• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a cover -- NOT a handle

    • Written by from Dresher

    I'm seeing in these reviews people saying they dropped the iPad and were left holding the cover. Folks--it's not a handle, it's a cover. And--it's a cover that's held on with a magnet--NOT an industrial magnet, just a regular one. Don't carry the iPad around by the cover...

    Mine works great--puts the iPad in sleep mode (check your settings if it's not doing it?). I wish there was a black one in the polyurethane, but gray was fine. Good investment...

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I didn't know customers were dumb til I read reviews for this

    • Written by from Tacoma

    This is quite obviously not a case to protect your iPad. That should be obvious right? I mean shoot. It's just a cover! How could that be anymore obvious? Over and over again people will drop their iPads blaming this cover for not protecting them and writing horrible reviews when really, it's meant as a nice little cover/ kickstand/ iPad waker upper.

    This case has worked perfectly for me and well...it's hard to be really disappointed when you know what to expect. If you think you can put this cover on and throw it all over the place, yep. You'll be disappointed. In other news, iPads and lots of other things break when you drop them. So be careful and stop relying on cases to save your iPad from being destroyed

    46 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Cover is not so Smart

    • Written by from Charlotte

    The cover frequently fails to put my third generation iPad to sleep, resulting in a dead battery and in worst cases lost data due to apps continuing to run on line. Often when I close the cover, I hear the electronic click indicating it has gone to sleep, but later find that it woke back up. Very disappointed with this purchase.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not enough protection, too expensive. Comes off too easily.

    • Written by from New Berlin

    Look elsewhere for a cover for your iPad. This does not have enough protection and is too expensive compared to 3rd party cases. It comes off too easily. It was my only choice when I purchased the iPad mini, but wished I had waited. Now I can't return it.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cover

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    I really like it for what it is!! I'm not worried about the back (ipad)because I really don't abuse my ipad. If you just have your ipad at home for reading or web surfing get this cove, but, if you are going to be taking your ipad to work or school than, yes, maybe invest in the case.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    • Written by from glenview

    I bought a new iPad on Saturday and accepted the salesperson's suggestion to buy this cover. I take responsibility for not asking more questions, but I wish the salesperson had told me about other options. I was using my iPad the next day to take video. I don't know WHAT happened, but before I knew it, I was holding the cover and the iPad was on the ground. Glass smashed. Fortunately I bought AppleCare, so I'm hoping this will be covered under ADH. We've had iPods, iPhones, iPads and laptops in our home for years. Nothing like this has ever happened. I obviously screwed up, but the cover did not help!

    40 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical at first, but totally satisfied in the end

    • Written by from Toronto

    I was skeptical of how well this would work after reading so many negative reviews. I bought the DARK GREY Smart Cover because I noticed that the other colours start to look dirty after a few months of use. Four months later, I am totally happy with this product. When closed it also somehow manages to clean the screen of fingerprints somewhat. The only exception to that is where the hinges in the cover don't quite touch the screen. I've had zero problems and would highly recommend it to anyone that isn't careless and constantly dropping their gear and then blaming others for it.

    122 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product that is not worth the price at all

    • Written by from Watsonville

    Don't waste your money on this cover. It falls off too easily which is very frustrating. I wish I could get a refund so I can purchase a much better made cover.

    74 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Lawton

    What a great buy, works the best hands down over any other case out there!

    75 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Belgrade

    A new color! No black, no grey, just dark grey. Thanks Apple!

    42 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    • Written by from Goiânia

    Leave a mark on the iPad screen! Unworthy of Apple.

    44 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont pay for the smart cover-defective

    • Written by from anaheim

    Wouldnt give this any stars if site would allow it.This cover is very misleading,it is not a "perfect fit"as it advertises in the description. The magnetic strip is very weak and flimsy. While using my camera function with the cover still on, folded over, the magnet broke free and I tried to grab the iPad and the cover slipped and my iPad hit the ground. Cost me 249.00 to replay the shattered front glass. So far no response from apple in regards to my complaint so use caution with this product.

    61 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is Perfect.

