What is the best iPad Case ?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by max2, May 20, 2016.

  1. max2 macrumors 68000

    May 31, 2015
    If there is not one what is the top 5 or 10 please ?
  2. Tycho24 macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2014
    VERY expensive($90+, I think), but Apple's two parts look/work FABULOUS.
    I got the Smart Case front in navy blue & the Smart Case back in white... looks hot.
  3. lyngo macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2007
  4. Tycho24 macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2014
  5. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    For my iPad, I picked up the Urban Armor Gear folio case. Couldn't be more happy with it. Feels safe and durable but isn't bulky or unsightly.
    If I had walked into the store and the Otterbox been out at that time, I probably would have gone with that but I'd have been disappointed hiding my iPad away inside a plastic fortress. This is the best of both worlds imo
  6. Tycho24 macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2014
    Here's another pic of it hanging up on my fridge.... the magnets are strong enough to not worry & I often listen to music w/ a recipe app on screen! =D
  7. bmac89 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2014
    I don't think I could bring myself to do that!
  8. Tycho24 macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2014
    Lol, it freaked me out at 1st too; but I've been doing that for over three years (iPad Retina)... they've only gotten lighter.
    Now I don't even think about it! =)
  9. jrs22 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    Ive lifted my lightweight iPad mini 4 by the Smart Cover and it couldn't lift the iPad plus silicone case. Maybe the larger models have more or stronger magnets.
  10. allapon macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I really like Speck Handyshell for my iPad Mini, its handle, which acts as stands, is perfect on both horizontal and vertical alignment. Unfortunately, there is no similar case in term of design for iPad Mini 4 at all!
  11. adilmalick macrumors newbie


    Jun 10, 2016
    Vancouver, Canada
  12. pjh macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2007
    Airstrip 1
    It really depends what your requirements are. Is you focus on protection, looks, feel, weight, etc.

    Personally I like the folio look, despise any covering of the ipad front (bezels?) and weight is not too important.

    I have an ipad pro (12). If I could get hold of them, I would go for one of the pad&quill offerings. Apple make some excellent cases, especially the smart keyboard option, but IMHO the lack of colour choice, price and UK keyboard option is a killer.

    My favourite case at the moment is the Stilgut leather Couverture, in brown. It meets all my needs.
  13. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    I liked the apple leather case for my old ipad air. For the IPP, I use pad and quill's oxford case.
  14. MaxBga macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2015
    As said, I can confirm how good the Apple silicone ones are (& smart cover if you want a complete protection). They are gripy, have a really decent lip on the front to protect your screen, the quality is amazing and it fits perfectly.

    They are just so expensive, but once you've bought 'em you won't be worried to buy other cases.
  15. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    For me, I want the most useful, flexible and lightweight option. What works for me is the ASK cover on the front and a matte skin on the back.

    When my IPP travels outside the house it's in a zippered pouch along with the Pencil and my wireless earbuds.

    That's what works best for me - so no case.
  16. Volusia macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2016
    Central Florida
    I think it depends on what you are looking for in a case. For me, I love the Zagg keyboard and case. It provides a lot of protection (my Grandson is using it as we speak so I want it protected) and I love having the keyboard.

    Using the Zagg unit, it is almost the same as using my MBP, but smaller and I can take it with me easier.
  17. tagumcity macrumors member

    May 11, 2015
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    I have the Sena folio case which provides good protection and the leather makes for an attractive case. However, there is an increase in weight and thickness. My preference is for the Apple smart cover and silicone case because the smart cover can be removed and the case provides corner protection, "grippy", thin and is light weight (it is as close to naked as you can get and still provide confidence in drop protection). Plus Ghost Armor screen protector and the iPad can be kept in good condition. I have a Thule sleeve also that use when carrying the iPad in my backpack.
  18. Deane2000 macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2014
    Southern California
    The "best" of anything is like art. The answer of what is "best" lies in the eye of the person who is doing the looking. Or in this case, there person asking the question. People will often ask, "What is the best car?" Many might say a Rolls Royce or a Ferrari. But if you're on a construction site everyday, as fancy and nice as those cars are, they will not be best for you.

    Not knowing what your priorities are or what constitutes "best" in your eyes, the nice and knowledgeable folks here on MacRumors Forum have done a pretty good job of offering up a nice cross sections of solutions that may meet your needs. One case or line of cases that has not been mentioned yet are these-

    iPad Cases

    iPad Pro Cases

    The company created the Apple specific case market so they know a thing or two about protecting Apple portables. Prices start around $30 but if you're looking for a top of the line, professional leather folio style case, no one makes one better. That model would get my vote and is the perfect answer your question, "What is the best iPad case?"

    Worth a look.

    Good luck in your search!


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