Top 5 iPad Cases & Sleeves Under $50

Once you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on an iPad, the last thing you want to do is spend another hundred on a case for it. Plus, there are lots of different models of iPad, and while the iPad Pro has garnered a lot of attention, most of us still use either an original iPad, iPad Air, or iPad Mini. So let’s take a look at some beautiful and functional iPad cases that come in sizes for most (if not all) models of iPad and stay under a solid $50 budget.

Leather Book Stand Case ($9.75)

Top 5 iPad Cases Under $50

Available in various colors, this leather case looks professional, protects your tablet, and also functions as a stand. It's light weight and makes it easy to install your iPad; the case also includes a hole for your camera so you don't need to remove your device to take a photo. For ten dollars plus shipping, it's hard to beat.  


Beige Cotton iPad Air Pillow Case ($18.99)

Top 5 iPad Cases Under $50

This particular listing us only available for the iPad Air model, but it’s an Etsy store. So if you love the idea, you can request a custom order. What’s awesome about this is you can use it with or without the pillow. For a comfy lap desk just slide it on, but when you need to take your iPad to go, you still have a case to protect it.


Abstract Woman iPad Case ($44.65)

Top 5 iPad Cases Under $50

Zazzle is a good place to look for unique designs or to create your own custom iPad case. The price differs depending on which iPad model you own, but you’re likely to find most designs available in any model. It’s a hard cover made with book cloth and covered in glossy laminate, perfect for showing off your personality and keeping your device safe and scratch free.


Colorful iPad Case ($38)

Top 5 iPad Cases Under $50

This wrap-around case is made with impact-resistant polymers in a thin, snap-on design. It’s available for iPad 1/2/3/4 and iPad Air, but this is another Etsy shop so if you fall in love, you can request a custom order. If this pattern isn’t your thing but you love color, check out the other items in the seller’s store for great alternative options.  


Felt iPad Sleeve ($38)

Top 5 iPad Cases Under $50

If you’d prefer to keep your iPad in a sleeve, check out this double felted sleeve from an Etsy retailer. It’s a handmade organizer case held shut with velcro and in two colors for interior/exterior contrast. It’s available in iPad 1/2/3/4 and both iPad Air 1 and 2. It has an additional inner pocket for notebooks or cables as well.

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