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      17.07.2012 15:01

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      Far too expensive for only screen cover

      When I decided to treat my partner to the new Ipad 3 back in March, I thought if I am going to spend £400 on it I might as well spend an extra £35 and buy the smart cover to protect it. When I received it I looked at it twice; this is because for some strange reason I thought and expected that the cover would at least protect the whole of the Ipad not just the screen!!! So I was disappointed because if I am going to protect the Ipad, especially as it is not always kept in the house but travels around a lot, surely it needs a back cover too! Apple should make it clearer in their description that this cover is only a screen cover! If I had known this, there is no away I would have spent all that money on it, but bought something more adequate and probably a lot cheaper too. I ended up buying a separate back cover for it on Ebay (cost me about £7 I think), which stays on all the time, the smart cover only goes on when the Ipad is travelling as when it is getting used at home, we find the smart cover to get in the way, flapping about! Personally, I would not recommend this product to anyone as I think it is far too overpriced for what it is and there are other similar products out there for half the price!

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      16.07.2012 16:52
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      Great iPad screen cover and other features, price may not be for everyone.

      When I got my iPad, first thing I did was hunt down a cover to protect the screen. After having a good look through different websites I decided to go for the Apple smart cover, I mean its Apple right? Must be good?

      My main reason for choosing the smart cover is that compared to others it didn't affect the size or feel of the iPad which I can't stand about most covers. Apple designed something great to hold and to then ruin it with a case that makes it thicker and not a nice to hold, is not something I wanted to do.

      I opted for the grey polyurethane cover, I did look into the leather one, but for something that already costs a fair bit I couldn't justify the price for the leather case. The polyurethane cover feels quite nice to touch on the top side it has a nice soft, yet grippy feel making it feel safe to carry in one hand. The other side of the cover which touches the screen is a microfiber type fabric which can also be used to clean the screen. The "smart" thing about the cover is that it has a few magnets placed within it and on the hinge which allow you to easily manipulate it.

      The cover attaches to the left of the iPad, it just snaps into place and auto aligns so its always in the right place. The magnets between the iPad and cover are pretty strong, a lot stronger than i thought they would be. Holding the smart cover in the air with the iPad facing down it can easily hold the weight of the iPad and not give way making it pretty secure. The cover fits nicely a long the screen and doesn't add much thickness to the iPad, not enough to make a massive difference anyway. With the cover in place the screen is protected and stops any dust getting attracted to it, giving you a nice clean screen everyone you take the cover off. A really nice feature about the smart cover is that it can wake the iPad (and put to sleep) when you lift the cover off. This saves messing around with the lock screen and gives you instant access. The case can also be manipulated and used as a stand which is pretty useful for anyone away from home, also makes it a lot easier to use the iPad's virtual keyboard.

      Now, a few bad points about the case. One of the biggest gripes I have with it is that when its covering the iPad screen and you take it off it leaves 3 horizontal bars. These bars are there because the cover doesn't cover the iPad screen 100%, the case is split into 3 sections. This allows it to be flexible, but it means dirt is left behind in the form of the 3 bars which can be quite annoying if you're in a bright place and they take quite a bit of rubbing to get off!

      Another small gripe is when actually using the iPad the case gets in the way, so you have to keep removing it and butting it back on between use of the iPad, no biggie though.

      This case is great for anyone looking to protect their iPad screen which isn't something you want to scratch/damage. The case still makes the iPad feel great to hold and adds minimal thickness and weight.

      The price of the cover will probably be the biggest deciding point if people buy it or not. For me I believe it is worth it because I use my iPad at University so its always being carried around. If your iPad is mostly going to stay inside the house then it may not be the best option for you.

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      04.06.2012 16:34
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      recommended just but it's too pricey for what it is

      When you buy any gadget you are going to use frequently, you soon realise, especially with an item like the ipad which is all about the screen, that a cover or case is a must. Apple have anticipated this need with the Smart Cover, which is compatible with both the ipad 2 and it's slightly thicker brother the ipad 3 and attaches onto the ipad to protect the screen and also, cleverly, act as a stand. It's available with both a leather and polyurethane finish. When I was bought an ipad 3 a few months ago now I shelled out £35 on the cover, and chose a practical if somewhat unexciting grey in polyurethans; a range of other colours are available.

