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The Week in iPad Cases: Art and society

You'll find some great examples of artistry at work in this week's iPad-case roundup. From leather to the most modern of synthetics, we've got a case for every taste—even for those who find the best kind of beauty in minimalistic simplicity.

The Week in iPad Cases

In this week’s edition of our iPad case roundup, we bring you a selection of artistic and fashionable cases made from all sorts of materials—from the finest Italian leather to the sturdiest of modern plastics. Plus, we’ve got a few simpler products for the iPad owner who prefers minimalist beauty and easy maintenance.

Case Cow

The Sticki (iPad mini; $25) holds your tablet in place using a special PU gel material that’s sticky but leaves no residue on the device’s surface.

Available in blue, the case’s front cover flips around to double as a viewing and typing stand in landscape orientation.

Case Scenario

The Pantone Bookcase (iPad mini; €50) is a case whose design draws inspiration from the color swatches of the Pantone corporation’s globally recognize color library. Made of PU leather, the case’s front cover flips around to double as a stand for viewing and typing in landscape orientation

The Bookcase comes in white with a black or red insert.

iDreamCase

The company’s Case with Tray (iPad mini; $50) is handmade in San Francisco from fine Italian leather and quality fabric, with double-layer protection thanks to its internal rubberized tray that holds your iPad in place while keeping it safe from bumps and falls.

The case comes in black, crimson, burgundy, blue, or style, and it can be monogrammed to your specifications.

iGear Unlimited

The Bluetooth Keyboard Portfolio (iPad 2, 3, 4, and mini; $99) incorporates a detachable Bluetooth keyboard in an leatherette portfolio case that provides full-body protection while doubling as a viewing stand.

The keyboard, which attaches magnetically to the rest of the case, features high-quality rigid keys and a full QWERTY layout.

iLuv

The Pulse (iPad mini; $50) sports two layers of protection: The first covers the sides and back of your tablet without blocking any of its ports, buttons, or cameras, while the second consists of a series of raised, shock-absorbing strips that keep your iPad mini safe from bumps and falls.

The Pulse comes in black with purple stripes, white with lime-green stripes, or pink with black stripes.

Mapi Cases

The Orion (iPad mini; $150) is made from high-quality leather and features a special rotating mount that allows you to flip the screen around and use it as a typing and viewing platform in either landscape or portrait orientation.

The case, which uses a magnetic closure to keep the cover secure during transport, comes in black, red, brown, or tan.

Society 6

The company features the work of artists from all over the world in its selection of iPad cases (all iPad models; $60), resulting in a veritable treasure trove of designs that are as diverse as diverse can be.

Of course, protection is front and center with these cases, which feature two-piece construction, a lay-flat design, and a rigid body construction that keeps your tablet safe from the vagaries of everyday life.

STM Bags

If you often take your iPad on the road, STM’s Blazer D7 (iPad mini; $25) features a convenient shoulder strap, generous padding, and a zippered closure to keep your electronics safe.

Available in grey, black, blue, or red, the Blazer D7 also offers a convenient zippered front pocket for storing your accessories and cables.

USBFever

Despite its seemingly unpronounceable name, the Capdase Mkeeper (all iPad models; $34) is a shoulder bag designed with a mobile lifestyle in mind.

Made from a high-quality suit fabric with a memory-foam inner layer, the Mkeeper features a zippered closure for maximum safety, as well as a front zippered compartment to hold cables and accessories.

X-Doria

The Engage (iPad mini; $20) is the perfect companion for Apple’s Smart Cover: The case provides protection for the back of your device, adding a splash of color without hiding the iPad mini’s beautiful design.

The Engage comes in clear, smoke, green, or red.