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Tablet Insight: Travel Cases

Whether you’re flying the friendly skies, setting out on the open road or riding the rails, the journey can be the best part of traveling. So make sure you have the right case to accompany you on your next adventure!

Keys? Check. Wallet? Check. Passport? Check. Tablet? Check. Travel tablet case?

If you can’t check this last one off your travel list, then you might be missing out on one of the best features of traveling with a tablet. Small, compact and always entertaining, tablets are ideal for nearly any travel scenario but they need the right case for the right occasion. So which case for which way of travel?

On the Plane

Tablets are perfect for air travel, especially because they are easier during the security check-in: less bulk than laptops and they makea great carry-on. There are plenty of cases out there that will not only protect the case, but also allow for you to bring on board other tablet accessories. WaterField design’s Travel Case for the Samsung Galaxy 7.0 is a great, multi colored case tailored for the jetsetter. With two zippered pockets with multiple soft dividers inside, the case is great for storing cables, keys, power adaptors or documents without scratching your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0.

The only problem with WaterField case is that it doesn’t have a stand function for watching films, which is one of the main benefits of tablets while in flight. No problem, simply pop the Metal Tripod Tablet Stand into one of the case’s pockets, and you’re ready for some personalized in-flight movies.

Metal Tripod iPad Stand

If you don’t need another carry-on bag but only need something for watching movies on your tray table, then check out the Matias iRizer Stand for the Apple iPad 2.

On the Train

If you commute into a city via train or are using the rails for some upcoming travel, consider turning your seat into a private workspace with a tablet keyboard . Logitech’s Tablet Keyboard for the Apple iPad or Android tablets is one the best tablet keyboards out there.

Logitech Tablet Keyboard

The standalone keyboard of the Apple iPad case, which works by Bluetooth, lets you get into a comfortable position while typing emails. Simply use the case’s stand to set up the tablet on a flat surface and you’re ready to go.

Traveling by train also means that you might have a conductor checking your tickets at every stop. Don’t be that passenger who’s constantly searching for their ticket every time the he comes round. “The Wallet” from Happy Owl Studio is the perfect solution to this problem with its multiple compartments and pockets.

Happy Owl Studio The Wallet

Almost everything can fit in here: wallet, passport, keys, pens and, of course, your tablet. Plus, the Happy Owl Studio case also converts into a useful stand for viewing videos, photos or typing some quick travel memoirs.

In the Car

Traveling by car to visit relatives with a backseat full of kids can test anyone’s patience. I know many parents who testify to the fact that tablets make for a much quieter and smoother journey. If you have children in the backseat you might want to consider a handy car stand that can let them watch cartoons or play games without the older one hogging the tablet all the time.

Snugg’s Apple iPad 2 Head Rest Mount is one of the simplest and a versatile tablet car cases . It works with 10-inch tablets (e.g. Apple iPad/iPad 2, Motorola Xoom) and is adjustable to almost any car head rest. Plus, you don’t feel the kids tapping the touch screen too much with this mount; its flexibility absorbs most unwanted pokes.

Snugg iPad 2 Car Headrest Mount Holder

Not only will it keep the kids entertained, it can also distract unwanted backseat drivers from always commenting on your driving skills.

On the Bus

Let’s face it, traveling by bus isn’t comfortable and can usually be cramped. If you’ve got a long bus journey ahead, then a car mount or keyboard won’t be so useful. Instead, you’ll need something easily accessible and protective. A folio tablet case may be your best bet: they minimize bulk and weight while maximizing protection and can be used in even the most cramped of spaces.

Moshi’s “Concerti” for the Apple iPad 2 is one example of an excellent folio-style case. Easy to use, protective and looks nice. Plus, if you are blessed with a more spacious bus seat or are sitting next to a friend, this case converts into a simple stand for watching movies.

Moshi Concerti

Also, traveling by bus also means that you might be jammed next to someone who is eating and drinking. Don’t take any risks here (I’ve had hot chocolate spilled all over my iPad before on a bus—don’t ask, long story). You might want to think about one of our cases made from silicon or TPU .

It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

There are many cases that are ideal for almost any type of travel—browse the wide selection of case styles at Tablet2cases to find the perfect match. Just remember: getting there is half the fun.

Tablet Insight is a weekly column by Thomas Andersen that focuses on the innovative tablet uses and considers what is the most compatible and necessary tablet case.