When travelling, make sure your iPad has a home of its own.
Travel essentials: iPad cases
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.