Best iPad Cases That Work With Magic Keyboard

Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Ernests Embutnieks

The iPad Pro is the tablet of choice for many creatives and professionals. It’s a device powerful enough to handle graphic design, video editing, and heavy multitasking. 

But if you’re planning on doing a lot of typing on your iPad, you should probably consider the Magic Keyboard. It’s a phenomenal keyboard to the iPad Pro and is super responsive, comfortable, and tactile. 

The only problem is you’re not getting much protection with just a Magic Keyboard case. So today, we’re showcasing the very best cases that’ll work with the Magic Keyboard. We’ve got a tonne of great options from premium, protective, to affordable cases. 

That being said, let’s get straight into it.

Pitaka MagEZ Case 2

  • Material – Polyurethane and aramid fiber
  • Weight – 82g / 0.18lbs or 115g / 0.25lbs
  • Color – Black/grey and black/blue
  • Extras – Raised ridges around the camera for lens protection

Pitaka’s MagEZ Case 2 is an ultra-thin protective case with an eye-catching and minimalist design. It is fully compatible with Magic Keyboard and will keep your iPad Pro in place with exceptional magnet power. Not to forget that it has a tiny dent on the side for your Apple Pencil, and you can charge it too.

The carbon fiber pattern on the back could be a fingerprint magnet, and you might want to clean your cover more often than before. However, this case will provide complete protection to your iPad Pro, which is what we are looking for here. The only real downside is the price.

You might like to see: Our Pitaka MagEZ Case 2 Review


iPad Pro 12.9” (5th & 6th Gen)
iPad Pro 11” (3rd – 4th Gen)
iPad Air 10.9” (4th – 5th Gen)

SwitchEasy CoverBuddy

switchy easy ipad pro case that work with magic keyboard
  • Material – Microfiber and plastic
  • Weight – 107g / 0.23lbs
  • Color – Black and white
  • Extras – Pencil holder

SwitchEasy is a well-known name among Apple enthusiasts, and its protective cases are legendary. Designed for the complete protection of an iPad Pro, CoverBuddy will cover the sides and the back of your device. Furthermore, it features a pencil slot at the top that allows wireless charging.

The best part of the CoverBuddy is the magnet that keeps your Magic Keyboard attached and in place. The inside of the case is covered with microfiber material, so there will be no scratches or damage to your iPad Pro.


iPad Pro 12.9” (5th & 6th Gen)
iPad Pro 11” (3rd – 4th Gen)
iPad Air 10.9” (4th – 5th Gen)

MOFT Snap Case for iPad Pro

  • Material – Synthetic Leather
  • Weight – 357g / 0.78lbs
  • Color – Black and white
  • Extras – Pencil holder

MOFT Snap case for iPad. One of the few players decided to create an iPad case that’s compatible with Magic Keyboard. There aren’t many, trust me. If you bought White Magic Keyboard, then you probably want a white case, and MOFT can give you that. 

The case comes in black or white, and it’s compatible with iPad Pro (4th & 5th gen), both 12.9-inch and 11-inch, and iPad Air (4th & 5th gen). It will work with both Magic Keyboard and Smart Folio Keyboard.

Overall it’s a good case, it gives you extra protection, a better grip, and no need to worry about scratching your device. It’s equipped with soft microfiber lining, which won’t scratch your screen or the back of your device.


iPad Pro 12.9” (5th & 6th Gen)
iPad Pro 11” (3rd – 4th Gen)
iPad Air 10.9” (4th – 5th Gen)

STM Dux Shell Magic Folio

STM Dux Shell Magic Folio
  • Material – Thermoplastic Polyurethane
  • Weight – 172g / 0.37lbs
  • Color – Black
  • Extras – Pencil holder

If you want to protect your Magic Keyboard and iPad, STM Dux Shell is a great choice. It does look a bit bulky at first, but that’s okay because it is clear your iPad will be fully protected. And the best part is that this iPad case is designed to withstand hard falls. 

Unfortunately, STM Dux Shell comes in just one color – black. But the back panel is completely transparent so you can customize it to your liking. Of course, there is a pencil holder at the top, so you can quickly recharge your Apple Pencil. 


iPad Pro 12.9” (5th & 6th Gen)
iPad Pro 11” (3rd – 4th Gen)
iPad Air 10.9” (4th – 5th Gen)

doqo Magnetic Case for iPad Pro & iPad Air

  • Material – Polyurethane
  • Weight – 144g / 317g
  • Color – Gray
  • Extras – None

Doqo’s magnetic case is the most budget-friendly option for those of you who don’t want to spend a lot of money on an iPad Pro cover. The design is sleek and elegant, without any flashy details, and it fits your device perfectly. The iPad will stay in place thanks to magnets.

