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The best iPad covers and cases

Protectors to suit your individual Apple tablet needs
Tue Sep 17 2013, 16:00

THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, the world of Apple peripherals is saturated with hundreds of protective cases and covers. From slim ones to rugged ones and leather ones to vinyl ones, there's an iPad case for everyone, with keyboard docks for the business user, built-in stands for the entertainment junkie, and those that are a bit of both.

But that doesn't mean it's easy to hunt down which iPad case is the best for the type of user you are. Sifting through endless search results on Amazon is a chore in itself, and one that no-one really wants to endure. And when you do decide to buy one, it can turn out that they aren't what you expected them to be.


We've tested heaps of cases and covers that fit Apple's iPad 2 up to the most recent iPad with Retina Display to find which ones are best suited to various individual needs. Whether you're an avid explorer keen on taking your iPad on adventures with you, or you prefer something to help out with office work, we've tested which cases are best for how you use your iPad.

The case for the clumsy: Tech 21's Impact Base
Tech 21 is best known for Impactology, its famous D30 impact material, or ‘orange goo' that makes smartphones and tablets almost indestructible. With this special material embdeed inside, Tech21's Impact Base sets to to protect the iPad from any nasty falls making it perfect for even the most clumsy among us.

slim stylish and protective

Being slim line in design and made soft to touch, the case also puts the iPad in a smooth tight jacket, giving it a minimalist and stylish design while coming in an array of colours including grey, black, green, pink and blue to add a more personal touch.

Those who are all fingers and thumbs can pick one up now online for £34.99.

The case for the arty: Inkee
Those iPad owners looking to show off their individuality and creative side can do so through the Inkee's iPad case home printing kit.

Inkee design your own cover

Allowing buyers to create a case different to anybody else's, they can print their own sticker for their iPad's back

The case is great for budding artists who can furnish their beloved Apple tablet with their own design, or the egotistical amongst you who'd like to see your own face on the back of your electronic slab.

Inkee offers different kits for both black and white iPad models and they retail for £24.99.

The case for the stylish: Snugg's Ultrathin
Snugg's Ultrathin case is all about aesthetics. Having a simple and sleek design, the high end finish is ideal for those who care most about style. But it's not lacking in substance, as its satin black brushed-metal effect cover is reminiscent of Apple's Smartcover, which not only protects the screen from scratches but can be folded as a stand to offer different viewing angles depending on use.

iPad rundown - best covers and cases - Snugg Ultrathin case

Inside there's a soft felt material that gives a nice touch to the overall finish, and there are holes in all the right places to allow access to the charging port, headphone socket and the camera. Its minimalistic and slick appearance is sure to complement those image conscious iPad users among us, while offering a lightweight build and a magnetic cover for all around protection, costing £35.


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