Best 2018 11-inch iPad Pro Cases iMore 2021
While the 2018 11-inch iPad Pro isn't the newest model, some of us still own it, love it, and need a new case. If that's you, this is your collection! However, if you're looking for a case to fit the newer 2020 11-inch iPad Pro, check out our favorite cases here.
- Typing perfection: Logitech Slim Folio Pro
- MacBook design: Brydge Pro
- Front and back protection: Smart Folio for 11-inch iPad Pro
- Daily driver: ESR Yippee Trifold Smart Case for iPad Pro 11" 2018
- Universal appeal: Solo Metro Universal Tablet Case
- Deluxe option: Waterfield Sutter Tech Sling
- Folio plus: KHOMO Universal Tablet Padfolio Zippered Case
- Bookish style: Pad & Quill Contega Thin iPad Pro 11 Case
- Bargain sleeve: MOSISO Laptop Sleeve
- Pencil holder: i-Blason Full-Body Trifold Case
If an ideal typing experience is most vital for you on your iPad Pro, then you've found it in the Slim Folio Pro. It's got Logitech's iconic scissor keyboard mechanism, well-spaced for a mobile device. The action on the keys is nice and springy and will be a delight to your senses.
The Brydge Pro is perfectly designed to look seamless with your iPad Pro. It looks so good, people will ask you if it's a touchscreen Mac. It comes in silver and space gray and has the exact same shade and brushed aluminum shade as your iPad Pro.
This is a huge improvement over the Smart Cover of the past couple of years since it covers both the front AND back of the iPad Pro. The Smart Folio front cover neatly folds around to get out of your way, and it doubles as a stand. It has sleep/wake functionality as well, just as you'd expect. It comes in just three colors: Charcoal Gray, Pink Sand, and White.
If you don't need a keyboard, this simple but smart case is a fantastic option. Like Apple's version, the front cover folds back to form a stand. It's Apple Pencil compatible; the back cover has an open section to allow the Apple Pencil to charge without having to remove the cover.
Obviously not designed for the newest iPad Pro per se, this universal tablet case holds tablets up to 11 inches. Tension clips hold your iPad Pro in place, and a magnetic strap keeps the folio closed when not in use. Multiple viewing angles and sleep/wake functionality are nice features as well.
If you're looking for more than a sleeve, this bag from Waterfield is designed to fit the 11-inch iPad Pro and a Smart Folio Keyboard, plus your other goodies. It is worn comfortably on the back, either over one shoulder or cross-body style. Choose from Black or Chocolate Brown.
Another universal case, this one also holds any kind of tablet up to 11 inches. This one zippers closed and has loads of slots to hold papers, a notebook, a pen, and even your phone. Choose from Black, Carbon Fiber Black, or Brown.
This classy case makes your iPad Pro look like a book. Your iPad fits inside either alone or with a Smart Keyboard Folio as well. It's handmade, props up at multiple angles for viewing or typing, and has sleep/wake functionality. Choose from Linen Gray, Charcoal, and Cranberry.
While technically this is a laptop sleeve, the smallest size will fit your 11-inch iPad Pro and protect it while not in use. It has internal foam cushioning and a fluffy fur-like interior to pamper your new purchase. This one comes in loads of colors and has a zippered exterior pocket for your other goodies.
Our personal recommendations
We like Logitech's Slim Folio Pro because of its outstanding typing experience. If typing is most important on your iPad Pro and you want something with a familiar scissor mechanism feel, the best keyboard case right now is the Slim Folio Pro.
If a keyboard case is overkill and you just want some simple, inexpensive protection, go for ESR's Yippee Trifold Smart Case for iPad Pro 11-inch 2018. I've been using this case since I got my iPad Pro in 2018 and it's everything I need.
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