Have you just bought yourself a shiny new iPad Pro and looking for ways to make sure it stays the same in a few years? Investments in outdoor protection? Well, in this article we have listed twelve tough cases that you can buy for your iPad Pro to ensure that it stays protected from damage.
Also, with the introduction of the M1-based iPad Pro models, Apple made changes to the dimensions of the 12.9-inch version, which means you’ll need a new case. But the 11 incher remains compatible with previously available options. So before you buy, check which cover you think is compatible – you can also read our guide, the focuses entirely on the larger size.
Made with a tough polycarbonate sheet and shock-absorbing TPU case, this option from Supcase is well worth a visit to keep your iPad Pro safe. The integrated screen protector, the raised edges and the connector covers ensure that your device remains protected from many external factors. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation).
Like the Unicorn Beetle Pro, the standard version has a solid but multilayered polycarbonate sheet and a shock-absorbing TPU housing. However, this option is perfect for those who need a wide base and need open access to their ports. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation).
The robust housing from MoKo is a perfect accessory for those who want to protect their device and at the same time show something of its design. A window on the back of the case can show the color of your tablet or any skin you may have applied. In terms of usability, it protects your iPad with its TPU frame and features a notched folio cover that allows for different viewing angles. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation).
Spigen Rugged Armor Pro is an option to consider if you want to keep the lightness of your iPad Pro (to some extent) while adding significant protection at the same time. Cases from this manufacturer are known for having precise cutouts for all buttons, ports and speakers. Therefore, you can be sure that the usability of your device will not be compromised. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation).
Spigen Tough Armor Pro shares many of its features with the Rugged Armor Pro listed earlier. It has raised edges around the screen and the rear camera module to protect your device from scratches if you place it on any surface. Speaking of surfaces, it eschews a folio design and instead has a stand that can help your tablet. Their proprietary air cushion technology also ensures that your device is safe from falls. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation).
The Zugu Case for iPad Pro has a magnetic stand that can snap into place to provide the angle you want for easy use. Its solid frame ensures that your tablet remains protected from damage in the event of a fall, and the raised structure around the display and the camera recess help with this action. It is covered with leather on the outside and is available in black, red or brown. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation only).
With a design that offers more protection than Spigen’s Rugged Armor Pro, the UAG Metropolis should be your choice when you need a rugged case with a folio-like cover. It also features oversized buttons that make sure you don’t miss your target. In addition to black, it is available in two other colors, red and blue. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation).
The UAG Scout is a case that takes a very different approach than other options on this list by acting as an add-on for those who already own and use Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio. This accessory is placed on top of the keyboard mount to provide protection that this accessory lacks. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation).
ProCase Rugged Case is an option to consider if you have experience using Popsockets and like their concept. This case has a rotatable segment on the back that allows you to use the stand and wrist strap in portrait or landscape orientation. However, we doubt how useful the stand would be given its size in portrait orientation. However, the TPU frame also ensures that your device is protected from falls if you drop it. Some reviews have mentioned that the case doesn’t work well with third-party charging cables. We therefore recommend using the one included in the packaging. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation).
Otterbox is one of the most famous manufacturers of protective cases and their designs will give you a sense of security. The Defender series is a proven product and comes with different layers to protect your tablet. On the one hand, a plastic holder for your tablet that fits into a TPU outer shell. There is also a screen protector. Finally, there is a component that covers the screen protector and when it is removed it acts as a support for your iPad. But remember, if you own an Apple Pencil, you don’t. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation).
The Poetic TurtleSkin Case is an option to choose if you are looking for a simple and well-made case with neatly built-in features in the design. For example, the speaker ducts in the raised edges that aim to amplify the sound, the raised material in the case to create air vents that encourage heat dissipation, and a splash-proof coating of the silicone the case is made from. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation).
This option from Nillkin is a protective case to choose when you want to protect not only your iPad but its camera array as well. Apart from that, the housing has other design elements that form the basis of a robust housing. It has a polycarbonate back and a circumferential TPU cover to protect it from hard knocks. Available for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th and 5th generation).
Our recommended Heavy Duty Cases for iPad
By the time you have reached this part of the article it means that you are likely in a rush and unable to pick the right case for your needs. Hence, here are some of our suggestions.
First are Poetic TurtleSkin or Spigen sturdy armor; Each of these cases will protect your iPad Pro while maintaining the lightness of your tablet – to a certain extent. If you need stronger protection, Unicorn Bettle from SUPCASE is the best deal they have. In our opinion, the wide kickstand helps minimize the chance of it tipping over, and the raised TPU edges protect your screen and edges from damage. If you need a case with a folio cover that uses Apple’s magnetic wake / sleep feature, there is no better option than Spigen’s sturdy armor.
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