50 best iPad covers and sleeves – the ultimate 2019 guide

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Best Apple iPad covers and sleeves
This updated roundup of the best iPad covers includes Smart Cover alternatives; slim tri-fold covers; keyboard case covers; leather sleeves; fabric covers, sleeves, and bags; and so much more!

Explore the quick and easy visual guide that collects the best iPad covers and sleeves from around the web. For the latest iPad mini, iPad 9.7, iPad Air, and iPad Pro models.

If you think there are a few good covers that you can get for your new iPad, think again. The moment you decide to leave Apple’s online store and explore other online destinations is the moment you realize there are thousands of covers and sleeves you can choose from.

In the Amazon store only, you will find over 30,000 results for the search phrase iPad cover. There are so many different designs in so many colors that you will find it hard to decide which one you love the most.

That’s why we’ve created this frequently refreshed list that for many users has already become the ultimate guide to the best iPad covers that can be currently found on the web.

Which iPad model do you own or plan to buy? Do you already know which kind of cover you are looking for? A slim Smart Cover alternative? A folio stand cover? A sleeve hand-made from genuine leather or 100% felt? A designer case cover nobody else owns? A cover you can personalize?

We’ve completely redesigned the list to help you explore it as quickly as possible, also on a mobile phone.

Instead of long and boring lists of features (which you are already aware of, so there is no need to explain them), you will find for each cover only the most appealing image that’s accompanied by a shortest possible description.

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Together with links to tech specs and best case covers.

Apple iPad mini 5th-generation 7.9-inch tablet 2019 release with Apple Pencil support

Apple iPad mini 7.9 (2019)

The world’s favorite compact tablet now comes with Apple Pencil 1 support and A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. Prices start from $399.

Storage: 64, 256 GB Colors: Silver, Space Gray, Gold

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Apple iPad 10.2-inch, 2019 release, with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support

Apple iPad 10.2 (2019)

2160 × 1620 px Retina display, Apple Pencil and full-size Smart Keyboard support, Touch ID, A10 Fusion chip with M10 coprocessor. Prices from $329.

Storage: 32, 128 GB Colors: Silver, Space Gray, Gold

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Apple iPad Air 10.5 3rd-generation 2019 release tablet with Apple Pencil 1 support

Apple iPad Air 10.5 (2019)

An ultra-thin design with the A12 Bionic chip and advanced Retina display with True Tone. Supports Apple Pencil 1 and the smart Keyboard. Prices start from $499.

Storage: 64, 256 GB Colors: Silver, Space Gray, Gold

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Apple iPad Pro 11-inch tablet 2018 release with Apple Pencil 2 support

Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018)

11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion technology, Apple Pencil 2 support, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip and Neural Engine, high-speed high-speed USB-C connector. Prices start from $799.

Storage: 64, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB Colors: Silver, Space Gray

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet 2018 release with Apple Pencil 2 support

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)

12.9-inch Liquid Retina 2732 × 2048 px LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with ProMotion technology, Apple Pencil 2 support, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip and Neural Engine, high-speed USB-C connector. Prices start from $999.

Storage: 64, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB Colors: Silver, Space Gray

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iPad Mini covers and sleeves


Tri-fold iPad mini 5 smart cover with built-in Apple Pencil holder

Tri-fold smart cover with Apple Pencil holder. The holder is located on the left side of the display, so it’s hidden when the cover is closed.

⇢ Amazon – $15.99


Flexible back shell iPad mini 5 tri-fold cover

Smart Cover alternative with soft rubberized back. This affordable cover a tri-fold functionality with a back case made of soft and flexible TPU that you can easily install or remove.

⇢ Amazon – $14.99


Floral Apple iPad mini tri-fold stand case cover

Floral Apple iPad mini tri-fold stand cover. If you prefer a back shell made of solid plastic for enhanced drop protection, choose this popular stand case cover from Fintie.

⇢ Amazon – $10.99


Heavy-duty transparent smart cover compatible with both iPad mini 5 and 4

Heavy-duty transparent smart cover for iPad mini. The front part is a typical tri-fold cover. The back is made of a durable hard PC with TPU, rugged, giving a much higher level of shock protection than most other cases.

