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iPad Air Skins

The perfect protection option for the original, first generation iPad Air.

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$15.99

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About Our Matte Screen Film

Matte film provides low shine with a unique look that nearly eliminates smudges and screen glare. The trade off, however, is a reduction of the sharpness of the screen. See our blog post on Matte vs. Glossy Screen Protectors for more details.

Details

Details

The perfect protection option for the super thin iPad Air.  Our new matte film is a great match for the satin finish of the aluminum back.

Please note this Skin is not compatible with the new iPad Air 2.  Click here for the new iPad Air 2 Skin.

Screen Film:

    • Glossy - The original crystal clear scratch protection for your screen.
    • Matte - Dramatically cuts screen glare and smudges.

Please note some screen clarity is sacrificed with matte screen film.  See our blog post on Matte vs Glossy Screen Protection.

Body Film:

    • Glossy - Provides great invisible protection and pairs well with shiny devices.
    • Matte - A stealthy look that goes perfectly with matte finish devices and can also amazingly change the look of a polished device.

Watch our application video to see how easy it is to apply our Skins. If you have any questions, just send us an email.

 

8mil (0.2 mm) urethane film protects your device from scratches, dings and dents.

Patented aerospace grade film originally created to protect military aircraft in harsh, sandy environments

High performance top coating provides a smooth, glossy finish and prevent discoloration.

Advanced technology adhesive actually conceals most existing scratches giving your screen new life.

Precision design consistently provides superior fit and protection and ease of application.

Semi-permanent adhesive film will protect your device for a long time and never leaves a sticky mess behind when you remove it.

Safe and unique wet application achieves the clearest, bubble free finish.

Protects without adding bulk and can be used in combination with many other cases and pouches as a final line of defense.

Touchscreen use is uninhibited and all ports, buttons and battery doors remain accessible.

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Highly recommendedReview by em
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Nothing but praise for this skin. The fit and feel are excellent. Application requires a bit of patience but results are worth it.
I have no reservations using any of these skins on any product. (Posted on 3/7/16)
Best Skin EverReview by Xavier
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This is easily the best skin I have ever tried.
Fits perfectly, easy to apply if you follow the instructions correctly and no air bubbles at all. (Posted on 11/3/15)
Excellent product and serviceReview by Brian
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These guys are the best. The service is second to none, and the products are superb.
I can't recommend them highly enough ! (Posted on 4/16/15)
PerfectionReview by George Popa
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Perfect,perfect,perfect!!!! (Posted on 3/23/15)
Beautiful and Easier than ExpectedReview by Trevor
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I have never really worked with skins before, partly because it looked like it was going to be a pain. I honestly had no problem with putting this on. I ended up not having a spray bottle so I tried the alternate way, dipping the skin into a tray of soapy water. It was super easy to put on and line up. After letting it dry for a bit, I spent about 15 minutes setting down the edges. You have to be patient but it's worth it. Other skins don't do a great job of covering the corners but this skin is nearly perfect. I'd recommend it a 100%.

I am extremely happy with this skin and how my iPad turned out. I originally had a case but was tired at how heavy and clunky it was and having the camera covered up. This full body skin has given me the protection I need and it works perfectly with Apple's iPad SmartCase Cover which I use to be able to stand it up. I have a white cover with my white iPad and I must say - it turned out looking pretty slick. (Posted on 3/12/15)
Love these skinsReview by Shirley
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This is the second set of skins for my iPad air because with the first set the back started peeling off on the ends. This turned out to be a problem with how I applied it. My new set have no shown any problems and my iPad Air looks spiffy!

When applying - especially for the back - take lots of time to see that everything is in place. Leave it alone for AT LEAST 12 hours - I did closer to 18 hours. During that time, you should check it to see that the edges are firmly attached and apply pressure if needed. (Posted on 3/6/15)
Excellent ProductReview by JM
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This skin works perfectly for my iPad Air. It fits very precisely and is virtually unrecognizable protection. I would definitely recommend this product. (Posted on 2/16/15)
InvaluableReview by Pete
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As usual, can't live wihout it (Posted on 1/19/15)
Perfect fitReview by Dave
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Fits perfectly and retains the slimness of the iPad. Was relatively easily to install....once I figured out that there was a peel off protective film, would have been nice if there was a label or something similar to that found on screen protectors. (Posted on 1/11/15)
Excellent valueReview by Bobby
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I have been a BSE customer ever since i heard of it. I used to buy Zagg before but their prices are unreasonable. BSE is great value and their international shipping charges are reasonable.
Last purchase was a glossy front and back for my new iPad Air. Since I am not new at this I have got pretty good at sticking them although I can see how this may not be everyones cup of tea. Most people will have trouble getting the corners right. My advice is to take your time with it. Don't try to get the front and back together one after the other. Do the front back first, let it dry completely (leave it over night) and then do the front. Regarding the bubbles, don't waste your time getting all the tiny bubbles out.. they come out on their own in couple of days. (Posted on 11/30/14)
Screen protector is amazing!Review by Jeff
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The iPad Air screen protector is perfect and if applied correctly doesn't even look like it's there!

