BrydgeAir Keyboard ($150)
We’ve yet to find a better keyboard to go with the iPad Pro 9.7 than this one from Brydge. Crafted from the same premium aluminum that Apple employs, the keyboard even uses a similar island key setup to make it feel like you’re typing on a MacBook keyboard. This case is the perfect choice for typing on your new tablet. It holds the 9.7-inch iPad Pro securely with two padded clamps and it folds 180 degrees to help you find the perfect angle. The keyboard also connects via Bluetooth 3.0 and offers up to three months of battery life between charges. It’s quite heavy, and it doesn’t really offer protection for your tablet, but it’s a beautifully designed keyboard.
Burkley Cover Walletcase ($70)
These gorgeous, genuine leather 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases come in a wide variety of eye-catching finishes. A thin, minimal, black plastic shell holds your iPad securely in place, and it’s surrounded by a neatly stitched leather exterior. The inside is soft suede and you’ll find a series of handy pockets in the cover for stowing cards and other bits of paper. The Turkish leather looks and feels great, with a special antique finish that comes in green, yellow, turquoise, red, and an array of other colors. A secure magnetic clasp keeps the cover closed, and you can fold it back to act as a stand.
Griffin Survivor All-Terrain Case ($80)
This is a really rugged option that offers protection from falls of up to 6.6 feet in height, even onto concrete. It also guards against the elements with a sealed design that scores an IP55 rating., meaning that you don’t need to fret about sand, dust, or rain. It’s a chunky case that combines polycarbonate with foam and silicone. There’s also a built-in screen protector and hinged plugs to seal your ports. If you’re not using your 9.7-inch iPad Pro outdoors, this case is probably overkill. Its bulky build inevitably has an impact on sound quality and usability, but if you do need reliable protection, this case will deliver. It also has a handy fold-out kickstand on the back.
Incipio Lexington Folio Case ($35)
Your 9.7-inch iPad Pro 7 is safe and sound in this sturdy polycarbonate shell. There’s a foldable cover made out of synthetic leather that you can use to prop up your tablet at a comfortable angle for viewing or typing. The corners of your iPad are covered, but the top and bottom of your iPad (in portrait view) remains accessible. There’s also a cut-out for the camera on the back, and you’ll find sturdy button covers for the volume controls. There’s also a secure snap closure to keep the case closed or lock the stand position. It comes in classic black, gray, pink, or turquoise.
MoKo Ultra Slim Cover ($7)
The low price of this folio case can hardly fail to grab your attention. The iPad Pro 9.7 snaps into the thin, translucent shell, and there’s a polyurethane cover to protect the screen. It supports the automatic sleep/wake function, and has a fairly weak magnet that holds it closed. The openings for your ports and functions are accurate, and there’s a slight lip around the shell to protect the screen, but it does mean that the front cover won’t sit flush. It comes in a few different colors, too, and it’s a great option for the money.