As one of five new Incase protective releases for the iPad, the Neoprene Sleeve Plus ($40) is the simplest of the bunch: a twin-zippered neoprene pouch with breathable neoprene and mesh sides, a soft white microfleece interior, and an included perforated rubber stand for upright iPad video viewing. There’s no special place to put the stand other than inside the sleeve along with the iPad. Black, green, and pink versions are available.
On May 13, 2010, iLounge published The Complete Guide to iPad Cases and Protection, a multi-page comparison of over 70 different iPad cases and film protectors, sorted by genre. The following details were added to this piece by that comparison article; please click on the link above for additional comparative discussion of similar protective options.
We typically steer clear of recommending sleeves for iPods and iPhones, but iPad users may find that they make more sense. The concept is to totally envelop the iPad inside protective material, using a flap or zipper to open and release the device when it’s needed. In almost every one of these cases, the designs speak for themselves—you either like how they look, or don’t—so we’re sorting them by price and focusing our brief notes on fit and scope of protection, with bare opinions otherwise.
Does Neoprene Sleeve Plus fit? Yes, though the case is on the bulky side and doesn’t have a special compartment for the included passive video stand. Is everything protected? Yes.
Company and Price
Model: Neoprene Sleeve Plus
Compatible: iPad (2010)