It’s been over a 12 months since Apple launched the iPad Pro 9.7, complementing its even-older plus-sized 12.9-inch mannequin with a extra on-the-move pleasant sibling that doesn’t compromise on energy.
Each of those slates are nonetheless powerfully common, and the bigger one has even been refreshed with the brand new iPad Pro 12.9 (2017), which handily matches the identical circumstances as the unique iPad Pro 12.9.
With that in thoughts we have created this listing of the very best circumstances – with and with out keyboards – on your 9.7-inch or 12.9-inch pro-grade Apple slate.
You may discover circumstances of all totally different types and match for all totally different budgets, most of which can be found for each measurement iPads. The one factor all of them have in frequent is that they are all nice.
Observe: we have ranked these from least expensive to costliest in keeping with costs at time of writing. We additionally plan to have a number of iPad Pro 10.5 circumstances enter this listing within the coming weeks.
1. Mofred Black & Tan
Govt model on a a lot decrease finances
Features a pouch
Not actual leather-based
No Apple Pencil slot
If the choice to go iPad Pro left you shorn of some quid too many, then this tan PU leather-based case from Mofred is a no brainer buy. Its darkish matt outer end seems to be and feels much more costly than it’s, as does the tan internal microfibre lining inside.
The case neatly flips right into a portrait or panorama stand with three grades of angle and the magnetic strip sleeps/wakes your iPad Professional on closing/opening. A pouch on the skin is simply sufficiently big for a number of key A4 paperwork; Mofred even tucked in a display protector as well.
General this case is an effective way to maintain your premium gadget secure from on a regular basis knocks and bumps with out coughing up much more money for the comfort.
2. Incipio Octane Pure
Colours: Black, Cyan, Pink, Purple
Reveals off your pill
Would not look premium
There’s one thing about Incipio’s Octane Pure case that simply feels enjoyable. It has a rubbery impact-absorbing TPU bumper that is well-molded across the ports and buttons, and it runs round a clear plastic shell that reveals off the rear of your pill.
The flip-over cowl has a suede microfiber lining that does its bit to protect the display, and it additionally folds up as a dual-angle kickstand for media viewing and typing.
With a vegan leather-based cowl appropriate for these keen on our four-legged associates, the case is available in black in addition to loopy blue, pink and purple sweet colours.
three. VRS Design Layered Dandy Case
A leather-based look in three totally different shades
Colours: Black, Espresso Brown, Wine Purple
Sturdy magnetic lock
Pricier than related Mofred case
The magnetic lock on this slim case might be the strongest we have come throughout and handily places the iPad Professional to sleep at an in depth, as all Good Covers ought to. The variable-angle stand is a bit flimsy in the event you are inclined to jab your gadget’s display, however customers with a lightweight contact ought to discover it ample.
VRS Design calls it a ‘leather-based case’ nevertheless it’s really lined in PU leather-based, which is a cut up leather-based backing coated with a layer of polyurethane.
Whether or not or not that is a minus is down to non-public choice – we have not had it lengthy sufficient to solid judgement on its sturdiness in the long run. In any other case the case feels delicate, it is handsome and provides quick access to ports and buttons.
four. Speck SmartShell Plus
A case that protects your slate with out hiding it
Colours: Clear, Onyx Black
Works with the Good Keyboard
Solely two shade decisions
One other case that permits you to present the world you’ve received nice pill style, even in the event you’ve plumped for the rose gold pill, Speck’s SmartShell Plus helps you to profit from the iPad’s seems to be in addition to its core grunt and stable mixture of labor and play-friendly talents.
Displaying off your iPad’s shade whereas retaining it secure from on a regular basis knocks and scratches, the clear rear sports activities cut-outs in all the proper locations, with openings for Lightning connector, speaker and digicam, quantity buttons, plus a niche alongside the aspect that permits you to pair the case with Apple’s personal Good Keyboard.
Bolstered edges and corners hold all the things secure from drops with out including undesirable bulk to your pleasingly slimline slate.
