I dropped my ipad2 and cracked the screen. Yes my fault but it was only about a foot onto tiles. Unfortunately the smart covet was folded to the back and it fell glass side down. As I said it's my fault but I cant help feel that the smart cover just doesn't offer real protection. You need it protected when you least expect it to drop and in those occasions like mine, the cover could well be folded away from the glass, after all it's not like ok the screen is protected NOW I'll drop it. I drop my iphone4 all the time from several feet and thankfully the bumper does the job. When I get my new iPad I will be getting a real case not just this smart cover.. I post this as a sincere warning to get a good case. Not trying to say it's not my fault or bag apple( I love their stuff) but listen to my experience here and don't rely on the smart cover to save the glass!!