Logitech is expanding its range of tablet cases with two new designs, the Logitech Hinge and the Logitech Big Bang, both available in June 2014 for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina display.

Marcus Fry, managing director at Logitech ANZ said that flexibility, versatility and protection were the main considerations in designing the new accessories.

“People expect their iPad to integrate into their daily activities — from playing your favourite games to checking emails on airplane trays or watching movies on the couch — but until now, accessories haven’t adjusted to the kind of flexibility that our busy lifestyles demand,” he said.

The Logitech Hinge
The Logitech Hinge in grey, RRP $69.95

The Hinge (RRP $69.95) certainly is flexible. Using the eponymous hinge, the iPad can be slid into any viewing angle within a 50 degree range. Users can position the device from 15 to 65 degrees and fix the screen at that angle. The case is also precision engineered with spill-resistant, wipe-clean materials to protect the iPad from accidental bumps, scratches and spills.

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Moshi’s VersaCover iPad (RRP $69.99) and iPad mini (RRP $64.99) cases also offer different viewing angles for the tablet using folds in the origami-inspired stand and cover. However the VersaCover holds the tablet in just three positions: a movie angle, a reading angle and a typing angle.

Moshi VersaCover
Moshi VersaCover
Logitech Big Bang case
Logitech Big Bang case for iPad Air, RRP $99.95

Logitech’s new Big Bang case packs impact protection into a thin, light folio design. It has been drop tested from 1.4 metres, protected by a shock-absorbent material that is also used in aerospace, automotive and sports industries. When the case is closed the screen is also protected from bumps, spills and scratches. The Big Bang will be available in mid-June for RRP $119 for the iPad Air and RRP $99.95 for the iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.

Frē  in black
Frē in black by Lifeproof

Lifeproof also has recently released tablet cases to protect against rough conditions but with a bulkier form factor than the Big Bang. The nüüd (RRP $129.95) and frē (RRP$109.95-$119.95) cases offer ‘four-proof protection’ from the elements for iPad mini with Retina display and the iPad Air  — that is, they are waterproof, drop proof, dirt proof and snow proof. The cases protect devices against submersion in up to 2 metres of water for up to two hours, enabling underwater photography, and drops from as high as 1.2 metres.

Kensington Comercio Me case
Kensington Comercio Me for iPad Air, RRP $39.95

Kensington also has new releases in the iPad accessory market, unveiling the Comercio Me for the iPad Air (RRP $39.95)  and Portafolio Me  case for the iPad mini (RRP $34.95) this month. The appeal of these cases is the ability to easily customise the accessory using your own photos and artwork. A little reminiscent of decorating your folder in high school, individual art can be displayed in the clearview window on the back of the case.

The iPad Air or iPad mini and artwork are protected with a micro-fibre lined screen cover and scratch-resistant back. The case design also incorporates SoundWavespeaker channels that improve audio quality by redirecting sound toward you.