• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The idea is solid...

    • Written by from PORT COLBORNE

    I got this case in January with my iPad and I must admit I was pleased at first, but as I used it the problems became more and more apparent.
    First off I noticed that the cover did not hug the screen very well, it would shift in my backpack, turn the screen on and the iPad would be dead before morning classes.
    Secondly, the cut outs are all slightly off. I had to use a knife from my garage to widen the charger slot so that it would fit apple's standard lightning cable. Also the hole for the slide at the side is off, and you have to really dig a nail in to get the switch to the "off" position.
    Third thing, the way the cover folds should be improved. The keyboard mode is a bit shallow for my liking, however i did manage to take notes on it everyday, but the "movie mode" is terrible. On the Smart Cover it held the iPad at a slight angle to allow stability, but with the this case, it's pretty much straight up, and falls over constantly.
    Finally, the build quality is terrible already the hinge is starting to tear at the edges, as well as all the folds on the cover, and the main body of the case is starting to split at the edges.

    In short, tis is a solid idea for a case, but it needs some serious refinements before it should wear the apple logo.

    40 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hinge is terrible

    • Written by from Oshkosh

    The hinge on the left side of the iPad 4 where the cover connects with the case does not stay firmly seated thus exposing the aluminum edge of the iPad and constantly requires readjustment when cover is flipped back behind iPad. I miss the original iPad 1 case which in my opinion was a superior design albeit its propensity to show dirt.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It hurts my hands

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    I should have watched the cnet review. It shows how flimsy it is when you try to get it to prop up your ipad. The review did say that it is suppose to be used more as a portfolio. That doesn't work for me because the edges have a ledge that really cuts into your hand after awhile. I ordered something different today so that means this purchase was a waste of my money.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Protects but a joke as to standing up.

    • Written by from Amarillo

    This cover, which I ordered 4 for myself and family protects the Ipad and all its corners well. However, standing the Ipad is another story. The back part should have two sections; at the most three. To divide in four sections, the Ipad is too top heavy and keeps falling back. If you let it continue to fall back you will end up breaking glass.

    You could improve by sectioning in two the stand and also, include a place where stylus can be carried.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect

    • Written by from Angleton

    No problems at all. The "sharp" edges people talk about are flimsy. It's two pieces of polyurethane joined together (the front and back) so they don't cut or cause any discomfort at all. As for the cover being a pain to remove to view the screen, I do not experience that. Im a dude so I don't have any fingernails and I can open mine no problem. Another thing I saw reading the review is that the cover doesn't close all the way. Again, not true. Mine closes just as well as the Smart Cover did. For the viewing angle, mine stood up perfectly out of the box. No "breaking in" or anything. As far as an attachment to hold the cover back while open, I just fold it in half and it magnets together out of my way no problem. I may be the lucky one with the only perfect smart case out there, or maybe people are just trying to pick it apart.... Either way, I'm very happy with it. Worth every penny.

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Carpentersville

    Just got this case and so far I have no issues. It's feels great and it's feels like my ipad is safe. Only issue is wish it was darker or even black. Been thinking of getting this for a while and glad I did. It's an upgrade from the Smart Cover. :)

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Yall need to make an Ipad mini smart case

    • Written by from Geary

    Not as sturdy as the Smart Cover but still works, can't type or anything, good for viewing videos/FaceTime. When enabled the cover locks and unlocks your screen. However when the screen is locked via the cover all notifications are silenced until the cover is removed to unlock.
    We need an ipad mini version of the smart case, ya gotta protect both sides. No one wants a scratched ipad

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Elmendorf AFB

    This is a great product! It keeps the ipad protected and slim! It's perfect!!!

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly done

    • Written by from Algonquin

    I thought it was a good case at first, but it is so uncomfortable to hold. The flap is annoying I wish my parents would have of gotten me a better case

    25 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, poorly executed.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've always wanted Apple to release a full case but this was not what I had in mind. It's uncomfortable to hold and the edges feel a bit sharp in my hands. The cover is not the easiest to open either. I don't mind the material and I like the amount of protection that is offered. Overall this is not up to their usual quality. I hope this is a one off mistake and not the future of Apple innovation.

