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Keep your iPad and Apple Pencil protected on the go with CoverBuddy

One tumble is all it takes to turn your precious iPad into a pile of shattered glass and scuffed aluminum. But you can prevent that with the CoverBuddy Folio Lite, an affordable case from SwitchEasy that keeps your iPad protected on the go — and also holds onto your Apple Pencil.

Your iPad might be the most fragile device you own. Its large glass display isn’t protected when you’re not using it like your MacBook’s is, and it’s a lot larger than your iPhone’s, so it breaks even easier. Its large aluminum shell might look rugged, but it offers little impact protection during a drop.

If you’re carrying your iPad around with you, then, a decent case is a must. And you’ll want one that protects both the front and back of your device, like the excellent CoverBuddy Folio Lite from SwitchEasy.

CoverBuddy keeps your iPad safe and smart

The CoverBuddy combines a tough but flexible shell with a polyurethane cover that ensures your iPad isn’t exposed to the elements. The case absorbs an impact if you drop it so that your iPad doesn’t have to, and it folds up to prevent your screen from getting scratched.

CoverBuddy case for iPad
The CoverBuddy’s stand has four tilt angles.
Photo: SwitchEasy

The cover doubles as a stand with four angles, which you can use to elevate your iPad during FaceTime calls or while watching a movie. It’s also finished in a great diamond grain that looks terrific and provides additional grip.

The CoverBuddy has space for your Apple Pencil, so it can’t get lost or broken in your bag. And it won’t get in your way while you’re charging or hooking up accessories to your iPad’s Lightning or USB-C connector.

Get your CoverBuddy today

You can order your CoverBuddy in a number of color options from the Cult of Mac Store. Prices start at $29.99, and it’s compatible with iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro. Check out our full review to find out more.

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Unfortunately, the leather is beginning crack and the color is coming off with the cracking.
I have only had this watch band a short time, so I feel this should not be happening.

Good morning, Thank you for your feedback, and I apologize that you are not satisfied with your item, but it sounds like the item you received, maybe defective. If you are able to send me an image of the item we can get this issue resolved for you. My email is
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Awesome hold, super useful

First time I’ve used a 3M stick mount and it’s holding really well on the stick side, no sign it’s weakening. On the magnet side the phone never falls out, but it will slide off if you try to put a lightning cable in or pull one out from the phone while it’s mounted. That’s a real nitpick because otherwise it’s an awesome mount.

Great Customer Service

On my original review I mentioned that I ordered a black case but received a white case instead. Well, the Customer Service rep actually read my review and sent me the right color case. To me, this is outstanding customer service. The case is also outstanding in that it fits perfectly and I can hold the remote more securely.

Not Quite What I Ordered

Like several other purchasers, I ordered the black case and received the white version. Outside of the shipping or availability issue, the case is sturdy but soft. It’s just on the edge of being slippery, but it isn’t. It also hasn’t been picking up dust or blanket fuzzies. The remote stays securely in the case and all buttons are functional

Good morning, thank you for your feedback. I have checked your order and see you ordered the Nightglow blue color, therefore will show white, and glow in darkness. If you wish to return and order the black color, please let me know. The item will need to be unused and in the original packaging. Many thanks, Adel.

Exactly what I wanted

Had my Air Tag hidden in my handlebar bag but this simple little holder is a much better solution. Attached on my seat post under the seat facing back, so a bit protected, maybe not an issue but works well there.