      Design wise the cover has a lot of plus points. Firstly, fixing the cover onto the ipad is so simple a child could do it. The hinge has strong magnets on it which fix into place, making the cover stay in place. In everyday use the cover is unlikely to come off I've found and it's great that when you close the cover over the ipad screen it immediately powers the screen off and puts the device into sleep mode. As soon as you open the cover the ipad automatically switches on, a nice touch. It's nicely finished on the outside with its bumpy tactile finish and my particular case is wipe clean - after a few months of daily use it looks as good as it did the day I first used it when on the ipad, although I fear the edges may fray slightly over time, so far so good.

      The primary function of the cover, however, is undoubtedly to protect the screen. This it does well, thanks to having an inner microfibre part that goes against the screen and being thick enough to cushion the screen without detracting from the ipad's good looks. Apple claim that the inner part "gently buffs off" fingerprints and the like - this is a little over-egging it in my opinion, maybe as my ipad gets a fair bit of use I do find that it needs cleaning fairly regularly, cover or not. Also the cover doesn't protect the metal back of the ipad - you can buy a compatible back cover but I tend to end up lying my ipad face down with the cover on, so reluctant am I to scratch any part of it. I certainly wouldn't use just the cover and carry my ipad in a bag, so you could argue that it's only half a cover in some ways.

      The cover does come into its own when used as a stand. It folds back cleverly on itself (pictures on the apple website) to make a little triangular stand which leaves the ipad at exactly the right angle for viewing video. I use it as a stand to stream video (you could also use it for facetime) and, in use, the volume button on the edge of the ipad is left unhampered, again good design. The cover seems sturdy when used as a stand, it doesn't seem like the ipad is going to go anywhere, and it feels and looks like part of the device. You can also lie the ipad down and use the stand as a prop to turn it into a keyboard - this I do less often but again the idea is clever.

      So overall I'm glad I bought a smart cover with my ipad, however it's not all good. When using the ipad to browse the web or to play games I find the cover a bit "flappy" when folded back behind the ipad - you can't forget that it is there in the same way as, say, my kindle cover. Also, I can't help but feel that the cover, nice design or not, is massively overpriced. Quality wise it's ok but there's no feeling that it's worth the price tag - you are paying for the apple name I feel. When all is said and done the smart cover could be a little more robustly made and cheaper, but ultimately I wouldn't want to be without it, and so on that basis I recommend it. Just.

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      13.04.2012 09:14
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      A must have for your iPad

      When I bought my new iPad (the 3rd generation) I knew that the first thing that I was going to buy for it was a cover. I had already decided on buying a smart cover after seeing one on my friend's iPad and thinking how cool it was.
      I ended up buying it directly from the Apple store as I had read some stories online about the counterfeit and generic smart covers released for the iPad 2 not working on the new iPad due to the magnets being repositioned or something along those lines so I wanted to make sure that I was going to be getting myself a genuine Apple smart cover that would definitely work with my iPad.

      There were two different smart covers available in leather or polyurethane. The leather one would have set me back £59 which I thought was on the steep side so I went for the cheaper polyurethane one that was still quite expensive at £35. Both the leather and the polyurethane smart covers come in a variety of different colours so you can give your iPad a little bit of your personality.

      The smart cover is ultra-thin and light so it doesn't add extra weight and bulk to your iPad. It has a four way folding mechanism so that you can fold it on itself when you want to open the cover and use your iPad. This folding part works really well and is quite a clever design.
      The reason for the folding mechanism is so that the smart cover becomes multi-functional. The cover can fold back on itself and act as a stand for the iPad which is really handy for when you are sitting with it on a desk and want to type. Personally I find this great especially on the train where I can securely position my iPad on the tray so that I can watch movies etc. without having to hold my iPad the whole way as it can be uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time.
      You can also just flip the smart cover to the back of the iPad so that it is completely out of the way if you are lying in bed and using it to read a book etc. When it is placed behind the iPad it is light and thin enough that I can pretty much forget it is even there.

      Probably the smartest thing about the smart cover is just how it connects to your iPad. IPads contain magnets in them so that the smart cover can just seamlessly attach itself to the sides of an iPad. This works amazingly well and the smart cover feels really secure when it is in place. I like the fact that I don't have to faff around with attaching clips or anything and it just works straight away with no hassle or complication.

      The other really cool thing about the smart cover is that it sends your iPad to sleep when you close it and then it immediately wakes it up again when you open it up. This might not sound that amazing but it is really nice to be able to just open up the smart cover and be able to immediately see my iPad screen and have access to my apps. It only saves seconds but is a cool little feature nether the less and it also really does help to conserve the battery life when it is closed and automatically sending the iPad to sleep.