⇢ Amazon – $15.99


Full-size keyboard case for Apple iPad mini 5th-generation

Detachable keyboard case with Apple Pencil holder. It’s the thinnest keyboard case cover for iPad mini. It features the full-size Bluetooth keyboard, offering a writing experience similar to laptops.

⇢ Amazon – $34.99


UAG Metropolis armor heavy-duty iPad mini 5 case

Armor folio iPad mini 5 case cover. An ultimate combination of advanced protection and multi-level functionality. UAG Metropolis case is made of lightweight military-grade materials in a rugged, low-profile design.

⇢ Best Buy – $49.95


Personalized genuine leather and felt iPad mini 5 sleeve

Personalized leather iPad mini 5 sleeve. A luxurious sleeve made of premium Crazy Horse type leather and 100% wool felt. You can order your custom text to be stamped on the front side in a classic serif font.

⇢ Etsy – $78.99


White linen chevron Apple iPad mini sleeve

Hand-crafted linen iPad mini sleeve. It looks gorgeous, with an external pocket, a wooden button, and a clever combination of designs. A perfect sleeve for girls.

⇢ Etsy – $29.20


Cute fluffy iPad mini sleeve for girls

Cute & fluffy iPad mini sleeve. Hand-crafted with heart by Julia Cute Cases, the sleeve is a perfect gifts for an iPad-loving girl. On a photo you see cute a Brown Bear variant.

⇢ Etsy – $32


Felt sleeve for iPad mini 5 2019

High-quality German felt iPad mini sleeve. It’s made of graphite-colored German wool felt, and features an attention-catching yellow elastic to keep your iPad mini in place.

⇢ Etsy – $45.99


Gorgeous mandala clear case for Apple iPad mini

Mandala iPad mini 5 case with smart cover. This clear case features a gorgeous mandala pattern circling around the Apple logo. You can order it with ot without the tri-fold front cover (in either black or white).

⇢ Etsy – $24.99


Fashionable dual-layer protective stand cover for iPad mini

Fashionable rugged iPad mini stand cover. This boutique-style stand cover from i-Blason offers enhanced protection, thanks to the rugged, dual-layer structure.

⇢ Amazon – $19.99


Tri-fold iPad mini case for artists

Tri-fold iPad mini case with unique artwork. if you are looking for fresh new designs for your iPad mini, take a look at a range from Timovo, which includes this refreshing Jungle artwork.

⇢ Amazon – $11.99


Fabric folio iPad mini stand cover with Apple pencil loop

Fabric folio stand cover with Apple Pencil loop. It’s one of the most popular covers for iPad mini that you can find on Amazon. This cloth case holds the iPad using a frame which is more flexible than a hard plastic shell.

⇢ Amazon – $10.99

15 best keyboards and keyboard cases for the iPad

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A list of versatile keyboards for current iPad models, including iPad mini 5, iPad Air, and 3rd-generation iPad Pro. Foldable keyboards, cases with built-in keyboards, universal keyboard stands, and more.

iPad 9.7 covers and sleeves


 iPad 9.7 smart cover alternative in several color variants

Recommended Smart Cover alternative for iPad 9.7. This lightweight tri-fold case cover has everything you need and costs a fraction of what you need to pay for the original Apple Smart Cover.

⇢ Amazon – $15.99


Lightweight Apple iPad 9.7 cover with soft back shell

Lightweight and slim iPad 9.7 cover with soft back. The case features the back shell that is made of soft and flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). It will let you remove the case much easier than the ones with a hard plastic shell.

⇢ Amazon – $18.99


Polka dot  iPad slim case and smart cover

Polka dot & wooden texture smart cover. There are a few polka dot iPad cases on the web, but none of them looks so cute. Gentle white dots are spread across the front and back. The front features a subtle wooden pattern.

