• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, but is painful to use

    • Written by from San Diego

    I really like the fit and finish of this case. I want to love this case, but the sharp edges of it make it painful to hold for any length of time.

    The problem is that the edges dig into the palms of your hands.

    I'm going to have to return it and search for something that won't hurt to use.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not snug.

    • Written by from Hilo

    i liked the smart cover but needed the back protection. i got this case for my iPad but the back of the case wasn't snug, there was ripples in the back and it just felt like the case didn't fit like it should

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    • Written by from Woodhaven

    I was surprised at the texture of the case,very soft and smooth to the touch. The overall compact style of the case makes my iPad 4 all the more mobile. No problems getting the case on. Magnets work well for shut off and secure closure. Easy to open. The only con, would like the cover to actually secure to the case when flipped back.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    • Written by from BROOKLINE

    I was somewhat hesitant to buy this considering some of the terrible reviews. However, I've found this to be an excellent case-- beautiful, protects the iPad well without adding bulk. Also fits the iPad like a glove. A little bit pricey, but would buy again without hesitation.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesomeness

    • Written by from South portland

    This is my first ipas first drop no probs second drop no problem earthier third still no problem

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some issues

    • Written by from Big flats

    This is very light and slim case which is good but when the front is flipped back it is always flops. I hope they put a magnet or something to keep it open.

    30 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A very good case

    • Written by from Lawrenceville

    I was looking for a light case to protect my iPad from scratches. (I don't expect to take an iPad anywhere where it might be submersed and if I drop it that's my fault.) I liked the look of the Smart Case and was very pleased by how it appeared out of the box. Good snug fit and it works as described. The case feels good in my hands and it doesn't add a noticeable amount of bulk or weight to the iPad.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised.

    • Written by from Westmont

    Well to be honest I was pleasantly surprised with the smart case. Fits my new 4th gen great. I had the otterbox defender on my 1st gen and it was bulky but offered great protection, but I thought how many times did I actually drop it? Prob twice in 2 years from 3 ft tops. So I decided to try this out due to the thinness of it and it has been great. I keep seeing post of unfinished edges cutting off hands and the cover ripping off finger nails while trying to open (sarcasm). People will complain about everything. Facts: if you carry your ipad around all day and you have the risk of dropping on concrete then yes this case prob isn't for you, but if you are looking for a sleek, thin, decently priced case for average use buy it.

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard but Good

    • Written by from Ringgold

    I am very pleased with this case but it was rather difficult to get on. Otherwise, I am very pleased with this case.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case! Need one for the mini

    • Written by from Dallas

    I bought this case for my iPad 2, and it works great. I like how well it moulds around the iPad, and it doesn't add any additional bulk that would impede my ability to hold it with two hands and type. Now that I have an iPad Mini, I would love it if Apple released a smart case for it. The smart cover just doesn't give the iPad enough protection, and it's over priced at $39 just to cover the display.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Concord

    I had the cover, but it doesn't protect the back. This is the PERFECT solution.

    Now, I just bought the iPad Mini...when will this cover be available for it?

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sharp edges hurt my hands

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    While I am reading my favorite book on my iPad in bed, the sharp edges hurt my hands. I hope that apple will address this problem as I am used to great engineering from apple. Thanks.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The cold truth... No sentiments!

    • Written by from Spanish Town

    As long as it is clear what you are and aren't getting, I believe everyone will be fine.

    Positives:
    The ipad fits snuggly in the case period so it is very unclear what that fuss is about. The fabric used on the insides of the front cover which sits against the glass is of good quality. Magnets work well for the sleep and wake feature (N.B. wakes instantly but sleeps about 1.5 seconds after closed). Apple logo and the custom words that can be added to the case (if ordered from apple.com) are really very elegant. Ridges for folding and the hinges are sturdy.

    Negatives:
    Edges are sharp and may be uncomfortable to hold especially if it becomes necessary to grip tightly in landscape view (e.g. playing games on the iPad). Interestingly, these same sharp ridges will provide some bump protection for the edges of the iPad during light to moderate use. The front cover does NOT magnetically adhere to the back of the case when folded flat against the back for reading. This is especially annoying in landscape view mode as you have to consciously hold it there with your fingers while attempting to scroll with your thumb.

    General:
    The rounding of the edges and a magnetic solution for sticking the front cover to the back of the smartcase while still being able to peel away the first flap to take pictures and videos are definite upgrades this product needs. Truthfully, Apple does not the spend time to improve their accessories as fast as they do their main products so Lord knows when these oversights will be addressed (and you know when they do the cost will go up!)

    Conclusion:
    I knew of these nuances when I tested the product and purchased it anyway as I believe the smartcase couples well with the iPad. Aftermarket versions tend to be bulky or of inferior build quality. Bottomline guys, you get pay for... Peace!

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    • Written by from Manalapan

    This case fits my iPad (4th generation) quite well and was real easy to insert. All the openings line up properly and the iPad sleeps and wakes as expected. The feel of the material is also very nice. The color is not as dark as pictured (a little more industrial looking than expected), but that's a small point. While I believe this product should probably be priced less, I'm still very pleased and glad I bought it.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Smart

    • Written by from Doral

    iPad Smart Case - Polyurethane - Dark Gray is perfect. I LOVE IT!! is just perfect for my ipad.

    44 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but not bad

    • Written by from ALTO

    If you follow the instructions for inserting the iPad it fits easily and snugly.
    As opposed to what others have reported, the magnetic closure works just fine in the open or closed positions.

    One design flaw is that it is a little tricky to open since the edges are cut too short. The Marware version was a nicer fit, but only a minor issue as far as I'm concerned. Since the edges are not as round as I'd like, I carry it by the spine edge which is smooth.

    I bought the grey cover and it looks terrific.

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Fit - Tested on iPad 2 and iPad 4

    • Written by from Dunwoody

    Not sure what all the bad reviews are about...

    Fits my brand new iPad 4 perfectly. I tested it on my wife's iPad 2, and it also fits perfectly. You have to finesse the cover's rubber perimeter around the iPad when initially setting it in, which can take a few minutes, but once it's on it's perfect.

    Superior to the smart cover because it protects the back casing of the iPad, plus you don't have to deal with the whole magnet thing. Contrary to other reviews, the fit is tight enough and still incorporates the form and function of all the iPad's features (small perforated holes where the speaker is, camera hole, etc.

    The name says it all - it's a smart case, and it's only $10 more than the smart cover. You can't go wrong.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart case vs Smart Cover

    • Written by from Victoria

    I have used both the Apple cover plus aftermarket back cover and the new smart case. I do prefer the former based solely on the ease of opening it. The smart case is much more difficult to open. It requires you to use a fingernail to pry it open. The older combination of cover and protective back cover was by comparison much easier. My wife has an aftermarket case but the magnetic switch to put the iPad to sleep doesn't always work. It too is much easier to open. Advice, try them in the store.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Doesn't look very good, feels cheap, and hard to open. Kind of disappointed.

    18 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Minor flaw = big pain

    • Written by from san diego

    The case fits and looks great. Don't buy it unless you have long and strong finger nails. It is a pain to open. I've had mine for a month or so and am thinking of crazy glueing something to the front flap to open it.

    21 of 29 people found this useful