The iPad Air is yet to arrive on Apple Store shelves, but already covers are appearing for the highly anticipated tablet. In this article, I’ll show you five of the coolest iPad Air covers to be announced so far.
5. Kensington KeyFolio Exact Keyboard Case for iPad Air
Our first case is also our most expensive – but for good reason. The Kensington KeyFolio is an amazing-looking keyboard case, which combines a laptop-quality keyboard with a wonderfully slim design. The keyboard is actually designed to mimic that of the MacBook Air, with well-spaced chiclet-style keys and tactile switches. The keyboard is even backlit, reminiscent of that of the MacBook Pro – but there are seven selectable backlighting colours! Of course, as with most other keyboard cases you also get a stand for that laptop-like positioning and an ergonomic palm rest. In terms of protection, the KeyFolio covers its bases, with the aircraft-grade aluminium construction providing a significant barrier against impacts and scratches.
4. BodyGuardz Carbon Fibre Armor Skin for iPad Air
From one of the most functional cases available, we go to one of the most minimal covers. The Carbon Fibre Armor Skin adds carbon fibre styling to the rear of your Air, while adding screen protection to the front. It’s a simple design, but it works well and makes your iPad Air look a lot more unique than a mere case.
3. Case-Mate Slim Folio Case for iPad Air
The Folio case is a constant favourite for iPad owners, and it’s no surprise – you get the screen protection, the built-in stand, a leathery professional look and adequate protection. The Case-Mate Slim Folio is a good example of the design, with excellent materials used throughout and a careful fitting to the Air inside. That’s no surprise really, considering it’s made by Case-Mate – these guys are well respected in the industry for a reason!
2. Cygnett Vintage Folio Case for iPad Air
This is probably the nicest looking case that I’ve seen this week, with a beautiful combination of black and tan that really gives a classical look and feel. The Vintage Folio Case is otherwise similar to the Case-Mate Slim Folio, but does also include interior pockets and a soft microfibre lining to ensure your screen is brushed clean each time to close your case. Another great choice.
1. Incipio Tek-nical Textured Hard Shell
I really like the look of this case as well, particularly in its Pink version shown above. The case offers the best protection of any case on the list, thanks to a strong yet light polycarbonate construction. The foldable cover ensures your screen is protected, and also doubles as a stand. It’s a simple design, but one that is highly effective at preventing damage to your Air.
OK, that’s all for now! Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let me know what you think of the selections that I’ve made! You can also suggest accessories of your own.