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The Week in iPad Cases: Golden slumbers

This week's iPad-case roundup features protective accessories for all tastes and sizes, from cases that use precious metal to shield you from radiation, to the perfect gift for the college student getting ready to enter the workforce.

Golden slumbers

This week's iPad-case roundup features protective accessories for all tastes and sizes, from cases that use precious metal to shield you from radiation, to the perfect gift for the college student getting ready to enter the workforce.

Lifeproof

The Nuud (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $130) is designed to withstand water, dust, snow, and shocks. Built to IP-68 standards, it can be submerged up to two meters, and it helps protect against drops from up to four feet.

Available in black, the Nuud provides full access to the iPad's buttons and controls, and it uses a special membrane that enhances the tablet's audio output by resonating it through the case.

Miniot

The Mk2 (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $89 to $114) is a Smart Cover-like screen cover made from real wood, with a soft, microsuede interior that protects your screen from scratches. The Mk2 features a unique design that allows you to roll it up and use it as a viewing or typing stand.

Compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, the cover comes in seven different wood types that can be stained and engraved to your specification.

Pong Research

The Gold Reveal (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $130) is built from the company's exclusive technology that uses real gold plating to, Pong Research claims, reduce the amount of cellular and Wi-Fi radiation caused by mobile devices.

Available in black, the case features a minimalist profile and incorporates openings for all the iPad's ports, buttons, and cameras.

Powiscase

The company's Premium Leather Cases (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $80) are handcrafted from the finest cowhide and feature a convenient strap to holds them closed while not in use.

Available in a variety of grains and colors, each case can also be engraved with one of several graduation messages and logos.

Toffee Cases

The Slim Folio (iPad mini; $64) is made from luxurious leather wrapped around a custom hard shell that to offer style along with great protection. The front cover wraps around to turn into a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation.

The case is compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake feature, and comes in black, red, blue, or purple.

UrbanTool

The PocketBar (all iPad models; €80) is perfect for carrying your tablet around, with a comfortable shoulder strap and capacious, padded main compartment that’s complemented by several side, back, and front pockets.

The PocketBar comes in several colors, including black, burgundy, and various shades of denim.

USBFever

The Shoulder Bag (all iPad models; $22) includes a handy strap for carrying your tablet as well as a zippered compartment that you can use for accessories, cables, papers, and so forth.

Made from high-quality fabric, the Shoulder Bag comes in black, grey, red, pink, lime, or blue.

Zoogue

The Social Case (iPad mini; $17) is designed to be extremely slim and yet provide excellent protection from everyday accidents like bumps and scratches.

It comes with a matte finish that offers an enhanced grip, and it’s available in black, blue, or red. The company is currently offering a special deal that will let you get your hands on one for just $2 plus shipping.

If you enjoyed this week's roundup of iPad cases, check out last week's edition, Just Keep Swimming.