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ForumViewer
Apr 3, 2011, 06:18 AM
After a couple days of use, I decided I'm going to return my black leather smart cover. I think the concept itself is very cool, it's just not well delivered in many areas. The obvious being no backside protection. But also, I liked the way I could prop up the original ipad and black Apple case on my stomach when laying down (like an inverted V). Can't do that at all with a SmartCover, nor do I feel it's stable enough when in "TV View" mode or whatever it's called.

I also don't like that when I'm holding it, I can't slide my fingers underneath the smartcover when it's folded back, like I could with the original iPad and case. I loved holding my old iPad that way. I also don't feel the SmartCover is "stiff" enough - it just sort of flops around when it's not closed. Finally, at $70, I feel it's way overpriced and for the above reasons, definitely not worth that cost for me.

I know, many of my gripes are the result of being an original iPad owner, but I like what I like. My search for a similar case continues.



nden
Apr 3, 2011, 06:27 AM
Me too. I returned it after 1st day use.

this video also explains everything: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X37RgKuN_U

ForumViewer
Apr 3, 2011, 06:32 AM
Me too. I returned it after 1st day use.

this video also explains everything: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X37RgKuN_U

Yup, that sums up many issues nicely. I just find it unusual for Apple to release such a half-baked product like this.

kimnicho
Apr 3, 2011, 06:51 AM
Yup, that sums up many issues nicely. I just find it unusual for Apple to release such a half-baked product like this.

I also returned my blue smartcover despite the girls' objections (they liked the pretty color:D). Half of the time they were using it, they would fold it back and releash the magnetic grip. Also, it was a pain having to fold it into a perfect triangle to prop it up. $40 for a poly not-so-smart cover is a rip-off ! Just paid $40 for a Yoobao case that covers the entire iPad and also has the sleep on/off feature. It should cost $19.99 or less as you will have to pony up extra $20+ to find something to cover the back. I usu. love Apple products but this one, like you said, was indeed a half-baked idea!

chenahfu
Apr 3, 2011, 06:55 AM
I thought its meant to be removable if required.
why is the video fiddling with the smart cover, he could have just removed it,
and used it when he wanna use the ipad2 on the table.

I thought its common sense.

TC25
Apr 3, 2011, 06:55 AM
I just find it unusual for Apple to release such a half-baked product like this.

You think it's 'half-baked', many others do not.

ForumViewer
Apr 3, 2011, 06:59 AM
I also returned my blue smartcover despite the girls' objections (they liked the pretty color:D). Half of the time they were using it, they would fold it back and releash the magnetic grip. Also, it was a pain having to fold it into a perfect triangle to prop it up. $40 for a poly not-so-smart cover is a rip-off ! Just paid $40 for a Yoobao case that covers the entire iPad and also has the sleep on/off feature. It should cost $19.99 or less as you will have to pony up extra $20+ to find something to cover the back. I usu. love Apple products but this one, like you said, was indeed a half-baked idea!

I was just looking at the Yoobao case....I might give that one a whirl. I also think I may just forgo the case altogether and put Zagg film on both sides of it.

I thought its meant to be removable if required.
why is the video fiddling with the smart cover, he could have just removed it,
and used it when he wanna use the ipad2 on the table.

I thought its common sense.

I guess that's a personal preference...I don't want to set my case aside every time I use it.

You think it's 'half-baked', many others do not.

Perhaps you missed the personal pronoun I when I posted my opinion. Don't take it personally.

nden
Apr 3, 2011, 07:01 AM
Why would everyone want to remove the smart-cover? i thought it would stay with its device.

Alith
Apr 3, 2011, 07:09 AM
Why would everyone want to remove the smart-cover? i thought it would stay with its device.

It's a screen protector that doubles as a stand. If you don't need the stand and the device is in use then just whip off the cover. That's why they designed it to be so easily and quickly attachable.

I don't understand why people would struggle to hold the device with the screen protector flapping about. Just remove it.

TC25
Apr 3, 2011, 07:16 AM
Perhaps you missed the personal pronoun I when I posted my opinion. Don't take it personally.
Wrong and wrong. I didn't miss the personal pronoun nor did I take it personally. Another spot on post. Congrats.

nden
Apr 3, 2011, 07:24 AM
It's a screen protector that doubles as a stand. If you don't need the stand and the device is in use then just whip off the cover. That's why they designed it to be so easily and quickly attachable.

