Skech’s Base ($45) is a folio-style case for iPad Air 2. Base is a hard plastic shell surrounded by a soft waxed fabric cover, and soft microfiber lines the inside of the case. Like many folio cases for iPad, Base uses the cover as a stand, enabling multiple viewing angles. But instead of using magnets or notches, Base has a thin Velcro strip attached to the side of its shell, which is used to stand up the iPad. The case comes in three different colors: blue, pink, and black.

Base has a similar design to Speck’s StyleFolio, though that case was designed to fit both iPad Air models, and Base is only made to fit iPad Air 2. We also prefer Base’s Velcro to StyleFolio’s notches. Base is a bit thick for an iPad Air 2 case, but as we’ve seen since the device was released, that’s been pretty typical, especially with folio cases. The price is also quite reasonable. Users looking for an attractive folio-style case would be well served to give Base a look.

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Company and Price

Company: Skech

Model: Base

Price: $45

Compatible: iPad Air 2