Product Type: Apple Mobile Phone Case
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Apple iPad Smart Cover
Member Name: flodombey
Apple iPad Smart Cover
Advantages: Very effective, multifunctional, range of colours, innovative design.
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
Anyone that owns an iPad immediately becomes a little over protective of it - it is such a wonderful bit of kit and the thought of damaging it is terrifying! Mine was paid for by work and accordingly they also purchased one of these smart covers to use with it. I am very glad they did and very impressed by the way it works so well with the iPad itself.
To be fair, this product was designed and made specifically for use with the Apple iPad and therefore has an Apple pricetag - it retails for around the £35 mark and you can pick them up online or in major retailers. I actually saw them on offer in my local Tesco Extra the other day for around £30 although weirdly some colours were more expensive than others. They come in all shades, pastels and block colours, mine is bright red.
The cover is very useful because somehow (I honestly have no idea how but it is genius) the cover doubles as a quick on and off function for the iPad. The minute you open the cover the device senses this and wakes up, likewise you can just close the cover and the iPad shuts down, no need to switch it off. I really like this function.
The cover is indented into four long sections which mean you can fold the cover into a toblerone shaped prop which angles the iPad so that it is easier to type on in landscape. I use this quite a lot and it is nice to have the option to prop it up as typing on a flat surface is harder on your wrists.
The other weirdly innovative thing about this cover is the magnetic clasps with which it attaches itself to the devive, somehow you just cannot attach it wrongly, the little clasps always hit the iPad in exactly the right place even if you try and do it wrong you simply cannot. The cover attaches with these magnets only but is so securely attached that it is not an issue when frequently opening and closing it.
I have had the cover on mine now for around 5 months and the leather effect is covered in small scratches and marks which shows me how wise a decision it is to use it because if this wasn't on it would be the screen taking that hammering. Personally I think this cover is fantastic and well worth the investment to keep your precious tablet safe, secure and scratch free.
Summary: A fab item and a must have to keep your tablet protected.
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