Apple unveiled its drastically lighter and thinner iPad Air
(previously referred to as Apple iPad 5), and if you’ve already fallen in love with the new 9.7-inch tablet, it may be about time to dress it up. From ultimate protection and stands to an added keyboard, we’ve picked the best iPad Air cases from makers that you’ve actually heard of.
Let’s remember that the Apple iPad Air will launch in stores on November 1st
, and that’s around when the cases below will also become available. However you can pre-order some of these cases right now, and for others you have a glimpse at the maker’s upcoming collection.
Apple also chips in with its own iPad Smart Case for $80 and with iPad Smart Cover for $40. These two cases are traditionally a great fit and we love the way the small cover folds and attaches magnetically.
The other cases you’d find below include names like the Otterbox Defender that will keep that light and thin iPad Air in perfect safety. There are more stylish and colorful ways to dress up your iPad to show the world your personality and Speck’s case collection is one example. Take a look and make sure to let us know which ones you like best in the comments right below.
Best new iPad Air cases
Best new iPad Air cases
Apple makes a premium smart case that engulfs and protects both the front and back of your iPad Air in gorgeous colorful leather. The Smart Cover is a cheaper polyurethane cover that snaps to the front magnetically and when folded converts in a stand.
Logitech has just unveiled its brand new series of cases including the great thin Keyboard folio and Keyboard cover for the lighter and thinner iPad Air.
3. Moshi iPad Air case collection - $50 - $60
Moshi is also bringing its origami-inspired colorful cases and covers to the iPad Air.
Cygnett has got new book jackets for the iPad Air with premium materials and its signature perforated design.
Squish has fun and colorful cases that you can fold and play with as they provide a soft cushion protection for the new iPad Air.
Belkin has a whole iPad Air case collection and it’s brilliant but we urge those who crave ultimate productivity to take a look at the most expensive case - the Qode keyboard case that features an extremely convenient keyboard and augments the 10-hour battery life of the iPad by nearly a half.
Speck’s new iPad Air case collection stands out with colorful and fun cases that will better reflect personality and are great as a gift. Some of them seem more fitting for the girly girls out there that want the flowery and pink motives, but there is plenty more various patterns that add a little more color without being kitsch.
The Otterbox Defender iPad Air case would be the best choice for those looking for maximum protection from both the elements and drops.
Incipio’s collection covers both more traditional case lovers and those who are willing to experiment with a case that folds outwards and also transforms into a stand.
ZAGG’s iPad Air case collection includes some unique cases like a backlit keyboard for those who type away at nights. You can also get an Invisible Shield for the iPad Air from ZAGG.