• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expect from Apple

    • Written by from Victoria

    I bought a Red smartcase at the same time I ordered my iPad Air. Firstly it is more orange than red, not a huge problem but still. Secondly the case is almost impossible to remove which can be a good thing but not when the case will not allow my headphones to fit into the jack, the case must be partially removed. Also the front of the case will not lay flat against the iPad air so the lock feature does not work unless you push it down. However it still will not lay flat. Will be returning the case. Fairly poor design for $90 Cdn.

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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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second leather case for iPad Air failed!

    • Written by from WOKING

    I have had 2 of there cases, (the first one failed completely and iPad fell out), and wish I could say they are wonderful, but they are not... They look good, feel good etc. but after 8/9 months use, they fail... The leather goes slack and iPad starts to fall out...

    I look after my kit, (hence me buying a case which encloses the iPad), so it's not simple wear and tear... It's a design fault...

    Such a shame... Looks like I'll have to save for another one... Never thought that cases were meant to be consumable!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose headphones

    • Written by from Anaheim

    If you have Bose headphones the hole in the case for the headphone jack is too small so the case needs to be taken off to use the headphones each time other than that the product works great.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First-rate Case!

    • Written by from ponte vedra beach

    This Apple Smart Case is exactly what I was looking for. An attractive, well constructed cover for light protection of my iPad Air. It's perfect for protecting my Air at home or on periodic trips to the office. The fit and finish is superb. My oldest case was purchased as soon as they arrived on the market and is holding up beautifully. But then again, I don't put much demand on it. I have other Air cases and shells should I need heavier duty protection. All in all, I'm totally satisfied with my Apple Ipad Air Smart Case. I must be - I now have it in four different colors.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but some frustrations with the hinge

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I like the feel, and my iPad Air stays snug in the case. I also like the patina mine has acquired. The problem I have is that the hinge has gotten a bit stretched over time and so the "smart function"--putting the iPad to sleep when I close the cover--doesn't always work as the magnets no longer line up. All in all though, I much prefer leather to synthetic materials.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Case!

    • Written by from Hyattsville

    I love the rugged look of this case. Some people say that it stains easy, but that's what I love about it. It gives it a natural rugged leather look. This case is hot! Disappointed that the new iPhone 6 doesn't have this color in their leather case lineup.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully broken in after nine months

    • Written by from Rochester

    The smart case is well made. After nine months of use, the marks and darker toned areas developing around the edges from fingers, dirt, desks, dining room tables, et cetera, give the case lots of character. It is great for traveling, and doesn't easily slip from hands when on the move. Five stars.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Disappointed

    • Written by from Candia

    When new, this is the most attractive color available and it's very nice to the touch. Six months later and the edges of the cover have absorbed body oils (I suspect) and looks terrible. No complaints about how it works, etc. On the basis of the stains only, I would not recommend buying this expensive cover.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has nice patina fits very well

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Unfortunately the cover on this doesn't work very well as a stand I do like a nice tight fit in the patina have not tried cleaning it yet because I think it might ruin the cover. For 80 bucks it's a little steep but it adds about the same weight as the iPad Air but it does protected very well.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but worth the price!

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I bought three different third party ipad cases from amazon for my ipad air because of the price, but non of them were satisfactory. I was hesitant to buy this case because of the price but finally decided to bite the bullet. I am happy with the case because it is light, has feel-good factor to it, made of leather and most importantly provides everyday use protection. I found case hold ipad well as a stand. Yes you can trip it if you really want to, but it is fairly sturdy for use as stand and type. I still think $80 may be a little bit pricey but the case is five star for me.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made but design flaw

    • Written by from Cupertino

    The execution of the case is very nice: material, fit and finish are five stars. Design is two stars, maybe even one, because I cannot for the life of me figure out how someone at Apple let that ugly, in the way, eyesore of a hinge bump be produced. It is not a design necessity (the top cover hinge of the faux leather Invellop case is beautiful designed and it sits in a recess in the back shell). I will also comment about the lack of dark brown and navy blue, but since I am not going to keep it for other reasons, that wouldn't help it this time.

  • 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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case but too expensive

    • Written by from SEABROOK

    I got this case for Christmas and it does everything it says it does except holding it up on portrait mode. I am mostly satisfied with this case but think the price is outrageous. I would NOT have paid over $80.00 for it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A brilliant case

    • Written by from Bedford

    I got my ipad air for Christmas and I wanted to protect it from scratches and dinks I searched Amazon for cases as this case was quite expensive I found a few but they looked flimsy and cheap so I bought this from apple. It is a great case feels luxurious when holding and is a great stand for watching films on netflix. Well worth the money!

  • 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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Case iPad Air

    • Written by from Peru

    I like this case. I made a loop out of 1/4 inch elastic to keep it closed and also placed a row of binder clips in the folded edge to make a better crease. After removing the clips, it does close flat. I wish the design would include a silicone bump on the 4 corners to give a little more drop protection, but otherwise am happy with this case. I did purchase it with my Black Friday gift card offer and would not have paid $80 for it. But it is sleek, lightweight, and the cover does provide some resistance that may keep it from slipping out of my hand.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent case

    • Written by from DAVIS

    I purchased the black case for my new black iPad Air after looking at many other cases and reading hundreds of reviews. My case fits perfectly in all respects. The back provides excellent coverage, and the cover fits very well and turns off the screen without any problems. Sure it is expensive, but in my opinion it is a quality product. Lightweight too, and no problems accessing all controls and ports. As others have commented, the cover supports the iPad in landscape mode if you are careful to fold the leather to the inside so that the microfiber is on the outside, and the flap fits into the seam next to the fold. This assures that the magnets hold it in place. Finally, this case works perfectly just like the smart cover did on my iPad 2 for reading in portrait mode. Other cases I looked at had covers that did not fold completely back for reading in portrait mode.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a nice case for iPad but..

    • Written by from Washington

    It has a nice design and it really protect my iPad but, I think it's too expensive ..