You might say the Devil Wears Prada, but you may want to both protect your shiny iPad and ensure it has as a sleek and slinky appearance. The only way you can do this is by pimping your pad and opting for a lavish iPad case. With the growing influence of tablet devices over the last few years, this market is set to skyrocket even further in the next twelve months.
Thanks to the launch of the iconic iPad only three years ago, since Fall of 2011 they have gone onto introduce several updates. Currently, this has culminated in the new tech kid on the block, namely the iPad Air which is Apple's slimmest tablet to date. Yet beauty is not just skin deep. It is certainly a question of what lies on the outside and not just what appears on the inside.
Considered to be one of the must have tech accessories, you can now choose from a number of different premium cases for your iPad. Brands such as Prada, Burberry and Louis Vuitton are all getting in on the act which has elevated this product to even greater heights.
With a host of finishes and designs at your disposal, find out just which are the most expensive iPad cases to cover your beloved technological device.
10 Vaja iVolution Top Crystal iPad Case: $350
Produced by hand in Argentina, the Vaja iVolution Top Crystal iPad case takes more than 30 days to bring together. Handmade from the finest Caterina leather, you can enjoy a cowhide of the finest quality. It really is all in the touch with this case making all the main buttons easily accessible from the power and volume rockers to the earphone jack. Even when the case is shut, the various buttons are still easy to access. Priced at $350, other benefits include a magnetic clasp and a built in sleep mode.
9 Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton Monogram Case: $366
This swanky little number from the house of Louis Vuitton is one for a fashionista. For the same price as an iPad, you can take advantage of a luxury finish as well as enjoying the signature monogram wherever you go. Although it does not offer an increased level of protection you can purchase this with its classic logo or in Damier Graphite for around $370.
8 Orbino Padova Brown Crocodile Skin iPad Case: $689
Comprising of high end tanned leather from Italy, the Orbino Padova case is chic and extremely well fitted. You can have the opportunity to benefit from a wealth of colours which feature brown tuscan not to mention pecan and deep red. Meanwhile, there is also classic black calfskin if you choose to play it a little more conservative. In addition to this, they use a wide variety of exotic leather ostrich skins in order to create their more exclusive range at $689. This includes brown crocodile cognac, black red and even mocha.
7 YSL, Yves Saint Laurent CHYC: $750
Produced from intricate textured leather, this model from Yves Saint Laurent is sure to impress a crowd as much as one of their catwalk shows. It provides plenty of protection and takes its inspiration from a classic book design. Oozing elegance and chic for which YSL is all about, you will not be disappointed in spite of its $750 price tag. Check out the special detailing which shines in gold and the cutting edge Italian design that ensures a genuine and beautiful finish. Simple but yet incredibly effective, this will be the envy of many iPad users.
6 Christian Dior Homme: $900
For nearly $1000, the iPad case by Christian Dior Homme is one to use again and again. Beautiful aesthetics and classic Dior Homme style means you are certain of a high specialty finish. You will be able to have a choice of either leather or canvas, while its book inspired design allows for sheer subtlety and simplicity.
5 Chanel iPad Case: $1,555
Manufactured with fine grade leather the Chanel “Mallette en cuir noir” is as sophisticated as that little black number hanging up in the wardrobe. However, you will certainly want to use this for not just special occasions. You can see sophistication throughout this well-made case thanks to its luxury quilted stitching that just begs for your attention. If you are a dedicated follower of Chanel fashion you will want to spend every cent on this $1,555 item. It has a brief case look to it and the Chanel logo sits proudly on the front for all to see and admire.
4 Alexander Amosu: $2,620
Situated in the UK, this London entrepreneur is renowned for making numerous high quality and luxurious covers and cases. Using his passion for technology, Alexander Amosu has developed the ultimate platform for consumers to design their own personal iPad cases. You can let your creative juices flow where you can have the ability to select from a wide variety of patterns and materials. For around $2,600, why not make your own with materials including crocodile leather and python in a rainbow of colors. You can also put your own mark on a case with a corporate logo or personal initials if you wish.
3 Celine: $3,100
Hand crafted Italian leather is the order of the day with this striking Celine handmade iPad case. French designer Celine has introduced a little je ne sais quoi into this product with its ultra-smooth edges as well as concealed protection. This offers plenty of robustness in case you do encounter a stumble. The clever aspect of this case is the fact they have armed it with clever space for storing documents and cards if required.
2 Domenico Vacca: $3,900
If you like the look of alligator leather, then you will love this case by Domenico Vacca. Subtle but with the maximum impact, this superior finish is second to none. Hailing from one of the finest fashion houses in Italy, for $3,900 you will be able to select from a variety of colors to make it best suited to your style.
1 David August’s iPad Case: $6,900
David August is synonymous with interior design. Having a host of celebrities under his belt, he is most famous for creating bespoke wardrobes for a plethora of celebs such as Will Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. He is also responsible for many businessmen and wealthy billionaires, whilst no effort has been spared in the hand stitched Italian design. For $6,900 you can enjoy a rich tapestry of 20 colored covers which are available in an extensive spectrum of colors.