• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice texture, looks great on white iPad

    • Written by from Atlanta

    The brown case looks great on the white iPad air. I agree with the previous reviews about the stand not being as sturdy as possible. I also get irritated when I'm holding the iPad air vertically because the case does not lay flat against the back.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As good as it gets

    • Written by from ORLEANS

    Great product. Honestly. The feel and functionality meet a great product. I was a bit hesitant to spend $89 for it but once I wrapped it around the iPAD, it just felt good. The flap gets nicely closed to the back of the case when its opened. The smooth and soft feel of the suede or Microfiber protects the screen and cleans the screen from constant touching.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a Good Choice

    • Written by from Old Greenwich

    I just took delivery of my iPad so didn't have the benefit of the reviews but had I a choice, I would never have bought this smart case. I was looking for protection for both the front and back of the machine so it works for that. It is also light and has a nice look and feel but I agree with other reviewers that the fit and functionality aren't there. The stand is flimsy and the machine falls over and, even when you get it to work, if you bump it a little will also fall over. There is a very definite gap between the top flap and the iPad at the hinge that is noticable; the top doesn't fit flush with the machine. If in a bag, I feel any debris will easily get underneath and sit on the screen. If you have a choice, I'd consider something else.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Snug fit

    • Written by from AUBURN

    The fit of this case is very good. The tricky little surprise is when you close the lid, the ipad goes to sleep. When you "peak" it wakes up. Cool. Only negative is that it does not go vertical with the support. It does allow you to hang on to it without slippage and protects it with minimal bulk. Fun colors.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor cheap product . Would not recommend buying it.

    • Written by from Rincon

    I bought the IPAD AIR smart case for my IPAD AIR. It does not hold the IPAD in very well. I had mine IPAD to fall out of the case on to my cement garage floor and crack my screen. I gave it one star. Only because it will not let me post my review unless I give it a star rating.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate the feel/fabric

    • Written by from Sea Girt

    Just bought this for my brand new iPad and I absolutely hate it. It claims to be leather but feels more like suede. It is so soft it's slippery I constantly feel like it's going to slip out of my hand and it's always slipping out of the triangle when I try to prop it up. Not only does it feel terrible but I just know this soft fabric is going to be ripped up from being taken all around town in my bag. The pictures make it seem like typical flat to the touch, tough, leather, not this teddy bear delicate kind, I'm returning it immediately.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Standardly Standard

    • Written by from Albertville

    The headphone opening is too small to fit oversized headphone inputs, the side buttons feel clunky but functional. The iPad fit snugly in the body, but the cover is not what i expected. It bulks in the first joint slightly and refuses to lie flat on the screen. It doesn't fit quite comfortably in the hand as I would have thought, and for the price of the case alone, I expected a firmer material and snug fit.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best iPad case !

    • Written by from Tangerang

    I don't understand why they keep writing bad reviews for the case. The case work perfect for the iPad air the quality of the leather is great ( I love how it feels ) and the design simply and light. The iPad snap in the case very good, I don't have any problem when using it both stand or typing position.

    They keep talking about the price, well if you concerned about the price then you should find other case cheaper rather than keep writing bad review about this case. Honestly before I bought this case I was using other case which is cheaper and have same function, but I returned it because it's too heavy, bulky, and the leather feel bad compared to smart case.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from conroe

    Worst case in the world! The magnet does not work at all. Falls on landscape mode and poor quality! Do not get this case! Its the worst! Got this a day ago and its already falling apart! Great loss for apple.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek Protective Case, Terrible Stand

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Pros: Very slim and adds little weight compared to other cases, nice feel in your hands, no awkward cut outs
    Cons: can barely stand with its flimsy flip cover - the Smart Cover for the previous iPad was WAAAY more sturdy

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Air Case

    • Written by from Chicora

    After long debate which iPad to get I settled with the iPad Air and LOVE it. I wanted a case that protected it but not something like the Otterbox. I love the thinness and the color. The price is kind of steep, but any Apple product is well worth your money!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Black screen when folded all the way back

    • Written by from San Antonio

    The screen goes dark, sleep mode I suppose, when the cover is flipped all the way back and touches the lower backside of the unit. I think that the magnets activate sleep mode when in contact with that area behind the unit. I am trying to adjust how I handle the unit to prevent this from happening, but it is such an inconvenience. This does not happen at all with ipad and vinyl cover. Will likely take the case back.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A step backward

    • Written by from BOSTON

    I have the 3rd gen ipad Smart Cover, and it's an impressively simple design that works very, very well. The new case for the Air is loaded with issues that are unacceptable for something coming out of Cupertino:
    1. The case protrudes further over the edge than the cover, making it difficult to grasp the cover to open it.
    2. The three-section stand design is absolutely useless compared to the robust four-section design. The new one falls flat, literally. I'm actually surprised. It's like the designers never actually used one.
    3. The cover doesn't lie flush and looks sloppy
    4. The hinge is just a flap of leather and is too stiff to let the ipad stand upright properly. The hinge (an actual hinge) on the 3rd gen cover moves much better. The new one might break in if I weren't returning it tomorrow.

    Two stars because the materials are nice and it looks good.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    • Written by from Missouri ciy

    The stand provides good protection, but the stand is weak. Furthermore, placing in a position to type, is difficult to maintain. The slightest pressure while typing causes it to collapse. I just purchased 4 days ago, and I travel extensively, often typing out emails and other correspondence during flights. Although I spent nearly $ 80 including tax, it will have to be a loss, because I must get another case. Looks nice, but I would not recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent case...

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    Pros:
    - snug fit (it's quite difficult to take the iPad out of the case)
    - smooth leather

    Cons:
    - certain earphone jack plugs won't fit
    - durability concern (especially the "rim" part of the top cover which has been glued to the bottom cover)

    To me, pressing on the volume control/lock buttons is alright, I don't have complaints. Standing either way (keyboard or facetime position) is also stable for me. I can press anywhere on my iPad without worrying about it falling.

    If you're a perfectionist-type of a person, I recommend going to an apple store to grab one, because not all of the brand-new cases looked perfect (i.e. with wrinkles and/or discolorations).

    The quality of the case to me is worth 4 stars (assuming it won't break easily), but I give it 3 for its high price. As pointed out in the cons section, I am the most afraid it might just tear off eventually, because it seems like glue was used to hang the top cover to the bottom cover... Time will tell.

    2 of 3 people found this useful