• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functions poorly

    • Written by from Ontario

    Stand does not support weight of device, regardless of how it is positioned; just too flimsy. Also does not close in a secure manner. Fails to do the job it was purchased to do (protect iPad from damage). This one should go back to the drawing board.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    • Written by from san Francisco

    I have nothing against apple. But, after recently buying a smart case for my ipad air i can say but one thing. ITS HORRIBLE. It does not work the way its advertised at all. It doesn't stand most of the time and when it does a slight nudge will send it falling. Also it certainly is NOT worth the 80$ price tag. BUYERS BEWARE.



    I would not have expected such a poorly designed case from apple(what are you doing johnny?)

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid case, perfect fit. Was skeptical after reading review but glad I got

    • Written by from McKinney

    I was so skeptical purchasing this case since there were so many mixed reviews. The only thing that made me go ahead and give this a try was the fact that it wasn't a "cheap" case that would fray, crack or not line up properly. I have to say, I am so pleased with this case!!!! It aligns properly, it's a sleek, smooth fit with no gaps and the stand works perfectly. If I smack the case like a toddler or preschooler would, yes it falls over but typing, swiping and clicking with a normal pressure does not cause it to tumble over. Well worth the money.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but worth the price!

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I bought three different third party ipad cases from amazon for my ipad air because of the price, but non of them were satisfactory. I was hesitant to buy this case because of the price but finally decided to bite the bullet. I am happy with the case because it is light, has feel-good factor to it, made of leather and most importantly provides everyday use protection. I found case hold ipad well as a stand. Yes you can trip it if you really want to, but it is fairly sturdy for use as stand and type. I still think $80 may be a little bit pricey but the case is five star for me.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from conroe

    Worst case in the world! The magnet does not work at all. Falls on landscape mode and poor quality! Do not get this case! Its the worst! Got this a day ago and its already falling apart! Great loss for apple.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    80.00 piece of junk

    • Written by from tempe

    Need I say more. The old rubberized plastic one for the IPAD 2 was a dream for stowing and protection from elements. This is a train wreck for functionality.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive "smart case" gets an F

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I loved my old iPad 2 case, it functioned well and supported the iPad in upright horizontal position. However, this new iPad air smart case is very flawed!!!
    Even though this full protection case does the job of protecting the iPad air, the accordion design is flawed. It doesn't support the iPad, and constantly collapses in the horizontal keyboard position, and falls over when in the more upright position. Plus, it has a cheap feel to the usually superior design and build quality that Apple normally produces.

    APPLE, YOU NEED TO DO A RE-DESIGN AND RECALL OF ALL OF THESE EXPENSIVE "SMART CASES" ARE YOU LISTENING??

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Usability & Design

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    I owned the smart cover for my iPad2 and loved it, but it had no back protection. When I saw the new design I was thrilled! That is, until I got one. The cover NEVER lays flat when closed. There's always a gap between the cover and screen. The 3-panel design is VERY UNSTABLE as a stand. iPad just falls over when watching videos. Worst of all NONE OF MY HEADPHONES FIT IN THE JACK NOW!!! I HAVE TO REMOVE THE CASE TO USE HEADPHONES!!?? FOR REAL??!! Apple's all-around product quality has seriously diminished since the change in management. SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED!!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    • Written by from Fairfield

    I HATE this case! It doesn't stand up in landscape very well if you need to touch it. It's fine if you are just standing it up to watch a movie, but if you need to swipe or pinch or touch it, the thing falls over. I'm so sick of it falling over now. The problem is the new 3-fold versus the previous 4 fold. It's a terrible design and they should give everyone their money back because it's that bad! The cutout for the headphone jack is also problematic because it's not big enough. I previously used my Goal Zero Rock Out speaker without issue but this one prevents it from plugging in all the way. What a total pain.

    They should redesign it and give everyone that has this version a new one. It's that bad!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Point of view, its all about point of view

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    I read reviews everywhere before I made this purchase (brown colour), I gave 5 stars not because I didn't see this smart case flip when on vertical, or easy to get dirty overtime, I do see all the problems, and here is why I gave 5 stars:

