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August 11, 2014

Top 10 cases for iPad Air

From artisan book imitators to the latest keyboard designs, here are 10 top iPad Air cases.

By Ben Sullivan

If you’ve splashed out on a brand new iPad Air, you definitelydon’t want anything bad happening to it. We’ve heard all sorts of horror stories ranging from balcony photo opportunities gone wrong to an unscheduled swimming pool excursion. While it’s hard to find one case that will cover all your protective needs, this list contains many cases that will have you covered for the specific uses you have in mind for your Apple tablet.

Everything Tablet 360 Rotating iPad case, £29.99


The Everything Tablet 360 rotating iPad Air case boasts three different slots too achieve the best viewing angle, 360 degree rotation for both landscape and portrait mode, and all in all weighs just 200 grams. There’s an elastic strap to keep the cover closed and of course includes the auto sleep/wake function.

BUKcase, £30


The BUKcase imitates the look and feel of a book for your precious little iPad Air. Coming with a birch ply interior, the case looks like a closed book and it comes with a ‘Tommy lock’ system which guarantees your iPad will be held in place.

Personalisation with names or initials is available, and like most cases, the BUKcase allows for standing or tilted positions.

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Orange Bear, £56.60

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Orange Bear, purveyor of cute and handmade felt cases with that ‘Scandinavian’ style. The Nordic design combines functionality and good quality to provide an individual looking iPad case with a furry inside. It comes in a range of colours and the 100% wool is eco-friendly.

Brunswick England, £119.95


After that authentic and executive real leather look? Look no further than the Brunswick England iPad Air case. Crafted in fine leather, it’s one of the more luxurious iPad cases, and keeps your tablet it pristine condition for those ever important board meetings.

The case folds out to become its own viewing stand and has all the right cut-outs allowing you to use your iPad Air without having to take it out of the cover.

The company also engraves the leather with a message or name of your choice.

TabToob, £19.99


It may look a bit odd but the TabToob is far, far cheaper than having to replace your iPad. This kid-friendly case can survive all kinds of bangs and drops, providing a fully shock-proof protector. The TabToob comes with a screen protector and there is also a strap available for an extra £4.99.

Logitech folio, £39.99


This ultra-thin, ultra-light case is thin, hardy, and water-repellent. It weighs just 261 grams and is one of the slickest looking cases on the market.

iLuv Neoprene Sleeve, £19.99


Looking for that cheap but practical case alternative? Sleeves are quick and easy to use, and provide just as much protection as a case from small drops and scratches. The memory foam insides to this iLuv sleeve gives your iPad a soft, plush interior.


Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case, £99.99


Winning PC Magazine’s ‘iPad accessory of the year’ in 2013, Belkin’s keyboard case is made of lightweight aluminium alloy and is actually lighter than the iPad itself.

The strong material is easy to clean and looks fresh, and the case also doubles as a stand.

Touchfire Keyboard and Case, $69.99


A brand new design, the Touchfure case has a translucent keyboard which sits directly over the screen, saving room and looking futuristic! The keyboard clips on using magnets and the case itself can be placed in multiple viewing and typing angles.

LifeProof nüüd Case, £99.95


Providing the ultimate protection, the LifeProof nüüd case is completely waterproof and offers all round great protection for your iPad Air. The anti-refelective coated optical-glass lens means you still get perfectly clear photos and videos, and speaker quality is not affected either.

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