• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality of ipad air smart cover

    • Written by from Veldhoven

    I am very happy with my ipad air. However the ipad air smart cover that i bougt with it is of very poor quality. After 3 months of daily use, it is torn and i have to replace it. This is disappointing and does not match the apple quality i am used to.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Warrenton

    Pros: light
    Cons: everything else: unstable, falls off easily when handheld, when used as stand; collapses with a light breeze. Waay worse than previous version.
    Wouldn't get another for free...Mac price...laughable
    Yet another step back for Apple

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Disappointed - Functionally not good

    • Written by from Fairfield

    If your a previous generation leather Smart Cover user you will be very disappointed if you like the fold keyboard tying position. The new cover lacks the quality hinge and falls down flat unless your on a perfectly flat steady surface and you don't move the ipad around or type hard. Its not worthy of the new ipad and this is when I really wonder what was apple thinking. If you just want a cover for protection and a quick way to get the ipad naked, this would be fine. I also don't understand why it does not come in leather which also says, apple why change a good thing?

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from Columbus

    I just upgraded from an ipad 2 to the ipad air, my wife has a mini and had an ipad 3. The cover on the ipad air is terrible and very poorly designed. The way the cover folds, (into a triangle) it is extremely difficult to hold in one hand without the cover collapsing and flattening out causing the ipad to slip out of your hand. The ipad VERY easily falls over when you stand it up with the cover. It either falls backwards with very little effort or flattens out and falls forward. I have tried just the cover and now have the case with cover(one piece). Either way it is terrible but the cover is probably worse as it just comes off when it flattens. None of our other iPads had this issue. I like the air but seriously having second thoughts on the purchase. Without a good cover and case, it's likely to be dropped and broke.... Sure hope apple would redesign.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it!

    • Written by from McLean

    Unlike the old IPad cover which had four folds and therefore stayed in place, this cover only has three folds. It constantly collapses and is quite useless. We are used to much better designs from Apple. Please go back to the drawing board. This cover is useless.

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can create more problems than it solves

    • Written by from Glendale

    Cover works well around the house if you want to keep the screen free form dust, but not good protection on the go. Jogging up some outdoor stairs, the cover flopped around in my hand and detached, leading to my stepping on the iPad. The iPad is battered but working, and the first thing I did was order a $20 case from Amazon, not Apple's ludicrously priced $80 version.

    24 of 34 people found this useful