The matte back protector is an improvement over previous back protectors (ie. the iPad 4 and 3) but still very hard to apply perfectly on the curved edges. You can get it pretty good with a lot of work, and I love that it protects the delicate aluminum from scratches, but the back protector is much harder to get perfect than the front since the back also wraps around the sides. (Posted on 11/2/14)
Would recommend back skinReview by Slam
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The back skin in matte is exactly what I wanted. Nice texture. Somewhat difficult to apply due to all the small extensions to cover the corners. Well worth it though once installed. Would highly recommend!

I find the front skin (glossy) a little bit too grippy for my taste and it make sit hard to swipe across the screen. Good for now, but probably won't reapply after it becomes scratched/peels off completely. (Posted on 9/26/14)
Beautiful protectionReview by Bobby
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I have to say I'm just not at all skilled at getting these kinds of things to adhere properly. Had the same problem with my iPhone screen cover. If it requires water and smoothing out bubbles, it's pretty much guaranteed I won't get it right -- and I didn't. The part of the back where there are no bubbles is gorgeous. Smooth, shiny and grippy. Much easier to hold on to now. One of the other reviewers is correct that some of the errors will correct themselves in a few days time, but I wound up with some shadowy streaks anyway. Interestingly enough, I had no problem with the corners. Just couldn't get the water/air bubbles all eradicated. I still think it's a great product. Just wish I were better at deploying it. (Posted on 9/11/14)
overall product thoughtsReview by Cynthia
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I followed their instructions: dump some teaspoon of gentle soap in a large bowl of water, then wet (pre-washed) hands and ipad surface with the solution and began. Application takes a while. I took my time since it was my first time doing this and got it perfectly aligned within 30 minutes (I used the front camera hole and the home button as the marker). The skin will stretch to fit the entire ipad screen! There's gonna be those annoying bubbles left on the front screen but guess what it all magically goes away after 3 days!! The corners on the back are annoying they don't want to stick but I suggest you hold it for 2 mins and afterwards put some objects to keep it squish against the ipad and also don't use your ipad afterwards!! Leave it alone for a day! I had these since the ipad air first came out and it's turning slight yellow for the front screen and the back are peeling off at the edges and corners. I really like it though screen lasted for a good year or so. This lets me use my ipad without a cover and at the same time protects it from scratches. Keep in mind I tried using a stylus with the front screen applied to draw and it doesn't work well :\ (Posted on 8/18/14)
Good productReview by iPad Air Owner
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Very good product. Covers almost everything on my iPad Air and the Matte finish keeps the look of the backside while the glossy finsh is best used for the frontside. Could be a bit cheaper though (Posted on 8/13/14)
GreatReview by Jo
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BSE makes the best skins. If you are the type of person looking for a skin, you probably have the patience to apply this skin properly. It may take you half an hour or 45 minutes, but if you want perfect results on those corners you need to work for it.

Normally the cuts are perfect and include everything, I think they may have accidentally missed the microscopic microphone holes on the screen by the camera lense. I have not had any issues from this, but i have yet to try a video call that may require that particular front facing microphone. (Posted on 6/18/14)
Perfect solution and protection for my iPad Air Review by Guppie
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Recieved my BSE Matte for the back an Glossy for the screen today. I ordered it from the Netherlands and it only took a week to get here. Faster than I had expected. After reading the instructions thoroughly and watching some vids on YouTube, I applied it with no problem whatsoever. Actually done within 10 minutes. You have to press the edges about 30 seconds for it to stick but other than that, it was a piece of cake. So happy that the back of my iPad is now protected from scratches. I haven't applied the glossy screen cover yet as I already have one on the Air, but I'm sure the application will be just as easy. I truly recommend Bestskinever!!

Just a side note: Would be great if you have skins for the Zaggkeys Cover for the iPad Air as well.

Thanks for the wonderful service an product! (Posted on 6/5/14)
great skin, awesome customer serviceReview by skinny
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read the instruction and take your time. my iPad air looks great with clear screen & matte body. very satisfied. (Posted on 5/14/14)
Great cover for rear of iPad AirReview by J471NDR
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I purchased the 'matte' rear protector for the iPad Air.
Although a little fiddly to put on (the corners), once completed it looks great. Retains the look of the iPad with added scratch protection. Appropriate cut-outs for all ports and buttons.

