50 best iPad case covers in 2014
If you’re looking for something more out-of-the-box than Apple’s Smart Cover, here is an overview of the best iPad case covers available currently on the web.
Out of several tablets on the market it is the iPad that comes with the largest variety of covers of all possible kinds. There are plenty of them, so much that it’s sometimes hard to make a decision.
If not in Apple’s iTunes Store then where?
You can find a lot of good stuff on Amazon, but it’s good to know the origins, and visit the website of the producer – not only to double-check the quality of a cover (sometimes items are displayed on Amazon in a way that simply discourages to buy), but also to find out that you can buy this cover at a bargain price.
Besides Apple’s own store, top destinations for best iPad case covers are Proporta (they cooperate with Ted Baker and Barbour), LightWedge, or Tuff-Luv. If price is not your biggest concern, you should check out exclusive covers from Hard Graft. There is also a quite large selection of designer iPad cases on Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s or 6PM.
For an outstanding variety of trendy graphic designs, visit Caseable, where you can also put your own design on a cover. Sites where designers share their artwork, and you can buy it as iPad cases are Society6 and Redbubble.
If you really want something handmade to your order, meet Etsy. The site has a plenty of gorgeous covers for the iPad. In most cases they are sleeves made from natural materials. Almost all cases are made to order, so make sure to give a shop owner the name of your device, preferably with exact dimensions.
iPad dimensions ( height / width / depth )
|iPad Mini||7.87 / 5.30 / 0.28||200 / 134.7 / 7.2|
|iPad Mini Retina||7.87 / 5.30 / 0.29||200 / 134.7 / 7.5|
|iPad Air||9.4 / 6.6 / 0.29||240 / 169.5 / 7.5|
|iPad 4, 3, 2||9.5 / 7.31 / 0.37||241.2 / 185.7 / 9.4|
Note that iPad Mini and iPad Mini Retina differ in depth by 0.3mm. While it doesn’t make a difference when it comes to cases with corner straps, the new iPad Mini Retina may behave strangely inside hard shells made to hold tight the older model.
Also, please have in mind that iPad Mini Retina has a second microphone on the back, so it will be covered by older cases.
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50 best iPad case covers of 2014
iPad Mini case roundup
KAVAJ “Berlin” iPad Mini Retina Case in Cognac. This is a sleek, modern and luxurious case cover that fits your iPad tightly and securely. The magnet technology supports the sleep/wake feature. The case positions the device at two angles: standing for viewing videos, and propped up for typing and interaction.
Available in two colors: Cognac Brown, and Black. ⇢ Amazon – $44.90.
Pad & Quill Graduate Artist Series for iPad Mini and iPad Mini Retina. With a gorgeous bindery cloth background and French roast spine wrap, this cover is perfect for getting cozy by the fire for a good read or watching a great movie. Magnetic on/off feature puts to sleep your iPad by closing the cover. ⇢ Pad & Quill – $69.99.
New Pilot Design Black And White Stripes Folio iPad Mini Case. Designed with functionality and visual elegance in mind, this case protects the tablet from damages with dual layer protection: a hard plastic interior snap-on back case that fits perfectly to the back of the tablet, and an exterior layer of durable PU leather that provides better shock-absorbing, skid-proof, and anti-fingerprints protection. ⇢ Rakuten – $12.99.
Griffin Folio Case for iPad Mini. The folio holds your tablet upright in landscape position for reading and viewing pictures and video. For drawing, tapping and typing, turn it over and lay it down in a comfortably inclined position. Inside, the folio frames and protects your display with a micro suede lining.
Available in fourteen designs, including Wise Eyes Pink, Chocolate, and Mustachio. ⇢ Griffin – $44.99.
Tuff-Luv Embrace Plus Material Case Cover for iPad Mini. This case is handmade in navajo material. There is a kick-stand on the inside cover, which tucks discreetly into the soft interior cover. When you want to put it down, pull the leg out to stand your case up; when you’re done, the subtle magnets will vanish it back into your case. ⇢ Tuff-Luv – £24.99 (qualifies for free worldwide shipping).
