Are you still in search for the perfect case for your Apple iPad Air 2? We thought you might be, so we are here to run through another handful of awesome cases specifically built for the latest iPad on the block.
It is true that we’ve discussed cases for the iPad before, but those were general iPad cases, made for the various iPads out there, today’s list is purely to focus on the iPad Air 2, much like the list we put together for the iPad Mini 3 a short while ago. If you are unsure which device you are rocking, have a look around the buttons, the iPad Air 2 does not have a lock switch, where previous iPad versions and the iPad Mini 3 currently have.
Enough with all the explanations, get ready for our list of the best iPad Air 2 cases.
If you hadn’t heard me say it before, I always recommend having a simple tablet sleeve kicking around for your iPad Air 2. It does not have to be fancy, but your iPad, including a case, should be able to slide in, providing protection from dust and water as the case protects from bumps and bruises. (Update Feb 2016: We’ve added a couple new cases to the list, look for the new Belkin and Ballistic offerings below.)
We begin our list with the KHOMO Dual super slim rubberized iPad Air 2 smart case. Available in a wide range of colors, this case provides about as close to the Apple built equipment as you’ll find, and at a fraction of the cost. This is an extremely well rated case offering a supportive back cover and familiar tri-fold front smart cover. If we were looking for genuine Apple products, but couldn’t afford them, this is the case we’d buy.
Grab your KHOMO iPad Air 2 case from Amazon starting at just $14.45.
Available in the base Ultimate version, this iPad Air 2 case with built-in keyboard steps up with Ultimate Lite and Ultimate Pro versions as well. Offering differing levels of weight and keyboard capabilities, these three models all offer a wraparound aluminum hard case with a keyboard that flips over as a smart cover. When open, this case also acts as a stand, providing that laptop experience.
Keeping things simple, the Devicewear Ridge slim leather case offers up all of the same protective and smart cover capabilities as most offerings out there. What we like about this case is the near solid front cover that has just one bend to operate as a stand. This is one of the best cases you’ll find for your iPad Air 2, if you like the style.
Grab your Devicewear Ridge slim leather case for your iPad Air 2 from Amazon for $26.99.
We are big fans of Otterbox cases, but for those looking for an alternative, this Ballistic Tough Jacket case is a good option for the protection of your iPad Air 2. Made of ABS plastic, this four-layer case provides raised and enhanced corners and surfaces to ensure that your tablet avoids contact with most surfaces. If you venture into rough places with your iPad, a rugged case may be the best option for you.
Check out the Ballistic Tough Jacket case for your iPad Air 2 from Amazon for $38.99.
Fintie has the only case on the list today that sports a swiveling twp piece cover. The idea is simple enough, you can use this synthetic leather, smart cover equipped case as a multi-position stand in either landscape or portrait position.
The case comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and there is even an optional version with a mini Bluetooth keyboard on board. Grab yours now starting at $14.99.
Breaking the mold, but not your tablet, Otterbox does not provide the typical light materials and full screen cover of the others on our list today, instead, a three layer case provides some of the best protection from drops, bumps and grinds you’ll find. In place of a front cover is a screen protector, and you’ll find dust covers over top of all your ports.
The Otterbox Defender Series iPad Air 2 case is a little on the pricey side, but so is all the best protective gear out there. Grab yours for $80.95 on Amazon.
We couldn’t rightly complete this list without a piece of Apple built hardware. There is not much to say about this case you probably don’t already know, it is form fit to the iPad Air 2, provides adequate protection front and back and has a smart cover to automatically turn on or off your display.
If you enjoy the piece of mind that a guaranteed fit brings to your tablet, grab the Apple iPad Air smart case directly from Apple, or find it on Amazon for $74.00.
We do hope that the list above at least gets you headed down the right path to finding the perfect case for your iPad Air 2. Remember, there are thousands of cases out there, and there is no one perfect solution for all – spend some time, you’ll find the case for you, it’s out there.
What case do you prefer for your Apple iPad Air 2?