• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this case, with one exception.

    • Written by from West Grove

    Very happy with this case. Had a smart cover, which magnetically attaches to the side and protects only the front, but this is a step up in terms of protection (obviously), and the ability to both hold the iPad and put it into a bag for travel without worrying about the case moving around and scratching up the iPad (the smart cover had metal-to-metal contact with the device, and would pop off at unexpected times). The suede-like interior is excellent, and the exterior manages to look both industrial and elegant at the same time.

    The one problem seems to be the "hinge" side, which pulls away from the iPad and has to frequently be realigned in order for the case to close correctly.

    I'd love to see Apple follow up with a similar case for the new iPhone due this fall.

    1769 of 2024 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Functional Case

    • Written by from SANTA FE

    I just bought this case a couple of days ago and thus far have been happy with it. It's nice having a simple one piece case which protects the iPad without adding a lot of bulk. Good for carrying an iPad in a back pack or other bag. I like the dark gray color and the texture for gripping the iPad. Unlike other reviews, I find the fit reasonable and have no trouble opening the magnetic lid (note: I have iPad gen 3). I have not yet tried to remove the case and put it back on since the iPad is very functional staying in the case at all times. The only drawback I have found thus far are the slightly "sharp" edges (similar to original iPad case from Apple) but I understand that part of the functionality of the edge is to add stiffness without requiring that the entire case be stiff.

    146 of 154 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Protection!

    • Written by from Mishawaka

    I actually like this case and I've tried many. It protects the back unlike the Smart Cover alone. I purchased the dark gray or charcoal and it is really just gray. Apple, please make a black Smart Case and I'll give you the extra star!

    61 of 64 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!

    • Written by from Bronx

    This is a great case for anyone who wants protection for their ipad without covering the nice design of the ipad or the additional bulk or heaviness of most cases. When I first bought the ipad I also purchased the smart cover which I found to be a nice cover for the ipad screen but the back of the ipad felt had no protection and I often felt it might slip out of my hands and fall. The smart cover has a nice texture, good grip and soft feel. it is also light weight, does not cover the nice design layout of the ipad and very easy to clean (I accidently got makeup on it and was able to clean it off using a cool cloth wet with mild soap. It didn't leave any wet stains or smudge marks either. It looked like new!). The only reason why I gave this case four stars is because at the time of my purchase I also ordered the ipad dock and I asked the representative if the ipad will fit on the dock with the smart case on. He told me yes, which is not true. Each time I want to place my ipad on the dock I have to remove the cover. I've noticed that some people have complained about the case not fitting the ipad snuggly. No worries there, it won't fall out because it takes a bit of lifting, pushing and tugging to get it out. And because I have to go through this each time I need to place it on the dock is why I give four stars. However, this lets me know that my ipad is secure and I am very pleased with my new case. I love the color too! I would definitely recommend it to others!

    59 of 62 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case, great iPad protection

    • Written by from Little Rock

    I like this case. It fits my iPad (3rd gen) snuggly and offers ample protection. The magnetic closure putting the iPad to sleep/wake works great. The cover looks fantastic (I got the dark gray). The Apple logo on the back is a nice touch. The case was "stiff" at first, making the stand aspect awkward, but that has worked out as I've used it. In full upright positiion, there is not a lot of slant to the position - which can make viewing difficult. There are several ways to fold the cover/stand though, for differing viewing angles. The only reason this doesn't get a "5" is because you can't rotate the iPad - so the only viewing orientation with the stand is landscape/horizontal. For $10 more dollars, I would get the case over the cover. I rate this a definite "buy".

    58 of 61 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Certainly does the job.

    • Written by from Auckland

    The smart case covers my iPad well and I've had no issues with shifting nor not closing completely.
    The only issue I have is with using it as a stand. It's not completely stable - seems a lot of pressure for a little fold to stand up to - and the suede side is out so if there is anything on the surface it's sitting on it gets picked up by the suede and goes on the iPad when it's closed.
    Apart from that I'm really happy. It's been through so any TSA screenings in the last three weeks and I'm happy that it's well protected and easy to whip out of my bag and into the trays.

    44 of 49 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice iPad Cover

    • Written by from Tel-Aviv

    The all new iPad smart case is nice.
    It's a little bit hard to open the cover and get the iPad out of the case.
    I recommend everybody that have the smart cover and they want to have full protection on their iPad as much as I do.

    28 of 31 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the Smart Case...not the Smart Cover.

