7 of the Best iPad Air Cases

With Apple maintaining over a 50% tablet share since 2013, the iPad remains the runaway market leader. By contrast, second-place Samsung holds only 19.3% of the market.

Your iPad Air is one of the most valuable pieces of tech you own, and it's also one of the priciest. You are not alone when seized by terror every time you pick up your unguarded device. With everything your iPad does for you, it is crucial to shield it from possible damage.

However, it can be challenging to know which one to pick with so many cases. For example, you may be asking, "Should I get the iPad Air case with pencil holder or something more rugged?" 

If you're having trouble deciding what case is suitable for you, keep reading to learn about 7 of the best iPad Air cases. 

Minimalist iPad Air Cases

First up is a list of minimalist iPad cases. These cases are great for those who want to purchase a case that won't add too much bulk to their slim device.

1. i-Blason Cosmo Lite

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At the top of the list comes the i-Blason Cosmo Lite. This case is excellent for those looking for function, style, and protection. 


This remarkable case comes with a folding front cover with auto sleep-wake functionality to help preserve battery life. In addition, elevated bezels are present in order to keep the camera and screen off damaging surfaces.


A tri-fold design allows for the ability to use your iPad Air in either video or keyboard mode. So whether your aim is to stream entertainment or write that essay, this case has got you covered.


The i-Blason Cosmo Lite comes in a beautiful pink marble design. It's an awesome feminine design that will fit anyone's style at any season.

2. Otterbox Symmetry Series 360 Elite

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This case is sleek and perfect for students or working professionals.


Made out of polycarbonate, synthetic rubber, and even hosting a microfiber liner, this case will not disappoint if it were ever to encounter a drop. Not only that, but it is even DROP+ rated. Drop+ ratings mean they meet military drop-test standards.


The Otterbox Symmetry Series 360 Elite has the following features:

  • • Sleek, elegant design with discreet Apple Pencil storage
  • • Clear, scratch-resistant case 
  • • Folio provides screen protection during transit
  • • Multi-position stand for hands-free use
  • • Magnets in folio activate sleep and wake modes
  • • Non-hassle customer service and product support
  • • Backed by the OtterBox limited lifetime warranty

Perfect if protection is your priority! It even comes in gray, blue, pink, or orange.

3. Apple Smart Folio

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This one comes straight from Apple itself and is super slim. This one is great for those who want to feel as if their device has no cover on it.


This case mainly offers front and back protection from scratches and scrapes through two thin covers. This case will be sure to save your device from the host of objects, in a bag, that can potentially scratch your screen.


The Apple Smart Folio has the ability to fold into different positions and create different types of viewing angles for any kind of application. Great for media consumption or work.


What colors are available?

  • • Marine Blue
  • • Dark Cherry
  • • Electric Orange
  • • White
  • • English Lavender
  • • Deep Navy
  • • Mallard Green
  • • Black

You can match it to fit your style, whatever that may be.

Rugged iPad Air Cases

Next up are some really tough cases that will give you confidence when using your device. If you plan to buy iPad Air, these cases are great for those who want the absolute best protection.

4. i-Blason Ares

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Another incredible option from i-Blason is the Ares. The Ares steps things up a notch when it comes to total device protection by offering a super durable design. 


A full-body design helps to protect your device from dust, dirt, and drops. There are also plastic bumpers surrounding the case, which increases impact resistance.


A 1-year warranty backs the Ares. Other great features include a built-in screen protector and multi-angle kickstand. Awesome for anyone in the market for a stylish yet functional case.


The i-Blason Ares comes in many different colors. Colors include:

  • • Blue
  • • Green
  • • Black
  • • Rose Gold

Beautiful colors give character to this fantastic case. No doubt you will find a color you love.

5. Mous iPad Air Case

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Mous is a high-quality brand that prides itself on creating cases that will provide your device with maximum shock and drop protection. This case is another example of one of their high-quality products.


This case has a protection cushioning known as AiroFoam. The AiroFoam technology is meant to absorb shock from falls and your device.

The screen cover is lined with microfibre to ensure your tablet won't be scratched. Raised edges also protect the screen from potential smashes.


With versatility in mind, the Mous case has the ability to configure into four viewing angles to give you the best experience possible. This is great for watching movies or doing work.

iPad Air Case with Pencil Holder

Lastly, here are some iPad Air cases that come with a pencil holder. These cases are great for those who want to maximize productivity and efficiency. Scroll through this section to find your best iPad case.

6. TineeOwl Mocha

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This case offers great looks with great durability with a super-thin profile. If you want to avoid bulk, buy this case.


The thermoplastic polyurethane material this cover is made from is tough against abrasions, and its vegan leather cover will help keep your screen scratch-free.


Features for this case include an easily accessible pencil holder, which is designed to help you easily access the pencil from whatever viewing angle. The front cover also acts as a trifold design to assist, which gives you a perfect angle for sketching.

The color choices for the TineeOwl Mocha are pale pink and black.

7. DTTO Leather Case

DTTO Leather Case

The DTTO leather case is a beautifully designed case built to give protection and elegance. This case should definitely be top of your list if you're a fan of leather.


The DTTO has a leather cover protecting your screen from scratches and abrasions. A microfiber lining is also present, so your iPad won't be scuffed within the case.


There are tons of features in this sophisticated-looking case. There is a leather strap to help you get a better grip, a pencil holder that acts as a protective bumper, and a pocket for business cards or an ID. Lastly, the front cover acts as a stand to tilt your device at different angles.


If you're wondering what colors you can choose from, here they are:

  • • Brown
  • • Black
  • • Blue
  • • Burgundy Red
  • • Green
  • • Gray
  • • Ice Blue
  • • Lavender
  • • Orange
  • • Pink
  • • Purple
  • • Rose Gold
  • • Rose Red
  • • Royal Blue
  • • Spring Green

More than most other cases offer, there are plenty of options to choose from. You can't go wrong no matter what color you choose.

Find the Best iPad Case for You

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You don't have to stress about keeping your iPad safe; there are tons of great case options that will get the job done. Whether you're looking for something that is minimalist and won't add too much bulk or a super rugged case that can take a severe beating, there is no shortage of great options available for you.

Want to buy a new case? Check out our store to find an iPad Air case with pencil holder or tons of other options today!

Kristel Silang
Kristel is the Content Marketing Manager for i-Blason. She has been in the marketing industry for 12 years with expertise on content marketing, search engine optimization, and photography. Previous publications she has contributed to include The Manila Times, Compound Butter, and Livingston County CVB.

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