There is a cottage industry of iPad cases, and while I understand their appeal I have never desired one.
Either my iPad is in use, place on a table when not in use, or in a bag with me during travel. I only need it covered while in the bag.
I know, I know, you want something to protect it from when it’s dropped or use it to prop itself up on a plane’s tray table. I get it.
But I don’t. Those other cases add bulk and get in the way.
All I want is something to protect it from being scratched when I throw it in my bag. Nothing more, nothing less.
So I use a thin, simple, suede sleeve - the iPad Suede Jacket from WaterField Designs
It doesn’t photograph well, so watch this promotional video instead.
It’s thin. Very thin, very snug.
It has two little pieces on the side to hold the sleeve open as the iPad slides in. I find it quite satisfying to use, even if it may not be the most efficient form of storage.
There’s another little pull tab at the lengthwise end to aid removal from the sleeve. Again, quite satisfying.
It’s that tactile feel of suede, the bit of satisfaction in use, and small attention to detail that make this simple sleeve recommended.
A bit pricey, but it’s high quality materials and constructed in San Francisco.