I loved the old leather smart cover and hate that they didn't offer it for this model. With that said, I love the idea of just using a smart cover and a sleeve for transportation so I opted to go with a black iPad air smart cover. Honestly, I feel like they upped the quality on these things significantly. I remember seeing a regular polyurethane smart cover for the old iPad and feeling like it was too flimsy but this new version feels a lot thicker (which makes me thing it'll hold up longer). I know there are people on here that really wanted the leather smart cover for the iPad air.....I would suggest giving the polyurethane one a shot.