• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caution! Virtually NO protection

    • Written by from Iowa City

    Sure, this covers your iPad screen, but if and when you drop it, your iPad could be toast.

    I also found the magnetic connectors to not be substantial enough to resist coming off when holding with one hand.

    I am getting a cover that the iPad slips in to so I have some protection of the corners should I drop my iPad.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Product covers screen and acts as a stand as described. However while standing it has detached unexpectedly, toppling the iPad to the floor. Needless to say, I am searching for another product.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best thing I'be ever bought

    • Written by from Peoria

    Its nice to type on and to turn off and on the iPad

    17 of 23 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...

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get It Now!

    • Written by from WESLEY CHAPEL

    I love the smart cover because it good in school and I need to type all the time!
    So I think it's a good product!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Smart Cover-Polyurethane-Green

    • Written by from BROCKTON

    My husband bought me a new ipad 3 for my birthday! He also bought me the ipad smart cover in green.
    As a teacher, I have had many workshops to help me learn my ipad. While at the workshop, my ipad cover kept falling off. Our presenter finally just took my ipad to help me get back up with the presentation. After disrupting the presentation, she just said, "This just doesn't work! Take it back! It won't stay on!"
    I haven't asked for a refund yet because I don't know what I should get! I love my ipad, but I don't know what to get to protect it!
    The cover just won't stay on!

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    elegant minimalist design

    • Written by from Collegeville

    I don't want a cover that covers too much of the iPad. I just need something to protect the screen from dust and scratches. I don't feel the bottom needs to be wrapped up since i don't' wrap up my apple computer either. So, this cover protects the screen but also showcases the beauty and elegance of the iPad itself. It's a perfect minimalist design for me.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More useful than I thought

    • Written by from Everett

    I just upgraded from the original iPad to the new one, and I always thought the Smart Cover was kinda goofy.

    But now that I have one, I realize just how useful it is. Sure, it wakes the iPad up and puts it to sleep, and it serves as a multi-position stand.

    But the thing I love most is that when you flip it open, it protects the back of the iPad -- and makes it easier to grip! It's truly one of the more clever iPad accessories.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not even close to good!

    • Written by from Tehuacan

    Magnets are too weak to hold your ipad securely.
    The cover damages the side of your ipad leaving marks that won't come off.
    Pretty unstable when used in landscape.
    No portrait position.
    Gets dirty really quick, and hard to clean up.
    Very expensive.

    Choose something else.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It won't stay in place.

    • Written by from Homestead

    I love love love my iPad. The Smart Cover is stupid. It will not stay in place and it slid off while I was carrying my iPad and fell to the ground scratching my screen and denting the corners as it rolled across the driveway. Thankfully, my iPad still works! The magnet worked well for quite some time, but now it sticks and then just slides off the pad. I am only giving this item one star. The concept is good as long as the magnet works.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the extra money, IMO

    • Written by from Sauquoit

    I've had my iPad 3 since October and just finally got a REAL smart cover. I have two fakes from Amazon, and the real thing is way better quality than the fakes. Even right out of the packaging I noticed a HUGE difference. It's softer inside, sturdier outside (no creases after a week - fakes developed deep creases after the first couple of folds), magnets are better/stronger, and doesn't get dirty. I got the dark grey, and it's definitely worth the extra money, in my opinion. I don't regret my purchase at all.

    13 of 17 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

  • 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

    Excellent Color & Case

    • Written by from GREAT NECK

    I agree with Christopher S from Burlington, this is a great cover, it is not a case. I have not had any mechanical problems whatsoever; it works as promised. As added protection you can purchase from Incase a neoprene sleeve - it goes hand in hand.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not last a full year

    • Written by from Wanamingo

    I bought a black one for my wife for Christmas last year, and by Thanksgiving this year the "spine" started to come apart, which kept the cover from aligning and putting the iPad in sleep mode, even though the cover was closed. Also, when my wife would fold the cover all the way back flat against the iPad, the magnet would put the iPad in sleep mode, even though it was open. I wish I could attach pictures of how the cover is falling apart. Disappointed.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Design. Has some limitations.

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Some of the reviews here are a little puzzling. If you thought the cover (it's not really a case) would protect the back, you didn't look at any of the photos. Also, being surprised that light colors show dirt more easily than dark colors? Hmmm.

    I've had the black leather case for at least two years now and it is finally starting to wear out and get a little loose on the iPad, causing it to toggle off/lock more easily than it used to. No stains though... try the leather and dark colors to help yourself out.

    All in all though, I think it's a pretty slick design. The magnets are a clever way to connect, and I don't think it comes off all that easily. I've never had it fall out of my hand because of the magnets or cover. I also never pick it up by the cover alone which is what some reviewers seem to have done. The ability to use it as a stand is great... a vertical orientation would be nice if possible. It doesn't protect the back... true story. Some clear cover stuff would help with scratches or scrapes.

    A nice design, but if you want every surface protected, add clear covering on the back or look for a different option.

    8 of 8 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Franklin

    I got the dark grey cover -- and I couldn't like it more. It does just what Apple says it will do!

    9 of 10 people found this useful