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The Week in iPad Cases: Great Scott!

This week's iPad case roundup includes a specimen inspired by one of the best movie franchises of the Eighties -- in addition, of course, to our usual lineup of great protective accessories for your tablets.

Great Scott!

This week’s iPad case roundup includes a specimen inspired by one of the best movie franchises of the eighties—in addition, of course, to our usual lineup of great protective accessories for your tablets.

Belkin

The FastFit (iPad mini; $80) incorporates a wireless Bluetooth keyboard inside a sturdy and versatile cover—it provides protection and doubles as a viewing stand that props your iPad up in landscape orientation.

The case is easy to use and quick to set up, and it even snaps on to your iPad when not in use.

Bertie's Closet

The Tangerine (all iPad models; $30) is a beautiful pouch that sports a simple but elegant pocket in tangerine orange, with a cute button that keeps your iPad safe during transport.

The case is padded with six millimeters of foam for even more protection, and can be customized with room for extras, like a Smart Cover or external keyboard.

Dsptch

The iPad Case Mini (iPad mini; $42) is a minimalistic, yet functional, pouch-style case made from sturdy ballistic mesh and lined with nylon packcloth.

The front of the case features a convenient pocket and organizer that keeps your cables and accessories neatly stowed away when you don’t need them.

DVF

The Lips (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $85) is a folio-style case that protects your iPad and graces it with a very distinctive look, thanks to its motif of stylized white lips on a pink background.

The case’s front cover flips around to double as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation.

Firebox

Hello? McFly? The Back to the Future iPad Case (iPad 2, 3, and 4; £20) features the cover of the Grays Sports Almanac that served as a pivotal plot device in the second installment of the popular film series.

It features a generous amount of padding and an excellent level of detail—all the way down the spelling mistakes that, according to the manufacturer, were in the original prop. Macworld was unable to confirm whether the case would be safe to use at speeds over 88 miles per hour.

Odoyo

The AirCoat (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $50) wraps your tablet in a luxurious cocoon of strong and durable materials that keep it safe from bumps and scratches while adding a splash of color. As a bonus, the front cover folds around, doubling as a stand for viewing and typing in landscape orientation.

It comes in white, black, grey, purple, red, orange, or blue.

Pelican

The i1075 (iPad and iPad 2; $88) looks exactly what I’ve always imagined the famous “Nuclear Football”—the device in which American presidents keep the launch codes for the country’s atomic arsenal—would be like.

Designed for unforgiving and rugged environment, the case features a generous amount of custom-molded padding and a special construction that is waterproof and designed to work at varying altitudes. It features enough room for various accessories and cables, as well as for an external keyboard.

Targus

The Truss (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $40) is a hardshell case whose scratch-resistant nylon materials offer an excellent balance between protection and looks, with an interior soft lining that keeps your tablet safe from bumps and falls.

The front cover of this case, which comes in black with grey accents, doubles as a viewing stand at multiple angles in landscape orientation.

If you enjoyed this week's roundup of iPad cases, check out last week's edition, Heart Strings.