      The polyurethane that the cover is made from is easy to keep clean and normally all it takes is a quick wipe down to keep it looking spick and span. I also really like the inside of the cover which is a microfiber material and this does actually clean the screen when it is closed which for me is one of its main selling points as I am finding my iPad to be a real fingerprint magnet.

      Although I love my smart cover there are some downsides to it. Even though it does protect the screen from scratches spills it isn't going to offer heavy duty protection. It will do a good enough job in your bag etc. from stopping the screen being damaged but if you dropped your iPad then I have serious doubts the smart cover would be able to do anything to stop the screen from getting cracked.
      It also does absolutely nothing at all to protect the aluminium back of the iPad. I have already noticed a couple of scratches on the back on the aluminium so I am going to have to invest in another case just for the back so ideally I would have liked it if Apple could have incorporated the smart cover with some sort of protection for the back of the iPad as well.

      Being from Apple the smart cover is both stylish and functional and overall I would highly recommend that you purchase yourself a smart cover. It might not offer the best protection but one of the reasons for buying an iPad is because of how they look and feel and buying a big bulky case that adds weight will detract from both its appearance and also just how lightweight and thin they are.
      It does offer reasonable protection against screen damage and it is actually a true multi-tasking product and the folding mechanism makes the iPad much more useable and offers a variety of different angles to view media or type. The fact that it actually cleans the screen and gets rid of fingerprints when it is closed is a brilliant bonus of this over other covers. It is just a shame that I have to go and spend more money buying something else to protect the back of my iPad.

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        23.03.2012 12:43
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        A great accessory for any iPad owner but be sure to get yourself a cover for the back aswell

        Seeing as all of Apple's products are stunningly build, it is always in your interests to protect them from any scratches. There are a wide range of products out there which will do just that, particularly the Apple Smart Cover.

        I was initially interesting in something which would protect both the back and front of my iPad so I bought a Goji Portfolio Case which has served my iPad well. However, I wanted something more stylish, something which would make my iPad look even better. Therefore I got myself the Green Smart Cover.

        The Apple Smart Cover is an ergonomic dream for any iPad owner. It is designed to both protect and clean the screen whilst doubling up as a typing or viewing stand. The biggest problem with the Smart Covers is that it doesn't protect the back of your iPad but if you purchase a compatible back cover, this will bot be a problem.

        Most impressively, the Smart Cover is also designed to interact with your iPad, having the ability to turn it off once it covers the screen. This will save you wear and tear on continuously pushing the on/off button.

        The smart cover is pretty expensive for what is, around £35 for the Polyurethane version and around £60 for the leather version. There are cheaper alternatives available but there might not necessary be of the same quality and design.

        The magnets which attach the Smart Cover to the iPad can be pretty forceful and almost throw themselves at your iPad so be careful when attaching as there could be the potential for scratches if you continuously take it on and off.

        I would recommend the Smart Covers as they are stylish and they make your iPad look even better than it already is. Ok, it is pricey for what it is and there are alternatives out there but I reckon this is a great accessory (in conjunction with a back cover) and you have a choice of different colours to choose from.

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        01.01.2012 22:04
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        Perfect for light protection

        I bought my iPad 2 and Smart Cover to match in the Apple Black Friday sale in November. Having owned and broken an iPod touch screen in the past, I needed to get a cover with the iPad, so I settled upon this because of the way it was created alongside the iPad to work well with it. I was attracted to the sleek design and usefulness of it, but not so much the £35 price tag - which is why I got it in the sale, for £24.

        While delivering all it promises, it could be improved. It cleans the screen while the iPad is not in use but because of the way it has to fold up into a stand, leaves three noticeable lines going down the screen. While this is better than having a completely greasy screen, some people tend to think it actually leaves marks there (when in actual fact it just hasn't been able to clean there).

        The main reason I bought the cover is to make use of the stand it folds up into. I'm typing this review on my iPad right now, using the cover to prop it up to an angle that's perfect for typing. It's sturdy and the magnet is strong enough to make me feel like the iPad is in no danger of falling off and getting damaged. I'm also impressed with the 'movie-watching' stand (as I call it). It lets the iPad sit up on a desk and you can watch your movie comfortably, without having to hold the iPad up.