5. Fyy Leather-based Case
Premium safety at an inexpensive value
Colours: Brown, Black, Apricot, Cyan, Purple
Room for equipment
There are iPad Professional 9.7 circumstances, after which there may be this, a bag particularly designed on your pill. An expensive one at that, having been crafted from real leather-based.
It has a wallet-size pocket on the skin and a cultured case on your Apple Pencil, whereas the delicate sleeve has all the proper cut-outs, the sleep/wake good operate works as marketed, and the case folds over for excellent typing and viewing angles.
The internal pockets imply it isn’t the slimmest case by any stretch, nevertheless it’s elegant whereas additionally offering fantastic safety. The shoulder strap is a welcome contact for these repeatedly on the transfer, while a wide range of enjoyable colours will appease these bored with the traditional brown leather-based look.
6. Pipetto Origami Case
A wise cowl with out an Apple value
Colours: Purple, Royal Blue, Darkish Gray, Black, Clear/Champagne Gold, Clear/ Silver, Clear/Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, White, Pink, Purple, Navy
Quite a few stand modes
A great deal of shade decisions
PU quite than actual leather-based
Not as protecting as some
We have seen Pipetto’s Origami case for plenty of iOS gadget fashions and its design by no means fails to impress. This model for the Professional person is available in a wide range of fashionable colors (the royal blue is especially putting) and feels distinctive, due to Pipetto’s use of sentimental PU for the outer shell and a furry suedette lining making issues snuggly inside.
It isn’t not like Apple’s personal Good Cowl for the iPad Professional, and even turns the gadget on/off when opened/closed; the distinction is that the Origami has a rear flap that folds into 4 stand modes all of which supply another viewing angle relying in your wants (typing, viewing and many others). We like.
7. Gumdrop Hideaway Case
Hold your iPad and Apple Pencil hidden from hurt
Colours: Black, Black/Purple, Royal Blue/Lime, White/Gray
Loads of safety
Apple pencil pocket
Rugged seems to be received’t go well with everybody
In the event you’ve owned a Gumdrop case earlier than then this needs to be acquainted territory. The Hideaway boasts the corporate’s traditional impression resistant dual-layer silicone/polycarbonate design with strengthened corrugated rubber bumpers across the edges of the display for uber-protection.
There’s additionally a built-in kickstand on the again that adjusts to viewing or typing modes.
What will not be so acquainted maybe is the neat Apple Pencil ‘pocket’ that sits lengthways at one nook and has two holes, one to face up the enter gadget once you’re busy typing and one other for sliding it in parallel to the case once you’re on the transfer. Tremendous helpful!
eight. Casetify Fortunate He Don’t Style Good
The pressure is with this one
Colours: R2-D2 design
Will not enchantment in the event you’re not into Star Wars
It’s fantastic to indicate off your internal nerd, and we don’t simply imply with a enjoyable background in your tremendous slate. This R2-D2-inspired Casetify providing is good for any hardened Star Wars fan.
It’s about greater than mere enjoyable issue although. The Saffiano leather-based physique provides a sturdy protecting coating that’s as hardwearing as it’s simple on the attention, whereas a strengthened plastic inlay gently hugs your pill and retains it secure from drops.
It’s versatile too, with 4 totally different stand positions letting you optimize your pill’s place to your present wants, be that typing, film watching or a pleasant session along with your Pencil in hand.
9. OtterBox Assertion Collection
Making a powerful assertion
Colours: Black, Blue, Maroon
Good drop safety
Expensive for polycarbonate
Not tremendous fashionable
The iPad Professional is a merely beautiful little bit of equipment. As a lot as you wish to shield it from the trials of each day life then, it feels a disgrace to hamper its attractiveness by wrapping it in a mass of plastic, rubber or leather-based. The OtterBox Assertion helps hold your prized tech possession secure and safe with out cramping its smooth traces.
Whereas the case’s slimline physique is completed with black, blue or maroon genuine-leather accents, the clear polycarbonate rear panel retains your pill’s easy class on show.
That’s not all, strengthened rubber corners assist increase the case’s drop-protection credentials, whereas a barely lipped entrance retains that beautiful, Pencil-friendly display secure from face-down fumbles.
