The iPad may not have been the first tablet to hit the market, but it’s easily the most popular. Since it launched in 2010, the iPad has undergone numerous reinventions and upgrades, from the iPad Mini to the iPad Pro and the controversial iPen (yeah, we weren’t fans either). But while all these different models bring something new to the table, whether they were bigger designs, smaller models or new takes on old classics, they’re all, unfortunately, incredibly fragile.
That’s why it’s important to keep your iPad safe by investing in the right case. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up our eight favorite options. From the most sophisticated user to the traveler and everyone in between, these cases are sure to fit any occasion.
1. ESR Urban Premium Folio Case for iPad
Designed for the iPad 9.7-inch, this case includes a hollow pure polycarbonate backplate that not only provides added protection but is way more lightweight than traditional cases. The PU leather build features a stylish tree-style design with artificial stitching and comes in a variety of different color options. And as an added bonus, it comes with two anti-slip side gloves for easy browsing at any angle. A great choice at an even greater price.
2. YEKBEE iPad Keyboard Case for iPad
Way more than just a case, this YEKBEE case comes with its own detachable backlit keyboard and includes an impressive 360-degree tablet swivel. Giving you the ability to instantly transform your tablet into a laptop, this case also features a sleek and durable design that’s able to both keep your iPad safe without ever getting in the way. The keyboard itself is illuminated with 10 different colors, and it comes with an auto shut-off feature to help save battery when not in use.
3. ZUGU 9.7-inch iPad CASE
A sleek and sturdy option that’s built for everyday use, the ZUGU tablet comes with a built-in adjustable stand with seven magnetic angles and a handy anti-slide cover to help keep it extra sturdy. It also comes with an elastic Apple pencil holder and can actually be mounted to your fridge or any secure metal area. It’s also built to withstand shocks and drops. In fact, it’s been tested to keep your iPad safe from drops concrete drops at roughly five feet.
4. SUPCASE iPad 9.7 Case
BEST TRAVEL OPTION
Not only does the Supcase provide total iPad protection, it also comes with its own built-in screen protector so you don’t have to worry about smudges and scuffs. The robust design includes slightly raised edges to help keep your iPad safe, and the dual-layer TPU design encases your tablet and keeps it entirely enclosed. The convenient back kickstand is a nice bonus, and it comes in five different color schemes.
5. Vimorco iPad 9.7 Case
And for when you’re looking for a case with a little more originality, the Vimorco comes in a range of different bright and vibrant styles (38 to be exact). While every option is a winner, we’re partial to the Marble Hill design, as it looks like it was carved out of a single sheet of beautiful marble. The hardshell case helps protect your iPad safe while the soft microfiber lining helps keep it nice and snug.
6. JETech Case for iPad
Looking for a case that help keep your iPad secure without adding all that extra bulk? The JETech is a pencil-thin case that’s made from a mix of PC and PU and is designed to perfectly fit over your iPad. Unlike other models, this one takes up virtually no space, and it’s designed to be so lightweight that you’ll barely notice it’s there. Note that this case is only compatible with the 9.7-inch 2017 and 2018 iPad models.
7. Ztotop New IPad 9.7 Inch Case
Made from premium-grade PU leather, this stylish iPad case comes with a built-in leather hand strap, organizer pocket and a pencil holder for your Apple pencil (actually pencils work too). The magnetic smart cover helps support the auto sleep and wake function, while the multiple built-in slots help support any viewing angle. If that wasn’t enough, it also comes in more than 12 cool color options.
8. Fintie iPad 9.7
BEST WORK OPTION
Not only does this iPad case come with all the bells and whistles you’d expect (built-in magnetic strips, precise cutouts for easy charging, etc.), this model also a handy document card pocket so you can store your business cards, notes and more. Made from a durable PU leather design, the inner microfiber texture helps keep your iPad nice and snug, while the three anti-slide stripes help keep your iPad from moving while you place it in hands-free mode. This case also comes in more than 30 different color designs.