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
232 of 254 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
200 of 219 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
209 of 240 people found this useful
Good fit, poor performance
This case looks nice but don't plan to use it as a stand. The way the cover folds into a stand it is supported only by magnets an This case looks nice but don't plan to use it as a stand. The way the cover folds into a stand it is supported only by magnets and will collapse with slight pressure. Apple missed the mark on this one. …
- Written by Kevin B from Bronson
1 of 1 people found this useful
Don't buy it. Wait for next version. Rudimentary design flaw unacceptable
Love the snug fit and the style, but someone in design could have taken the time to actually try to see if it is functional.
Wh Love the snug fit and the style, but someone in design could have taken the time to actually try to see if it is functional.
When propped upright it constantly falls over. I didn't notice until it was too late (got a scuff mark on it and can't return).
Now headed to the hardware store to buy velcro to fix it the problem.
Love the iPad Air, great job, but the case? Major fail. …
- Written by Robert M from Cupertino
1 of 1 people found this useful
This is the best I've used, wonderful quality, very classy, good protection. If you want it to be more useful as a stand, quick fi This is the best I've used, wonderful quality, very classy, good protection. If you want it to be more useful as a stand, quick fix, clip a bulldog clip to the side of the cover over the first "hinge" from the iPad. This allows the cover to remain rigid while the second fold or hinge folds under to stand the iPad nicely in horizontal format. …
- Written by Graham H from SOMERSET
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
Does this case support the ipad in both portrait and landscape orientations?
- Asked by Steve K from San Diego
- Nov 4, 2013
Yes. Not in the greatest way, but yes.
- Answered by Ray V from Elmsford
- Dec 5, 2013
Does the front cover detach from the back cover?
- Asked by Matthew S from Southampton
- Oct 23, 2013
No, it will not. It is the same as the previous generation iPad Smart Cover cases.
- Answered by Jordan S from Springville
- Oct 23, 2013
Can you charge and/or sync the iPad without removing the case? One reviewer mentioned that the lightening charger would not fit with the case on.
- Asked by Joanne D from Roseville
- Dec 2, 2013
Yes. The stock apple lightning cable is a perfect fit for the case. however, some third party cables Yes. The stock apple lightning cable is a perfect fit for the case. however, some third party cables maybe thicker than the case …
- Answered by Ahmed O from Giza
- Dec 17, 2013
I measured mine: 3/8" thick by 3-7/16" wide by 5" tall
- Answered by Dennis S from Oakland
- Dec 10, 2013