This is not the first time that Apple has introduced a product the required other purchases from them just to bring it to its full potential. Their history is full of examples starting with their first computers. The iPad is certainly no different. A mobile computing wonder that does not come with a keyboard, docking station or any type of carrying case. While the iPad will work without these accessories it suffers from being terribly inconvenient without them. The carrying case alone is very important to protect the sensitive 9.7” screen as scratches are especially brutal on smaller screens.
There are actually two types of cases. The first and largest are the traditional carrying cases for laptops and cameras. Carrying cases come made of a many materials but the most popular by far is leather. You can also buy a carrying sleeve for protection but you will probably still need another carrying case for carrying it around.
Finding iPad carrying case is not difficult at all. Apple sells a case for about $100 that is especially designed to accommodate the iPad. The main slot is a perfect fit for the iPad and there is a smaller slot for the iPad keyboard if you have one. Along with these features there are other compartments for other accessories made especially for the iPad as well as things like writing materials and notebooks.
The best place to get iPad carrying cases is on the Apple website. There are a number of other websites that sell these products that will function well as iPad carrying cases and are less expensive than anything that has been made by Apple. Real leather iPad cases however the best are fit and make the most sense when you are using an iPad, and the extra few dollars you will have to pay will be worth it in the long run.