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 and comes in six rich colors. 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
412 of 453 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
365 of 414 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
334 of 367 people found this useful
IPad Air case looks dirty
I am so disappointed with this case. I purchased the brown, I thought it was beautiful. It felt so nice and looked great and I did I am so disappointed with this case. I purchased the brown, I thought it was beautiful. It felt so nice and looked great and I didn't have any trouble with the stand or the magnets. But over time the oils from my fingers have discolored that beautiful leather. It looks awful! I've tried everything I can think of to clean it and restore it to something close to its original appearance but nothing has worked. I paid $79 for this case that hasn't even lasted five months before it needs to be replaced. I am not happy. …
- Written by Catherine P from Baldwinsville
Great cover but does not work as stand at all not worth money
- Written by Patrice C from Da Nati
This is what I've been looking for and the color is so nice! It fit right in and it function perfectly!
- Written by Ngoc T from Dorchester
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
With the iPad mounted in the Air Smart case, will the entire package fit inside an earlier version (iPad 3 or 4) leather folio case?
- Asked by Raymond H from Rensselaer
- Mar 29, 2014
Actually, I have discovered that using the Logitech Aluminum Air Keyboard Cover, the whole package W Actually, I have discovered that using the Logitech Aluminum Air Keyboard Cover, the whole package WILL fit in a third-party leather sleeve for earlier models. Good to know as many of the high-end iPad 3 cases are now on 50% off sale in major stores. I got a beautiful Botega Vaneta woven-leather case for half-price at Barneys. …
- Answered by Raymond H from Rensselaer
- Apr 6, 2014
How much does this weigh and how thick is it?
- Asked by Rob H
- Oct 22, 2013
I've just bought one and can tell you that it weighs 5.1 oz (145g). (10.6 oz would be nearly as much I've just bought one and can tell you that it weighs 5.1 oz (145g). (10.6 oz would be nearly as much as the iPad itself!) …
- Answered by William P from Southampton
- Nov 1, 2013
what are exact dimensions of the iPad Air Smart Case?
- Asked by Deborah L from Emeryville
- Feb 8, 2014
Can you have the iPad air smart case engraved?
- Asked by Natasha L
- Oct 28, 2013
No you cannot. Only the iPad when ordered online can be engraved for free
- Answered by Matt K from Dungourney
- Nov 2, 2013
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