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
Just an OK Case
When I picked up my iPad Air on 11/1, I didn't want to take it home without a case, so I bought one of the new cases designed to c When I picked up my iPad Air on 11/1, I didn't want to take it home without a case, so I bought one of the new cases designed to cover both sides of the iPad. At $79 I expected it to be a gorgeous leather and very functional, but it's not. It really does not feel like leather at all, and I just have not been able to prop the iPad up on a table with the case, the way that I expected I could.. I am thinking about returning it for a refund. …
- Written by Dennis U from Sun City Center
686 of 895 people found this useful
Great case; really adds to the iPad Air
I decided to get this case after asking an Apple employee if I could see one 'in action' so to speak. They brought one out from t I decided to get this case after asking an Apple employee if I could see one 'in action' so to speak. They brought one out from the back that had an iPad Air in it. I immediately decided to get it. I have prior experience with the Smart Case for a previous iPad (3) and didn't like it because the lip at the top seemed wide, clunky, and bulky. It could be that the new smaller form factor of the iPad Air allows it's Smart Case to be more pleasing. The top lip is narrow (like the bezel) and you hardly notice it. For my previous iPad I had both the Smart Case and a Smart Cover which I used in combination with a Belkin Snap Shield Secure. The Belkin case is a low profile shell (for the back) that was designed to accept the Smart Cover. I bring this up because it was my intention to use both setups and alternate them but since I disliked the older Smart Case so much I ended up never using it. For this new Smart Case, this is the only case I intend to get as I really like it. It's pricey as leather is the only choice, but if I had gotten the less expensive Smart Cover, I would have gotten an additional shell for the back so there would be extra cost there. I don't mind paying a little extra for a good solution like this. …
- Written by Jon R from Berkeley
535 of 619 people found this useful
Fits and feels wonderful. Stand takes some getting used to.
The case fits like a glove and feels wonderful to touch. As a stand, the case is quite stable once the hidden magnets are engaged The case fits like a glove and feels wonderful to touch. As a stand, the case is quite stable once the hidden magnets are engaged. Follow the pictures on how to fold the lid.
The space grey iPad Air in the black case looks great. …
- Written by David C from Calgary
535 of 628 people found this useful
wears out too quickly, especially for $79
I've had this Smart Case for less than 9 months, and it's already worn out. The cover doesn't align with the iPad, and therefore I've had this Smart Case for less than 9 months, and it's already worn out. The cover doesn't align with the iPad, and therefore will go into a restart mode... really annoying. …
- Written by Dan B from Orlando
I've had it for more than a year.
I am looking to purchase another case because of its minimalist features. Very basic. Doesn't add weight to the iPad so much that I am looking to purchase another case because of its minimalist features. Very basic. Doesn't add weight to the iPad so much that it is uncomfortable or noticeable. Apple, it would be cool if the cover could be magnetized to the back when folded open. Could this happen?
When it comes to using the cover for a stand, it took a few weeks to break it in enough so that it would sit well without falling. But I do like the simplistic design of utilizing the cover as a stand.
"Price vs What you get" - In this instance, I don't believe the price is worth the quality. I could understand 39.99. In my humble opinion, $80 for an iPad case that wears to the point that it becomes clunky to use is really annoying.
Apple has always priced their products in a premium fashion. However, most of those products are good for a long time. Longer than 16 months. …
- Written by Nicholas M from Lafayette
An adequate case
After reading the reviews for this, I decided to buy it even though many were complaining about the flimsiness of the upright stan After reading the reviews for this, I decided to buy it even though many were complaining about the flimsiness of the upright standing. It is better than I expected, but not amazing. I've used the Smart Cover for an older iPad and it is much sturdier. I will keep this though. I rarely use the upright stand position, and as long as you don't push your iPad, it will stay standing. Otherwise, it's a pretty good case. …
- Written by Brock T from Kewanee
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
is there a mount for putting an iPad on a tripod
- Asked by Tom V from Menomonee Falls
- Jan 24, 2015
What's the difference between the smart case and the smart cover?
- Asked by Lashondia B from Orangeburg
- Dec 15, 2013
The smart cover is made out of polyurethane and has magnets to attack to the side of the ipad and The smart cover is made out of polyurethane and has magnets to attack to the side of the ipad and only protects the front of the ipad which is the screen. The Case is made out of leather and is a case where it protects the Back of the ipad and the front like the cover …
- Answered by Benjamin D from Brooklyn
- Dec 29, 2013
Does "iPad Air Smart Case" fit ipad 4th generation Retina display.?
- Asked by Nitish S
- Jun 23, 2014
No because the iPad Air is 20% smaller
- Answered by Jorge D from San Antonio
- Jul 10, 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