Caseable “It’s Time For” iPad Mini / iPad Mini Retina Case. Designed by Kaitlyn Parker and hand-crafted in Brooklyn from recycled materials. There is a tough and rigid interior structure with neoprene padding. Inside there is a soft micro suede with inside pocket for documents.
You’ll find on Caseable hundreds of great designs from several artists, that you can further customize. You can also upload own picture and create own design. ⇢ Caseable – $49.90.
Nimoo Handmade iPad Mini / iPad Mini Retina Sleeve. This cute case is made of cotton fabric, padded with polyester batting and comes with a wooden button closure and a cord. It includes two exterior pockets, on the front and back, to hold your notebooks, phone, essentials. ⇢ Etsy – $24.50.
Bear Motion Brazilian Buffalo Leather Folio Case for iPad Mini. Made of genuine Buffalo leather material for durability and elegance. The case transforms into a stand for multiple viewing angles. You can wake or put your device to sleep by opening or closing the case.
Available in Vintage Red and Vintage Black. ⇢ Amazon – $24.99.
iFrogz Script Case for iPad Mini. This is a folio-style case that features a snap-in frame and a fashionable texture fabric in a few colors to choose from. The frame consists of two parts that provide a sleek design and several media viewing angles.
Available in four colors: Black, Gray, Red, and Brown. ⇢ Amazon – $29.94.
Proporta Barbour iPad Mini Case – Quilted. This case is made using the same high-quality materials and fabrics used in Barbour jackets and other clothing. It features a soft, quilted exterior with contrasting brown Barbour logo panel. Tartan lining adds to the traditional style of this case, which keeps its classic appeal for all generations.
Available in four colors: Black, Olive, Navy, and Terracotta. ⇢ Proporta – $74.95.
Feruto iPad Mini / iPad Mini Retina Sleeve. Designed with a focus on high comfort and functionality that makes your Mini iPad feel comfortable and beautiful at the same time. It’s made of graphite colored high quality german wool felt. Its stylish yellow coloured elastic band offers a quick and easy way to keep your iPad Mini safe and in place. ⇢ Etsy – $49.90.
Belkin Chambray Tab Cover with Stand for iPad Mini. With its adjustable stand, the cover makes it easy to watch a video, read an ebook, or finish up work at an angle that’s comfortable for you. A magnetic tab closure secures the tablet while a soft inner lining safeguards the screen. Additionally, the cover is lightweight and slim, ensuring your iPad Mini fits easily in a purse or bag.
Available in four colors: Grey, Blue, Khaki, and Pink. ⇢ Amazon – $22.
Griffin iPad Mini IntelliCase. This design is a marriage of protective polycarbonate and a hinged cover. Fold the flexible cover to the back to make an upright workstand (great for reading and watching slideshows or videos), or lay it down. IntelliCase’s micro-textured surface is easy to grip and pampers your iPad Mini, inside and out.
Available in four designs: Red, Black/Gold, Blue/Grey, and Black. ⇢ Griffin – $39.99.
iSkin Vibes Folio for iPad Mini. This Swirl Edition of Vibes Folio delivers sophisticated styling balanced with thoughtful functionality and effective protection. As with Apple’s own Smart Cover, iSkin integrated smart technology into the screen cover. Simply close the folio to sleep the iPad – and open to wake it.
Available in three colors: Beige, Black, and Purple. ⇢ iSkin – $49.99.
Snugg Desert Camouflage Folio Case for iPad Mini / iPad Mini Retina. This folio case from Snugg features US military desert camouflage on the outside, and has a complimentary soft brown interior. There is an elastic hand strap for a comfortable, improved hold while walking, exercising, lounging, or using FaceTime.
This Snugg case is also available in ten other colors, including Baby Blue, Distressed Brown, and Blue Denim. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
Tuff-Luv Western Leather Embrace Plus Case for iPad Mini and iPad Mini Retina. This high quality Western Genuine Leather book-style case includes a secure harness to ensure your new iPad Mini stays where it belongs. You can have the peace of mind of knowing your tablet is safe, while keeping complete access to all the controls and functions you need to use. ⇢ Tuff-Luv – £39.99.
