If you're like most of the other 8.1 million iPad users, you use your device for a variety of purposes, from watching movies to checking your email. But no matter what you use your iPad for, one thing is for sure: you want to protect it!

Whether you're looking for a heavy-duty case or something sleek and stylish, we've got you covered. We'll discuss the features of each case and what you can expect to pay for each one.

Best Protection for Business Styles

If you're looking for an elegant and durable case that can withstand the rigors of everyday use, then the Executive Leather iPad case has got you covered! With its four different colors and hand-stitched binding, you'll know you are holding luxury right in your hands.

The handcrafted leather exterior provides protection from everyday use while remaining lightweight, meaning you can watch videos, read the morning paper, or work on your latest project without any problems.

Top Features

  • Low-profile gel tray: Each case has a flexible gel tray that keeps your iPad secure and allows it to be inserted and removed easily.
  • Smart Cover technology: This case works with your iPad's auto-wake/sleep function, letting you save battery life when you open and close it.
  • Elastic Apple Pencil loop: With your case's Apple Pencil loop, you'll be ready for whatever your schedule throws at you.
  • Optional monogramming: Add an extra touch of elegance with a custom monogram.


No matter what color option you select, the Executive Leather iPad case is available for $89.95 or $99.95 (for Pro versions). If you opt for monogramming, you can add it for $9.95.

Best Protective Leather Option

The Leather iPad Portfolio is the perfect solution for anyone who finds themselves juggling work and personal obligations. An organized portfolio helps you stay on top of things at work and at home.

With this leather portfolio, you'll never be at a loss for what's important. It has different compartments to keep all your documents and information easily accessible, so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

The front compartment has two pockets, one large enough for smartphones or other small items and another smaller pocket behind it with slots perfect for pens.

Top Features

  • Genuine leather: Each case is handcrafted with premium leather and stitched together using ancient bookbinding techniques.
  • Compartments for organization: This case is designed to help you stay organized on the go.
  • Optional monogramming: Make it extra special by incorporating a custom monogram.


This luxury all-in-one solution will cost you $129.95. Monogramming is available for an additional $9.95.

Most Protective Sleeve

The Durable Sleeve is a lightweight, compact solution that you can take with you wherever you go. The soft inner lining protects against scratches while providing easy access to your device.

These iPad sleeves are a stylish and practical way to protect your tablet. They come in three different colors and have an interior elastic loop for your Apple Pencil. 

The waxed canvas exterior of the sleeve is designed to give you that vintage look and feel but with a modern edge. Plus, it's roomy enough to fit both your iPad and Smart Keyboard.

Top Features

  • Multi-layer protection: The three-layer construction of this iPad sleeve is designed to provide superior padding and protection.
  • Elastic Apple Pencil loop: This elastic loop allows you to securely store your Apple Pencil inside the case.
  • Spacious design: The sleeve fits both the iPad and Smart Keyboard, making it easy to take with you on all of your adventures.


The Durable Sleeve for the iPad is available for $69.95 or $79.95 (for Pro versions). 

Best Case for Drop Protection

If you're looking for the ultimate drop protection, look no further than the OtterBox Defender Series iPad case. With its multi-layer defense that features a solid inner shell combined with a resilient outer cover, your device will be protected from any damage.

It has a premium rugged design that's easy on the eyes and offers increased safety features like raised edges around your phone screen or camera lens so that it won't be scratched when dropped onto surfaces. Additionally, there are port covers that keep out dirt.

Top Features

  • Lifetime warranty: OtterBox offers a limited lifetime warranty backed by hassle-free customer service.
  • Drop-resistant: OtterBox cases are designed with an inner shell, outer slipcover, and built-in screen protector to guard your device when it falls. 
  • Shield stand: Use the shield stand to store your Apple Pencil for extra touchscreen protection.


Depending on the size of your iPad, you can expect to pay between $64.99 to $89.95 for your OtterBox Defender case. 

