iPad Back Shells For iPad Air 2 - Any Out There Yet?

boltjames

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May 2, 2010
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I'm ordering an iPad Air 2 tonight to replace my old iPad 3.

I need a detachable cover, so the official Apple case is out.

Anyone know if any iPad Air 2 back shells are out in the wild for sale yet? I'm traveling in Hong Kong and can scour the local shops if that's the case.

BJ
 

bobright

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Jun 29, 2010
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I've ordered this through Amazon, but it's not in stock till 10/24. I can't find any other back shells or covers available yet:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OFQC46I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The thing that sucks with this one and a lot of them is that by being Smart Cover compatible it's got an ugly cutout. I don't see it in the pic but pretty sure it's there. I too am looking for a shell only case, don't know why it seems too much to ask for.
 

jm5309

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Apr 17, 2010
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I'm looking for the same thing. I always order a smart cover just as an alternative, but my favorite cases are always back shell cases. I loved the Belkin Grip Vue for the first iPad, and the Speck Candyshell for the Mini was great too. I'm sure there will be more options if we wait just a bit longer.
 
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bornjr

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Apr 23, 2011
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I'm using the Caudabe hard shell on my Air with a Smart Cover and love it. I sent them a tweet asking when it would be available for the Air 2, and they just said "soon"