iPad Air Smart Case - Black

iPad Air Smart Case - Black

$89.00

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 221 reviews

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Product Information

  • Full coverage.

    The iPad Air Smart Case protects the back as well as the screen, while maintaining the thin and light design of iPad Air.

    Leather design.

    The Smart Case is made from beautiful, aniline-dyed leather. It also features a soft, colour-matched microfibre lining that helps keep your display clean.

    Wake on open. Sleep on close.

    Open the Smart Case, and iPad Air magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad Air automatically goes to sleep.

    FaceTime and movie stand.

    The Smart Case folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-watching stand.

    Keyboard stand.

    The Smart Case does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad Air into a comfortable typing position.

  • What's in the Box?

    • iPad Air Smart Case

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Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Just an OK Case

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    When I picked up my iPad Air on 11/1, I didn't want to take it home without a case, so I bought one of the new cases designed to c When I picked up my iPad Air on 11/1, I didn't want to take it home without a case, so I bought one of the new cases designed to cover both sides of the iPad. At $79 I expected it to be a gorgeous leather and very functional, but it's not. It really does not feel like leather at all, and I just have not been able to prop the iPad up on a table with the case, the way that I expected I could.. I am thinking about returning it for a refund.

    • Written by from Sun City Center

    688 of 898 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Just an OK Case
  • Great case; really adds to the iPad Air

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I decided to get this case after asking an Apple employee if I could see one 'in action' so to speak. They brought one out from t I decided to get this case after asking an Apple employee if I could see one 'in action' so to speak. They brought one out from the back that had an iPad Air in it. I immediately decided to get it. I have prior experience with the Smart Case for a previous iPad (3) and didn't like it because the lip at the top seemed wide, clunky, and bulky. It could be that the new smaller form factor of the iPad Air allows it's Smart Case to be more pleasing. The top lip is narrow (like the bezel) and you hardly notice it. For my previous iPad I had both the Smart Case and a Smart Cover which I used in combination with a Belkin Snap Shield Secure. The Belkin case is a low profile shell (for the back) that was designed to accept the Smart Cover. I bring this up because it was my intention to use both setups and alternate them but since I disliked the older Smart Case so much I ended up never using it. For this new Smart Case, this is the only case I intend to get as I really like it. It's pricey as leather is the only choice, but if I had gotten the less expensive Smart Cover, I would have gotten an additional shell for the back so there would be extra cost there. I don't mind paying a little extra for a good solution like this.

    • Written by from Berkeley

    535 of 619 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great case; really adds to the iPad Air
  • Fits and feels wonderful. Stand takes some getting used to.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The case fits like a glove and feels wonderful to touch. As a stand, the case is quite stable once the hidden magnets are engaged The case fits like a glove and feels wonderful to touch. As a stand, the case is quite stable once the hidden magnets are engaged. Follow the pictures on how to fold the lid.

    The space grey iPad Air in the black case looks great.

    • Written by from Calgary

    537 of 630 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fits and feels wonderful. Stand takes some getting used to.
  • Beauty is only skin deep

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    My leather iPad smart case and my wife's iPad mini smart case are not durable at all. They look good and fit snugly for a few mon My leather iPad smart case and my wife's iPad mini smart case are not durable at all. They look good and fit snugly for a few months and then begin to deteriorate. I'm on my second case. The first one split open at the seams after a year and shortly after that would let the iPad pop out because it was no longer snug. The 2nd case is barely 6 months old and already starting to show signs of wear and not holding the iPad firmly. Likewise my wife's mini case at under a year old is beginning to get loose around the iPad and is showing signs of extreme wear. These aren't cheap accessories. Do yourself a favor and buy a less expensive off brand case. Even if you get only a year out of it, you're further ahead by ending much less money on it.

    By contrast we still have an older 1st gen iPad that the kids use with an apple case. That case is of much better quality than the newer ones. It's still sturdy and blemish free after 4 years and shows no appreciable signs of wear.

    • Written by from Wendell
    Was this useful? Beauty is only skin deep
  • Up to snuff

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This case has served my iPad mini well for 2 years. Outside buttons work well. Develops a nice patina. Good to touch.

    • Written by from Chemainus
    Was this useful? Up to snuff
  • wears out too quickly, especially for $79

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had this Smart Case for less than 9 months, and it's already worn out. The cover doesn't align with the iPad, and therefore I've had this Smart Case for less than 9 months, and it's already worn out. The cover doesn't align with the iPad, and therefore will go into a restart mode... really annoying.

    • Written by from Orlando
    Was this useful? wears out too quickly, especially for $79

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