iPad Pro Leather sleeve for iPad Pro - worth it?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by rmoliv, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2017
    I think it's too expensive for a piece of (bad quality) leather so I'm still unsure whether I should get it or not. The main purpose is to to protect the iPad's back and avoid any scratching on the Apple logo. Currently I have a silicone Smart Cover and the :apple:Pencil Case. Is it worth it or does it scratch anyway?
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I got a copy from amazon for £10

    Does the job. I would go on there.
  3. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
    SoCal / Philly
    It just makes no sense that Apple discontinued the silicone back covers. The best alternative I have found is the OtterBox Symmetry Hybrid case, which works with the Apple Smart Keyboard.

    EDIT: While I have never seen the leather sleeve in person, the idea that the back is not protected when it is taken out of the pocket, bothers me. It is not a suitable replacement for the silicone back cover, IMO.
  4. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    The leather sleeve is for those who like to carry their gadgets that way. Me personally I rather put my iPad in a padded sleeve like the Timbuk2 Plush sleeve. There are several other options you can chose. I was actually looking at the Incase sleeve or the newer Timbuk2 sleeves which are more padded than the Apple leather case.

    If you want leather and don't mind that they aren't padded check out Galen Leather or Dodocase.
  5. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    New Jersey
    If you want a nice high quality leather sleeve, there are tons of handmade ones for sale on Etsy that use much higher quality leather and are much less expensive than the Apple sleeve.
  6. Mobileadam macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    I loved the original silicone back on my ipp 9.7 and was disappointed that I couldn't something for my 10.5. I purchased the £10 on Amazon and it was okay, colour looked a bit cheap. So I decided on a whim to buy the blue leather sleeve from Apple (rubbish buying experience in the shop - again!) and it gets shoved in a bag, put a desk, moved about etc. and has held up really well and still looks super fresh. It doesn't looked aged, leather is still supple and the pen holder is great.

    I did buy a very nice zipped padded case for travelling which cost around £15 on Amazon and is perfect, but doesn't hold the pencil. I was worried about lack of back protection (I teach in secondary school) but no issues with marks or anything and the kids have been gentle if they need to use it. I wouldn't want to put a case on it now!
  7. ctg7w6 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2014
    Bought a cheap ($30) version on amazon that is an exact replica of the apple one. I imagine it’s not as good but I love it and it has held up very well for the past 4 months of constant use.

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