Review: Stylish, Protective Tablet Sleeve for iPad Pro

If you have an expensive iPad, especially the iPad Pro, you'll want to protect it. But that protection doesn't have to be expensive. The UTB Protective iPad Case ($19.99) from USA Gear is under $20 and is protective without excess bulk.

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I appreciate that the sleeve uses Memory Foam to deliver great protection and feels great to hold. There is an optional shoulder strap included and you can tuck it away, along with accessories like a charger, cable, and stylus, in the zipper compartment. I would like to see more color choices, however, besides the black and gray fabric. 


  • Memory Foam for great protection
  • Optional shoulder strap included
  • Zipper compartment for accessories
  • Affordable


  • Limited color choices

Final Verdict

If you want to protect your iPad, but with minimal bulk, the UTB Protective iPad Case from USA Gear should meet your needs. 

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