    • Written by from Ashburn

    First, to the reviewer that complained that this only protects the screen - you bought the wrong product. That is the Smart Cover. This is the Smart Case and it covers the screen, sides and back of your iPad.

    With that said, I have been using a combination of the Smart Cover and a third party snap case for the back. That left much of my sides exposed and did not cover the corners very well. This case has a better fit and feel. It has better coverage. And, although it is not important, it displays the Apple logo on the back. Again, not important...but I do like that look a little better than a plain back. I wish they offered this Smart Case in the leather finishes (I do like the feel of my black leather Smart Cover), or a few more masculine colors (distressed brown, royal or navy blue, deeper red/maroon).

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case!

    • Written by from COPIAGUE

    Great case for protection and looks great to.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This case gets a bad wrap

    • Written by from Horsham

    I just recieved my iPad smart case today and so far I am very impressed with it. It feels great and keeps the nice slim profile of the ipad which was a big concern for me. I like the cover I do feel that it can be a little hard to open sometimes but isn't such a massive deal as people make it out to be. I have the new iPad and it fits in well all the ports line up very well. The stand can be a little low for typing but it is nothing that can be adjusted by fixing the angle of the case a little bit. I only gave it 4 stars becasue the one fault I find with this case is that if you fold the cover behind it you have to hold it I think it would be beneficial if they added magnets on the back to hold the cover in place when you want it to lay flat. Other than that this is a great case I recommend it.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Full coverage protection

    • Written by from Decatur

    I purchased this to go with my new iPad. I have an original iPad but never bought a case for it, so it has some scratches and dings. Since I wanted more protection than the original Smart Cover, I decided to go with this.

    The fit is very good overall -- it took a little bit of effort to get the iPad into the case, but I haven't noticed the iPad moving around at all. The exterior rubberized surface is pleasant to the touch and keeps the iPad from slipping from your hand. We'll see how well it cleans up over time. The interior soft surface is a nice contrast and protects the screen and back well.

    My only complaint is that when the cover rolls up into a stand, it could be sturdier. In horizontal orientation, it's a little wobbly. I wouldn't use it in portrait orientation at all.

    Overall, I think this is a good choice if you want to protect the entire iPad. High quality to the touch, lots of protection, and a sleek look.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this case!

    • Written by from Mira loma

    I think this is a great case for the iPad. I have the newest generation iPad & bought a case initially for it, not from Apple. That case never closed well, my iPad was slipping out. I read reviews for this case and decided to try it. I bought it and love it! No complaints with it holding the iPad in or it falling out. It's not padded which I think is okay but I like that it keeps the iPad size still thin. I do love how the cover snaps on and you hear that click. The color is great, although I wish the colors were brighter. Overall, satisfied with this case.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case but how about BLACK?

    • Written by from Martinsville

    Great case. Slim and protects ipad well all around. VERY disappointed in color selection. How about a BLACK case. Black would make me very happy... Dark gray... not so much. Hey Apple... did I mention that a BLACK case would be nice?

    25 of 30 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Anaconda

    I used to have a Smart Cover/case combo that matched in color. After my Smart Cover hinge became damaged I ordered this. I love how now the case has the Apple logo right on it (opposed to putting a sticker on it) and how the case feels soft to hold yet sturdy. My only complaint there is no magnet to hold the cover in place when you are not using it as a stand. Overall it is a great product

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from San Ramon

    It is a great case I bought It today at the apple store.this isn't meant for drop protection. I took off one star because this isn't good for video chatting unless I'm a little far from the iPad itself. I think it should be a little cheaper because fifty dollars is alt for this case. I loved the customer service I received from the apple employee who was helping me a stoneridge mall. He was really patient and nice. Thank you Apple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good protection, tight fit, larger headphone plugs will not work.

    • Written by from SAINT PETERSBURG

    The smart case is a nice cover that provides very good protection. It does fit tightly and securely when the iPad is placed all the way in the case (iPad 3, can't say for others). The cover closes securely and the auto on/off function works well. The only drawback I have encountered with this case is the hole for the headphone jack is small enough that larger plugs will not fit (iPod headphones fit fine).

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but room to grow

    • Written by from LONDON

    As many other people have mentioned, the case is very thin on the back portion. However, that doesn't seem to be causing issues or compromising the safety of my iPad itself. I have a new iPad and the case fits like a glove. I've never taken it off, perhaps if it is removed frequently the case would loosen. I'd love to see a Smartcase released with a slightly thicker back casing and made out of leather. It would be far more durable and visually appealing !

    17 of 18 people found this useful