• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad air smart case

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Very disappointed not worth the $79.00 spent for case. Very hard time keeping iPad propped up case keeps collapsing when touched. Feel like Apple could put out a better product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good coverage, lacks functionality

    • Written by from Holiday

    Because of the raised edges, the cover of the case doesn't cover uniformly at the the hinge. The case only succeeds in fully protecting the entire back and sides of the iPad. As far as functionality, there is little. Anyone with the smart cover knows there is a folded viewing position and writing position. This case work just as well as the smart cover in the writing position but is absolutely useless, as mentioned in other reviews, as a viewing stand. Why? No matter how well folded the cover is, the iPad falls and the tiniest breath. Completely useless.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    aftermarket headphone plugs may not fit

    • Written by from Orinda

    The hole in this case for the headphone jack is fine for Apple earbuds, but the plug housing for other headphones doesn't fit. Also, if you're using an older power cable with the new lightning adapter, it doesn't fit reliably, either, so charging the iPad with the case on can be iffy if you're using the adapter.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Best for the Price

    • Written by from Folkston

    This case is not the very best it doesn't stand on its on completely it takes a lot to get use to, if you own any other cases for an iPad. The price that is offered is not the best value I feel as though it's very substandard . Compared to my old iPad cover the cover has a very nice feel to but the price value isn't worthy it should have been priced at 19.99 instead of 79.00. I'm totally not happy with this cover I'm still shopping for another cover that is functional .

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Deal Breaker

    • Written by from Bourbonnais

    I loved my iPad 2 and Smart Case. I bought an iPad Air and went ahead and bought the smart case for it as well. It is a great case but a horrible stand. I sent it back and got the Acme Made Skinny Book Case. It is fabulous and has three ways to view your ipad screen!

    Don't waste your time on this one if you intend on using it at all as a stand. Search on Apple.com cases for the Acme Made Skinny Book Case. You will NOT be disappointed! It is $30 cheaper too!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am on the lookout for a better case

    • Written by from Washington

    the magnet is very weak making the ipad stand a challenge especially that the cover folds into three instead of four on old ipads

    On the positive side, it fits well and protects fully the iPad

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in this $80 case.

    • Written by from Sanford

    The iPad Air fits nicely in it and the magnetic lid works perfectly. Unfortunately, the lid is useless as a standard and almost every set of headphones I own will not fit in the cutout hole for the jack. Nice Leather. Just wish they would go back to the old iPad case design. At least the lid would function properly as a stand.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cumbersome case

    • Written by from Miami

    This case may protect better than just the cover but it makes it look and feel just like an iPad 2. The "air" aspect is abandoned on such a large case. Yes it protects, but it could be a little lighter and not as thick.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This case isn't worth the money

    • Written by from Bonanza

    I first purchased the "cover" instead of the case due to the amount of money it cost. The "cover" kept coming off when I turned it to the back of the iPad. So, I broke down and purchased the "case." The first one was black because that was all my local store carried. It would not close right and it would not turn off my iPad.

    When I turned it to the store, I found they now carried the awful blue and red. Not many choices. I picked the red. It does fit better and it does turn off the iPad when closed. But...it doesn't stand up right. I have to play with it to get it to do so. I quilt and like to view tutorials on YouTube when learning a new technique, but have issues doing so.

    This "case" should have only cost about $39.00 instead of the $79 that Applie charges. They need to revisit the construction and layout of the new iPad Air case and cover.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its okay but not for the price

    • Written by from Hamilton

    The case fits perfectly however the 3 panel is NOT a good design. When you go to fold the cover and use it to prop up your screen it does not hold. Either the magnetics are not strong enough along with the 3 panel design doesnt work. The four panel design which is for the regular ipad works better.

    Plus it is way to expensive for what you are getting...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stand keeps falling

    • Written by from Toronto

    The case looks and feels great however using the roll over stand feature is frustrating because it keeps falling down- leaving you with the iPad flat on your surface. If I hadn't used the case for as long as I have I would get a refund because it is a waste if I can't utilize all intended functions. Buyer beware

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent protection. EGREGIOUS functionality.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I'll make a quick list of pros and cons:

    High quality feel
    Decent protection
    Aesthetically pleasing

    The front cover does not fold completely back. It sounds minor but it quickly becomes extremely annoying. There is always a slight bump if you decide to hold your iPad while you use it. Furthermore, because it doesn't fold flush with the back of the iPad, it pulls at the left of the case. You end up left with a deformed case that eventually won't close properly.

    They claim the cover works as a stand (upright landscape position). Sure, it will stand, but don't dare try to tap or touch the screen of your iPad when it is in this position. The slightest tiny tap will cause the stand to dismantle and the iPad to fall flat. Furthermore, the stand creates a nearly 90 degree angle. I have not come across a single situation where either stand orientation has been helpful at all.

