iPad Smart Cover VS Smart Case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by KennySmith, Jun 12, 2012.


Will you buy a smart cover if Smart case is available?

Poll closed Jun 27, 2012.
  1. Yes.. still prefers smart cover

    67 vote(s)
  2. Will buy smart case for sure

    63 vote(s)
  3. Neither of them...

    25 vote(s)
  1. macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2011
    Will you buy the smart cover if the smart case is available???
  2. macrumors 68020

    Mar 24, 2010

    You can go to the Apple Stor and buy a Smart Case now.
  3. macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I have both. I'll keep the one I like the best and sell the other.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
    Are you leaning towards one or the other at this point?
  5. macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I just bought the smart case. I'll get it in a few days. I'll quote you and let you know when I get it though. I realized that my post implied that I had it in my hands, sorry about that.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Jul 18, 2011
    It doesn't look very durable in the few shots of it I have seen. If it is made from a material similar to the smart cover, I expect to see it start wearing out in a couple of months. :confused:
  7. macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I would have bought this Smart case if I han't already shopped through over 15 cases in the last few months. I like everything about the new case but just can't justify buying another when I have 4 perfectly great cases at home now.
  8. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale

    I have smartcovers over a year and a half old, no wear...

    Still like detaching the cover sometimes....
  9. macrumors member

    May 20, 2012
    Im think im gonna stick with the smart cover and speck smartshell. The magnet on the back is a deal breaker for me since i use it in the airplane and dont need to the smart cover dangling around. Its more annoying than you think....
  10. macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2011
    Not enough protection for someone like me. I'm clumsy :cool:

  11. macrumors regular


    May 14, 2012
    I would buy a smart cover since many third party cases are released to be compatible with smart cover. but, I was disappointed at the Smart case.
  12. macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    My smart case just came in. I'm going to keep it for a week to make a thorough review, but I really hate this case. It's mushy on every side, and incredibly awkward to hold.

    The viewing stand position is incredibly wobbly, and the typing position is much lower and more uncomfortable.

    The smartcover is a much, much better than the smart case. My back never really got scratched anyway.

    If you want scratch protection, get a smart cover and a sleeve. I couldn't reccomemd this case to anyone.
  13. macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    I bought the Smart Case and it's terrible.

    The iPad 1 case, with all it's faults, at least felt like it was a part of the iPad with a tight fit.

    The Smart Case is loose, the bezel design makes the screen look comically small, the material doesn't feel good when held in hand, the seams on the edges cut into your hand, and the cover implementation suffers due to the weak hinge.

    I wanted to like this case because I love the smart cover but wanted some back protection, but this is not the case I was looking for.

    I will keep using the smart cover instead, I'd rather the back get scratched up a little than cover it in this case.
  14. macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    The smart case looks like a really cheap product.
  15. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2011
    No matter what.. as long as there is an Apple logo on it.. it sells
  16. macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    I have a smart cover and because my Griffin snap shield literally "snapped", I decided this would be a great balance.

    Purchased the dark grey one from the Regent Street store in London (why no leather ones?!) and at first glance, I was very pleased. However, after getting it home, I realised that the fit is VERY lose.

    This is to the point where I can see the edge of the iPad around up to the border of the case. Is this the norm? I'm contemplating replacing it and hoping that the next one is a better fit, but I fear this might be a common theme.

    So close to my perfect case apart from those faults. I happily admit i'm a bit of an Apple Fan and have never been unhappy with any of their products except for this one.

    I'm now looking at the Kavaj Leather case, which looks a bargain and apparently the quality is good: http://www.amazon.co.uk/KAVAJ-leath...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1339348098&sr=1-1
  17. macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    I initially thought that too, but I've figured out a pretty decent solution: you know those flip out PTVs (or the ones that come out of the armrest)? Just rest the smart cover cover the top of it. Works surprisingly well and the magnet is just strong enough to keep the iPad from falling off. Don't tug on it though.
  18. macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    I know it's more expensive, but I still fall back on the Smart Cover/Smart Feather combination as my favorite day to day case. I like the mounting system of the Incipio Smart Feather better than the new Smart Cover.
  19. macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2011
    I don't like anything 'smart'. I don't see why the need for a cover that is meant to protect the screen folds out exposing the insides to dirt and elements and scratches the screen when closed shut. JMHO of course.

    I stick to my Belkin Cinema Folio.
  20. macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2011
    Get a screen protetor for a buck on eBay and you can still enjoy the style, wake-sleep, and stand functionality of the Smart Cover or Smart Case. Problem solved.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2003
    They're all like that.
  22. macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Where are the Smart Case reviews on store.apple.com? Suspiciously absent...
  23. macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2012
    The only thing with that case is that is looks like it will wobble or bounce when you have it in the typing position and type.

    Check out the casecrown omni carbon fiber case, I love mine.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    If apple made the case out of the same quality and material of the cover, the price would be in the 80-100$ range, not many people wanna pay that.
  25. macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Do you have this case? The ergonomics are inexcusable, if apple couldn't make a piece of polyurethane that works well for under $80, it should have been made. This is the first time that I've been totally disappointed with an Apple product.

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