Tuff-Luv Polka Hot Oil Cloth Case Cover for Apple iPad Mini / iPad Mini Retina. This bright yet simplistic Polka Hot oil cloth case includes a kick-stands on the inside cover to hold the iPad in either portrait or landscape, which tucks discreetly into the soft interior cover. When you want to put it down, pull the leg out to stand your case up; when you’re done, the subtle magnets will vanish it back into your case. ⇢ Tuff-Luv – £24.99.
Case Logic iPad Mini Folio. Sleek and sophisticated folio precisely fits the iPad Mini. Soft, scratch-resistant material lines the inside cover to protect your screen while closed. Compressed design on the exterior of the folio adds a hint of style and texture. Multiple viewing angles to minimize glare and view or work comfortably.
Available in two colors: Black and Phlox. ⇢ Amazon – $7.10.
Photive iPad Mini/Retina Ultra Slim Folio Case. Comes with built-in stand and stylus holder. One-piece flexible construction doesn’t add bulk, while protecting all parts of the tablet. Built in magnets convert this case into a Smart Cover by enabling the sleep/wake feature to be fully functional. The case features an easy-to-clean, water-resistant padded cover and soft-touch inner lining.
Four colors to choose from: Black, Blue, Orange, and Red. ⇢ Amazon – $15.95.
iFrogz Breeze Case for iPad Mini. This unique multi-colored case is manufactured with an edge that protects the screen of your iPad Mini when facedown. It’s fashioned from pliable, impact resistant TPU with a tension-control fit and aerated design. ⇢ Amazon – $16.54.
iPad Air case roundup
MoKo iPad Air Slim-Fit Case with Stand. Designed specifically for iPad Air it allows access to all features and controls. The case is made of premium PU leather, with a soft microfiber inside. Padded front and hard plastic back offer enhanced protection – at front, back, and all corners.
Available in several colors, including: Carbon Fiber Black, Brown, Green, Magenta, and Orange. ⇢ Amazon – $24.99.
Barbour iPad Air Cover – Quilted Collection. This quilted case collection is designed and crafted in collaboration with long-standing lifestyle and fashion brand, Barbour. Featuring traditional tartan lining and a quilted exterior, the case uses Barbour’s signature fabrics and materials, bringing a touch of country chic to your iPad.
There are two color options to choose from: Navy and Olive. ⇢ Proporta – $99.95.
Cocones iPad Air Sleeve, Deep Caramel. This sleeve features a combination of minimalist design and natural materials. It’s made in Ireland from 100% natural wool felt, and sports a smooth natural leather patch embossed with Cocones logo.
Cocones shop offers other felt colors as well as designs. ⇢ Etsy - $58.
KAVAJ “London” iPad Air Case Cover. Thin, soft, elegant portfolio-style case made of 100% genuine leather. It has a closure strap and pen loop on side. Stylus that doubles as an ink pen is included in the package. There are interior pockets for business cards and other essentials.
Available in two colors: Black, and Cognac Brown. ⇢ Amazon – $59.90.
Tuff-Luv Tri-Axis Western Leather iPad Air Case. This rugged case is hand-made in high-grade “Western” genuine leather. It features 5 viewing angles in landscape mode, from 30 to 75 degrees. The case includes Tuff-Luv’s latest “Stasis” feature to automatically put your iPad to sleep when shut. ⇢ Tuff-Luv – £64.99.
Caseable “Gardening” iPad Air Cover. Express your personality with this great-looking design by Ali Gulec. Unlike other sites where you can customize the covers, on Caseable you will find not plastic hard cases, but real hand-crafted covers made of recycled materials. Tough and rigid structure has neoprene padding. The interior is made of soft micro-suede, with inside pocket for documents. ⇢ Caseable – $49.90.
Poetic CoverMate Case for iPad Air. The CoverMate by Poetic is hip by nature, featuring a collection of stylish print designs. The case is ultra light and thin. The front cover supports wake/sleep feature and folds into a stand for use when reading, watching, or typing.