⇢ Amazon – $17.99


Poetic iPad 9.7 slim-fit case with transparent back

Slim-fit tri-fold cover and frosted back. The standard tri-fold cover combined with a back shell that’s made from transparent plastic. A part of the front cover also the back, creating an interesting duotone.

⇢ Amazon – $7.99


Alternative to iPad 9.7 Leather Sleeve

Third-party leather iPad sleeve with Apple Pencil holder. Why overpay for the original sleeve, if you can have a similar design a few times cheaper? This one is made of faux leather (thermoplastic polyurethane with a surface resembling a real leather), not the genuine one.

⇢ Amazon – $12.99


Dark or light 100% natural felt iPad 9.7 sleeve

Personalized felt sleeve for iPad 9.7. The sleeve is made of 100% German wool which is smoother and has a higher density than other felt kinds. You can personalize the sleeve by adding a leather strap.

⇢ Etsy – $48


Bluetooth slim-fit iPad keyboard case cover

Bluetooth slim-fit iPad keyboard case cover. The case features a real keyboard experience, with silent keystroke performance typical for laptops. The keyboard is backlit, with seven colors to choose from.

⇢ Amazon – $55.99


Convertible 360-degree iPad 9.7 keyboard case

Convertible 360-degree iPad 9.7 keyboard case. This case from ProCase will turn the new iPad into a convertible laptop. The biggest benefit is the ability to rotate the case against the keyboard. A perfect solution for a student or teacher!

⇢ Amazon – $36.99


Tomtoc iPad 2018 Multipocket Top-rated Sleeve in Pink

Multifunctional sleeve with large pockets. The sleeve from Tomtoc features two extra pockets on the front. Shock-absorbing padding with soft fleece material provides silk feel and one more layer of protection against bumps and scratches.

⇢ Amazon – $17.99


Water repellent iPad organizer bag

Water repellent organizer bag for iPad. This versatile bag from Bagsmart can solve your accessory problem. Besides the compartment for iPad, it features a few more pockets, so that you can take all cables, connectors, and accessories with you.

⇢ Amazon – $21.99


Stylish dual-color iPad 9.7 stand case cover

Dual color canvas iPad 9.7 stand cover. This folio cover stands out when it comes to style. It’s a combination of two matching faux leather surfaces; each one features a different color and pattern.

⇢ Amazon – $6.99


Heavy-duty tough armor iPad 9.7 case

Tough armor iPad case with air cushion. The case from Spigen offers ultimate shock-absorbency yet still looks fashionable! Its surface is raised strategically to keep screen and camera contact-free.

⇢ Amazon – $18.99


Minimalist fashionable iPad case with optional smart cover

Elegant boutique-style iPad case with an optional smart cover. If you are looking for the premium quality and fashionable case that would become a part of your lifestyle, look no further and check out Clique Shop.

⇢ Etsy – from $59


360-degree rotating stand cover for iPad 9.7-inch

360-degree rotating stand cover for 9.7-inch iPad. This kind of case gives the most possibilities when it comes to positioning the iPad for what you are planning to do.

⇢ Amazon – $12.99


Floral iPad 9.7 smart cover with translucent back

Floral thin cover with translucent frosted back. From MoKo comes a series of tri-fold covers that feature color variants for all tastes. Plus, the back is made of transparent plastic to show off your iPad all the time.

⇢ Amazon – $14.99

15 insanely cute iPad cases and sleeves for girls of all ages

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iPad Air covers and sleeves


Eco-friendly cork folio case for iPad Air 3

Eco-friendly cork folio case for iPad Air 3. Made of natural cork by reveal, this slim and form fitting is eco-friendly and provides an easy grip. It’s also sleek and has a high-end look.

⇢ Amazon – $38.99


Transparent back shell iPad Air 2019 case with Apple Pencil holder

Transparent back case with Apple Pencil holder. It’s made from a flexible soft and transparent plastic and has a pencil holder integrated on the right side that doubles as a grip area to better handle the device with one hand.

⇢ Amazon – $12.99


iPad Air 3 2019 shockproof stand cover

Shockproof and lightweight iPad Air 3 folio stand cover. Although the case is lightweight, its shell is made from a durable and shockproof material what makes it more protective than other folio cases.

