iPad Recommended iPad Air cover?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Rofl, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Rofl macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2010
    Just got an iPad Air and I'm loving it so far. It's how I envisaged an iPad should have always been.

    I'm using it naked as I love the weight, but can anyone please recommend me a lightweight iPad Air cover? I'm tempted to buy the smart cover from Apple, but it's a bit expensive and not sure how much it weighs. Perhaps even a sleeve would be a better option?

  2. guzzlamiamor macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2008
  3. mpayne2k, Nov 6, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013

    mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    I know I may catch some flack for this, but I purchased a Samsung leather tablet sleeve that was for the Galaxy Tab 2 which was on clearance for $9.99 and it actually fits the iPad Air like a glove! Only drawback is the "SAMSUNG" logo stamped into the leather :eek:
  4. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    I like the smart covers because they are lightweight and easily removable. They provide good protection for setting the device down, and it's a nice touch to automatically unlock the device.

    I have a sleeve for carrying it when traveling as well, but in practice I rarely use it.
  5. bandrews macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
  6. webworks415 macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2008
    I would also like a good cover. I don't know if I want to keep this Apple Smart Cover, especially at the price, when there are complete cases for cheaper out there.
  7. The.Dude macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2013
    If you are finding a smart cover expensive after spending hundreds on your new Air, this may be a good option.

  8. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    I ordered one of those, I've had poetic's for a lot of my devices they are fine cases, no need to pay Apple's outrageous prices.
  9. Shonuff macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2008
  10. Rofl thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2010
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Some people seem to be reporting problems with 3rd party covers - something to do with the magnets not aligning properly.

    At this rate, might have to go for the official cover just to err on the side of caution.
  11. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Yeah, Apple changed the polarity/location of the wake/sleep magnets again so a few 3rd party manufacturers are having to scramble to correct this.
  12. SMELTN macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2010
    Poetic had this problem as well but for those who purchased the case before it was corrected they sent out a new case for free.

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