        I also feel it's thick enough to add protection to the screen while not taking away from the fantastic design of the iPad. Of course, it's not going to protect anything from a very high or rough drop, but the accidental knock onto a carpeted surface means the screen should (hopefully) suffer no damage.

        My Only other complaint about the cover is that the magnet appears to be getting weaker after a couple of months of usage, which could cause problems in the future. Also, and this may be a bigger problem to some, is that it has caused a couple of marks to appear on the left side of the iPad where it is attached. It looks a bit like cracked paint, where the shiny silver has been chipped away slightly to reveal a darker silver/grey colour. This is not a problem for me though as I don't see it unless I take the cover off, which is rarely.

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        31.12.2011 16:08
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        It is a good cover that protects one side well, however for the price go for an alternative.

        I got the green smart cover along with my I-Pad around six months ago in the Apple shop. I had originally seen the cover in the I-Pad 2 advert and had been quite impressed but was more than happy to go for a cheaper alternative until my dad offered to pay half on it. The variety was very good with a choice between a leather case, which was more expensive at around £60 or a polyurethane case which was cheaper at £35. There was then plenty of colour choice to suite the buyers prefernce including: blue, pink, red, light grey, brown and a few others.

        When I opened it I was still quite impressed, the cover was quite pretty and attached to the I-pad with ease, no instructions really required. I was however a little disappointed to find it was only a one sided cover with no cover for the screen either, something I had expected for the price I had paid. As i didn't want to fork out more money for an additional back and screen cover I have continued to use this cover independently and due to the fact I only use my I-Pad at home at the moment it hasn't suffered to much damage, however I would defiantly recommend getting another cover if you take your I-Pad out with you as although the covered side is well protected the other side will always be open so unprotected from the damage of dropping, scratching, etc. The use of magnets means closing the cover turns the I-pad off, something I found useful when I was in a rush, had forgot to turn it off or just in general. The cover itself is quite well made and after half a year of fairly frequent use the cover is a little dirty (something I'm sure can easily be avoided with a regular clean) but fine otherwise, still fully together and working. The option of changing the cover to hold the I-Pad in different angles is also very useful, though I rarely use it is a nice addition for people that will/ do.

        Overall it is a nice cover, very pretty when in use and also comes in a good variety of covers. I would however not recommend this to a friend unless they have money to burn or can get it for cheaper as there are plenty alternatives that do the exact same job (if not better) but with a much lower price tag.

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        23.09.2011 16:25
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        Cleverly designed

        Product: Apple Ipad 2 Smart Cover

        Colour: Light Grey

        From: Apple

        Price: £35.00


        I recently bought an Ipad 2 from the Apple store. As the Ipad is quite expensive i wanted a case/cover which would keep my Ipad safe and well protected from any dust and scratches. Whilst waiting for the sales assistant to set up my Ipad i browsed the selection of cases instore and decided that the Smart Cover would be my best option.

        You can either opt for a Leather or a Polyurethane cover. The Leather cover is £59.00 and the Polyurethane cover is £35.00. I decided to go with the cheaper option and bought the Polyurethane version.

        The covers come in a variety of colours, the Leather colours are; White, Tan, Black, Dark Grey and Red. The Polyurethane colours are; Pink, Orange, Green, Blue and Light Grey. I was originally going to have the Pink coloured case but changed my mind last minute and decided that the Light Grey looked that little bit more smart and classier.

        I originally thought that the Smart Cover covered both the front and back of the ipad, so as you can imagine upon removing the cover from the packaging i was quite disappointed to find that it only covered one side, the screen. Therefore i found the £35.00 price tag a little steep.

        Putting aside my original disappointment the cover is cleverly designed and does it's job of protecting the screen of my Ipad extremely well. It's a perfect match, a durable, thin, slim cover that magnetically aligns my ipad with a perfect fit.

        The cover also converts into a stand for my ipad, so is handy for reading, watching and typing, a nice little touch i feel.

        The lining inside the covers have microfiber lining which ensures that my Ipad screen stays dust free, scratch free and clean.

        When closing the cover for my Ipad it automatically puts it in sleep mode and turns the screen off, when opening the case it automatically wakes my Ipad and is ready to use, a huge plus point for me.

        Overall i'm really pleased with the product, it does it's job well and is a fantastic design. The only downside for me is not having protection for the back of the Ipad, personally making the cover a little high in price for me.


