• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific case

    • Written by from Seekonk

    I've been using the product red Smart cover for three months now. Potential buyers should understand this is just a cover not a case for Protection from dropping, etc. I first bought the smart case but found that it obscured too much of the design of the actual iPad. So I traded it in for the smart cover and am much happier with it. I like the Apple design aesthetic and was attracted to the case because it works really well with that vocabulary. I would recommend you purchase a darker color, that will obscure any fingerprints or smudges. The case will show wear after a while, I have a leather one. I actually like the slight cracking that is starting to occur, it feels like an expensive and often used item, like my favorite briefcase or pair of gloves. It's a very tactile experience, extremely satisfying to hold. Considering that this is an item that I use every day, I'm Very happy with my purchase. I also own a third party case for protection for those occasions when I need to have just the iPad without a briefcase or bag to carry it in.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Opglabbeek

    Very happy with this buy, does what it is supposed to do, PROTECT THE FRONT. There are so many people mad because it doesn't protect the back. It is a cover not a case. And it is a very good cover

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I bought this cover because it was cheaper than the full case and that was a bad decision. first off, the back is unprotected. I've always liked mac products but this one, I feel like i've been duped. why would apple make a product that only covers the front? i accidentally dropped my ipad and the corner cracked because it was unprotected. I bought the green case and was told at the store that it was easy to clean, not true. The case gets dirty and stains almost instantly. the magnetic attachment is neat but it falls off a lot. i love the idea of the magnetic top powering the ipad on and off. that is the only reason this got 2 stars. My advice, spend the money on the leather full case or find an alternative manufacturer. it will protect ALL of the ipad AND clean better.

    13 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay product

    • Written by from Vista

    The Smart Cover gets dirty very fast, and starts to wear out very fast as well. It does protect the screen well enough, but the dirtiness and the wearing out are not good.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Cover

    • Written by from Baldwin

    This cover does exactly what it is supposed to do and it is brilliantly designed. Don't listen to the reviews of people that don't read the product description...

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad 2 Smart cover smart, but lazy

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    The smart cover is pretty awesome when you first get it. Which, I suppose, is why i'm pretty disappointed with how poorly it performs over time. Soon enough the magnetic strip loses strength, the clothe starts to wear and the glue comes loose. What actually happened first is the material around the magnet started to sag like the ceiling fabric of an old car. All in all, Apple needs to improve durability.

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    : (

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    It falls off a lot. While I was picking it up the cover came off and the iPad dropped and the screen cracked : (

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT, but annoying

    • Written by from Cedarville

    The cover is perfect for protecting the screen, and a fairly good prop for placing the i pad at different viewing angles, but it is truly terrible at keeping the screen clean as it claims. The main reason for this "issue" is simply that the surface which goes against the screen when it is closed, is the same surface of the cover that goes onto every table and counter, and whatever else you prop up the i pad on. So whatever dirt is there, however insignificant, gets deposited onto the cover, of the correct surface to go right onto the screen. As a result, no matter how careful i am, i have to clean my screen from deposits my cover put on it, more than from my fingers. like i said, annoying. On the flip side, i really like how thin it is. i bought the i pad to have my books on it, so i don't have to try to carry them around,so it helps with that. Thinner than other cases.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cover does not stay attached

    • Written by from Tempe

    I like the look and feel of this cover. Unfortunately, after two weeks of use it is not staying attached to my iPad mini. Although I am not using the cover as a handle, it is falling off when I pick up the device. Today the cover came off when I merely closed my mini. I've dropped the device several times in the last two days when the cover has come off. This will eventually lead to a broken mini. I'm replacing this cover with a different, safer one.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    • Written by from Union

    I don't normally write reveiws, but wanted others to know the good, bad and ugly of this product. I love the design itself. Thin and lightweigt - and I love being able to fold the cover in different positions to prop it up. But, as others have pointed out, the hinges have scratched off the surface so I now see shiny metal. The most annoying thing to me is that the cover doesn't stay firmly in one place when closed. It slips easily. I bring it to work every day in my computer bag and can constantly hear the click click click of it waking up and sleeping. I'll be purchasing something different.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to!

    • Written by from Palm Bay

    Saw alot of bad reviews and not to sure what people are expecting from this. The cover, covers my iPad and prtects it. The wake up and sleep fuction performs correctly. All the different fold set ups work just the way they are supposed to. It is good quailty. I think it is worth the money and a great buy.

    21 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok but not worth the money

    • Written by from Diss

    I got this for Christmas along with the iPad 2 and it worked great for maybe a few days but after a week the polyurethane sides start to come off and the silver inside starts to show , quite disappointed as its so beautiful

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly designed product

    • Written by from Timperley

    After less than 8 months of use I'm scrapping my Smart Cover because the hinges have damaged the back of my iPad and the magnetic attachment seems to be weaker then when I first got it.
    Opening and closing the case has caused the hinge blocks to scratch the iPad back so there's now shiny metal on the hinge blocks and on my iPad. This can only be due to bad design which, for a company like Apple which trades on its reputation for cool, well designed but expensive kit, is reprehensible.
    With the cover in place you have to use it as a handle (because the iPad is so smooth there's nothing else to grip and you can't add anything more to act as a handle) so those reviewers who insist that's not what it should be used for, and rudely question the intelligence of people who do, must have found some other way of holding it and should enlighten us with some constructive comments. So, the magnetic coupling apparently having got weaker over the few months I've used it means that the cover inconveniently detaches from time to time, more frequently as time goes by. I'm careful with it now, so I haven't damaged my iPad, but to me it's another indicator of the poor design of this product.
    Unsurprisingly, I recommend you don't buy this product.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just of the moment

    • Written by from Oxford

    Do not waste your money; I really am dissatisfied with this cover; it keeps coming off my iPad mini. I will just wait until the come out with a cover that covers the entire unit.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slight of hand

    • Written by from Montrose

    Are you kidding me? $40 for this piece of junk? Do not buy. So many better choices offering better functionality & protection. Magnetic attachment is flimsy. Fold up stand positions do not hold shape. Total apple product house - love devices - but this cover is awful!

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Collierville

    This is a great product, but its $39. Also in about 7 months the magnets started to get weaker.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't help much

    • Written by from Montreal

    I don't feel my iPad is in "good hands" with this case. Sad thing it cost (I paid) so much.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 2 Cover is Good for 1-2 Years

    • Written by from Orangeville

    I have had this cover for 1-2 years now and I loved it until recently, when the rubber part of the cover started to fold in on the hinge. It's too bad that they didn't design that part to be hard rubber or light plastic, instead of the soft bendable rubber that it is.

    It's a major disappointment and I would advise you to look for an after-market cover instead. They don't seem to have this problem.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini

    • Written by from seymour

    Cover is great for mini but they need to get a case for the mini so we don't have to go elsewhere.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros and Cons

    • Written by from Kayenta

    The smart cover (regardless of color) is nice. Props iPad up to watch movies or to type, but the magnet touches the side of the iPad and scratches it. Should be like the iPad mini where the material covers the magnets to prevent this

    9 of 10 people found this useful