Apple’s October 2013 event is just now over with, and we’re already getting press releases about cases for the newly designed iPad Air. There will undoubtedly be more, and we’ll add them to this article as they come in. For now, get a jump on available iPad Air cases so you’re ready to go when the iPad Air goes on sale.
New Trent Airbender 2.0 – $54.95 (available November 1st)
The New Trent Airbender 2.0 is a durable, hard clam shell case with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard ideal for home or office use. The Airbender 2.0 provides protection and added functionality to the iPad Air with its 360 degree rotating case for landscape or portrait viewing angles and user friendly Bluetooth keyboard.
The Airbender 2.0’s ultra low-profile, built-in keyboard seamlessly connects to the iPad Air via Bluetooth. The keyboard features tactile, chiclet keys providing a comfortable typing experience. The keyboard also includes a row of convenient shortcut keys for enhanced productivity and efficiency when taking notes or drafting documents on the iPad Air.
Waterfield Designs Outback Solo – $69.00 (available in early November)
WaterField Designs has introduced the Outback Solo—a custom-fitted Apple iPad Air case to hold the iPad Air and iPhone plus a few essentials. The rugged Outback Solo looks professional enough for work but fashionable enough for happy hour. An optional strap transforms the iPad case into a smart-looking, over-the-shoulder bag.
Light and compact, the Outback Solo cradles the iPad Air with two layers of protection—high-grade neoprene enveloped in highly water-resistant, tan waxed canvas. The offset, naturally-tanned leather flap has a firm magnetic closure. Two front pockets are designed specifically for an iPhone (5s, 5c or 5) and a wallet or charger. A comfortable strap converts the case into a shoulder bag.
Griffin Survivor – $79.00 (available November 1st)
Griffin’s best-selling and most protective cases, Survivor, have been updated for Apple’s newest device. Survivor for iPad Air is designed to meet military standards and is synonymous with extreme-duty protection. Survivor is built on a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame and clad in rugged, shock absorbing silicone, allowing protection against dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration, and a host of other environmental factors.
Colors available for the iPad Air include black, pink/black, blue/black, black/citron, purple, blue/sapphire and black/white.
iLuv Step Folio – $59.00 (available soon)
Carry your iPad Air in style with Step Folio, a protective case that offers maximum portability. With a removable shoulder strap and a convenient handle, you can travel with your iPad Air however you want. When you’re not on the go, the Step Folio can be used as a stand for your iPad Air in landscape or portrait viewing.
Step Folio keeps your iPad Air safe while you’re on the go. Made from soft, but durable material, Step Folio will protect your iPad Air from bumps, dents and scratches.
iBallz Original – $24.95 (available now)
iBallz Original is a shock-absorbing harness for Apple iPad (1st gen through iPad Air). Four shock-absorbing balls fit over the corners of your iPad and are held in place by an adjustable elastic cord. Easy to attach and remove, iBallz provide ultimate drop protection without adding unnecessary weight or concealing your iPad.
Dropped from any angle, it never touches the floor and is elevated above spills and sticky surfaces. iBallz add comfort and improved handling for every day use, you can also hang your iPad like a picture frame or remove one ball to orient into the perfect tilted typing position. iBallz Original works great on its own or can be used with one of the iBallz cases and sleeves (sold separately).
Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air – $129.99 (coming soon)
For iPad Air, Belkin updated and improved its award-winning keyboard case collection and unveiled a new family name, Qode. All new keyboards feature Belkin’s exclusive TruType keyboard for superior typing accuracy, optimal tactile response and a comfortable, laptop-like feel.
The Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air offers top-of-the-line features and dual-sided aluminum protection in a sleek and slim body for those wanting to use their iPad as a laptop replacement.