• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look & feel, but maybe too soft as a stand

    • Written by from Littleton

    This case has a great feel. Nice, soft leather with an even softer interior to protect you iPad Air. Full coverage front and back so no worries about scratching your device. Thin and light so it complements the tablet. The only complaint I have is when the cover is folded and used as a stand, I have to position it just right otherwise the triangular "base" created by the cover collapses and the unit falls backwards. This seems to be because the cover is soft. Perhaps the polyurethane cases will work better since they appear more rigid.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    After reading all the reviews here, I went into the Apple store fully intent on buying the Smart Cover. I asked the sales people to try out the smart case, and was astounded by the difference in look and feel between the case and cover. First off, I really love the look and feel of the brown leather case. As I haven't owned one before since the iPad 1G, this was a substantial upgrade. I am aware of what other people are saying about the new case feel vs the older leather cases, but I think this is a very personal and subjective quality which really requires the user to check it out themselves. I wanted to address two concerns: 1) in landscape mode the ipad is unstable. I think you will have to just go to the store and check it out, because I haven't had any problems with it falling. The viewing angle is much more upright, so it isn't as sturdy as the cover, but unless you are trying to knock it over I just didn't have this problem. 2) the cover doesn't sit flat. I have heard this time and time again, so when I went to the store I was expecting to be disappointed; only I wasn't. In fact, the cover sites nice and flush. But if you bend the cover enough, I have noticed that it begins to form a slight lift; but it goes away after keeping the cover unbent for a little while. Overall, I love it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Change of Original Review

    • Written by from Avon

    In my initial review I complained about the instability of the case when using the iPad Air in the upright position ... the case would collapse if touched (even lightly) in the upper half of the screen.

    Well, I took the iPad out of the case and then put it back in.. Although I could not see any physical difference before or after this ... BUT NOW THE CASE IS VERY STABLE IN THE UPRIGHT POSITION. I do not know what changed, but now it works as described. (Putting the iPad into the case is a simple pop into the cavity, so I don't know what changed ... the iPad was secure both initially and now).

    So now I give it four stars (I would have preferred a less slick texture. It feel like it could easily slip out of my hand).

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use headphones without removing case

    • Written by from Fort Wayne

    The case is very sturdy and looks like it would provide great protection for the iPad. However the case is so thick that it's difficult to make the controls such as volume work. You have to push as hard as you can to make the buttons work. I have the Bose noise canceling headphones which are great but I have to remove the iPad from the case (not easy) in order to insert the headphone plug. Poor design,

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice case... but does it worth $85?

    • Written by from Edmonton

    very good quality, fits the ipad air perfectly. it adds some weight... but not too bad....

    I know it is a leather case, but $85 is way too much.... $55 will be a acceptable price.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great case

    • Written by from Doral

    it fits perfectly on the device, standing and keyboard mode are good and love the leather material got a black one for my black iPad air and works amazing at work and at home

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely case, if you're willing to spend the extra money.

    • Written by from San Jose

    Overall the iPad Air Smart Case looks nice, is thin, and somewhat protective. I'm convinced this is real leather because each unit is different; each has different graining and imperfections, which in my opinion gives each a unique look. It does scuff up a bit, but a little rub will most likely alleviate it. The leather is soft to the touch. My favorite thing about this case is it's compactness. It fits the iPad perfectly (no surprise) and it's protective against light drops. A downside I've found with this case is that water is not this thing's friend. It aborbs water, which means it probably wasn't treated with a coating to repel liquids. That shouldn't be something that stops you from buying one, but just be aware. What might stop you from picking one up is price. At $79 this thing is EXPENSIVE. You could get a $20 case from a third party manufacturer, but from the ones I've seen they're either too bulky or just ugly. With that said if you're willing to shell out the extra dough for something more high quality than the average folio people outfit their iPads with, this is a lovely choice.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case...not such a great stand

