Your new iPad Pro is an investment and if you want to protect it as best you can, but which cases will allow you to do that?
Odds are that you will want to protect your new 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a case, whether it be one that adds a keyboard or a kickstand, or is just decorative and protective. The third-party accessory market surrounding new Apple product launches is constantly growing, and there are generally tons of options available. Sometimes, it's hard to know where to start, so let's take a look at some of the best cases available for the smaller iPad Pro!
Apple Smart Keyboard
The iPad Pro is great for various aspects of productivity, and the Smart Keyboard case makes it a pleasure to type on. Apple has included a new Smart Connector on the iPad Pro line of tablets, and so far the accessory that best utilizes it is the keyboard. It comes with just a keyboard that attaches to the iPad with the Smart Connectors, so if you are looking for some additional protection you'll need to find a case that works with it as well. The Smart Keyboard will set you back a bit, priced at $150, but if you are going to be typing a lot it's a worthy investment.
Luvvitt Rescue Case
Luvvitt's Rescue case is quite similar to Apple's Smart Case, except for pricing. The case clips on to protect the back of your iPad Pro, and the front flap covers the display while traveling. The case is thin and lightweight, so it won't take away from the great design of the iPad Pro, and the front cover easily transforms into a stand for reading, typing or watching a movie. You can order the case now at Amazon for around $15.
The iPad Pro can be used for a variety of different purposes, and some of them may put you in situations where you want to keep it protected. The i-Blason Armorbox is a full-body protective case that has a built-in kickstand and screen protector. Whether you will be out on construction sites, in a warehouse environment, or just don't want to risk the kids dropping it, this is a great case for you. You can grab it at Amazon for under $20.
Snugg Leather Cover with Kickstand
If you are looking for a case that keeps your iPad Pro protected while adding some additional functionality, this may be the one for you. Snugg's leather cover has a kickstand and slot for your Apple Pencil built-in. When not in use, the cover will protect the display of the tablet, but when in use you can turn it into a kickstand for the tablet. The case adds good travel protection and adds some features that some may want. You can pick one up one for around $50 at Amazon.
Poetic Turtle Skin
If you are just looking for something to protect the back and sides of your new iPad, this may be of interest to you. With a built-in loop to store your Apple Pencil during transport, the Turtle Skin case gives you some added grip and protection, without making the slick iPad Pro too thick. You can get one for your iPad for around $15 at Amazon.
IVSO Keyboard Case
While Apple offers an official keyboard for the iPad Pro, it may not be the best for everyone. This keyboard case has a detachable keyboard built into a leather cover, so you can use it with or without the keyboard. While it may seem silly to remove the keyboard from the case, it means that you can travel or store it without the keyboard and without needing a second case. You can pick one up for around $20 at Amazon.
Luvvitt Clear Grip
If you want to show off the color of your new iPad Pro, or you just don't like it to look like there is a case on your tablet, the Clear Grip case from Luvvitt is the one to look at. The thin design offers a bit of protection to the back and sides of the tablet, without adding a ton of bulk and weight. Being transparent, you can show off that new Rose Gold iPad Pro without having to hide it to protect it. You can order this case from Amazon now for less than $15.
If you don't care for cases but want to keep your iPad safe during travels, this may be the perfect solution for you. Inateck's Sleeve carrying case will keep the front and back of your iPad Pro protected in your bag and prevent the screen from getting scratched up. The case also doubles as a stand, allowing you to put it in a variety of positions to watch media, type on an external keyboard and more. It doesn't add any bulk while you are using the iPad, but does help prevent some damages while you are transporting it or not using it. You can grab one for less than $15 at Amazon.
What is your favorite case?
With the smaller iPad Pro being so new, there aren't a ton of options available today to purchase. There are lots of pre-orders available, though, so you can reserve your cases now. Is there a case we missed here that has you excited? Let us know which one will be protecting your 9.7-inch iPad Pro in the forums!