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Best Simple Protection

    • Written by from Surrey

    I initially bought one of these to replace a silicone back that had no cover and then took it back to the store within hours because my first reaction was that the back of the Smart Case was too thin in comparison to my $10 silicone protector. Once I realized that silicone, although much thicker than polyurethane, was slick enough to turn the iPad into an over-sized air hockey puck on a smooth surface I reconsidered. This change in perception was also in part because all of the after-market folios I looked at only gripped the iPad at the corners or you had to slide the iPad into a fabric or leather enclosure that offered no seal whatsoever. Back covers meant to pair with a Smart Cover were similarly poor. My only complaints about the Smart Case design are the very thin edge of the enclosure that is somewhat uncomfortable to hold when reading a book and the lack of a magnetic device to secure the open cover flat to the back. Bottom line for me is when at home I may prefer the cheap silicone back for convenience and comfort, but when I want a simple sealed case/stand to toss in a bag or briefcase, the Smart Case fits the bill nicely.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I have always wanted a Smart Cover for my iPad and was so excited to get one. Got it home and discovered that it did not fit the new iPad securely at all, especially in the corners and on the "binding" side of the case. I love the color and was so disappointed that it did not fit well. I returned it and bought a different case.

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pain in the hands

    • Written by from Griffin

    This product has two significant issues. The number one issue are the sharp edges (seams) that join the back and the top edge. This sharp edge cuts into the hand as you hold the iPad. Apple spent a lot of time refining the feel of the iPad in your hand. Why they didn't do the same with this product is a mystery. Second issue is the screen cover flap. Once in place it becomes a struggle to lift the edge to Peel it back to use the iPad. A simple grab tab would have solved the problem. I considered taking a piece of sandpaper to the edge to smooth it out, but realized this would make it impossible to return if my experiment resulted in destroying the case. The third issue is the $49 price for what essentially is a 50 cent piece of refrigerator magnet molded to fit the curves of the device.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This thing is absolutely terrible. It is uncomfortable to hold. It makes your ipad look like it's wearing an oversized clothing. The flap is not easy to open if you don't have nails and when you open and flip it to the back it doesn't get attached to the back cover so it hangs off your fingers which I find very uncomfortable. And on top of all that it is not cheap. A definite return!

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Coraopolis

    Very cheap design for $50.

    21 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from westlake

    It was cheap, left these weird smudge lines on the screen where the case was creased to fold. The top flap was so difficult to grab when lifting the flap take off most of the time (imagine trying to pick a single piece of paper off a desk top) and the other time it slid off and would not stay in place. Returned it the next day. An embarrassment to all Apple products.

    26 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The glue between the frame and the back doesn’t work.

    • Written by from BERLIN

    The glue between the frame and the back doesn’t work. Then the iPad falls out.

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Sparwood

    I got this for Christmas, along with the new iPad. While it does a decent job protecting the back of my iPad, the front flap is horrendous. It stopped putting my iPad to sleep and waking it up after three weeks, and the magnets are so weak that the flap doesn't stay closed. Often, I'll go into my backpack and find that it slid to the side, exposing the screen. The 'stand' option is flimsy at best. My only good thing about it is that it puts the iPad at the right angle to function as a keyboard prop up. The edges are sharp as well, making it difficult to hold onto for any length of time. The flap also leaves lines across the screen from where it folds. It's not worth the $60

    32 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Great case.
    However, sharp edges make it uncomfortable to use for very long.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Landscape position bad, more colors needed

    • Written by from Aurora

    Don't like viewing angle of the landscape position. Hard to view screen when angle is almost at 90 degrees instead of comfortable 45 degrees. Had cover for 2 woks and angle still has not broken in or changed. Also don't like color options. Why is black not available?

    14 of 23 people found this useful