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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Acme Made Infinite Angle

Acme Made Orikata

Belkin folio cases

Bella Cases Smart Libretto

Booq Booqpad iPad Agenda

Camalen Hexa

Case-mate Pop

Case-mate Venture

Case-mate Versant

Dexim iBluek Keyboard for iPad 2

Dodocase

Enki Genius case

Evio Harmony

G-Form Extreme Sleeve 2

Griffin Elan Folio Slim

Griffin Intellicase

Grove iPad 2 Bamboo case

Gumdrop Drop Series

HandStand 2 for iPad 2

Hard Candy Street Skin iPad 2 case

iKit Carbon

iLuv Detachable Bluetooth Keyboard Case

Incipio Executive Premium Kickstand

Incipio Hive Honeycomb

iSkin Aura

iSkin Solo Smart

iSkin Vu for iPad 2

Ion CarbonCover

JavoEdge Poppy Axis Case

JavoEdge Tweed Axis Case

Joy Factory SmartSuit 2

Kensington Key Folio

Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg

Marware MicroShell Foliio

M-Edge Classic Jacket

M-Edge Latitude Jacket

Miniot Real Wood Cover

Otterbox iPad 2 Defender Series Case

Mivizu Sense

ModulR

Orbino Padova 2

Pad & Quill Octavo for iPad 2 Case

Philips Soft-shell

Philips Slim Folder

Scosche GlosSEE P2

Philips Padded Easel

Qmadix Porfolio with Removable Bluetooth keyboard

Quirky Cloak 2

Rivet Leather Portfolio

Saddleback iPad 2 case

Scosche foldIO P2

Sena Florence

Sena Folio

Sena Keyboard Folio Stand

SGP Argos for iPad 2

SGP Stehen

SGP Leinwand

Speck FitFolio

Speck MagFolio

Speck PixelSkin HD Wrap

Speck CandyShell Wrap

Speck HandyShell for iPad 2

SwitchEasy Ribcage

SwitchEasy Canvas

SwitchEasy Cara

SwitchEasy Trig

Targus 360-degree rotating stand and case

Targus Protective Cover Stand

Timbuk2 Pop-Up

Toblino 2

Trident Aegis Case for iPad 2

Trident Kraken for ipad 2

Tuff-Luv Tri-Axis

Waterfield iPad 2 Smartcase

360 Shield Folio Polycarbonate Swivel Case

360 Shield Folio Carbon Fiber Protective Swivel Case

XGear iPad 2 Smart Cover Enhancer Case

The Acme Made Infinite Angle case is ultrathin and allows you to prop up your iPad at any angle (at least in landscape mode). It has the instant on/off feature built into the case like Apple's Smart Cover.

Price: $59.99

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Acme Made says its slim Orikata case, available in "vegan-friendly" faux leather, "leverages complete docking and play-through functionality within its unique case design. Taking cues from the Japanese art of origami, the Orikata's folding elements reconfigure in a snap, providing a remarkably stable stand for cinema viewing or keyboard mode at optimal ergonomic angles."

Price: $49.99

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Belkin has four new iPad 2 cases arriving soon: the Slim, Access, Flip, and Verve. The Verve costs $49.99, whereas the other three are $39.99.
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Belkin's Keyboard Folio ($99.99) is one of the best cases with an integrated keyboard. Unlike some models that feature rubber keys, this one has larger TruType keys for what Belkin says is "a comfortable, computer-style typing experience and complements the functionality of the iPad 2 with separate, adjustable modes for viewing and typing." It's also relatively thin and and lightweight.

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Bella Cases makes some very elegant, high-quality leather cases for the iPad 2, including its Smart Libretto case, which comes in black, brown, red, and tan. The case folds at two different angles and in stand mode is held in place by a secure snap on the back. Inside the front cover, you'll find slots for business cards. (This is a real executive-style case.)

The case also has the wake/sleep function built-in, which is why it's called "smart."

Alas, the only downside is that the Smart Libretto is pretty pricey at $119.
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The $49.99 Booq Booqpad iPad Agenda integrates an old-school paper notebook to live alongside your iPad 2.

More recently, Booq introduced the Viper Slider that has a section at the bottom that pulls off for docking.
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Camalen is a new high-end case company that features some pretty interesting iPad 2 case designs in very high-quality leather. The Hexa is a swiveling case that allows you to prop up your iPod in portrait or landscape mode.

The company also makes several other iPad 2 cases that you can check out here.