I don't understand why people would struggle to hold the device with the screen protector flapping about. Just remove it.

removing and leaving the cover aside, someday, it will be lost or stolen?

ton123
Apr 3, 2011, 07:33 AM
It's a screen protector that doubles as a stand. If you don't need the stand and the device is in use then just whip off the cover. That's why they designed it to be so easily and quickly attachable.

I don't understand why people would struggle to hold the device with the screen protector flapping about. Just remove it.

True!
I love my smart cover. Acts as a screen protector and stand. Aesthetically minimal and most importantly still shows the beauty of the iPad itself. To me its much much better than some pleather / cheap'o leather that hides the whole iPad. Looks boring and blunt. Beside i can always put a protective clear skin for the back.

Overprice? it might be.. but then again you always pay premium to have an Apple brand.

Just my opinion no offence :)

glen e
Apr 3, 2011, 07:46 AM
half-baked? - No - brilliant business wise

1. huge profit margin - cost on the poly I guarantee you is less the 4.00 - price 40. Leather less than 15....wow
2. works cute - does it's job for what it is and wait for it: people will buy multiples to have all the colors - the apple fan factor!
3. a great cust realtions tool - have a problem with apple and they'll give you a cover at the drop if a hat.

Look for a product business model like this on many apple products from now on - the first was the apple bumper for the I4...also a brilliant business move....

ps. not being condescending, just truthful - I own two (selling them as I want CF)

j-a-x
Apr 3, 2011, 09:01 AM
I'm still undecided.

When I first got my iPad 2 I had no cover so eventually I got a Smart Cover at target because it was basically the only cover available in all of Houston besides a leather folio at Best Buy that I didn't like.

I wasn't satisfied with the level of protection, so I eventually got a cheap TPU case on eBay and cut it out to fit with the Smart Cover. Now I feel like my iPad is well protected but I'm not really sure about the Smart Cover.

I don't like the way the flap feels in my hands when I hold it, but I guess I could always take it off. Still that's not a great solution because then I'll likely lose it especially when I am riding the light rail with my iPad or in an airport or anywhere like that.

I also don't like the angle you get when you use it as a stand. I have a much better portable stand with a better angle that cost much less than $40, so I don't use it for that.

What I really like about the Smart Cover is the typing mode. I find that increases my typing speed an accuracy to almost that of a physical keyboard. So putting up with that thing hanging off my iPad all the time is almost worth it because sometimes I use it for typing and if I always took it off when reading I probably wouldn't have it handy when I wanted to type.

I also like the sleep wake thing, but its not exactly hard to hit the home button and swipe to wake instead.

It's also nice to be able to throw my iPad in my bag without worrying too much about leaving the screen unprotected, and it's always easier to take it out without having to first take it out of a sleeve, so I guess the Smart Cover is good in that way.

I just ordered an Incipio NGP case that comes with a free screen protector. If I can get the screen protector on without any ugly bubbles I might just use it like that without the Smart Cover. The screen protector / case combo should at least make me comfortable enough to put it into my bag without a sleeve sometimes, and I do have a sleeve for the times that I feel like I need one.

I bought my Smart Cover at Target so I have a 90 day return window. I guess I'll see how it goes with the other case before I take it back.

Now if the smart cover cost half the price, then I probably would't hesitate to have one that I could use occasionally. But for $40 it's hard to justify.

ForumViewer
Apr 3, 2011, 09:22 AM
But for $40 it's hard to justify.

That's really the point here. $70 for uber thin leather cover is so grossly overpriced. I let the excitement of finally finding an iPad 2 overcome my senses.

Even at half price I think they'd be too much. Oh well, to each their own. If someone is happy with it, who am I to judge.

Iceage
Apr 3, 2011, 10:03 AM
oh well, to each their own. If someone is happy with it, who am i to judge.

+1

jaimeastin
Apr 3, 2011, 10:07 AM
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I made a video too, but never released it as many felt the same way. I returned it less than 24 hours after launch. I agree with the Video poster, people raving about the dumb cover is just crazy. They are doing nothing but repeating hot button words and have not used it in real practice.

That video wa spot on!!! It only looks and works decently when it is closed. And even then it is unsteady. It is nothing more than a cash cow that people try their best to justify.

For all the people who say they love it, other are usig it wrong, that it is magical, I bet they buy a different cover in the next 3 months. I say 3 months to give re ones who do not have one yet to get it...

