• 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.

    121 of 126 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says BEAUTIFULLY!

    • Written by from Fontana

    There are too many negative reviews annoyed that it does not protect the back, but it is obviously not designed to. It's like buying glasses and complaining they don't improve your hearing or buying a Prius but are shocked to find it can't tow your boat! Thankfully there are several inexpensive back covers that are designed to work together with the smart cover and do it amazingly well.
    I also have a skin on the back which prevented the scratching issues some have mentioned where the magnets snap on, but even a small strip under the hinge will do. I have tried several cheaper knock-off versions and others that are integrated with back protection, but none of them perform nearly as well as Apples. They lift in the middle and don't lay flat, don't attach well, don't roll and support the iPad enough, or are very difficult to remove when needed.
    The outside polyurethane cleans easily with household cleaner, a paper towel, and water. I use Awesome, but window cleaner or simple green work almost as well. I was glad to see the darker grey because the inside liner can get dirty after a long period of time. When rolled into a stand, the inside is what comes in contact with whatever surface it is laying on (the only flaw, and why I would have rated 4 stars, but I wanted to make up for some of the other questionable reviews) Apple should have used a different material on that section, but an adhesive cloth or sued strip would do the trick if you want it to stay clean longer. iPad 2 without it is just not as convenient, well thought, or "magical".

    109 of 118 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Cover Does EXACTLY what it's supposed to do!

    • Written by from Port Chester

    I may not agree with the price, but the functionality of the product is unbeatable. After all, it was designed along side the iPad2.

    Althought it doesnt have protection for the back, On Amazon, you can find a protector for the back that actually works with the smart cover to provide 360 degree of coverage. I think i paid $2 for it on Amazon!!

    I love this product! Innovative and evolutionary!

    84 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

    Great magnetic hinges; easy to use

    • Written by from Rancho Palos Verdes

    I've had this cover for nearly a year and love it. The magnetic hinges are fool proof and click into place cleanly. The cover is robust and the flip panels create a wide variety of stands and ways to hold onto the i-Pad. I would miss this cover now that I've gotten so used to it. I recommend this cover without reservation.

    68 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still terrific after nine months

    • Written by from Gaylord

    I purchased the green poly cover just before launch day for the iPad 2. I've used the cover on my iPad for the past nine months and it has worked perfectly. I use my iPad daily at my office and home, even taking it with me when I shop since I keep my shopping list on it. Not once has the cover slipped off. The poly cover cleans up easily, but I'm tired of the green color. Was delighted Apple has introduced new colors and am ordering a dark gray today.

    57 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart cover

    • Written by from dearborn

    First of all it's not a case it's a cover. It does what it's suppose to, protects the screen and looks good while doing. Is it worth $40.00 dollars? No,but if you buy a cheap imatation it does not last at all. I think it's an awesome cover!

    65 of 79 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfection in design

    • Written by from Lewisville

    The iPad 2 Smart Cover does everything it is advertised to do and it does it FLAWLESSLY. And contrary to what another user states on their review, this cover has never, ever put one single scratch on my iPad, so do not worry about that at all. In my experience, that claim is totally unfounded. And I pull off and put back on my smart cover often because I use the iPad charging dock. The cover goes on and comes off so pleasantly easy. It realigns perfectly and harmlessly every time.
    I bought this cover 6 months ago, thinking I'd probably eventually "upgrade" to the leather smart cover when this one began to wear. 6 months later and my smart cover still looks and performs like new. And the polyurethane feels so good to the touch ... kind of like soft, brushed suede leather. The leather version sounds nice, but now I would never part with my polyurethane version (I have the light grey color which blends beautifully with the silver back metal of the iPad).

    54 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Cover

    • Written by from algonquin

    I bought this one because it was cheaper and read bad reviews on the leather covers. The polyurethane is great no problems and i also had read reviews about how the magnet damages the side of the ipad, and that simply isn't true if you take the cover off the right way. all you have to do is pull the cover off in the opposite direction of the ipad, not up or down. It works great and keeps the screen clean, you'll love it.

    52 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Burlington

    Personally, I think this is a great cover. If you have half a brain, you realize by the name this is a *cover*, not a *case*, which seems to be a reason for a lot of these poor ratings. If you want a case to fully protect your iPad, this is not what you're looking for. It's excellent for a quick glass protector, simple stand, and even a screen cleaner.

    I'm rough on electronics, but this cover works great for my needs. When I store it I have the cover on, in my laptop bag, with the aluminum side against a soft wall (so not to scratch the iPad with other loose items).

    I've never had any mechanical issue with the cover. It's stayed magnetized and haven't had any problem with the hinges. I only replaced it because I wanted the new dark gray over the blue which I purchased with the iPad 2 when it was first released.

    55 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Oregon

    I really like the cover. The magnetic feature allows you to easily line up the cover, it stays on well, folds up nice, protects the screen and puts the iPad to sleep. I would recommend the dark gray as it does not show stains and looks clean. I would highly recommend it.

    53 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Destin

    I looked at over 20 cases I feel, trying to find one that I liked and would work well with the iPad without making it look like a brick. One of the main features that I wanted was the smart closure. Getting the original was the best idea because it works great. I was worried when everyone was talking about how cheap it feels and looks. I was surprised by how nice it was and sturdy. Am very happy with my purchase and it keeps my iPad slim which is perfect.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cover

    • Written by from Roseburg

    I really like the fact you can easily take cover off and on when u don't want it on but it does fall off on accendent. It protects screen when carrying around and honestly I couldn't case less what the back of my iPad looks like. If it had a little hole for camera when folder open would be nice but I have not come across another iPad cover I would rather have.

    41 of 44 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    I bought a pink back cover and use the dark gray cover. My smartcover never falls off. I would never pick it by just the cover no matter what case I used. It does what it is intended to do.

    37 of 41 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Herriman

    I think it is a great way to cover\protect your iPad's screen. My iPad is never without it.

    It is a great addition.

    50 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, what is wrong with you?

    • Written by from Moorpark

    Negative reviews seem to balk at how the cover falls off before the owner drops it and cracks the screen. Treat the iPad like it's an electronic device and transport it carefully. If you want a minimalist cover that works great to protect your screen and hold the device in various positions, then this is perfect. I also like the way when one opens the cover the iPad wakes. People that are klutzes should spend $50 more and buy an Otterbox.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Cover

    • Written by from Ithaca

    I love the "multi-use" screen cover. It's so helpful to have to have a fingerprint cleaner and a stand, all the magnet hasn't worn out and i've had it for 6 months. great product and worth the money.

    27 of 29 people found this useful