Are you looking forward to getting the new iPad? If so, then the last thing you will want is any kind of damage to your new tablet device. While some prefer to flaunt it by avoiding any kind of covering, most of us will look to get a protective cover as soon as possible before the device experiences any kind of damage. So what options do we have?

Here are the top five iPad 3 cover options for your tablet.

Sena Sacola: To begin with, Sena Sacola has a weird design, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most effective iPad 3 cases in the market. The most attractive thing about the Sacola case is that it can fit in the new iPad with or without an Apple Smart Cover. It also has an ultra-thin design and some tech gurus and analysts have called the case one of the thinnest leather cases ever designed for a mobile device. This $120 case guarantees almost zero bulk and also features a suitable bottom pull-tab for easy release of the iPad from it.

The BookBook Case for iPad: The BookBook Case’s hardback leather not only guards your tablet, but also acts as a stand for the device. It is a handmade leather case that looks like a vintage book and you can watch movies, images and surf the web placing the tablet on the BookBook Case use. The $69.99 case is available in two styles – a lively brown case with red behind BookBook on the spine (Vibrant Red) and a dark brown cover with black beneath BookBook on the spine (Classic Black). It is also known to fend off robbers who might mistake your precious tablet for an old book. Pretty ingenious.

Gumdrop Drop Tech Military Edition: The Gumdrop Drop Tech Military Edition iPad 3 case is an extra rugged tablet case that has been inspired by the military for the iPad. The case is actually made of several barriers of shock absorption and it also features an integrated built-in polycarbonate screen protector to prevent the tablet from receiving any shocks, scratches or damage. The Gumdrop Drop Tech Military Edition case is available for $69.95.

Pro Color Duo Tri-Fold Folio: The Pro Color Duo Tri-Fold Folio from Belkin is an amazing option to protect your new iPad. The case has the ability to strap-protect your iPad when not in use and is made of durable materials that can protect your iPad from accidental falls, shocks and scratches. According to Belkin, the durable construction and thoughtful design details protect your new iPad from damage and the soft interior lining is soft against the screen. This $39.99 case also has protective corners to prevent any damage from small falls and bumps.

HEX Code Folio: The new iPad case from Hex, the Code Folio, is for people who are looking for class and style. The case not only holds your tablet, but also has slots for business cards, ID cards and other documents. The case has been coated with genuine leather and provides a Moleskine-style elastic-band attachment to provide improved security for your Apple-made tablet. There is also a soft-touch bed inside to guarantee the device’s safety and comes in black, red and British tan. The case will cost you around $79.