• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay for Now

    • Written by from Chicago

    Just picked up a new iPad and grabbed this case. Wanted something to protect it initially and it's not too bad. The fit is nice and tight and the material seems pretty sturdy. Not sure it's 49 bucks worth but I have 2 weeks as a return window. I do plan on upgrading to the iPad 5 (couldn't hold out though...been on the original until today) and this along with a Speck screen protector should keep it in good shape in prep for a resell.

    Bottomline...meh ;-)

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! Not sure where the haters are coming from.

    • Written by from Bandon

    I find this cover to be awesome! Recently purchased an iPad 3 and received the case a couple of days later... What a huge difference in how to hold & protect my device!
    I've only had it a few days, but love it.
    I am really struggling to figure out all of the negative reviews. I wonder if those folks have properly seated their iPad into the cover? This is my first iPad, so I'm not sure if the diameter is different on the other generations?
    All of the outer buttons line up perfectly with the holes in the cover... As they should!
    Some reviews said that the "cover" is kind of hard to open if you don't have fingernails to lift the edge. That one I can somewhat understand, but I have done some "testing" & have found that if you slide the pad of your finger underneath the corner it actually lifts quite easily. I really think it is a matter of finessing it if you don't have fingernails.
    I would recommend this cover for the iPad 3, because that's what I have. Again, not sure what the dimensions are for older/newer versions. Find it hard to believe that there are so many issues with this case from the negative reviewers:)

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    • Written by from gallup

    For $50 I thought this "smart" case would be a good idea. The case doesn't do anything smart. There is a small magnet that turns the screen off when you close it. That's all this does, it's very flimsy and all the folds permanently crease. It get dirty from anything and the "fabric" aspect of it makes it hard to clean. I take ridiculously good care of my things and this case is ripping on the inside corner where it's creased (it shouldn't even be able to crease there) I would say stay away from this item and spend you $50 on something that will function well and protect your iPad. I have only had it for 2-3 months and if I could rate zero stars I would .

    40 of 60 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad

    • Written by from Agia Paraskevi

    Bought the case in Sept 2012 to protect the ipad2 from my 3 children. First of all does good in a fall, the ipad corners were protected. Bad news that in Feb2013 it started to become unglued. By April of this year three sides have completely come undone. The device could not sit in the case, just slipping and sliding about. The thing that upsets me the most is for the price tag, i expected something a little more durable. Now maybe i got a bad batch, or maybe that what happens to it after time. I will be looking for a more durable case.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from Lubbock

    I love this case. Provides great protection and functionality. Fit is good for a flexible material. Great design and functionality.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design...

    • Written by from Conway

    The magnetic connection comes off too easily. Because of this...my iPad slipped from the cover and shattered on impact. Definitely not worth the money. Replacing it with something more secure once I get my iPad repaired!!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken

    • Written by from Whittier

    It has a hole in it in one month disappointed,

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It only works for protecting the ipad

    • Written by from Obregon

    The stand for movies doesn't work, the one for typing is to down, I gets to damaged to soon, but the only thing that does right is protect the ipad

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! The perfect ~50 gift for ANY iPad owner

    • Written by from Mansfield

    upon the release of the iPad 2 and its fixes of the iPad 1's kinks, I thought it would make the perfect computer for my mother, and it just so happened to be coming out on her birthday, so I bought her one and a few accessories to go along with it, among them, the smart cover, something I felt was essential. But she was looking for a bid more protection and bought an ugly traveling-size sleeve for it because with the smart cover you cannot have a regular case as well. The Smart Case solved this problem and knocks the cheap knockoffs out of the water. DO NOT buy one of those iLuv or whatever magnetic cases for ~$20, get the real deal, you'll thank me later. ;)

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The idea is solid...

    • Written by from PORT COLBORNE

    I got this case in January with my iPad and I must admit I was pleased at first, but as I used it the problems became more and more apparent.
    First off I noticed that the cover did not hug the screen very well, it would shift in my backpack, turn the screen on and the iPad would be dead before morning classes.
    Secondly, the cut outs are all slightly off. I had to use a knife from my garage to widen the charger slot so that it would fit apple's standard lightning cable. Also the hole for the slide at the side is off, and you have to really dig a nail in to get the switch to the "off" position.
    Third thing, the way the cover folds should be improved. The keyboard mode is a bit shallow for my liking, however i did manage to take notes on it everyday, but the "movie mode" is terrible. On the Smart Cover it held the iPad at a slight angle to allow stability, but with the this case, it's pretty much straight up, and falls over constantly.
    Finally, the build quality is terrible already the hinge is starting to tear at the edges, as well as all the folds on the cover, and the main body of the case is starting to split at the edges.