Best Protective Case with a Keyboard

The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio is a practical solution for your tablet needs, whether you use it at home or on the go. While this is one of the most expensive cases on this list, it does have some very easy-to-use features that are ready to go right out of the box.

Even though this case doesn't have any edge protection, it's still durable enough to withstand bumps from everyday objects without too much trouble. 

Top Features

  • Strong Magnets: This folio comes equipped with powerful magnets that hold your iPad securely in place.
  • Polyurethane cover: This smooth, sleek cover is guaranteed to perfectly fit your iPad.
  • Auto-wake and sleep: Using Apple's auto-wake technology, your iPad will go into sleep mode when you close the case's front panel and stay there until it is reopened.


With the highest price point on this list, you can snag the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for $179.00 (iPad Pro 11") or $199.00 (iPad Pro 12.9").

Cheapest Protective Case

If you're on a budget, the JETech case is an affordable option that's comparable to an Apple Smart Cover. The slim, lightweight design of this case makes it easy to carry around while providing full protection for your iPad. 

It has a magnetic smart cover that supports automatic wake/sleep function and can be used in three different positions. Plus, it comes in a wide range of colors to fit any personality.

Top Features

  • Wake/sleep function: Like others on this list, this case also uses a magnetic cover to trigger your iPad's wake/sleep function.
  • Sleek, lightweight design: Its synthetic exterior makes sure there's no chance of scuffing or scratching your device.
  • Easy control access: The case's design makes it easy to access all controls and features while still preserving a sleek look. 


The JETech case is available for under $20.00 as the cheapest option on the list.  

Most Protection for Kids

With ZAGG's Orlando iPad case, your kids can stay entertained on the go. The tablet case features an adjustable arm that acts as a kickstand and gives users easy access to their devices while driving or biking.

Made with kid-friendly EVA foam materials and D3O®, this durable product has 6 5/8 inch protection against falls so they're safe from harm in any situation.

Top Features

  • Kid-friendly design: With its two lively colors, Orlando is made from a special type of foam that does not contain formaldehyde, PBA, or PVC, meaning it's completely safe for your little ones.
  • Lifetime warranty: ZAGG provides a limited lifetime warranty so that you are delighted with your purchase.
  • Drop-resistant: Orlando's EVA material is tough and comes with an inner border lining of D3O®, which protects your device on impact.


This affordable kid-proof case comes in at $39.99.  

Side-by-Side Comparison

There are so many options when it comes to choosing the perfect case for your new tablet. Which one is right for you? 

To help narrow down this decision, we've created a comparison table below with the most important highlights.





Executive Leather iPad case

Starts at $89.95 

A luxurious, handcrafted case that features lightweight protection and an elegant design.

Doesn't have room to accommodate Smart Keyboard.

Leather iPad Portfolio


It's built to hold and organize all your work or school supplies.

It only protects your device when it's in the portfolio.

Durable Sleeve

Starts at $69.95 

This spacious design lets you hold your Smart Keyboard, iPad, and Apple Pencil all in one place.

It only protects your device when it's in the sleeve.

OtterBox Defender Series iPad case

Starts at  $64.99 

It has multi-layer protection and a lifetime warranty, giving you peace of mind if you drop your iPad.

It creates a thick layer around your iPad.

Apple Smart Keyboard Folio

Starts at $179.00 

It has a built-in keyboard and is designed specifically for the iPad.

This is the most expensive option.

JETech case

Starts at $9.00 

This is a budget-friendly option that functions similar to an Apple case.

The materials aren’t very thick or drop-tested.

ZAGG's Orlando iPad case


This is a kid-friendly option that keeps your device safe from repeated drops.

It is designed specifically for kids and not adults.

Looking for Complete Customization?

If you're looking for completely customizable iPad cases, look no further than DODOcase. Choose from dozens of pre-made designs to be made into a unique protective covering. 

We also offer handmade leather accessories and monogramming so that every device has a personal touch.

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