10 great covers and cases to protect your new iPad
Whether you’re at the beach, in the boardroom, on a building site, riding the underground or just at home, your iPad is always prone to accidents. Make sure yours is suitably protected with one of these ten great covers and cases.
Features: Your iPad’s main feature may be it’s touchscreen usability, but if you’re regularly using your tablet to type lengthy emails or bodies of text an external keyboard is a must. Logitech’s keyboard cover is great for those looking for a Bluetooth wireless compact device capable of doubling up as a smart cover.
Features: The original, and many would suggest, the best. Covering your iPad both front and back, Apple’s slim-yet-sturdy Smart Cover folds easily into a stand for reading, typing and watching video. Able to automatically wake or put your tablet to sleep it’s made from polyurethane and available in six bright colours.
Features: Crafted from the finest leather, the Brunswick England iPad cover is the smartest means of showing your iPad off in the boardroom. A portfolio-style cover it not only stands your tablet upright, but also provides ample protection with a layer of luxurious padding. Available in three colours, it also comes with a cleaning cloth and instructions on how to look after your premium leather.
iLuv foam-padded neoprene sleeve cover
Features: If you want to protect your iPad cover, but don’t fancy spending too much cash then iLuv’s neoprene sleeves are just the ticket. Replete with a soft, thin, plush interior they’ll protect your tablet screen from scratches and are great if you’re carrying your iPad around in a cluttered handbag.
Belkin Snap shield for iPad3
Features: A hard plastic back cover that attaches to the edges of the iPad, the Belkin snap shield fits like a protective glove while still offering access to all the devices’ ports with adequate cut-outs. Thin, but hardy, it adds a little extra protection on the reverse of your tablet while also allowing users to add their Apple Smart Cover for fortification of the screen.
STM Skinny 3
Features: Combining a hard shell on the reverse and nylon cover for the front, the STM Skinny 3 is both a stylish and practical means of protecting your iPad. Micro-suede on the interior prevents scratches to the screen, rip-stop nylon ensures it’s protected from knocks and bumps, while the flip stand ensures a comfortable angle both for typing and watching a movie or displaying photographs.
Features: After the Jubilee celebrations comes the London 2012 Olympics; it’s fair to say there won’t be a better time to cloak your iPad in patriotic garb. This faux-leather sleeve is big enough to house your iPad with or without a cover is great value at less than £30.
Twelve South BookBook
Features: Fancy juxtaposing cutting-edge technology with a cover that harks back to the golden age of the printing press? Well the BookBook iPad cover is probably for you. Featuring hand-crafted distressed leather, nylon straps and hardy zipper, this cover disguises your tablet as a hardback book while also offering a stand suited to FaceTime and movie watching.
Features: If you’re going to be putting your iPad through extreme conditions then it’s going to need more than a little padding. The Gumdrop Drop Tech cover offers comprehensive protection, including screen and port covers, dual material construction for multiple layers of shock absorption and reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners.
Aquapac for iPad
Features: If you’re heading to the beach, you’re going to need adequate protection. The Aquapac for iPad offers exactly that. Essentially a glorified plastic bag, the case is a snug fit for your new iPad, which offers a waterproof solution while allowing for touch-screen functionality. Obviously the ports and jacks are off limits, but if you’re heading out to sea or don’t trust yourself by the pool, it’s a great tool.
Let us know in the comment section if you have any other iPad case/cover recommendations or if you've had any tech disasters which could have been prevented!
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