Let's face it - most tablets look pretty much the same. So the only way to set one apart is with a case. Of course, a case also protects a tablet from everyday use and abuse, and some high-end cases even add features such as a Bluetooth keyboard. Here are 6 tablet cases for every personality on your shopping list.
The bookworm: Out of Print eBook Jackets ($45)
Buying for a book lover? While it's convenient to read books on a tablet, there's still nostalgia for the old-fashioned hard cover. Out of Print eBook cases make a nice analog companion to a digital tablet, with classic book cover designs including Alice in Wonderland and On the Road (pictured). These cases fit eBooks and tablets, including the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nexus 7.
All business: Kensington Keyfolio Executive Bluetooth Keyboard & Mobile Organizer (*Est. $100)
For the on-the-go business person with an iPad, this Kensington case offers a Bluetooth keyboard for rapid typing and a pad and paper for scribbling. It also acts as a stand, so your giftee can work comfortably virtually anywhere.
The adventurer: Otterbox iPad Reflex Series Case (*Est. 70)
In the world of unbreakable cases, Otterbox tops the list. The Reflex Series Case (compatible with iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2) is designed to withstand bumps, drops and bounces. It comes in four color combinations, so it adds a touch of style too.
Fashion forward: CaseCrown Bold Trifold case (*Est. $30)
CaseCrown's synthetic leather case with comes in a wide variety of colors, each with white stitching. The Bold Trifold case doubles as a stand for easier typing and has a magnet closure. It's compatible with the iPad, iPad mini, Nexus 7 (shown) and Nexus 10; color selection depends on the tablet.
The environmentalist: Treegloo Streamliner ($29.95 and up)
All of Treegloo's cases are made up of recycled materials, perfect for the tree hugger in your life. The slim Streamliner can cover Nexus 7, iPad and iPad mini tablets. And you can customize everything from the frame finish to the liner to the color or print of the exterior, making it a one-of-a-kind gift.
The energetic child: Studio Proper Clumsy Case (*Est. $40)
If your child likes to play with your tablet, you need to keep it extra safe from drops, bumps and even throws. The Clumsy Case offers an easy-to-grip, protective cover that can withstand whatever your child subjects it to. The hard case can also stand up on its own while kids watch their favorite videos.