• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected, very pleased

    • Written by from Mabscott

    This case is a lot nicer and sturdier than I expected it to be, very happy about that. Have had no problems with either one of the stand positions, I've used it to watch Netflix on a table and on my bed and it stood up just fine on both surfaces. Fits my iPad Air like a glove and adds hardly any extra weight or bulk. Very satisfied with my Smart Case. Recommended.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case!

    • Written by from Glendale

    Nice case the stands work perfectly.Also a nice case for family members who drop it alot.The colors are very nice.Expensive yet durable!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The negative reviews don't make sense, it works great!

    • Written by from Delevan

    I ordered the iPad Air Smart Case despite all the negative reviews. I had my doubts from reading all of them, but the case works perfectly and as described. It works via magnetism in all positions. I must say, the black case matches well with my space grey iPad Air. The leather is soft and feels great in your hands, the build quality is superb and all ports match up correctly, even the dual microphones. From normal use, the aniline dye hasn't worn off yet and the microfiber lining does a good job keeping my screen in good shape. The Smart Cover works well and I have had no issues with using it. Hope this helps.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits like a glove and looks great

    • Written by from Greensboro

    This black leather case looks and feels great; it fits like a glove - easy insert and removal. For me, it takes a little relaxing with the front leather flap folded around the back of my iPad in portrait mode, and lightly maneuvering each fold with my fingers to consume or produce my activity.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, high quality case.

    • Written by from Peterborough

    The black iPad Air case works brilliantly, as I expected. I have a humble suggestion that you avoid the lighter colours, as they dirty easily. The fit between the iPad and the case is superb, the quality of the leather also very good. As I would expect from apple, the price was a little on the expensive side. But overall, an excellent case. Well done apple.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb Form and Function

    • Written by from ANNAPOLIS

    This case is everything it should be - beautiful, slim, and works great. I'm so glad I ignored the negative reviews and bought one for my new iPad Air. I can't reconcile the bad experiences with this product. It's as if it's something else altogether. I couldn't be happier.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case - Don't Believe All the Stupid Reviews

    • Written by from Grants Pass

    I just wanted to say that I almost didn't buy the iPad Air Smart Case because of the many negative reviews on this site. Please do not pay any attention to these nay-saying nit-pickers. They are all wrong. The Smart Case is a great product that does everything it is intended to, and it does it well. I would highly recommend this case for anyone who had an iPad Air. Nuff Said!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case!

    • Written by from Dulles

    Fits snug, stays clean. I like that it wakes up when opened and sleeps when closed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great protection and appearance

    • Written by from Portland

    I picked up the light brown version of this case for my new iPad Air. Previously, I've had a Smart Cover for iPad 3 and the original Apple case for iPad 1. This is by far the best solution of the bunch.

    The case is leather, which means that it picks up the wear markings and oils - like anything made of that material. I like this look, as I do on well-used briefcases and portfolios. The body of the iPad is very well protected by the hardened leather shell, while the Smart Cover works as expected to automatically lock the iPad screen when closed. It looks great and feels really solid when carried.

    This case doesn't function well as a stand, but I've never found "cover as stand" to be very useful on any prior cases, either. It does work well to prop up the iPad in landscape mode for typing, which is how I use it. I use the Amazon Basics stand for my iPad when I want to prop it up for viewing, as that works better than any cover.

    The headphone opening is small, and fits Apple earbuds. I had to enlarge it slightly to accommodate my Bose MIE2s, using an Exacto knife. I do not subtract points for my personal preferences in this regard, the fix was easy. I am very pleased with this case - and the new iPad Air.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case

    • Written by from Elizabethtown

    When I bought my iPad I wanted a case that would compliment it. I was not disappointed with the Air Smart Case. I had an iPad 2 with an Otter Box and it felt very bulky. With my new Air Smart Case it feels very slim like the iPad Air is suppose to feel like. I use it for sales presentations and it is very easy to use and looks great! I own a company and bought it for my salesmen and they love it too. We like how it props up so our clients can watch our presentations. I would highly recommend it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Mequon

