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The Best iPad Cases on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve covered laptop cases, laptop backpacks, and portable battery chargers before, here we’re zeroing in on the best iPad cases on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2

Best cheap iPad case

MoKo Case for iPad 9.7 2018/2017 Slim Lightweight Smart Shell Stand Cover, Rose Gold

“This MoKo Case for my new iPad 2017 is just what I hoped for. It is very nice quality, fits perfectly, puts the iPad to sleep, and wakes it. It is very functional and pretty, besides! Without the cover, I was so afraid of letting it slip out of my hands, but the cover makes it easier to hold and makes me less nervous. I am well-satisfied with this purchase.”

Best leather iPad case

ProCase iPad 9.7 Case 2018 / 2017 iPad Case — Stand Folio Cover Case for Apple iPad 9.7 inch, Also Fit iPad Air 2 / iPad Air

“Looked at a number of covers for my new (2017) iPad and this was the winner. It fits very snugly, is easy to apply, and provides great protection for the iPad. It also does a better job of providing a stable and comfortable position when using the iPad. After using this for a couple of months, I am very pleased with my choice and highly recommend for anyone in the market for a safe and functional case.”

Best iPad case with Bluetooth keyboard

Fintie iPad 9.7 inch 2018 2017/iPad Air 2/iPad Air Keyboard Case - 360 Degree Rotating Stand Cover w/Built-in Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard

“I’m surprised at how often I use this keyboard. The cover fits my iPad 2017 very well and I can easily pivot the screen from landscape to portrait. It took me a couple of days to get used to the size of the keys, since I’m constantly typing on my computer at work, but it is now very easy. I’m typing at my normal speed with no problem. Highly recommend.”

Best textured iPad case

Speck Products StyleFolio Case for iPad Air/Air 2

“Absolutely love this case. It fits perfectly. Proper cutouts. The snap lock is very good for keeping my screen safe. The speaker does not have cutouts. Instead it has small channels to direct the sound forward, which is great. This case protects my device from being crushed by the giant college books in my backpack, and it has saved my screen from several drops. After all of this time, the case practically looks brand-new.”

Best sound-enhancing iPad case

Poetic TurtleSkin New iPad 9.7 Inch 2017/2018 Cover Case With Silicone and Sound-Amplification Feature

“I love my new Poetic TurtleSkin case! The included stand is durable and stays in place 100 percent of the time. I used it on my bed and it never tilted over or collapsed. Even when I came and sat on my bed, it did not fall. The case slipped right on and stays on until you actually physically remove it. Lastly, the sound boost is unreal and definitely works. It helps when you have loud noises around you. Poetic did a superb job with this case.”

Best case for kids

Fintie Case for Apple iPad 9.7 Inch 2018 Model (6th Gen)/iPad 9.7 Inch 2017 Model (5th Gen)/iPad Air — Kiddie Series

“Purchased this for our 2-year-old daughter to use as we traveled overseas for a month. I bought it in the purple so that it would stand out, as we knew we’d be juggling a lot between her, a baby, passports, luggage, etc. It’s easy for her to grip, but also nicely stands up easily if she gets tired of holding it. It seems like it’s going to hold up and look good for a long time. My husband and I have liked it so much, we have joked about getting another one in black for us adults.”

iPad Pro 10.5

Best protective iPad case

OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPad Pro (10.5” - 2017 version)

“This is a very nice, sturdy case. My iPad Pro felt too delicate in my hands. I felt like I could easily break it or it would slip out of my hands. After adding this case, it now feels indestructible! It is not near as bulky as I thought it would be. The screen is very clear and there are no ‘bubbles’ like I found with the LifeProof case on my old iPad. I like the bonus face protector that doubles as a stand! It is on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.”

Best magnetic iPad case

Zugu Case — iPad Pro 10.5 inch Case Prodigy X — Very Protective But Thin + Convenient Magnetic Stand + Sleep/Wake Cover

“As a longtime OtterBox user, I was a bit nervous going with a new company for my new 10.5 iPad Pro. I was looking for great protection, but with a slimmer design for travel. The Zugu case has all that, and with great functionality as well. The adjustment angle is fantastic for finding just the right position for reading or writing. The slimmer case is awesome and well-built for travel. My company (iPad) case is much bulkier. The quality was obvious from the moment I opened the box, and at a fair price. Very happy with this purchase.”

