pink, champagne, red, green, blue, clear, black

Highlights: The Pipetto Origami is one of the most interesting iPad Pro cases we’ve come across. The cover folds to create a kickstand in the back, hence the “origami” name. Its design offers a total of five different folding styles: Two for typing, two ultra-stable positions for tray tables and soft surfaces, and one portrait mode for video chatting. It’s certainly a unique idea that’s bound to draw attention.

Pipetto includes a lifetime warranty and, if you spend above $50, 7 to 10 day priority mail shipping to the United States. The company is based in London.

Speck Presidio Pro Folio

speck presidio pro folio ipad pro

Price: $59.95 - $89.95

Sizes: 11-inch, 12.9-inch 

Colors: Grey, black, red

Highlights: Speck’s Presidio Pro line is already available for both of the new iPads. These cases promise up to 6 feet of drop protection and safeguard the iPad Pro from all angles. Speck’s Presidio Pro cases have a smooth look and feel, and even a cradle to hold an Apple Pencil. Its cover opens and closes via a clasp and also doubles as a kickstand.

The Presidio Pro is available from Speck’s website at $59.95 for the 11-inch iPad and $89.95 for the 12.9-inch, including free shipping and returns in the United States.

Pad & Quill Oxford Leather Case

pad quill oxford leather ipad pro case

Price: $119 - $129.95 

Sizes: 11-inch, 12.9-inch

Colors: Chestnut, whiskey, black

Highlights: For nearly a decade, Pad & Quill has been making excellent leather goods for electronics. The company refitted its Oxford Leather Case for the new iPad Pros, with all the same durability and class as the old versions. Made from a single piece of leather, the Oxford sports an interior pocket for documents, a self-propping stand, and fits the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard Folio. It’s perfect if you’re a business person or professional student.

Pad & Quill provides an impressive 25-year warranty and includes shipping and returns in the United States.

Tomtoc Shoulder Bag Sleeve

tomtoc shoulder bag sleeve ipad pro
MSRP $40.99
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Price: $21.99 (reg $40.99)

Sizes: 10.5 inch, 11-inch

Colors: Black, grey

Highlights: This sleeve case from Tomtoc is perfect for an iPad Pro owner on the go. And at under $50, it doesn’t look or feel cheap at all. The Shoulder Bag Sleeve has a wide range of perks, including an Apple pencil holder, an outside pocket for stuffing accessories and cords, and enough room for an iPad Pro equipped with the Smart Folio Keyboard. But its best feature is how it can be carried. Not only does the case have a shoulder strap, but it also has a stretchy, reinforced handle on its side. Unfortunately, the case is only good for holding the 10.5-inch and 11-inch iPad models.

Tomtoc’s Shoulder Bag Sleeve is available from Amazon for $21.99 instead of the regular retail price of $40.99.

Bellroy Work Folio A4

bellroy work folio a4

Price: $299

Sizes: 13 x 9.4 inches

Colors: Black, caramel, navy

Highlights: Bellroy’s sleek work folio isn’t specially designed for the new iPad Pros, but it can still carry the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models with ease. If you’re looking for something to hold your iPad Pro, documents, notepad, cords, and other small electronics, the Work Folio A4 is an appealing option. To give you an idea of the folio’s size, Bellroy says it can “tightly fit” a 13-inch MacBook Pro or 12.9-inch iPad Pro along with other essentials. Although it’s not cheap at $300, Bellroy makes exceptional modern leather products crafted from sustainable materials and “gold-rated” environmental protocols.

The Work Folio A4 is backed by Bellroy’s 3-year warranty and the company includes shipping to the United States.

OtterBox Defender for iPad Pro

otterbox defender

Price: $89.95

Sizes: 11-inch, 12.9-inch

Colors: Black

Highlights: OtterBox is probably the most famous name in the case making biz. There’s a good reason: Its cases are incredibly durable. So durable that OtterBox even has a drop-protection guarantee. And as OtterBox’s cases go, the Defender series is the sturdiest among its offerings. This well-reviewed case is now available to order for the new iPad Pros from OtterBox’s website, including shipping in the US. If you want to make sure your new iPad Pro can survive some of the worst falls, this case for you.

Apple Smart Folio

apple smart folio ipad pro

Price: $79
Sizes: 11-inch, 12.9-inch
Colors: Charcoal, pink, white
Highlights: If you want to stay close to home so to speak, Apple sells its own line of protective gear. Apple’s Smart Folio folding cover has been a constant companion of the iPads since they launched back in 2010. While the cover can really only protect the screen at best, it’s remarkably light and intuitively designed. Notably, the cover folds into a triangle at the back of the iPad to double as a kickstand.

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