Wanna hear about it first but really dont wanna drop $80 on a case!!! But it looks good as i only like super low profile cases. As little padding as i can cause i never drop my ipads and i put cases on to protect from scratches more than anything.
Its not worth $20. It does nothing good and ages fast.
IMO, no...but I still bought it and love it. It's a really nice leather, low profile fitting case that looks great, adds some decent protection from damage and doesn't add much weight, but at $80.00, it's overpriced.
I also purchased a SmartCover and a BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear Skins Back so I can go caseless at home.
Google, it's your friend. It's also not secure in any stand position and the button feel sucks.Let's see pics of an aged one.
I've owned multiple cases for every iPad model; 1,2,3,4 Mini, Air, and rMini.
No case I have ever owned or seen covers the iPad the way Apple's does, and exhibits the same quality.
All ports protected. Comers covered. Edges covered. Speakers protected, with perfectly placed holes. Non intrusive lip around the screen. No wonky clips or weird rotating discs. No Halo style stripes or sculpted ribs on the back. No corny logo cutout.
And it's genuine leather, vs pleather, or fake leather labelled as genuine leather, which the Chinese companies have no problem doing. Even the most expensive Chinese leather cases are questionable leather.
Every case comes with compromises because no one case is perfect for everyone. The Smart Case is perfect for me.
Now that the iPad air is narrower, It won't stand up properly in landscape mode if you tap on it too hard. A major design oversight in my opinion.
I have a cheap folio case now. Works fine and holds a stylus.
In other words "I have no proof, I'm just assuming".
Well I did google, and I can't find anything that says it shows wear prematurely.
i think he is referring to the tendency for leather to discolour as it ages. then there is the claim that they fall over a bit easier than the last generation of smartcases which certainly seems to be the case in reviews like detroitborg's one.
now, him telling people what it's worth is definitely silly, but i think there is some merit to the complaint.