Best 10.2 inch iPad Cases

The iPad isn't as famous for broken screens as the iPhone, but that's no reason to let Apple's tablet face the world without any protection. Instead, protect Apple's 10.2-inch iPad with one of the following – the most promising we have seen since Apple announced the new version of the tablet in September and is already available in Brazil.

We had a chance to try some of them, but we are still waiting for the others. Once we have a chance to try some more, we'll update this list. For now, let's take a look at what we have already tested. Whether you want a keyboard cover or simply something to prevent the screen from being hit suddenly, we are sure you will find something to like here.

Logitech Slim Folio

Logitech Slim Folio demonstrates how hard it is to match Apple's smart keyboard in the slim department, but it's the best keyboard case for people who expect their iPads to stumble. Here, the iPad stays protected in a plastic shell that protects both the back and the screen and, as a bonus, the back features a black fabric lining that compensates for the plastic look and provides extra grip.

Like the smart keyboard, Slim Folio offers only a screen orientation in "laptop" mode, but you will probably find scissor-style keys more comfortable to type than Apple's gum keys. You still have a slot next to you to store the Logitech Crayon or Apple Pencil, and that's something you won't get in any of Apple's official cases.

Unfortunately (but not surprisingly) Slim Folio works via Bluetooth, not Smart Connector, so you need to charge it separately from the iPad itself. Plus, like the Logitech Crayon orange and silver, its design gives it a 'school-made' atmosphere. This is why you can opt for something more elegant if you work in an office.

Logitech Rugged Folio

Unlike Slim Folio, Logitech Rugged Folio does not give up its thickness. This case is all about being difficult, and you can do it while still looking good and more useful than many of your alternatives. Features include a hard case that meets military drop test requirements, multiple viewing angles, and a silent keyboard covered with a membrane that prevents spills and dirt. It even matches the new iPad Smart Connector, so you don't have to carry it separately from your tablet.

If all this is not impressive enough, you will also find a magnetic lock that holds the box closed and, under the flap, find an Apple Pencil slot. A line of iPadOS hotkeys and a one-year warranty complete the list of features that make this case so impressive.

Infiland Multi-Angle Case

Here is an argument for the most elegant people among us – and it is said that the combination of a rigid plastic box and a leather exterior means that there is no neglect with regard to protection. It even has a sleeve on the back for storing documents or carrying cables, an Apple Pencil slot and supports the iPad's auto wake feature. Other features include support for various viewing angles as well as a magnetic flap that folds over the edge when you close the case, which prevents the cover from accidentally opening in a fall.

Apple Smart Keyboard

Apple's official case is a lovely blend of design, portability and usefulness. If you purchased the 64-GB 10.2-inch iPad, keep in mind that this keyboard case costs almost half the price of the tablet sold in the United States. You may still find this setting attractive if you want a thin keyboard above all. Other keyboard cases may not correspond to this degree of thinness partly because it is not, in fact, a case. essentially a tab that covers the iPad screen and, by chance, there's a keyboard attached to it. Also slim because it plugs directly into the iPad's Smart Connector, eliminating the need for extra ports.

When you want to use it as a laptop, just fold the triangle-shaped cover and snap the iPad against it, but unfortunately you'll be stuck at a single viewing angle. As for the keyboard itself, I need some time to get used to it. The keys are covered with a screen-like material that prevents crumbs from slipping, but it seems a bit like hitting a tablecloth. At least pretty quiet while typing.

Apple Smart Cover

The Smart Cover basically the smart keyboard without the keyboard. As it is a cheaper option, you will have to deal with some limitations. For example, nothing covers the back of your iPad with this case. Your screen may remain protected, but the back remains exposed threats from all types of scratches and dents.

But this design certainly keeps the iPad slim, which can be a plus if you often find your space-hungry bag. Just like the smart keyboard, it is attached to the tablet with one hand on the side and you can fold the lid into a shape that allows two different viewing angles. In addition, Smart Case automatically activates and puts your iPad to sleep when you open and close it, and comes in six different colors. It would be nice if Apple included a cover for the cover, but not a bad accessory if you never plan on using a keyboard.

OtterBox Clear Case

OtterBox is a lovely name, but this brand is responsible for some of the most ridiculously difficult cases to slip on an iPhone. These days OtterBox iPad cases can also be found, and if you really want to work hard, we recommend checking out the Defender series.

The OtterBox Symmetry Series transparent case is a little more impressive than it looks. Yes, a clear plastic case that slides over an iPad and protects your tablet from drops and scratches, making it almost look like you're not wearing a cover. But it's the details that make Clear Case stand out from its peers. For one, it has an Apple Pencil slot. On the other hand, you can remove the spine from the box and attach the Apple Smart Keyboard or Smart Cover.

I don't like the absence of an Apple Pencil slot and back protection in Apple's own cases. This case offers a great alternative solution, but it also means that you will be wringing your nose if you get a transparent case from the smart keyboard and the Symmetry series.