Got it off eBay from a reputable dealer, however there are 3 things I've noticed. 1. The packaging seems different to the normal one, both the US and UK models. 2. The hinges (at either side) dont seem to move very freely. I'm not sure if its supposed to be loose or not. The middle bar moves smoothly though. 3. It smells. Only why close to it though. Basically gives off a strong mixture of leather and some sort of chemical smell, something similar to what you'd find at the dentist. The actual quality of the smart cover is very good. No frayed edges. I've also taken a picture of the embossed writing on the inner side. Again not sure if it is supposed to look like that, as it seems overly bold to me. Would testing it with a new iPad for the sleep/wake function also be a good way to tell? Because any sort of fake will not work at all with the new iPad magnet wise. Thanks for any help.