Apple Smart cover or Case.

Which one do you like

  • Apple Smart Case

    Votes: 18 37.5%
  • Apple Smart Cover

    Votes: 22 45.8%
  • None

    Votes: 8 16.7%

  • Total voters
    48

MacDawg

macrumors Core
Mar 20, 2004
19,836
4,281
"Between the Hedges"
I used a Smart Cover for a while
But ended up getting a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard that attaches to the iPad
Best purchase I could have made
Love it with my iPad and has increased its usefulness for me exponentially
 

LostSoul80

macrumors 68020
Jan 25, 2009
2,136
6
I don't like Apple's Smart Case. It feels cheap, and it's frustrating to use.
The Smart Cover is good but requires some other protection for the back. I'd suggest to look at cases of third parties.
 

Fattytail

macrumors 6502a
Apr 11, 2012
875
188
The smart case is overpriced and ugly, in my opinion. I've got a smart cover and a clear skin on the back. Still keeps the iPad nice and light, while protecting the back from nicks and scratches. And that's the thing about the smart case. It completely covers the iPad, but offers minimal protection against drops.
 

jacg

macrumors 6502a
Jan 16, 2003
880
36
UK
The case protects the iPad well but I like how you can rip off the cover making the device lighter.
 

Aluminum213

macrumors 68040
Mar 16, 2012
3,417
3,534
The Apple smart case is a very un-apple product, it feels very cheap and poorly designed. I tried one out at an Apple store recently and couldn't believe they were charging so much for that trash.
 

Rodster

macrumors 68040
May 15, 2007
3,178
6
I used a Smart Cover for a while
But ended up getting a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard that attaches to the iPad
Best purchase I could have made
Love it with my iPad and has increased its usefulness for me exponentially
MacDawg, what model and what did you pay for your keyboard? I'm interested in getting one.

And to the OP, there are a lot of quality 3rd party cases out there. Check the smart case thread in the accessories forum and you'll find lots of complaints from it not fitting right, to discoloring the back of the iPad and looking cheap.
 

MacDawg

macrumors Core
Mar 20, 2004
19,836
4,281
"Between the Hedges"
MacDawg, what model and what did you pay for your keyboard? I'm interested in getting one.

And to the OP, there are a lot of quality 3rd party cases out there. Check the smart case thread in the accessories forum and you'll find lots of complaints from it not fitting right, to discoloring the back of the iPad and looking cheap.
I got it used on Amazon
New they list for $99 I think, and Amazon has them for about $93
Mine used was about $75
It came in mint condition
 

RenoG

macrumors 65816
Oct 7, 2010
1,269
52
I currently have a Smart Case, the smart cover left marks. The smart case works ok for me at the moment.
 

ChristianVirtual

macrumors 601
May 10, 2010
4,096
266
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I don't like Apple's Smart Case. It feels cheap, and it's frustrating to use.
The Smart Cover is good but requires some other protection for the back. I'd suggest to look at cases of third parties.
Copy that ...

Some colleagues used the case but its really a bit ugly. Apple could do much better. The Smart Over is ok in combination with a grip-enhancing hard shell for the back.
 

FatGuy007

macrumors 6502
Apr 8, 2012
326
0
New York
I've had both, and the smart case just has too much flaws. I hate how the edges that extend, its so hard to open up. THERE IS NO LEATHER

On the other hand, the smart cover has a wonderful leather collection, the magnets aww me all the time, and the magnets are much stronger.
 

BookakeJones

macrumors newbie
Aug 18, 2012
3
0
I have the cover and case. I prefer the cover because the case makes the entire ipad cover not close flush!
 

jojoba

macrumors 68000
Dec 9, 2011
1,582
21
I have the smart cover, plus a sleeve which fits the smart cover as well. When I need a keyboard, I bring my LogiTech which doubles as a case.
 

J&JPolangin

macrumors 68030
Jul 5, 2008
2,564
5
Thule GL @ the TOW
Otter box defender or Griffin extreme duty when traveling, Apple smart cover and Speck back when at home or other various cases when going to work or around the house that are more protective than the Apple cover or less protective than the Otter box or Griffin cases = I like accessories:D