Price: $115
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The $49.99 Case-mate Pop comes in multiple colors and has a hidden stand on the back.
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The Case-mate Venture ($49.99) offers multiple viewing angles.
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The $39.99 Case-mate Versant has an adjustable kickstand.
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Dexim's iBluek leather cover is $99.99, and it features a removable Bluetooth keyboard that attaches to the case with magnets (a nice touch). The case folds into a stand.
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The $59.99 Dodocase gives your iPad 2 a classy, art portfolio look.
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Enki is a Detroit-based company that makes cases for a number of portable devices. Its Enki Genius iPad 2 case is a $29.99 back-only case that's designed to work with Apple's Smart Cover to provide full protection for your iPad 2.
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The $39.99 Evio Harmony is an attractively designed case that has a whole yin-yang thing going for it.

This one's not made of real leather but it looks elegant and has a small interior kickstand built-in that prop up your iPad for typing.
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G-Form makes both iPad and laptop cases and made a name for itself by dropping an iPad 2 out of a plane (in its case, of course). The iPad survived.

What's interesting is the G-Form Extreme Sleeve is actually soft and flexible. G-Form says the secret is RPT-Reactive Protection Technology that's "a combination of Poron XRD material and proprietary G-Form design."

The company says its version 2 model, which looks the same as the original, has additional RPT edge and zipper protection, as well as a slightly larger interior to accommodate the iPad 2 with Smart Cover.

It also comes in black and costs $59.95.

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Griffin offers a handful of iPad 2 cases. If you want something that's very thin and reminiscent of the Apple's cover for the original iPad, the Elan Folio Slim offers similar styling and costs $29.99.
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Griffin's Intellicase looks a lot like an Apple Smart Cover with a protective back (yes, it has the automatic wake-up feature). It costs $59.99.
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This $99.99 Grove iPad 2 Bamboo case is now available. The cover on the case--like Apple's cover--puts your iPad 2 to sleep when closed and awakens it when opened.
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Gumdrop does its best Otterbox impression with its $59.99 Drop Series. It's available in multiple colors.
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The $49.95 Handstand 2 allows you to strap your iPad 2 to your hand. It swivels 360 degrees so you can easily switch from landscape to portrait viewing.
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Hard Candy has improved the design of its Street Skin 2 case, with the front cover now having a hinge to to keep it attached to the iPad 2 (previously, the front cover had to be completely detached). This one retails for $39.99 and comes in multiple colors, including white.
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The $30 iKit Carbon has--you guessed it--a carbon fiber back.
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The iLuv Detachable Keyboard case is one several keyboard cases for the iPad 2. This one's a bit pricey at $129.
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Incipio's Premium Kickstand case comes in both leather and non-leather (nylon) versions. The Executive leather version retails for $59.99 while the nylon version goes for $39.99. It's available in multiple colors.
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Incipio makes a number of iPad 2 cases. The Hive Honeycomb is a silicone case with a unique texture that retails for $39.99 and comes in multiple colors. It protects the back of your iPad, not the front.
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The stylish and well-designed iSkin Aura ($59.99) is one of our favorite Folio cases and allows you to prop up your iPad at a few different angles (it also has the wake/sleep feature). It's available in multiple colors.
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The $49.99 Solo Smart is a clear back cover that's a companion for Apple's Smart Cover (not included).
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The $59.99 iSkin Vu has an integrated flip-out kickstand on back that allows you to prop up your iPad both vertically and horizontally. It's available in purple, aqua, and black.
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The front of the Ion CarbonCover is magnetic like Apple's Smart Cover and made of leather/carbon fiber composite. Meanwhile, the back's made of straight leather. It's a nice but somewhat pricey case at $69.99.
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JavoEdge has a few different versions of its Axis Case, which we like because it has a 360-degree swiveling stand that allows you to prop up the iPad 2 both horizontally and vertically.

The Axis line also has built-in sleep/wake detection so when you open/close the cover, it'll put your iPad 2 to sleep or wake it up.

Most of the Axis cases list for around $50 and can be found online for closer to $40. The one pictured here is the Poppy Axis.
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Here's the JavoEdge Axis in its Tweed version (it also comes in a plain black version called the Editor Axis).

Price: $43
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Joy Factory's $59.95 SmartSuit 2 looks very similar to Apple's Smart Cover, with a wake/sleep cover, but Joy Factory's version has a back to it. We like this style--definitely worth checking out. (It also comes in white).

