Apple Smart Case ($80)
You don’t have to worry about the quality or fit when you buy a case direct from Apple, but the prices are premium. This case combines a cradle with precision cut-outs and button covers with a real leather folio cover. The cover is lined with soft microfiber and it can fold back to support a landscape viewing position or a typing angle. The closure is magnetic, and the cover will automatically wake your iPad Air 2 when opened and put it to sleep when closed. Get it in blue, brown, pink, red, or black.
Incipio Tuxen Folio Case ($40)
This is a slim and stylish folio case that will keep your iPad Air 2 safe from harm. The snap-on shell is made from polycarbonate and features accurate openings for your camera, ports, and buttons. The outer cover is fake leather with a microsuede lining. You can fold the cover back to prop your iPad Air 2 in landscape, or type comfortably. You’ll also find a magnetic closure keeps the cover closed and works with the automatic sleep/wake function to bring your tablet to life when you open it. In addition to black this comes in grey, blue, and pink.
X-Doria SmartStyle Case ($36)
You can get this folio case in plain black or opt for an eye-catching, 3D pattern on the front cover. The iPad Air 2 is held snugly in place in a protective cradle which has all the cut-outs you need to access the ports and buttons. You can prop the tablet in landscape when the cover is open or angle it for easy typing. There’s a magnetic array in the cover to support the automatic sleep/wake function, and there’s a secure elastic closure.
Devicewear Ridge Case ($27)
You’ll be pleased with the blend of functionality and style that Devicewear offers with the Ridge folio case. It’s crafted from vegan leather (fake leather), but it doesn’t feel or look cheap. There’s a soft micro-suede lining, it supports the automatic sleep/wake function, and has a magnetic closure. A hard shell protects the iPad Air and a number of grooves support a wide variety of landscape positions when you fold the cover back. It’s sturdy, practical, and stylish.
Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 ($100)
The aim with this keyboard case was to minimize the added bulk and retain the iPad Air’s svelte profile. The tablet slips into a slim polycarbonate cradle and the Bluetooth keyboard is integrated into the cover. It supports the automatic sleep/wake function and you can fold it back to hide the keyboard or prop it in the classic laptop angle. As an added bonus you can plug your phone into the USB port and charge it from the keyboard.