Best clear iPad case

ESR iPad Pro 10.5 Case, Clear Hard Case [Perfect Match With Smart Keyboard] Slim Fit Back Shell Cover for iPad Pro 10.5 Inch(Clear)

“Perfect fit for my iPad Pro! It fits precisely with the Apple keyboard cover. Very easy to install. Took about ten seconds. It adds just the right amount of protection. It doesn’t add bulk and doesn’t take away from the sleek design. I feel so much better now that the back is covered instead of just the front. Great price, too. I’ll definitely look at this company in the future for similar products.”

iPad Pro 12.9

Best rotating iPad cover

Fintie iPad Pro 12.9 Case — 360 Degree Rotating Stand Case With Smart Protective Cover Auto Sleep / Wake Feature for Apple Pro 12.9

“Ingenious! Great product, as advertised, and a great price. The iPad itself rotates 360 degrees while still in the case, protective of the iPad as advertised. And I’m able to keep my iPad in the case when I put it on the keyboard and the stand that I bought for my iPad. I’ve been missing out all these years buying expensive products that have defects either after you by them or after their warranty expires.”

Best iPad sleeve

ProCase iPad Pro Case Sleeve, Cushion Protective Sleeve Bag Cover Case for Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch

“This is more than just a sleeve. It’s a professional-quality case for the iPad Pro. It is thoughtfully designed and offers excellent protection for an expensive device that needs to be treated with care. The lining is soft and there is just the right amount of cushioning so that with the iPad Pro inside, the case is just under an inch in thickness. There is a small elasticized loop inside the left side to secure the Apple Pencil. It is functional, beautiful, and priced right.”

iPad 1, 2, 3, 4

Best iPad case with keyboard

iPad Keyboard + Leather Case, Alpatronix KX100 Bluetooth iPad Keyboard Case With Removable Wireless Keyboard, and Built-in Tablet Stand for iPad 4, 3, 2, 1

“After looking and looking and reading a ton of reviews, I settled on the Alpatronix Keyboard Folio case for my first generation iPad. My iPad (first gen, remember) fit into the case easily. I am a certified technodolt, but I was able to set it up, charge it up, and sync it with my computer without help — that’s a first! I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks, but it’s exactly what I was looking for; the Chiclet keys work well, the Home button saves hassle, and for the price, it’s a great deal.”

Best iPad case for kids

Speck Products iGuy Freestanding Case for iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPad 1

“Amazing!!!! This product is everything that I expected and more! I have a daughter (8 years old) who uses her iPad daily and really puts it through the ringer with biting, throwing, spills, and a laundry list of things that would have me here forever if I were to list it all! This guy has proven to not only top the last case she had but also far exceed it in functionality and protection. If this one ever wears out, I would definitely get another one with no hesitation! Also, the arms are perfect for the child to comfortably carry around their iPad!”

iPad Mini

Best slim iPad case

Khomo iPad Mini 1 2 3 Case — DUAL Series — ULTRA Slim White Cover

“What a bargain! I bought the Apple Smart Cover and was not comfortable with the fact that it had no back protection, so I returned it and bought the Khomo cover. It is lightweight, and works just as well as the more expensive Apple cover I have for my regular-size iPad. The sleep mechanism works well; I have not had any problems with it. Considering how cheap it is, I am willing to buy another one in a few months if I have to! This worked so well that I bought another one for an iPad Mini with retina.”

Best iPad case for kids

Avawo Kids Case for Apple iPad 2 3 4 — Light Weight Shock Proof Convertible Handle Stand Kids Friendly Tablet

“I ordered this case for an older iPad that I was giving to my almost 5-year-old son. It has withstood lots of torture! I could almost call it indestructible!! It feels soft and foamy and he loves the handle because it’s easy to carry, and you can set it on a hard surface to stand it up. I’m confident to give it five stars and am very pleased with my purchase.”

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The Best iPad Cases, According to Amazon Reviews