x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Travel essentials: iPad cases

When travelling, make sure your iPad has a home of its own.

Tumi Alpha Universal Slim Cover in red.
Tumi Alpha Universal Slim Cover in red.

Smythson calfskin iPad case

Better than Smythson you cannot get when it comes to finding a smart leather address book or diary to start the year. Boutique 1 stock both these lines - but not yet the delectable iPad sleeves, which have to be bought online. The zips always glide and the linings come in contrasting satin - green in the magenta colour case, for instance. Simply the best. Costs £265 (Dh1,560) plus £35 (Dh206) p&p at www.smythson.com.


Aspinal mock croc leather case

Handmade in scarlet patent Italian calf leather with a cream suede lining, this comes from a company with an old-world look that was started on a kitchen table in 2000, and now ships worldwide. The pieces are well made and markedly cheaper than the genuinely old-worth Smythson that Aspinal sneakily seeks to emulate. Available in seven other colours for £195 (Dh1,147) plus £14.95 (Dh88) p&p at www.aspinaloflondon.com.


Tumi Alpha Universal Slim

From the purveyors of some of the world's best luggage, pricey but always hardy and long-lasting, comes a relatively reasonably priced iPad case. In textured neoprene, it has a padded interior and zip closure - and is available in red, black and python-effect print. Available from Tumi at Dubai Mall and Dubai Festival Centre from Dh320. Visit www.tumi.com.