I’ve reviewed several cases from UAG over the years, including their new Mouve case for the iPhone 12 Pro Max a few weeks ago. I’ve also looked at their Metropolis cases for a few different models and sizes of iPad, as well as the original Surface Go. While I really like that case design, I was happy to see a new and different model available from UAG for Apple’s recently released iPad Air.
Pad & Quill are makers of a number of lovely, handcrafted cases for iPads and other mobile devices. They’re one of my favorite iPad accessory vendors and they’ve got a great looking lineup of new cases for the iPad Air.
They’ve got 7 new cases for the iPad Air – including the particularly striking looking Aria for iPad Air shown above. Here’s a little slice of the description for the Aria for iPad Air, as well as some of its key features:
This one was for us. A case of pure beauty and craft. With the Aria, we wanted to see how luxuriously far we could take an iPad case. Turns out, quite a ways. Unlike anything else, the Aria iPad case provides utility, but it’s real gift is sumptuous aesthetic and tactile perfection. French hemmed seams, meet fine American full grain leather and hand finished wood to form the most beautiful case we’ve ever crafted.
- Fits the iPad Air
- Full-grain, American cowhide leather
- Handcrafted satin finish Baltic birch cradle
- Rear camera aperture
- Sure-Lock device grips
- Magnetic sleep switch
- Sound, headphone, charging and button channels
- Signature Pad & Quill ribbon bookmark for easy device removal
MarBlue is the new name adopted by Marware, who have been making some impressive cases for the iPad and other mobile devices for many years.
Along with their new name MarBlue also has a nice new lineup of cases for the iPad Air. They’ve got 5 new iPad Air cases ranging from $50 – 60. Most of these are folio / stand cases – though the Swurve is a little different back cover and stand case.
I think several of these look quite nice, but the Slim Hybrid would probably be my choice if I had kept my iPad Air.
The latest iPad accessory from the clever folks at Twelve South is the BookBook Travel Journal leather case for iPad. It’s a vintage leather book-style case for the iPad and all our favorite iPad accessories.
Twelve South are deservedly well-know for their stellar line of handsome accessories for Mac and iOS devices. The new BookBook Travel Journal looks like a great addition to the mix.
While the outside masquerades as a vintage book, the inside of the case has a soft-lined sleeve for the iPad, and a dozen adjustable elastic bands and pockets to house other useful accessories – like power and charge cables, stands, headphones, a stylus, cleaning cloths, and more.
For those who make heavy use of the iPad while on the road or during the work day, this looks like a great alternative to chucking everything in a backpack or laptop bag. The only thing that might be missing, for those who need one, is a wireless keyboard or keyboard case.
The BookBook Travel Journal works with all models of iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad. It’s priced at $99.99.
You can see more details and place an order at this Twelve South product page for the BookBook Travel Journal for iPad.
I’ll definitely be looking to get hold of one of these for review.
It hasn’t taken long at all to see lots of good cases for the iPad Air being announced by leading iPad accessory vendors. Logitech is among the latest to tout their new lineup – with three great looking new keyboard cases for the iPad Air.
For starters, there’s a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air – extending this line of popular front cover only keyboard cases. These nicely live up to their ultrathin name and look great as an iPad companion. I have reviewed these for the full size iPad and iPad mini in the past. I’m sure these will be popular with iPad Air owners too.
Here’s the details on all three of the new Logitech keyboard cases for the iPad Air:
The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio combines on-trend design with intelligent technology for thin-and-light protection with added functionality for your iPad. With a variety of colors and refined fabrics, this top-of-the-line folio brings beauty to iPad protection, while its water-repellent coating helps protect the front and back of your iPad Air. Its surprisingly thin built-in Bluetooth keyboard is seamlessly fused into the folio’s interior fabric. The full-size keys – complete with iOS® shortcuts – provide the familiar comfort of a traditional keyboard. The folio’s new SecureLock™ system sports lightweight, low-profile clips that keep the corners of your iPad firmly fastened to the frame, while an easy-release feature makes it easy to insert and remove your iPad. Hidden magnets hold your iPad in two convenient positions for typing or entertainment mode. The keyboard is rechargeable through micro-USB and can last up to three months on a complete charge. The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $149.99.
My Inbox is already filling up with emails from iPad case manufacturers, touting their new cases for the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini announced this week. These guys are on it like lightning when new Apple devices are announced.
I’ll share some of the best looking and most interesting ones here as I see them. I’ll start today with Portenzo’s lineup of lovely handcrafted cases for both new iPads. They’ve got a half dozen great looking cases for both the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini that are expected to ship within 10 days of the official release (on 11/1).
Their lineup for both new iPads includes the fun Composition Book Case and the absolutely gorgeous Alano. I did a review of the Alano for the iPad mini earlier this year and still love this case. Here’s just a little of what I had to say about it in that review:
The Alano for iPad mini has lived up to and exceeded my high expectations for it. It’s a beautiful case that reeks of fine craftsmanship throughout and is a real pleasure to use.
If you like leather-bound book style cases, this is definitely one that’s worthy of a lot of consideration. It will definitely continue to get lots of use with my iPad mini.