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
476 of 521 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
417 of 472 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
386 of 425 people found this useful
Has nice patina fits very well
Unfortunately the cover on this doesn't work very well as a stand I do like a nice tight fit in the patina have not tried cleaning Unfortunately the cover on this doesn't work very well as a stand I do like a nice tight fit in the patina have not tried cleaning it yet because I think it might ruin the cover. For 80 bucks it's a little steep but it adds about the same weight as the iPad Air but it does protected very well. …
- Written by MARK P from Alexandria
VERY BAD CASE, NOT SMART AT ALL...
So frustrated with this case first of all it does not stand at all the magnetic backing does not stay when folded back and it cons So frustrated with this case first of all it does not stand at all the magnetic backing does not stay when folded back and it constantly falls when I try to prop it up. I literally threw it away out of frustration. Three-fold system is very bad I can not beleive that came from Apple. Four-fold system on the old cover was great and I do not know why they have change it. Don't waste your money, becauease you will be frustrated too... …
- Written by Milos P from West Hills
3 of 3 people found this useful
The headphone opening is too small to fit oversized headphone inputs, the side buttons feel clunky but functional. The iPad fit sn The headphone opening is too small to fit oversized headphone inputs, the side buttons feel clunky but functional. The iPad fit snugly in the body, but the cover is not what i expected. It bulks in the first joint slightly and refuses to lie flat on the screen. It doesn't fit quite comfortably in the hand as I would have thought, and for the price of the case alone, I expected a firmer material and snug fit. …
- Written by Aaron D from Albertville
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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'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 it have a place to put your stylist
- Asked by Eva B from Green Bay
- Nov 13, 2013
The ipad air smart case includes the sreensaver?
- Asked by Marlon G from Guayaquil
- Apr 30, 2014
Does opening and closing the cover automatically lock and unlock the screen on the iPad air?
- Asked by Malcolm L
- Apr 16, 2014