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Best cases and covers for the new iPad: protect your tablet in style

34 cases, covers and sleeves for the iPad with Retina display

Sleeves

iLuv Neoprene Sleeve, £5

Rating: 4/5

Usually, this sleeve costs around £15, but it's currently on sale at Currys for the bargain price of £4.99. It's available in black and pink, but you'll need sunglasses if you opt for the latter as it borders on fluorescent: think Barbie, and you'll be on the right lines. There's a zip opening along the top and side and the inside is lined with a soft, fleecy material to keep your iPad snug. Foam triangles provide front and back protection.

Weight: 124g

Buy from: www.currys.co.uk

iLuv Neoprene sleeve

iLuv Neoprene sleeve



Orbyx Union Jack Sleeve, £25

Rating: 3/5

This is one for the patriots - a tri-tone leather-look sleeve. It's large enough to accommodate the new iPad with a Smart Cover attached, so is a good choice if you'd rather not pair your Smart Cover with a specific-fit rear cover.

Orbyx Union jack

The iPad slides in from the right-hand side and is held in place by the slot-in tab. The interior is made from a beige faux-suede material. Our only concern is that the edge of your iPad could be vulnerable if you were to drop it in the Orbyx. At £25, it's not the cheapest, either.

Weight: 236g

Buy from: www.mobilefun.co.uk



Be.ez LA robe Moorea, £25

Rating: 3/5

Named after the French Polynesian island of Moorea, this sleeve is big enough for your new iPad with a Smart Cover attached. Each side is padded with 5mm low-resilience polyurethane (that's hard foam to you and I) and is lined with a soft material. An inner lip protects the iPad on every edge, including from the zip along the top.

Be-ez Moorea

It's also available in green and pink, but there are other designs in the 10-inch LA robe range (Allure and Club) if the Moorea is too flowery for you.

Weight: 133g

Buy from: www.amazon.co.uk



Proporta Maya II Sleeve, £15

Rating: 2.5/5

This thin, lightweight sleeve is designed to fit snugly around your new iPad. It's available in black, white and pink and is made from faux leather. As you'd expect, the inside is lined with a soft felt to prevent scratches, but there's no strap or zip on the top edge where the tablet slides in. There's precious little padding, either, so this is a sleeve best carried in another bag with more protection.

Proporta Maya II

Weight: 55g

Buy from: www.amazon.co.uk

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