13 Best 9.7-inch iPad Pro Cases

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a device that you have more reason to carry and use while mobile than the larger iPad Pro. With that in mind, we want to share the best 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases.

From slim and minimal 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases that offer just enough protection to keep your iPad from scratching to more durable options that can handle a trip outdoors, we have you covered. We also include three keyboard options that can keep your new smaller iPad Pro protected and will allow you to get more work done while you are mobile.

You don’t need to spend a fortune on the best 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases, with options under $15. If you plan to buy the Apple Pencil to take notes on your 9.7-inch iPad Pro you can even store it in some of the small iPad Pro cases we include in this roundup.

Here are the best 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases you can buy.

  1. Stylefolio Pencil 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case
  2. Zagg Slim Book Pro – 9.7″ iPad Pro Keyboard Case
  3. Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case
  4. 9.7-inch iPad Pro Smart Cover
  5. Pad & Quill Contega Thin Case for iPad Pro 9.7
  6. Incipio Rugged 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case
  7. Apple Smart Keyboard
  8. Speck Smartshell Plus
  9. Incipio Octane Pure 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case
  10. Best Affordable 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case
  11. ZAGG SlimBook iPad Pro 9.7-inch Keyboard
  12. Griffin Survivor Rugged 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case
  13. MoKo Ultra Slim iPad Pro 9.7-inch Folio


We’ll update this list as we test and identify other great cases for the iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch display. These cases will fit all of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro models on sale. You can check out this list of the best 10.5-inch iPad Pro cases to find one for the newer, iPad Pro with a bigger display.

These are the best small iPad Pro cases you will find anywhere online or in store.

Stylefolio Pencil 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case

Stylefolio Pencil 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case

The official 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases don't include any way to carry the Apple Pencil and the smaller iPad Pro together without worrying about losing the pencil.

There is a small carrying area to store the pencil while you go somewhere with the iPad Pro, and there is also an inkwell spot to place the Apple pencil while you are switching between using it and using a keyboard.

In addition to carrying the Apple Pencil, this case protects the front and back of the iPad Pro while allowing you to use the iPad in a variety of positions. The pencil holder makes this slightly wider than other cases.

$59.95 at Speck

14 Comments

  1. Anna

    03/30/2016 at 12:06 am

    This is a great review of potential iPad Pro cases. It’s interesting that only a couple have built in a way of securing the Apple Pencil. There’s a great little accessory called PencilMate which attaches the Apple Pencil to the iPad Pro which I’m using at the moment. It works with a couple of these cases too. It will be interesting to see what other case designs accommodate the Apple Pencil in the future.

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    • Amanda

      04/15/2016 at 5:45 am

      What do you guys think about this ESR Smart Case Cover with Trifold Stand and Magnetic Auto Wake? should I get this for my iPad pro? 9.7? http://goo.gl/6zdA9x

      Reply

  2. David Mizrahi

    03/31/2016 at 3:18 pm

    Be aware… screen sleep/awake function will not work on initial batches of production. This feature will be added on in later release.

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    • David Mizrahi

      03/31/2016 at 3:19 pm

      This is a reply regarding…
      Affordable 9.7-inch iPad Pro Case

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  3. amanda

    04/01/2016 at 1:50 am

  4. Amanda

    04/08/2016 at 7:25 am

    I think that this is the best case so far – Pad Pro 9.7 Case, LUVVITT CLEAR GRIP Smart Cover http://goo.gl/AGrlSI

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  6. CARTER WENDT

    04/08/2016 at 4:39 pm

    WHEN WILL LOGITECH COME OUT WITH A KEYBOARD COVER FOR THE IPAD PRO 9.7!

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  7. Jenny

    05/15/2016 at 3:45 pm

    I bought the Smart Cover and base. Pro 9.7 I wish Apple had made a smart case like previous models. The two combined are very expensive and I found it disappointing. I do love the smart case which is why I went for both covers. The stand is always collapsing on me. I maybe should have taken it back but didn’t, now I’m sorry. I will keep using it until I find an equivalent, but just feel Apple have ripped people off here making two separate pieces. So just a warning. It could very well be I just got a dud, but not game enough to try again, yet I love the Apple smart case. Hope they review this.

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  8. Robert

    06/17/2016 at 10:15 am

    I have a leather case from Strotter for my 9.7 Ipad Pro. Very different from the rest. Awesome but expensive. Made in italy.
    http://strotter.com/products/hands-free-case-for-ipad-pro-9-7-inches
    It does not have the auto on/off thing though, no biggie for me.

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  9. Tom

    11/02/2016 at 9:05 am

    Worth considering Casemade if your looking for a quality leather case at a reasonable price – http://goo.gl/VB4RsK

    Reply

  10. Gigi

    01/05/2017 at 11:37 pm

    Check spelling, please.

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  11. Greek Nea

    03/02/2017 at 4:56 am

    Thank you for these ideas!

    Reply

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