I feel so incredibly ripped off now. I bought the darn Apple smart cover for my Ipad and it's a useless thing compared to this.
First of all, this is a very well designed, well built, and solid case that protects your Ipad. I feel safe putting my iPad in there and carrying it around without running the risk of scratching it. The smart cover is a flimsy little thing that does nothing but cover up the screen, it's useless in my opinion as the rest of the iPad can be easily damaged. This case not only has a nice leather case surrounding and protecting the expensive iPad from all sides, it also has an internal silicone sleeve for the iPad. Tack on a screen protector and you've literally got two layers of protection for your iPad on all sides. I finally feel good about carrying it around and using it without fear of damage.
As for the the speakers: they're much better than the built in ones for the iPad. However the sounds isn't perfect but it's still very loud, clear, and strong. The rechargeable battery is such a godsend as opposed to other portable Ipad-compatible speakers that drain your iPad for sound output.
Great design in sound, protection, quality, durability, and comfort. I highly reccomend buying this instead of anything the Apple store offers similar to it.