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We’re probably preaching to the choir right now, but iPad Pros are possibly the best tablet you can get. Can I get a hell yeah?
They sport insane 12 MP cameras, quick movements and smooth app-to-app transitions with iOS 11, plus crystal clear retina display. And, with the addition of the lightning fast Apple Pencil and a smart keyboard, you’re basically in productivity heaven.
Since iPad Pros are one of the strongest players in the market, they cost a pretty good amount of money — and holding an expensive iPad without a case is just as nerve racking as holding a newborn baby. Because dropping a lot of money on an iPad is fine, but dropping it without a case isn’t.
But if you’ve done any research on iPad Pro cases, you’ve probably noticed that even the Amazon selection alone is total insanity. With so many brands, features, textures, and sizes, narrowing down choices to two or three options is hard.
But never fear.
We scoured Amazon to find the best iPad Pro cases (according to customer reviews) to save you from a giant headache — and broke them down into categories for the 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch models. Whether you’re in the market for something pretty, something rough and tough, or something with a built-in Bluetooth keyboard, you’re in the right place.
Best iPad Pro cases for 9.7-inch models
When you think iPad cases, you probably think one of these. You know, the kind that protects the front and back, has a magnetic closure, with the front flap doubling as a stand if you need to prop it up.
An Amazon’s Choice product, the MoKo Hardshell Magnetic Stand Case is ideal for everyday iPad activities and was given five stars by 70% of the 3,000 people who bought it. Its hard, leather back and microfiber interior add next to no bulk, making slipping your iPad into a bag pocket quick and easy. It also features auto wake and auto sleep functions, so you can be sure it’s not wasting battery while not in use.
Choose from eight solid colors and 19 adorable patterns here, with prices starting at $9.99.
For a more professional look, this leather folio stand case by ProCase is ace (and would look extra impressive in an interview). Not only does the premium leather exterior look nice and expensive, but it also works to protect it from daily bumps or fingerprints.
The front cover sports a magnetic closure and multiple slots for different viewing angles. The all-business case also features a large document pocket and an Apple Pencil holder.
Choose from ten colors and patterns here, with prices starting at $19.99.
It’s a book. It’s a laptop. It’s a TV. No, it’s actually just your iPad, but the ZAGG Rugged Folio iPad Pro Case can basically transform it into all of those things. It’s the highest rated and most purchased heavy-duty keyboard case we’ve seen on Amazon, and we’re not surprised. With 135-degree flexibility in the hinges, the case can be folded in multiple ways: open book mode, propped-up video mode, laptop keyboard mode, or plain closed case mode.
Of course, the protective case also act as a detachable Bluetooth keyboard, complete with color changing backlights. Multiple layers in the case’s exterior allow it deflect energy on impact if dropped — perfect for outdoor jobs that require a mini-laptop. Get it for $82.91 here.
If you want a keyboard case that doesn’t look so hardcore, this hardshell Folio Bluetooth keyboard case by Boriyuan is a more stylish option. Rated 5 stars by 80% of customers, this Amazon’s Choice case offers full body protection for the back and screen of your iPad when closed. When open like a laptop, the screen can swivel 360 degrees around, as well as flip horizontally 180 degrees to prop up on its own. The wireless keyboard features a seven color backlight, so you’ll be able to see while pulling an all nighter.
Choose from one of four colors and get yours for $57.99 here.
A rugged lifestyle calls for the New Trent Rugged Kickstand Case. This case is as tough as it sounds, featuring a thick rubber exterior and dual layer hard inner case, plus a plastic pocket screen protector. And don’t just take our word on the toughness — 77% of customers (out of over 2,000 customers overall) gave it five stars. On the back of the case is a metal kickstand for horizontal or vertical propping, as well as a 360-degree rotatable leather hand strap (for when just holding it regularly just doesn’t feel safe enough).
Get yours for $26.95 here.
Finally, if you’re just looking for the perfect, basic plastic case, there’s an Amazon’s Choice product for that, too. MoKo is back with a protective hardshell cover case just for the back of the iPad. This no frills product clips on quickly and is just translucent enough to still show the Apple Logo. It allows easy access to all buttons and is still compatible with the Apple Keyboard.
Choose from six colors here, with prices starting at $5.99.
Best iPad Pro cases for 10.5-inch models
ProCase is one of the top sellers when it comes to reliable iPad cases, and their trifold model for the 10.5-inch tablet is a damn classic.
Rated five stars by 74% of the 1,000+ folks who bought it, the ProCase hardshell stand case is as functional as it is appealing. Its slim, lightweight design makes it easy to carry around, with the magnetic front flap able to bend back for multi-angle viewing. The frosted translucent back protects from scratches or dents, while still letting the Apple logo peek through. Auto sleep and wake functions are also present, making sure to save battery life when the cover is on.
Choose from eight colors here, with prices starting at $12.99.
This next folding case has the same functions as the one mentioned above, but it’s like, insanely fancy looking. Perfect for the business men and women out there, this premium leather folding case by Ztotop looks professional and will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your office decor.
It was rated five stars by 79% of customers, which isn’t surprising — aside from the folding stand for multiple typing angles, it also features an organizer pocket, hand strap, and Apple Pencil holder.
Choose from seven classy shades (and some tweed options) here, with prices starting at $15.99. Talk about luxe looks on a budget.
