iPad Accessories Series: Case Roundup

Our iPad Accessories Series focuses on cases for the new slate from Apple. Case manufacturers are coming out of the woodwork almost hourly; we’ve gathered up all we could find at the time of publication. The cases run the gamut from simple cloth bags to expensive leather covers for your precious. If you can’t find a case you like out of these 20+ cases, then you’d be better off leaving your iPad naked.


Apple. The Apple case for the iPad is made of a rubbery material that adds little bulk or weight to the thin device. It has the ability to form a stand to prop the iPad up in either landscape or portrait orientation. $39.

Be.ez. Case maker be.ez has the LA Robe sleeve for the iPad. The Robe is fitted to the iPad specifically, and available in a number of colors/ patterns. $29.99.

Belkin. Belkin has an entire line of cases for the iPad, ranging from simple sleeves to leather folios. $39.99 – $59.99.

Booq. Booq has long been a favorite bag maker and now has a couple of sleeves for the iPad. The Boa Skin comes in several colors and is sized for the iPad. The Taipan Sneak is a zippered neoprene case. $24.95 – $29.95.

ColcaSac. ColcaSac products are hand-made out of environmentally friendly materials. The iPad Sleeve is available in a number of colors and patterns. $34.95.

Griffin. Griffin has a line of four cases for the iPad, including a couple of sleeves and a folio. $29.99 – $49.99.

Hard Candy. The Hard Candy line of iPad cases is designed to protect the device like few others. Some of the cases are hard shells while others are unique “bubble wrap” designs. $39.95 – $49.95.

Hip Handmaids iMaxi. You may have seen the iMaxi case for the iPad and did a quick double-take. It is the only iPad case that brings to mind the phrase “ultra-absorbent.” ‘Nuff said. $30.

i-Luv. The i-Luv line of cases for the iPad contains a unique assortment of cases. There are cases that are clear to show off the iPad, and others made of cloth, silicon or leather. $24.99 0 $39.99.

incase. Case maker incase has stepped up to the plate with a number of cases for the iPad. The company’s web site shows no fewer than 6 different cases, and Apple stores carry them too. $39.95 – $59.95.

Macally. When you think of accessories for Apple products, the name Macally is one of the first that comes to mind. They have a handful of cases for the iPad that includes an innovative snap-on cover to keep things nice and thin. $19.99 – $49.99.

ModulR. The ModulR case is part of a system of components that extends the utility of the case. The components available consist of a stand to prop up and the iPad while in the case, a shoulder strap and even a car mount. No price available.

Orbino. The Padova case from Orbino is one of the best cases we found. The rich leather case used in the Padova is gorgeous, and the case also works as a stand. That beauty isn’t cheap. $209.

Scosche. The Scosche is a case that almost made our stand roundup as the Kickback fills both roles. The iPad snaps into the Kickback and can be used while in the case. $44.99.

Skooba Design. Skooba was one of the first companies to make TSA-friendly laptop bags. The neoprene iPad sleeve has a zippered pocket on the outside for carrying little things along with the iPad. $19.95.

Tom Bihn. Tom Bihn bags are always first-rate, and the Cache sleeve for the iPad looks to be no exception. It is a padded sleeve for the iPad that is available in various colors. $30.

Vaja. Spanish leather case maker Vaja is the Cadillac of case makers, and the iPad line proves that once again. All of the Vaja cases are drop-dead gorgeous, but that beauty will cost you. $120 – $170.

Waterfield Designs. San Francisco-based SFbags produces the Waterfield Designs line of bags and sleeves custom-fitted for just about every laptop ever made. The new iPad line already consists of 4 cases, from simple sleeves to cases with flap covers. $19 – $59.

There are no doubt cases I missed and there will be others appearing every day. If you know of a good case for the iPad leave details in the comments.

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