I found a real leather, real smart cover mad like the original on amazon. Look for AYL brand... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B004QYUHFY/ref=aw_d_cr_electronics?qid=1301843079&sr=8-5

Let that one be your cover for a while.

jaimeastin
Apr 3, 2011, 10:10 AM
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Oh yeah, it is now 35 for real leather... 4 bucks less than what I paid... Comes in red, black and brown.

It is always "cool" to run around with all of your apple accessories, but don't be foolish :)

kschles
Apr 3, 2011, 10:12 AM
I like the leather Smart Cover I have, don't love it. Waiting for the Marware shell I ordered that is designed to work with the Apple cover:

http://www.marware.com/ipad-cases-and-covers/ipad-2-cases/microshell-ipad-2-case

I think this combination will be OK, but at $69 (Apple) plus $39.99 (Marware), it is one expensive case!!!!!

KittyKatta
Apr 3, 2011, 10:52 AM
I'm actually coming from the other way. I didn't like the smart cover and got a standard case. Then I found an open-box discounted gray one and now I love it so much I got a leather one.

BUT, in terms of the complaints then I agree completely. There are enough question marks regarding the products usability that I feel it is a niche product that is only popular because Apple fans are so good at making excuses for everything. Folding it around the back is awkward. The lack of protection on the back makes me worry. The cost is ridiculous. The magnets are too weak so it detatches too easily. I'm supposed toremove the cover completely when using the iPad?!?!?

Apple defenders will call these "features" or find a way to blame the user but in the end this is definitely not a case (cover:rolleyes:) for everyone. But for me then I've grown to love it.

KittyKatta
Apr 3, 2011, 11:01 AM
half-baked? - No - brilliant business wise

1. huge profit margin - cost on the poly I guarantee you is less the 4.00 - price 40. Leather less than 15....wow
2. works cute - does it's job for what it is and wait for it: people will buy multiples to have all the colors - the apple fan factor!
3. a great cust realtions tool - have a problem with apple and they'll give you a cover at the drop if a hat.

Look for a product business model like this on many apple products from now on - the first was the apple bumper for the I4...also a brilliant business move....

ps. not being condescending, just truthful - I own two (selling them as I want CF)
Don't forget the free "click" sound that comes with each $40 or $70 cover.

I'm sure Apple could have figured out a way to make the cover connection buffered enough that it would be silent but they knew that satisfying "click" sound would help sell an additional 10million covers. Apple knows exactly what they're doing and suckers like me just spent 70$ on a cheap strip of leather and fridge magnets. :D

I do wish they included the cover with the product though. I get the complaints against it, but people would appreciate it more if it was considered part of the product. But I guess if they don't include headphones or the remote with macs anymore then they won't include an accessory that is so gimmicky that they can build a commercial around it.

glen e
Apr 3, 2011, 11:12 AM
Don't forget the free "click" sound that comes with each $40 or $70 cover.

I'm sure Apple could have figured out a way to make the cover connection buffered enough that it would be silent but they knew that satisfying "click" sound would help sell an additional 10million covers. Apple knows exactly what they're doing and suckers like me just spent 70$ on a cheap strip of leather and fridge magnets. :D

I do wish they included the cover with the product though. I get the complaints against it, but people would appreciate it more if it was considered part of the product. But I guess if they don't include headphones or the remote with macs anymore then they won't include an accessory that is so gimmicky that they can build a commercial around it.


Agreed....brilliant move the click....lol

Steviejobz
Apr 3, 2011, 11:19 AM
I called to return mine and they said I could just keep it. Keeping my ipad in a moleskin. Putting my smart cover on ebay

petvas
Apr 3, 2011, 11:24 AM
I like my gray smart cover and I use it very often as a stand when typing lots of text. I don't use it in the movie position a lot, since I don't find it very practical. The angle could be a bit deeper.
I like that the smart cover protects my iPad's screen but sometimes I find that the smart cover doesnt clean the screen, on the contrary.

glen e
Apr 3, 2011, 11:27 AM
I called to return mine and they said I could just keep it. Keeping my ipad in a moleskin. Putting my smart cover on ebay

A perfect example of how much gross margin is in these unit....cost is less thsn shipping/refund cost....brilliant on apple's part,imo...

entatlrg
Apr 3, 2011, 11:33 AM
Leather Smart covers $70.00 ... LOL... ours are being sent back.

If it was some 'amazing' cover many of us would pay the high price to have the innovation, but this is ridiculous.

The cost of manufacturing; leather, magnets, labor and ocean shipping would cost out to under $3.00 per smart cover, with Apple's volume I'd guess their cost at under $2.00 each. The plastic covers under a $1.00 to make.

