If you already have your new iPad on pre-order from Apple or plan on standing in line on Friday, you’ll need something to protect it once it arrives! We’ve rounded up 12 great lines of cases and protectors for your new device.
DODOcase has updated their entire lineup of cases for the new iPad, and has also released colorful new cases for the spring and summer! These book-style cases are a fantastic way to protect your new iPad in style! DODOcase offerings for the new iPad are available now and range from $59.95 to $79.95.
Pad and Quill
I love leather, and Pad and Quill’s new cases for the new iPad are the perfect way to protect your device. The cases are hand made in Minnesota, and feature a classic leather-bound Moleskine-like styling that is sure to please. Cases range from $59.99 all the way up to $109.99 for their sleek new Luxury Case. Cases are available for pre-order now, and should be available for shipping within a few weeks.
Griffin has always been a popular source of accessories for Apple’s devices, and their new lineup ranges from the heavy-duty Survivor to the Passport folio-style case to the Smart Cover-like IntelliCase. All are great options! Cases range from $29.99 to $79.99. The cases are available now for immediate shipping.
Scosche’s popular cases are always stylish and high quality offerings. Scosche brings several great offerings to the table, including their keyPAD p2 wireless keyboard folio, their FoliO IQ leather business-style case, and their highly affordable webKASE. Many of Scosche’s offerings are available now from $29.99-79.99 for immediate shipping.
XtremeMac has a ton of options to protect your new iPad and show it off in style, featuring everything from sling-style cases to professional leather cases to bright and colorful rubberized cases. XtremeMac’s cases are available now, and range from $34.99 to $79.99.
Zagg has updated their line of stylish and functional cases and accessories for the new iPad, including the ZaggFolio, Logitech Keyboard Case, and ZAGGkeys solo, not to mention their InvisibleShield HD screen protectors to keep your screen safe! ZAGG’s new products are available now, and range from $29.99 to $99.99
Grove’s beautiful cases are careful crafted from Bamboo in a variety of different designs, and covered in a range of materials from wool to leather. Grove’s cases are set to ship in 6-10 weeks, and range from $119.99 to $159.99.
OtterBox cases have a reputation for being extremely tough, and their new Defender case for the new iPad is no exception, offering multiple layers of protection. Not only that – it also doubles as a video or typing stand! The new Defender case is available now for $89.95.
Cygnett’s offerings are as wide-ranging as they are stylish, offering a choice for every type of iPad user. Cygnett’s lineup is available mostly on a pre-order basis for shipping in a few weeks, and ranges from $24.99 to $59.99.
Bluelounge has released their new iPad Sling, featuring a padded main compartment that can accomodate the iPad, iPad 2, or third-generation iPad as well as a book or notebook and other accessories, a quick-access front pocket for small accessories, a magnetic closure, and a cross body fit. It is priced at $69. Bluelounge also offers a variety of other accessories for the new iPad.
The Hex Code Folio for the third-generation iPad is a folio-style case offering open access to all ports, controls, and cameras, and internal document and card pockets, as well as a pen/pencil/stylus holder. Available for pre-order now, it is available in three different leather shades and will ship April 2 for $80. Check out Hex’s other offerings as well!
Apple Smart Cover
Last but not least, Apple’s own iPad Smart Cover is a great way to protect your new iPad’s screen! The Smart Cover comes in a variety of colors in both leather and polyurethane, ranges from $39 to $69, and is available now for immediate shipping.
Did I miss any of your favorite cases or covers for the new iPad? Let us know!
Be sure to check out our other iPad-related coverage as well!
- Ten essential apps for your new iPad
- New iPad launch day survival guide
- How to set up your new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- How to migrate from your current iPad to a new device
- Seven things to do with your old iPad
- Which new iPad should you get?