• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Honolulu

    Unstable, always comes off hinges when barely tugged. Not secre, hinges come off sometime when folding cover.unstable as astand. I can't believe how bad this cover is.it gets one star for putting my iPad to sleep

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    • Written by from Sachse

    I was quite disappointed in the build quality of this case. I returned it the day I got it. The form and fit is not snug, and feels very cheaply made.

    The smart cover portion does not line up flush ontop, and I had constant problems with sleep and wake functionality. There are tons of third party covers that do the job better.

    I highly recommend you look and feel in a store before buying.

    I am still baffled that Apple thought this case was quality they would put their name on...

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly manufactured

    • Written by from Engadine

    I purchased the smart cover for my ipad, less then 4 months ago and since then I have been significantly disappointed. I take my ipad to and from uni every day and through the day to day use, the parts have started to peel away, exposing the plastic panels in the centre. Like anything once it startes to peel of it doesn't stop. I continue to use it, only because it protects the front of my ipad. I paid $45 for it and wouldn't be complaining if i paid what it was worth, which is $10. I took pictures of it for futre reference, but if you are thinking about purchasing it. Think about how it might only last a few weeks until the edges start to peel. I' sorry that i have to make this complaint but felt that it was needed.

    38 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't hold cover when taking photos/videos!

    • Written by from Madison Heights

    We've had the smart cover on our ipad 2 for over a year now. The cover is nicely made, protects the screen when closed, folds for uses as in the info on website, & puts it to sleep. BUT: we've folded the cover back to take photos or video,holding the ipad w/2 hands, the magnetic connection can break allowing ipad to fall. You should NOT hold it by folded cover (easier said than done sometimes), when aiming camera for photo. Take it OFF. Last week, luck ran out, it hit a stone & concrete patio, shattering the glass screen. Functionality, fortunately, not effected. We didn't have accidental insurance, but found a local place to replace the screen at $140, considering ourselves very lucky. Have now ordered the smart case to use instead.

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome minimalistic function!

    • Written by from Cleveland Heights

    This cover does exactly what it was designed to do, protect the screen of the iPad, with minimal bulk, when you think that Apple managed to make it so it also puts it to sleep and wakes it up without waiting for it to turn on is amazing. Plus it doubles as a stand. I have never had a problem from day 1. I think the cover is almost as amazing as the iPad. Hey if you don't like it buy a bulky Targus cover.

    21 of 26 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

    Snaps off too easily, metal hinges scratch laptop if used in same sleeve

    • Written by from Chandler

    The idea is awesome: light weight and multiple angles. Unfortunately I find that with my Retina iPad the cover simply doesn't stay on well enough. It's constantly snapping off and causes me to fumble the iPad.

    Additionally, I can't put it in my laptop sleeve because the hinges scratch it.

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for ipad2 bad for ipad3

    • Written by from Sherbrooke

    Got an iPad 3 and discovered that the magnets of the smart cover are not strong enough for the extra weight of the iPad 3. The cover is perfect for the iPad 2 where i've been using it for a year.

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rusty pins and stains

    • Written by from Kapolei

    SMART COVER "not" in three weeks it started to rust, in the hinge there are pins either they are the magnets or steel pin dowels that hold the plastic in place where it make contact to the iPad. It started to rust and leave stains on edge of the IPad that barely came off and it started to loss it holding strength pop off real easy. Spead good money on the I pad just to get rust stains on it not to smart! I got my temporaly fixed for now until I save money to buy something else better DO NOT BUY IT NOT A SMART BUY

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great... At the start

    • Written by from Beauval

    I've had the smart cover for a couple months now since I bought it along side my iPad 3. It work very good at first, connected to the side fast and stayed on well. Until after a month of use the metal connecting plate started bending a little outward. Now it doesnt connect very well and falls off easily. I would recommend a whole case that covers the front and back.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool, barely works

    • Written by from Parsippany

    The purpose of a protective cover is to protect, but this barely fits the bill. Apple is famous for it's impeccable design and engineering, but this time they focussed too much on form and not enough on function.

    The cover is held to the iPad with magnets, so when any sort of weight is applied, say that of an iPad, it separates from that which it is supposed to protect. This means that if you accidentally grab it only by the cover, your iPad will go crashing to the ground (and in my case, the screen shattered).

    Also, because it uses strong magnets, don't put it in the same bag as your wallet if you don't want to wipe your credit cards, and don't put it next to any portable hard drives either, unless you are trying to erase them. The old Apple iPad cover they made for the 1st generation was much better, even if it was a bit uglier. At least it worked.

    26 of 33 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better product

    • Written by

    It is so great. It combines sleekness, the ability to be manipulated andthe color choices. Awesome.

    18 of 24 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

    Great Product

    • Written by from WOODBRIDGE

    LOVE THE SMART COVER, GREAT INVENTION. WORKS EXACTLY LIKE IT SAYS
    IT WILL! ALSO, INSTEAD OF MAYBE ONE COLOR, THERE ARE MANY TO CHOOSE.
    OFFERS GREAT PROTECTION FOR THE SCREEN AND HAVE NOT HAD AN ISSUE
    SO FAR.
    THANKS FOR YOUR FORWARD THINKING ON THIS PRODUCT,

    DP

    17 of 21 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

    It is a joke

    • Written by from Reynoldsburg

    I think this is a waste of money. It does not work well at all. I wanted something that coer the back and protect it if dropped. Sorry I purchased.

    27 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, with a few caveats.

    • Written by from Lehi

    It makes me crazy that so many reviews give one star for the cover not protecting the back. So, in case you can't tell from the description or pictures... THIS COVER IS MEANT TO PROTECT YOU SCREEN!

    With that out of the way. The cover is quite stylish. You get to keep the original appeal of design while protecting the glass on your new toy. I have a folio cover that works great for protecting the front and back, but when I just want the minimal, this cover fits the bill nicely.

    The sleep/wake features work great on iPad 2. I cannot vouch for the "new iPad". My folio does this as well, so I've grown accustomed to this. The magnets that hold the cover on do their job pretty well. Yes, it still pops off periodically when I don't intend it to. No, this has not caused me any trouble as I just pop it back on. It is infinitely faster when dealing with a cradle than something like a folio case.

    Design is sharp. I can see where it might start cracking where it folds, but time will tell. Overall, it's a pretty good screen cover, though it does come with the "Apple Tax" that makes it overpriced for what it is. Still, if you want minimalism, this is the way to go.

    75 of 86 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not the best product

    • Written by from WASHINGTON

    I have had the smart cover for two months and it is not only bad protection it also is falling a part on the edges. The magnit that holds it on to the side of the iPad opposite the volume controls has rubbed off the finish of the iPad. This is is deffenetly not the best product for a school or working envierment.

    50 of 72 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

    • Written by from La Canada Flintridge

    The smart cover works fiine as what it intended to do on new iPad. I don't know there are negative reviews on its functionality. I am just wondering if back cover is interfering with it. I took a star off due to angle you get when fold it to have iPad stand or elevated is not really comfortable position in my use. Apple should do a little more research on optimal angle. Other than that, magnetic sleep function works well too.

    38 of 48 people found this useful