Friday, the third generation iPad arrives in stores across the world. Now, it’s time to buy a case to protect your investment. Here are 15 cases we find absolutely amazing for Apple’s latest tablet.

BookBook for iPad by Twelve South ($70)

BookBook for iPad

BookBook for iPad

The BookBook Case for the new iPad is a handmade one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case that doubles as a fully adjustable stand. Along with its vintage looks, this case makes iPad feel as if you’re holding a real book, and in many ways you are holding a book. Available in Classic Black and Vibrant Red. (Also compatible with iPad 2)

Booqpad by Booq (starting at $50)

Booqpad

Booqpad

The Booqpad Agenda combines a new iPad case and notepad into one product, making it the ideal solution to create, store, review or present the next hot idea.  Available in black-gray, coffee-cream, sand-plum, and gray-green. (Also compatible with iPad 2)

Cloud Dragon by Oberon Design ($130)

Cloud Dragon

Cloud Dragon

Available in red, wine and black, the Cloud Dragon is one of 12 new designs available exclusively on the new iPad.

Defender by Otterbox ($90)

Otterbox

Otterbox

Always a fan favorite, the $90 Otterbox combines fit and function with protection. (Also compatible with iPad 2)

DODOcase Classic by DODOcase ($60)

DODOcase

DODOcase

Handcrafted in San Francisco, the economical DODOcase includes a black exterior Morrocan cloth with a choice of four linen interiors, red, sky blue, charcoal and green. Personalization is available for an additional $10.

Glam Case by Cygnett ($60)

Glam Case

Glam Case

Includes a shiny high-gloss finish, concealed magnets and multi view stand.

Messenger Bag by Sena ($150)

Messenger Bag

Messenger Bag

This leather bug includes mult-purpose pocks and an easy access iPhone compartment too. (Also compatible with iPad 2)

The New iPad Pop! Stand by Case-Mate ($50)

The New iPad Pop! Stand

The New iPad Pop! Stand

Co-molded of hard shell and soft rubber, the Pop! Stand is available in white/cool gray and black/cool gray.

The New iPad Venture Case With Built-In Stand by Case-Mate ($60)

The New iPad Venture Case

The New iPad Venture Case

Made with “leather-inspired” material and textured finishes, this case includes a magnetic closure and Velcro fastening inside. Available in dark brown/light brown and black/black.

Roller by iLuv ($60)

Roller

Roller

Includes a soft padded sleeve with handle and stand.

The Ultra Thin Leather Sleeve for New iPad by Toxic Cases ($30)

The Ultra Thin Leather Sleeve

The Ultra Thin Leather Sleeve

For those looking for a simple case that isn’t much money, you can’t go wrong with the Ultra Thin Leather Sleeve. Available in bright white, dark brown, deep blue and soul black, the case is just $30. (Also compatible with iPad 2)

iPad Slip Case by Waterfield Designs ($29)

iPad Slip Case

iPad Slip Case

Choose from six vibrant colors include black, blue, brown, green, red and silver, the iPad Slip Case is sleek and simple.

iPad Smart Cover by Apple (Starting at $39)

iPad Smart Cover

iPad Smart Cover

Available in polyurethane or leather, Apple’s signature iPad case protects the front of your tablet with a magnetic connection. Also a keyboard stand.

Versavu Rotating Case & Stand by Targus ($60)

Versavu Rotating Case & Stand

Versavu Rotating Case & Stand

Includes 360-degree rotation, stylus storage and magnetic on/off feature. Available in three styles: white/gray, pink/gray, gray and black.

ZAGGfolio by ZAGG ($100)

ZAGGfolio

ZAGGfolio

Choose from polyurethane or leather, the ZAGGfolio includes a built-in keyboard and comes in multiple colors for the first time.

Have any favorites? Any cases we kept off the list?