Delivered to the UK at a faster pace than I thought it would have been (around 5 working days if I remember correctly)

TIP: I found pressing the corners down for a minute or two helped 'seal' them better to the surface of the device. (Posted on 4/24/14)
Best skins everReview by Mac
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Like the name implies ...i love these things ... I have been using them since the first iPhone and they have preformed awesome... When you take the skins off to trade in the device it still will look like it is brand new out of the box... (Posted on 4/15/14)
Matte wasn't for me but SERVICE was!Review by Gino Greco
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I got the matte finish for my iPad Air (been a BSE customer for a LONG time). Loved the the elimination of the glare, but the screen quality decreased too dramatically for me. My eyes aren't great and it gave me a bit of a headache. But they TOTALLY took care of me with their guarantee and I got the regular as replacement for the matte. BSE has THE BEST customer service, thanks guys!! (Posted on 3/23/14)
Great SkinReview by Johanson
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The skin does what it promises. It seems to be the skin that best sticks to the corners even when I've got some application flaws.
The quality seems very good, although maybe a bit expensive for what it is actually.
Very good product overall. (Posted on 3/13/14)
Outstanding product, a little priceyReview by Bildo
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Third time I have used there product, works as promised, including how it comes off. I had the skin on the back of my iPad 2 for a couple of years, pealed it off and it was like new. Traded it in to best buy and they rated it excellent! (Posted on 3/9/14)
Good quality as always!Review by Shay
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I've been a BSE customer for 3 years now, and no matter which product I was trying to protect - iPod, iPhone, Galaxy S3 and my new iPad Air, you guys always seem to deliver!

Shipping is fast, quality is superb and beats any other cover on the market, and your customer service and approach is very fun and communicative.

Keep it up guys! (Posted on 2/25/14)
BestSkinsEver is well-namedReview by Nic
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I've used BSE for every (mobile) Apple device I have owned since the iPhone 3G, including the iPhone 4, 4S, iPad2, iPad 3rd-gen, iPhone 5S, my ladyfriend's iPod Touch and iPad Mini, and now on my iPad Air. I will always use BSE as long as they keep cranking out the high quality, low-priced skins.

For this iPadAir skin specifically: it's perfect. And the matte finish is great. I'll use that for all my skins from now on. All skins wear over time, but the matte finish doesn't appear as dirty and "oily" as the shiny finish; to me it is a better visual representative of the actual device finish.

Because BSE is such good value for it's price, and because all skins (yes, even the expensive ones, I've tried them ... once) wear and gather dirt around the edges over time, I always buy in packs of two to have a spare one on hand.

Application: it is imperative to apply the skin in a clean, dust-free environment, and to do so with great patience. The instructions are very clear on allowing the skin to "cure" -- certainly overnight. When I take care in applying a skin, it is fantastic. (Posted on 2/6/14)
Just what I needed!Review by Luke
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I bought the gloss front and matte back. I am really happy with being able to use my iPad Air without worrying about scratches. I enjoy using the iPad without having a bulky case. The matte works well for the back. I found the corners were somewhat difficult to stick when wet, but one needs to keep pressing and holding the corners and once it dries, it sticks perfectly. The gloss front needs a wipe now and then to remove oil from fingerprints, but overall the Retina screen quality is not compromised. I found the pieces were well cut and fitted perfectly.

With my iPad Air all wrapped up, it is so much more grippier and I can hold it and not worry about it slipping from my hand.

Shipping takes a little longer to get to Canada, but not too long. The product was packed carefully in a sturdy envelope with "do not fold" instruction. I've bought skins for several of my portable electronics devices, and it has become a ritual to keep coming back to Bestskinsever. (Posted on 1/29/14)
Had an issue, was resolved beyond my expectations Review by dbk1ng
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Purchased a skin for my iPad air & had a corner that would not lay down no matter what I did.
I emailed BSE with photos of the problems & no questions asked
shipped a replacement skin with the expedited shipping method
I used to purchase the original skin!

As long as keep purchasing new electronics i will always come back (Posted on 1/25/14)
Nice productReview by Katie
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I bought the screen skin, I've only used it for a couple of days, so not sure about its resistance to scratches yet, but it's very transparent and really feels like it's not there. Like the fact that it's air permeable so really don't need to worry about air bubbles, they clear up within a day. (Posted on 1/15/14)
Excellant ProductReview by Russ
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This is a nice product at a lower price than the competition. I use only the back screen for my iPad Air and I like the feel of it a lot. (Posted on 1/13/14)
Almost perfectReview by Daniel
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These are not the cheapest skins out there, but that's not what these are about.

Price and value are two very different things. These skins look and work brilliantly and are worth every cent - including postage to Australia.

