Pad & Quill’s leather Oxford iPad Sleeve is an utter bargain at its sale price of $119.95. I have owned a similar sleeve for years, one that was originally conceived to fit a MacBook, and it’s softer and more beautiful now than when I got it.
Will we be able to say the same for Apple’s $99 iPad Pro Smart Folio (for which I paid $135)? The answer is almost certainly “No.”
New Pad & Quill Oxford iPad Sleeve fits 2018 iPad Pro
The Pad & Quill Oxford iPad Sleeve is like a big leather envelope, with a stud-fastening flap and an accessory pocket that can swallow a Magic Keyboard. If lightweight minimalism is your goal when traveling, this might be the perfect iPad case for you.
The main pocket is big enough to hold a 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018 model), either naked or in another case. And, as mentioned, the accessory pocket takes a Magic Keyboard or a charger and cables. And you can fit in any iPad or MacBook that’s a similar or smaller size than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. That goes for future models, too.
A simple and versatile leather iPad case
There’s little more to say about the case, other than that you won’t regret buying it. I’ve written about, and reviewed, P&Q cases and accessories ever since the company’s first product, a fitted, book-style case for the iPad. Every one of them has been super-well-built, and they all got better with age. The Oxford case comes with Pad & Quill’s 25-year warranty. Plus, the folks at Pad & Quill are super-nice people, so there’s that.
At home, I prefer the absurdly overpriced Apple Smart Folio, which is slim, light and can be used as a stand — or quickly removed entirely. But on the rare occasions I venture outside, I love all-in-one cases like the Oxford iPad Sleeve. You can fill it with the accessories you need, and either tuck it under an arm or toss the whole lot into a backpack. Even if you don’t pick a Pad & Quill case, the concept is worth checking out.
- Weight: 15 ounces
- Dimensions: 10 inches x 13.5 inches x 1 inch
- Colors: Whiskey or chestnut (brown, or a different brown)
$139.95on sale for $119.95
- Ships: Week of May 12
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