Note: Though we've highlighted this case, Joy Factory also makes a few other iPad 2 cases

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Kensington is adapting its $99.99 iPad Key Folio case to the iPad 2. Click here to see the rest of Kensington's iPad 2 accessories.
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This Logitech-branded version of the Zagg Keyboard Case retails for $99.99. It really makes your iPad 2 look like a laptop.
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Marware is making a number of iPad 2 cases. We like the MicroShell Folio, which has a smooth rubberized shell for the back and a protective lid for the display. Open the cover and your iPad 2 turns on. Close it, it goes to sleep.

This one lists for $69.99.
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M-Edge's Classic Jacket ($34.99) gives your Apple tablet a more bookish look.
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The M-Edge Latitude ($34.99) is a full protective cover with a kickstand.
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Dutch company Miniot is doing a snazzier version of Apple's similarly designed iPad 2 cover. The big difference: the Miniot cover ($69.99) is made partially out of wood. We like.
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Those looking for serious protection for the iPad 2 should strongly consider Otterbox's Defender Series Case, which offers multiple layers of protection and includes a clip-on screen cover that turns into a stand with two adjustable heights, one for typing and one for watching.

All this protection comes at a price. The Otterbox Defender is $89.99.
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We've heard good things about the Mivizu Sense ($59.95), a leather case with similar features to Apple's leather Smart Cover (but this model has a back on it for added protection). Has the automatic wake/sleep feature when you open and close the case and comes in multiple colors. We'll have more info once we get our hands on one.
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ModulR is really a iPad case "system." You buy a $39.99 ModulR Cover (it comes with a handstrap), then attach various accessories to the "nodes" on the back of the case. Accessories include wall mount and a headrest strap.

The system pictured here incorporates the iPad 2 Cover Stand ($29.99). As you can see, it's a hard cover that folds into a stand.
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A reader suggested we add this "custom-made" premium leather Orbino Padova 2 case to the list. It does look nice (it comes in multiple colors and styles), but costs a whopping $209. It also takes five to seven weeks to get to you once you make your order.
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Pad & Quill's classy Octavo for iPad 2 book-style case is made out of Italian leather and Baltic birch. The company says its new Octavo case is its thinnest ever. It comes in red, blue, and green, and costs $59.99. The optional interior pocket is available for $10 extra.
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Philips is making several iPad 2 cases, including the Soft-shell, which is reminiscent of iSkin's cases and comes in multiple colors. It costs $30.
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Philips says its Slim Folder offers "trilayer" protection. It costs $34.99.
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This $40 rubber Scosche case is called the GlosSEE. Very catchy.
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The $34.95 Philips Padded Easel case is your basic convertible stand-style folio case with a bit of added protection.
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This Qmadix Porfolio is similar to Dexim's iBluek case/keyboard combo but is made of faux leather. It, too, features a removable Bluetooth keyboard.

It lists for $149.99 but can be had for $140 on Amazon.
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Quirky's Cloak 2 is thinner and lighter than the original. It features the same quirky design with an integrated, detachable stand. The Cloak 2's cover magnetically activates the iPad 2's sleep sensor like Apple's cover does. The case lists for $50 but is available for preorder at $45.
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We got a review sample of the Rivet Leather Portfolio and it's a really nice case, with soft, high-quality leather. The cover folds back and allows you to prop your iPad at an angle. This one also has the automatic "smart" sleep/wake up feature.

The Rivet Leather Portfolio sells for $80.

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Saddleback's full-grain leather casesfor iPad 2 have a western flair to them and come in a few different shades of brown (as well as carbon). They're kind of pricey at $104, but users swear by their quality.
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Scosche is making a few iPad 2 cases, including the FoldIO P2 ($44.99), which offers multiple ways to position your iPad for viewing. It also comes in white.
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Another sleek case from Sena, the Florence features high-quality leather (we're showing it in tan but it also comes in black, dark brown, and red). This one's pretty slim and features a unique tuck-in corner that keeps the cover closed. This $79.99 good-looking case is for executive types.
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Sena, known for its elegant Italian leather cases, is offering up a number of iPad 2 cases. We like the looks of the Folio, which is available for $99.99.
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We liked the integrated Bluetooth keyboard better on this Keyboard Folio Stand than some other keyboard case combos that feature flatter keys. As with all Sena cases, the leather's got a high-end look and feel to it and the case definitely exudes class. It costs $150.
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SGP stands for Stylish People's Good Partner. No, we're not kidding.

