iPad Anyone here gotten a Smart Case where the left side sits flush?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by GreatMightySymp, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. GreatMightySymp macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2013
    The one I bought earlier this month still doesn't sit flush with the case on the left side where the hinge is, so any dust/etc. in the air could easily get into the opening on the top and bottom.

    Has anyone gotten one that actually sits flush like the Smart Cover does (meaning mine is a defect) or is it a known issue? If it's the latter I'd probably just get a cover + case to slide it into when travelling, but I like the feel of the leather on the Smart Case.
  2. Korican100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012
    its because most users fold the front screen protector to the back. This "straightens" out the hinge, so when the front part is back over the screen, it doesn't sit flush because the hinge is stiff.

    Since this is leather, hopefully it will "wear in" so to speak, and when folded back, it won't be stiff when returning to normal position.

    So i expect all cases to be like this out of the box. You just got to give it the ol baseball glove treatment
  3. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    My smart case sat flush for a couple days and now it sticks up like everyone else's case. :eek:
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    A folded piece of leather for a hinge is just bad design.
    As it wears in the problem is only going to get worse, not better.
    The more flexible the hinge gets the less likely it will be to align the cover properly.
  5. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Nope, which is why I returned mine. Not sure why they didn't make it a hinge like the Smart Cover, would have been a lot better than a leather flap. I returned mine to get the Smart Cover and smart-cover-locking back plate. Love it much better.
  6. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    Thats what i use smart cover and sleeve when travelling, when you fold it back you are holding the same material on cover or case. Least the magnets work on the cover.
    If you are in and out of a vehicle like me the leather would be trashed anyway, still need a sleeve/bag.
  7. j.benj macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Mine didn't sit flat either. One of the reasons I returned it and went Smart Cover with separate back plate instead. I expected a much sturdier, higher quality case from Apple for the $80 price tag.
  8. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    Taking mine back today for the same reason. Very poor design.
  9. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Agreed. If it were $20 I'd tolerate some flaws, but for $70, nope.

    I would love a non-leather smart case.
  10. courboy macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    I took mine back for the same reason and replaced it with the kavaj case. much happier!
  11. sick z33 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2008
    What back plate cases are you guys going with?
  12. laela macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2010
  13. kalt macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Mine (for a miniR not a full size ipad) is perfectly flush. Even when i put the cover around flat on the back and hold the whole thing by the cover with my thumb on the right side of the case, the left side of the case never separates from the ipad mini.

    They're leather products, each one is going to be a little different. I think I got pretty lucky with this case though. I'd take some pics if I knew how to upload pictures here.

    FWIW i've seen more complaints about the case for the ipad air not fitting properly than for the ipad mini/miniR.
  14. RoqueCub macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    If your talking about a case...

    I personally did not care for the way fold, where the cover and case meet, it sticks out. This extra flap did not look appealing when it was closed. I also did not care for the way the case covers over the speaker outputs, it muffles the sound.

    I ended up finding another case that does not have the extra tag or covers the speaker. Its $20 on Amazon, INVELLOP Black Leatherette Case. The only downside is that its not real leather, however some people swear that it wears overtime better. I'm incredibly happy with it. Apple missed the boat in the case department.
  15. mcdj, Dec 3, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013

    mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    INVELLOP missed the boat in my book. 3 cases, all came unstitched, 2 separated at the edges, after a couple of months of careful light use. Good looking, slim, junky case.

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