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          01.06.2011 00:26
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          Save your money and buy a leather case instead.

          As I work in an electrical retailers, I was in a fortunate position to be one of the first people to be able to get an Ipad 2. I was under strict instructions by my OH to put one aside....or else if I came home empty handed then that's it, my bags would be packed and I'd be out on the streets....he was joking obviously....although, he would have went into a major sulk if I hadn't have been able to get one *rolls eyes* Anyhow, along with this holy grail of gadgets, I was also instructed to buy one of these Smart Covers to go with it, apparently this was 'the' item all self respecting Ipads were to be seen in, but to me it just looked like a very expensive piece of polyurethane, a glorified magnet if you like....and I was right!

          The Smart Cover clips on to the Ipad via magnets built into both the Ipad and the cover. It aligns perfectly, and attaches with ease, no faffing or fiddling about, and removes just as easy, which is just as well, as to be honest I found it to be annoying and that it got in my way when I was using the Ipad, so more often than not, I just ended up taking it off. It's main purpose is to protect the delicate screen of your Ipad2, so far so good, but my first thought was "what about the back, won't it get scratched?"

          Well, apparently it's aluminum back is both tough and durable, so in theory, it should be fine and shouldn't get marked or scratched, but it wasn't really a risk I wanted to take, as with working in retail, I have seen so many Ipod touches and Iphones with scratched backs. This might not be the case with the Ipad2, I don't know, but what I did know is that I would prefer something that gave all round protection, not just from scratches, but also if the machine was knocked or dropped, so after only about a weeks use, the Smart Cover was made redundant, and a leather case was ordered off Ebay for a fraction of the cost and it also had the folds in the cover so that your Ipad can be propped up for a more comfortable reading or typing position. The Smart Cover has 4 folds so that it folds back on it's self to create a stand.

          After first and foremost being a protecting cover for your delicate equipment, it's other main function is to automatically power the Ipad on and off, when you open the cover the Ipad instantly wakes up, and when you fold the cover back down, it automatically goes to sleep. A nice enough feature to have I suppose, but not really a necessity, but will appeal to those who like the more gimicky things in life. In the case that I have mine in now, I just have to press the button at the bottom, and hey presto, the Ipad comes alive, I don't need a case to do that for me.

          The cover has a microfibe lining which apparently helps buff away any marks or fingerprints on the screen, but again, nothing a quick wipe every so often with a glasses cloth or some screen clean won't clear, but a nice touch all the same. It a shame that the cover itself doesn't stay clean as easy. Like I said before, we only had it on the Ipad for about a week, and in that short space of time, I found it became very grubby very easily, and black marks began appearing on it.

          The Smart Cover comes in ten different colours, there really is one to suit everybody's tastes. I personally wanted the pink one, but as my OH regularly takes it to work, he didn't want to get laughed out of the office, so we compromised on the lovely sky blue colour after I had talked him round from getting black. It comes in two different finishes, the polyurethane and the leather. The polyurethane comes in blue, green (very bright green!), orange, pink and grey, and the leather cases come in tan, black, dark grey and red. They also come with a very steep price tag too....The polyurethane ones cost £35, and the leather ones cost an eye watering £59!

          My advice, save your money and get a proper case for your Ipad to protect it properly, you can get a decent leather case for about £20.

          I award it only 2 stars, 1 because it does actually look good, and one because it does have the function of knocking the Ipad on and off, albeit a gimicky function and not a neccessity.

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            31.05.2011 20:14
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            Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover

            My husband recently bought an iPad 2 and as he is known as gadget man amongst our friends he has to get everything little gadget associated with the iPad as well. One of the things he bought for it was the smart cover which is basically a cover which keeps the iPad safe and protected.

            I wanted him to get the pink cover but as expected got a big fat no to that suggestion so he just purchased a black cover. You can either opt for leather covers which come in other colours such as red, blue and tan or you can get polyurethane covers which comes in orange, pink, green and blue.

            I think the cover is really quite an interesting design and forward thinking and suits the apple brand down to a tee. It is fashionable, function and just a little bit cool as well. The cover basically just fits over the front of the iPad, it is not an all over cover but if you just want it to protect the screen then it does the job perfectly. You can also buy cases that slip over the iPad if you want a more secure cover but for just protecting the screen, like I've said above, this is perfect. The cover is actually magnetic and so it snaps back into place over the iPad when you cover it to ensure that you get a really perfect fit. Once it has magnetically closed it doesn't move or shift and so your screen is protected all the time. It will only open again once you have pulled it back yourself, it is a really tight fit which I think is great. The cover is really thin as well so you are not adding much bulk to the iPad which is great as this defeats the purpose of the whole machine being a thin, transportable gadget. On the inside of the cover there is a microfibre lining which helps to keep the screen clean and I find it's really good in keeping dust away from your screen.

