Price: $59.95 (approximately £35)
Where to buy?: www.goincase.com
The internet is full of iPad horror stories – iPads falling out of people’s bags and cracking into several pieces, drops from less than a foot high chipping the corners, screens being scratched beyond repair by cheap cases when kept in a bag all day – all proving that protection is essential if you don’t want to shell out for pricey screen repairs.
Not only does damaging your iPad affect your enjoyment of it while you’re using it, it’ll also greatly reduce its value if you decide to sell it on, perhaps after upgrading. A good case for your iPad can diminish the risk of damage in transit, and the ICON sleeve by Incase is a great example of one.
It offers little in the way of extras – there’s no space for accessories, it doesn’t support a Bluetooth keyboard and there’s no way that it could be transformed into a stand. Instead Incase has opted to focus solely on providing protection for the iPad with its neoprene outer panels, fur-lined interior and lightweight bumper that uses the company’s innovative Tensaerlite technology.
While the iPad fits snugly in the sleeve, there is enough room for an Apple Smart Cover too. Of course you can’t use the iPad while it’s in the sleeve, so the option is there if you wanted to use the ICON for carrying the iPad and keeping the Smart Cover on for day-to-day use.
Overall, the Incase ICON Sleeve is a great solution if you’re looking for a safe way to transport your iPad Air or mini around without carrying unnecessary weight. It’s lightweight, secure, and protective – all fears of scratches and cracks will be gone in an instant.
The Incase ICON Sleeve is available for both iPad Air and iPad mini and comes in Black/Slate and Grey/Lumen (lime green) colours. It’s on sale for $59.95 from www.goincase.com.