Ever feel like you need a touch of nature to counteract all of that cutting edge technology?
We've been poking around wooden cases for the iPad Air 2, and these are the best we've come up with. You'll find a healthy selection of full cases with a wooden frame to slim and light smart covers. Types of wood used can include mahogany, bamboo, walnut, oak, and plenty of others. Obviously we're showing preference to cases that are made with sustainably-sourced wood. In many instances, these beautiful cases will be available for the original iPad Air and iPad mini as well, so be sure to take a look no matter which model you have.
The DodoCase is a particularly personal kind of product thanks to a design lineage with traditional bookbinding. The interior and exterior cover are highly customizable, with a variety of colors available, including user-submitted imagery. The bamboo frame on the inside keeps your iPad secure and offers continued access to the Lightning port, volume keys, and headphone jack.
2. Toast Button Cover
Toast makes slim, laser-cut wood covers for iPad. They attach by a residue-free adhesive, and wrap around the edges of your iPad Air 2. The package even includes button covers to keep the look and feel consistent. Walnut, ash, bamboo, and ebony options are available, and additional extras such as custom etching, front panel, and smart cover can be tacked on from their site. Dig into Windows Central's review of the Surface Pro 3 Toast cover to get an idea of what to expect.
3. Pad & Quill Contega Case
Pad & Quill also has a book-style case for the iPad Air 2. Brown or black bonded leather is available for the exterior, and a handful of colors for the inside cloth. A Baltic birch frame inside keeps you iPad safe, and a classy bookmark helps you pop it out. If you want to go all-out, you can upgrade for $40 to the Aria, which features a stitched, full-grain leather front cover, or save a few bucks with a linen cover instead.
4. Miniot Cover
Miniot offers a family of particularly attractive smart covers that attach to your iPad's built-in magnets. The cover is segmented, allowing users to roll it up behind their iPad as a stand. Every cover is made in Holland with locally-sourced cherrywood, walnut, mahogany, oak, and wenge. An interior microfiber keeps your iPad screen unscuffed, and there's an optional engraving available if you want to get really personal.
5. Grovemade Sleeve
Grovemade's wool sleeve for iPad sports an imaginative geomatric pattern on a slim wood veneer to afford it flexibility. Models in maple and walnut are available, and both have a leather draw strap to easily pull out an otherwise snug and secure iPad. Other options are also available for the iPad mini or your Macbook.
6. Your favorite wooden iPad Air 2 cases?
That's our tour of the wonderful world of wooden cases for the iPad Air 2. Drop a link in the comments with your favorite all-natural covering!