Whatever iPad you use, you want a case to protect it. But if you feel good, or if you're looking for a gift for an iPad user who would appreciate something more, you can't beat leather.
We have chosen the best genuine leather linings on the market. There is no "PU" or "vegan" leather here: this is the real McCoy, genuine death suit. It is not for everyone of course. Some may object to the material for environmental reasons or do not want a case that needs some care to keep looking good, so make sure your gift recipient is okay with leather before choosing your choice. But for most users, these are all good options for a more elegant protection.
We have found the best leather option for leather, the best for those who prefer a larger "folio" style or a more minimally integrated stand, the best sleeve design and a new "book" case that makes a wonderful gift if you looking for something unique. Note that we do not break down our choices on the iPad model: for each choice below you should be able to find versions that fit standard iPad, iPad Mini and various iPad Pro models.
The Best All -round Leather iPad Case: Noreve Tradition ($ 86-185)
For the ordinary user, this design is from the French manufacturer Noreve the best choice. It contains a complete enclosure shell that protects the tablet itself, a cover cover for the screen and integrated organizer sleeves for extra trinkets such as a screen cleaner and notes. At the back of the bag there is a small fold-out kickstand for hands-free viewing, but the Story Leather liner below is probably a better choice if you often watch videos on your tablet. There are cuts for the buttons and the camera, and a pen can be secured in the cover.
The Noreve case comes in a variety of leather properties, from PU (read: false) to older and patinated leather in a wide choice of colors. The sweet spot is Noreve's "Illumination" leather, which comes in black, gray or natural leather for just over $ 100 on the standard 9.7-inch iPad. Some of the more expensive leather and colors can take longer to send; Click on the tab "In stock" on Noreves webshop if you are in a hurry.
Best Leather Folio iPad Case: Pad and Quill Oxford ($ 110)
Folio Case is a little bigger than a regular case, but they offer more protection and a pleasing fold. Pad and Quill's Oxford, which goes for $ 110 on standard iPad, is the one to beat. Its natural leather color looks amazing and feels even better, with premium seams on all seams and a loop for your stylus.
Despite the old-fashioned look, this case contains the necessary magnets for the smart cover function, automatically turning on the screen when you open it. The iPad Pro variants can even fit Apple's Smart Keyboard under leather, allowing users to take their keyboard without replacing cases.
Best Leather Case in iPad: Story Leather Smart Shell Pro ($ 140)
The Apple Smart Cover is really smart, but its folding design leaves the back of the tablet exposed. Story Leather's Smart Shell gives the tablet full protection while adding a small thin profile while keeping the iPad horizontal in just a few inches of flat surface. Frequent air travelers will appreciate the effective use of materials.
The case is offered in various leather grains and colors for all current iPad models, all of which leave strategic openings for ports, buttons and speakers. Those looking for a personal touch can choose specific colors for the outer leather and interior soft suede. All variants include magnetic closing mechanisms that work with the Smart Cover display feature.
Best leather case: Capra Leather Draftsman ($ 65-135)
Even iPad fans who prefer to use their tablets au naturale wants a way to get it from place to place in safety, or protect them in a backpack or bag. Capra Leather Minimal Draftsman is a great way to do just that, with occasional leather construction and hand stitching.
There are a variety of models, with different flaps and cutting options and a selection of leather colors. (Get the smaller Pro options if you're looking for something for a standard 9.7-inch iPad.) Prices range from $ 65 to the regular Drafstman up to $ 135 for the largest "Minded" case, but be aware that The stock market fluctuates based on Capra's leather availability. If you see a color or a finish that you like, snap it up quickly.
Leather's newest iPad case: Twelve South BookBook ($ 77)
For the iPad owner who switched to digital reading, but still prefer the feel of an old-fashioned book, Twelve South has the perfect solution. The BookBook case is designed to look, yes, a book, with a hood cover covered in unpleasant leather. Also, the spine has gold leaf printing that looks as if it came from the shelf to any long-running barrister – at least until you actually read it.
The case includes an integrated plug underneath the inner sleeve that can attach the iPad in horizontal view, and the iPad Pro variants include a pen sleeve. A soft felt lining and a secure zipper closure – the "sides" of this book-end the design.