    If the case was, say, $30, I probably would have thought, "Eh, it's not a great case, but oh well." But for $80, I feel robbed.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK - Not worth the price

    • Written by from Georgetown

    The smart case for iPad Air is an OK case. It does a good job at protecting the iPad. However, it isn't the most stable when put in the video viewing mode. Slightest bump and the iPad will fall over. Also, the leather picks up every piece of grease and stains easily (as I would expect any leather cover to do). The last concern I have is that the case doesn't fully close at the hinge. There is a gap near the hinge when the cover is closed.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea poorly executed!

    • Written by from Meriden

    This is a very well thought of case, however the functionality is poor to say the least. It has a very nice feel to it both tactile and weight wise, it basically does not add any significant weight to the iPad and feels great to the touch, however, it lacks the ability to stay in place when used as a stand. When in vertical mode the cover does not stay well enough in place behind the iPad. The magnet that holds the flap attached to the back should've been stronger, it repeatedly comes loose and you have to constantly keep pushing it back into place.

    The landscape stand feature is virtually non existent, since even the slightest touch can make the iPad collapse backwards. I am quite surprised that such a pricey Signature Apple accessory performs so poorly. Engineering team please wake up, if the consumer is asked to pay such a high price for an accessory, the least the customer can expect is that the case will at least live up to its name and do what it promises to do.

    To recap, the case feels great to the touch and adds virtually no significant weight to your iPad, but everything else about it fails to satisfy the specific needs of the consumer. Sorry to say I expected much more from such an expensive Apple accessory, or has Apple just lost all sense of how tight money is nowadays.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Save some money~buy the Poly version

    • Written by from Dayton

    Does not stand well. Part of the design and function is to use it as a stand it failed here.
    Why I give it 2 stars~
    Close function works well,all necessary port areas and speaker areas well cut, so no loss on sound and function.
    While it seems to fit well the cover is not worth the extra dough if you want a leather cover.
    Its a molded leather meaning small portion of the cover material is real leather.

    Sleek in feel and holds the iPad well , does not give me a leather feel.
    I got red version which is awful in color saturation and tone.
    Seems definition of leather is the same at Apple as some furniture stores.

    Waiting it out on how long it last, particularly the hinge area..
    I was conflicted on returning it, I needed a item then to cover my iPad so I kept it..

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for $80

    • Written by from Cos Cob

    This is a "nice" case. But for an Apple product, and the price premium it carries, I have a hard time recommending it.

    The Good: The leather is, and feels, like actual leather. The insides are a nice microfiber. The cuts are clean and precise. Overall it looks professional and of quality, and it holds the case neatly and securely. I should note, before I go into the negatives, I have looked extensively at the alternatives and in my view, for what it does, this is the best option out there right now in terms of sleekness and functionality - but this is a highly personal choice so I suggest doing your research. ilounge is a good destination for it.

    The Bad: Standing the case, either laying down, or standing up, is nowhere near as elegant or intuitive as the original smart covers. With the original smart covers the magnets were arranged in such a was as to ensure a secure base. You could pick the iPad up, move it, rearrange it to a different orientation, etc. and the base (triangle) stayed secure. This cover requires the pressure of the iPad itself to stay together. Pick it up or move it, and the base crumbles - requiring you to again set it up. It is a matter of seconds to do so, but it is a huge inconvenience - and inelegant. You see this everywhere, but I don't think this thing would have made it out the door had Steve Jobs had to sign off on it.

    The ugly: When closed, the magnets work well, but the section of the cover near the hinge does not lie flat on the iPad (due to the fabric hinge, no doubt), and so the entire left 1/3 of the iPad is slightly exposed. While probably not a big deal, this means the cover is not full protecting the iPad from dust, splashed liquid, etc. Perhaps worse, it is simply inconsistent with the high quality of design and craftsmanship you would expect from Apple - and for a case retailing at $80

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be great if it did what it claims it can! Waste of money!

    • Written by from Ma

    This thing will not prop up the iPad in the table top view like it says it does! Spend your money elsewhere. Not to mention the headphone port through the case is cut so small so only to accept apple headphone jacks. OMG! What a disappointment.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking but functionality poor

    • Written by from Bethlehem

    I got this case for Christmas. Slim and does not add much bulk to the device. Looks nice and feels great to touch. Hoewever, the magnets do not seem to be strong enough so when you position to stand (straight or at an angle) it topples over so easily, basically forcing me to hold it, readjust it constantly. Terrible functionality nice looks. For the price, I ould look elsewhere.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It tore after barely a month!

    • Written by from Dickinson

    I really like this case, it fits well and it feels great. But after just barely a month of taking it in and out of my purse there is now a hole ripped into it where it snagged on something in my purse. What? How can it be so flimsy but protect your ipad at the same time?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The case it okay but

    • Written by from Everett

    Just bought this yesterday and while the case if fine the headphone jack hole barely fits Bose headphones. (you really have to push and even then it might pop out) Also I bought the 30 pin connector for my various 3rd party tools and you can't even use it with the case on.
    Just plain stupid. Taking it back.

    7 of 8 people found this useful