I never thought I would end up in this predicament. I own an iPad (one year ago, I thought it was just an enlarged version of the iPhone and a complete waste of moolah) and I am toying with the idea of getting a decent case to house my new gadget (aren’t fancy gadget cases some kind of frivolous?).

So here I am, browsing websites after websites, looking for the ideal iPad case. And sure it does sound almost like Cinderella searching for her glass slippers.

Ostentatious (Above S$500)

(from left) Smythson Peridot Green Folding Ipad 2 Case USD536.25, Valentino Jacquard and Leather iPad case £263.04Alaïa Perforated Petal-design Leather iPad case £423.54

These are such nice-to-have. Although the pragmatic side of me wonder about the lifespan of the covers given that the iPad product cycle is approximately one year?

Mid range (S$100-S$500)

(clockwise from left) Kate Spade iPad Hedgehog folio S$149, Marc by Marc Jacobs Pale Khaki Tablet Wristlet Clutch Bag USD181.50REVEAL Metro iPad case from Cumulus S$149

I am tied between a folio and a zipper case. The folio seems more useful, but some folio cases might not have an opening for the camera in the iPad 2. The “leather clutch” style seems to be a fabulous idea where your iPad case could double up as a regular bag.

Affordable (Below S$100)

(from left) Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon iPad case USD68, LeSportsac E Reader Sleeve USD32, Fiorelli Roka Leather iPad Sleeve £30.00

The affordables that I have selected would probably suit those who want to acquire something fancy, but not too pricy. Marc by Marc Jacobs has a stunning suite of tech accessories. You can even get matchy-matchy iPhone, iPad and laptop cases!

Images: Shopbop, ASOS, Net-A-Porter, My-Wardrobe, Kate Spade, Cumulus

自认非常理智的我,从没想过也会有今天。我竟然也拜倒在“苹果”石榴裙下,跟风买了一台iPad2。更加不可思议的是,我正考虑为iPad2购买新“衣裳”。苹果魅力真是无法挡吧。浏览了好多网站,参阅了许多宣传资料,发现市面上的iPad封套还真不少。本人也借此仔细筛选了几个不同价位的产品,希望与我“同病相怜”的读者也能受益。

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