Although the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has been replaced by new generations of Apple tablets, it remains an impressive device destined to serve you well for many years to come. To protect the Retina HD display of your iPad Pro, we recommend that you invest in a durable case or shell. We’ve listed a few of our favorite options below, many of which are lightweight, durable, and can support landscape or portrait mode.
While you’re at it, check out our list of the best iPad accessories.
Logitech Create backlit wireless keyboard
This all-in-one smart connector keyboard case gives you a compact and protective cover for your 9.7-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The case is made of hard plastic with a textured, grippy surface. The lightweight back cover has an elastic loop hidden in the inner spine to store your Apple Pencil. You get a nice angular drawing surface when the screen is placed above the keyboard. It comes in a ripe plum color.
Two-tone Dodocase case for iPad Pro
Inspired by the journals of yesteryear, the Dodocase iPad Pro Hardcover is a handcrafted smart cover with magnets to activate the sleep / wake function of the iPad and has an elastic loop to hold your Apple Pencil or a other stylus. It is constructed with a durable and slim polymer top that provides a perfect fit to your device. It protects every corner with full access to ports and buttons on your tablet. The case is available in four distinctive color combinations: classic black with anthracite interior, two-tone granite green with gunnysack interior, two-tone indigo dove gray with indigo interior, and two-tone merlot granite with merlot interior. If you really want to have fun or give a loved one a unique gift, you can personalize the case with an aluminum stamped monogram of up to three letters.
ProCase Folio Case
This case offers great value for money with a range of useful features and a thoughtful design. You don’t get real leather at this price, but synthetic leather is well textured and comes in many different colors and patterns. The case has a magnetic closure and automatically wakes your iPad Pro when you open it. Inside you’ll find a lightly textured frame that holds your tablet in place and three notches on the cover that support different angles to prop your iPad up against the landscape. All the openings you need are there, with a handy pocket on the front cover and an elastic loop for the included pen and stylus.
Speck Style folio case
You can get this folio case in a variety of different colors or with a patterned finish on the cover. The plastic case has foam padding to protect your iPad Pro 9.7 in the event of a drop and it has been tested up to four feet. The cover has a clasp closure, but there are magnets to automatically sleep and wake your tablet when you open and close it. You can also fold it up in different positions for comfortable typing or for watching movies in landscape mode. The openings are generous, and a smart forward-facing design on the speaker cutouts helps redirect sound directly to you.
Origami Pipetto case
These eye-catching iPad Pro 9.7 cases are the perfect marriage of style and function, created by London-based Pipetto. A flexible, yet extremely durable case with a soft-touch finish keeps your iPad Pro securely and securely in place. Large cutout sections ensure there is no interference with speakers, ports, controls or the camera. The luxuriously lined microfiber shell, with a durable polyurethane exterior, has a really smart folding design that allows for four different landscape positions, and you can even use it to prop up your iPad Pro in portrait, which is great for those FaceTime calls. It’s available in many different colors, including shades to match your iPad’s finish.
Otterbox Defender Series Case
If you are looking for 360 degree protection for your iPad Pro, the Otterbox Defender series should be on your shopping list. It’s a bulky case made up of three distinct layers. This ensures that every corner of your tablet is covered which, in turn, results in sturdy drop protection. There are also port covers to keep dust and debris out, and if you open it up you’ll find it works well as a landscape stand. There’s even a special slot to safely store your Apple Pencil. There are precise cutouts for your phone’s camera and speakers, however, the built-in screen protector may interfere with Apple Pencil.
Lifeproof Nuud Series Enclosure
Lifeproof’s offering doesn’t come cheap, but if you feel the need for a waterproof iPad Pro case, then this might be your only option. The case seals your Apple tablet inside and gets an IP68 rating, which means you can submerge it in up to 6.6 feet of water for an hour. The case also offers solid protection against sudden impacts, not to mention snow and rain. You can even fold down the case and use your iPad Pro in landscape mode or in one of the different positions.
Luvvitt transparent case
Here’s a minimalist option that can be used with Apple’s Smart Cover or Smart Keyboard. Luvvitt’s offering is a transparent flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) case, with reinforced corners that extend to the front and back of your device, preventing it from touching surfaces when placed. face down. You’ll also find openings for your phone’s controls, ports, speakers, and camera. The striped and textured sides are just a bonus that helps improve your grip.
Poetic Quarterback Case
This case combines a TPU shell for shock absorption with a polycarbonate back panel, which comes in a mix of colors. The design is common, of course, but it works well to protect your tablet. There are also tactile button covers and a multitude of cutouts lining the case, which provide unhindered access to the various features and functions of your tablet. You can even use the case with Apple’s Smart Cover or Smart Keyboard, or use a special clip designed to hold your Apple Pencil.
Zagg Heavy Duty Book Case
The price tag here may give you a break, but it’s a case that offers real, rugged protection and plenty of features. As a protective case, the blend of polycarbonate, silicone and stainless steel ensures that no damage will be done to your iPad. There is a smart magnetic hinge that allows you to attach the backlit keyboard and set the angle you want. Flip it over and you have a handy viewing stand. The fact that you can detach the keyboard section is also helpful.
Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Folio
You’ll enjoy the peace of mind offered by military drop test standards if you opt for the UAG iPad Pro 9.7 case. It’s much lighter than it looks, but there’s a shock-resistant layer inside the hard shell to absorb shock. You’ll find precise cutouts and a handy textured finish that really adds grip. The cover can also be folded up to serve as a landscape stand, or you can remove it completely and go with the shell. It is compatible with the Apple Smart Cover / Keyboard and there is also a loop on the side to store your Apple Pencil.
We haven’t yet found a better keyboard for the iPad Pro 9.7 than Brydge’s. Made from the same high-end aluminum that Apple uses, the keyboard even uses a similar island key layout to make it look like you’re typing on a MacBook keyboard. This case is the perfect choice for typing on your new tablet. It securely holds the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with two padded clamps, and it folds 180 degrees to help you find the perfect angle. The keyboard also connects via Bluetooth 3.0 and offers up to three months of battery life between charges. It’s quite heavy and doesn’t really offer much protection for your tablet, but it’s a beautifully designed keyboard.
Griffin Survivor All-Terrain Case
This case is ideal for people who spend a lot of time outdoors. It offers military-grade drop protection up to 6.6 feet in height and can even handle drops onto concrete. This case has an IP55 rating, which means it protects your iPad from dust, sand and rain. This case can handle drops, drops, bumps, drops in mud and just about anything you can throw at it.
This all-terrain suitcase is mainly made of silicone and polycarbonate, which add strength and durability. The screen protector built into the case is a bit of a nuisance, but it’s easy to remove if it gets in the way. The integrated port plugs also prevent dust and water from getting inside. This case is quite bulky, so if you are looking for slim and compact, this is not the case. Its features may be overkill for some, but if you need reliable protection to keep up with your active lifestyle, this case will do it for you.
$ 90 FROM AMAZON $ 64 FROM WALMART
MoKo Ultra Slim Case
The Moko Ultra Slim Cover is the polar opposite of the rugged Griffin above and will provide your device with stylish and stylish protection. It comes in attractive and attractive colors and patterns, not to mention its impressive price tag. This folio case comes with a shell and screen cover, but note that the shell does not sit flush with your device due to the slightly raised lip of the shell. This case is a great option at a reasonable price, and it even supports your iPad’s automatic sleep / wake function.
$ 15 FROM AMAZON