• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most horrible product ever

    • Written by Martin A from Boadilla del Monte

    I bought this product at the apple store about a week ago.

    Trusting that this will be a brilliant product (as everything else sold by Apple) I threw away the box and installed it on my 10.5 ipad.

    The cover is horrible, operating the volume, switch off button etc is a real pain in the back side, the cover is completely unfriendly a badly designed product.

    went back to apple store with my receipt (but no box) and could not return this thing because of lack of box. I am so disgusted with the poor quality product that I just left it at the store, money back or not. I just do not want to see this thing anymore and would never ever buy another product from this brand.


    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pencil falls out

    • Written by Susanna P from Cincinnati

    This case will not hold the pencil tightly - it's more of just a resting place for the pencil. I expected to be able to store the pencil there when not in use. Returning.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case but you will lose your Apple Pencil

    • Written by Jeremy R from Spokane

    Great case when paired with a smart cover. The pencil holder that comes with it is a bad design. I haven't had the actual holder come off, but even when fully attached it does a poor job of holding onto the pencil. I used it for about three months and the pencil simply fell out of the grip on numerous occasions. Finally this weekend, my apple pencil fell out somewhere along the way at an airport never to be seen again. This is a five star case if you have no need for an apple pencil and also purchase a smart cover. I will likely buy a new case from a different company along with my replacement apple pencil. The pencil is just too expensive to have such an undependable grip holding it.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great ipad protection, but you may loose pencil.

    • Written by Audrey C from Bentonville

    The quality was better than I expected. I particularly purchased this case to keep my Apple Pencil attached. 2 months after I had it I realized the holder can unattach, eventually knocking off and becoming looser over time. Sadly I lost my Apple Pencil at a convention this weekend because of this. Still deavastated it’s gone. I always check and stay cautious of it, but this case failed to actually keep the pen holder attached. I understand use over time but I have only had it for 4 months and do not use it daily. I don’t think I should have had to worry about that. My pencil was used for sketching designs for my small business. I will be searching for a better product that does not have a detachment when I can get a replacement.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels great but pencil holder snapped off immediately

    • Written by Gigi H from Smyrna

    I love the way the case feels in my hands. Paired with the Apple Smart Cover, I really thought this would be my perfect setup. But the case had not been on my iPad 5 minutes before the pencil holder snapped at one of its connection points.

    Annnnnd back to the Apple store I go.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    difficult start button, returning product

    • Written by Roger F from Minneapolis

    difficult start button, returning product

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a Great Case for the Apple IPad 10.5

    • Written by Todd W from Manchester

    I had just recently purchased the IPad Pro 10.5 , and needed a great cover and case for it , and was so disappointed that Apple did not make a silicone case for the 10.5 . I have been doing research and this is what I came up with .. You won’t be disappointed , the Tech21 is a Great solution ,and its see threw to show of the the beauty of the IPad ... and you can ad a Silicone Cover to this Awesome Tech21 see threw case . I was very scepticle at first ,but this is a Great Case ...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay, but poorly lined up with on/off button.

    • Written by Debra P from Bethesda

    I received a new 10.5 inch iPad Pro and accessories for Christmas from my husband.

    I picked out this case as it seemed the best option for me. The case fits nice and snug, with empty space on left side for application of a hinged magnetic cover. Together the case and cover do their job and protect my new iPad.

    My only negative is that I’m finding that I have to repeatedly press the on/off button as the case location for this button isn’t aligned properly. Frustrating!

    Wishing Apple would make a combo case with attached cover like I had for my previous iPad:(

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sara P from Westborough

    Great protection on the back side and is compatible with the apple keyboard. The only complaint I have is that the apple pen can get knocked out of the pen holder pretty easily. This case is much better than it's competitors tho.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful iPad broken bc of Tech 21 Poor Quailty

    • Written by Tierra H from Alma

    Have had many problems with iPads in the past as far as the screen breaking. I made many of the classic mistakes. I had purchased the floppy magnetic cover but, only that for protection; would let my 3 year old watch a show on it and; have even learned the hard way that if you leave it in your freezing cold vehicle and bring it into your warm home the screen will break. Finally this year I purchased the 10.5 Pro AND got my daughter her own mini. I was quick to purchase protection for hers, the kids blue and green Tech 21. Although I did not purchase protection for mine immediately, I did buy it as soon as I could. She dropped her mini one day and I watch it bounce off of ceramic tile and not break. I had been trying to decide between the Tech 21 and Otterbox for mine (have had an Otterbox on my phone for over 3 years and my phone screen has never broken - our home has stained concrete floors). Bc of how well the Tech 21 protected my daughters mini I decided to purchase this one for mine. This iPad is always being treated like gold and always only in my hands, no one else. Big crack appeared on my screen a couple days ago and even bigger one today. I have replaced screens in the past with no problem. This happening just feels frustrating bc I took the proper measures to protect this iPad, I unfortunately laid my trust in Tech 21! DO NOT BUY THIS!!! Would give ZERO STARS if I could.

    4 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality issues

    • Written by ROBERT C from WETHERSFIELD

    Purchased an iPad Pro, 10.5, also purchased this case after reading a few reviews and watching a few YouTube vids. Very unhappy with the case. Buttons very stiff, could not get the iPad to shut off nor use the volume buttons for same reason. Quality control at manufacturer level appears to be lacking.
    My advice, if considering this case is to bring your iPad with you and fit it on tablet. Try buttons then make decision as to wether to purchase product.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good option now that Apple has discontinued similar products

    • Written by john K from seattle

    This product works. It also fits well and works with Apple’s keyboard cover. Detaching the included pencil holder is more difficult than it should be and the product is a bit expensive for what it is. Overall, a good but not great product.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could return it

    • Written by Andrea A from FPO

    I started hating it as soon as the pen holder attachment started coming off with the slightest touch. That is extremely annoying and irritating for the price this is being sold for. Not worth it, don’t spend your money on this.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One big flaw - after weeks of using it

    • Written by Paul V from New York

    I have tried to like this and, in most respects, it's a good case that does the job. The flaw? The on/off switch is so difficult to push through this cover that it has become a painful experience that I dread. I'm going to revert to another one that does not have the pencil holder, unfortunately, but that also works really easily, the way the old Apple silicon ones did. I really tried to make this work, but it's a hassle.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was looking for

    • Written by STIRLING C from Melbourne

    I had purchased the Smart Cover, thinking that I wouldn't be taking the iPad out of the house very often—then the iPad Pro became almost indispensable—and I wanted to bring it out with me more often; and have somewhere to stash the Pencil too...

    Doesn't add much weight at all, or noticeable weight, or size.. good protection from bumps Or rough surfaces, there is only ONE drawback that I have noticed; when you have the back case on the iPad you are not able to charge the Apple Pencil /That Way/, the bottom port protection stops you from inserting the pencil fully—for me this isn't a dealbreaker, but for some it may be—I have charged the pencil before in this "worst" way a few times ever after the initial pairing.

    I'd recommend the Smart Cover + impact Clear Case over the Smart Case as you get a pencil holder and can wear either front protection or back as needed.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great back cover

    • Written by LIEZL L from SPARKS

    I've used Tech21 cases in the past for my phones, so I know what great protection they provide. I'm glad this was available for my new iPad Pro 10.5. A little on the pricey? Yes, but well worth it.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth buying

    • Written by Carol D from Melrose

    This is hard and not comfortable to hold when on the iPad. The Silicone back was much better and softer to hold. Why didn't they come back with the Silicone back?? I returned the plastic one and also the 10.5 iPad. I think you need a back on the iPad and the plastic one is not for me so I will not take a chance with a new iPad until they come out with covers that are better than what they are offering now. I have not found different one that anyone is offering yet to make it worth buying. Apple comes out with better iPads but not better covers to go with them.

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome awesome back case for ipad pro 10.5"

    • Written by Wang Y from Blacksburg

    great case with great build quality although it's quite expensive. It is the best back case on the market today. fits my ipad perfectly and feels great! highly recommended.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best third party option out there.

    • Written by Chris D from Carpentersville

    I'm very frustrated that Apple has chosen to stop making the Silicone Case for iPads--nothing on the market ever compared to those as far as fit and finish, and I am always willing to pay the premium price to have one on my iPad.

    However, after buying and returning a lot of third party options on Amazon for my 10.5" iPad Pro, this case ended up being the winner. The claims made on the packaging are true--it fits perfectly, it is fingerprint resistant, and the material it's made out of feels really nice in the hand. I also like the fact that the Pencil holder is detachable. I usually like to keep my Apple Pencil in a separate case or in a stand on my desk, but I like that it's an option on this case to stick it on the side of the iPad too.

    Is this case a little too pricey? Yeah, probably. But it definitely feels like a premium case, and I have no regrets.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent back cover for scratch and dent protection.

    • Written by Shawn T from Coon Rapids

    I'll start by saying that this is compatible with the 10.5" Smart Keyboard. This case is very thin, more so than the Silicone back cover from last year. The edges of the case are made out of a TPU material and the back of it is thin plastic. I also like that the Apple Pencil holder is removable.

    91 of 94 people found this useful