Review: Apple iPad Air 2 Smart Case

Review: Apple iPad Air 2 Smart Case

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Like the prior iPad Air Smart Case, the iPad Air 2 Smart Case is a premium product with proper coverage, a nice sleep/wake cover that acts as a stand, and precise cutouts to line up with the new device’s specifications. The iPad’s rear camera has moved, as have the microphones, and the side orientation/mute switch has disappeared; of course, the new Smart Case repositions and resizes holes to match all of these changes, as well as matching the new bottom speaker hole design.

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Unfortunately, though the iPad Air 2 has gotten thinner, the Smart Case has not—it’s virtually the same size as the iPad Air case, which means the lip extends a bit more above the screen. And it does nothing to spotlight the improved feel of the thinner iPad Air 2, which is disappointing, given what a selling point the slender new housing is. Overall, the iPad Air 2 Smart Case is still a high-quality leather case that works well and earns our general recommendation, but drops a notch for failing to properly match the sleek new design of the iPad Air 2.

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Review: Apple iPad Air 2 Smart Case