Earlier this month, Apple released the much anticipated fifth generation iPad (along with iPad Mini 2) in India.

Apple's new 9.7-inch tablet has undergone major design overhaul since iPad 2 in 2011. It measures 7.5 mm thick and despite boasting metal chassis, the device weighs just a pound (469 g), aptly personifying the title iPad Air.

Many tech pundits and Apple fans alike around the globe have heaped praises on the iPad Air's minimalistic design. However, the new Aluminum clad-tablet is still an expensive gadget [to know price details, click here], so it's necessary to take care of the device as it is prone to accidental drops and daily wear-and-tear.

To help prolong the iPad's durability, Apple and third-party accessories manufacturers have come up with stylish and sturdy cover cases.

Here is a list of iPad Air cover-case brands, we have rounded-off that might interest you.

Apple Smart Covers and Cases:


-      Made from custom-designed polyurethane material

-      Soft-microfiber lining to keep display clean

-      Magnets inside are aligned for precise fit

-      Foldable to convert itself into stand (to watch movies)

-      Comes in red, pink, yellow, blue, green and black

Cons: it only provides cover for front display only.

Prices: around ₹2,400

Company has also released leather back cases for complete protection as well


-      It provide all-round protection; it guards both front and back side

-      Made from aniline-dyed leather

-      Auto wake-up and sleep up on opening and closing flaps

-      Available in  yellow, beige, blue, brown, black and red 

Price: around ₹4,900

Logitech Folio Protective Case:


-      Made from durable and water-repellant materials

-      Adjustable stand

-      Powerful magnets for secured locking

-      Auto wake-up and sleep up on opening and closing flaps

-      Comes in red, black and yellow

Price: ₹2,495/-

Logitech has also come up with value-added ultrathin cover integrated with keyboard


-      Durable, folio-style case helps protect iPad from accidental bumps, scratches and spills

-      Physical keyboard frees up screen space and comes with shortcut buttons helpful in writing word document

-      Keypad is rechargeable, once fully charged, it can work for three months straight

-      Dual-view stand

-      Comes in black, dark blue and red

Price: ₹6,945/-

Ionic Pro COD Rotating Stand Leather Case:


-      Dual-layer hard interior with premium leather finish on the outside

-      As the name would suggests, people can rotate 'iPad Air' 360-degree in the case for flexible landscape and portrait viewing

-      Supports iPad's sleep and wake functionality

-      Designed for easy snap-and-roll detachment from the tablet

Price: ₹1,725/- (Available at Amazon India)

Skech Flipper flip case:


-      Provides protection back and front

-      Dual-position stand

-      Easy access to ports and buttons

-      Supports iPad's sleep and wake functionality

Price: ₹2,599/- (Available at Amazon India)

Photive Hard shell case:


-      Dual-layer shock-absorbing design for accidental drops

-      Made from lightweight Hard Shell material

-      Three position kick stand (for watching movies/ reading e-books)

-      Easy access to ports and buttons

[Note: it only protects back-side; users are advised to buy separate display-guard accessory for the screen]

Price: ₹2,645/- (Available at Amazon India)

[Also Read: Simple tips to boost Apple iPad Air battery life]