10. Waterfield Journey Specific Case
A journey bag constructed on your pill
Colours: Black Ballistic, Waxed Canvas
Suits all of your equipment
No safety on your iPad when in use
Waterfield’s zippered Journey Specific Case is a stowaway’s dream: it could retailer a charging cable with plug hooked up, an Apple Pencil, and even a Good Keyboard alongside your iPad Professional, all with room to spare for earbuds and many others. You do not have to fret about damaging your gear both, as soft-lined pockets hold every merchandise safely separated.
The waxed bag is fantastically made, and with a self-locking zipper to maintain issues inside and an non-compulsory strap out there, it is an important answer in the event you’re typically on the transfer. Positive, it is weighty when full, however the wonderful design and match retains bulk to a naked minimal.
11. Logitech Create Case
Stands your slate at virtually any angle
Colours: Black, Iris/Black, Purple
Stands your iPad at numerous angles
Costly for what it’s
Few shade decisions
In the event you typically wrestle to angle your iPad’s display utilizing the mounted positions of typical stand circumstances then Logitech has the best answer.
Contained in the rear of this tough case is a smooth-glide hinge with a 60-degree vary that sits useless centre of your iPad: simply snap your gadget into the highest fixture and convey the display all the way down to the specified angle and it stays put, even towards the poke of heavy-handed tappers.
The onerous rubberised cloth on the skin of the case feels loads protecting, with decent-sized slots for button entry. It even has Good Cowl smarts, so the display sleeps and wakes once you open/shut it.
An old-school search for your new-school pill
Colours: Black/Charcoal, Dove Gray/Indigo, Inexperienced/Gunnysack, Granite/Merlot
Holds your Apple Pencil
Stand can’t totally assist the iPad’s weight
Conventional bookbindery finds one other house on this handcrafted case, which options an elastic loop that holds an Apple Pencil securely when not in use. A sturdy plastic tray inside retains your iPad in place and protects the sides when closed with out hindering entry to ports and buttons.
The case is described as multi-angle, however the stand cannot fairly take the burden of an iPad Professional and tends to slip down into the default place (which is ok in itself). All in all, it is a heavy previous factor, however provides stable defence on your Apple gadget.
13. Griffin Survivor Customized Case
A customizable case that is all about safety
Chunkier than some
As a lot as you’d prefer to hold your iPad Professional’s smooth traces and steel physique on present for the world to see, generally hardcore device-saving safety wants to come back earlier than model.
That doesn’t imply it’s a must to utterly get rid of easy-on-the-eye enchantment although. Griffin’s all-terrain Survivor case provides loads of safety whereas letting you customized shade the case to your tastes.
Regardless of boasting a comparatively slim profile, this hardy add-on provides safety from drops as much as 6.6 ft, making it excellent for the ultra-clumsy or these utilizing their tablets in unforgiving environments. The defenses proceed inside, too, with a foam-lined polycarbonate body that is shatter-resistant and encased in silicone.
A Contact ID-friendly built-in display protector and plugs for all of the ports end the look, whereas making certain grime, sand and rain haven’t any simple route in. What’s extra, an included clip-on stand for hands-free use makes your iPad Professional prepared for no matter nature, otherwise you, can throw at it.
14. Knomo Full Wrap Folio
Colours: Black, Gold, Rose Gold
Features a stand
The iPad Professional is an expert little bit of equipment, so it’s time to deal with it as such. Knomo’s Full Wrap Folio case doesn’t simply give the gadget a business-ready full-grain leather-based makeover, it additionally boasts a few enterprise card holder slots on the within cowl.
This isn’t a case only for on-the-move property brokers although. Whereas a inside microfiber lining will assist forestall your pill’s display succumbing to scuffs and scratches, the case’s folding, lipped design means it could double as a stand.
That is good whether or not you’re seeking to take pleasure in a calming video viewing session or pair your pill with a separate Bluetooth keyboard for faster typing.
Obtainable in black, gold and rose gold, as a useful of entirety each Knomo case comes with a novel figuring out code too, so, as soon as registered, in the event you ever misplace your prized possession these sincere of us who stumble throughout it could simply get it again to you. Aren’t folks good.
