If you're someone who's ever used Apple's Smart Cover with an iPad, you'll know how awesome of an accessory it is. The tricky part is securing the back of your iPad Pro. Here are a couple of different back cover cases that'll fit your iPad Pro 10.5 or iPad Air 2019 and will work with Apple's Smart Cover.
The KHOMO Companion Cover is designed to offer up some secure, reliable protection for your iPad Air 3 or iPad Pro 10.5 while still working with your Apple Smart Cover. It is a great accessory and back cover to keep in mind. It is designed with full access to all ports and buttons, while the flexible edge protects the iPad's screen and offers full protection for your iPad Air 3. It also has a built-in holder for an Apple Pencil.
The Poetic Lumos Ultra-thin TPU case has it all. It's lightweight, durable, has room for your Apple Pencil, and can fit Apple's Smart Cover for your iPad Air 3 or iPad Pro 10.5. It's built with a tactile grip feature that ensures a more secure grasp in your hand as you're using it throughout the day. It will protect not only your iPad but also your Apple Pencil for safe, easy access.
If you're looking for a clear case that'll showcase how sharp your iPad Air 3 or iPad Pro 10.5 looks while still having something that'll work effortlessly with Apple's Smart Cover, then take a peek at the Tech21 Impact Clear Case. It offers up some serious bump and drop protection with impact-absorbing BulletShield materials. At the same time, it has a super thin and lightweight design that adds minimal bulk to your iPad.
When you hear the word OtterBox, you instantly think of protection: and that's what the OtterBox Symmetry Series Case is here to offer. This super slim case keeps your iPad protected from scratches, dings, and drops. The removable spine lets you easily attach Apple's Smart cover: you even get a nice Apple Pencil holder, too.
Lightweight? Check. Compatible with Apple's Smart cover? Check. Protective? Check. Worth $50? Check. The STM Half Shell Case is a clear, super light case designed to snuggly fit and adequately protect your iPad Air 3 or iPad Pro 10.5. You get access to all buttons and ports while still being able to attach your Apple Smart cover easily.
This simple, slim, inexpensive case may be all you need. The translucent hard plastic case protects the back of your iPad while the cutout makes it compatible with Apple's Smart Cover.
Keep your iPad Air 3 or iPad Pro 10.5 looking stylish while still allowing your Apple Smart cover to snap on for the ride with the i-Blason Clear Hybrid Cover Case. This case has access to all buttons and ports. Plus, it doesn't add a ton of bulk to the frame of your iPad. While it's not the most protective case, it will keep your iPad from scratching and scuffing.
Pick the perfect partner for your iPad Air 3 and your Smart Cover
Finding the perfect back cover case for your iPad Pro 10.5 or iPad Air 3 that'll also work with your Apple Smart Cover can be tough. There are quite a few different options to consider. The KHOMO Companion Cover (opens in new tab) isn't only price efficient and incredibly reliable. Its sleek and subtle design makes it a great accessory to use with your iPad Air 3 or iPad Pro 10.5. The pencil holder is an excellent touch if you use an Apple Pencil.
If you don't need the pencil holder and just want something incredibly simple, I'd recommend the MoKo Case Fit New iPad Air 3 and iPad Pro 10.5 (opens in new tab). It's just a basic back cover that's clear so you can still see your beautiful iPad underneath. Plus, it won't break the bank.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer 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. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, 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 also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.
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