10 Great Tablet Cases For iPads And Other Tablets

Tablet Cases That Make A Statement

Looking for stylish yet functional ways to carry that iPad or another tablet PC? A number of manufacturers are gilding the lily -- offering sleek, well-made cases that protect these tech devices from harm. Check out these 10 tablet cases that are great for your own equipment or as an add-on to the tablet PCs you provide to customers.

Belkin Access Folio Stand For iPad 2

Dimensions: 11.1" by 7.7" by 1.8"
Weight: 7.2 ounces
List price: $39.99

Belkin's all-in-one protective folio and stand converts from a typing mode that is suited for e-mail and messaging, to another that's perfect for viewing. A pocket with a Velcro closure offers a bit of storage for small items such as a cable or stylus. The tab on the back cover holds the edge of the front in place once it's folded back so that it can be opened completely even while using the rear camera.

Brahmin Theo iPad/Tablet Bag

Dimensions: 8.25" by 10.75" by 1.5"
Weight: n/a
List price: $225

The Theo laptop case fits an iPad or tablet-size computer and has the functionality of a case, handbag and wallet in one. The interior is padded for protection and has a separate section for credit cards, pens a cell phone and other belongings. The Theo is available in black, vanilla and lime and has a single adjustable shoulder strap.

Brahmin Tablet Clutch

Dimensions: 11" by 8" by 1.5"
Weight: n/a
List price: $125

From work to pleasure, this tablet clutch comes in an array of colors to make it through daytime as well as evening engagements. The padded bag has a rear slide-in pocket and two interior pockets as well as a three-quarter zip closure.

Jill-e Designs E-Go Tablet And Laptop Messenger

Dimensions: 12" by 4" by 9.5"
Weight: 2 pounds
List price: $179

The Tablet And Laptop Messenger is a top-quality leather bag that is weather-resistant and designed with padded protection for those electronic essentials: laptop, tablet, reader or similar devices. The inside has room for a smartphone and music player and zips securely closed. A zippered pocket inside is handy for a passport and personal items, while a pocket outside helps you get quick access to items. The adjustable leather cross-body strap accommodates a wearer of any size.

Jill-e Metro Leather Tablet Bag

Dimensions: 11.5" by 8" by 11.5"
Weight: n/a
List price: n/a
Bag not available until April 15

Jill-e will debut this spring another bag especially designed for a tablet device. The new white leather cross-body Metro Tablet Bag protects ’tech-cessories’ fashionably. The body-hugging, messenger-style carry case offers a soft, padded interior for a tablet or e-reader. The cross-body strap is adjustable.

OtterBox Cius Case

Dimensions: 5.5" by 8.85" by 0.59"
Weight: .2 pound
Price: $49.99

Specifically designed for the business-focused Cisco Cius mobile collaboration device, this ruggedized case from OtterBox protects the Cius from dings, dents and drops, all while keeping the device fully functional. The case has a silicon outer layer and a polycarbonate inner shell. In addition, it includes a kickstand feature built into the back of the case.

Play N' Protect All-Weather-Resistant And Childproof Tablet Case

Dimensions: 9.6" by 7.5" by 0.5"
Weight: n/a
List price: $49.99

Accessory Genie's thick, plastic slipcover has a dual snap-seal closing system with fold-over velcro flap that keeps the device securely inside. An antistick transparent window is touch-sensitive, so the user can easily view and control the device, at the same time protecting it from spills, sneezes, scratches and sticky fingers. The all-weather construction is snow-, rain-, mud-, dirt- and dust-resistant. Add this one to the list of babyproofing cases, such as the Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case from Fisher-Price.

Targus Versavu

Dimensions: 11.75" by 8.30" by 1.35"
Weight: 7.2 ounces
Price: $99.99

Targus' tablet case features a patent-pending mechanism that frames the Apple logo and lets the iPad rotate 360 degrees inside. The Versavu keyboard and case includes a QWERTY, low-profile Bluetooth keyboard that gives users tactile feedback, which improves typing accuracy and speed. The exterior is hard-sided and scratch-resistant.

Toshiba Tablet PC Portfolio

Dimensions: 12.8" by 11.2" by 1.6"
Weight: 2.2 pounds
Price: $19.99

This soft-glove leather portfolio is designed for Toshiba's Portege M200 and M205 series tablet PCs. It can be used in either PC or tablet mode. It is also compatible with Toshiba Portege 3500, 3505, M200, M205 and the following without the Slice battery: M400, M405, M700, M750 and M780.

Elastic retainers hold the device snugly, and its retractable handle slides into the back cover.

Zazzle iPad Case

Dimensions: 9.79" by 0.71" by 7.7"
Weight: 9.6 ounces
List price: From $49.99

Zazzle covers its form-fitting, hard plastic cases with an easy-to-grip fabric. The product combines the look and feel of fabric with the durability of a hard shell. The company offers thousands of designs and customized versions can also be created. This lightweight, durable custom case lets users comfortably get to all sensors, ports and controls.