15. Joli Easy Case
Colours: Brown, Gray, Darkish Brown
Can get a model that matches the Good Keyboard too
No safety when pill is in use
That is extra of a sleeve than a case, so it protects your iPad Professional once you’re not utilizing it. With that out of the way in which, know this: Joli design is a factor to behold. The complete grain waxed leather-based of this made-to-order product feels and smells pleasant, and twinned with the wool internal lining actually seems to be the half.
The match feels tight at first, however after a little bit of use we discovered the sleeve relaxed just a bit and sliding an iPad Professional out and in quickly required much less pressure. The impeccable stitching stored the gadget greater than safe although, so we won’t fault it. It won’t be low-cost, nevertheless it’s the loveliest handcrafted case we have seen.
16. Pad & Quill Contega Skinny Case
Offers your iPad the look of a guide
Colours: Charcoal, Cranberry, Linen Gray
Indent is susceptible to put on
This slender case is cloaked in a standard bookbinding materials known as Buckram, which makes a satisfying crack just like the well-worn backbone of an archive journal once you fold it over into the stand place.
Two sturdy ridges within the opposing soft-grip liner supply two comfortable viewing angles, whereas the clean-release 3M adhesive holds in your iPad Professional good and securely.
The on/off magnetic good cowl is stored closed with a Moleskine band and does a good job of defending the gadget’s edges. The outward indent of the fold is susceptible to put on however finally ends up including to the general classic library guide really feel. A fantastic case certainly.
17. Moleskine Folio Case
An iconic model for an iconic model
Holds your Apple Pencil
Solely is available in black
Moleskine is an iconic model famed for making luxurious paper pads that really stand the check of time and journey. Whereas your iPad may need changed these conventional paper innards, this luxury iPad Professional case means you’ll be able to nonetheless profit from the identical mixture of fashion and hardiness.
Providing uncompromising each day safety, the black polyurethane case is completed with a delicate microfiber inlay to maintain your slate’s display and smooth steel traces secure from scuffs and scratches.
Past ticking all the proper knock and drop saving bins, this case is about greater than being a complicated, simple on the attention possibility.
In addition to that includes Moleskine’s signature elastic band closing mechanism, the case doubles as a helpful pill stand and even comes with an inbuilt loop to maintain your Apple Pencil from disappearing when not in use.
18. Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case
Undercutting Apple’s possibility
Colours: Blue, Black, Purple
Cheaper than Apple’s keyboard
Whereas Apple’s official keyboard case is spectacular, it’s not good. Not solely will its price ticket give your already depleted pockets one other sizeable kick within the bits, however there’s nowhere to retailer your Apple Pencil when not in use. Don’t fear although, that’s the place Logitech’s effort is available in.
Using the iPad’s Good Connector, this keyboard case boasts backlit keys for improved after darkish typing, whereas a particular Pencil loop will hold your extra iPad accent secure and safe.
Greater than only a fast response e mail enabler, the case, which is available in black, blue or purple, provides hearty pill safety, each back and front, and can auto wake your iPad when opened.
Whereas it received’t drain your pill’s battery, solely drawing energy when positioned in a typing place, keys assigned particularly to make the most of plenty of key iOS options have been slotted in, bonus.
19. Apple Good Keyboard
A robust accent that does greater than shield
Turns your pill right into a laptop computer
No alternative of shade
On the subject of iPad safety, Apple, having designed the slate itself, has a stable start line for retaining it secure. Whereas its Good Cowl is a traditional and the rear-protecting Silicone Case the very best for safeguarding towards bumps, it’s the official Good Keyboard case that’s arguably Apple’s finest iPad Professional accent.
In addition to defending the display from scratches when chucked in your bag, the case matches in its personal bodily QWERTY keyboard, reworking your highly effective pill into a real laptop computer substitute.
The keyboard-enhanced case isn’t nearly having the ability to knock out e mail replies or last-minute work paperwork in double-quick style both. When work’s finished, it could remodel right into a pill stand, letting you take pleasure in a hands-free Netflix binge.