Targus’ new biodegradable iPad cases won’t clog your local landfill


The Targus VersaVu EcoSmart Slim Case for iPad is biodegradable.
The Targus VersaVu EcoSmart Slim Case for iPad is biodegradable.
Photo: Targus

Targus recently launched a trio of EcoSmart cases for iPad made from recycled post-consumer plastic and up to 40% biodegradable materials — with no compromise on protection, the company said. The cases showed up on Amazon in mid-to-late June.

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Targus makes the new EcoSmart tablet cases from a variety of sustainable materials. Because the company constructs the base trays with degradable materials, they decompose rather than sitting indefinitely in a landfill. Covers and linings come from recycled plastic, such as water bottles.

And the packaging for all EcoSmart products is 100% recycled, the company said, and made in part from hemp rope and recycled sealing tape.

All three cases feature trays that flex to fit 10.2-inch iPad (8th/7th gen.), 10.5-inch  iPad Air and 10.5-inch iPad Pro. They all pass “military grade 4-foot drop” tests. And they all integrate a sleep/wake function to save battery power.

VersaVu EcoSmart Slim Case for iPad

The VersaVu is Targus’ signature tablet case. It features a patented 360-degree rotation for seamless switching between portrait and landscape use. It allows you to show what’s on the screen via a simple rotation, with no need to touch the tablet’s interface. Right now, the VersaVu costs $86.42 on Amazon.

Where to buy: Amazon

Pro-Tek EcoSmart Case for iPad

The Pro-Tek EcoSmart case’s flexible tray features reinforced corner bumpers offering good impact protection. Precise cut-outs allow full access to controls, ports and the camera lens, so you can use all of your tablet’s features without removing it from the case. The Pro-Tek currently will set you back $88.56 on Amazon.

Where to buy: Amazon

Click-In EcoSmart Tablet Case for iPad

The Click-In case features a custom-molded tray to secure the tablet, with easy access to controls, ports and camera. Sound scoops direct music and other audio towards the user. A non-slip lining helps hold the device at the right viewing angle. A version of it fits the 10.4-inch Samsung Tab A7. The Click-in goes for $73.82 on Amazon as of now.

Where to buy: Amazon


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