iPad Air

iPad Air Cases 20% Off for a Limited Time

Accessory maker Griffin Technology is offering 20% off its iPad Air and iPad mini cases over the weekend. The sale has already started and ends on 11/10/13. You can take advantage of this deal by visiting GriffinTechnology.com and entering the promo code NEWIPAD20 at check-out.

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Griffin offers a variety of iPad Air cases starting at $29.99, and keyboard / cases starting at $79.99. The Slim Keyboard Folio features an envelope-style flap that holds your iPad Air and Bluetooth keyboard, which connects wirelessly to your iPad. The keyboard includes its own micro-USB charging cable, and sports the familiar Mac OS key layout.

Find Your New iPad With Apple Tracker

Checking Apple stores to see if the particular iPad model you're coveting is in stock can be time consuming. Luckily there's an online tool known as Apple Tracker to make things easy. The site has added iPad Air and iPad mini Retina display features to its repertoire.

UPDATE: Apple Tracker has pulled the plug on its service after receiving a DMCA takedown notice.

iPad Air Silver

Apple Tracker is set up to determine which Apple retail stores in your area have the iPad in stock. Simply choose the device to track and enter your zip code for results. Each storage capacity, carrier and color can be chosen before the site determines where to find the iPad of your dreams.

iFixit Tears Apart the iPad Air

The ritual of dissecting each new Apple product as it becomes available has continued with the iPad Air. iFixit did their official teardown of the latest Apple tablet, and found it difficult to repair (2/10). Besides this fact, the iPad Air actually features a smaller battery than its predecessor, thanks to the power-sipping A7 processor and improvements in iOS 7.

iPad Air iFixit teardown

Despite the smaller battery, the iPad Air will deliver just as much operating time thanks to the new design. Speaking of the A7 chip, the iPad Air version is different from the iPhone 5s silicon. Although it's not clear exactly how they are different, the iPad Air A7 has been customized and carries a different moniker (APL5698, as opposed to APL0698 found in the iPhone 5s).

Logitech Unveils Four New iPad Air Cases

Logitech has revealed its new lineup of iPad Air cases starting at $99. The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is a thin and light, water-repellent case that protects the front and back of your iPad Air. It comes with a keyboard which features full-size keys, iOS shortcuts and Logitech's new SecureLock system. The FabricSkin Keyboard Folio will retail for $149.99.

iPad Air Deal Walmart

The $100 Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is equipped with an aluminum screen protector, built-in Bluetooth keyboard and a magnetic clip to securely attach your tablet.

The Ultrathin Keyboard Folio also features a Bluetooth keyboard and SecureLock system plus it doubles as an iPad stand for reading, typing and watching videos. The Keyboard Folio is $99.

16GB Wi-Fi Only iPad Air $20 Cheaper at Walmart

Walmart will begin selling the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for $479 beginning on November 1. That's $20 less than buying it directly from Apple, who is selling the tablet for $499. This is not the first time Walmart has discounted a new Apple product, the retailer is currently offering the iPhone 5c for only $45 throughout the holiday season.

iPad Air Deal Walmart

Walmart also announced its new in-store trade-in program where customers can receive up to $300 for their current tablet. However, as we've highlighted before you can normally get a lot more money by selling your used devices to electronics re-sellers like Nextworth and Gazelle.

Zagg iPad Air Keyboard Case and invisibleSHIELD Now Avilable

Zagg's Folio keyboard case and tablet screen protector the invisibleSHIELD are now available for the iPad Air. The Bluetooth enabled keyboard matches the thinner and lighter form factor of Apple's new tablet, and it features backlit keys, special function keys and up to three months of battery usage between charges. The Folio case also protects your iPad from damage and offers over 130° of viewing angles for reading, watching videos or working. The ZAGGkeys Folio keyboard case is available now in black for $99 at Zagg.com.

Zagg iPad Air Cases

Zagg's invisibleSHIELD screen protector is a popular choice among iOS users. It is a self-healing, military-grade film that protects your device's screen from scratches and smudges. The invisibleSHIELD for the iPad Air is available as a $29.99 basic model, a $34.99 smudge proof model and as a $34.99 HD model.

More iPad Air Cases Announced

Both Cygnett and Otterbox have unveiled their new cases for Apple's iPad Air. Cygnett has released a dual-view stand case for $50, a basic folio case for $40, a folding stand with different flexible viewing positions for $40, a dual-pyramid folding stand for $50, and an origami-inspired case for $60. And Otterbox is currently accepting pre-registration for their Defender Series iPad Air cases.

iPad Air Cases

Cygnett's Pardox Sleek is available in black, pink, yellow and light grey, and features a rubberised finish cover and microfiber inner to protect the screen from scratches.

The Paradox Texture is available in charcoal and blue, and features a soft textured finish that mimics cracked granite.

The Paradox Lux is available in black/purple and red/white, and can be folded into multiple viewing angles so you can easily read, play games or watch movies on your iPad Air.

How much does the iPad Air Weigh?

Apple's fifth-generation iPad is their lightest iPad ever only weighing in at 1 pound (469 g). The Wi-Fi + Cellular model weighs 1.05 pounds (478 g). Here are the dimensions for both iPad models:

iPad Air Dimensions

iPad Air Wi-Fi

Height: 9.4 inches (240 mm)
Width: 6.6 inches (169.5 mm)
Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
Weight: 1 pound (469 g)

iPad Air Cellular

Height: 9.4 inches (240 mm)
Width: 6.6 inches (169.5 mm)

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