• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case........while it lasts

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    I have had this case for about a year and during that time it has been very effective at caring for my iPad.

    However, I have noticed that the edges can end up pressing into your finger skin if you are holding the iPad for some time; this has lead to some new callouses for me!

    Not withstanding that, the biggest failing for me is that the edges have now failed i.e. begun to come apart at the seams. It is for this reason that I only give this item 3 stars

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hasn't lasted.

    • Written by from Gunnislake

    When the Smart Case arrived, I was keen to replace the case I'd originally bought to protect my new iPad3. I purchased it from an Apple reseller (we didn't have an Apple store nearby at the time), and to be honest I did so primarily because I felt a bit guilty that they opened a box off the shelf for me to take a look. Whilst I liked it, I felt £39 was a bit steep, but it's done it did its job and has kept my pride & joy safe. For a while at least...

    Having had the case around 9 months, the seam joining top and bottom started to separate down near the 30-pin connector. This fairly quickly spread along the bottom edge, and then eventually around one side, meaning the iPad could quite easily slide down out of the bottom of the case when being held in portrait mode, or even pop out of the case depending on how it was picked-up/put down. Although I've repaired it a couple of times, I will have to replace it very soon.

    This hasn't been a one-off either. I bought my daughter an iPad last Christmas, along with a Smart Case, and it too started to split not too long after mine, in April. This time the degradation was much quicker, and she started (and is still) using my original third party case from mid-June.

    Make it cheaper - say £20 - and I'd happily buy another, but at £39, I expect far better quality. Sorry!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but..

    • Written by from Rugeley

    It doesn't fit my iPad 2! Not a snug fit at all, its too wide. I sent mine back and have ordered new smart covers instead of cases. Really disappointed as I love the look.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Protects iPad - But uncomfortable for gaming

    • Written by from Burbage

    Quite disappointed with this, I've still given it 3 stars, as it does protect the iPad well. Unfortunately I like to play games, especially racing games and the sharp protruding edges are too annoying whilst playing.

    I love the soft grippy feel of the case and it's not bulky at all, so why the horrid sticky out edges Apple??

    Thankfully Apples returns policy means I can send it back and I'll try another style of case. Love my iPad 4 though :)

    30 of 38 people found this useful