Apple rape's it customers with high prices on all accessories, their HDMI adapter is bad enough, but a $2.00 cover retailed at $70 and it sucks, no thanks.

Apple's GREED shining through a little too much in this case.

Everyone should send their Smart Cover feedback to Apple, info can be found here http://www.apple.com/feedback/

(Remember, we're better of b*tching to the manufacturer of a product than we are amongst ourselves here ... then at least there's a slight chance something will be done about it.)

glen e
Apr 3, 2011, 11:36 AM
Leather Smart covers $70.00 ... LOL. Ours are being sent back.

If it was some 'amazing' cover many of us would pay the high price to have the innovation, but this is ridiculous.

The cost of manufacturing; leather, magnets, labor and ocean shipping would cost out to under $3.00 per smart cover, with Apple's volume I'd guess their cost at under $2.00 each.

Apple rape's it customers with high prices on all accessories, the $2.00 HDMI adapter is bad enough, but a $2.00 cover retailed at $70 and it sucks, no thanks.

Apple's GREED shining through a little too much in this case.

Everyone should send their Smart Cover feedback to Apple, info can be found here http://www.apple.com/feedback/
(Remember, we're better of b*tching to the manufacturer of a product than we are amongst ourselves here ... then at least there's a slight chance something will be done about it.


It aint greed if we pay it....and its great for my apple stock
Please continue to support my retirement- buy a cover!

KittyKatta
Apr 3, 2011, 11:40 AM
I like that the smart cover protects my iPad's screen but sometimes I find that the smart cover doesnt clean the screen, on the contrary.
I just saw a few brooms and one said "anti-microbial handle". It cost $2 more and the premise is that I can sweep my dusty scummy garage but this magic handle will keep me germ free and I won't need to put effort into washing my hands afterwards? The same goes with Apple bullet-pointing the microfiber inside lining. It's just marketing gibberish.

(That said, I did pay the extra for the magic broom and own a smart cover. I guess there's one of me born every minute...) :p

j-a-x
Apr 3, 2011, 12:41 PM
Yeah pricing on the smart cover is kind of crazy, but at least the price of the actual iPad 2 is pretty reasonable compared with other tablets on the market.

Good.Shepherd
Apr 3, 2011, 01:06 PM
I decided to return my toothbrush today because it didn't comb my hair.

Geez, people. Did you ever THINK it would protect the back when you bought it? That is such a half baked argument and it's getting old.

If you don't like it, take it back. No worries. But quit pretending it's "so hard to use" and "I just cannot figure out how to fold it". If you cannot fold it back you need to wear mittens to protect yourself and never use sharp objects. Now, again, you may not PREFER it over some other alternative. But let's quit using hyperbole to pretend it's some complex product.

That video was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I'd love to see that guy review a car and all of the horrible design and usability to get the windshield wipers on.

chiefpavvy
Apr 3, 2011, 03:05 PM
I agree, I'm returning mine. It's a piece of junk, not to mention the price. Probably a $1.50 material bill selling for $40 to $70 a pop?!

The stand is terrible, very fragile and weak. It's annoying as all hell. Sure it is "slim" and pretty but functionality wise it blows chunks. I'm going with a full-on body case.

iArch
Apr 3, 2011, 03:14 PM
...I found a real leather, real smart cover mad like the original on amazon. Look for AYL brand... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B004QYUHFY/ref=aw_d_cr_electronics?qid=1301843079&sr=8-5

Let that one be your cover for a while.It's by Yoobao and is being discussed at length here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1118179). I have one on my iPad 2 and like it for the same reasons I like the fit and simplicity of Apple's case on our original iPad. But the Yoobao isn't a very "smart" cover. Sure, it has the magnets in the front flap, but when it's opened and folded around the back, the cover mistakenly activates the iPad's sleep/wake function. I like the Yoobao case enough to live with this and have the new iPad's sleep/wake function turned off. Just want to spare someone who's really into this new feature from wasting their money.

Rancher
Apr 3, 2011, 04:43 PM
Just joined to chime in on this. I had to return my iPad and smart cover since in my padded bag, my smart cover came loose and the metal edge that holds my smart cover scratched my iPad!!!! Horrible design flaw.

glen e
Apr 3, 2011, 04:47 PM
Just joined to chime in on this. I had to return my iPad and smart cover since in my padded bag, my smart cover came loose and the metal edge that holds my smart cover scratched my iPad!!!! Horrible design flaw.

don't disagree - slipcase for ipad2 and smartcover about $25 here for briefcases and knapsacks:

www.sfbags.com

sotie
Apr 3, 2011, 04:48 PM
Just joined to chime in on this. I had to return my iPad and smart cover since in my padded bag, my smart cover came loose and the metal edge that holds my smart cover scratched my iPad!!!! Horrible design flaw.