⇢ Amazon – $8.99


Genuine leather and felt iPad Air sleeve

Genuine leather and felt iPad Air sleeve. The best option for everyone who is looking for a premium-quality iPad sleeve hand-crafted with attention to details.

⇢ Etsy – $62.99


Tri-fold iPad Air 3 smart cover with clear back case

Slim & lightweight iPad Air 3 Smart Cover alternative. This highly-rated accessory combines the tri-fold front cover similar with a transparent back shell that shows off the beauty of your iPad Air all the time.

⇢ Amazon – $16.99


Rugged messenger iPad Air 3 2019 keyboard case cover

Rugged messenger keyboard case for iPad Air. The case features a multi-layer design that protects the iPad against corner damage and impact. Plus, there is a Bluetooth keyboard with backlit keys that will enhance your typing even in low light.

⇢ Amazon – $79.95


Military grade iPad Air heavy-duty stand cover

Military standard heavy-duty iPad Air cover. This case cover meets military drop-test standards (MIL-STD 810G 516.6) when used with Apple Smart Cover. It’s made from a water-resistant soft grip material.

⇢ Amazon – $49.99


Designer premium iPad Air 3 stand folio cover

Designer iPad Air 3 case cover with free stylus. This iPad Air 3 (2019) cover combines the functionality of the stand with sleep/wake support and a pencil loop. What’s more, it has a large external pocket on the front side.

⇢ Amazon – $19.99


Leather iPad Air 2019 folio case on Amazon

Premium faux leather iPad Air 2019 folio cover. This folio iPad Air 3 case is made of eco-friendly material that perfectly resembles genuine leather.

⇢ Amazon – $28.99


Luxury iPad Air 2019 stand case with Apple Pencil loop

Luxury pattern stand case cover with Apple Pencil loop. What makes this cover special is a gorgeous flower pattern made by cutting out the external layer. Plus, there is a stylus loop so that it could accommodate your new Apple Pencil.

⇢ Amazon – $18.99

10 best heavy-duty iPad case covers for kids of all ages

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Get the case that will help your iPad survive heavy use while allowing your kids to enjoy it comfortably and safely.

iPad Pro covers and sleeves


Multifunctional heavy-duty iPad Pro 11 stand cover

Multifunctional heavy-duty stand case cover. This robust heavy-duty case from Zugu sports the car design and features adjustable magnetic stand with as many as eight different angles. Firm bumper edges are designed to give 360-degree 5-feet drop protection.

⇢ Amazon – $59.99


Tri-fold iPad Pro 12.9 case cover with transparent back - marble

Slim marble-textured iPad Pro 12.9 stand cover. With a price tag between $10 and $15, it’s among the cheapest tri-fold stand cases for the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro model.

⇢ Amazon – $12.99


Boutique-style fashionable iPad Pro 11-inch case cover

Fashionable floral iPad Pro 11 slim cover. This iPad Pro 11 smart cover looks like being taken right from a high street boutique. And it’s done by simply attaching a great-looking skin to the transparent back of the tri-fold case.

⇢ Etsy – $49.99


Moshi origami folding cover for Apple iPad Pro 11-inch

Origami folding cover for iPad Pro 11. A unique feature is a front cover that folds back over the Apple Pencil being attached to the iPad. The flap closes with magnets, keeping the pencil securely in place.

⇢ Amazon – $59.99


iPad Pro 11 smart cover alternative with Apple Pencil 2 charging support

Tri-fold iPad Pro 11 cover with Apple Pencil charging support. This lightweight cover supports wireless charging and pairing of the Apple Pencil 2, and features no bezel on the edges to allow for unobstructed gesture swipes.

⇢ Amazon – $13.99


Tomtoc iPad Pro 11 2018 Bag Sleeve

Urban bag sleeve for iPad Pro 11. From Tomtoc comes one of the most popular tablet sleeves that you can find on Amazon. Patented CornerArmor technology protects from drops and bumps like the car airbag.

