• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling Apart

    • Written by from Riverview

    Started falling apart 4 months after I purchased it.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUYER BEWARE! This case blows!

    • Written by from Millburn

    I bought an iPad with Retina Display when they were first released (3rd Gen., already had a 2nd Gen.), from the website and ordered this case with it. I requested both case and iPad personalized, (very nice laser etch, by the way). I ordered black 64GB with Verizon but got 32GB with WiFi. Not happy. Personalized and unreturnable... I have kept it and it did what I asked of it. Connecting to my iPhone, same thing for the most part. But wanted to use iPad for video stream and GPS, keeping iPhone available. Only AT&T allows talk and use of data at the same time, in USA and I use Verizon. Because everyone that has it knows that AT&T really s*&ks!

    About the case. I bought a Product Red version, personalized as I said.

    1. The case has never stayed properly shut. The magnets just don't keep it closed. It has gotten worse over the year that I have had it. Same problem as the Smart Cover, (I have a gray Smart Cover).

    2. Rolling into a stand was a cool idea. I was hoping that Apple had improved on the Smart Cover, whose magnetic hinge NEVER STAYED PUT. Well, new problems arose with the newer design. It wouldn't stand securely in the tall position and it would droop in the low position.

    3. The case started to fall apart within weeks. The bottom seam started to peal apart.

    4.The material the case is made of seems to attract dirt. Cleaning it is no big deal, but come on.

    5. I have ended up using it as secondary protection, keeping the iPad with the Smart Case on in a separate zippered sleeve case. Which is exactly the opposite of what I wanted when I bought the Smart Case. A simple and elegant, integrated solution. It turned out to be anything but...

    I will be buying an Apple iPad Mini Retina with Verizon service and 128GB, very soon. I won't be buying another Smart Case. LifeProof's NUUD seems to make more sense even though it's going to cost me more that twice as much... I don't really know why I care. I bought Apple Care as always, yet never have had to use it..

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short on Durability

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    After 18 months the seal that binds the top and bottom of my iPad Smart Case began to separate. I would expect that a fifty dollar case would longer with normal daily use.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful for a year.

    • Written by from Houston

    Liked this case. I bought it in red, but it started to come apart after a year. Now my iPad slips through the bottom. Really upset about that.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing!

    • Written by from Brick

    I loved the case when I first purchased it in red, but it was short lived. Aside from the fact that it didn't quite fit as snug as it should have, it fell apart within such a short time. The lip that goes around the front of the iPad screen had become completely unglued from the back of the case. For this price, it should have at least lasted a tad bit longer. Not only do I deeply regret this purchase, but I should have held onto the receipt. What a waste.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the case but magnet stopped working

    • Written by from Columbus

    I got this case in PINK when I got my iPad in August and had it specially engraved. I love the look and it has done very well with protecting my iPad, however, the cover has lost a ton of magnetic strength. It doesn't adhere to my iPad anymore so if I were to put it in my backpack it would flop all over. Now they don't even make the case in pink anymore some I'm looking for an alternative. Sad day... :(

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like this case

    • Written by from Flint

    I purchased two cases on clearance in red and blue got a good deal. It fits good, light in weight compared to my other cases, and it is not bulky. I also have a Smart Cover, but I like the case better. My only complaint is that the edges makes it uncomfortable to hold. To open it, I just hold it face down and the cover comes loose. To keep it clean I put it in a sleeve. I would recommend that people try it out for themselves. Everyone's opinion/experience with a product, as you have noticed, is different.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent case

    • Written by from Plymouth Meeting

    This case is awesome, I don't know why the people is uncomfortable. It protects all the corners when the iPad falls down, it really beautiful. And the best of all is when you find this case in only $15. I'm really happy to buy those cases.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    CASE

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I LOVE THIS CASE I HAVE BUY AT FROM APPLE STORE NOT ONLINE LOVE IT <3

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but affects wireless reception