    1) when you are carrying a 1 pound iPad in one hand + protection, you could go all the way to otterbox (which I already have 4 different colours on ipad2/3/4), it makes it over 2 pounds heavy. Or you want something light and okay strong with all around protection
    2) when you are a business man, and iPad is your replacement Laptop, you could have shininess case with fake jewel encased, or a folio with pens, business card and a pack of notepad along with it (if this folio is your choice, you are still not fully digitized). Or you probably want something simple looking, fast to take out and start using. (a straight leather briefcase vs. pocket-everywhere-messenger-bag)
    3) Vertical flip problem, if you could train yourself not to touch it too hard, which exist the threshold tension to make it flip over. Smart case actually has the smallest footprint when you are using it vertically on a steady surface. Same idea when you typing onscreen vs. typing on keyboard.
    4) To me, discolouring or getting dirty on leather its a beauty, unlike glossy plastic or shiny metal, as long as its not pizza stink, it will look good in the long run.
    5) Protection, smart case is not military grade or 30m waterproof, but simple enough to sustain casual drop (not those drop test you see in youtube), accident do happen, someone don't even have a scratch with no protection, or someone, like me crack twice even on otterbox defender case (I have 3,5 yr old kid, I know)
    6) Physical keyboard or non? I have Logitech solar power, ultra thin, even an apple BT keyboard for previous generations. Unless you are a type-everyminute person, you just need to roll the smart case in typing mode and lose 1/2 of the screen for <10% of usage a day.

    All in all, point of view, when my kids using my iPad with this smart case, my eyes will always on the iPad, when I am on the road, I will feel happy to have the lightness, the look and feel. When I am typing, I don't really miss the physical keyboard as much as I am on the mini.
    It is not for everyone, just like the rest of 1,000,000,000 kinds of cases out in the market. But if you are willing to settle one case that works for long time, instead of 5x$20 case/ipad, It is for you!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional design flaws

    • Written by from Sun City

    I agree with the other review stating that the case does not function as a secure stand. It is a secure case but not the quality of the ipad2 cases. Also I had a Dr. Dre's stereo headset which fit into the jack both on my ipad2 and on my iPhone but I must remove this case in order the plug in the headset. This case has design flaws and I hope Apple will seriously take a look at this. It's even $10 more than the ipad2 cases. Very disappointed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made but design flaw

    • Written by from Cupertino

    The execution of the case is very nice: material, fit and finish are five stars. Design is two stars, maybe even one, because I cannot for the life of me figure out how someone at Apple let that ugly, in the way, eyesore of a hinge bump be produced. It is not a design necessity (the top cover hinge of the faux leather Invellop case is beautiful designed and it sits in a recess in the back shell). I will also comment about the lack of dark brown and navy blue, but since I am not going to keep it for other reasons, that wouldn't help it this time.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Easton

    The leather is nice enough, but the hinge protrudes from the side of the case, creating a sharp edge. This makes the case very uncomfortable to hold - a really bad design choice from a company which otherwise makes very, very good ones.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case...not such a great stand

    • Written by from Mille-Isles

    The case is fabulous, and unlike another reviewer, mine stays completely closed. The trick to this case is to figure out where the magnets are and let them do their job. When I finally figured this out (thanks to a reviewer), I had a lot less trouble using this case as a stand. (It also closes magnetically, perhaps the magnets just need to be properly lined up...) That said, it still is pretty weak in my opinion as a stand. I get it to work both in upright and slightly tilted position - the trick is to line up the magnets - but it does have a tendancy to collapse.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw for sure

    • Written by from Bengaluru

    Too bad design can't really use this as a stand. Thumbs down. Money spent is gone for a waste

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    case must be improved

    • Written by from Mono

    I bought a leather case for my new Air inspite of the negative reviews as I wanted to start using the machine ASAP. The case is attractive, but I agree that it does not close completely so the screen is left exposed to dust etc. This is not what I expected of a product sold by Apple. I suggest that all of us with this complaint be offered a free upgrade when this product is improved. Also although I have learned how to make the case fold to support the device my friend who has the previous 4-fold case is happier with it than I am with the 3-fold verison. Why was it changed?

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stand

    • Written by from Providence

    High quality in almost every way except that it won't stand up! I'd love this case otherwise, but it's a big part of what I use it for. I even returned it thinking it was a bad model, but it's a design issue.

    Apple, please redesign and allow users to change it in. $79 is NOT cheap for a case and it should do what it advertises.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek Protective Case, Terrible Stand

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Pros: Very slim and adds little weight compared to other cases, nice feel in your hands, no awkward cut outs
    Cons: can barely stand with its flimsy flip cover - the Smart Cover for the previous iPad was WAAAY more sturdy

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case!

    • Written by from Piedmont

    I love this case! It's a bit pricey but it's a nice case. I know others have complained that the case doesn't lay flat and other issues, well that's not true. It lays flat, feels good in your hand, and fits the ipad air perfectly. The case cost bit more than others but I do like the fact that my ipad air is protected. Besides I don't like cheap stuff (the cheap cases). I like the brown color (like the color of peanut butter) is different than the regular red and black. Hope this review was helpful.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Air Case

    • Written by from Chicora

    After long debate which iPad to get I settled with the iPad Air and LOVE it. I wanted a case that protected it but not something like the Otterbox. I love the thinness and the color. The price is kind of steep, but any Apple product is well worth your money!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful