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The Week in iPad Cases: Velvet Underground

This week’s roundup of new iPad protection brings you all the softness of velvet, the rigidity of the most advanced plastic known to humankind, the luxury of leather, and the warmth of wood.

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Velvet Underground

This week’s roundup of new iPad protection brings you all the softness of velvet, the rigidity of the most advanced plastic known to humankind, the luxury of leather, and the warmth of wood.

cargoworks sleeve ipad
Cargo Works

The MacBook Air + iPad Sleeve (iPad Air; $30) is designed to help you carry your notebook and tablet around in a convenient package made from tough and durable ripstop polyester.

The sleeve features YKK zippers and military-grade buckles, and is available in blue, black, or blue. Versions are available for the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air.

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Fintie

The Rotating Stand (iPad mini; $14) is made from premium synthetic leather, with a microsuede interior, for protection that won’t break the bank.

The case is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, doubles as a viewing stand in both landscape and portrait orientation, and comes in two dozen colors and patterns.

grovemade bamboo ipad
GroveMade

The Bamboo (iPad Air and iPad mini; $89 to $109) is handcrafted from lightweight bamboo and sturdy domestic maple for a great combination of looks and protection.

The case, which is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, also doubles as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation.

lapworks softgrip ipad
LapWorks

The Soft Grip Handle (iPad Air; $45) features a special swivelling handstrap on the back that lets you hold your tablet with one hand without straining your arm.

The case is made from high-impact ABS plastic, with neoprene attachments designed to provide an excellent feel without discoloring with use.

luxa2 minicinema ipad
Luxa2

The MiniCinema (iPad mini; $40) features a handstrap that can also double as an carseat attachment to allow passengers to enjoy movies and games while on the go.

Available in black and made from real leather, the case sports a microsuede interior to help protect your iPad mini from bumps and scratches.

nativeunion gripster ipad
Native Union

The Gripster Wrap (all iPad models; $40 to $60) is a versatile case that can function as a viewing stand in landscape orientation, a carrying briefcase, and a case for single-handed use.

Depending on your hardware, the Gripster Wrap comes in several different colors, including grey, black, and red.

nplustwo multipurpose ipad
N Plus Two

The Multipurpose Velvet Pouch (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $10) is a sleeve designed to keep your tablet safe when you’re not using it and when you’re on the go.

Made from ultrasoft velvet, the Pouch is available in orange, tan, black, grey, green, blue, purple, pink, or red.

rareform sleeve ipad
RareForm

The iPad Sleeve (all iPad models; $30) is made from billboard material that features unique designs and color combinations available in dozens of combinations.

The sleeve uses a two-part construction and sports a waterproof zipper that helps you carry your tablet safely when you’re on the go.

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SaveIcon

The Vintage (iPad mini; $15) is made from synthetic patent leather, and includes several slots for stashing your credit and business cards.

The case is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, and comes in more than two dozen color combinations.