While we really like the slimness and functionality of Apple's iPad case, an accessory that exemplifies your personality and meets your needs can be hard to find. Below we highlight eight cases that stand out for their ingenuity both in design and style.
The nylon Quickie ($45) from Timbuk2 offers the most in utility. The bag easily fits the iPad and has two exterior pockets for business cards, cords, keys or essentials while on the go. The removable shoulder strap allows it to be carried messenger style or pull out the stow-away handles for a more formal approach.
Temple x Uncrate Leather Case
The black on black leather and canvas case by Temple for Uncrate ($160) goes from bag to stand, displaying the iPad both vertically and horizontally at a 45-degree angle. Meant for travel and adventure, the well-crafted resilient bag brings "art to life."
Kenton Sorenson x Context
A sophisticated leather portfolio, the forthcoming Kenton x Context case ($TBD) is handmade in Wisconsin using vegetable tanned leather that will age beautifully over time.
Acme Made Skinny Sleeve
Water and stain resistant, the neoprene Skinny Sleeve ($30) from Acme Made envelops the iPad resulting in minimal bulk and maximum protection. Available in black or white.
Comprised of durable felt and leather, The Traveler ($50) is an elegant folio-style case that features storage pockets for business cards or pens while securing the iPad with a magnetic flap.
Handmade from high-quality bamboo, the Moleskine-style Dodo case ($50) is a sturdy case and stand that props the iPad at a 60-degree angle for easy viewing and use. The Dodo weighs less than one pound, offers full access to all of the ports and headset jacks and keeps it secure with its fitted foam corners.
Fully enclosing the iPad, the charming Envelope ($50) from Belkin (above left) keeps it sure with a button and string closure and microfiber inner lining.
Paul Smith Wool Wrapper
A colorful sleeve, the Paul Smith cashmere pinstripe wrapper (£25) protects the iPad with foam padding and elastic corner ties, eliminating bulk and adding to the iPad's already-classy composition.