    In short, tis is a solid idea for a case, but it needs some serious refinements before it should wear the apple logo.

    40 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hinge is terrible

    • Written by from Oshkosh

    The hinge on the left side of the iPad 4 where the cover connects with the case does not stay firmly seated thus exposing the aluminum edge of the iPad and constantly requires readjustment when cover is flipped back behind iPad. I miss the original iPad 1 case which in my opinion was a superior design albeit its propensity to show dirt.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It hurts my hands

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    I should have watched the cnet review. It shows how flimsy it is when you try to get it to prop up your ipad. The review did say that it is suppose to be used more as a portfolio. That doesn't work for me because the edges have a ledge that really cuts into your hand after awhile. I ordered something different today so that means this purchase was a waste of my money.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Protects but a joke as to standing up.

    • Written by from Amarillo

    This cover, which I ordered 4 for myself and family protects the Ipad and all its corners well. However, standing the Ipad is another story. The back part should have two sections; at the most three. To divide in four sections, the Ipad is too top heavy and keeps falling back. If you let it continue to fall back you will end up breaking glass.

    You could improve by sectioning in two the stand and also, include a place where stylus can be carried.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect

    • Written by from Angleton

    No problems at all. The "sharp" edges people talk about are flimsy. It's two pieces of polyurethane joined together (the front and back) so they don't cut or cause any discomfort at all. As for the cover being a pain to remove to view the screen, I do not experience that. Im a dude so I don't have any fingernails and I can open mine no problem. Another thing I saw reading the review is that the cover doesn't close all the way. Again, not true. Mine closes just as well as the Smart Cover did. For the viewing angle, mine stood up perfectly out of the box. No "breaking in" or anything. As far as an attachment to hold the cover back while open, I just fold it in half and it magnets together out of my way no problem. I may be the lucky one with the only perfect smart case out there, or maybe people are just trying to pick it apart.... Either way, I'm very happy with it. Worth every penny.

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful!!

    • Written by from Carpentersville

    Just got this case and so far I have no issues. It's feels great and it's feels like my ipad is safe. Only issue is wish it was darker or even black. Been thinking of getting this for a while and glad I did. It's an upgrade from the Smart Cover. :)

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Yall need to make an Ipad mini smart case

    • Written by from Geary

    Not as sturdy as the Smart Cover but still works, can't type or anything, good for viewing videos/FaceTime. When enabled the cover locks and unlocks your screen. However when the screen is locked via the cover all notifications are silenced until the cover is removed to unlock.
    We need an ipad mini version of the smart case, ya gotta protect both sides. No one wants a scratched ipad

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!!

    • Written by from Elmendorf AFB

    This is a great product! It keeps the ipad protected and slim! It's perfect!!!

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly done

    • Written by from Algonquin

    I thought it was a good case at first, but it is so uncomfortable to hold. The flap is annoying I wish my parents would have of gotten me a better case

    25 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, poorly executed.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've always wanted Apple to release a full case but this was not what I had in mind. It's uncomfortable to hold and the edges feel a bit sharp in my hands. The cover is not the easiest to open either. I don't mind the material and I like the amount of protection that is offered. Overall this is not up to their usual quality. I hope this is a one off mistake and not the future of Apple innovation.

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Best Simple Protection

    • Written by from Surrey

    I initially bought one of these to replace a silicone back that had no cover and then took it back to the store within hours because my first reaction was that the back of the Smart Case was too thin in comparison to my $10 silicone protector. Once I realized that silicone, although much thicker than polyurethane, was slick enough to turn the iPad into an over-sized air hockey puck on a smooth surface I reconsidered. This change in perception was also in part because all of the after-market folios I looked at only gripped the iPad at the corners or you had to slide the iPad into a fabric or leather enclosure that offered no seal whatsoever. Back covers meant to pair with a Smart Cover were similarly poor. My only complaints about the Smart Case design are the very thin edge of the enclosure that is somewhat uncomfortable to hold when reading a book and the lack of a magnetic device to secure the open cover flat to the back. Bottom line for me is when at home I may prefer the cheap silicone back for convenience and comfort, but when I want a simple sealed case/stand to toss in a bag or briefcase, the Smart Case fits the bill nicely.

    18 of 22 people found this useful