Top 5 protective iPad cases
Otterbox Defender iPad Case
If you want a tough case to protect your iPad in a serious environment this is the one to get. Otterbox used three layers of tough polycarbonate material to build the Defender series case. You know this case is tough by just looking at it. Functionality is very high, as the back of the case can be used also as a screen protector while you travel. The Otterbox Defender case can also be used as a desk stand in just a few seconds, helping a lot when you want to watch media or type while you’re not at your desk. All iPad functions remain accessible when in use, and ports are protected in tough environments by silicone plugs. A snap-off portion of the case ensures you can charge/sync your iPad while it sits inside the case.
ZaggMate iPad2 Case Keyboard Stand
If you’re looking for an iPad 2 case, might as well get one that has a keyboard nestled inside. This Logitech Zaggmate Keyboard Case for iPad 2 protects your iPad while offering you a stand and keyboard at the same time. The Zaggmate with Keyboard is essentially an aluminum hardshell case that fits onto the front of the iPad for travel, leaving the tablet’s back exposed. But inside the Zaggmate is a thin, Bluetooth keyboard and a single-position stand. When you’re ready to type, you remove your iPad from the Zaggmate, prop it up on the stand, and get to work. (Zagg also sells a non-keyboard version of the Zaggmate, which is essentially the aluminum shell with just the built-in stand for iPad viewing, for $70.) The inside edges of the Zaggmate are covered in a thin layer of foam that holds the iPad securely in place—it takes some effort to pry off the case.
Drawcase iPad Case
Apple is in love with single piece aluminum bodies, even going as far as purchasing an aluminum manufacturer to refine the process. It makes sense then to buy a case made out of the very same material. Drawcase is a small company located in the UK that produces great looking, albeit a bit heavy, aluminum cases machined from blocks of 6061 aluminum, commonly used for home-built aircraft, which are then anodized in 4 striking colors or kept naked. Finally, the Draw logo, or your own custom logo, is laser engraved onto the front cover. The whole ordeal is kept tightly closed with the power of magnets (how do they work?). Currently, they are only available for the original iPad, but Drawcase is working on an iPad 2 model.
Headcase Etch A Sketch Hard Case
Celebrate Etch A Sketch’s 50th anniversary with this fun iPad case—specially designed to protect your iPad. Made of impact resistant plastic, the Etch A Sketch iPad case is durable and strong and allows access to all buttons, ports and switches. Comes with the free iPad application with special features to download and enjoy.
Pad & Quill Octavo iPad 2 Case
Maybe this is my inner book worm speaking, and maybe my artistic tendencies are getting the better of me here, but I think I love the Octavo iPad 2 case by Pad and Quill so much that it hurts. Where do I start? How do I describe this case? It’s a symphony of features covered in a scintillating italian leather book binding and hand sculpted with a warmth and passion for detail. Hand made in the USA the Octavo is a true Artisan iPad 2 case.