The best iPad Air 2 cases

If you've got an iPad Air 2, you'll probably want to get yourself a case - here's a selection of the best currently available.

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iPad Air 2 Smart Case

First of all, it’s probably worth mentioning Apple’s own offering; the Apple Smart Case for iPad Air 2. The leather case is designed to protect the display and body of the 9.7in iPad Air 2, while also keeping it relatively smudge-free thanks to the microfibre lining on the inside of the case.

The front cover folds to provide your iPad with a stand - perfect for watching movies - and the built-in magnets will automatically wake your iPad when the case is opened and put it to sleep when its closed.

If you've got an original iPad Air, we have a guide to the best cases for that too.

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First of all, it’s probably worth mentioning Apple’s own offering; the Apple Smart Case for iPad Air 2. The leather case is designed to protect the display and body of the 9.7in iPad Air 2, while also keeping it relatively smudge-free thanks to the microfibre lining on the inside of the case.

The front cover folds to provide your iPad with a stand - perfect for watching movies - and the built-in magnets will automatically wake your iPad when the case is opened and put it to sleep when its closed.

If you've got an original iPad Air, we have a guide to the best cases for that too.

 

iPad Air Smart Cover

If you're not too worried about scratching the back of your iPad Air, or if you've already got a case that covers the back but not the front, then Apple's iPad Air 2 Smart Cover might be ideal. It's essentially the same as the Smart Case, but it attaches using a strong magnet and only covers the front of the iPad Air, still doubling as a stand, though.

Both the Smart Cover and the Smart Case automatically wake up your iPad when you lift the front flap, which is where the 'Smart' part comes in.

 

Logi BLOK

The Logi BLOK is a fascinating cover for the iPad Air 2 because it boasts incredible protection, but doesn’t sacrifice design to do so.

The case itself is comprised of a frame which protects your iPad along with a detachable keyboard, an any-angle stand and a screen cover. This makes it incredibly versatile – your iPad can be a laptop when you need it to be, and a tablet when convenient.

Logitech opted to make the corners of the case square to make it more shock-absorbent, and the result is a case that should protect your iPad from a 6-foot drop onto concrete.

 

Logitech Hinge Case

The second case from Logitech boasts an excellent quality hinge to allow you to use your iPad Air 2 in all sorts of different situations. We are quite fond of the red version, though you can also pick it up in black.

It allows you to position your slate at pretty much any landscape angle. The material holds fast, letting you read or watch videos. If you have a Bluetooth keyboard, this could join forces with it and your iPad to form a formidable laptop-esque team. Or something.

 

RC 360

The RC 360 iPad Air 2 Case allows you to fully protect your iPad Air 2 in style. Through the company's various different styles and patterns, the cases will give your iPad a unique more personal look and feel.

 

Belkin Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case

Do you spend lots of time using your iPad to type? The Belkin Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 could be a beneficial investment. It comes with a QWERTY keyboard that includes dedicated iPad-specific shortcut keys to help make typing a breeze.

The case is made with aluminium, and covers both the front and back of the iPad Air 2. There's a built-in stand, and it's available to buy in white/silver or black.

 

LifeProof nüüd

The LifeProof nuud case is for those of you that need a decent level of protection without wanting to compromise on the design of the iPad Air 2. Unlike other heavy duty cases, the water, dirt, snow and shockproof LifeProof nuud features screen-less technology, allowing direct access to your iPad display, allowing interaction to remain responsive.

The case features an AR-coated optical glass lens for enhanced photography and the Sound Enhancement System should amplify your audio for louder sound output.

 

Snugg Folio Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2

If you want to turn your iPad into a budget-friendly MacBook alternative, Snugg's folio keyboard case is a good option. 

The polycarbonate shell gives your iPad solid protection from falls and scrapes, while it connects via Bluetooth for a fully featured backlit keyboard. It runs off its own battery, charged by Micro-USB, and can also rotate 180 degrees to serve as a simple landscape viewing stand to watch videos.

There are a few different colour options available, and Snugg even offers a 12-month guarantee.

 

Filofax Pennybridge iPad Air 2 Case

Already a tried and tested UK brand approaching its centenary, Filofax has moved successfully into making great quality, functional tablet cases. They make them for several different sizes of tablet, so make sure you look into getting one that'll fit your iPad Air 2 - just look for 'iPad Air 2' in the product title.

We particuarly like the Pennybridge Zip case for iPad Air 2. It's a material and faux-leather combo that comes with a internal pockets and a penholder, and allows the iPad to insert into the case allowing for 360 degree rotation and viewing angles. It also comes with an A5 lined pad for taking notes on the go or in meetings. A case of understated form and function. 

