Cases, keyboards and screen protectors are ready for 2024 iPad Pro and iPad Air


ESR Rebound Magnetic Keyboard Case 360
Apple isn't the only option for a cool iPad Pro or iPad Air keyboard case. Like this one from ESR.
Image: ESR

Apple unveiled the 2024 iPad Pro and iPad Air on Tuesday, and third-party accessory-makers were prepared. Logitech, Otterbox, Zagg, Pitaka and ESR have all already unveiled peripherals for the new tablets.

There are keyboard cases, cases, screen protectors ands more.

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2024 iPad redesigns mean new accessories

The 13-inch version of the M4 iPad Pro is advertised as “the thinnest Apple product ever,” and the new design means many accessories made for older versions no longer fit.

Apple Pencil 2 isn’t compatible with the new tablets — they need Apple Pencil Pro. And the design change also require a new version of the Apple Magic Keyboard.

But the iPad-maker isn’t the only one who offers accessories for the 2024 iPad Pro and iPad Air. Other companies have their own offerings. Not all of these are available yet, but the tablets themselves won’t launch until May 15.

Logitech keyboard case

Logitech Combo Touch keyboard case for 2024 iPad Pro and iPad Air
Logitech offers an alternative to Apple Magic Keyboard.
Photo: Logitech

Logitech quickly unveiled versions of its Combo Touch keyboard case for the redesigned Air and Pro. Unlike the Magic Keyboard, Logitech’s includes a protective case that stays on the computer even when the keyboard gets left behind to save on weight.

“Whether you’re typing, sketching, viewing, or reading, Combo Touch adapts to your needs effortlessly,” said Logitech.

These are premium products and priced to match. The version for the 13-inch iPad Pro is $259.99 while the one for the 11-inch model is $229.99. As the 2024 iPad Air, Logitech’s keyboard case for the 13-inch model is $229.99 while the 11-inch one is $199.99.

Buy it from: Logitech

OtterBox cases and more

OtterBox Statement Studio for iPad Pro
“Statement Series Studio provides protection and versatility both on and off the job,” promises OtterBox.
Photo: OtterBox

OtterBox is known for very protective cases, and it introduced a new line for the latest iPads: Statement Series Studio. It includes an adjustable stand and removable front flap, but was still designed to add minimal bulk.

“Statement Series Studio for the new Apple iPad Pro and iPad Air devices is one of our most technically complex cases ever,” said OtterBox CEO JC Richardson.

It’s $99.95 in blue or grey, and currently an Apple Store exclusive.

Buy from: Apple

In addition, OtterBox plans to offer the Symmetry Series Folio ($89.95) and Defender Series ($129.95) case and screen protection ($39.95 – $49.95) for the new iPad Pro and iPad Air devices.

Zagg cases and screen protectors

Zagg was ready for the launch of the 2024 iPad Pro and iPad Air with multiple accessories.

Its has two cases available. Crystal Palace ($49.99-$59.99) shows off the tablet while providing up to 6.5 feet (2m) of drop protection. And Denali ($59.99-$69.99) provides the same drop protection while adding a snap-on screen protector, stand, attachment points for a strap and more.

Buy from: Zagg

Zagg also has screen protectors for Apple’s latest. Glass XTR3 ($69.99-$79.99) is up to 10X stronger than traditional glass screen protection. Glass Elite ($49.99-$59.99) has been tested to be up to 5x stronger, and it hides fingerprints. Fusion Canvas ($49.99) is textured to make using the iPad feel like drawing or writing on paper.

Buy from: Zagg

Pitaka case

Pitaka is bring its MagEZ Folio 2 case to the fresh versions of iPad Pro and iPad Air. It can be configured to hold the tablet at a variety of angles, in both portrait and landscape modes. Plus there’s a strap to hold Apple Pencil Pro in place.

The version in blue, black or white for Apple’s 11-inch tablets is $49.99, while the 12.9-inch version is $59.99.

Buy it from: Pitaka or Amazon

ESR keyboard case, case and screen protectors

ESR Rebound Magnetic Keyboard Case 360
ESR’s Rebound Magnetic Keyboard Case 360 offers features Apple Magic Keyboard doesn’t.
Image: ESR

Accessory-maker ESR jumped the gun a bit and unveiled cases for the 2024 iPad Pro and iPad Air weeks before Apple’s announcement.

Rebound Magnetic Keyboard Case 360 is a Bluetooth keyboard with a cantilevered design similar to Apple’s Magic Case. But this third-party option includes a detachable case and multiple viewing positions. It’s also far less expensive at $119.99.

Buy it from: Amazon

The Shift Magnetic Case ($55.99) can support the iPad well above a desk, plus there are other configurations — both portrait and landscape. And it features an Apple Pencil holder. It comes in black, brown, blue, purple and red colors.

Buy it from: Amazon

In addition, there is ESR’s Paper-Feel Magnetic Screen Protector ($17.99), while its Armorite Screen Protector ($21.99) is made of tempered glass and can resist up to 110 lb of force.


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