When the new iPad Airs come out soon, new owners might be overeager and drop their device, causing a cracked iPad screen. If they are smart, however, those users should also grab a protective case, and even one that offers a keyboard for the device. Logitech recently announced four such offerings for the iPad Air.
Three of the cases – Logitech's FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, Ultrathin Keyboard Cover and Ultrathin Keyboard Folio – will have keyboards attached. The most innovative of the three is the FabricSkin. The case does its job in protecting the iPad from water damage and the Bluetooth-enabled keyboard is a nearly full-sized keyboard, filled with iOS shortcuts. The board has the ability to run for three months on one full charge.
Logitech will also be offering the Folio Protective case for those who don't need the keyboard. This case offers all of the protection for just $50.
"We've carefully designed these new products to perfectly complement the aesthetics of the new thinner and lighter iPad Air," Mike Culver, vice president and general manager of mobility at Logitech, stated. "From integrating a comfortable view stand in our folios to delivering Logitech's superior typing experience in our keyboard products, we've paid close attention to every product detail in this lineup."
Griffin offers different covers for iPads
Missing from the Logitech product line was a heavy duty case capable of protecting the iPad from any number of elements. Device owners who are looking for more protection don't have to fear, however, as Griffin unveiled its new iPad Air cases recently, just after Logitech.
The most compelling of the new offerings was the Survivor case. It is made with shatter resistant polycarbonate and silicone, which can protect the iPad from almost anything, such as dirt, dropping and vibrations. It will be available for $80 just a few days after the iPad Air goes on sale.
Also intriguing is the CinemaSeat, which enables the iPad Air to stand up straight or be strapped to a car seat headrest to improve viewing for backseat passengers while on road trips. The case still provides full iPad functionality, including access to the headphone jack. Griffin will also be offering two other cases called the Journal Folio and the Back Bay Folio.
Those who experience problems with their iPads should send them to iResQ, where expert technicians can take care of any iPad repair.