    • Written by from BERLIN

    Don't bother reading the low stars like I did before I bought this. It is meant to COVER the iPAD. Not protect it. that is why there is back smart cover compatible covers. BUt this is a perfect stand, cover, and personality for the iPads. I love it because its not bulky but it is really useful. It's not really an accessory either. It's actually like "need" for the iPad. It really makes an iPad, an iPad and since it's made by Apple, it won't look like a third party product. I love this because it doest protect the screen from tables or clunks. I consider this product. Its really helpful.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a cover, not a handle!

    • Written by from Portland

    If you are looking for a cover that doubles as a stand, this cover is excellent! If you are hoping for a full-body protective suit with a carrying handle, buy something else, but don't complain about this item! Who really thinks that they can carry around their iPad by this little cover attached by little magnets? You purchased an expensive tablet, treat it with care. Don't worry about the dust lines, they come off when you clean off all your typical finger smudges.

    Only four stars however because when it's in the taller stand position, I find that the cover needs to be fuzzy side out or it won't stay in its triangular shape. I'd rather keep the fuzzy side enclosed to stay cleaner. also, four stars for the ridiculous price gouging from Apple for 75 cents of plastic.

    53 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect...

    • Written by from fountain valley

    Its portable, light, and easy to fold, the BEST color is grey cuz its more manly ;)

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work as advertised

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    I had my first iPad for 3 months and had problems with the cover almost from day one. The magnetic hinges were always coming unattached and scratching my ipad. I also didn't like the angles it would prop it up, it never seemed a very good angle for me, plus once I would get it to a good angle it would proceed to fall out of that position quickly. The last straw was when I was folding the cover over, the hinges came off the iPad and I somehow managed to drop my iPad smashing the screen to bits (but the cover was still safe in my hands). I went back to Apple and got a replacement, for a fee, but that same day I also went on-line and found the most sturdy case I could find. It's been over a year now and I've had no problems with my non-Apple case.

    36 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple. Perfect.

    • Written by from Temecula

    People who complain that the cover doesn't cover the back are missing the point of this elegant thoughtful product. It elegant and completely on point with each little detail. It clips on with ease, no scratching, aligns perfectly, and if you're smart enough to figure out that you can lay the ipad on the cover and not the back, you can take advantage of this very effectively simple cover.

    That said if you are more like an industrial strength ipad user and need to be able to throw it around at a hurried pace, not taking care of where and how you place your ipad on surfaces maybe the cover isn't for you... but you should be able to tell the design is not meant for you just from from simply looking at it, saving yourself being unhappy from buying the wrong product for your needs.

    Good job Steve Jobs and Apple.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, not very stable.

    • Written by from Timonium

    I really don't understand how this is sold at the price it is. It is not all that supportive of the iPad which is really too heavy for the foldiing top to be an effective stand. The material is protective but as a stand, poor design.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined My iPad, And my wood floor!

    • Written by from Skelmersdale

    This cover as awful, cheaply made and is no different to any other cover other than it folds and stands up your iPad, Sort of!
    I've had my iPad and smart cover for two months and over time I've noticed the magnet in my smart cover get weaker and weaker until this morning when I put it on my desktop in the movie/facetime position (which you can see above in the product description), anyway I put it down gently and made sure the smart cover was secure and the magnet slipped off! Next thing i knew my iPad was on the floor covered in dents and scratches, even my wood floor was dented! So because of this cheap, Diabolical cover my iPad is ruined and my wood floor has a huge dent in it! So if I was you I would pass and buy a cheaper alternative. I'm currently awaiting a response from Apple customer services as to what they are going to do about the damage caused to my iPad due to this failure of a cover. I thought I paid extra money for this thing to protect my iPad not to damage it! I wish I could Rate this thing Zero stars but I can't!

    44 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it was designed to do

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    The Smart cover was not made to be a case for protection or for preventing scratches to the back. I love my Smart cover. It maintains the integrity of the iPad design. I personally prefer the polyurethane and think that it is more durable. I have mine combined with the neoprene sleeve, and it is perfect. The incase origami sleeve works particularly well with the smart cover and gives me a lot of different angles on which to prop the iPad. I love the Smart cover.

    21 of 25 people found this useful