Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 5.43

OtterBox Defender Series

OtterBox has released an updated version of their Defender Series case to cater to the slimmer form factor found in the iPad Air. While the price is higher than most, the case is made with high-quality build materials and is well designed to offer tremendous protection without adding too much bulk. The included shield stand is perfect for protecting your screen when not in use and doubles as a convenient stand which supports two different viewing angles.
Price: $99.90 (watch out for many low-quality counterfeits found on Amazon & eBay)
Click Here To View More Information About This Model

2014-02-26_18-07-02

Griffin Survivor

The Survivor from Griffin offers military grade protection and up to 294 different color combinations. The integrated display shield is rated to deflect wind and rain (up to 200mm/hr for 1 hour) and internal frame provides protection against accidental shock and drops. The case also features a multi-position workstand that offers great convenience yet tucks away neatly while not in use.
Price: $79.99 (watch out for many low-quality counterfeits found on Amazon & eBay)
Click Here To View More Information About This Model

2014-02-26_18-50-00

Trent Airbender Pro

Unlike the other competing cases that are listed within this article, the Airbender Pro by Trent features a detachable keyboard. Another advantage that the Trent Airbender Pro harnesses is resistance to shock, water, dirt and dust. The design features a hard inner clamshell with a rubber outer shell, an all metal arm, and a built-in screen protector.  As you'd expect, the keyboard operates wirelessly via Bluetooth and has been optimized for spacious key placement.
Price: $79.95
Click Here To View More Information About This Model

2014-02-26_19-58-00

Ballistic HC Series

The Ballistic HC case offers a three-layer design made up of an inner silicone layer, an impact-resistant polycarbonate shell, and a shock-absorbent polymer layer. The corners have been thickened for improved durability without causing an awkward look or feel. Similar to the Defender Series, this model has a removable cover that protects your screen when your iPad is not in use and can substitute as a kickstand during active use.
Price: $40.85
Click Here To View More Information About This Model

2014-02-26_20-10-05

SUPCASE Beetle Defense Series

The Beetle Defense Series manufactured by SUPCASE is a lesser known model though it still has generous protection benefits. The two-piece design mixes a flexible TPU core with an exterior polycarbonate hard shell to give stellar protection from drops, bumps, and shock. This model does include a built-in screen protector that prevents nicks and scratches without comprising your touchscreen experience.
Price: $44.99
Click Here To View More Information About This Model

Featured Image Credit: John Karakatsanis