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The Week in iPad Cases: Material witness

This week's iPad case roundup features keyboards, leather (both of the real and environmentally-friendly variety), and plastics, all coming together as a great selection of cases that will keep your tablets looking great, feeling safe, and in top shape.

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Material witness

This week's iPad case roundup features keyboards, leather (both of the real and environmentally-friendly variety), plastics, all coming together in a great selection of cases that will keep your tablets looking great, feeling safe, and in top shape.

anker ultraslim ipad

Anker

The Ultra-Slim (iPad Air; $70) combines tough polycarbonate and plush synthetic leather into a unique package that also includes a detachable wireless Bluetooth keyboard.

The case, which comes in black, blue, pink, or orange, features a cover that doubles as a viewing stand in landscape orientation.

chil notchbook ipadair

Chil

The Notchbook (iPad Air; $40) is made from padded leather, with a plush microsuede interior and a familiar book-like grip.

It comes in black, red, blue, mustard, or aqua.

drop dblack ipad

Drop

The DBlack (iPad Air; $149) is made from recycled plush black leather, with a minimalistic red stitching and a gold-inlaid logo on the front.

Red also makes an apperance in the interior of this sleeve, where extra padding keeps your tablet safe when you're not using it.

felix flipstand ipadmini

Felix

The FlipStand mini (iPad mini; $50) is a cover that protects your tablet when not in use, and flips around to turn into a stand that can prop your iPad up at multiple angles in landscape orientation.

It comes in black or tan, and is compatible with the iPad mini's magnetic sleep/wake function.

igear slimitough ipad

iGear Unlimited

The Slim Tough (iPad Air and iPad mini; $89) features a dual layer design, with an inner hard shell that protects against impact coupled with a soft silicone liner for shock absorption.

It comes in black, grey, purple, red, orange, yellow, or green.

incipio lexington ipad

Incipio

The Lexington (iPad 3 and 4; $40) is made from vegan leather and hard plastic for an excellent look and a sure grip.

It comes in black, blue, grey, red, or slate, and doubles as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation.

newtrent airbenderpro ipadair

New Trent

The AirBender Pro (iPad Air; $80) is a slim hardshell case with a protective TPU cover that protects from water, shock, and dirt.

It also doubles as a viewing and typing stand, with support for multiple angles in both landscape and portrait orientations.

padandquill author ipad

Pad and Quill

The Author Series (iPad Air; $80) shows off the company's trademark bamboo frame, with a cloth backing that can be ordered in one of many artisan patterns and colors.

The case features an elastic closure, and can be monogrammed to your liking in either gold, silver, or black.

zerochroma folioslide ipadmini

ZeroChroma

The Folio Slide (iPad mini; $70) is made from shock-protective TPU with a special finish that is highly scratch-resistant.

The case, which comes in black, features a built-in stand that rotates 360 degrees, and can be pushed into a recess to attain a lay-flat configuration.