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
New design not so good
I am disappointed with the new official iPad Air cover, as the 3-segment design does not "hold together" as well as the 4-segment I am disappointed with the new official iPad Air cover, as the 3-segment design does not "hold together" as well as the 4-segment lid for the older iPads did. This is especially a problem when using the iPad landscape with the cover folded at the top, to push the iPad forward when used on the knees. In these circumstances, the simple triangle "falls apart" and collapses. It is fine when used as a stand, of course. I think I shall have to look for an alternative, reluctantly. …
- Written by D M P from Wednesbury
70 of 78 people found this useful
Have to agree with the previous review I am really disappointed with the new style of cover, to the point I am tempted to switch b Have to agree with the previous review I am really disappointed with the new style of cover, to the point I am tempted to switch back to my old ipad. (So glad it's not just me!!) The magnets simply don't hold it together like the previous version which had the extra flap fold over for stability. This is a nightmare when typing as it falls apart, as well as when I hold it playing games (the triangle in the other was ideal to help grip if you were playing racing games!) i also find the triangle the wrong way around so it falls flat due to lack of stability (basic physics Apple?) Interestingly if you flip it around (ie so the rubber part would touch the screen) because the triangle base holds underneath the pad, it's more stable. Sad face. …
- Written by Adam T from Halesowen
43 of 48 people found this useful
Not very stable
Good for keeping the screen protected but in film mode I have had it collapse flat and more worryingly when I tried to increase th Good for keeping the screen protected but in film mode I have had it collapse flat and more worryingly when I tried to increase the volume using the buttons on the edge, the magnets detached leaving the cover on the kitchen work top and the iPad heading floor ward, luckily I deflected the iPad with my foot and it went skidding across the floor! No damage done ! But I certainly have lost trust in the cover ! …
- Written by Richard P from Leeds
43 of 49 people found this useful
Other reviews are inaccurate.
If you're one of the skeptical people wondering whether the new smart cover is actually any good, rest assured! Many of the other If you're one of the skeptical people wondering whether the new smart cover is actually any good, rest assured! Many of the other reviews severely underrate the Smart Cover saying that it won't hold properly on their screen or the magnets are too weak. Some even say that the 3 fold design is worse but in terms of stability, the old design has the same stability as this new one.
I was the owner of the original iPad 2 Smart Cover and this new version is far superior in every way. The hinge is made from polyurethane now meaning that it won't scratch the aluminium back, the magnets are much stronger and the material is softer.
Is it worth the money? Yes - because it works beautifully and the build quality is superb. Others may argue that the cover does not feel worth the price but I disagree; as there are third party cases which look good but functionally aren't as good as the Smart Cover. …
- Written by Filippo S from GUILDFORD
3 of 4 people found this useful
Not nearly as good as the one I have for my iPad 3 and not available in leather,
- Written by Christian T from Storvorde
2 of 4 people found this useful
Ignore other reviews
I have had this red ipad air cover for around 5 days and it's great, strong magnets, no tear yet. The other reviews are nothing to I have had this red ipad air cover for around 5 days and it's great, strong magnets, no tear yet. The other reviews are nothing to go by, trust me this is a great cover and finishes of the ipad perfectly. …
- Written by Dillan D from Bingham
4 of 5 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 doesn't have a back. It just covers the front.
- Answered by Aliya C from Lynn
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
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