GEAR 4's Buckingham is the perfect keyboard-less iPad case

By Chris Gannon

If you are looking for a keyboard less case for your 9.7-inch iPad, your search is over. This case has it all: the Gear 4 Buckingham, but a better name may be “simply genius” because that would describe this case perfectly.

The first thing you’ll notice from this case is the simple build. Simple but of great quality. You won’t have to worry about putting your expensive iPad in the Buckingham. The tablet fits in the holder very snugly, so you don’t at all have to worry about it falling out. 

At the same time — and this may be one of my favorite thing about the Buckingham — it’s also not too hard to get out the iPad out and use it without the case. I don’t care how great any case is, part of the joy of using an iPad is for reading with no case attached. That’s very easy to do with the Buckingham.

The case features six inside pockets where you can put credit cards or notes. The pockets don’t hold very much. If they did, this would diminish the slimness of the case, which wouldn’t be a good thing. All the iPad buttons function fully, and you have full use of the camera though both features are protected by the Buckingham.

The case has an integrated stand system that works great in horizontal view. It also includes an Apple pencil holder that snugly holds the pencil.

The Buckingham is the perfect case for you, if you aren’t interested in having a keyboard for your iPad. I’ve had it for two months and I have been very pleased. 

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★