            The cover actually works as a shut down for your iPad too so when you close the cover it puts your iPad to sleep and then when you pull it back it wakes up the iPad so the screen comes to life again with all your icons.

            The cover also works as a handy stand. It has a number of sections to it, almost like it has been folded into four sections so when you pull it back you can fix it into a long triangle shape, much like a Toblerone box and this then works as a stand underneath your screen. The screen is then length ways and you can use your iPad this way. This is really handy if you want to read long articles and don't want to have to hold it the whole time.

            The iPad smart cover costs £59 and is a good investment if you want to keep your iPad like new.

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              23.05.2011 23:45
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              Good for light uses

              I've got the green iPad cover and I think it's great! I like being able to set it to different angles, and of course the lovely colour. I've found three different angles, besides standing vertical, and find they are the right angles for me to either type properly or read pages! The magnets are great because it stays on a dream, but when my one year old is going after it, I know he won't hurt it by ripping of a built on piece! That's worth lots! Slightly confused why they didn't put a back on it?! But still functions well as it lives on the bookcase, when I'm tidy, or on the couch when I'm not!
              My only long term thought is the 'joints', for lack of a better word, allow dust on the screen, so I wonder if it will age the screen differently, but that really I think is getting to nit picking!

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              23.05.2011 21:38
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              Not worth the money, buy a different case instead!!!

              My husband recently purchased an iPad2 and promptly encouraged me to go halfs with him on it and the smart cover too (review for iPad to follow once I've had plenty of experience with it!). He told me he'd chosen the green smart cover because he knew I'd like that one best. Smart choice husband!

              As most people know, the iPads, like the iPhones, are rather delicate pieces of tech and when dropped, the glass screen tends to break and is costly to repair so a cover was a must when purchasing the iPad. We'd looked at the cover on the Apple website and it looked fantastic, coming in a range of lovely colours, with a clever mechanism to allow it to latch onto the iPad and to make the iPad go to sleep and wake up when the cover was on or off. It could also be used as a stand for the iPad in either portrait or landscape orientation. So we were excited when the goodies arrived, full of expectation!

              On opening the cover's packaging (nice and minimal as per Apple), I was a little disappointed in the rather thin cover which I was presented with. The green colour was great, just as I'd hoped for but the cover itself seemed a little flimsy. It has a metal strip down one end and the cover itself is made up of four strips, alternating in width between narrow and a little thicker, which are separated by very thin strips of the covering material which feels like a cross between faux suede and rubber, like an anti-slip mat might feel. The green colouring is only on the outer face of the cover, the inner being a light grey. I attached the cover to the iPad which was foolproof; it simply attaches itself via magnetic connections which seemingly will only connect to the right places so it'll never be misaligned or misplaced. The cover then neatly flops over the screen and there must be a magnet in the end strip which, when it reaches the face of the iPad, causes it to go into sleep mode and wakes up when removed. This is probably the most exciting feature of the cover (and it ain't really that exciting!).

              The cover, being split into four strips, folds nicely into a toblerone shape so that the iPad can be slightly elevated when resting on a table, desk or your lap. This is a nice feature but I find that when it's not on a hard, even surface such as when it's on my lap, the cover although folded up, flops around a bit causing the iPad to be a little unstable. On a hard surface it's fine. You could even use the stand to stand the iPad up to make it into a digital photoframe if you really wanted!

              So far, after a couple of weeks of use, I've noticed stripy marks on the iPad screen where the strips of the cover sit. These marks can be cleaned off, no damage is done, but it's a bit of a pain when you buy a cover to protect the screen from dust and dirt and you find mucky marks off the cover!! The front of the cover can also mark easily and become grubby so I always feel the need to handle it with great care.

              We paid about £35 for the cover which in my opinion is a grossly inflated price! Apart from the fancy magnets, there isn't anything else which warrants anything near this price. If I were buying this again, I'd look elsewhere for an iPad case which covered the screen and the back of the iPad to protect it more fully.

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                Nice case, nice idea, typical apple though, massively overpriced

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