Updated August 04, 2019 by Joseph Perry

The 9 Best iPad Air 2 Cases

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Sleek and powerful, the iPad Air 2 is an investment worth protecting. Whether you want full water and dust-proofing or a simple case that will safeguard against drops while showing off your device's attractive profile, this selection is sure to include the right option for you. And with automatic sleep and wake functionality, some covers might even help extend the battery life. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best ipad air 2 case on Amazon.

9. Apple Smart Cover

8. Logitech Type+

7. Fintie SmartShell

6. OtterBox Defender

5. Logitech Flex

4. LifeProof Nuud Series

3. Pzoz Kids Cover

2. Belkin Qode Ultimate Lite

1. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

Editor's Notes

August 01, 2019:

It only takes one drop to put spider-web cracks in your iPad's screen, so it makes good sense to protect it with a case.

The kind of case that's best for you depends on how you use your device. If you use it mainly at home with occasional forays into other indoor locations, then a simple flip cover to protect the screen might be all you need. But if you're a road warrior, or you use it outside a lot, or it goes wherever you go, then you might want a case that offers more complete protection from bumps and drops. Some of our selections are rugged enough to stand up to quite a bit of abuse. Most of our options put your device to sleep when closed and wake it upon opening, which is a handy capability that might help extend battery life.

In this update, we evaluated options based on quality, effectiveness, and value. Removed an item due to concerns about its availability and added the Pzoz Kids Cover as a cute yet functional option for iPads whose primary users are children.


Joseph Perry
Last updated on August 04, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.


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