Nomad’s Rugged Folio iPad Pro (2020) leather case offers stylish protection

The accessory maker is back with new cases for Apple's latest iPad Pro

Nomad Rugged Folio Case for iPad Pro

Nomad’s leather smartphone and tablet accessories have always been pricey but are among the best-looking products around, and the company’s new Rugged Folio case for the iPad Pro (2020) is no exception.

Though most people will probably opt for an iPad Pro case that includes a keyboard like Apple’s pricey Smart Keyboard case, if you’re the type of iPad user who uses the device purely as a tablet, Nomad’s Folio Case could be what you’re after.

The case works very similarly to Apple’s Folio case for the iPad, including the magnetic cover that stays attached firmly to the tablet when it’s closed. This part of the case can also roll back into a triangle to prop the tablet up on.

Nomad Rugged Folio case for iPad Pro (2020)

Unfortunately, there’s only one viewing angle, unlike the standard Apple iPad Pro Folio case, which is disappointing. That said, given Apple’s Folio case costs $269 CAD and $239 CAD respectively for the 12.9-inch and 11-inch version, this might be a worthwhile compromise if you aren’t interested in a case that includes a keyboard.

Other features worth noting include bumpers around the case’s edges, a felt-like interior to prevent scratches, and, of course, the high-quality leather material Nomad has become known for over the years on its rear.

The Rugged Folio case is available for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2020), which costs $169 USD (about $222.62 CAD) and $149 USD (roughly $196 CAD), respectively.  There’s also a standard Rugged Case that doesn’t include the cover that costs $119.95 USD (about $156 CAD) and $99.95 (roughly $130 CAD) each.


  • Patrick O'Rourke

    Patrick O'Rourke is passionate about Apple products, video games and photography. He's covered the tech industry for various publications since 2007. patrick@mobilesyrup.com