What kind of bag did you have it in?

Rancher
Apr 3, 2011, 05:05 PM
What kind of bag did you have it in?

My targus backpack made for laptops. It was in the padded area and yowzaa. They 24 hour shipped me a new one which I am getting ghost armor for before I figure out what to do case wise.

robby818
Apr 3, 2011, 05:56 PM
I stopped using my smart cover. Took it off and am much happier. It was just getting in the way. Around the house, i just don't need it. I will keep it for use when I travel, and for that reason it is nice that it quickly attaches and detaches. I applied BSE on the back and that is all the protection that I feel I need. I love how thin the ipad2 is, especially since I was using a monoprice case on my ipad1.

j-a-x
Apr 3, 2011, 06:05 PM
That's kind if scary... thinking about the smart cover coming off while in my bag and scratching up the screen! :( I sometimes carry my iPad in a STM pad jacket which fits pretty tight and the cover would probably not come off in there, but I'll keep it in mind if I am carrying the iPad in my laptop bag which has a much larger padded sleeve built in.

I am currently using the smart cover in place of a screen protector but I think it sounds like I need a screen protector even if I have a smart cover. I think I'll get a free one with my Incipio case i ordered. I just hope I can get it on without leaving any bubbles...

And I'm not 100% sure but I think I might return the smart cover once I get my Incipio case, but ill wait and see how it feels not having the smart cover on the iPad for a few days first.

j-a-x
Apr 3, 2011, 06:06 PM
My targus backpack made for laptops. It was in the padded area and yowzaa. They 24 hour shipped me a new one which I am getting ghost armor for before I figure out what to do case wise.

They are shipping you a new iPad?

aperry
Apr 3, 2011, 06:09 PM
I think the smart cover is the most innovative part of the iPad 2. It's one thing to make things smaller and faster, and to add crappy cameras. But the smart cover is innovative and very well designed IMO.

Responding to one comment above: I can definitely say that my smart cover in "upright" position is much more stable compared to my iPad 1 with the Apple case in the same position. The original case was quite wobbly IMO.

Tonsko
Apr 3, 2011, 06:14 PM
Me too. I returned it after 1st day use.

this video also explains everything: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X37RgKuN_U

#firstworldproblems

sotie
Apr 3, 2011, 06:44 PM
My targus backpack made for laptops. It was in the padded area and yowzaa. They 24 hour shipped me a new one which I am getting ghost armor for before I figure out what to do case wise.

So Apple is covering the damage?

dmk005
Apr 3, 2011, 07:17 PM
I returned mine for the same reason. I rarely use my iPad on a desk/table/flat surface. The smart cover is a poor lap stand.

entatlrg
Apr 3, 2011, 07:21 PM
It aint greed if we pay it....and its great for my apple stock
Please continue to support my retirement- buy a cover!

Bad side of capitalism showing it's colors ... too bad... some people don't even get or support the notion of value or fair play anymore ...

Blorzoga
Apr 3, 2011, 07:34 PM
After a couple days of use, I decided I'm going to return my black leather smart cover. I think the concept itself is very cool, it's just not well delivered in many areas. The obvious being no backside protection. But also, I liked the way I could prop up the original ipad and black Apple case on my stomach when laying down (like an inverted V). Can't do that at all with a SmartCover, nor do I feel it's stable enough when in "TV View" mode or whatever it's called.

I also don't like that when I'm holding it, I can't slide my fingers underneath the smartcover when it's folded back, like I could with the original iPad and case. I loved holding my old iPad that way. I also don't feel the SmartCover is "stiff" enough - it just sort of flops around when it's not closed. Finally, at $70, I feel it's way overpriced and for the above reasons, definitely not worth that cost for me.




I know, many of my gripes are the result of being an original iPad owner, but I like what I like. My search for a similar case continues.

I also think the smart covers are gimmicky overpriced and not very protective at all. I do like the wake sleep feature though. I also don't like a case that adds much bulk to the thin device. With the ipad1 I only used a Belkin gripvue and a PS AG film. This time around I think I want something that folds like a book but that is thin and doesn't wrap the thing in leather so I can't see the bezel, which is white and not the least bit distracting.

