The Picasso Lab hand makes a professional leather sleeve that goes around both the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Smart Folio Keyboard. It provides much more protection to the tablet than just Apple's keyboard case. And this sleeve looks much better than Apple's folio.
Read on for our complete review of this great protective cover
Picasso Lab iPad Pro with Apple Keyboard sleeve review
Let's get it out of the way: Picasso Lab sleeve for 12.9 inch iPad Pro and Smart Folio Keyboard is really a case that goes around a case that goes around the iPad. Some will immediately reject it as inherently redundant.
But Apple's Smart Folio Keyboard emphasizes transferability over protection. It can hold the iPad Pro screen and back from scratching, but not much else.
Picasso Lab's sleeve offers much more. It's not a really sturdy case, but it's well-padded and covers all four edges and corners of this pricy board, not just in front and back.
And it looks like something you would be proud to carry around. Our test sleeve is very well made, with robust black leather and bold red nails. A small snap-on strap is also red. Picasso Lab is looking to offer it in other color combinations, but these are not out yet.
The luxurious look of this case is in stark contrast to the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio which – let's be honest here – is ugly as a mudflap. It is light and useful but not attractive. In this sleeve no one has to look at it.
For iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard
The Picasso Lab iPad Pro with the Apple Keyboard sleeve was specifically designed for just that combination. It fits tightly around the 12.9 inch tablet and keyboard, keeping them safe.
The sleeve is actually made to fit very closely first. As our test over several weeks showed, the leather will stretch slightly to fit into the contents as a glove.