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Apple - Smart Cover for Apple iPad and iPad® Air 2 - Midnight Blue

As a way to automatically wake iPad from sleep and as a stand for viewing and typing, it's smart in more ways than one. Made from soft, durable polyurethane. *Works with iPad (5th generation), iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.

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    • Apple Smart Cover for Apple iPad and iPad® Air 2

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (602 out of 719)

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    As a way to automatically wake iPad from sleep and as a stand for viewing and typing, it's smart in more ways than one. Made from soft, durable polyurethane. *Works with iPad (5th generation), iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 719 reviews

    84%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than expected

      Posted
      JOEC
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      The typical criticism of Apple first party accessories is that they’re too expensive. This was certainly true for owners of previous generation iPads who purchased the leather smart case. However, that case provided all around, full body scratch protection (drop protection was debatable) with minimal bulk. As I was researching a case for my new 2018 iPad, most of the products seemed to be either too bulky, made of cheap material, or lacking a soft lining for the back of the iPad. Weight minimalism was especially important because I was upgrading from a 7.9 inch Mini to the larger 9.7 inch model. I’m happy I gave the Smart Cover a try. First of all the dark gray color pairs nicely with the black bezel, space gray iPad — it’s a sleek, sophisticated but unshowy look. Secondly, the outside of the cover has a very premium feel. It’s soft and smooth with a subtle almost cloth-like texture that allows just enough grip in your hand. The inside cover has a microfiber lining that will keep your glass screen protected. The microfiber does collect dust, so you will have to clean it occasionally with a lint roller. Third, the magnet on the hinge is fairly strong. Once the cover snaps onto the iPad, it doesn’t come off easily. When the cover is folded into a triangle, it turns into a stand that is stable enough on flat surfaces. The main concern for this product would be the lack of backside protection. Two ways to deal with this: when not using your iPad, just lay it face down on the cover side. When using your iPad and you fear the surface is dirty or could potentially cause a scratch, you can reverse the cover flap all the way back and your aluminum side will be fully covered. If your going to buy the Smart Cover, I would recommend Best Buy for sure. The price is better than the Apple store and Amazon has developed a reputation for having counterfeit Apple accessories on their marketplace platform. Doing an online order for in-store pick up is very convenient and fast. I don’t know how durable the Smart Cover will be over the long term, but for now I find this premium, minimal weight cover to be worth a buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Don't fall for the hype

      Posted
      Houstonabrockets
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      The product looks good online and in person but once you attach it to your tablet, you begin to ask yourself why? Why did I buy this? Simply because it's apple. I was very hesitant at first, simply because of the price but now that I've tried out the case I came to the conclusion that there are better brands out there and for a much more reasonable price. Apple has failed with this case. The magnetic strip doesn't do its job and keeps detaching from the tablet. I close the cover it provides no protection what so ever for the tablet.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Practical Cover for iPad

      Posted
      RC20772
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      After upgrading from the Apple iPad Air 2, to the newest Apple iPad, my old book style cover did not fit. When I went to Best Buy where I purchased the old cover, the selection was limited to only the one cover. This cover automatically shuts down the open device and protects the screen, however there is no protection for the back of the iPad to prevent scratches. It was a little over priced as well, although much less expensive than what the Apple Store offered. I would have preferred a less expensive cover that protected the back as well as the front, as my previous case did. I did not want the screen to go unprotected, so felt obligated to buy the only cover they had. Perhaps Best Buy will have more of a selection in time.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Basic Cover

      Posted
      Jerry
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      It’s a basic cover, but for its price it’s worth it. The cover itself is simple but I rated it 5 for a few things: 1. It is an auto shut off and auto on. Helps prevent wear and tear of the home and on/off button 2. Cover can also be used as an underpad to prevent scratches and keep the back of your pad looking decent 3. Decent stand that can be upright or just slightly tilted. Yes it pretty simple but other covers that has a stand only has one way of standing, this has two, others cannot turn the iPad on and off. For the covers price, I’d say this is a decent cover.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Well built, but attracts marks

      Posted
      ZachG
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      As expected with any Apple brand accessory, it’s well built and looks great. The microfiber interior cleans the screen perfectly - it does leave some streaks on the glass where the seams are, but all I need to do to remove them is to drag the interior of the cover along the screen as I open/close it once in a while. I only give it 4 stars because the gray color tends to pick up grease marks if I accidentally touch it with dirty fingers. They eventually wear off, but it’s a little unsightly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Only half a case!

      Posted
      TheOblongBox
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      It's not a bad case. The main problem that I have with it is that it doesn't have a back. That is incredibly annoying. The screen is protected, but the back of the Ipad is left totally exposed. I was not aware that the cover was like this before I bought it. If I had known that, I wouldn't have bought it. You can get a much better case from other companies for much cheaper.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Cover, Mediocre Stand and Overpriced

      Posted
      GMUHistorian
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      The Smart Cover I think is a great cover for the iPad, but just mediocre as a stand, and it's definitely overpriced by Apple because it's an Apple product. Sometimes I couldn't get the cover to stay folded into a stand and as a stand it's not great on soft surfaces. It's much better staying folded when you're using it on a hard surface like a desk. Overall, I wouldn't recommend it simply because of the price. There are cheaper stands/covers that are just as good as this one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Does what it's supposed to do

      Posted
      SeattleViking
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      On my old iPad 2 I have a smart cover and always liked it. My only problem was when I got my new iPad the old cover didn't fit. So I shelled out the money for this one. I like the wake/sleep feature and the idea of using it as a stand is nice. The minus is that it doesn't always work very well when using the cover as a stand they way it shows in the how to. And it only protects the screen. But it's less likely to be dropped than a phone.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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