⇢ Amazon – $30.99


Italian leather iPad Pro 11 zipper sleeve

Colored Italian leather iPad Pro 11 zipper sleeve. Voyage Prague offers a gorgeous sleeve handmade from Tuscan vegetable tanned leather in dark green, and padded natural suede lining.

⇢ Etsy – $64.99


Felt and leather iPad Pro 11-inch sleeve from City Sheep Store

Premium leather and felt Apple iPad Pro 11 sleeve. The sleeve features a large external pocket to carry your iPhone, earphones, or power charger. There is also a leather holder for Apple Pencil. A magnetic flap lets you to secure your possessions with one gentle click.

⇢ Etsy – $62.99


Natural cotton iPad Pro 11 sleeve

Natural cotton sleeve for iPad Pro 11. This cute and cozy sleeve is made from 100% cotton. A large pocket on the front is covered with a subtle Pochette Gavotte logo.

⇢ Etsy – $35.99


Denim tri-fold stand case for Apple iPad Pro 12.9

Denim tri-fold iPad Pro 12.9 stand cover. The cover supports wireless charging of Apple Pencil 2. It looks like worn-out denim, and it covers not only the front but also the back.

⇢ Amazon – $18.99


Waterproof sleeve bag for Apple iPad Pro 12.9

Waterproof sleeve handbag for 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The sleeve is made of a soft but waterproof material which is also environmentally friendly. There are pockets both on the front and back, giving enough space and flexibility to keep cables, chargers, power banks, and the iPhone.

⇢ Amazon – $15.99

20 best iPad Pro sleeves and cases hand-crafted from leather and felt

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Premium sleeves and cases for iPad Pro 11 and 12.9, hand-crafted from genuine leather and natural felt. Options with or without Apple Pencil holder, for iPad with Smart Cover and Smart Keyboard.

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Where can I buy iPad covers and sleeves?

Check out our recommendations of online stores where you’ll find more iPad covers you’ll find interesting.

Amazon – the best site to find alternatives for the original iPad cover. There are currently over 30,000 results for a search phrase “iPad cover.” It’s a good destination if you are looking for third-party alternatives – in a lot more color and design variants.

eBay – when you go through the branded iPad covers on Amazon, you’ll find out that several models have a quite similar construction, and differ only in colors. On eBay, you can find similar covers. Most of them are unbranded, and that means you’ll be able to buy them for a lower – sometimes much lower – price.

Best Buy – the range of offered iPad covers and sleeves is pretty limited, but the store is worth checking out if you want to buy them at reduced prices or don’t want to register in another online store.

Etsy – this is our favorite marketplace for hand-crafted items. You’ll find here tons of beautiful iPad sleeves and covers. Many of these sleeves can be customized to your needs. If you want to get a unique iPad sleeve, look no further than Etsy.

Just like any other overview from the Best 50 series, we are updating this list regularly. Make sure to come back in a few weeks or after a new iPad model is released.

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Top iPad cases and accessories to get in 2019

Based on recommendations from top tech sites and best customer reviews.

Top iPad cases 2019 Zugu Muse for iPad Pro 11

Zugu Muse Case for iPad Pro 11 (2018)

Magnet-secured case with 8 stand angles. Wireless Apple Pencil charging support, 5ft drop protection, car industry materials. Also for iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad 9.7.

Average rating: 4.7/5


Top Apple iPad accessories to buy in 2019 - amFilm Glass iPad 10.2 Screen Protector

amFilm Tempered Glass iPad 10.2 Screen Protector 2-Pack

Premium quality tempered glass screen protector from amFilm Glass – a brand trusted by millions of customers. 99% transparency, zero bubbles, oleophobic coating, ultra thin (0.33 mm), 9H hardness.

Average rating: 4.2/5


Best Apple iPad accessories to buy in 2019 - ESR flexible iPad mini 5 case cover

ESR Tri-fold iPad mini 5 Flexible Case

In this slim and lightweight case, a tri-fold front is combined with a back shell that’s made of flexible soft rubber. It’s a great Smart Cover alternative.

Average rating: 4.6/5


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