Roundup: Accessory Makers Unveil Wide Lineup of New iPad Air Cases

SmartJacketOnly hours after Apple announced the new iPad Air on Tuesday, case makers were already sending out press releases to unveil their new line of products to fit your new tablet. This is only the “tip of the iceberg,” as the saying goes. There will be many more iPad Air products in the future. Today, we’ve got a roundup of some of that will be available the same day as Apple’s new iPad, or at least within a few weeks after.


Flagship FolioIncipio has two new cases made exclusively for the iPad. The Flagship Folio is a hard shell case made from “Plextonium,” microsuede, and carbon fiber with a brushed metal hinge to lock the device securely in place. The tek-nical Folio is also made from Plextonium. It is a back cover that snaps onto the iPad Air and includes a microsuede front cover to protect your screen from scratches and dust. Both cases will be available in November. The Flagship Folio retails for $69.99 and the tek-nical Folio costs $39.99.


Style FolioCase maker Speck has redesigned their popular StyleFolio for the iPad Air. The case is made from faux leather and hard plastic for durability and protection. It has been redesigned to fit the new device with a full-perimeter, form-fit shell to protect the bottom and corners. The sturdy cover protects the screen and, when flipped over, turns into a stand for multiple viewing angles. The StyleFolio for iPad Air will be available Nov. 1 for $39.95. An iPad mini model will be available for $34.99 later in November.


Stealth KeyboardAccessory maker M-Edge is launching two new cases in their Stealth line of products. The Stealth 360 offers a fully rotating mount that achieves landscape and portrait stand positions while the Stealth Pro Keyboard Folio includes a modular, detachable magnetic Bluetooth keyboard. The keyboard slides to any position desired and can be used with or without the case. Both cases are available now from the company’s website. The Stealth 360 is priced at $59.99 and the Stealth Pro Keyboard Folio is $99.99.

Joy Factory

Folio369 MagConnectThe happy case maker Joy Factory has redesigned nearly all of their cases to be compatible with the new iPad Air, including the aXtion Bold ($59.95), the SmartSuit ($59.95), the SmartBlazer Leather Folio ($69.95), the Folio360 Slim ($59.95), and the Folio 360 MagConnect ($69.95). All products can be preordered from the company’s website and will be available in retails stores starting in November.


SmartStyle-Tribal-Medium1Fashionista favorite X-Doria has just unveiled its fall line of Apple tablet outfits. The SmartStyle features a unique puff-printed cover that offers a tactile grip thanks to its 3-D pattern. You can find the right look for you from a variety of color and pattern options, including Navy Dots, Tribal Red, Stripes, Birds Grey Modern Plaid, and Blue Arrow Check. The SmartStyle will be available in November for $39.99.

The SmartJacket is a slim-fitting case with a 3-D patterned back cover and folds into a multiple position stand. It uses built-in magnets to trigger the iPad Air’s sleep/wake functions. It comes in pink, aqua and black. The SmartJacket will be available in November for $34.99.

The Dash Folio is an ultra-slim, ultra-protective case with a faux leather cover and a full-framed enclosure to keep your iPad Air securely in place. It converts into a multi-position stand and features built-in magnets to trigger the tablet’s sleep/wake funtions. The Dash Folio will be available in November for $34.99.

Visit X-Doria for more information on shipping and availability.


Paradox SleekPopular iPad accessory maker has just announce the launch of a new line of iPad Air stand cases and folios. From the company’s press release:

Archive Classic ($49.99) This dual-view stand case is the perfect book jacket for your iPad Air, crafted from quality materials with a subtle perforated design for an archivist aesthetic. (Black and Burgundy.)

Node ($39.99) is a slim, basic folio case made using a hardwearing woven fiber material. It features a stand with both viewing and working angles, an elastic closure and a handy inner document pocket. (Grey and Brown.)

Paradox Sleek ($39.99) has a clever folding stand design for flexible viewing positions. It features a snap-on case, rubberized cover and microfiber inner. (Black, Pink, Yellow and Light Grey.)

Paradox Texture ($49.99) has a dual-pyramid folding stand design for flexible viewing positions. The surface pattern mimics cracked granite, with a soft-touch finish. It features a snap-on case, rubberized cover and microfiber inner. (Charcoal and Blue.)

Paradox Lux ($69.99), an origami-inspired case, can be folded into multiple stand angles. It has graceful lines, microfiber inner, precision molding, hand-painted accented edges and finely-finished stitching. (Black/Purple edges and Red/White edges.)

Vintage ($59.99) This case has a classic tailored design with contrasting dark and light vegan leather, a stand with both viewing and working angles and a magnetic strap to keep the cover closed when not in use. It features an inner document and card pockets. (Black/Tan)

All of Cygnett’s cases are available now from the company’s website.


Case maker XtremeMac is launching a new case specifically designed for the new iPad Air. The Microshield Grip features an adjustable handle that makes it easier to grasp the iPad with one hand. The rotating mount makes it possible to view the tablet in a multitude of angles. The included tripod mount lets you connect your iPad to any standard tripod for hands-free video and photography. The Microshield Grip will be available in November for $59.99. Visit the company’s website for more information

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