IPad Cases: 10 Tips for Choosing the Right One

Have you ever purchased a tab and ended up dropping it accidentally? This may have cost you hundreds of dollars to replace the screen. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with cracked screens or chipped iPads thanks to iPad cases.  If you frequently use your iPad to convey essential information, having a defensive shell makes the inevitable and consequent drops less extreme. The type of case varies from one buyer to the other.

In our modern times where people use iPads as a fashion statement and others use it as a business tool, you’re able to find a wide range of cases.  The available cases can help preserve your iPad if you are in a demanding occupation and some can just act as a fashion item, making it easy to match your ensemble with your case.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when buying a case.


What or where do you intend to use your new iPad? Once you’ve answered this question, you can base your case choice on that. If you watch a lot of movies on your tab, a case with stand functionality would be ideal. For business oriented people, an organizer style iPad will be a perfect match.

Research and read reviews

If this is your first iPad, do not buy the first case you come across. Most first time owners have fall prey into buying a case that looks pretty only to realize that there’s a lot more that goes into purchaing a case other than the looks. Do your research and read reviews online before buying any case.

Size of the case

You don’t want a case that is too bulky. Choose a case that solidly grips the tablet without including much bulk.


The type of material used to make the case is very important.  Avoid materials such as neoprene which consists of synthetic fibers. Opt for a case made out of a breathable material. This prolongs the life of your tab by not allowing it to overheat.  Moreover, cases made from natural fabrics are biodegradable and can last longer.


While choosing a cheaply priced case may seem like a good idea, sometimes it may turn out to be a bad idea.  Instead of looking at price as a determining factor, check for high-quality, well-designed case that can offer you maximum protection and one that lasts for a long time.

Ease of use

Unless the case is designed in such a way that you have to take your IPad out of the case, do not buy it, Ensure that the case doesn’t block the dock connector, bottom mounted speaker, front &back cameras, headphone jack or the lightning port.

Eco-friendly cases

Ig you are environmentally conscious, you should opt for a case made from recyclable material. This way you not only get to protect your IPad, but also the environment.

Your style

While there are a variety of standard cases in the market, you’ll find your iPad more attractive if it suits your own style. Some brands make their cases by hand and allow creative freedom, giving you an array of cases to choose from.

Water resistance

Manufacturers have now made cases that can withstand finish submersion in more than 6 feet of water without harm. These cases may be costly but are worth every penny.

Buying before your iPad arrives

Different models have various shapes and sizes. Do not buy an iPad case before your tablet arrives. It’s better to try out your iPad first and then decide on a case later on.

Just like you take time to research on what car you’d want to buy and the features therein, you also need to do the same when it comes to your IPad case. Read reviews and do your homework before settling on any case. You’ll be happy you spent time before rushing to buy any case you come across.