While the iPad 3 may be coming soon, the iPad 2 is still a great device which deserves stellar protection against scratches, scuffs and falls. If you’re in the market for a new iPad case, but aren’t sure which one to get, you’re in the right place! Below, I have crafted a list of the best cases for the iPad 2. We hope this article helps you find the perfect case for your Apple tablet.

1. Apple Smart Cover

Smart Cover

To me, the Smart Cover is the most attractive and elegant way to protect your iPad’s screen. This is because it magnetically connects to your iPad, allowing for easy installation and uninstallation. The iPad 2 also features a magnetic wake/sleep feature when used with the Smart Cover. This means that when you close the Smart Cover, your iPad will go to sleep and vice-versa. Finally, Smart Cover is available in two materials: polyurethane and leather. Unfortunately, this case only covers the front of the device. If you want back protection, you’ll need to pick up an extra back protector such as the Blue Lounge Shell. You can buy this case at Apple’s online store.

Price: $39/79

2. Switcheasy Canvas

Switcheasy Canvas

The Switcheasy Canvas case features a nice, hybrid polycarbonate and canvas design. This provides maximum protection while keeping the classy look of canvas. Another cool feature of the Canvas case is the fact that it features a built-in stand with three different viewing angles. This is great for watching movies and typing long emails. Finally, the Canvas features a magnetic on/off feature like the Smart Cover. This case currently comes in eight color options. Check out Switcheasy’s website to buy this case.

Price: $49.99

3. Otterbox Reflex  

Otterbox Reflex Case

The Otterbox Reflex case is a hybrid case, meaning it features two materials: plastic and silicone. This provides stellar drop protection and a decent design. The Otterbox Reflex case also includes an anti-static screen shield which will provide full scratch protection for your iPad 2. As of now, this case is only available in black. If you’d like to buy this case for yourself, check out Otterbox’s online store.

Price: $69.99

4. ZooGue Case Genuis

ZooGue Case Genius

ZooGue is a new company which products high-quality cases for the iPad and other tablets. The Case Genius is no exception as it features a plethora of viewing angles. The ZooGue can also be used to mount your iPad to the back of a car seat. This is perfect for entertaining kids on a long car ride or yourself on a long plane ride. Finally, the ZooGue case features a hand strap. This makes it easy to transport around school or the workplace. If you want to buy this case, head over to ZooGue’s website.

Price: $49.99

5. DODOcase 


DODOcase is a San Francisco based company that hand makes all of their cases using book-binding techniques and leather. This is perfect for anyone who wants to look classy when out-and-about with your iPad. Another cool feature of the DODOcase is the fact that you can customize it before you buy. For instance, you can choose from six colors and even add Monogramming. Finally, the DODOcase offers multiple viewing angles which is good for watching movies and TV shows. To order your own handmade DODOcase, head over to DODOcase’s website. Don’t have an iPad? DODOcase also makes accessories for the iPhone, Kindle and Blackberry Playbook.

Price: $59.95

Thanks for taking a look at this week’s case roundup, check back next week for another roundup. Now, tell us what case you sport on your iPad in the comment section below.