Many colors and designs are available, including Love in Paris (featured above), Chevron, and Geometric Triangle. ⇢ Amazon – $9.95.
Griffin Back Bay Folio for iPad Air. This new sophisticated design from Griffin flips open for quick access to your touchscreen, and closes like a book for privacy and protection. Inside, a smooth inner lining protects your iPad from scratches.
Back Bay is available in Black, Beet, Black Polka Dots, and Red Polka Dots. ⇢ Griffin – $49.99.
Ionic 2-Tone Designer iPad Air Case Cover with Stand. This iPad case has sturdy and stylish pebble-grain leather exterior. Soft microfiber interior is designed to offer maximum protection for the Retina display.
You can choose from three color themes: Black/Grey, Black/Red, and Black/Blue. ⇢ Amazon – $7.85.
Mari Forsell iPad Air Sleeve. Stylish sleeve made with vintage blue, red and black tweed wool fabric. The case is lined with off white canvas. It comes with a rivet reinforced brown leather straps with snap closures. ⇢ Etsy – $75.
Labato iPad Air Leatherette Case Cover. Modern design decorated with ribbon – contrast color strips, infusing vogue into conciseness. Built-in magnetic strip provides automatic sleep/wake feature.
Two colors to choose from: Black (featured above), and Rose. ⇢ Amazon – $10.99.
iPad 4, 3, 2 case roundup
Case-Mate Signature Slim Stand for iPad 4, 3, and 2. This genuine leather case adds a sophisticated touch with a portfolio style cover that doubles as a fully functional stand. Accent colors contrast inside and out for a sleek yet stylized look. A magnetic closure secures the ultra-slim cover. Inside, a velcro fastening keeps the iPad in place. ⇢ Case-Mate – $75.
Studio Papilio iPad Sleeve. Handmade to order from natural unbleached cotton with heavy padding and cotton lining. The cover closes with loop and wooden button and has a front pocket for phone, cable or anything else you want to put there, featuring a print of a turquoise Octopus on white background. ⇢ Etsy – $29.
Caseable “Bees Urbanalley” Case for iPad 4, 3, and 2. A design by Brent Williams. Hand-crafted in Brooklyn from recycled materials. Tough and rigid interior structure with neoprene padding. Durable elastic straps for secure hold. Diverse free-standing angles through silicone edges. Hundreds of other designs are available. ⇢ Caseable – $49.90.
Wolverine Case for iPad 4, 3, and 2. Available also for iPad Mini. Designed by Melissa Smith, this one-piece, impact resistant hard shell case is featuring an extremely slim profile. The lay-flat feature protects the front of your iPad by extending the bezel above the screen. Compatible with the Apple iPad Smart Cover. ⇢ Society6 – $60.
Fintie Polka Dot Rotating Stand Case for iPad 4, 3, and 2. The sophisticated styling features a unique, patent-pending mechanism that creatively frames the Apple logo and allows the iPad to rotate both vertically and horizontally while in the case. The soft interior lining adds color and protects the device against scratches.
The Fintie rotating stands are available in twelve colors and patterns. ⇢ Amazon – $17.99.
Kari On Monogrammed iPad Cover. A unique way to personalize your iPad – you can choose background pattern, monogram style and color. Please provide letter initials for the monogram. The combinations and possibilities are endless! ⇢ Etsy – $74.95.
AT&T Leather Golf Case for iPad 4, 3, and 2. This stylish case is made of perforated sustainable eco-leather, with a soft touch interior that makes the case easy to hold and protects the iPad from bumps and scratches. It offers three different viewing positions. The case also features concentric drop design on the interior.
Available in four colors: Red, Blue, Navy Blue, Gray. ⇢ Amazon – $26.16.
iLuv Casual Fabric Case with Band Clip for Apple iPad 4, 3, and 2. A stylish way to protect your iPad from scratches and dents that come from everyday use. Features a stylish band clip that secures the iPad from dropping.
