20 Best IPad Cases To Protect Your Tech From Scratches

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You spent a lot of money on that iPad, right? No matter which generation you own, it’s important to know it’s safe from cracks, stains, bangs and bruises. And using an iPad case is the only way to do that.

While the best iPad case can be anything from snazzy and sparkly to functional and utilitarian, the ideal protection is a bit of all of the above. And while there are plenty of options like an Otterbox or Body Glove, those brands tend to be boring and solid-color.

With this guide, you'll find the perfect iPad case that's pretty to look at, but also keeps your device safe.

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1. heyday Apple iPad 10.5" Faux Suede

Update the look of your tech with the Apple iPad Faux Suede from heyday. This stylish iPad case features a rich tan hue with a faux-suede exterior for a look that is great for toting around the office or getting work done at a local coffee shop. It has a camera hole so you can easily take photos, and a flap folds over the screen to protect it from dirt, grease and liquid. Simply snap the iPad into place.

(Target, $29.99)

2. STM Goods Dux Case

STM Goods’ top-selling iPad Air case. the STM Dux, is a super-durable, fitted case for your iPad. The case features rubberized edges and corners for extra protection, and a smart cover that wakes and turns off the device, as well as a unique, clear back panel for personalization. Plus, it comes in six colors to choose from.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

3. Speck Balance Folio Protective Case for iPad 10.2"

Balance Folio is a slim and stylish tablet case for the iPad 10.2". It has 4-foot  drop protection, multiple viewing and typing angles, and a magnetic shield to cover your camera.

(Target, $31.99)

4. Speck Products StyleFolio Pencil Case and Stand for 9.7" iPad Pro

Balance Folio (for the 9.7"iPad, iPad Pro 9.7", iPad Air, and iPad Air 2) has an adjustable stand for reading, typing, or just bingeing your favorite TV show. For protecting against drops, there is a 4-foot drop protection and a raised edge to protect the screen. Don't forget about the magnetic wake to lock your screen when you open or close the cover!

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

5. ZAGG Rugged Messenger

The ZAGG Rugged Messenger combines a sturdy case with a keyboard and a built-in stand, making it much easier to browse the web or compose emails directly on your iPad. This case weighs less than 22 ounces and is available for 9.7" and 10.5" iPads.

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6. Urban Armor Gear Metropolis iPad Case

UAG’s Metropolis Series offers 360-degree comprehensive protection from drops and shocks. A smart cover protects the screen and functions as a multi-position stand, while corner bumpers provide extra drop protection for the iPad’s display. The case also includes onboard storage for the Apple Pencil. The removable smart cover makes the case compatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboard. Oversized ports and cutouts allow for use with third party cables and accessories.

(Urban Armor Gear, $34.95+)

7. Defendershield Universal Tablet Radiation Protection Case

This case doesn't just protect your iPad or tablet — it also protects you! From what? From harmful tablet EMF radiation from the back of the tablet. How? With state-of-the-art radiation shielding technology. The inside offers soft microfiber and the exterior is vegan leather. 

(Tools for Wellness, $102.99-129.99)

8. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Case for iPad 

Integrated screen protector with premium drop protection, raised edges for screen and lens defense, this case provides full access to ports and functions while protecting from dust and scratches. Compatible with the Apple iPad 9.7".

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

9. ESR Trifold Case

Powerful magnets keep the front cover sealed and your iPad safe from scratches. Stronger magnets ensure the auto-sleep/wake function engages quickly every time. Made with a durable PU leather exterior, a soft microfiber lining, and a sturdy PC frame. The case provides total front-and-back protection against fingerprints and scratches.

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10. Thankscase Rotating Smart Cover

Provide functionality and protection with the all-in-one design, folder wallet pocket style case that’s also super cute. With over two dozen color choices, pick the one that expresses your personality, all while resting easy knowing its design also rotates 360 degrees, both horizontally and vertically!

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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11. Soke iPad 9.7" Case with Pencil Holder

This case comes with a built-in Apple Pencil holder, soft TPU back shell, soft microfiber lining with PU leather exterior, trifold stand, and auto-sleep and wake, with built-in magnets.

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12. Pad & Quill Oxford Leather Case

Perfectly fits the iPad Pro 11. Smart Keyboard is Folio Compatible when pairing with Magic Keyboard. Apple Pencil 2 charges perfectly inside of the case, which has strong and durable slim profile and an interior pocket for documents.

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13. ProCase Ultra Slim Stand Case

Ultra slim and lightweight, this case has a hard back design that adds minimal bulk while offering great protection. Classic and professional design, its precise cutouts allow full access to all features, including camera, speaker, ports and buttons.

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14. Logitech Create Keyboard Case

CREATE is the ultimate creativity and productivity tool. Designed in partnership with Apple, this case combines the revolutionary Apple Smart Connector with Logitech’s most advanced iPad keyboard for a premium laptop-like typing experience.

(Logitech, $379+)

15. Custom iPad 9.7-inch Case

This personalized iPad 9.7 Folio Case is made with premium, durable materials featuring a durable canvas exterior, premium microfiber lining, and offers exclusive front-to-back design and customization. Its magnetic "wake and sleep" cover, multi-position stand, micro fiber lining, flexible interior hard case and full access to all ports, connections and camera combine to make an iPad 9.7 Folio Case that's sleek, stylish and secure.

(My Custom Case, prices vary)

16. Fintie SlimShell Keyboard Case

The super-slim design adds maximum protection with minimal bulk. Adjustable stand securely holds iPad in landscape mode. Durable PU leather cover and anti-slip rubber-lined interior provide full protection. Premium polycarbonate shell locks your tablet in place and absorbs drops and bumps.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

17. iPad Smart Cover

The lightweight, durable Smart Cover, made of polyurethane, protects your iPad screen without covering up its aluminum back. It also features a magnetic connection, keyboard stand, wake/sleep option, and a movie-watching stand.

(Apple, $39)

18. MoKo iPad 9.7" Smart Stand and Case

Custom designed for your precious Apple iPad 9.7", it automatically wakes or sleeps when lid is opened or closed. Slim lightweight hardback adds minimal bulk while protecting your device, and even includes convenient stand position for watching movies or typing. Plus, it comes in gold!

(MoKo Direct, prices vary)

19. Sevrock Slim Shockproof Defender

Case for Apple iPad 6th generation 9.7", it's also compatible with iPad 5th generation 9.7". Dual layers of hard interior shell and flexible exterior impact absorber protect device from accidental drops, shocks and scratches. High-quality material and soft silicone exterior offer flexible and smooth feeling.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

20. Zugu Case Prodigy X

Perfect for adventure travel! It has five-foot protection drop after military test standards. This case also has sleep/wake function, and convenient long elastic Apple pencil pocket.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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