At 235g, the Lexington is heavier and sturdier than the Skinny 3 and has a thicker rear polycarbonate shell with a microsuede lining to protect the rear of the i Pad.The main difference is that it hinges from the rear, rather than the side, of the case. Thanks to the fabric 'hinge', the two stand positions are much more usable than most folio-style cases.It adds minimal bulk and weight and is one of the best cases we've used.
The Smart Case which is for the i Pad mini and i Pad Air and Air 2 is made with dyed leather, available in various colours.
The Smart Case covers the front and back of the i Pad Air 2, and the front flap not only automatically wakes up your i Pad when you open it and puts it to sleep when you close it, but also doubles as a stand.
Our advice is to play it safe and buy a case designed specifically for your model of i Pad. The cases below are mainly for the i Pad 2, 3 and 4, but most are also available for the i Pad Air and i Pad mini.
Apple i Pad Smart Case, from £39 Apple offers its own case which you can buy from the Apple Stores or the Apple Store online.
The cases here are designed for the third- and fourth-generation i Pad, and i Pad Air.
Check first to make sure you buy the right case for your model of i Pad.
The zip can be done up from either end and the i Pad is held inside the case by two bottom hooks and an elastic strap across the top.
The strap can sometimes cover the status bar when using it in portrait mode, covering the time, signal and battery, which is a little annoying.
Despite some annoyances and a rather steep price, we like the Book Book for i Pad and would recommend it to anyone looking for something a bit different to the norm to provide good protection for their tablet.
Weight: 384g Buy the Book Book case here Incipio Lexington Hard Shell Folio, £35 Rating: 4/5 The Lexington is much like STM's Skinny 3 case (see below) in that it offers two standing positions and a slot-in tab to hold everything in place.
However, only the front two grooves are usable in portrait mode, as the i Pad proved too heavy for the rear-most slot, and toppled over.