The latest iPad Pro refresh by Apple, especially the bigger 12.9-inch model with a mini-LED display, has again stirred the debate over whether it can be used as a full-time computing machine. While the answer is slowly tilting towards yes, a lot still needs to be done on the software side before the iPad Pro can truly put the powerful M1 chip to work. However, what doesn’t need much of a heated debate is the need for solid protection to keep your iPad Pro in pristine shape. Don’t know where to look? We’ve rounded up this list of the best 12.9-inch iPad Pro cases to help you out.
The MoKo Case Fit case for the iPad Pro has a wear-resistant PU leather exterior and soft-touch microfiber lining on the inside to keep the gorgeous mini-LED display away from scratches. At the back, you’ll find a scratch and fingerprint resistant translucent shell that has raised lips to guard the camera and screen.
The Logitech Combo Touch not only undercuts Apple’s own solution, but it also one of the most affordable keyboard cases for the iPad Pro from a trusted brand. It has a backlit keyboard that is detachable for extra flexibility, a kickstand, and a sturdy form-fit design that doesn’t look half-bad either.
If you’re not a fan of bulky cases that hide the sleek design of your expensive Apple tablet but still desire reliable protection against mechanical damage, the ESR Matte protective case for the 12.9 inch iPad Pro is your best bet. Made out of fingerprint-resistant matte polymer, it also has a stylus holder.
Best 12.9-inch iPad Pro cases – Our Picks
If you want to get the most out of your iPad Air and the M1-chip inside it, you should use it in computing mode, and that’s where you need a reliable keyboard. The best option right now is Apple’s own Magic Keyboard case that has a backlit keyboard with scissor-switch design and USB-C passthrough charging, ensuring that the Thunderbolt Port is left free to connect with other devices. Additionally, the unique magnetic-floating cantilever design ensures a high-degree of movement for maximum comfort. The keyboard is fantastic and the trackpad is excellent too. Overall, this is the best choice you’ve got right now. It now comes in white, in case you’re bored by the black shade.
However, if ruggedness and protection is your top priority and you don’t care too much about a little extra weight, go for the Spigen Tough Armor Pro case for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Employing the acclaimed Air Cushion technology for handling accidental falls and bumps, this one is made out of sturdy PC material and also has a built-in kickstand and raised bezels on both sides to protect the cameras and the Retina XDR display. Plus, the built-in Apple Pencil slot has a secure lock mechanism that prevents it from falling off, thanks to a rear push-button system.
Are you wondering if your old case will fit with the new iPad Pro? Read our help guide to find out. In case you’re more interested in sleeves instead of cases for your iPad Pro, check out our iPad Pro sleeve collection too. We’ll soon be putting Apple’s latest and greatest tablet through its paces to find out whether it’s worth the hype, and all that money that Apple wants to take from your wallet. Stay tuned to Pocketnow for the detailed review that will be out soon.
Does the new iPad Pro appear irresistible to you, and you need some expert advice that can keep you from shelling out north of a thousand dollars in one go? Read this Why I’m Not Upgrading To The 2021 iPad Pro article to get a bit of clarity.