That's only one of a large range though - if you want a bit more colour, there's the Patterns Strap case, which has a popper closure and comes in cool blue and yellow stripes.

Get the Patterns Strap case for iPad Air 2

There's something for everyone and you can view the whole range here

 

Nodus Access Case

The Nodus Access case is a great option for those looking for something a little bit more up-market. Made from ‘fine vegetable tanned Italian leather’, the case will only become more aesthetically pleasing as it ages – like any fine leather would. It also features micro suction technology which will hold your iPad in place without the need for a frame, which allows the case to be thinner than other folios on the market. The best part is that it can be removed and repeated constantly with no residue left on your iPad, giving you complete freedom to use the case whenever you like.

 

Maroo Woodland

The Maroo Woodland case for the iPad Air 2 utilises a clean, minimalistic design with a blend of synthetic leather and dark woolen felt. Maroo’s patented SG Bumper Technology will protect your iPad Air 2 from damage and still allow you to change it out within seconds, unlike other protective cases that you have to wrestle to take off. It also offers two different viewing angles – a low angle prop for a comfortable typing experience as well as an upright stand for watching movies and video clips. Style and substance!

 

Brydge 9.7

The Brydge Air is one of our favourite keyboard cases available for the iPad Air 2, and effectively turns your iPad Air 2 into a MacBook. The keyboard case is crafted from the same material as your iPad to make the case look like an extension of the iPad itself, instead of two different products. It’s similar in design to the keyboard of the MacBook, and also features backlit keys for working in dark environments. The hinges provide a 180 degrees viewing experience, allowing you to find the perfect angle.

It is also compatible with the 9.7in iPad Pro. 

 

Griffin Survivor

The Griffin Survivor All-Terrain tough case does what it says on the tin – it’ll protect your iPad in a variety of ways. It’s tested to meet UK Department of Defense standard 00-35 and is dirt, sand, rain, shock and vibration proof, ideal for those working in outdoor environments. The iPad sits in a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame covered with shock absorbing silicon, and can protect the iPad from a 1.8m drop. It also features a built-in viewing stand, ideal for watching movies or FaceTime-ing your friends.

 

Everything Tablet Luxury Leather Flip Case for iPad Air 2

The EverythingTablet real leather flip case for the iPad Air 2 is hand made from Italian calfskin leather, and combines beautiful craftsmanship and functionality. The case comes packing multi-angle screen technology, making it a very versatile case that would suit the fashion conscious as well as professionals. The iPad Air 2 clips into a plastic cradle within the case, which should help to protect all sides and corners and its micro-fibre lining should keep the device scratch free.

It also has built in magnets for magnetic closure, as well as built in auto sleep/wake function and two slots for credit cards.

 

Greenwich leather cases

For a true touch of luxury, look no further than these leather iPad Air 2 cases from Greenwich. All the cases are handcrafted from bullhide leather and when you order, like with a new iPad, you can get a free personalised engraving.

Some designs are even stamped with actual wax, for that Tudor-esque reassurance of quality we're all striving for. The Meridien sleeve is £100 and looks great, but you can also opt for a folio case style or a folio stand. A great way to protect your device and compliment its premium quality. 

 

Case-Mate Tuxedo Case for iPad Air 2

Case-Mate's Tuxedo case will fit the iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro 9.7in, protecting your tabloet with a slim and sleek black cover that can be folded into a stand.

The back case snaps on to your tablet for sturdy protection, while the cover flaps over the front of your iPad with a microfiber lining to clean your screen whilst protecting it from scratches.

 

Inateck 2 in 1 case

A surprisingly cheap but good-looking iPad Air 2 sleeve comes from Inateck, in the form of a soft, durable case made from good-looking grey felt.

There's a small, brown leather clasp that keeps the iPad Air in place while inside, and you can fold the case as instructed to form a stand.

 

Everything Tablet 360 Case

Everything Tablet's practical 360 Case is now available for iPad Air 2, with a slim profile and a non-stick inner lining to help you position your iPad at any angle.

The 360 case for iPad Air 2 is available in Black Carbon or Orange, both offering an elasticated strap to help keep the iPad more secure.

 

Griffin Slim Folio

If you're looking for a simple case to protect the front, back and sides of the iPad Air 2, Griffin's Slim Folio, available in black, blue or red, will do the trick. There are cutouts for all ports and buttons, and the front cover doubles as a stand that can be positioned for typing or FaceTime.

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