• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from simi valley

    not an effective cover. magnetics are ineffective, do not hold well. Great if your biggest challenge is going to the local internet cafe. However if you are traveling, placing iPad in the back pack , jumping on the train etc. not a quality protective cover. Im returning.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Canton

    I have the Smart Cover in Blue and have found a couple of things NOT to my liking when on my ipad 3... When the cover is on and you go to use it, if you open it too hard it comes off it's magnet attachments and I almost dropped the ipad because it did that, that being my biggest complaint... Also,it does not protect the back of the aluminum ipad 3 from any scratches to the surface of that aluminum, I don't care how sturdy it is, it will scratch. And when you are using it on a softer fabric other than a sturdy table, the Smart Cover when it is propped up in its standing position, does not hold the ipad in place, and that is in any of the fold up positions....And the colors are not that cool either...

    Come on Apple, please come out with a better Smart Cover option, especially for the price of the ipad 3 and even for the price of the Smart Cover! We really need to have full use of the ipad while still protecting it!!! I know it is early yet, but you can do this!!!

    35 of 54 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Lindenhurst

    While the design is visually appealing and clever, the actual experience is anything but satisfactory. The magnet that holds the cover to the iPad is not very strong. Several times each day, the cover and the iPad disconnect from each other which often means the iPad falls whatever distance to the nearest surface. It also disconnects when it is in my purse or laptop bag. I have scratched my screen as items shift in my bag and the screen is no longer protected. You can find much better options with a google search.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it

    • Written by from waterport

    The cover leaves dusty lines on the iPad and the magnet is weak. The cover is not what they show you don't waste your money. Look for a different style. I made a felt sleeve that I use all the time.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing "smart" about it

    • Written by from Norwalk

    Had it attached to my brand new iPad that I only owned a week propped up when the magnet decided to stop working and it crashed to the floor, shattering the screen. I am upset and dreading the $ that Apple will say is my responsibility even though their product caused the issue.

    42 of 72 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful, horrible, useless

    • Written by from Medford

    It's pretty rare that I dislike a product enough to bother writing a review, but this product was a serious waste of money for me. It annoyed me enough that it actually affected my initial experience with my iPad. It definitely took away some of the fun of experiencing the iPad for the first time.

    24 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    falls off, doesn't protect back of device

    • Written by from Potomac

    I prefer the old covers which encase the entire device. This one comes off too easily. If you grab the device by the cover, it comes off easily, and the device crashes to the floor/ground. It doesn't protect the aluminum back of the device, which is susceptible to nicks and scratches. This cover does not protect the device if you drop it.

    32 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Fredonia

    We bought this with the ipad and it has shown some wear as expected on the poly part. However, the magnetic part has worn through the plastic creating a sharp edge and scratching the ipad itself. We've never had such a bad apple product before.

    9 of 11 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