Our latest video evaluation has a look at a selection of iPad Air 2 cases from popular device maker Incipio. The Tuxen, the Octane, and the Clarion are all multi-purpose folio-style cases that provide differing degrees of protection without adding a lot of bulk to Apple’s ultra slim iPad Air 2.
The Tuxen is the most expensive at $$ 50, and it’s also the case that looks the nicest. It offers complete protection with a vegan leather front cover that has a microsuede lining and a polycarbonate difficult shell to safeguard the back of the iPad.
The Octane is designed to offer more defense, so it’s thicker. It has the same vegan leather cover and polycarbonate back shell, but it also includes a textured bumper for much better protection against drops and its backing is clear so you can see the iPad. Like the Octane, the Clarion, the most low-cost case we took a look at, offers a clear back shell so you can see the back of the iPad. It has a vegan leather front cover and its backing is really flexible.
We suched as all 3 folio cases, however there was an issue that affected all of them– the stand feature constructed into the cover. All three have covers that fold back to be utilized as a stand, but the tab on the back that holds the cover in location suggests the iPad does not lie flat when it’s put on a surface area like a desk. For the Clarion specifically, the latch was weak and would not dependably keep the iPad in place.
All three cases can be found in a variety of colors and can be bought from the Incipio website. The Tuxen is priced at $$ 50, the Octane is priced at $$ 40, and the Clarion is priced at $$ 34.99.
On Amazon, the cases can be acquired at even much lower rates, depending upon color choice. $$ 31 for the Tuxen, $$ 27 for the Octane, and $$ 22 for the Clarion.