As well as getting my hands on the iPad Air, I got hold of a new iPad Air Smart Case. At $79/£65 they’re far from being cheap, but the quality – on first looks – is superb. Apple’s Smart Case is very similar in make-up to the new iPhone 5s cases. The outside is covered with a fine grade leather. Inside is coated with a soft microfiber lining, with the case given its shape by a thin plastic shell holding it all together. Apple’s latest Smart Case is superbly designed to fit the iPad Air precisely. All cutouts are perfectly placed, and the case fits very snugly around the body of the tablet. I’ll have a full review at a later date, but first impressions are very good. Only the price needs addressing as far as I’m concerned.