Thin, minimal design.
The lightweight, durable Smart Cover has been completely redesigned for the all-new design of iPad Air. It protects your iPad Air screen without covering up its durable aluminium back. So your iPad still looks and feels like an iPad — just with a little extra protection.
The Smart Cover is made of polyurethane and comes in six great colours. It also features a soft, colour-matched microfibre lining that helps keep your display clean.
A hinge magnetically aligns the Smart Cover with iPad Air for a perfect fit, while magnets inside help it stay put.
The Smart Cover does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad Air into a comfortable writing position.
Wake on open. Sleep on close.
Open the Smart Cover, and iPad Air magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad Air automatically goes to sleep.
FaceTime and film stand.
The Smart Cover folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and film-watching stand.
What's in the Box?
- iPad Air Smart Cover
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Ratings & Reviews
blue iPad air smart cover
just as good as iPad 2 one nicer brighter colour works well and love that the metal hinge has gone since it sratched up my iPad 2. just as good as iPad 2 one nicer brighter colour works well and love that the metal hinge has gone since it sratched up my iPad 2. reason for not 5 star is the price £35 would be happier at £25 thats what its worth but should still purchase. …
- Written by Liam A from WAKEFIELD
24 of 24 people found this useful
Not happy with the new design
Bought a cover for my new iPad air, very disappointing that Apple has slightly tweaked the design. The metal bar connection has n Bought a cover for my new iPad air, very disappointing that Apple has slightly tweaked the design. The metal bar connection has now gone and been replaced with a fully covered 'side bar'.
I found that the cover has a bit of 'slide' when closed over the face of the ipad. The old design wouldn't budge but now the cover moves slightly and allows room for the screen to be scratched. …
- Written by Jordan S from Beckenham
20 of 25 people found this useful
A bit flimsy
Took a week to arrive through the post.
Looks and feels a bit flimsy; doesn't feel like £35 worth of kit.
Keeps the screen Took a week to arrive through the post.
Looks and feels a bit flimsy; doesn't feel like £35 worth of kit.
Keeps the screen clean and free of scratches, but when used as a stand it isn't strong enough to withstand you pressing the home button - need to put a hand behind it to steady it.
Magnet is strong enough to hold it in place over the screen, but not strong enough to hold it to the back when holding it; constantly find myself having to either hold the cover to the back, or just take it off. …
- Written by William D from Sheffield
17 of 21 people found this useful
I had a leather case that covered the whole ipad. But with an iPad Air you need to show off it's beauty. This cover does that and I had a leather case that covered the whole ipad. But with an iPad Air you need to show off it's beauty. This cover does that and protects the screen. Good buy and looks great with a white ipad. Granted I have to be more careful with my iPad Air but after all it cost over £400 so I should be careful with it. If you want to show off the elegance of the iPad Air then I would buy this. …
- Written by Myles P from Manchester
Waste of money
Seriously cannot understand how people like this case. The magnet is as useful as a k flavoured lollipop. I only have to touch to Seriously cannot understand how people like this case. The magnet is as useful as a k flavoured lollipop. I only have to touch to hard and it falls off. Next time I'm near an apple store I'm gonna see if it's defective. I expected more for 35 quid …
- Written by Nicky C from kings lynn
Not sure what everyone is on about
I was considering a Smart Cover since getting an iPad Air for Christmas. After having read the reviews on here, I wasn't so sure, I was considering a Smart Cover since getting an iPad Air for Christmas. After having read the reviews on here, I wasn't so sure, but once I had watched some video reviews from YouTube I was convinced it was the way to go.
The magnet attaching to the iPad is very strong, and the three sided triangle formed when flipped over is pretty stable, I've only had it collapse on me once, but other times I've been able to jab the iPad pretty hard without it doing so.
The polyurethane cover feels quite nice - better quality than some reviews here will have you believe - and the micropore inside keeps your iPad looking shiny and clean.
I was initially going to go for the red cover, but it seemed a little too bright in person, if it had been the same as the leather that would have been my choice, but the blue is a nice subtle shade that is pleasing to the eye!
Overall, if you're in doubt I would go for it. It is maybe in the pricey side at £35, but it feels well engineered (as expected from Apple) and that it will last a decent amount of time.
Overall, don't believe all the negative reviews you read, those that are unhappy will generally be the first to shout about it! Hope this helps to bring some balance, and help your decision in making a purchase! …
- Written by Antonio D from LONDON
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the cover have a back to it?
- Asked by Cathy H from Conyers
No. The Smart Cover covers just the screen. The Smart Case covers the screen and the back. They ar No. The Smart Cover covers just the screen. The Smart Case covers the screen and the back. They are different products, both made by Apple, both somewhat similar in function and appearance. …
- Answered by John I from Berryville
Can my iPad receive FM radio frequency 98.5Mhz to receive an english interpretation over Seoul Korean radio frequencies?
- Asked by Raul P from South Gate
No. The iPad does not have an FM receiver built-in. The iPod Nano has a built-in FM radio. But th No. The iPad does not have an FM receiver built-in. The iPod Nano has a built-in FM radio. But there a tons of Apps available for your iPad. The Seoul translation station you are looking for may have an app that you can download. Check the App Store. …
- Answered by Russell J from San Francisco
Can this cover be used with iPad 3 or retina display ?
- Asked by Natalia P from Miami
no only iPad air, other cases are available in the case and bag section on the iPad tab
- Answered by Cameron S
Does this cover work for an IPad 2?
- Asked by W B from Salisbury
- Answered by Sharon M from Antigonish
Can the cover function as a vertical stand for book reading?
- Asked by Ken W from New Paltz
No, but you can get the Zero Chroma BACK cover (which works with or without a Smart Cover, and you c No, but you can get the Zero Chroma BACK cover (which works with or without a Smart Cover, and you can stand it up in either direction. There are other full covers that allow you to rotate to a vertical stand (which I need for reading pdfs) but they are much thicker and cheaper looking. …
- Answered by Marjorie W from Austin
Does the cover work if you have a keyboard attached to the air?
- Asked by Jane F from Monroe
It all depends what kind of keyboard you will use. If it is completely separate to the ipad (doesn't It all depends what kind of keyboard you will use. If it is completely separate to the ipad (doesn't dock the ipad) then it will be fine. However it does dock the iPad then it may be a problem, however these cases are easy to remove because they are just held on by magnets. You could take off the case to use your keyboard and them re-attach when finished. …
- Answered by Tom C