The 10.5-inch iPad Pro, released in 2017, has a slate of impressive features. This second-generation iPad Pro has different dimensions than other models, including its predecessor, the first-generation 9.7-inch iPad, and the newer 11-inch models. Here are some of the best cases for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro you can buy. Many of these cases also fit other iPad models, as mentioned below.
This front-only cover seamlessly connects to the edge of your iPad Pro via magnets, and it provides wake/sleep functionality for your device. It's a simple, minimalist option, with a cover that folds into a kickstand and a durable, smooth texture. This case, compatible with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the iPad Air (3rd generation), and the iPad (both 7th and 8th generation) are available in multiple colors, which often change depending on the season. The Apple Smart Cover's style and simplicity make it one of the best cases for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
Slim keyboard case
To take full advantage of the iPad Pro's productivity potential, a great keyboard case is imperative. The Logitech Slim Combo features a full Mac-style, backlit keyboard, as well as an Apple Pencil slot so that you can get work done everywhere. It works with both Apple's 10.5-inch iPads.
If you take your iPad Pro everywhere with you, you'll want the heavy-duty protection provided by the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro. It has a flexible silicone inner shell and a hard, durable plastic exterior, with a built-in kickstand and screen protector. You'll find several great colors to choose from — this one also works with the iPad Air (3rd generation.)
If you like smart covers for your iPad Pro but want a little more pizzazz and a back cover, then MoKo's smart cover is what you want. There are many great colors and patterns available, including a gorgeous Starry Night-style case. This is a nice budget option, similar to Apple's Smart Cover, but it covers the back as well.
If you need to carry your iPad Pro and ALL OF THE THINGS, then grab Khomo's Padfolio. It has a pad of loose-leaf, slots for credit cards, a pocket for your iPhone, and a larger pocket for documents or whatever else you need. It comes in black, brown, or "carbon fiber" black. This case works with various iPad and tablet models between 8.5-inches and 11-inches.
If you have little ones who like to play with your iPad Pro, then pick up this case, with its little hand-friendly handle, easy-flip kickstand, and extra-durable plastic design. The case comes in a bunch of bright colors and is resilient against drops.
This genuine leather folio-style case is the perfect luxury option if your iPad Pro goes with you to important meetings, the office, and anywhere else you might want to class up the joint. The front folds around to the back so you can use it as a stand, either upright for watching videos or at a lower angle for typing.
Thin and clear
If you picked out the color of your iPad Pro because you love to look at it, then a clear case may be your best bet. This one-piece clear case from Poetic has a built-in Apple Pencil slot and is made from flexible and durable TPU rubber. It's even compatible with Apple's detachable keyboard. The Poetic Lumos works with both 10.5-inch iPads.
The old standby, OtterBox's Defender case provides excellent heavy-duty protection for your iPad Pro. Its flexible inner bumper provides shock absorption, while its very hard exterior protects from drops, bumps, and scratches. The OtterBox Defender is only for the iPad Pro version.
Take the worry away with best cases for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro
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Buying a case for your 10.5-inch iPad Pro is essential to protect your tablet for years of enjoyment. A sturdy case is the best way to keep your 10.5-inch iPad Pro scratch-free and safe in case of drops. For a lightweight solution, go with our favorite, the Apple Smart Cover. Its elegant design is beautiful and functional and doesn't detract from the iPad's clean lines.
For heavy-duty protection, there's none better than the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro. For carrying around more than just your iPad, the Khomo Padfolio is the best option. Also, see our list of the best cases for the 2019 iPad Air. Most of these cases will also fit your 10.5-inch iPad Pro model. If you're looking specifically for a sleeve, we've got you covered there too with the best sleeves for iPad Pro.
Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.