Is your iPad going to be traveling with you a lot, or perhaps out with the family? Or will you be using it to watch videos, write your morning mail, or whatever it is that you’re all about to be doing?
Whichever way, you should be aware that it’s important to have the right case for your best Apple iPad, as it doesn’t have much protection against damage.
When you have a case on your iPad, not only is it good for keeping your expensive device safe and in good condition, but it also keeps it steady on surfaces, and keeps dirt, dust, and scratches out.
What type of case should you get for your iPad?
First of all, you need to decide whether you want a slim, leather, or non-leather case. A case is a case, so while leather or PU leather case might feel nicer to hold, it won’t protect against drops, bumps, shocks, or scratches. It does, however, have a different look from your iPad, and it’s nice to have something different from your other gadgets.
Slim, rubber, or clear cases are made from a textured material so that they can provide some grip and prevent it from sliding around on flat surfaces. They might be an improvement over a case of any other sort, but they are more susceptible to scratches and fingermarks. They’re also easy to lose on flat surfaces.
The other consideration you need to make is screen protection. Some cases have protective covers that completely cover the display, with only the Apple logo showing.
Others leave a gap that allows you to see the screen while still protecting it from damage. Apple’s own Smart Cover will do the former, and to complete your top case range you can get covers that are made of fabric or silicone, or even cloth.
Bear in mind that some cases will also cover the Touch ID button, though there are those that prevent that as well.
We’ve seen some great cases for Apple’s iPad range in the past, and we’ve got plenty more to come, so keep your eyes peeled for that. For now, here are some of the best cases for Apple’s iPad that you can buy right now.
- You can never have too many covers
- Apple Smart Cover
- An affordable way to keep your iPad protected
- Easy to install
- Hidden keyboard
The biggest mistake you can make is to go for a cheap cover and then find it isn’t quite tough enough to withstand knocks and drops.
The Apple Smart Cover might not be the cheapest option, but it’s a great way to protect your iPad from the shock of getting it out of the box and onto a table or an outdoor bench. It covers the back of your iPad when you’re not using it, too, and there are also sleeves for the front, so you don’t risk scratching your screen.
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Compatible with the iPad Air and iPad mini 2
It’s compatible with the iPad Air and iPad mini 2, so you’ve plenty of choices here.
- The lack of Touch ID
- A genuine luxury
- Screen protector
The Apple Smart Keyboard is pretty similar to the cover that comes with the iPad Air. There’s a key pattern and it keeps the Touch ID button, too, so you can still unlock your iPad without having to do the usual fumble around with a password or PIN.
It’s available in grey, blue or red. In all cases, it connects magnetically to the side of your iPad, where it’s also held in place via two small magnets.
If you have the iPad Air, the Smart Keyboard will also protect the Touch ID sensor.
- It’s far better than a fake
- Cheap and nasty
- Limited protection
Yves Béhar Xtremeshell
The Yves Béhar Xtremeshell Case is one of the very few covers that you might actually want to show off, and the combination of colors, textures, and all-metal build makes it worthy of such a thing.
It’s made of black, white, and orange metal, and it sports a large kickstand on the back, so you can watch the video, or you can prop up your iPad and watch movies, and even watch something on a Kindle Fire.
It’s also IPX7-rated so that you can drop it from up to six feet without fearing the worst, and it’s also shockproof. The biggest downside is that it’s not a good-looking case, and that means it won’t sit next to your iPad elegantly on a desk or in your bag.
The corners are very sharp, though, so you might want to keep your iPad in a case in those areas if you’re looking for something that looks and feels more expensive than it is.
- A good first case
- Sturdy and compact
- Very reasonably priced
- Lacks grip
If you’ve had your eye on the Surgical Style Case from i-Blason for a while, then now is the time to make the move. It’s well-made, robust, and will keep your iPad safe from knocks and drops.
The dual-layer design means that there’s plenty of protection on the top and the back, while the edges have gentle curves, making it easy to grip, even when holding your iPad with one hand.
It’s available in black or blue, but we’d recommend the blue version, as it looks much better.
- The screen protector
- Made of MIL-STD-810G quality material
- The screen can be damaged with drop
The SlimCase is another all-metal, all-around rugged case that’s available in more than one color, which means you won’t need to worry about losing it. It’s very well made, and it sports a drop-resistant screen protector, too.
The case itself is designed to be lightweight and slim, and it’s also pocket-sized, so it’ll fit in your pocket or your handbag easily. It’s compatible with the iPad Air and iPad mini 2, too.