Protective iPad Air cases and covers
iPad Air cases that focus on protection, such as the Griffin Survivor, are tested rigorously to meet or exceed a military standard that determines equipment resilience in tough conditions. A truly robust iPad protector must withstand:
- Dirt and dust
The Griffin Survivor envelops the iPad in a shockproof polycarbonate frame reinforced by vibration-absorbing silicone that withstands hours of intense rattling and a 1.8-metre drop onto concrete. The polycarbonate and silicone Trident Kraken A.M.S. case is similarly tested to withstand dozens of 1.2-metre drops. Both cases have protected access to ports and buttons, integrated weatherproof screen shields, and detachable stands.
iPad Air stands, keyboards, and wallets
Lighter-duty cases and covers are ideal for people who do not make a habit of being prepared for a disaster, but do enjoy having a stand, and possibly a keyboard. These cases also provide some protection, although they specialise in maintaining the iPad Air's sleek size and weight, while adding some practical features.
A number of effective solutions exist for iPad Air cases that include Bluetooth keyboards. When open, with the keyboard extended, these cases create a laptop-like experience. Logitech, ZAGG, and Kensington all have solid products in this category. The Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case is a popular version that has a solid, lightweight, aluminium body and backlit keyboard. The powerful magnets make it easy to adjust the position of the tablet. The long-lasting battery has intelligent power-saving sensors.
Wallet folios are handy for anyone with an iPad Air that is only one element of a portable productivity kit. Wallet-style folios are protective, attractive, and sometimes function as a stand. They have slots and pockets for notes, business cards, a pen or stylus, and other slim accessories that users may carry. The Kensington Executive Plus Zipper KeyFolio is a versatile example that incorporates all of these features, along with a Bluetooth keyboard and zipped closure.