Slip Your iPad 2 into a Padded Case
Slipcases, jackets, and covers for iPad 2 come in a wide range of styles and designs. Many companies offer messenger bags, briefcases, computer cases, and camera cases, for example, with padded compartments designed for a tablet. Or you can opt for a stand-alone slip case that will fit nicely into your existing case or bag. A slip case is like a custom-sized, padded envelope that your unit fits into for protection while being transported.
- Timbuk2 offers a full lineup of customizable messenger bags and backpacks that are extremely durable and stylish. They're made in the USA from rain-resistant, ballistic nylon and other materials. Many bag styles can include a padded compartment perfect for an iPad 2. Or you can purchase a stand-alone padded slip case for iPad 2 that comes in a choice of colors, for $40.00.
- Waterfield Designs offers a growing lineup of custom cases and slip covers for iPad 2, giving customers a choice of professional and conservative styles, colors, and materials.
- You can give your iPad 2 protection, while making it look like a traditional and very sophisticated hardcover book using a handcrafted, designer case from DodoCase, Inc. The $89.95 DodoCase iPad 2 Limited Edition case offers a hard shell design that protects the entire unit during transport or while it's in use. It even doubles as a stand.
- For conservative business people and professionals, a company called Booq offers a line of thin, leatherette portfolio-style cases specifically for iPad 2 ($49.95 each) that include a traditional pad and pen holder, plus a compartment for the iPad 2 on the left side of the portfolio. It's perfect for attending meetings, for example—the portfolio can be laid out on a desk or flat surface. The company also offers a collection of colorful iPad 2 sleeves and slip cases, as well as stylish messenger bags with padded compartments perfect for the iPad 2.
- M-Edge will soon be offering iPad 2 jacket-style covers that can be fully customized with your artwork, photo, text, or other graphics imprinted on it. The company also has a collection of predesigned, jacket-style cases and sleeves, plus several messenger-style bags with iPad 2 compartments. The company's Cambridge Jacket for Apple iPad 2 (price to be determined), for example, offers a contemporary but conservative look, and a hard shell protective design that's made from canvas and leather trim.