The variety of selection of cases for iPad 2 is fairly extensive. Whether a hard shell or a softer version is desired, products are easy to find where many electronics accessories are sold. The type of shell or cover selected will often depend on the needs of the user.
Though there are different materials used for the covers, the best case for iPad 2 is one that has the cutouts in all the right places, to accommodate the microphone, camera, speaker and ports. Most covers are designed to fit like a glove as well, so the device can be easier to hold on to.
Those who prefer a hard shell may be interested in a dark gray or slate carbon case. Such a case is made with a hard carbon fiber shell, with rubber grips on the sides, for easier use of the device. The carbon case comes with a screen protector as well.
Priced at around $30, the hard shell may be a slightly more expensive product than others, but will offer greater protection from liquids and from drops on the floor. There are more expensive options, such as the Street Skin faux leather protector with a hinged lid, priced at around $45.
A softer, more flexible option is the silicone skin. While it does not offer as much protection as the hard version, it also has cutouts in all the right places and protects the screen from scratches. Products such as this can often be purchased in a pack of 2, for less than $10 per package. A variety of color combinations are available, for those who want iPad 2 cases and covers that are a little more fun and exciting.
An option that offers sleek classic style and protection is the hard wooden cover. In either a cherry finish or in natural bamboo. The bamboo version is ecologically friendly and provides the benefit of moisture protection, as well as a unique style option. Wood products also come with the correct slots for ports. Wood products are priced at just under $30. For those who are environmentally conscious, this option is a great value.
The best carrying case for iPad 2, for those who use the mobile device frequently, is the Zaggmate. This product is made from lightweight, yet touch aircraft aluminum. It features a built in bluetooth keyboard and a hinge to position the device at a suitable angle for typing. While this product is priced at just under $100, it may be the best option for those who use their device for work or school projects.