So I found a cover called the STM Skinny by Radtech. Their website is Radtech.us. It was only like $35. Check it out.

Rancher
Apr 3, 2011, 07:42 PM
They are shipping you a new iPad?

They already did. In full disclosure, I bought the AppleCare. They overnighted me a replacement. I still have to send back the one with the scratch in it tomorrow. They were great in the phone call I made. One of the reasons I've been loyal to apple for over 20 years, they have always been loyal to me.

DrJD
Apr 3, 2011, 08:52 PM
I also returned mine! It was great but truly just not worth $70... I didnt like how easily it would fall down in typing mode either...

chiefpavvy
Apr 3, 2011, 08:57 PM
I returned mine for the same reason. I rarely use my iPad on a desk/table/flat surface. The smart cover is a poor lap stand.

That's being generous, I'd call it a flat-out fail as far as a stand, period. It's amazingly unstable and fragile.

Knowimagination
Apr 3, 2011, 09:37 PM
It's funny i think the video review is stupid, I think it is just some guy whining about stuff. That being said I am not 100% sold on keeping my cover. I like it ok I am just not sure that I am getting my money's worth for it. I would rather just get a screen protector and feather type case. :confused::confused:

j-a-x
Apr 3, 2011, 10:03 PM
I also returned mine! It was great but truly just not worth $70... I didnt like how easily it would fall down in typing mode either...

I find it works fine in typing mode but I think it depends how you fold it. I can't remember exactly but I think that microfiber out is the most stable (yet that means you get the microfiber all dirty but I guess thats okay).

Also, I forget if I mentioned this before, but my biggest gripe with the landscape/portrait modes as a stand are that it's sticking up perfectly straight and not back at a slight angle which is probably the worst way to view your iPad unless it's up at eye level.

theautopilot
Apr 4, 2011, 04:20 AM
I bought mine on a whim, half expecting to eBay it. But I am actually surprised how much I like it. If I want to use iPad for an extended period or for gaming its just great to be able to pull it off and throw to one side. Shame it won't stick to the back when open, buy hey ho.

I think it's the best we have for now. It seems apple only informed the third party manufacturers of the dimensions, not the magnets, of the iPad 2 pre-launch so now they are all scrambling to produce their own designs that make use of the magnets. So soon we will see many products that well exceed the smart cover. I think that's apples plan - show what can be done and then let the third party firms run with it. Cool accessories have always been a driving force for apples products, but sometimes apple has felt the need to kick start stuff.

When that happens I will buy something else and eBay the smart cover. Until then it will do. I'm not crying about it FFS, some people should get a grip IMO.

gobes
Apr 4, 2011, 10:44 AM
Still baffles me that people list 'no back protection' as a negative. It's a screen cover. You can see when ordering this that it's a screen cover. Why then moan when you use it and shock horror, it only protects the screen.
As for the guy who posted the picture and tried to balance it on his knee, did he really expect the smart cover to defy gravity and stop it sliding down his leg?

I think it's great. Covers the most important part of the iPad, whilst only adding minimal size to the iPad. I hate these big leather case wrapped round the iPad, look and feel terrible and make the whole thing awkward.

And if I wanted the back covered, I'd get a sticky back protector. But I'm not that bothered if I get a slight mark on the back of my iPad, as it will never affect how it works.

xraytech
Apr 4, 2011, 11:14 AM
I like my Smart Cover.

It does what it's intended, cover the screen. If I need to remove it, I remove it, not very hard to do. As for protecting the back, I got an iCarbon skin for that.

Mdifilm
Apr 4, 2011, 12:48 PM
I like my smart covers as well, when I have it on the lap, I don't have to put the smart cover into a stand position because there isn't the need since it's already angled. most of the time I have it on my lap while watching tv and it has never gotten to be an issue. I watched the video and I think the commentar is expecting way too much for a simple cover. it may be overpriced (with any Apple branded product) but it DOES what it claimed it can do...

petvas
Apr 4, 2011, 01:14 PM
The more I use the smart cover, the more I like it. It is great in typing view, protects the iPad and has a great style. I don't know if it is worth the money, but I bought it anyway. Actually I am thinking to buy another one, as I have the gray cover, but I would like to have the orange one too.

Ferris23
Apr 4, 2011, 01:38 PM
I returned my Smart Cover. I found it more annoying than useful. I use an Incase BookJacket now, suits my needs much better.