iPad Air 2 shell cases?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bobright, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    I gave up on trying to find a decent one when the Air 2 first launched. I'm wondering if theres anything out there now that just released?

    I see shells but they have the smart case cutout. I want full coverage preferably something that isn't too bulky.
     
  2. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I've been looking too, but I'm not turning up much without the cutout. The Luvvitt Clarity on Amazon is I think the only one I've personally seen so far that isn't designed to work with a smart cover. It only comes in clear, it's TPU, and reading reviews, there's some mixed opinions on it.

    Hopefully someone else chimes in with some terrific back-only case they've found.
     
  3. DashSatan macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure the Luvvitt Clarity is the one I used to have. It's really not that good. It's extremely loose fitting, especially the lip at the charging port.

    Right now I'm just rocking the Green Apple Smart Cover and a Zagg protector on the back. Keeps it super thin and protects from scratches.
     
  4. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I'm leaning towards doing just a rear skin myself. I like using a Smart Cover for the stand aspect sometimes. Right now, I use a Kayscase shell, but when you add the Smart Cover, the weight of both together becomes annoying.

    Does the Zagg protector provide a bit more grip? For me personally, the only reason to have anything on there at all is because the aluminum is so blasted slippery.
     
  5. h00ligan, Jun 28, 2015
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    I literally just came here to ask the same question and your thread was at the top. only one available on Amazon with mixed reviews.

    I just want a very light thin rear she'll that covers the whole thing

    Box wave had a really inexpensive one Flr the original sir that while not rigid was lighter than the smart case cover made by Kayscase

    I'd go with a skin but for the fact I very occasionally use a full case for the stand function and travel.

    In home I much prefer the tempered glass protector and a thin rear case.

    I checked mono price - nothing there...

    I'm going to check fast tech - shipping would take ten days but they're cheap

    Fast tech does have some for $5.50 plaid multiple colors available

    https://m.fasttech.com/products/0/10012910/2174801-protective-tpu-plaid-back-case-for-ipad-air-2

    If you don't know them, yes they're fine to order from, I've done so many times. Shipping takes 10-14 days and returns have to be approved and sent back to Florida, where you upload a copy of the receipt and get reimbursed. It's not exactly simple to return stuff but most of the items I've received are as represented.


    I ordered a black one. I'll post back.

    They also have a knockoff of the really expensive air vent holder. I've forgotten the name. I own the original and bought s replica of that too. The original is $30 replica $4
     
  6. DashSatan macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it actually provides really great grip. Think of how a wet install Zagg screen protector feels on the front of your phone or tablet, it's the same feeling. A little rubbery. It's also a little thicker.
     
  7. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    It looks like it could be flimsy near the charging/speaker port but hope it works out, not much options for sure. Let me know how it goes.
     
  8. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Well after ordering and waiting fasttech says production isn't available on that device. I didn't bother asking if there are other colors as the other colors don't look very good to me.

    Back to the search!

    I think we should petition the totalee people to make an iPad case.

    Edit forget that. I can't believe they are charging $20 for a milk jug skin for iPad. I own one but I didn't pay anywhere near that much for it. The iPad she'll would likely be $40 which is ridiculous.
     
  9. pat500000 Suspended

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    get incase book jacket.... incase company is well known for protection and quality case.
     
  10. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Not looking for a book style case just a shell, and there's still not much out there
     
  11. dhc921 macrumors newbie

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    Just got the power support air jacket for the iPad Air 2 and it is quite nice to hold. Not too bulky and the material is premium.
     
  12. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Is it this one? http://www.powersupportintl.com/air-jacket-clear-for-ipad-air-2-solo/

    Can we get some pictures it's pretty pricey but if it's what I want I don't mind. Are there cutouts on the volume buttons? If not are they easily pressed? Is it a hard plastic hopefully not susceptible to cracking?
     
  13. yansun macrumors regular

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    I searched for a hard shell case too some time ago and found nothing I was really satisfied with. Someone recommended the Power Support case to me too then, but since it's really hard to get in my area I decided to buy a Moshi Versacover 2 in the end. It's a hard shell cover with attached front cover. Very pricey too, but I'm really happy with it so far.
     
  14. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yea I'm still on the hunt anybody else find something like a TPU shell?
     

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