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.

First Look: Incase Neoprene Sleeve Plus for iPad

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.


First Look: Incase Neoprene Sleeve Plus for iPad

First Look: Incase Neoprene Sleeve Plus for iPad

First Look: Incase Neoprene Sleeve Plus for iPad

First Look: Incase Neoprene Sleeve Plus for iPad

Our Rating

Not Rated

Company and Price

Company: Incase


Model: Neoprene Sleeve Plus

Price: $40

Compatible: iPad (2010)

Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.