• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More colors and patterns PLEASE

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I am constantly slipping my IPad in and out of my purse all day...the magnetic cover instantly turning the IPad on and off as it opens and closes is great time saver....and who has the time to pull it in and out of an envelope type case every time...so the cover works!!

    Now, it's time to get creative and make it in more colors and or in patterns, or even trendy Designer logo covers....you've done it for IPhones...now it's time to trend up our iPads ...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be improved.

    • Written by from Markham

    This is a minimal, elegant, lightweight, thin, and simple stand for your iPad. These attributes are consistent with Apple's philosophy, and are what attracted me to this stand.

    The experience of this product is very mediocre however.

    One of the problems this cover has is that it's attachment to the iPad is too weak. Either the magnet near the hinge is too weak, or they should have used another method for attaching the cover to the iPad - which is more preferable.

    The cover could also offer a strap for carrying ease.

    The hinge could have "friction"/be slower.

    I was also deciding between this and the DODOCase, but the negative reviews regarding the DODOCase's poor durability drove me away. This cover could borrow the DODOCase's hard book realism, familiarity, personal-ness, experience, "sexiness". But maybe that's something that should be left to 3rd party accessory makers.

    Rating: 7.5/10 as a simple, multi-purpose stand. Initial, just-bought evaluation.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay product

    • Written by from Vista

    The Smart Cover gets dirty very fast, and starts to wear out very fast as well. It does protect the screen well enough, but the dirtiness and the wearing out are not good.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad 2 Smart cover smart, but lazy

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    The smart cover is pretty awesome when you first get it. Which, I suppose, is why i'm pretty disappointed with how poorly it performs over time. Soon enough the magnetic strip loses strength, the clothe starts to wear and the glue comes loose. What actually happened first is the material around the magnet started to sag like the ceiling fabric of an old car. All in all, Apple needs to improve durability.

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT, but annoying

    • Written by from Cedarville

    The cover is perfect for protecting the screen, and a fairly good prop for placing the i pad at different viewing angles, but it is truly terrible at keeping the screen clean as it claims. The main reason for this "issue" is simply that the surface which goes against the screen when it is closed, is the same surface of the cover that goes onto every table and counter, and whatever else you prop up the i pad on. So whatever dirt is there, however insignificant, gets deposited onto the cover, of the correct surface to go right onto the screen. As a result, no matter how careful i am, i have to clean my screen from deposits my cover put on it, more than from my fingers. like i said, annoying. On the flip side, i really like how thin it is. i bought the i pad to have my books on it, so i don't have to try to carry them around,so it helps with that. Thinner than other cases.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Collierville

    This is a great product, but its $39. Also in about 7 months the magnets started to get weaker.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros and Cons

    • Written by from Kayenta

    The smart cover (regardless of color) is nice. Props iPad up to watch movies or to type, but the magnet touches the side of the iPad and scratches it. Should be like the iPad mini where the material covers the magnets to prevent this

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't hold cover when taking photos/videos!

    • Written by from Madison Heights

    We've had the smart cover on our ipad 2 for over a year now. The cover is nicely made, protects the screen when closed, folds for uses as in the info on website, & puts it to sleep. BUT: we've folded the cover back to take photos or video,holding the ipad w/2 hands, the magnetic connection can break allowing ipad to fall. You should NOT hold it by folded cover (easier said than done sometimes), when aiming camera for photo. Take it OFF. Last week, luck ran out, it hit a stone & concrete patio, shattering the glass screen. Functionality, fortunately, not effected. We didn't have accidental insurance, but found a local place to replace the screen at $140, considering ourselves very lucky. Have now ordered the smart case to use instead.

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product with a flaw

    • Written by from Usquert

    The main functionalities of protecting the screen and stand function work properly. However the screen gets dirty in those areas where the cover does not touch the screen; leaving three stripes of dust on the screen behind. Everytime I flip the cover I am looking at those stripes and need to wipe the screen.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design. Poor choice of materials.

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Well, the design of the smart cover is brilliant. I protects the screen, shuts the iPad on and off, acts as a stand, and does all this without adding hardly any bulk to the iPad like so many portfolio cases do.

    So why only three stars? Poor material choice. The polyurethane feels really nice, but it scratches and stains too easily. It got marks from just being in my backpack a few hours. It's like a you need to buy a case for your case. Also, stronger magnets would be nice to keep the case closed.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing the back for me

    • Written by from Boynton Beach

    I love it until i realize is no back to it. So I had to buy another cover for the whole ipad.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but was hoping for more.

    • Written by from Fort Thomas

    This is my first iPad, and when I pre ordered it I also picked up the smart cover. I guess I expected a little more protection. It functions exactly as described, I'm not claiming to have been misled or anything, but I am checking the apple store every other day for a new case that actually provides a little protection. I know there are third party cases out there but I really wish I could get one designed by apple itself. If your careful with you iPad at all times, or don't take it out of the house much, this case will work fine for you. I take mine everywhere so I am constantly concerned about it.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its sort of okay

    • Written by from Ilmenau

    I bought the dark grey poly-whatever version, since it's the only decent looking non-animal-skin smart cover. I think its a shame that Apple is not offering the much better looking dark blue and red smart covers made out of plastic.

    They do work great however. It's a real pleasure to open and close your iPad! Only downside: You get stripes on your iPad. On the other hand, the Smart Cover can be used to clean your screen again so thats not a biggie.

    All in all a pretty decent product.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good screen protector but .....

    • Written by from Aliso Viejo

    I love the simplicity and ease of attachment. It provides good protection of the screen from accidental scratches, etc. It also provides you with something comfortable to hold when using it. BUT, it leaves the screen with dirt, dust, or grimy marks. It just bugs me to see those smudges. It goes against what Apple says (i.e. "its microfiber lining keeps your iPad screen clean" LOL!!!).

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Product!!!

    • Written by from Primghar

    I purchased the smart cover when I got my iPad and was disappointed to find that I needed to purchase a back cover along with the smart cover. The smart cover is great, all though I think that Apple shoud make a hard-snap-cover for the back. The smart cover, I found, picks up alot of small dust particles and puts them on the iPad display area. The cover works well with the iPad and looks nice and is well made. I have found the dark grey polyurethane, shows scratches. I would recommend that if you do get the smart cover you should go with the leather model, even though it is more expensive, but worth it. Over all it is an average product.

    89 of 117 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleep or wake up?

    • Written by from Ada

    When I first got this cover it would put my iPad2 to sleep and when I lifted the cover it would wake up. This only lasted a couple of days. Now I manually have to do it. Very disappointed in the product for what I paid. :(

    920 of 1226 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its okay.

    • Written by from Greeley

    The smart cover does what it says. It aligns perfect every time and makes a very handy stand whenever you need one. Keeps the screen clean as well however, the smart cover has damaged my iPad 2 on the side the magnet sticks to. It has left it scratched and ugly. If I had known it would do that, I would have bought another case or something that wouldn't damage the product.

    1167 of 1402 people found this useful