The powerful iPad gets even more power with the new M2 chip. But that doesn’t mean your new iPad Pro 2022 can resist drops and scratches. The only way to protect the 12.9-inch iPad Pro M2 is by covering it with the best cases available.
But finding the right case for your iPad Pro is quite a task since there are a plethora of cases in the market. Going through all of them is tiresome. If only there was an article about the best iPad Pro 12.9″ cases. Oh, wait, here you are! We have got you covered. Read along to find the best cases for 12.9-inch iPad Pro M2.
Notes: The cases mentioned here are also compatible with iPad Pro 12.9″ 5th gen (2021)
1. Apple Smart Folio case – Editor’s choice
While creating the new iPad Pro, Apple might have forgotten about adding the hover feature for the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil, but I am pretty sure they will never forget to provide safety to the same. Cue the maker’s Smart Folio case – the best you can get for your iPad Pro.
Despite the new iPad Pro being limited to the old colors, you can add colors – thanks to the colorful case options Apple has in store for you. Besides offering protection on the front and back, the Smart Folio case for iPad Pro is thin and light.
The case will automatically wake your iPad up when you open it and go back to sleep when you close it. Thanks to the magnets, the case can be folded into a kickstand and used for reading, watching videos, typing, or making FaceTime calls. The only bone I have to pick is the material used; the case will easily accumulate dust and dirt.
- Turns on/off your iPad Pro from sleep when you open/close
- It can be used as a kickstand
- Accumulates dirty easily
2. Noreve leather case – Premium
Noreve offers elegant and thin leather cases that are completely handmade. Due to the flawless fit, it covers your iPad from the edges to the screen, making it drop and dust-proof. Besides, you will get a good grip. The precise cut-outs for the camera and charging port don’t interfere with functionalities.
Additionally, the wallet case features compartments for holding credit cards and papers. The best part is it offers a designated place for the Apple Pencil. Also, you may choose the leather’s color and texture. I liked the included easel to use your iPad horizontally.
- Authentic French leather
- Elegant looks
- Multiple styles, colors, and textures
Check out on: Noreve
3. Spigen Tough Armor Pro – Rugged kickstand case
If you want a non-Apple accessory for your iPad Pro M2, you should check out this case from Spigen. The Spigen Tough Armor Pro case offers additional protection from drops, thanks to its good build with raised edges and air cushion technology.
And since adding the case makes it a bit bulky and heavy, you might want to place it somewhere, and that’s where the kickstand comes in handy. The case also has a special slot for Apple Pencil; you might need to get used to the protruding whenever you take out the Pencil from the case.
- Rugged case with raised edges
- Slot for Apple Pencil
- Comes with kickstand
4. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro – 360° protection
I have been personally suggesting Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro cases to many people for quite some time simply because of how good the product is. With this case, you will get protection from all sides, making you a bit more confident about dropping your case once or twice (but don’t complain if you damage it).
This case has coverings around the ports and raised edges around the screen and camera. Along with that, the case also comes with a strong kickstand that will let you place your iPad Pro upright when needed. Supcase has also made sure to make the case look premium rather than only focusing on ruggedness.
Since this case is a rugged one, it will have some extra weight, and it’s something you have to deal with when you want the best protection possible.
- Good looks
- Comes with a screen protector
- Raised edges around the screen and camera
Check out on: Amazon | Supcase
5. ESR ascend trifold case – Slim and lightweight
Most folio cases for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro have one common issue: their weight. To focus on ensuring maximum protection, most cases sacrifice weight distribution. That’s where the ESR Ascend case stands out.
The case is slim and weighs less compared to others. Despite being lightweight, it ensures your device stays protected from scratches and dust. It also has a subtle approach in looks instead of going all-out rugged or flashy.
Because of the trifold option of the cover, you can either fold it to reading/viewing mode or writing mode. Since the case has taken a slim and thin approach, it lacks raised edges around the display and cameras. But if you are someone who prefers slimness over ruggedness and knows you won’t drop your iPad Pro, you can go with this case.
- Slim profile
- Good looks
- Tri-foldable cover that can be used as a two-way kickstand
- No raised edges around the screen and camera
6. i-Blason cosmo case – Fancy looks
If you want to make your new 12.9-inch iPad Pro M2 look fancy, then you need to check out this case by iBlason. Other than the looks, the case also has a smart cover that can wake or hibernate your screen. Along with that, the cover can be tri-folded and can be used as a kickstand.
There’s more to this case than the good looks. It comes with a rugged cover that can protect your device from accidental drops without breaking anything (at least there’s something that can’t break your heart).
There are elevated bezels around the camera and display and a dedicated slot for Apple Pencil, which might look a bit protruding to some.
- Smart cover
- Tri-foldable cover that can be used as a kickstand.
- Raised edges around the screen and camera
- Apple Pencil slot is a little bit protruding
Check out on: Amazon | iBlason
7. Tomtoc vertical case – Foldable
This case’s main attraction is its origami-style cover which can be folded horizontally for watching videos and vertically for video calls. There’s also a slot for Apple Pencil, which doesn’t block wireless charging.
For those who get bored with the regular color options, you can go with the multiple color options provided in this case. Besides offering looks, the Tomtoc case comes with military-grade protection, which only translates to protection from scratches and drops.
This is also one of the few cases where I found no design inconsistency issues regarding the Apple Pencil slot. Since the case is well-built to resist falls, a bit of weight is added to it.
- The cover can be folded into three modes
- Comes in different color options
- Military-grade protection
8. JETech – Foldable folio case
While Apple makes one of the best cases for the 12.9″ iPad Pro 6th generation, there’s no denying that it’s quite expensive. And when you look at the generic ones, you might not get the same experience that you can get from the official case. Well, that’s only until you try this case from JETech.
This case comes with all the features that you are looking for: including the ability to wake/hibernate your iPad Pro when you open and close the lid, fold it to use it as a kickstand when needed, and most importantly – protect it from drops and scratches.
Besides that, the case is also available in more color options than what Apple offers with its folio case for the iPad Pro M2. While the case has all these features, if they had raised edges around the screen and camera, that might have given the users more assurance.
- Can wake/hibernate the display when you open/close the lid
- Foldable lid to use as a kickstand
- No raised edges.
Check out on: Amazon
9. MoKo – Sleeve bag carrying cover
This carry bag case from MoKo should be considered for those who travel and want to access their iPad Pro quickly. Since this is a carrying bag, you can carry other necessary items, which will come in handy when you need them quickly instead of searching in your backpack.
It has a plushy interior that won’t get any scratches and a durable exterior to protect against dust and splashes. But keep in mind this case is not waterproof and is not suggested for rainy days. It also comes in some good colors to choose from.
- Can carry multiple items
- Plushy interior
Check out on: Amazon
I have included a wide variety of cases for you with this list. What is your favorite case from these? Let me know in the comments.
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