The iPad Air Smart Case protects the back as well as the screen, while maintaining the thin and light design of iPad Air.
The Smart Case is made from beautiful, aniline-dyed leather. It also features a soft, color-matched microfiber lining that helps keep your display clean.
Wake on open. Sleep on close.
Open the Smart Case, and iPad Air magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad Air automatically goes to sleep.
FaceTime and movie stand.
The Smart Case folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-watching stand.
The Smart Case does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad Air into a comfortable typing position.
What's in the Box?
- iPad Air Smart Case
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Ratings & Reviews
Cover provides good protection, but isn't a great stand
The cover snugly encloses my iPad Air and provides a good seal between the front flap and the case the whole way around. As you'd The cover snugly encloses my iPad Air and provides a good seal between the front flap and the case the whole way around. As you'd expect, the cutouts line up perfectly and the automatic lock / unlock function also works well.
However, the smart case isn't a great iPad stand. The flap does not provide enough stability for tablet manipulation (typing, launching apps etc) when folded back on itself when standing in the upright, requiring a second hand to support it to prevent it from falling over. Also, in the slightly inclined mode, the strength of the magnet built into the case is insufficient to keep the cover folded back on itself, and as a result the case usually collapses in on itself. Even when it doesn't, the incline is only slightly more angled than horizontal anyway. …
- Written by Luke M from CAMPBELL
539 of 591 people found this useful
Really nice case...but...
Honestly, the quality of the case itself is great, but it has a design flaw. When the cover is closed, it doesn't lay flat. Beca Honestly, the quality of the case itself is great, but it has a design flaw. When the cover is closed, it doesn't lay flat. Because of the way the hinge material (between the case and cover) was designed to be sturdy, it holds the cover up about 1/16th of an inch. This, in turn, makes the cover not lay flat as the back pane of the cover (nearest the hints) is raised and the other two panels of the cover lay flat. It's significant enough that it's very noticeable when looking at it. …
- Written by Larry M from Loudon
469 of 533 people found this useful
Great look & feel, but maybe too soft as a stand
This case has a great feel. Nice, soft leather with an even softer interior to protect you iPad Air. Full coverage front and bac This case has a great feel. Nice, soft leather with an even softer interior to protect you iPad Air. Full coverage front and back so no worries about scratching your device. Thin and light so it complements the tablet. The only complaint I have is when the cover is folded and used as a stand, I have to position it just right otherwise the triangular "base" created by the cover collapses and the unit falls backwards. This seems to be because the cover is soft. Perhaps the polyurethane cases will work better since they appear more rigid. …
- Written by David R from Littleton
433 of 478 people found this useful
If you have Bose headphones the hole in the case for the headphone jack is too small so the case needs to be taken off to use the If you have Bose headphones the hole in the case for the headphone jack is too small so the case needs to be taken off to use the headphones each time other than that the product works great. …
- Written by Shawn B from Anaheim
Beautiful case, but terrible stand
The construction and overall design of this case are beautiful, as I would expect from Apple. The problem is that the cover does The construction and overall design of this case are beautiful, as I would expect from Apple. The problem is that the cover does not make a good stand. They made the cover out of three sections as opposed to the four sections that the iPad gen 4 smart cover was. Because it is three sections, it doesn't give a strong base to stand on and the cover folds into itself when trying to prop the iPad up. I returned it and will be getting a third party case. …
- Written by Brian M from Myrtle Beach
2 of 2 people found this useful
This Apple Smart Case is exactly what I was looking for. An attractive, well constructed cover for light protection of my iPad Air This Apple Smart Case is exactly what I was looking for. An attractive, well constructed cover for light protection of my iPad Air. It's perfect for protecting my Air at home or on periodic trips to the office. The fit and finish is superb. My oldest case was purchased as soon as they arrived on the market and is holding up beautifully. But then again, I don't put much demand on it. I have other Air cases and shells should I need heavier duty protection. All in all, I'm totally satisfied with my Apple Ipad Air Smart Case. I must be - I now have it in four different colors. …
- Written by robert R from ponte vedra beach
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What cases will fit the Apple iPad Air? Give me a brand name please.
- Asked by Donna K
- Dec 14, 2014
Other colors for I pad air in leather other than black, ie red?
- Asked by Richard H from Bridgewater
- Dec 7, 2014
Yes, Richard, there are quite few choices, including a tanned brown case, but I do not see the other Yes, Richard, there are quite few choices, including a tanned brown case, but I do not see the other options available in the Apple Store any longer.
I owned the brown leather case, but the flaw with it was that it quickly picked up the oils in my hands, and the colour of the case looked strange after about 6 months.
My recommendation is to stick with the black case as it does not show blemishes or wear very easily, unlike all the other options.
- Answered by Waleed Q from Kanata
- Dec 8, 2014
What's the best way to care for the leather case? Should the leather be cleaned or treated in some way?
- Asked by Anne T from Efland
- Dec 30, 2014
Does the iPad Air Smart Case fit the iPad Air 2?
- Asked by John F from Ladson
- Oct 28, 2014
The iPad Air has a different design and it has a different shape.
- Answered by Justin B from Red Wing
- Feb 7, 2015
How should the Ipad Air case be cleaned?
- Asked by Richard N from Mercer Island
- Nov 5, 2013
I tried rubbing very gently with a soft tee-shirt rag and plain water but was VERY unhappy with the I tried rubbing very gently with a soft tee-shirt rag and plain water but was VERY unhappy with the result. Some of the microfiber came right off so I stopped. I'm thinking nothing will clean it w/o ruining the cover. It's a BIG disappointment for the price paid! …
- Answered by Dorine S from Dracula
- Apr 5, 2014