Released in October 2014, the iPad Air 2 is the current-generation tablet model from Apple. It ships with iOS 8.1 running but it?s already upgradable to iOS 8.1.3. This model is more feature-packed than its predecessor.
To begin with, it boasts of a faster, 64-bit Apple A8X chipset. Its display is the same 9.7-inch screen with 2,048×1536 resolution as the original iPad Air but this time it packs a more powerful 8MP main camera. This model is also the first Apple mobile device that sports 2GB worth of RAM.
All of those remarkable specs are housed in an incredibly slim 6.1mm body; that?s 1.4mm thinner than its older sibling. We?ve rounded up a short list of the best iPad Air 2 cases to help you keep it in one piece while you?re out and about. If you think Apple?s own Smart Case doesn?t flatter your new iPad that much, that?s cool because this list doesn?t include it. Take a look at some of best alternatives we found.
Cygnett Slim Case
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This low-profile folio case from Cygnett offers reasonable protection and multi-angle stand functionality. It has an elastic strap that holds the cover in place and a microfiber-line interior to prevent scratches. The silicon dots on the inside lets you prop up the iPad Air 2 in far more angles than what the Apple Smart Case can provide.
Case Logic SnapView 2.0
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Case Logic?s SnapView 2.0 case is a simple, slim, and colorful way of protecting your new iPad. The case?s flap has a suede-like interior that protects the touchscreen from scratches while its molded polycarbonate body won?t add any noticeable bulk to your tablet. It gives you access to all ports and buttons along with a useful magnetic wake & sleep functionality.
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The ClamCase Pro?s price may already be enough to let you buy a smartphone but it offers way more than protection. Aside from being a case made of aluminum and polycarbonate, it comes with an island-style keyboard that instantly transform your iPad AIr 2 into a MacBook. Okay, more like a tablet with a built-in keyboard. But still, the ClamCase Pro has cool features that are worth a second look. It sports a 360-degree hinge that allows you to position your iPad in many angles. You can also pair it to the device with a one-touch automatic sync feature.
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Incipio?s Faraday series case for the iPad Air 2 is made of durable Plextonium polycarbonate hard shell and a vegan leather front cover. It features a magnetic fold cover with a microfiber inner lining for additional protection against drops and bumps. This fold cover design comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for securing your iPad.
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