My parents bought me an iPad2 as a gift, and I need a case for it. I don’t want to spend more than $100, but I’d like something chic. Any ideas?
I had the same problem when I bought my iPad this summer. It seemed like all of the cases that I wanted to buy cost almost as much as I paid for the iPad. Not a fiscally responsible option, to say that least. Also, most of the things in my price range were either gaudy, cheaply made or just screamed “I’m carrying a tablet. Please, rob me on the Metro.”
Eventually, I settled on the Dodo Case. First off, I love that it looks more like I’m carrying a Moleskine notebook than an iPad. That kind of discretion is important when I’m on public transportation or when I bring the iPad into a meeting.
Secondly, the case is lightweight but sturdy. I don’t know how much help it would be if you actually dropped it, but it protects it from scratches and other damage when it jostles around in my purse.
If you prefer something that isn’t black, they have a few other designs and prints to choose from. I especially love the dove grey and charcoal “sailcloth” model on the J.Crew site. Dodo also makes cases for Kindles.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more sparkle, I also love this Juicy Couture gold glitter iPad case ($68). It’s on the complete opposite end of the spectrum from the Dodo Case, but it’s still pretty sweet. It also comes in silver or black glitter if you prefer.