Today we are sharing our favorite executive iPad cases, covers and portfolios for the business professional.
In my 20’s my work in corporate America took a major shift when the older executives began focusing on how to bring the company into the internet era. Young and green – but one I think I was an early adopter for was the internet.
Look Professional in Meetings
I went from being a 20-something web designer creating websites to a Director of Digital Media sitting at the board room of a large book publisher helping guide the direction of e-commerce, online content strategy and digital marketing. Oh and we the whole eBook thing was happening. Needless to say, was an exciting time for a young me with a growing career – but talk about having to grow up quickly.
Sitting around a board table with high power executives, is intimidating. My business casual wardrobe became business professional and the backpack for my laptop became a professional leather messenger bag. To play the game, you have to look the part – especially when you have the age factor against you. Funny some today who are of the older generation maybe having to do this in reverse.
Interestingly, in 2010 – while I was one of the only ones around the table with an iPad – it was apparent I could no longer use a Hello Kitty iPad case (yes, it exists and it’s totally cute) and be taken seriously.
Executive iPad Cases
If you are in the market for an executive iPad case - we're here to help. Here is a round up our top picks for executive iPad cases that meet the following criteria. I want a stylish iPad case that will protect my iPad. This working mom has 4 kids, so it needs to be an affordable iPad case as well. I want fancy without costing a fortune!
Am I asking for too much in an executive iPad case? Apparently not!
We are featuring protective cases and ipad folios for the latest iPad, iPad Pro and Apple iPad Air. Check the product links for specifics to make sure that your iPad will fit the case!
The thing I am loving about this executive iPad case option should be renamed to modern padfolio (or modern ipadfolio!) The old days of carrying in a padfolio still makes me happy because regardless of how "digital" I am - I still like to write! With this executive case for the iPad - I can carry a planner if I choose, as well as anything else I would need for a meeting.
Here are a few key features:
Inside zippered pockets to hold pens, flash drives or other misc.
Document compartment to hold paper
Large size makes this easy to carry.
The price is just right and this does come with a 100% money back guarantee. Check Amazon for more details.
Do note, for this price - this is a faux leather product. Not that faux leather is bad, just didn't want you to expect a leather case if you ordered.
Back in my executive meeting days, this iPad portfolio was my go to. The RooCase leather iPad folio is a smart cover that automatically wakes or puts your iPad to sleep. It is a PU leather, so not genuine leather - but has a stylish appearance none the less.
The case features a pocket to store business cards, notes, etc. The iPad case also works as a stand in landscape for watching videos or typing.
If you are willing to spend a little more money on an executive iPad case, here is a great option.
This handcrafted leather iPad case is a portfolio that offers you a luxury feel. It not only is stylish and professional in appearance, it is highly functional. This genuine cowhide case (crazy-horse leather) is durable and features a retro look.
It features a handle for easy carrying and is deal for left or right-handed professionals.
If you are looking for an executive gift, this business iPad case may just be the answer. Have it engraved with someone's name or initials to make this a custom gift for the executive.
UPDATE! This original post because hello 2020 and the Apple iPad cover game is so different. The content was given a lift to reflect the new options for the new decade.
This post on executive iPad cases originally went live on February 9, 2012. Talk about change! We have seen a massive movement in the Apple iPad space. In 2012, your options for iPads were minimal – because that was all that was on the market. Now choosing an iPad means deciding between numerous models!
Advice for Young Executives
Here is a slice of advice for young executives. I am very much a person who embraces the mess that I am. That said, there is a time and place for everything. A business meeting with new clients, employees, executives, management, etc – come to the table with you A-game.
People judge. Even if you don’t have your life together, in a business meeting – it’s best to fake it until you make it. In order to do this, it’s best to look the part like you did prepare and are professional!
Now outside of work, that’s a whole different story. You do you, own your individualism and don’t let the haters stomp on your parade.