    I'm not sure what the problem that many reviewers have with the cover standing. If you follow the diagram on the box the case works great. The quality of the cover and the leather is excellent. Would definitely recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this Applesque case

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    After reading reviews here before purchasing, I'm surprised how much I like this case. The reviews motivated trips to physically check out Air cases in brick & mortar stores, including an Apple Store. The Smart Case won on functionality, weight and style. One month of use and I can't imagine living without a Wake on open/Sleep on close cover. The case fits the iPad snuggly; it's a bit challenging to pull the iPad out of the case, which is reassuring in a way. The magnets work fine. The leather is Applesque - easy to maneuver, simple and visually understated (vs. a blatant "this is definitely leather" look). The case feels good to the touch. The encased Air stands high for watching video, lower for writing on flat, non-moving surfaces - make sure the microfiber is exposed when you fold the stand, as others have mentioned.

    Initially I wanted a modern version of the Griffin leather case on my original iPad because the inside pockets for papers & business cards were convenient. That ol' iPad in that ol' case feels like an unwieldy paperweight now! Not carrying other stuff inside the case isn't enough of a issue to tradeoff the lightness and functionality of the smart case.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case!

    • Written by from Guelph

    I'm not sure about the folks who are having trouble using this case as a stand, I find that is works great in both typing and viewing modes. It does take a little effort to get used to where to position the flaps for maximum stability, but once you've done it a few times it's easy. The leather is gorgeous and feels warm and buttery in the hand, and the case fits the iPad Air like a second skin. All in all, I couldn't recommend this case more. Well done Apple!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The other reviews are a little too harsh.

    • Written by from Chattanooga

    This has great quality and design and I'm not at all disappointed in it I actually love it!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this case!

    • Written by from Odenton

    I have waited a few months to review this case to assess real world use. It fits perfectly and functions as advertised. This is a much better case than my wife has for her iPad. I'm totally happy with it and would definitely buy one again. This gets my strongest recommendation.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfection

    • Written by from Washington

    I just brought a cognac brown leather iPad Air Smart case yesterday, and I have to say that it is brilliantly designed -- functionally perfect and minimally elegant -- as you would expect from Apple.

    After initially inserting the iPad 180 degrees off (I wasn't paying attention) I experienced the same problems that some others have voiced in these reviews --the magnet didn't work, the case fell over when folded, it didn't close completely flat, and of course, the holes didn't line up.

    Quickly realizing that it was my fault, I reinserted the iPad the right way and the "problems" all disappeared. The fit is slim and tight, the lid lays perfectly flat all around, gravity and the magnet hold the folded stand perfectly securely in both positions, and when opened/closed, the lid turns the iPad on/off like magic. Oh, and the leather is butter soft and flawless -- a very elegant protective cover front and back.

    I couldn't be happier with this case... It's great!!!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe bad reviews!!!

    • Written by from Salinas

    This case is great ,the stand work better than last gen. I like it soo much just buy it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case

    • Written by from Costa mesa

    This case is am awesome case. I think that the case folds well. The case is very protective of the nice aluminum.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Doral

    Just perfect and elegant, fits like a glove.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the iPad air and my new leather case!!

    • Written by from Glendale

    I never realized how fast I would fall in love with my iPad. It was a surprise gift to me from my husband for Christmas as was the case. When I saw how expensive the case was I nearly had a cow!! $79 for a case?? But once I had put it on my iPad and saw how nicely it fit I was pleased. Initially I couldn't figure out how to get the cover to stay and not topple over or slide down flat so I could read my iPad while it was standing up vertically or laying on it's side horizontally, until I looked closely at the picture on this site, then I felt really dumb because it's so simple!! Now it works fantastically. I love how it automatically turns off my iPad when I close the cover and it automatically turns it on when I open the cover. Very impressive! I am very happy with both gifts. :)

    4 of 5 people found this useful