With that said, if you are looking for protection, you won’t get it with this case. It looks great, but chances are your iPad Pro will get damaged if you drop it on a hard surface. Overall, this case is ideal for those who are on a tight budget.


iPad Pro 11” (1st – 4th Gen)
iPad Air 10.9” (4th – 5th Gen)

Halflyer Leather Case

  • Material – PU Leather
  • Weight – 0.5lbs / 227g
  • Color – Leather Black / Carbon Fiber Black
  • Extras – Pencil Holder / Carbon Fiber Option

The Halflyer Leather case is another great option if you’ve got a tight budget. It’s the same price as the Doqo case, but it’s far more stylish and sleek. There’s no intrusive logo around the case and has a sleek leather or carbon fiber finish.

And in terms of features, the Halfyer case comes with a pencil holder and clicky tactile buttons. Though we’re not huge fans of the protruding pencil holder. It stands out especially when you’re storing it together with the Magic Keyboard. 

But otherwise, the Halflyer is a sleek, attractive, budget-friendly case that’s perfect for the Magic Keyboard. It isn’t the most protective since it’s a fairly thin case, but it will help absorb some shock and prevent scratches. 


iPad Pro 11” (1st – 4th Gen)
iPad Air 10.9” (4th – 5th Gen)

MagEasy CitiCover 

MagEasy CitiCover 
  • Material – Vegan PU Leather
  • Weight – 0.7lbs / 317g
  • Color – Black / Carbon Fiber
  • Extras – Shock Absorbing Bumpers / Pencil Holder

The MagEasy CitiCover has the best of both worlds; a sleek, stylish design with dependable protection. It’s still a thin case but the secret here is the shock-absorbing bumpers on two corners.

This helps absorb any impacts when you drop or bump your iPad. It can’t really compare to dedicated protective cases like the STM Dux Shell, but it’s considerably more durable than thin cases without bumpers. 

And for your Apple Pencil, there’s a convenient holder too. 

There are two options to choose from, either a carbon-fiber or PU leather material. Both are equally sleek and quite the looker. It does range at a higher price similar to other premium cases, but it’s well worth the money. 


iPad Pro 12.9” (5th & 6th Gen)
iPad Pro 11” (3rd – 4th Gen)
iPad Air 10.9” (4th – 5th Gen)

Verdict: Which Is The Best Case For iPad Pro That Works with Magic Keyboard?

While it’s mostly a matter of personal preference, the Pitaka MagEZ Case 2 and Switch Easy CoverBuddy are the clear standouts on the list. 

The SwitchEasy case ranks first because it features the Apple Pencil holder and a sleek, minimal design. The Pitaka MagEZ Case 2 misses out on the pencil holder which is a bummer considering it’s a little pricier too. 

But either way, every case on the list is a great companion for the Magic Keyboard. It’s only a matter of deciding between the designs and protection. 

Find out: if iPad Magic Keyboard is worth it?

ProductsMaterial UsedOverall ScorePrice
1.MagEZ Case 2Polyurethane and aramid fiber10/10$59.49
2.SwitchEasy CoverBuddyMicrofiber and plastic9/10$49.99
3.MOFT Snap CaseSynthetic Leather9/10$69.99
4.STM Dux ShellThermoplastic Polyurethane8/10$69.95
5.doqo Magnetic CasePolyurethane7/10$39.99
6.Halflyer Leather CasePU Leather / Carbon Fiber7/10$39.99
7.MagEasy CitiCoverPU Leather / Carbon Fiber7/10$69.99

What I look for in an iPad Pro case?

Before we start exploring specific models of iPad Pro cases that are compatible with Magic Keyboard, we have to go over a couple of things I look for when shopping:

  • Material – We don’t want a slippery case, we don’t want a poor-quality case. We want a sturdy case that’s made out of high-quality materials, that improves the safety of your device and improves the grip.
  • Quality – A case should be built to last. You don’t want your case to fall apart after only one month.
  • Price – Surely, some of the protective cases are overpriced. But if the price tag is justified, I don’t mind paying a bit more for a high-quality product.
  • Compatibility – Make sure the case is compatible with your model and the size of your iPad.

Do you need a case if you have Magic Keyboard?

An iPad case is not necessary if you are careful enough and only use your iPad at home. At first, I didn’t like the idea of a case, though it will make my iPad bulky and uncomfortable. I was wrong the case gives you a safety net and actually makes the grip more comfortable while using your device. Is it a must? No. Should you get it to improve your safety? Up to you.

Magic Keyboard does come with a sort-of case. But it will not do much if you drop your iPad. On the other hand, a sturdy and high-quality case will keep both your iPad and keyboard safe.

Is it worth buying Magic Keyboard?

Depends on how you plan to use it. I type a lot on my iPad, I like to turn it into a laptop and be productive. In my case – yes. Magic Keyboard is worth it. It improves my typing speed, gives me an extra layer of protection and I often use it as a stand for my bed to watch Netflix.

It is slim and light. The keyboard is surprisingly comfortable and has backlit keys and a trackpad. Overall, worthy purchase.

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