Best Cases for iPad Air (2019) iMore 2019

Please note that, while many of these selections are made for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, they also work with the 10.5-inch iPad Air, the only difference being that the iPad Pro has four speakers instead of two and a True Tone Flash, which the iPad Air does not. So, you'll have an unnecessary second area for speakers and a larger-than-needed section for the back-facing camera.

High quality and highly protective: TwelveSouth SurfacePad

Staff favorite

This cover and case are made with Napa leather with a raised bezel on the flash, so your iPad's camera doesn't get scratched. Holds your Apple Pencil too.

$80 at TwelveSouth

Straight from the source: Apple Smart Cover

The Apple Smart Cover automatically wakes your iPad and puts it to sleep just by opening or closing the cover. It comes in several different color options.

$65 at Apple

Suave meets stylish safety: Ztotop Premium Synthetic Leather Business Case

This case is made with a premium synthetic leather exterior with a soft microfiber lining to protect and cushion your iPad Air. Comes in several colors.

$17 at Amazon

Durable + reliable: SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Case

This case is shock resistant with a tough PC shell that has a dual-layer, fall-absorbing TPU bumper for additional protection. It comes in a few colors.

$27 at Amazon

Keep it simple and see-through: ESR Yippee Hard Shell Case

This highly rated case gives you access to all buttons and ports, while the hard, back cover protects your iPad Air from scratches and dust.

$11 at Amazon

Eye-catching meets functional: Fintie Ultra Lightweight Protective Cover and Sleeve

This high-quality, secure and dust-resistant cover gives you a spot to hold your Apple Pencil. It comes in a bunch of cool colors and patterns.

$12 at Amazon

Protect and travel in style: ZUGU Protective Magnetic Case

This magnetic case can be stuck to various metal surfaces in your home, while the soft interior protects your device from dust and grime. Colors available.

$50 at Amazon

Beyond professional and practical: Logitech Slim Combo

The Logitech Slim Combo comes designed with a section for your Apple Pencil, while a full row of iOS shortcuts gives you full use out of your iPad Air.

$130 - $150 at Logitech

For the book lover meets iPad addict: TwelveSouth BookBook

This high quality TwelveSouth BookBook is designed to look like a classic, old-fashioned book. It comes in a brown leather or Rutledge color choices.

$80 at TwelveSouth

Luxury and practicality meets leather: Pad & Quill Oxford Leather Case

This case is crafted from a single piece of full-grain American bridle leather, with an interior pocket for documents. It comes in chestnut and whiskey colors.

$120 at Pad & Quill

Which one should I get?

Regardless of the style of case you decide to go with, having something for your iPad Air (2019) is a responsible thing to do. Personally, we love the TwelveSouth SurfacePad as our top choice because of its high-quality leather design. The SurfacePad not only looks good, but it protects the front and back of your iPad Air from unwanted scratches. It's an impressive package we all wished Apple would've offered with its pricey Apple Smart Cover.

If you like what you see from the TwelveSouth SurfacePad but consider it out of your price range, then you should probably consider the Fintie Ultra Lightweight Protective Cover and Sleeve. The Fintie case has over 20 colors or designs to choose from, including one that makes your case look like a school composition book. Even better, the case also has a spot to store your Apple Pencil. Not bad for an affordable case, huh?

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