• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Air cover

    • Written by from san bernardino

    Must be their worst ever.poor fit around edge,irritates hand,slippery outer finish.Makes for a poor stand.had the first gen iPad with cover and still use,that was a great cover.Wish this one was similar.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fullerton

    When you fold back the cover, it melts instead of holding firm and giving you a hand grip. It looks nice, it feels nice but it doesn't function AND it's really overpriced. Save your money, and your sanity, buy a 3rd party cover.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Concept, Failed Execution

    • Written by from QUINCY

    Smart Covers for the previous iPads had 4 panels where panel 1 and panel 4 would magnetically lock together, creating a solid triangular base for use as a stand, or even a left-hand "clutch" in portrait mode while surfing/lounging on the couch.

    These new Smart Covers/Cases have 3 panels where the edge of panel 1 sits in a magnetic groove on edge of panel 3. Guess what? It doesn't work for beans. The iPad falls over in both positions, and it falls apart when you try to use it as a "clutch" as previously mentioned.


    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case!

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    As promised. Fits perfectly, great feel! Easy initial setup and stable. If my 4 year old can prop it up for viewing and playing interactive educational games anyone should be able to do the same!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a cover, terrible stand.

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    I don't usually write reviews, but thought I'd leave one for this. I needed a quick case for my ipad and picked up this one. Protects it great and fits perfect, but the stand part I'd horrible. You have to get it in the perfect spot or the stand won't hold and fall. When more cases come out I think I'll be looking for a replacement.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Less is not always more...

    • Written by from Troutman

    I love the look and feel of this case. However, the design is not as good as its predecessor; the leather Smart Cover. I do like the fact that it covers the front and the back. What's missing? One fold.

    The cover for previous generations had 4 flaps that folded nicely into a triangle which provided a solid support / stand. This version only has three and it doesn't hold together nearly as well. Assumedly, it's because of the width reduction of the iPad Air, but in my opinion the scale and width of the four folds should have been scaled accordingly.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much improved

    • Written by from Portland

    This is an excellent case. It is good-looking, lightweight and fits more snugly than the polyurethane model available for the earlier iPad version. Having the cover folded for typing feels very secure. In the upright position, it is less secure than the earlier four panel cover version, but works very well if you don't push against it too hard. If I typed on it more than an hour a day I would consider a keyboard case, say from Logitech. Otherwise this is a very good trade-off of a little extra weight for protection and added functionality.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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


    • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Open Gap and Does Not Turn Off

    • Written by from Senoia

    Looks beautiful and feels great. HOWEVER, there is a good sized gap so the cover does not lay flat and that may be why my IPad does not turn off when closed. Or, is it like the refrigerator light and when you peek in the light is always on. Hhm?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey and not very functional

    • Written by from Westfield

    I don't know why Apple discontinued their polycarbonate cases. The only option they currently have for the Air is this leather version. The leather does have a nice feel to it. While it does have magnets in the cover to turn the iPad on and off, the cover is nearly impossible to fold properly in order to get the iPad to stand. The polycarbonate version could lock into position; the leather one curls in on itself. While I realize that leather isn't cheap, this seems like a high price to pay for something that doesn't do what it's supposed to.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Taunton

    I have been using it for a week and I am sending it back. As a stand its very flimsy and if you don't fold it just so it doesn't stand up well. Def not worth $80. I am returning asap. Now, if you just want something that looks good visually and protects the outside then I guess it would be worth" the money?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy design

    • Written by from Cupertino

    The new design is unstable and tends to collapse easily.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    • Written by from Socorro

    The good:
    Very nice feel in the hands.
    Provides a good grip.
    Colors match their iPhone leather counterparts.

    The bad:
    The hinge sticks out too much, breaking the smooth lines of the device and creating an extraneous flap most other cases do not have.
    The hinge prevents the top cover from laying fully flat on the iPad screen, something the smart cover does not suffer from.
    The stand is way too flimsy.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it's true; good, but...

    • Written by from New York

    As has already been fairly stated, this is a decent case because it is light-weight, provides a good seal, and is usable as a stand. However, it has limitations as a stand because it is less than rock-steady and may not provide what you consider to be the best viewing angle. Finally, for $79, there has GOT to be a better choice out there. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one. So, I bought it and like, but recognize the fact that it is not necessarily the perfect case, and I have to imagine that it is not the best deal to be had.

    2 of 2 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    IPad Air Case

    • Written by from Spartanburg

    Very disappointing for the price. Feels llike plasticl, not a soft leather. Fits case however cover does not close tightly, and light shows, doesnt put it to sleep. Very annoying when using at night. Stand is floopy, doesnt hold it up and constantlly slips. Tab is very stiff and needs to be massaged and loosened before slipping into slot to hold pad up, or close. Very shoddy product for Apple to choose to use with this great new product! Very surprised at lack of quality. How about some nice new bright colors? This cover will have to do until something else comes out, but Apple dropped from the tree on this one.

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design and Far Too Expensive For What You Get

    • Written by from Franklin

    I purchased this case with high expectations being that Apple designed it and their last model case was superb. The Leather Quality is nice and the magnet/sleep mode is a nice touch. It stands up well for landscape viewing at all angles.

    The design is garbage. It is far too flimsy to offer any real protection for my new iPad Air. The tablet will fall out of the case if you aren't careful. It is not a tight fit by any standards. (The Kindle Covers are very tight. You almost need a shoe horn to get the tablet in or out which is excellent.)

    When the case is closed it does not close all the way. The spine side leaves a gap of about an eighth of an inch. And the hinge is super flimsy and sticks out from the side the case about a quarter of an inch.

    It looks thrown together and cheap. I have used cheaper cases on other tablets that perform better than this.

    Once my other case comes in I will promptly send this one back. I could by two GOOD cased for $80. This one is terrible.

    I am not used to sub-par products from Apple. But this case seems to be an afterthought and it should be redesigned before they keep selling them.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 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.

    31 of 33 people found this useful