The 25 Best iPad Air 2 Cases and Covers

Aug 13, 2015

Category: Gear

When it first came out, the original iPad Air was received with mixed enthusiasm because the populace was suffering from what is known as TOD (Tablet Overload Disorder). The general feeling was that tablets really weren’t all that special or important, and paying top dollar for a cute little fruit logo just didn’t get people as excited as it had in the past. Then the Air 2 came along and showed that tablets could be fun, sleek, and useful once again. If you were one of the smart consumers who snapped one up, then you need to protect your investment with one of the 25 best iPad Air 2 cases.

Roocase

Roocase

Soft and Strong: A pimped out version of the Apple folio case, this has a polyurethane body that fits snugly on the Air 2 giving a soft, textured feel that is comfortable to hold while also cradling the device. [Purchase: $15]

Inateck 2 in 1

Inateck 2 in 1

Stand and Deliver: An ecologically sound plush felt exterior combines with an unusual stand that is ideal for kicking back and watching movies without taking up much space. [Purchase: $15]

CaseCrown Omni

CaseCrown Omni

Skinny Jeans: The Omni is a slender rubber case that hugs the curves of the iPad Air 2 providing tire-grade durability with an exceptionally low profile that won’t waste space in your backpack or Chanel purse. [Purchase: $27]

Devicewear Ridge

Devicewear Ridge

Meatless: Made of 100% vegan leather this gives all the sturdiness of true cowhide without harming any livestock. Provides a rough and ready outside with a microfiber interior that will never scratch or tarnish your Air 2. [Purchase: $27]

Speck Stylefolio

Speck Stylefolio

Snap Tight: Rather than relying on a magnet to keep the cover closed, this beauty has a true clasp that won’t ever let your iPad’s screen be exposed to the world, even when being bounced around in an overhead bin. [Purchase: $28]

Urban Armor Gear

Urban Armor Gear

Greater Grip: With a frog skin style outside you’ll have a hard time letting go of this iPad Air 2 case from UAG. Light as a daydream yet water resistant to fight off spills and rain without clogging up any of the ports. [Purchase: $35]

Apple iPad Air 2 SMART COVER

Apple iPad Air 2 SMART COVER

The OG: A case for the iPad Air 2 that is specifically constructed to work with the device ensures there is never an issue with proper syncing with the sleep/wake features. The inside of the cover cleans on every closing to help fight off dirt, dust, and oily fingerprints. [Purchase: $39]

Griffin CinemaSeat

Griffin CinemaSeat

Shut the Kids Up: Don’t have thousands to spend on a full in-car entertainment system? This iPad case does it for you by strapping to your car’s headrest so that whiny backseat passengers can be entertained. [Purchase: $40]

Joy Factory SmartSuit

Joy Factory SmartSuit

Beauty and Wisdom: The SmartSuit lives up to its name. The exterior is a stylish synthetic leather that comes in several striking colors depending on where you’re going to take it. Meanwhile, the magnetized face cover attaches to the front or the back for easier folding that stays in place. [Purchase: $43]

Mujjo iPad Envelope Sleeve

Mujjo iPad Envelope Sleeve

Perfect Pocket: This sleeve is better as a true case than a cover since it doesn’t attach or wrap around your iPad, but rather gives it a soft home for storage. The body is pure felt while the flap and strap are both vegetable tanned leather. [Purchase: $47]

KAVAJ Berlin

KAVAJ Berlin

Muy Macho: This is a gorgeous case that looks like the standard business notebook of a hard-nosed CEO. 100% natural leather exterior is matched by a flannel inside that prevents scratches incurred during your quick climb up the corporate ladder. [Purchase: $50]

Willowand Hand-Made iPad Case

Willowand Hand-Made iPad Case

Detailed: Easily one of the most affordable hand-made cases you can get, it is constructed with your choice of merino wool and leather, or pleather if you so desire. It is built to your exact specifications and can fit more than just the Air 2. [Purchase: $56]