    • Written by from Eureka

    Had this for a couple of months. It is a very solid and ergonomic case. But I recently noticed that the cover, when opened and folded all the way around the back of the iPad seems to affect the wireless reception. Where there's a good solid signal it doesn't seem to matter much. But when the signal is marginal, folding the cover back in this manner causes a loos of two bars on the reception meter. It makes sense since it has metal around the edges of the cover. Still a pretty good case.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart case

    • Written by from poway

    I've had my smart case for about 1 year. A little disappointed with the quality for the price. It's been slowly separating around the edges. I thought it would last longer.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It was pretty good

    • Written by

    I liked the style of the case, but I dropped my I pad mini on a corner and my case only covered the screen not the bottom so it cracked. I was very unhappy with myself. However I did like it and how it folded. The only thing I'm to crazy about is the price. I think its a bit to much. I plan on getting the iPad air for myself and getting a smart cover case that covers all of it and getting another case like a sleeve. I really don't want to crack it! Wish me luck!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior to the last version

    • Written by from Irvine

    Pros
    -Nice material
    -Fits extremely well
    -Reasonably protective

    Cons
    -Stand viewing angle is too steep, steeper than the last version. Poking the screen while it's on the stand is easily enough to knock it over.
    -Magnetic latch is not strong enough.
    -3-folding design is inferior to the 4-folding design. It's far less secure as a stand. Not only is it easily knocked over, but the stand collapses easily as well.
    -Also can't be used as a handle the way the last version was.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sturdy for classroom use.

    • Written by from Hatboro

    I purchased this cover to hold my school appointed iPad but I am disappointed with the quality. I have had this case since June and was first pleased with it's slim design. I appreciated it being light weight since I carry it around as I teach. Last night, I put the iPad in my book bag in what I thought was a safe manner. However at school, I noticed the cover was bent and appears to be separating. I expected an Apple product to be able to handle general classroom use considering it's high cost. I will not recommend this case for our classroom set of iPads.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Although it completely covers the ipad which is supposed to offer full protection for the screen and body, yet it gets very dirty easily, it is not will aligned with the ipad dimensions and buttons, by time the ipad falls out of the case easily which offers poor protection if the ipad is flipped or fall on the ground.
    I don't recommend buying it.
    the only thing that makes me believe that this is an Apple product is its price

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not like and returned it

    • Written by from Media

    This is a very expensive case and I really was hoping it would be fantastic but I was very disappointed. The ipad 4 just fit into it. The corners were very hard to get to click around the device. When you went to hold it and folded back the smart cover, the side rolled off of the ipad. When you held it in both hands both the sides would roll off. It is padded so will protect the back and sides of the ipad but if the cover keeps slipping off to where you can't trust it at all and the ipad falls out - it's not worth the money invested. It's a shame. I think I would rather have had the back part of the case a harder material than the softer rubber. Hopefully Apple will redesign this case and make it worth the price they are asking.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth It's Price.

    • Written by from London

    For the price that the iPad case costs the stand does not work. I've had it standing up being supported by the case and I'll tap it ever so slightly and then it'll fall over so easily. The case also gets dirty easily from pen marks and food stains.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from bend

    I use my iPad all the time. I bought this case in January and by March the magnetic parts no longer worked and it never stayed closed. When I had the case open it also never stuck to the back of the iPad. This case is not worth what you will spend on it. I have found several other cases that are cheaper and work much better.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings.

    • Written by from San Rafael

    The case itself is protective, well-built, slim, pretty (and Dark Gray makes the iPad look beautiful, unlike the brighter colors), the problem's the thing not closing correctly. Walking with iPad on hand, constantly hearing the lock sound, and also fits quite loose (I own a 4), thanks to the flop of the decade: iPad 3. Too fat. But other than those two minor issues, I highly recommend it.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    • Written by from El Cerrito

    This product is just awful. I had an urge to buy it, so I did. I have the iPad 4, and the case fits very loose. The stand is not so good. It wiggles back and forth. The polyurethane gets dirty so quickly. I got mine only a couple months ago and the glue adhesive is completely off. Some positive things about the case is that it covers the iPad well, which should be minimal considering the circumstances. This case is not worth $50, I've seen much better ones that cost a lot less than that. You should not buy this at all. I'll be a big waste of your money.

    11 of 11 people found this useful