Keep your iPad 2 looking pristine without compromising on looks
01. iLuv Flex-Gel Case
Take your pick from the five colours that this beautifully tight-fitting gel case comes in. Its matte finish means you have a nice amount of grip when you're holding your iPad 2.
02. Cygnett SecondSkin Ink
This dark gel case looks great on the black iPad and we like the design on the back. Our only criticism is that the surface is a little bit slippery.
03. Case-Mate Pop!
Colours: Black and Grey/Pink and Grey/White and Grey
A smart gel case reinforced by a plastic shell. There's also a one-angle stand that feels reasonably firm. Like many gel cases, the design means the edges are little on the loose side.
04. Proporta Mizu Shell
We really like how the translucent material lets you see the Apple logo through the case, leaving your iPad to shine. Bit loose on the edges, mind.
05. Incipio Hive
While the Hive adds a fair bit of thickness to your slimline iPad, the hexagonal pattern gives plenty of protection. A shame the sides around the screen are so loose.
We've got the Smart Cover, an alternative, plus a range of back covers to use with the Smart Cover
01. Apple Smart Cover
Revolutionary on so many levels: the way it always snaps on perfectly, the automatic sleep/wake thing, the double-stand. But it is ridiculously costly, especially in leather.
02. Speck Pixelskin HD Wrap
A Smart Cover-like front and gel back. Best of both worlds, right? Wrong. The back bit's fine, but the front cover and stand are poor.
03. iLuv Smart Back Cover
If you want the ultimate protection for the back and sides of your iPad against scrapes, look no further. It's slim and nicely finished, too.
04. Incipio Smart Feather
Used with the Smart Cover, this ultra-slim and light back protector clips over the hinge, so you can't take the Smart Cover off that easily.
05. SGP Griff For iPad 2
It's stylish leather, but the red one here doesn't match the colour of the Smart Cover it's meant to work with, nor does it allow the left corners to sit snug to your tablet's screen.
06. Proporta Hard Shell Back Cover
Very thin and with a classy, slightly rubberised finish, Proporta's rear protector doesn't protect the top edge as well as the iLuv.