Acme Made Ergo Book

Acme Made Ergo Book

Changeling: Made with functionality in mind the Ergo Book has three viewing angles that can be achieved by quick folding and spinning with no awkward fumbling. Couple that with the easy-hold strap for carrying and displaying and you have a case for those who hate cases. [Purchase: $60]

Griffin Survivor

Griffin Survivor

Rain or Shine: While not fully waterproof, the Survivor is certainly a water-resistant option for your Air 2 with sealed ports that keep dust, dirt, and debris from sneaking in. Can stand up to some splashed water, rain, and 6.6 foot drops but not full liquid submergence. [Purchase: $50]

DodoCase Durables Sleeve

DodoCase Durables Sleeve

Safe and Sound: The exterior is made of waxed canvas that is as tough as a fisherman’s boot but still looks like a boardroom accessory. The inside has a felt middle layer for padding and an cotton twill liner all sealed with a safety-conscious leather strap. [Purchase: $70]

Charbonize Personalized Sleeve

Charbonize Personalized Sleeve

Put Your Name On It: With a leather exterior that repels water and looks like a million bucks, you’ll want to make sure this never leaves your sight. Thankfully you have the option to monogram this hand-made leather and felt masterpiece. [Purchase: $69]

DodoCase Multi-Angle 0

DodoCase Multi-Angle

Touch Typist: Most folio cases for the iPad Air 2 only offer a single basic slant for typing right on the tablet’s surface. The multi-angle case gives you several settings that allow you to view it better whether it is sitting on your lap, on your desk, or laying mostly flat on a tabletop. [Purchase: $80]

Grovemade Maple iPad Sleeve

Grovemade Maple iPad Sleeve

Quick Draw: Outside is a hand-made wood veneer with organic textures that can flex to stop scratches. Inside is a pull strap made of leather and brass that allows for smooth, easy removal of the device without gripping, grabbing, yanking, or tugging. The size also works with almost any other tablet you may buy in the future. [Purchase: $89]

OtterBox Defender

OtterBox Defender

Hard Knock Survivor: One of the biggest names in tough protection, Otterbox serves up a case with bombproof triple-layer protection. A built-in screen protector ensures that your iPad’s surface stays flawless even if you take this on every adventure vacation imaginable. [Purchase: $90]

LifeProof Nuud

LifeProof Nuud

Beneath the Surface: The Lifeproof brand, made by the same people who created Otterbox, is the impermeable case of note. Take it underwater, into the teeth of a storm, or wherever the road leads and it shall be your shield. [Purchase]

Hard Graft Draw iPad Case and Stand

Hard Graft Draw iPad Case & Stand

True Artiste: This is the medicine bag for the modern man. Made with the same loving care as the finest artisanal leatherwork this bendable, flexible case is made of wool and leather. Includes a clever rope for securing your iPad or binding the case into a new form for your convenience. [Purchase: $174]

DodoCase Leather Tablet Portfolio

DodoCase Leather Tablet Portfolio

Briefcase Replacement: The advantage to this case isn’t the rough logger’s leather on the outside or the soft, safe interior. Rather, this has a little extra storage for folders, files, or work documents so that you can streamline your life and ditch your bulky briefcase. [Purchase: $130]

Belkin QODE

Belkin QODE

The Comforts of Home: Writers and editors who need to be able to create on the go will love this, as will anyone who needs a high-quality Bluetooth keyboard. The keys are chicklet style and comfortable, despite the small size, and the back-lit display with three settings is always easy to see. Aircraft grade aluminum just ices the cake. [Purchase: $150]

Nodus Access Case

Nodus Access Case

Minimalist: Perhaps the most elegant case we’ve seen for the iPad Air 2 this has a soft leather exterior with a microfiber lining for protection. It also allows you to carry cash or credit cards which allows you to trim down your wallet. Secured with suction, you can easily remove your device at a moment’s notice. [Purchase: $151]

ClamCase Pro

ClamCase Pro

MacBook Maker: Taking a page out of the Surface Pro’s playbook, the ClamCase is easily one of the most intuitive cases for any iPad. It transforms the tablet into a small laptop, but the hinged edge also let’s you choose any number of positions or methods of operation. A true transformer. [Purchase: $169]

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