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The best cases for the 10.2-inch iPad (2019)

In a strategic move, Apple released the affordable 10.2-inch iPad (2019) and simultaneously debuted iPadOS, creating an iPad system designed for the rest of us. The 10.2-inch iPad features an A10 Fusion chip, Retina display with nearly 3.5 million pixels, day-long battery life, and Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support. Despite a somewhat dated design showing that bit of extra bezel, it’s still a large, shiny, iPad that has proven to be a solid tablet for the right price, showcasing its power with a modern operating system.

You’re going to want to protect that glass and aluminum baby from harm as you tote it around town or from the living room to the kitchen, and the best 10.2-inch iPad cases and keyboard cases will help you do just that.

If you have an earlier model 9.7-inch iPad, there are even more suggestions in our best iPad cases, and we’ve also got some of the best cases for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, alongside other case roundups for the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Brydge 10.2 Wireless Keyboard

Brydge Wireless KB

The Brydge 10.2 Bluetooth keyboard is designed to perfectly match the 10.2-inch iPad in size, color, and design, complete with dedicated iOS function keys. It’s constructed with a single piece of high-grade aluminum to provide a stable base for your iPad with tactile adjustable backlit keys and a reliable Bluetooth 4.2 connection. The patented hinge gives you viewing flexibility from 0 to 180 degrees. The key travel of only 1.2mm is incredibly comfortable so you can type at any angle. It comes in silver, gold, and Space Gray.


We welcome the ZtotopCase for the 10.2-inch iPad (2019), which features the same premium synthetic leather exterior, workmanship, and soft microfiber interior lining as the last version. Its multifunctional features include a built-in leather hand strap, pencil holder, and organizer pocket. It offers multiple viewing angles and multiple slots, so you can set up the proper angles for watching movies or typing. The magnetic smart cover supports the usual auto wake/sleep functionality. It comes in a choice of black, brown, green, or a combo of denim and brown leather.

Zagg Rugged Messenger Keyboard Case

Zagg Rugged Messenger Case

For working on the go, you can’t do much better than the Rugged Messenger Keyboard Case from Zagg. The keyboard and case are detachable, allowing you to set up your workstation in a variety of environments, from the coffee shop to a friend’s house, and the built-in magnetic stand is adjustable for the perfect viewing angle. The case is as rugged as its name suggests, offering 6.6 feet of drop protection in a multilayered polycarbonate shell. The laptop-style keyboard is backlit with a choice of seven different colors; there’s a built-in holder for your Apple Pencil; and the case has wireless, multi-device pairing. One of the best things about this keyboard is that its battery life lasts up to two years between charges — based on usage of one hour a day — and the automatic sleep/wake function helps save battery life when the case is closed.

Infiland Case

Exclusively designed for the 10.2-inch seventh-generation iPad, the Infiland features an extra back pocket that lets you store small items like business cards or a USB charging cable and also supports the auto wake/sleep feature.  The stand lets you adjust to different angles for viewing or typing. The built-in pencil holder eliminates worries about losing your Apple Pencil. It comes in seven tasteful combinations of colors, patterns, and fabrics.

Thankscase Case

This all-in-one slim, lightweight design features a folder wallet pocket-style case with a built-in elastic hand strap for securely gripping your tablet while on the go. It has a premium composition leather exterior and soft interior for protecting your tablet from drops, bumps, and dust. A 360-degree rotating swivel lets you rotate the tablet vertically and horizontally, while a built-in magnetic strip provides the smart cover auto sleep/wake function. The case offers full access to all features like cameras, speakers, ports, and buttons. It comes in 14 elegant patterns and color combinations, but we are big fans of the Gold/Jade combination, pictured.

Apple Smart Keyboard

No manufacturer knows how to make an excellentiPad keyboard quite like the creators of iPads themselves. The Smart Keyboard from Apple comes with several state-of-the-art technologies in a design exclusive to the iPad. The keyboard itself is full size, but it’s lightweight and portable. To connect it to your iPad or iPad Air device, you simply have to pair it through the Smart Connector features; Attach your keyboard and get to typing. After you’re done working, you can fold the keyboard into a lightweight cover. This accessory won’t be cheap, but you can rest easy knowing you’ve paid for an excellent product.

ESR Urban Premium Folio Case

ESR has built a product that is both rugged and technically efficient. Its polycarbonate design adds protection without adding bulk to your iPad, and it comes with several minute holes to strategically prevent overheating on your device. The microfiber interior on this case protects your iPad’s screen, while its outward oxford cloth exterior appears sleek and professional. The cover is equipped with several mighty magnets that help manage your iPad’s automatic sleep and wake function, as well as two anti-slip grooves for comfortable viewing angles. You can buy this case in charcoal, Knight (dark blue), Sky (sky blue), and Twilight (medium gray) colors.

Logitech Rugged Folio

Logitech’s Rugged Folio for iPad, which uses the no-pair, no-charge Smart Connector, is a slim keyboard case with drop protection that exceeds military standards. You get a high-performance, spill- and dirt-resistant sealed keyboard that makes it a flawless on-the-go work companion. The full-size keyboard has convenient iOS shortcut keys, front and back protection for your iPad, and a spot to hold the Logitech Crayon or Apple Pencil. Type Mode lets you dock the keyboard upright and pull out the kickstand to type notes or emails. Viewing mode lets you fold back the keyboard and pull out the kickstand to watch movies and TV. Sketch mode lets you fully extend the kickstand back for note-taking or drawing. Read mode lets you tuck in the kickstand and fold the keyboard back for reading.

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