7 Durable Tablet and iPad Cases For Grads

Help to protect all that post-collegiate data in style.


The Eco Owl iPad Case

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Put a cork in it (your tablet case, that is). This eco-friendly clutch’s surface is made of—you guessed it—cork, making it both lightweight and stylishly understated. Bonus: Unlike common plastic, the cork makes this case smell good!

To buy: $24, etsy.com


Faux Leather iPad Mini Case

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Combining the elegance of a classic briefcase with the lightweight ease of a simple envelope, this faux-leather sleeve for the iPad Mini will complement your favorite grad’s newly professional post-college look.

To buy: $16, amazon.com.


Personalized Retro Book Cover Case

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Give your aspiring author—or just voracious reader—this inspiring sleeve: a realistic, retro book cover (personalized with the color, title, and author name of your choice). 

To buy: $48, etsy.com.


Felt iPad Sleeve

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It’s one thing to protect your tablet—it’s another thing to organize its elements. This wood-felt-covered two-toned case (dark gray on the outside, turquoise on the inside) features a roomy inner pocket for such accessories as cables, pens, and day planners.

To buy: $39, etsy.com.


Vegan “Leather” Clutch

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This oversized clutch protects both your grad’s tablet and her fellow creatures. Made of Vegan “leather,” it’s animal-friendly, making it “green” in more ways than one. (Don’t like the color? Other options are available.)

To buy: $20, etsy.com.


The Governor Hand-Stitched Leather Case

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This earthy, rustic-looking case will make the device that holds her digital books feel like an old library volume. Sure, the handmade pouch is weathered-looking, but it’s water-repellent.

To buy: $60, etsy.com.


Griffin Survivor Case

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Whether your grad is a Road Warrior or a Rhodes Scholar, this shatter-resistant case made of shock-absorbing silicone will protect his fourth-generation iPad from sand, wind, rain, and temperature in the most extreme conditions—from the Gobi Desert to the current job market.

To buy: $40, amazon.com.