Amazon is the best source of iPad Air 3 (2019) cases. And this overview features the best ones that are currently available: tri-fold smart covers, folio stands, keyboard cases, clear back shells, and more.
How many cases for your new iPad Air 2019 have you found in Apple’s online store? You see, that’s the problem – you can only choose from a few overpriced original Smart Covers or Smart Keyboard cases.
Opposite to Apple, you can find a few thousand iPad Air 3 cases on Amazon. Sometimes it may be a problem, too. Which one is best if you have to choose from so many cases?
First of all, make up your mind which case will suit your needs the most. Is it a Smart Cover alternative? Do you need a lightweight folio case? A case with a built-in keyboard? A cover must include Apple Pencil holder? Or maybe you are looking for a gorgeous designer case?
Then, use Amazon search to find the case – and be as specific as possible. However, the Amazon search is not returning the most relevant results. The pages with search results are usually packed with ads, so to find the design you want, you may need to go through multiple pages.
To make things easier for you, we’ve prepared a round-up of the best Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) case covers that you can currently find on Amazon. We’ve taken into consideration a reputation of the seller, customer reviews and average rating, as well as availability of variants.
Treat this list as a quick and easy guide to inspire you to dig deeper into what kind of case you need the most.
Will iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) case fit iPad Air 3?
Yes. Both tablets have the same dimensions. The position of ports and buttons are also the same.
The only difference is that iPad Pro has four speakers, while iPad Air features two of them. This, however, doesn’t affect the performance of your newest Air 3.
Best iPad Air 2019 cases on Amazon – highlights
In this quick overview, you will see:
- Smart cover alternatives
- A lightweight tri-fold case combined with transparent back
- A heavy-duty stand case from UAG
- A rugged keyboard case
- Premium-looking folio stands
- A floral case that’s perfect for women
- A stand case made of naturally-looking faux leather
- An eco-friendly case made of cork
Apple iPad – what other users are searching for?
12 best iPad Air 3 (2019) case covers to find online
1. Smart Cover compatible back shell case
This case will be a perfect companion for the original Apple Smart cover if you have already purchased it.
A unique thing about this case is that it’s made of a special material that prevents the iPad Air 3 from slipping out of your hand. At the same time, this anti-slip surface gives the case a premium matte look.
You can choose from six classy colors, including Cocoa and Red (yes, Red in matte is classy).
The midnight blue exactly matches the color of Apple’s own Midnight Blue Smart Cover. The case fits perfectly with all cutouts exactly in the right places.– Amazon review
Average rating: 4.6/5
2. Tri-fold Smart Cover alternative with clear back case
Our pick: Best iPad Air 3 Smart Cover alternative
If you are looking for the all-round solution, here is one of the best third-party iPad Air 3 cases that you can find on Amazon.
The case from Poetic combines the tri-fold cover similar to Apple’s original Smart Cover, with a lightweight and transparent back shell that shows off the beauty of your iPad Air all the time.
The case is available in four Apple-style color variations, including Navy Blue, and Rose Gold.
Average rating: 4.5/5
3. Shockproof & lightweight iPad Air 3 stand case
From our favorite third-party case distributor MoKo comes a stylish iPad Pro 3 (2019) folio protector case. The ability to turn the case into a solid and stable stand makes it easier to type on the screen, so maybe the keyboard is not what you desperately need.
Although the case is lightweight, its shell is made from a durable and shockproof material what makes it more protective than other folio cases
The case is available in four colors, including Coffee shown above.
4. UAG heavy-duty iPad Air stand case
Our pick: Best heavy-duty iPad Air 3 case on Amazon
The case from UAG (Urban Armor Gear) is designed for people who are obsessed with protection but don’t want to sacrifice the convenience of having a stand case.
It combines the toughness of a military standard heavy-duty case with a functionality of a stand. It meets military drop-test standards (MIL-STD 810G 516.6) when used with Apple Smart Cover. It’s made from a water-resistant soft grip material to guarantee the iPad Air won’t slip out of your hand.
What’s important, the case is surprisingly lightweight. It’s because it is made from “feather-light” composite. Three vibrant colors are available: Shiny Black, Cobalt, and Magma.
The Cobalt Blue version of this accessory looks very professional with the Smart Keyboard, and the Smart Keyboard functions as the face cover of your iPad when stowed or carried.– Amazon review
Average rating: 4.6/5
5. Eco-friendly cork folio case for iPad Air 3
You can find this awesome folio case only on Amazon.
Made of natural cork by reveal, this slim and form fitting is eco-friendly and provides an easy grip. It’s also sleek and has a high-end look.
What’s most important, as this case is made of naturally-occurring cork, each individual item is truly unique!
6. Designer Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) case cover
Bonus: A free tablet stylus included
Are you looking for a classic stand folio case in a beautiful design and premium look?
This iPad Air 3 (2019) case from ProCase combines the functionality of the stand (with three viewing angles) with sleep/wake support and a pencil loop. What’s more, it has a large external pocket on the front side.
A bonus ProCase pen is included. You can choose from fourteen classic colors, including four designer variants: Circles (shown above), Aztec, Native, and Plaid.
Latest Apple iPad models
Together with links to tech specs and best case covers.
Apple iPad mini 7.9 (2019)
The world’s favorite compact tablet now comes with Apple Pencil 1 support and A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. Prices start from $399.
Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
2048 × 1536 px Retina display, Apple Pencil support, Touch ID, A10 Fusion chip with M10 coprocessor. Prices start from $299 for education institutions.
Apple iPad Air 10.5 (2019)
An ultra-thin design with the A12 Bionic chip and advanced Retina display with True Tone. Supports Apple Pencil 1 and the smart Keyboard. Prices start from $499.
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018)
11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion technology, Apple Pencil 2 support, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip and Neural Engine, high-speed high-speed USB-C connector. Prices start from $799.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
12.9-inch Liquid Retina 2732 × 2048 px LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with ProMotion technology, Apple Pencil 2 support, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip and Neural Engine, high-speed USB-C connector. Prices start from $999.
7. Premium faux leather iPad Air 2019 folio case
Take a look at a refreshing idea in this overview – a folio iPad Air 3 case that’s made of eco-friendly material that perfectly resembles genuine leather.
It’s a typical folio case – fold it back to form a three-angle stand. Plus, there is also an option to set up a horizontal stand that’s perfect for writing and sketching.
The case supports auto sleep/wake feature. The back shell is made of flexible material, making it easy to install and remove it any time you want.
8. Luxury pattern stand case with Apple Pencil loop
This case features a standard stand case design you’ve seen a million times already.
What makes is special, though, is a gorgeous flower pattern made by cutting out the external layer. Plus, the case has the loop for the pen so that it could accommodate your new Apple Pencil.
The case is available in as much as nine colors – all with a laser-cut flower design. Mint Green is shown above. Which one will fit your iPad Air 2019 the most?
9. 360-degree rotating iPad Air 3 stand case
Amazon Choice: Highly rated iPad Air case that ships immediately
Rotating stand covers give users a possibility to place the iPad Air in either a horizontal or portrait view. Therefore, they are much more flexible than any other kind of case.
The problem with rotating stands is that they usually look quite cheap. The 360-degree Stand Case from Fintie is an exception. It has a stylish lightweight design, supports wake/sleep feature, and comes with a built-in Apple Pencil holder.
There are four colors to choose from, including Emerald Illusions (shown above) and a popular Lucky Tree.
10. Rugged messenger keyboard case for iPad Air 3
Are you looking for a keyboard case that’s at the same time tough and durable? Meet Rugged Messenger 7 from ZAGG.
The case features a multi-layer design that protects the iPad against corner damage and impact. It’s tested to withstands drops up to 6.6 feet.
With both a keyboard mode and a case mode, the rugged Messenger gives you total versatility when it comes to being productive on the go.
On top of it, there is a Bluetooth keyboard. Laptop-style backlit keys will enhance your typing even in low light. The built-in stand secures the iPad Air 3 at multiple viewing angles.
11. Transparent back case with Apple Pencil holder
The case from Poetic Lumos series has a clever design. It’s made from a flexible soft and transparent plastic and has a pencil holder integrated on the right side that doubles as a grip area to better handle the device with one hand.
Poetic Lumos is ultra light but is capable of protecting not only from dust but also impact.
Available in two transparent colors – Crystal Clear, and Gray – that let enjoy the view of the iPad all the time.
12. Floral lightweight tri-fold case from Fintie
Our pick: A perfect balance between features and price
From Amazon’s favorite case producer Fintie comes a proven design that’s an affordable alternative to Apple’s original Smart Cover.
This slim and lightweight tri-fold case is a one-piece design with the front that can fold to form a stand: either vertical or horizontal. And it includes an internal holder for Apple Pencil, as well.
The case comes in – watch it – over 20 colors and design variants, but we love the floral ones the most. Jungle Night is shown above.
It seems to be well made. It’s sturdy, with no imperfections noted with my iPad Air 3 in the case. It’s a little difficult to reach the on/off button but the automatic on/off cover will no doubt require less use of that any way.– Amazon review
Average rating: 4.3/5
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Where else to buy iPad Air case covers
If you haven’t found the right case on Amazon, you can check out these online destinations:
eBay – a proven place to shop for affordable cases and accessories. Sometimes, you can pick up here the case that’s the same as the branded one you’ve found on Amazon but costs two-thirds of the price.
Best Buy – the range of offered iPad cases and accessories is pretty limited, but the store is worth checking out if you want to buy cases and accessories at reduced prices.
Etsy – this is our favorite marketplace for custom items, hand-crafted to order. There are a plenty of unique sleeves and jackets to choose from. Most of them are handmade, many can be personalized.
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Top iPad cases and accessories to get in 2019
Based on recommendations from top tech sites and best customer reviews.
Zugu Muse Case for iPad Pro 11 (2018)
Magnet-secured case with 8 stand angles. Wireless Apple Pencil charging support, 5ft drop protection, car industry materials. Also for iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad 9.7.
Average rating: 4.7/5
Anker Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPad 9.7
Premium tempered glass with 9H hardness rating. Retina clarity with 96% transparency, 0.3 mm thickness, and oleophobic coating. Also for iPad Pro models.
Average rating: 4.4/5
Tomtoc Shoulder Bag for iPad 9.7 and iPad Pro 11
Shockproof, padded urban iPad sleeve that’s both slim and lightweight. Main compartment for iPad, external pocket with a pen holder. Comes with an extra shoulder strap.
Average rating: 4.8/5
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