This is a quick review of some iPAD covers that are the best available and you can buy online at Amazon US or UK or directly at http://www.apljus.com, however, the prices from Amazon seem to be generally lower and available with Amazon Prime. That lower price + amazon fulfillment are a winning combination for any savvy shopper who is considering what is the best tablet case or cover for their device. When you open the package and see a top notch product you feel immediately relieved and happy that you got the right deal.
We’ll count down from 6th to 1st like we are having a short version of a David Letterman style list. In every case we recommend you remember the following tip:
Click through the item(s) below to see the bigger and better images on Amazon. The little icons below don’t do justice to the products.
The is the basic cover for the low price good quality. There are tons of cheap covers in this world and our reviewers have used and tested many of them. Some of them fall apart with moderate usage within a month or two(some even less!).
Amazon itself is chalked full of cheap offers from Hong Kong, China, etc… where they charge 10 bucks for a cover and free shipping, but we have watched those disintegrate within a very short period of time. After waiting 2-4 weeks for the magical iPAD fairly to deliver your “great deal” you hope something good shows up. By the way if you have a problem with an overseas company you may as well start praying because it will take alot of divine intervention to get them to care about you. For an extra few bucks why not skip the headaches and buy local from an AMAZON prime merchant?
And when you are protecting such a vital product like an iPAD it makes sense to step up to a level of quality you can have piece of mind with. The high quality white contrasting stitching combined with a nice feel on the PU leather make this a terrific value. With amazon prime you will have it as quick as you can wish for it as well. This fits the iPAD 2, 3 & 4 models very well.
iPAD UK <— Same basic cover at a great price, but available on Amazon prime in the UK and quick deliver all throughout Europe.
Coming in at number five we can see that price is important, but to step up from basic with all important carrying strap is worth the extra few bucks. There is no doubt that having the high quality hand guided stitching with thick gauge contrasting thread adds a great look and feel. But the oversized hand strap is VERY handy to have for lots of reasons. If you are taking notes, sharing a screen, or just trying adjust your iPAD to show a different view the very durable and well made hand strap will give you the chance to have all of these features right now.
ipad mini – The same exact cover design with the hand strap is available for iPAD mini in the original Black as well as Pink and White. The colors are a great option, especially for kids.
iPAD Mini US – Black
iPAD Mini US – Pink
iPAD Mini US – White
iPAD Mini UK – Same iPAD mini options as noted above, but for the UK and Europe.
What is smarter than the APPLE smart cover? The APLJUS origami cover with more positions and a better feel not to mention a lower price. The strong magent at the side does a great job of grabbing hold of the iPAD. The durable top will protect your screen. Some people prefer to buy a silicone backer for this so that the back of your iPAD is covered too, while others want to let the beautiful back of the iPAD speak for itself. The versatile design gives you more option than the smart cover. In fact you get double the viewing options for half the price. That’s math we can all understand. The inner structure of the panels is very high quality compared to some knock offs that are inserting card board rather than very durable resins.
Rotating is a great feature for flexible viewing. The 360 degree rotator allows the iPAD to snap into a protective plastic case and then rotate freely in a circle until you find the best spot for you. The deep grooves in the case also allow very stable viewing once you have found just the right position for your iPAD. Once again you can feel the difference between cheap knock offs and high quality. The feel of the PU leather has almost a cushioned feel to it and the interior has the feel of a nice velvet. Everything about this case indicates a high quality look and feel. Plus as you rotate the beautiful APPLE logo shines from the back just as Mr. Jobs would have intended. This really has a tremendous look and feel and is well worth the upgrade.
iPAD 2, 3, 4 – Black
iPAD Mini – Black
iPAD Mini – Pink
iPAD Mini – White
For fashion forward executives (in other words those with taste) the rotating option is cool, but often takes a back seat to design. And so the belt buckle style with an easy snap action was born. This high styled design has the cool and unique look of the belt buckle, but the whole buckle snaps or unsnaps with a very high quality feel to keep the access to your beloved iPAD quick and easy. The PU leather on this case feels better than most real leather cases. It is soft, supple and the contrast of the belted look make this a beautiful addition to any board room. The pictures don’t do it justice since we have reviewed it in person. You have to try it out to see how incredible this design is.
iPAD – Black
iPAD – Light Blue
iPAD – Grey
The best case for busy people on the go who need to maximize the power of the iPAD is a high quality case with a blue tooth keyboard. The keyboard really multiplies the power of the iPAD in a meaningful and immediate way. The high quality silicone keyboard is water resistant and you can really feel the difference between it and some of the plastic competitors out there. If you are looking for a gift for father’s day, mother’s day or just want to make someone feel like a CEO while they are rocking their iPAD this case will do the job. The high end PU and incredibly detailed stitching really let you know you have reached the top. This is by far the most productive case, while still combining excellent safety for your iPAD as well. Just do it!
UK APLJUS with keyboard – This is the same executive styled iPAD case with built in blue tooth keyboard for the European market.
We have reviewed cases from many different brands of iPAD cases and ipad mini covers including thesnugg, kensington, griffen, cheap chinese crappy cases (not a brand – more like a category) and many others. APLJUS was the clear winner in terms of quality and price. They need more colors and devices to be covered, but there is no doubt the quality is what will carry this brand forward.