So you\u2019ve just got a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from RIM (or about to get one) and now you need to protect your 7-inch wonder.There are, as you would expect, a number of different cases out there all promising protection. Some go for the business look, others the sporty look, and some the \u201cwrap me in this and your PlayBook will be safe forever look\u201d. So which one should you go for? We pick out some of the best ones to help you decide - yes doing a pool-side shoot was tough.\u00a0BlackBerry PlayBook Pop! CaseAvailable in white, black, and pink, the idea of the Pop! Case is to give the PlayBook a hard cased shell with a pop out stand making it easier to use in presentations or when you fancy watching a movie.To help you get the PlayBook in and out quickly - although to be fair you get access to all the ports so you probably don\u2019t need to that often - the case has soft rubber sides that snuggly fits to the PlayBook and that in turn gives you a case that won\u2019t fall off.The case doesn\u2019t add too much weight or size to the device overall and the stand is certainly sturdy enough, although it doesn\u2019t have multiple viewing angles.And for those asking, yep, that pink is really bright.Price: $39.99Link: case-mate.com\/\u00a0Incipio BlackBerry PlayBook Hive Silicone CaseIf you\u2019re looking for something a little funkier than your average leather folio option, the Hive is probably going to be the one for you.The case, according to makers Incipio, is made from something called dermaSHOT silicone, and that means it has a revolutionary anti-static coating that prevents the silicone from becoming sticky.The design itself is a honeycomb pattern and comes in a variety of colours including bright red, this certainly dismisses any notion that the PlayBook is a boring business tool.While it doesn\u2019t protect the screen, it will amply protect the back of your new tablet.Price: $30Link: myincipio.com\u00a0BlackBerry Leather EnvelopeThe Leather Envelope is more like a Oscar winning letter and makes you feel like you\u2019re pulling out that Academy Award winner every time.Crafted in premium-grade leather, the BlackBerry Leather Envelope protects your BlackBerry PlayBook keeping it safe thanks to a small magnet on the front that should keep your tablet out of harm's reach.The downside is that it won\u2019t let you use the PlayBook while in use.Price: TBCLink: blackberry.com\u00a0Otterbox BlackBerry Playbook Defender series caseIf it\u2019s ultimate protection, then Otterbox has you covered with its Defender series. The case comes in three layers: a hard inner shell with plastic screen protector, a silicon rubber outer skin and then a further outer hard case as well.All that unfortunately does bulk out the PlayBook massively, almost tripling it\u2019s thickness to provide that immense protection.That hasn\u2019t surprisingly stopped Otterbox letting you access the ports and sockets, while the power and volume controls are easily accessed by soft rubber buttons over the top.While it\u2019s by no means pretty, this is probably the toughest case you\u2019ll find, making it a perfect case for builders, soldiers, and anyone else in an extreme environment.Price: $69.99Link: otterbox.com\/\u00a0Incipio KickstandWhile Incipio offer \u201cdudes\u201d the Incipio Hive, for those looking for something a little more \u201cmature\u201d Incipio have the Kickstand.It\u2019s made from premium leather on the outside and a microsuede lining on the inside and like the official BlackBerry kickstand case comes with three angle settings for watching movies or giving \u201cpresentations\u201d saving the need to find a coffee cup.The battered leather gives it an aged look and while the overall design does add some bulk to the device, it\u2019s not enough to put you off.Price: $49.99\u00a0BlackBerry SkinIf you just want something to protect your PlayBook rather than cover it completely or make a statement about who you are, you\u2019ll probably want the BlackBerry Skin.Coming in blue this soft, slip resistant silicone shell looks good, offers you some protection, and is the least evasive skin\/cover\/case we\u2019ve played with so far. Like many of the cases however it doesn\u2019t offer protection for the screen.Price:\u00a0TBCLink: blackberry.com\u00a0DODOcaseMade from black Moroccan cloth and constructed using traditional book binding techniques, just like the DODOcase for iPad, the DODOcase for BlackBerry PlayBook can be folded back to be used as a stand if you want.Like a Moleskine, you\u2019ll get an elastic strap keeps your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet protected while on the go and you\u2019ll still have access to all the buttons and ports.This is a very classy case for those that need to impress when they turn up to their next business meeting, but unlikely to appeal to the boarder dude you know.Price: $59.95Link: dodocase.com\/\u00a0BlackBerry Convertible CaseIt\u2019s leather, it gives you the option to perch the case at multiple angles and comes with a BlackBerry logo bold and centre in case you forget who makes your tablet.There isn\u2019t much to the Convertible Case other than to say it\u2019s straightforward and works. If you\u2019re looking for a case that offers you those angles you could go for this one, but there are cooler cases out there that will give you more street cred in the long run.Price: $49.99Link: shopblackberry.com\/\u00a0Ettinger BlackBerry PlayBook fashion caseRIM has teamed up with eight brands in five nations to create 20 cases exclusively for the PlayBook.The cases vary, as do the prices, and we\u2019ve heard from RIM that they will be in limited supply as well.Out of all of them, we like the Ettinger design from the UK.\u00a0Bonus: Don't botherOf course having got this far, it's probably only fair to point out that you get a very basic case in the box. It is simple, but it will be effective in keeping your PlayBook clean and kinda safe in your bag when you're travelling.\u00a0Your favourite?What is your\u00a0favourite\u00a0case? Let us know in the comments below.