Do you want to buy a case or cover to protect your iPad 2 and keep it looking brand new? Well then you’ve come to the right place! We currently have over 200 different iPad 2 cases available at GearZap.com, and whilst we take pride in every case that we stock and sell, we have used our expertise and knowledge and put together this list containing some of the very best iPad 2 cases around.
5. Speck Pixelskin HD
Speck have been making protective cases for over 10 years now, and only have they built up expertise in designing and creating excellent cases with their main focus on Apple products. This particular form-fitting Speck iPad 2 case offers high quality protection with no added weight or bulk, complementing and reflecting the original slimline design of the device. The flexible front cover opens like a book allowing easy access to your iPad 2 screen whenever needed, and has a slightly textured surface improving grip when holding.
The back of the PixelSkin HD case is shiny and polished, but then has a matte pixel overlay – and the resulting look and feel is really eye-catching. Not only is the back well designed, it is also ultra strong and provides excellent protection against bumps, drops and scratches that your iPad 2 is bound to endure. There are cut-outs on the case that allow access to all ports and features meaning that you never need to remove your iPad 2 from its case. If all of that wasn’t enough, this case also easily transforms into a handy desk stand for ease of use when browsing the internet, watching a film or chatting on FaceTime.
4. Marware MicroShell Folio
This Marware iPad 2 case is quite similar to the Speck PixelSkin HD but has its own properties which makes it a slightly different case. This case also has a book-style front cover which allows quick and easy access to the screen, and also has cut-outs for all of the ports and features – again meaning that you will never need to remove your iPad 2 from its case even whilst charging.
Not only does this provide excellent protection for the back of your iPad 2, but also the front, meaning that is better than your typical silicone or flexi style case. The excellent design that comes with this Marware case has led customers to review it saying it has “the perfect fit” and that it is a “highly recommended case”. This case also integrates an ‘auto-sleep’ function meaning that every time you close the case, it will automatically put your iPad 2 to sleep, saving your battery life for when you really need it! Again, like the PixelSkin HD, this case also transforms into a multi-level viewing stand making it easier and more comfortable to watch films, videos and more.
3. Cool Bananas SmartShell
The Cool Bananas SmartShell is a lot different to the other two cases that we have talked about so far. A lot of people loved the Apple Smart Cover that automatically puts your iPad 2 into sleep mode and protects your front screen, but almost everyone said exactly the same thing about it; where is the protection for the back?! If you spend so much money on a luxury and delicate product like the iPad 2, you at least want to protect it, right?
The SmartShell was developed to work in cohesion with the Smart Cover, enabling your iPad 2 to still be put into sleep mode when closed, but also protecting the other 50% of your iPad 2 that the Smart Cover missed. The case’s ability to protect whilst adding little bulk is just one of the many benefits of this case. The Cool Bananas iPad 2 SmartShell also allows you to use the stand feature that comes with the original Smart Cover, the two really were made for each other. With cutouts allowing you easy access to all of your ports, this case really is excellent value for money – and is also the cheapest case in this top 5.
2. KeyCase Pro Folio with Keyboard
The KeyCase Pro Folio original iPad case was a huge success, and was even featured on tech-expert site Engadget. The KeyCase Pro Folio for iPad 2 is finally available and is expected to be just as big, if not bigger – and although a new release, it would be wrong to not include it in this list.
Like every other case featured in this list, the KeyCase Pro Folio is form-fitting, meaning that it fits your iPad 2 perfectly, offers it excellent protection and hardly adds any bulk. This case can also be adjusted to act as a stand to make for easier viewing whilst surfing the internet or watch films, but most importantly, typing…
That’s right, this case has an integrated bluetooth QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard works on ‘active pairing’ technology, which means after you have made the initial bluetooth connection, your keyboard will always be instantly active and ready to use as soon as it is switched on. Using hard keys rather than soft keys is also a huge advantage that this case has due to the feel and texture making it much easier and more comfortable to type on. You would think that with all of these features the case would be bulky and heavy, but you would be thinking wrong.
1. OtterBox Defender
The OtterBox Defender is the only hard case in the top 5, and we reckon that it is definitely one of the best iPad 2 cases you can get anywhere in the world today. It has three layer construction meaning that it can protect against some serious knocks, bumps, drops and dust intrusion. Similarly to some of the other cases in this list, it can also transform into a stand for more comfortable viewing angles. The edges also have silicone grips on so that it will always remain in place no matter what surface you are working or viewing on.
If you wish to store your iPad 2 away overnight or when you are travelling, you can easily snap off the polycarbonate cover from the back and clip it onto the front for the best screen protection available. This OtterBox Defender case really does make your iPad 2 drop-proof.
Well, that concludes our list of the top 5 iPad 2 covers. I hope you can now make a decision on which case you would like to purchase from GearZap.com! Remember, order before 6pm for same day dispatch.