Weird as that name is, SGP does make some of the nicest iPad 2 cases we've seen made of high-quality soft leather. At $94.99, the Argos costs a $10 more than its sibling (see next slide), the Stehen.
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Like SGP's other cases, the Stehen is nice but pricey at $84.95.
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The SGP Leinwand has a design more reminiscent of Apple's Smart Cover but the folding stand works differently. Yes, it has the integrated automatic wake/sleep feature. It costs $89.99.
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Speck's FitFolio is currently one of our favorite iPad 2 cases (we like it better than the PixelSkin HD Wrap--see next slide). While it doesn't have the awake/sleep function of some folio-style cases, it's relatively thin and lightweight. Comes in black, red, and gray for $39.95.
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An update to the FitFolio, Speck's MagFolio comes in a leather Luxe version ($99.99) and a non-leather version for $59.99. This one has the awake/sleep function, and like the FitFolio it's relatively thin and lightweight.

It's really a nice case--one of the best out there. The "Luxe" comes in black, brown, burgundy and cognac while the non-leather version is available in black, burgundy, and almond.
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While we haven't tried out Speck's PixelSkin HD Wrap for iPad 2, it seems like an excellent alternative to Apple's Smart Cover because it protects both the front and back of your iPad 2 yet offers similar design features to the Apple case. It's priced at $49.95 and comes in multiple colors.
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Speck's CandyShell Wrap is similar to the PixelSkin HD but has a smooth, glossy finish. It's available in multiple colors.
Price: $54.95
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Speck's HandyShell is an interesting and versatile case, with the rotating loop acting as a kickstand (both vertically and horizontally), a handgrip, and a way to hang your iPad 2 from a hook or car headrest. The only downside is that there's no integrated protection for the screen (and no way to attach Apple's Smart Cover).

Price: $54.95
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The SwitchEasy Ribcage is actually a sleeve case. It's compatible with both the iPad and iPad 2 and costs around $30.
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The Canvas is SwitchEasy's take on a folio case and it's done a nice job. While the finish isn't real leather, it does have a nice feel, and the case has the auto on/off feature.

It's available in multiple colors for $49.99.
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The SwitchEasy Cara has a striking design and comes in multiple colors. It costs $49.99.
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The SwitchEasy Trig is a stylishly padded faux-leather sleeve that converts into a stand. It costs $39.99.
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The $59.99 Targus 360-degree rotating stand and case swivels a full 360 degrees and can be propped up in both horizontal and vertical positions. It's one of our early favorites.
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Targus' more basic model, the Protective Cover Stand, retails for $40.
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Timbuk2's upcoming Pop-Up case is kind of a hybrid sleeve/hard case, with a rigid front for added protection, and a faux fur lining on the inside. As its name implies, it's also designed to allow you to prop up your iPad--whichever model you have--and be used as a viewing stand.

This Timbuk2 retails for $39 and comes in multiple colors.

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The $39.95 Toblino 2 is a leather folio-style case with a multiangle stand feature. This case does take advantage of the iPad 2's sleep/awaken function, a nice plus.
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Trident makes some tough cases for the iPhone and it's got a couple of very protective cases for the iPad. The Aegis is less bulky than the Kraken and features a built-in kickstand. It's available in multiple colors.

Price: $39.95

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This is Trident's answer to Otterbox's ultraprotective case for the iPad 2. Like the Otterbox, the Trident Kraken has a scratch-resistant clear screen protector that sits on top of your screen (yes, the touch screen still works fine). It's available in multiple colors.

Price: $49.95

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Tuff-Luv has a large collection of iPad 2 cases, including the leather Tri-Axis ($69.99) shown here. Tuff-Luv also has a microfiber "stasis" version of this case that turns your iPad off when you shut the case.
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We're fond of Waterfield Design cases/sleeves for the iPad, and, as expected, the San Francisco-based company is adapting them all to the iPad 2. This Waterfield Smartcase is available for both the iPad and iPad 2 for $59.99.
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As its name implies, XGear's 360 Shield Folio Polycarbonate Swivel Case is made of your translucent polycarbonate plastic and has a extended kickstand to prop up your iPad 2 for typing (additional pictures on XGear's site). This one retails for $39.99.
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XGear's 360 Shield Folio Carbon Fiber Protective Swivel Case may not be bulletproof but it's made completely out of carbon fiber. The downside: it costs a ridiculous $299.99.
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Another case that's designed to make up for the deficiencies of Apple's Smart Cover, the $34.95 XGear iPad 2 Smart Cover Enhancer protects the back of your iPad while Apple's case does front duty. We wish it were about $10 cheaper.

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