Looking for a case, sleeve or cover for your new iPad Air? Consider one of these options.
Looking for a case, sleeve or cover for your new iPad Air? Click through the photos above to ogle a selection of cases that are worthy of your consideration.
Starting with Apple's own Smart Case (which you can see above, and costs £65) and Smart Cover, we'll rattle through a few of the cases out there that already tout iPad Air compatibility, showing you a selection that ranges from simple sleeves to businesslike keyboard combos, to super-rugged cases that hug your iPad like an overzealous bodyguard.
If you've spotted another iPad Air case you think looks like a good choice, then drop a note in the comments below.
Of course, the irony is that once your iPad Air is ensconced in a case, you won't appreciate its insanely light 454g weight, or its razor-thin 7.5mm frame. It might survive being dropped on the floor, though, which is probably more important.
A decent choice is Apple's own Smart Cover, which is also available for the iPad mini. This magnetic cover folds up into a triangle, making it simple enough to prop up the iPad Air at an easy-to-view angle. The cost? 35 pounds.
If you're determined to try and turn the iPad Air into a laptop replacement, you'll need something like the Belkin QODE Slim Style Keyboard Case. Coming soon, this Bluetooth-keyboard-touting case will cost eighty pounds.
Not important-looking enough for you? Secure that big account with the Kensington KeyFolio Executive, which deploys a keyboard, but also has space for business cards, pens and more. Yours for 100 quid.
If that's altogether too businesslike for your tastes, you might prefer the Griffin Back Bay Folio. There's no precise UK pricing for this case yet (though Griffin has confirmed to us that its cases will be headed to the UK), but the US price is $50. That equates to about 31 pounds, so prepare to pay at least that much, and likely a little more.
Another option from Griffin -- the Survivor case is for those who don't want to take any risks with their tablet and/or work on dangerous interstellar mining colonies. The US price is a wince-inducing $80, but for that you get a shatter-resistant frame and a built-in screen protector.
Kensington's Comercio Soft Folio case and stand looks like a fair all-rounder. It costs 35 pounds and has reinforced corners and sides -- the parts that of the tablet that Kensington says are most vulnerable.