    • Written by from Mille-Isles

    The case is fabulous, and unlike another reviewer, mine stays completely closed. The trick to this case is to figure out where the magnets are and let them do their job. When I finally figured this out (thanks to a reviewer), I had a lot less trouble using this case as a stand. (It also closes magnetically, perhaps the magnets just need to be properly lined up...) That said, it still is pretty weak in my opinion as a stand. I get it to work both in upright and slightly tilted position - the trick is to line up the magnets - but it does have a tendancy to collapse.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case

    • Written by from SOMERSET

    This is the best I've used, wonderful quality, very classy, good protection. If you want it to be more useful as a stand, quick fix, clip a bulldog clip to the side of the cover over the first "hinge" from the iPad. This allows the cover to remain rigid while the second fold or hinge folds under to stand the iPad nicely in horizontal format.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I got the case and was impressed by the feel, quality, and fit of it for my iPad air. However, the typing position isn't great - it's a little too low and doesn't feel super secure. The movie position is more secure but only good for viewing applications. I also didn't like that I was forced to buy a leather case for almost $100 when previous generations have offered the polyurethane option for the wrap around case. Also, in the closed position it leaves "fingerprints" on the screen.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Provides Good (Not Great) Protection.

    • Written by from McKinney

    Case is handsome and provides good exterior protection from scratches but questionable (at best) drop protection. Additionally, if you plan on using other than Apple earbuds for private listening, check that your earphone plug will fit through hole in case. My Etymotic ER-4P earphones do not.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Try again...

    • Written by from White Plains

    Like many here, my initial impressions were not great due to the stand being flimsy, but after reading one reviewer try taking it out and putting it back into the case, I did the same. It worked for me as well and I have no idea why. Give it shot and report back.

    SC

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Uster

    Looks good and covers the Ipad properly. It's very tight in this regard much better than the old one which was very loose. The fifth star would have been achieved if the stand was better. Although I recommand this cover

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!!

    • Written by from Nolanville

    This case is great for business. I process credit cards out in the field, and this provides good protection while allowing a Credit Card Swiper to fully plug in. A issue you would have with OuterBoxes or LifeProofs for example. Works well as a stand and grips the surface well so it does't slide around. The only negative thing about the case is that the iPad Air is beautiful it's like covering a diamond, but the case is better looking than another cases I have seen on the market, and slim. Holding my iPad Air in this case is like holding a naked iPad 4.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Form > Function... Sort of...

    • Written by from Mountain View

    Overall, a sharp case that works OK. The case can be a little unstable in landscape mode as it has a tendency to fall backwards. It takes a little fidgeting, but you'll get it!

    The leather is very soft and looks great. I'm excited to see how it ages with use. Since it is made from a natural material, there will be surface defects. As such, I had to go through the whole stack to find one that met my picky requirements.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good

    • Written by from Helotes

    a little pricey, but you pay for premium leather. Nice feel and saves on the buttons on the ipad

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case

    • Written by from Doylestown

    This is a good case...no issues in my experience..fits snugly, closes well everything lines up. It is difficult to change volume as the buttons are covered by case 'bumps'...not sure how else to describe. You need to press very hard to engage the actual button. Keeps the low profile of the air which I like. More expensive than it should be.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case.

    • Written by from LOWELL

    I think this case is great it protects the iPad air very well if you have an iPad or are buying one I suggest buying this case I think the price is a little high but in the end very well worth it.
    I gave it 4 stars only because I think the price should be a little lower but overall it's a great case and a must buy.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Lansing

    The leather brown case is perfect. The feel is amazing and it gives the iPad a more sophisticated look. At first I was worried about the sturdiness while watching a show but the support is great! The only think which I hope will change over time is the cover doesn't lay completely flat. It still puts my iPad to sleep, I'd just prefer it completely flat.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Air smart case

    • Written by from Kincardine

    Went to the Apple store in Waterloo and bought a new iPad Air . The sales men was great, not like going to the other stores. Bought the case from there, Fits real nice, better than the one they made for the iPad 4. You spend all the money for the iPad Air why cheep out on some case made by some other company. Looks and feels great. It stands up good.

    1 of 3 people found this useful