Yes, that iPad is hanging on the fridge. But don’t worry, it’s safe: the ZUGU Prodigy X Protective Stand Case encloses your iPad Pro with thick rubber and tough polycarbonate plastic, apparently able to protect your device from a five foot drop. However, for something that protective, it’s surprisingly thin and looks like the Mercedes Benz of iPad cases. The Prodigy X also sports a super secure magnetic kickstand with eight viewing angles (like the one hanging above). It also has a slot for the Apple Pencil.
Choose from three colors and get yours for $59.99 here.
Clumsy people looking for something a little less itense could use the Poetic Lumos Impact Resistant Case. It’s made of glossy thermoplastic polyurethane and received a 5-star rating from 81% of customers, with a ton of seriously positive (and lengthy) reviews. Not only is the case shock resistant, but it also looks super sleek on your iPad and fits like a glove due to the flexible material. It features an Apple Pencil side slot and is Apple Keyboard compatible, with an open slot for docking that as well.
Choose from two colors and get yours for $16.95 here.
One of the most stylish options for a keyboard case is this Amazon’s Choice OHNI Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Case. Awarded 5 stars by 75% of people who bought it, this hardshell case clips on to protect both the screen and aluminum back of your iPad and opens like a laptop. The screen swivels and bends backwards up to 135 degrees, and the keyboard features a color changing backlight. The hard back cover features a classy glass look and isn’t frosted like many others, making this one of the prettiest options on the menu.
Choose from seven colors here (including *gold*) with prices starting at $58.99.
The Fintie Slimshell Case with a detachable magnetic keyboard sports a slightly different look, looking less like a mini laptop than the case mentioned above. The hard-style keyboard is as close to legit as you can get, looking and feeling like you’re using a real desktop. A lot of people are into this, as 64% of customers rated the case five stars. Even with the keyboard attached, the case is the opposite of bulky and can easily slip into pockets. One thing to note: This keyboard does not have a backlight.
Choose from 16 colors and styles (including art pieces like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”) here, with prices starting at $39.99.
Best iPad Pro cases for 12.9-inch models
Ah, the classic plastic case: This ESR trifold hard case is an Amazon’s Choice product and has received 5 stars from an impressive 81% of people who purchased it. With a transparent hardshell exterior on the back, soft microfiber lining, magnetic closure, and a trifold stand on the front cover, it’s the straightforward, classic case most people gravitate towards. You can also enjoy auto-sleep and wake functions when the case is opened or closed — ideal for saving battery.
Choose from five colors here, with prices starting at just $14.99.
If you’re looking for a folding case that’s not a hunk of plastic, this Amazon’s Choice case is a good bet. Rated 5 stars by 84% of a whopping 7,000 customers, this stand folio case by ProCase features a stylish leather exterior and soft interior for protection on both sides, with a magnetic closure for extra security. To prop up your iPad, use the folding stand and one of four slots, allowing for reading or typing at multiple angles (horizontally and vertically). It also features a built-in Apple Pencil holder.
Choose from 13 colors (including six fun patterns) and get yours here, with prices starting at just $22.99.
Since it’s the largest and heaviest iPad Pro model, the 12.9-inch is probably the easiest to drop or most likely to fall out of a bag. For the clumsier folks or those who spend a lot of time outside, the SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle is the protective hardshell case you need. Rated 5 stars by 76% of those who bought it, this rugged, heavy-duty stand case is made of flexible, shock resistant TPU plastic. And with a name like Unicorn Beetle, it better be badass. It also features a built-in screen protector and a pop-out kickstand to view or type at multiple angles.
Choose from five colors here, with prices starting at $24.99.
We weren’t about to leave a keyboard case out of the mix for these big boys. However, it is important to note that the 12.9-inch iPad Pros basically have the same screen size as a 13 inch MacBook Air — so there are significantly less options for this in the market, as some people may just opt for an actual laptop with a device this large. The best one we found was the Amazon’s Choice Pasonomi Bluetooth Keyboard Folio Case, rated 5 stars by 61% of customers. It boasts a fancy-looking leather exterior, with the front flap able to be adjusted to prop your screen up at a comfortable typing angle.
Choose from four colors here, with prices starting at $37.85.
For a lighter and brighter keyboard option, the Raydem Ultra-Slim Backlit Keyboard Cover is here for you. Awarded 5stars by 62% of customers, the keyboard is fairly light and slightly less bulky around the edges than the keyboard case mentioned above. The exterior and keys are clean and white, with a color-changing backlight that features subtle pastel colors. Like the other keyboard options, the hinges allow for high flexibility and multiple typing angels for maximum comfort. With this case, it is important to note that it is not a clamshell cover — meaning that only the front of your iPad will be protected.
Get yours for $49.99 here.
As always, if you just want a no-frills, back cover case, we have one of those for you. The Valkit Rugged Armor Back Cover Folio Case is a protective plastic backing for your iPad, and according to the listing it’s shockproof if dropped one meter or less. This Amazon’s Choice product was given 5 stars by 76% of customers and also features a removable front trifold cover — a convenient option that we don’t see on a lot of cases.
While “rugged armor” makes the case sound like it’s big and scary, it’s actually extremely slim and subtle. The transparent back clips on and fits your iPad like a glove, with the attachable front cover doubling as the same type of folding stand we’ve seen in other models above. The front cover also features an Apple Pencil holder.
Choose from multiple colors, textures, and folding styles here, with prices stating at $19.99.