• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I miss the original Smart Cover

    • Written by Michael U from Westfield

    Ever since the iPad 2 Apple has always had a smart cover for the iPad. It covered just the front, showed off the beautiful body of the device and was insanely easy to just remove and reattach. That was my favorite thing about the Smart Cover. When the Smart Cover was introduced Steve Jobs said "we created this beautiful device, and then put it in a case that covers it all up." So I guess we are going back to that...

    This Smart Cover does the same general stuff, covers the iPad, wakes/sleeps the screen. The biggest downside is that it doesn't attach to the side anymore and is way harder to get on and off. This also prevents you from just rolling it up and setting it somewhere.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lower quality

    • Written by George C from Schenectady

    Usually a fan of the Apple built cases for durability and quality, and though this offers protection of the front and back of the iPad, the overall feel and build quality is lacking. Light and cheap feeling.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not enough protection

    • Written by melissa T from philadelphia

    This does not cover enough for me I am returning for the otter box .

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The case is nice, the price is not

    • Written by Christopher T from Valley Village

    I like this case. I like that there is no branding, the magnets hold really nicely, and the combination of the case, the new Apple Pencil, and a silver iPad create a super-minimalistic, sterile combination.

    However, $100 for a few pieces of plastic with some magnets in it? I traded 2 old iPhones to cover the cost of it, but that says a lot. There are third-party cases on Amazon for < $30 that I haven't bought, so can't comment, that look like they should function similarly, if not identically. There's nothing really special about this case, but the main reason I didn't buy the other ones is because they all had branding, and nobody makes a white one (yet)

    These should really cost no more than $50. Especially when you're paying so much for the iPad itself. It would be really easy to recommend at that price, but at $100? If I didn't have the trade-ins sitting around, I might have just gone for a third-party solution.

    1 of 2 people found this useful