• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    why oh why?

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    I LOVED my smart cover for my iPad 2 with the three folds. This one isn't nearly as stable and I just don't see the reason for changing. I'm sure the narrower sides are why which also make the iPad itself less convenient to hold in some respects too. Different doesn't make something better. Let's improve things as we go.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    • Written by from Missouri ciy

    The stand provides good protection, but the stand is weak. Furthermore, placing in a position to type, is difficult to maintain. The slightest pressure while typing causes it to collapse. I just purchased 4 days ago, and I travel extensively, often typing out emails and other correspondence during flights. Although I spent nearly $ 80 including tax, it will have to be a loss, because I must get another case. Looks nice, but I would not recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple can do better for 80 bucks

    • Written by from BURLINGTON

    I read the tepid reviews but went ahead and bought one. The reviews were accurate.
    PRO's - clean fit, light, easy turn on off

    CON's - 1. the charger doesn't fit! if you force it it 'might' stay now and then
    2. the headphone jack - other than the apple headset does not fit at all.

    So i thought do i cut the case to make it work? For 80 dollars i returned the case.
    The pad is amazing, it needs a light, smart case, but this is not it.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a nice case for iPad but..

    • Written by from Washington

    It has a nice design and it really protect my iPad but, I think it's too expensive ..

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as previous cases...

    • Written by from Toa Alta

    It feels great. It is very light, and looks good. I think they need to improve the front cover, it does not lay flat when it's closed. Also is not good when is used as a stand. I don't use it because it does not feel secure. Overall, looks good, feels great, not as good as previous models.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad doesn't sleep when close

    • Written by from LAS VEGAS

    I bought this cover to match my new IPhone 5s. It did sleep when I closed it during the first week but after a month of use, (I'm right here in New Zealand using this as my camera since I left my nikon in the airport), it doesn't automatically turns off anymore??? I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. I may have to go back to the store and ask them. Really love it though except for that part. I love the feel of the cover and protection, but the same cover of my IPhone got cut when my phone accidentally dropped, it did protect my phone from the scratch though! I read about the reviews where it doesn't fold flat but no one mentioned this concern I have. I'm just wondering why???

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth it.

    • Written by from Burlingame

    Feels cheap and it doesn't want to stand on its side.
    The quality feels very flimsy for a 80 buck "Premium" Apple product. I bought the 70 dollar leather smart cover for my iPad2 when it came out. A slimy marketing plan on Apple's part, but I went with it cause I needed something and it was a gift (The "cool" colors were leather, puke green, baby blue were not). The cover at least had a rugged quality feel to it, this new one feels like the cheap leather you find on cheap leather furniture or clothes.

    Its almost Apple is laughing at us to show how we will buy anything they put their name on and "believe" it to be worth it.

    I'm guessing they will come out with their neoprene versions after the holidays.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I got the case and was impressed by the feel, quality, and fit of it for my iPad air. However, the typing position isn't great - it's a little too low and doesn't feel super secure. The movie position is more secure but only good for viewing applications. I also didn't like that I was forced to buy a leather case for almost $100 when previous generations have offered the polyurethane option for the wrap around case. Also, in the closed position it leaves "fingerprints" on the screen.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case!

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    It fits perfectly without adding much weight. I like the feel (and the smell) of it. Besides I don't have any problems standing the iPad in position. This case does exactly what it is supposed to do as it is explained on the back of the box. It is a little expensive but I'm really glad I bought it!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Provides Good (Not Great) Protection.

    • Written by from McKinney

    Case is handsome and provides good exterior protection from scratches but questionable (at best) drop protection. Additionally, if you plan on using other than Apple earbuds for private listening, check that your earphone plug will fit through hole in case. My Etymotic ER-4P earphones do not.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    • Written by from Jericho

    You would think, considering the relatively high price, that this would be a really nice case for the iPad Air. It's not. Although the case is said to be made of leather, it actually looks and feels more like rubber or vinyl. It attaches snugly to the the outside edge of the iPad, similar to the way a bumper case attaches to an iPhone. While the case is very light weight, which is a plus, it covers over both the on/off and the volume buttons on the iPad with its own built-in buttons, again similar to the way plastic bumpers cover the buttons on an iPhone. This makes the buttons less responsive to the touch and a bit more difficult to use. But what's worse is the very small opening for the lock rotation/mute switch, which makes accessing the switch quite difficult. Bottom line: there are much better designed cases out there for the iPad Air at a fraction of the cost of this one.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I'm an avid Apple fan who has been consistently drawn to the company's products because of their quality and ease of use. My first of more than 30 computers was the original MacPlus, and my most recent is an iPad Air. The leather case I purchased with my iPad Air is a great cover. However, as a stand it is the worst product Apple product I've ever owned. Heck, my original iPad came with a case that was a far superior stand device than this overpriced horrible excuse for a stand I'm using now. I use an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and still the iPad won't stay up. Ugh! I miss Steve Jobs.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and light, stylish case

    • Written by from San Diego

    Made of real leather; durable; small and light; stylish and available in different colors; fits the iPad Air perfectly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, bad stand

    • Written by from Sarver

    $80 and does not function very well as a stand in any position. 3 stars because I love the case itself, thin, light, nice! for $40 it is a great case, for $80 as a case and a stand, forget about it!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT look and feel...

    • Written by from Elmsford

    ...but the functionality is very poor. I use it a lot and I'm always fidgeting with the cover. There's something wrong with the design of the magnet system. It doesn't hold it's fold properly and therefore is never secure. When used as a stand or prop, it often falls. I've owned every model iPad. This case has the poorest functionality of any I've owned. It is not representative of Apple design quality.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Lansing

    The leather brown case is perfect. The feel is amazing and it gives the iPad a more sophisticated look. At first I was worried about the sturdiness while watching a show but the support is great! The only think which I hope will change over time is the cover doesn't lay completely flat. It still puts my iPad to sleep, I'd just prefer it completely flat.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality is just so-so

    • Written by from Battle Ground

    I find the case to be flimsy and not what quality I have come to expect from Apple. I have chosen to spend another $20 and get another brand of case with a keyboard.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Miramar

    How poor and low quality product.
    It doesn't fit properly the iPad and can not hold it on it.
    I strongly recommend you don't buy it.
    I really want my money back.
    Shame on you Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple messed up

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Should have the 4th fold in the cover to make it more stable. Sorry ipad air isn't that light that it doesn't need the 4th fold.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and materials

    • Written by from San Diego

    Not a very good design and the material(s) are flimsy. The design is not the best. My problems with the design are the fact the case does not lay flat when open and folded under the case causing a buckle at the first fold. Another design issue is the stand fold option continually fails. The reason I said poor material is because the inability to stay open (stand position) may be due to the material itself.

    4 of 5 people found this useful