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Apple - Smart Cover for Apple iPad and iPad® Air 2 - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 956 reviews

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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the right cover for iPad !

    Posted
    Naren
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    This is the right iPad cover ever. Please read on to know my story. I almost picked this up in Apple Store once. But when I realized it does not have the back cover(It has only one flap which covers just the screen. Back of iPad will be exposed), I did not buy it. Like everyone else, I was also wondering why they made it like this. But I could not find a good light weight cover and eventually decided to give this one a try. I was so happy with the cover , it almost feels like you do not have the cover ! Yes, this is not for everyone. If you are a person who does not really like a heavy cover that spoils the feel of holding an iPad, this is the cover you need. It feels good in hands. I keep it screen down so the cover protects it. This is not the cover if you are looking for real protection from fall and mishandling. But remember, if you use one such cover, you are losing the feel of iPad. I saw many people mentioning that the magnet detaches from the iPad. But I never faced that. Conclusion - For a gentle user and who loves to have the feel of holding the iPad, this is the one. Because, apple knows best about iPad. On the other hand, if you are just worried about protecting the iPad, this may not be it. But my 2 cents, you should not use a heavy / bulky cover on any gadgets - iPhone, iPad or any other brands - It will just spoil the feel of using it. In my experience, you hardly drop a tablet/phone !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Practical Cover for iPad

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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't fall for the hype

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Basic Cover

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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sort of Pointless

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    Remyatlanta
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    I've had this before and I'm still not thrilled with it again. This product has always confused me in that doesn't protect the device at all. it's magnetic so it is easy to attached / detach but if it falls off and you drop the iPad the screen will still get scratched. it's easy to use and roll up into the triangle so the iPad will stand up, but I think i'm going to return this and purchase another cover that has a back to it to protect against drops. If you don't leave your house with your ipad however, this may be the case for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well built, but attracts marks

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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    Posted
    Gary
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    I used this product for the first iPad i purchased years ago. This was purchased many years later for my new iPad pro. the magnet has been radically changed and the cover will not stay on the iPad when flipping it to the back when in use. For $40 dollars this is unacceptable and I would recommend another product. This is only useful for covering the screen when in my travel bag, however it isn't strong enough to stay on for that either.

    No, I would not 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: 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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Cover, Mediocre Stand and Overpriced

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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just a cover, not worth price

    Posted
    Caesar
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    This item is great if you're looking for just a cover for the screen and already have a case that would be compatible with this cover. I was disappointed that it was just the cover for paying such a high price ($40). The back is left completely unprotected and the little flaps that allow you to use it as a stand would sometimes fall on its own so I didn't really trust it. If you're looking for something that just covers the screen and does not protect the back of the iPad, then this item is perfect for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Hot stuff

    Posted
    Celticmom
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    When I purchased my new iPad, I was surprised that no cases were available that would fit the newest model. I waited for quite a while, then I finally broke down and purchased the red Smart Cover. I was so disappointed in this product. It worked fine as a cover, but when you flip the cover open it causes the back of the iPad to become extremely warm. I finally had to return the cover because I was afraid it would overheat to the extent that it would damage the iPad. I am still looking for a decent case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful magnetic covering for the iPad

    Posted
    Xeiyros
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    This at first i thought would be a bad thing for my unit, however it fit perfectly. The only downsides to this cover is the fact that it seems to not work well with thick screen protectors, as well as full body cases (as this only protects the screen when closed) Other than that, if you never plan on using your ipad outside the house, or, if you do and keep it covered all the time, this is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect cover for the iPad

    Posted
    edgex
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    The Apple cover for the iPad is definitely the protection you need for very little money. It magnetically attaches to the iPad, folds open and close, and doubles as a stand. When the cover is closed, the iPad goes to sleep, when opened it wakes. It’s tough enough to withstand drops and anything else headed for the screen. Caveat here is that it only protects the screen. The body of the iPad is unprotected, but the most important part stays protected! Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cover

    Posted
    Lynnster
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    My previous iPad had a full surround cover. I went w this cover on the recommendation of the salesperson. Very pleased w the flexibility, as I can fold the cover and create a stand. Visited the Apple Store and the Genuis there reiterated that this cover is indeed smart. Once the cover is on, the iPad automatically goes to sleep. Between the ability to prop the iPad up and the ability for the iPad to go to sleep mode, I'm impressed. Plus it is thin and not bulky.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, if it lasts

    Posted
    mlwyland
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    The cover is very similar to one I had for an older iPad. I like the new cover and new iPad, but I'm concerned that the top end of the cover may rip from repeated usage. The leather tends to pull at the magnetized metal border when I open the cover and while I use the iPad, making the cover not fully congruent with the back of the iPad. It's not a problem yet, but I'm watching cautiously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, but a little loose

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    FoggyNelson
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    Good but not perfect...The angle of iPad when standing up is a little off for my taste (but that's completely subjective), what I'm concerned about is how loose the cover can feel on the top of the iPad. There are magnets that do attach it to the face of the iPad, but it still manages to slide from time to time...I'm worried this may cause the spine of the cover to rip/tear eventually but that's yet to be seen after over a month of daily use/handling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replaced worn out cover

    Posted
    Cbrookline
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    I love the thin Apple cover for my old iPad Air. It is simple and easy to quickly remove and reattach. I also love the fact that the RED one costs $10 less than the gray one. I am careful with my iPad and never drop it. The cover protects the glass and turns the iPad off when you close it but I does not offer protection from a fall. This one replaced an identical cover that lasted several years. Apple quality can't be beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Holds ipad but not what I wanted.

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    homeschoolmom2000
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    I was disappointed with this. While it does hold up your ipad as a stand I thought I was ordering a ipad cover. If I knew what this actually was I would not have ordered it. It was the first time I was disappointed in my purchase from Best Buy. However Best Buy is still one of my favorite stores. Would I recommend it to someone wanting a ipad cover NO, but if they were looking for a stand then yes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend