• 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.

    76 of 87 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.

    39 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart cover

    • Written by from Banning

    This is great for turning the iPad on and off...but it needs a caution..If you have a pacemaker do not buy it. I found myself getting light-headed and had to quickly remove it and toss it out of working range. Eventually I gave it to my granddaughter so she could have fun with the magnets.

    29 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works and looks great!

    • Written by from Meredith

    I have used this for over 6 months..no problems. Saves the battery, works great as two angle stand, easily cleaned the vinyl with soft cloth and mild soap, magnets continue to work fine...no problem, microfiber does keep screen safe and cleans it as well. Most of all...it's slim great looking design compliments the Apple IPad design and impresses people when they see me using it's functions. If you other critics want full protection, you should have bought a laptop with a case!
    Just buy one.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design

    • Written by from Geashill

    I really love the smart cover. Works really well on the New iPad. The fact that it doubles up as a stand is brilliant. However don't expect any great protection...it will cover your screen ok but the rest of the iPad is still just as vulnerable as it was without the cover. Keep this in mind when purchasing. Can't fault the rest of it though, it's a great addition to my iPad!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should refund this junk.

    • Written by from Brunswick

    This is the worst device Apple has ever produced. It doesn't stay on the iPad, and it won't even stay up so you can form a stand! (Even the iPad II was ok at that, just the "new" iPad version is defective in this.

    This is absolutely worthless. I was fooled into buying the $79 version (I know, shame on me) and didn't even realize a $39 version existed, but I bought it at the Apple store and I learned to trust them.

    I am just going to throw it away. Even the Apple Store techs are now suggesting you buy a case somewhere else. (We buy them for a business so buy them on a regular basis.)

    Apple should refund all who were fooled into buying this junk. It has significantly lowered my opinion of apple products.

    16 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted 2 days

    • Written by from Pomona

    Only lasted 2 days and now it falls right back off doesn't hold on to screen

    11 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential accessory

    • Written by from FINSPÅNG

    The smart cover is excellent. It's perfect in every single way except one - when the cover is folded to the back, it doesn't quite attach to the back itself. Very small caveat though. All in all, this is the best accessory Apple's ever released - it's even better than than the excellent iPhone bumper.

    A shame that the good colours are reserved for the leather versions, though.

    13 of 14 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More of a hindrance

    • Written by from San Jose

    When using the iPad, the cover does not fix flat onto the back and flaps open freely.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for what it is.

    • Written by from Oxford

    No it doesn't protect the back and it does come off ipad easily but users who complain should do some research before buying. I love mine. It makes propping my ipad for viewing movies or typing easy. I went to iskins and bought their case made to work with the smart cover. This eliminates the smart cover from coming off, it is extremely secure. My only problem with the smart cover is that it seems to wear out easily. I have only been using it for a week and a half and it is already starting to bend out of shape in one area that bends to support propping. Maybe I should have bought one of the leather ones instead of the polyurethane one? I'm happy enough with it that if another better case isn't made for the ipad 3 I will buy a leather one when this one is no longer usable.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product with a flaw

    • Written by from Usquert

    The main functionalities of protecting the screen and stand function work properly. However the screen gets dirty in those areas where the cover does not touch the screen; leaving three stripes of dust on the screen behind. Everytime I flip the cover I am looking at those stripes and need to wipe the screen.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I purchased the "smart" cover at the same time I ordered my iPad2 online but I guess I did not study about this product in detail.
    I hate the fact that it does not protect the back of the iPad.
    I hate the fact that the magnets are so weak and dose not stay or stand firmly.
    I trusted Apple but I was disappointed this time..

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart cover

    • Written by from La Puente

    Works nicely on the iPAD 3rd Gen. Where are the black and red covers?

    7 of 9 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.

    51 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only protects the FRONT of the iPAD, not the BACK!

    • Written by from MADISON

    Placing any cover on a beautifully designed product such as the iPad or iPhone is not my favorite thing to do but it is required in order to maintain pristine condition. The day I purchased my iPad online, I quickly added this cover but I failed to study this cover in detail.
    While this cover is a decent product it does absolutely nothing to protect the back of the iPad. The Apple cover for my iPad 1, while simple, protected the entire iPad 1 front and back.
    I consider this "new" cover a wasted effort and wasted money. I wanted a cover that protects the entire iPad! This cover fails to perform such a simple task.

    111 of 190 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible for 3rd generation iPad

    • Written by from PORT ISABEL

    I bought my iPad smart cover (product red) when I purchased my iPad 2, and it was a wonderful thing, I was completely in love with it, it worked amazing, but when I decided to upgrade to the 3rd generation iPad, it's been a nightmare the cover somehow does not stay on like it did with the iPad 2, any little movement it comes of, specially trying to move it when watching a movie, I have dropped my iPad due to this, I guess the magnets are not as strong as before or maybe it does not make contact as it did before, so I would not recommend this case for the new iPad, because you will have problems with it, as I did!

    188 of 234 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design. Poor choice of materials.

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Well, the design of the smart cover is brilliant. I protects the screen, shuts the iPad on and off, acts as a stand, and does all this without adding hardly any bulk to the iPad like so many portfolio cases do.

    So why only three stars? Poor material choice. The polyurethane feels really nice, but it scratches and stains too easily. It got marks from just being in my backpack a few hours. It's like a you need to buy a case for your case. Also, stronger magnets would be nice to keep the case closed.

    19 of 22 people found this useful