Solutions for protecting your iPad

So you have finally splashed out on a new iPad. Don’t worry, it seems that lots of people are being won over by Apple’s latest gadget, with the iPad being blamed for a 50% fall in laptop sales in the second half of last year.

The iPad was definitely the most talked about gadget of 2010 and despite some slow sales early on, it seems that Steve Jobs is finally starting to win people over with his tablet computer. With competition growing from similar Android based tablets, Apple has gone very much on the sales offensive.

If you have taken the plunge and splashed out on the iPad, you’re going to want to keep your new gadget in pristine condition for as long as possible and, unsurprisingly, there are plenty of companies out there producing cases and protectors to help you do just that. As you would expect, every style and budget is covered, with some cases packing in some clever little features.

The budget option definitely comes in the form of this Port Designs Mandalay iPad 9.7in Case, which comes in at just £15 and offers a “does what it says on the tin” solution to storing your iPad and protecting it from being scratched or damaged.

This clean, stylish case with foam protection and white nyflex interior to prevent scratching is lightweight and functional, making it the idea budget solution.

If you are looking for something with a slightly more funky style and greater protection for your prized gadget, the Berlin iPad 9.7in Case could be just what you are looking for.

Available in brown or a distinctive red, the Berlin case uses memory foam technology to ‘cacoon’ your iPad, giving it further protection from scratches as well as drops and knocks in your bag. At just £19, the case is also offers outstanding value.

But for a case that gives you a much more stylish, executive look and packs in some clever little features, take a look at the Cupertino iPad 9.7in Case.

The case features a front flap that protects your screen when not in use and conveniently turns into a stand to allow you to watch your digital content vertically or horizontally. The flexibility of this case also allows you to optimise the ideal position for your iPad. The case is also designed so that you never need to remove your iPad to charge, use headphones or access the power and volume buttons. The case also comes with a lifetime warranty.

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16th February 2011
Written by Very_Lauren