Available in three color sets: Black, Beige, and Pink. ⇢ Amazon – $12.71.
Aston Martin Racing Case for iPad 4, 3, and 2. Made from the finest quality leather and hand crafted to the highest standards.If well cared for, all of the Aston Martin Racing leather products improve in appearance with age and use. Leather has been carefully selected to create a rich hard-wearing materials. If will become a possession of which you will be truly proud of years ahead. ⇢ Amazon – $52.44.
Jack Spade Woodgrain Leather iPad Sleeve. This sleeve is crafted from a fine-grain calfskin leather, and is padded and perfectly sized for protecting your iPad on the go. The minimalist case features a unique halftone woodgrain design with a gold foil Jack Spade stamp, and a black tech suede lining that ensures your tablet slides out easily when you need it. ⇢ Jack Spade – $185.
Minji Design Cork Grain Hard Case for iPad 4, 3, and 2. A traditional folio-style design, with a shell to hold the tablet and a flat lid to cover the glass face. Lining the entire outside is a woodgrain pattern. The case automatically wakes and sleeps your iPad. It has a pen holder for your stylus. ⇢ Amazon – $28.99.
Upcycled Mail Sack for iPad 4, 3, and 2. Handmade in Mexico from repurposed mail sacks, this sturdy, canvas case delivers edgy style to your iPad while protecting its delicate surface with a gentle micro suede. An additional riveted pocket provides a perfect place to clip thumb drives and coil cords so that you can recharge it in a flash. ⇢ Uncommon Goods – $55.
Tuff-Luv Felt Pull-Tab Cover for iPad 4, 3, and 2. This beautifully soft case is made from felt and comes in subtle “Ash” grey. The pull-tab function allows you to simply pull on the clasp to withdraw your device from the case, when it’s ready to go back, push the device home and the tab goes with it. ⇢ Tuff-Luv – £19.99.
BoxWave True Bamboo iPad 4 Case. Form-fitting hard case made of beautiful, eco-friendly bamboo, designed to perfectly fit your iPad 4 and still provide quick access to all ports and control buttons. The case is designed with two interlocking pieces for easy installation, soft velvet lining to protect the back, and a complete open front for optimal access to the touch screen. ⇢ Amazon – $39.95.
Ozaki iCoat Notebook Folio for iPad 4. A foldable case with stylus for the iPad 4 that offers both a fashionable look and convenience of use. A package includes a free stylus.
Available in five colors: Black, Brown, Red, White, and Yellow. ⇢ Amazon – $56.95.
Targus Hughes Leather Portfolio for iPad 4, 3, and 2. Constructed of smooth oil-tanned leather material, the sophisticated slipcase has the look and feel of a high-end executive portfolio. Whether transporting the iPad between meetings or inside of another carrying case for added protection, the Hughes iPad case provides a professional appearance throughout its travels.
Available in black and brown. ⇢ Amazon – $28.99.
Hard Graft X Pocket Heritage Case for iPad 4, 3, and 2. A 100% wool protective sleeve with refined simplicity as the key concept. The understated über premium leather accents with the strong signature X complete the minimal look. Subtle branding and a snug, tailored fit. The leather detail on the front is a handy pocket for your phone. ⇢ Hard Graft – $107.
ReFleece Sleeve for iPad 4, 3, and 2. Made from reclaimed fleece jackets and sweaters, this case will offer your iPad the same protection from the elements you’ve come to expect from your favorite coat. Reclaimed jackets and sweaters are washed, cut into squares, and then pressed using a low-energy process that gives the fleece a new look and a new life. ⇢ Uncommon Goods – $32.
Twelve South BookBook Vintage Leather Case for iPad 4, 3, and 2. A handmade, one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case for the iPad. This multi-functional case features an interior support frame that creates a variable-angle display stand and a built-in typing stand. Along with its vintage looks, this case makes iPad feel as if you’re holding a real book.
Three colors to choose from: Classic Black, Vibrant Red, and Vintage Brown. A version for iPad Mini is also available. ⇢ Amazon – $79.99.
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