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
Just an OK Case
When I picked up my iPad Air on 11/1, I didn't want to take it home without a case, so I bought one of the new cases designed to c When I picked up my iPad Air on 11/1, I didn't want to take it home without a case, so I bought one of the new cases designed to cover both sides of the iPad. At $79 I expected it to be a gorgeous leather and very functional, but it's not. It really does not feel like leather at all, and I just have not been able to prop the iPad up on a table with the case, the way that I expected I could.. I am thinking about returning it for a refund. …
- Written by Dennis U from Sun City Center
444 of 560 people found this useful
Great case; really adds to the iPad Air
I decided to get this case after asking an Apple employee if I could see one 'in action' so to speak. They brought one out from t I decided to get this case after asking an Apple employee if I could see one 'in action' so to speak. They brought one out from the back that had an iPad Air in it. I immediately decided to get it. I have prior experience with the Smart Case for a previous iPad (3) and didn't like it because the lip at the top seemed wide, clunky, and bulky. It could be that the new smaller form factor of the iPad Air allows it's Smart Case to be more pleasing. The top lip is narrow (like the bezel) and you hardly notice it. For my previous iPad I had both the Smart Case and a Smart Cover which I used in combination with a Belkin Snap Shield Secure. The Belkin case is a low profile shell (for the back) that was designed to accept the Smart Cover. I bring this up because it was my intention to use both setups and alternate them but since I disliked the older Smart Case so much I ended up never using it. For this new Smart Case, this is the only case I intend to get as I really like it. It's pricey as leather is the only choice, but if I had gotten the less expensive Smart Cover, I would have gotten an additional shell for the back so there would be extra cost there. I don't mind paying a little extra for a good solution like this. …
- Written by Jon R from Berkeley
331 of 373 people found this useful
Fits and feels wonderful. Stand takes some getting used to.
The case fits like a glove and feels wonderful to touch. As a stand, the case is quite stable once the hidden magnets are engaged The case fits like a glove and feels wonderful to touch. As a stand, the case is quite stable once the hidden magnets are engaged. Follow the pictures on how to fold the lid.
The space grey iPad Air in the black case looks great. …
- Written by David C from Calgary
335 of 383 people found this useful
Great idea poorly executed!
This is a very well thought of case, however the functionality is poor to say the least. It has a very nice feel to it both tacti This is a very well thought of case, however the functionality is poor to say the least. It has a very nice feel to it both tactile and weight wise, it basically does not add any significant weight to the iPad and feels great to the touch, however, it lacks the ability to stay in place when used as a stand. When in vertical mode the cover does not stay well enough in place behind the iPad. The magnet that holds the flap attached to the back should've been stronger, it repeatedly comes loose and you have to constantly keep pushing it back into place.
The landscape stand feature is virtually non existent, since even the slightest touch can make the iPad collapse backwards. I am quite surprised that such a pricey Signature Apple accessory performs so poorly. Engineering team please wake up, if the consumer is asked to pay such a high price for an accessory, the least the customer can expect is that the case will at least live up to its name and do what it promises to do.
To recap, the case feels great to the touch and adds virtually no significant weight to your iPad, but everything else about it fails to satisfy the specific needs of the consumer. Sorry to say I expected much more from such an expensive Apple accessory, or has Apple just lost all sense of how tight money is nowadays. …
- Written by Reynaldo C from Meriden
Lovely material, some minor but irritating flaws
It's a nice enough case with pros and cons. Overall, I like it.
On the down side:
Audio hole is too small (this is really a p It's a nice enough case with pros and cons. Overall, I like it.
On the down side:
Audio hole is too small (this is really a problem with several headphones).
Difficult or impossible to use the stand in portrait orientation.
Magnets not always strong enough to hold it in the rolled up configuration.
Flap tries hard to block the camera.
On the plus side:
Smooth grippy lovely material. Doesn't quite feel like just leather, seems a little technical, a little engineered, but it feels great. I've had the black for 5 months now, and use it every day. It picks up some debris on occasion, but is easily cleaned by brushing. Finger oils haven't had much effect, if perhaps improved the character a little (mostly no change). There has been no color loss.
It's thin and light.
It protects the iPad well on all sides. It's not an Otter Box, but few need that. It has enough of a lip to protect the screen when laid face down on a smooth surface, but small enough to not get in the way of typing or interfering with any other touch activities.
In the end, though, it's the size of the headphone hole that I find most annoying, fitting less than half of the headphones I've tried. But this isn't enough affect the overall goodness of the nice feeling protector of the iPad. …
- Written by Daniel S from Flanders
1 of 2 people found this useful
nice fell being leather... "lid" not nearly as good...
I had the previous Apple case for the 3rd and 4th gen iPads... the flap that makes the stand and cover is much better on the older I had the previous Apple case for the 3rd and 4th gen iPads... the flap that makes the stand and cover is much better on the older one as it wraps into itself enough that it will stay wrapped. This one feels nice but unless you've got it sitting in the more flat position, this one won't hold the "rolled up" nature and gets very frustrating. I do like the black color option, just should have been designed better for an Apple product. …
- Written by Jeff M from Minden
0 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
Can you engrave your name onto the iPad air smart case?
- Asked by Jonathan E
- Mar 7, 2014
Does the front cover attach magnetically to the back so that it doesn't flop around when it's opened?
- Asked by Lissette C from Fort Lee
- Oct 24, 2013
No, the front cover won't attach magnetically to the back when opened. What I tend to do is roll up No, the front cover won't attach magnetically to the back when opened. What I tend to do is roll up the cover and tuck it into the hand that I'm holding the iPad with, stops it flopping around.
P.S. I think another reviewer mentioned that it did magnetically stick to the back although not very well, this didn't work for me. …
- Answered by Samuel L from Turramurra
- Nov 3, 2013
Does the iPad Air Smart case have a stylus holder?
- Asked by Maria V from Angwin
- Jan 7, 2014
No, it does not! But with the many stylus that I have purchased, ranging from $4.99 to $ 19.99, I fo No, it does not! But with the many stylus that I have purchased, ranging from $4.99 to $ 19.99, I found out one day, that if there is any type of medal in the stylus, that it will magnetically stay on the notebook inner or outer fold. But I still loose them as well.
:-( For the price, I would think that someone in the design dept. could have incorporated that. …
- Answered by Rick D from Murrieta
- Jan 22, 2014
Does the blue color of the Smart Case correlate to the blue color of the Apple iPhone 5s Case?
- Asked by Kenny F from Granville
- Dec 26, 2013