Watch the video and follow the advice before applying. It is not hard to do, but there are some good tips in the video to ensure a great fit.

Now it may look a bit odd at first as the skin settles in - but the video tells you to relax, so relax. You's see a marked difference in an hour or so...

This is now my go to place for skins for all my mobile devices moving forward... (Posted on 1/5/14)
Best Skins Indeed Review by Cowabunga
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Probably one of the first skins I've ever tried. Ordered a matte-back finish for the iPad air! Looks great and has that lovely professional sleek look. Pretty simple installation and excellent quality. Awesome! (Posted on 1/2/14)
Excellent protection for the ipad airReview by jsdtx
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Needed a product to protect the back of my ipad air. Great product, delivered quickly. It is easy to apply and take off if needed. My favorite skin protector for apple products. If you want to resell your apple products 2-3 years and get top value, this is the skin. (Posted on 12/23/13)
The best aroundReview by Adrian
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These skins are so good that I'm ready to wait 10 days to get them in Europe. The rear matte finish is really invisible and give an incredible feeling to your device.
I've been using these skins for years now and I'm always impressed by the excellent ratio price/quality! (Posted on 12/18/13)
Excellent ProductReview by kkfgeo
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The skins fit perfectly and protects the investment well. On top of that, the company's customer service is impeccable! (Posted on 12/17/13)
Thumbs upReview by Clarence
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Skins arrived in timely fashion and packaged properly.

The rear skins worked as anticipated. However would personally avoid the front screen protectors going forward as there are better options available.

Will return again when we purchase our next phone/tablet. Highly recommend the rear skins! (Posted on 12/10/13)
Best in the market!Review by Kenneth
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I've tried many different rear skins with my iPads in the past, but the clear matte skin by BestSkinsEver is the best around. The feel is so good that it's hard to believe I have a skin on the iPad, unlike the plasticky feel of other clear skins. I've been so impressed that I just bought another one as backup. (Posted on 12/3/13)
Best in the market!Review by Ken
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I've tried many rear skins for my iPads in the past, but nothing comes close to the clear matte skin for iPad Air. The feel is so good, like I've nothing on the iPad itself, unlike the plasticky feel with other skins. I have been so impressed that I bought another set as backup. (Posted on 12/3/13)
good value, die cutting has taken a hit recentlyReview by plympton
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I've been using BSE for years, and have a few bulk sheets for cameras and other gizmos that come into my life. As always, durability is awesome. The 4-stars is because BSE is a bit more $ than some other brands, and the die cutting has taken a hit in the last year or so - it used to be perfectly cut, and now you have to snap it out leaving artifacts.

The rest of this review is for people considering the Matte option for the screen.

TL;DR: If you always look at your device head-on, and don't mind a little "swoosh-swish" when you drag, Matte is a good option. Otherwise, stick with tried-and-true Glossy - the current iteration of it is pretty darn good.

For the Air, I tried the Matte finish (which they say will impair visibility up front). I put a Matte screen on my 5s, and actually like it (I have an Matte IPS monitor on my desk). There's a little clarity reduction, but I liked the smoother, non-tacky feel of the screen. It was a good decision.

On the air, it's.. different. The Air is.. ."hollow"? by design, and it amplifies taps compared to the iPad 4. Combined with the Matte protector you get a "swoosh-swish" as you swipe you finger across the screen - that's a bit distracting. Also, off-angle viewing is far more impaired compared to the glossy version. This isn't an issue on a phone because you're almost always looking at it head-on. Looking at the Air head-on, it's as good as a monitor with an Anti-Glare screen.

Support reply: Thanks for the honest feedback on the cuts. We'll take a look to see where there are areas to improve. (Posted on 12/3/13)
Amazing quality, great price!Review by Rick
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Bought the glossy front and matte back for my iPad Air Wifi only model. Easy to order and quick delivery to Sweden.

The skins are 99,9% perfectly cut and fits the device very well. A bit of a hassle to apply, but so are all wet-applies, I knew that.

Result is super-slick, i love the matte finish on the back and I don't have to worry about scuffing or scratching my Air.

Great product! Much better than competitors products which I've also tried before! Well done BestSkinsEver! (Posted on 11/30/13)
The best protectors. Period. Review by Ryan
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These protectors are the best money can buy. They have a thick, rubbery feel to them. Because of this, they don't scratch like the typical protector. They are fantastic. I have them on all of my apple devices and will always have them. (Posted on 11/29/13)
Awesome iPad Air protectionReview by Jay
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I got the best skins ever for my new iPad Air. I have never installed one of these before so I watched the videos carefully. Installation was simple. I've been using it for a few weeks and I am very impressed. The corners stay on perfectly and it looks great. (Posted on 11/26/13)

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