ZeroChroma VarioSC for iPad Air
Improved from the award-winning iPad mini version, ZeroChroma's new VarioSC for iPad Air ($50, previously Vario-SC) is the latest and greatest generation of a case we've enjoyed using for years. Made predominantly from TPU-style soft black plastic, the new VarioSC is impressively svelte on the Air, now featuring top and side button protection along with all the expected holes for ports, microphones, speakers, and the rear camera. Also enhanced is the integrated rear kickstand -- a killer feature for iPad users -- which is now the company's new Flux Stand, offering the same rotation and angle versatility found in earlier Vario-SC models but with what ZeroChroma says is improved long-term reliability. All that's missing is protection on one long side of the iPad Air, a deliberate omission to ensure Smart Cover compatibility.