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The Week in iPad Cases: Electric sheep

It's time for our weekly roundup of protective accessories for the iPad. As usual, we have a mix of great cases waiting for your viewing pleasure.

The Week in iPad Cases

We scour the Web each week in search of protective accessories for your tablet of choice.

This week, our case roundup brings you the usual mix of cases for all tastes and needs, from the elegant to the functional, from the luxurious to the quirky.

Acase

The Mini Desk (iPad mini; price unavailable) is a slim portfolio case made from a soft, microsuede material.

It comes in green, purple, pink, or black. The front cover, which flips around to double as a viewing stand in landscape orientation, is also compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake functionality.

ElementCase

The Walnut Wood Case (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $63) is a snap-on back case built from a veneer of real walnut bonded to a layer of carbon fiber for maximum protection.

The case’s composite structure includes all the appropriate cutouts to ensure that you enjoy unfettered access to your tablet’s ports, controls, and cameras.

Golla

The Jerome (iPad 2, 3, and 4; price unavailable) is a folio-style cover made of synthetic leather, with a soft interior lining for maximum protection.

The case, which comes in white, black, red, or yellow, also supports the iPad’s sleep/wake feature.

Griffin Technology

The Moxy Folio (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $50) features a sturdy construction that brings form and function together to deliver both protection and beauty.

Available in a variety of colors and styles, the case’s front cover flips around to act as a stand for viewing or typing in landscape orientation.

Kensington

The TriFold (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $50) i reminiscent of Apple’s own Smart Case. It protects your iPad all around by enclosing it in a shock-absorbing shell, while its cover doubles as a stand for various angles of landscape viewing or typing.

The TriFold comes in black marble, red, or brown marble.

Rokform

The Roklock (iPad 2, 3, and 4; $69) is a mounting-system case that protects your iPad from dust, bumps, and scratches, while giving it a stylish splash of colour.

Through a series of attachments, the case—available in black, gunmetal, aqua, white, grey, frosted white, or red—can be used to mount your iPad on a variety of vertical and horizontal surfaces.

SealShield

The Protective Covering (iPad 2, 3, and 4, $30) is a plastic pouch that makes your iPad water- and sand-proof.

The sleeve can be installed in minutes and does not interfere with your ability to use (and listen to) your tablet; it’s ideal for use near bodies of water, helps keep sand and other contaminants away, and features a special antimicrobial coating.

STM

The Marquee (iPad mini; $80) is made from leather with a polycarbonate bracket for protection and form; can double as a viewing or typing stand in landscape orientation; and features a slot for a stylus.

The case, which is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, comes in black, blue, pink, or white.

ZooGue

The Genius (iPad mini; $40) is a folio-style case designed to double as a viewing and typing stand that adjusts to any angle you choose.

The case is compatible with the iPad mini’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, and is handmade from genuine black leather.