iPad iPad Air Smart Case Weight

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by MrGimper, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Just in case you were wondering, the iPad Air smart case adds about 50% weight to the device ( I weighed it, 1lb 7.4oz ... 128GB Air WiFi/4G ). Certainly noticeable. Thinking of returning it and seeking alternatives.
  2. gagaliya macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2010
    thank you i was looking for this info.

    that is pretty horrible though it defeats a large part of the ipad air benefit by making it the same weight as the old ipad.

    anyone know a very light weight case that will cover the ipad? i dont care about the smart cover, just the case because as nice as the naked ipad looks it's horrible holding it in your hand = too slippery.
  3. Cell-666 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2011
    I'm using it naked at the moment and is actually quite grippy.
  4. smacman macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    Smart cover seems like the perfect compromise.
    • Light weight
    • Protects the back when you place it on a surface
    • Protects the screen when it is in your bag/backpack
    • Makes the iPad easier to hold with one hand (better grip)
  5. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    For my previous iPads and my mini, I've always gone with the Smart Cover and belkin snap shield combo. I may have to check this out for the Air instead.
  6. Swiss-G, Nov 1, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013

    Swiss-G macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
  7. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    agree, and the cover still flaps down instead of gripping to the the back. Very very annoying.

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