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lsquare
Nov 27, 2011, 03:15 AM
I just bought the iPad 2 and I've been looking at cheaper alternatives to Apple's smart covers. I think I saw some at Deal Extreme. Does anyone here have any recommendations on the cheaper alternatives? Are they just as good as Apple's covers?



JerZyT28
Nov 27, 2011, 11:25 AM
Marware micro shell folio case is what I have..sexy case and it has the auto on and off feature. Only gripe with it is the magnets aren't as strong as the smart cover in keeping the lid closed. Not that big of an issue though...AND it's a back case and front cover all in one. Pricey if you buy from marware' but amazon is your friend in this case..think I paid 45 with 2 day shipping

HotRodGuy
Nov 27, 2011, 08:32 PM
eBay knockoff

knp
Dec 1, 2011, 01:46 PM
eBay knockoff

Yeah, I got an eBay knockoff & it works great. Costs half the price of the Apple Smart Cover.

lsquare
Dec 2, 2011, 04:09 AM
Yeah, I got an eBay knockoff & it works great. Costs half the price of the Apple Smart Cover.

What kind of material is it?

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eBay knockoff

I just found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPad-2-Smart-Cover-PU-Leather-Magnetic-Case-Stand-Wake-Up-Sleep-Multi-Color-/200667494540?pt=US_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item2eb8b6f88c#ht_2627wt_1163

Is this what you have? Any comments on the quality? Does it securely latch on to the iPad 2?

matttye
Dec 2, 2011, 01:01 PM
You can buy actual smart covers on amazon for 9.99.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-Black-Smart-Cover-Magnetic/dp/B004ZWKP2M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322852432&sr=8-1

RossMc
Dec 2, 2011, 02:00 PM
You can buy actual smart covers on amazon for 9.99.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-Black-Smart-Cover-Magnetic/dp/B004ZWKP2M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322852432&sr=8-1

Do you really think they are genuine for 9.99?


I have had this product for just over a month and bought because it is purporting to be a genuine Apple product. Indeed it even comes in packaging that looks real, having the Apple logo etc. However, it has fallen apart and I do not believe that this is the genuine article at all.

Some of the magnets are missing which means you can't make the iPad stand without the cover falling apart. Compared to the original Apple SmartCover it has some magnets missing. Not recommended.

knp
Dec 3, 2011, 12:17 AM
lsquare, I bought this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300619216921?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_2482wt_1185

From the listing:
High quality super silm microfiber smart cover,
Premium synthetic PU material exterior

Pretty sure it's probably the same generic one you found. The knockoffs tend to be around the same price. I'm happy with my cover -- it works like expected, no issues here.

lsquare
Dec 3, 2011, 04:29 AM
lsquare, I bought this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300619216921?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_2482wt_1185

From the listing:


Pretty sure it's probably the same generic one you found. The knockoffs tend to be around the same price. I'm happy with my cover -- it works like expected, no issues here.

How does the material feel like? Similar to the real smart covers?

knp
Dec 3, 2011, 11:12 AM
How does the material feel like? Similar to the real smart covers?

Yup! It feels the same, but then again, I've only had my iPad & knockoff Smart Cover for less than a month. But I'd buy again.

sjtidy
Dec 3, 2011, 12:50 PM
Another vote for the Marware Microshell Folio. It acts exactly the same as a smart cover but includes a case for the back. The magnets might not be as strong as the real smart cover, but I haven't had any problems with it. It also has three viewing angles instead of the smart cover's two. I got mine for 25 from Amazon, so it's a lot cheaper than a smart cover.

syamjayaraj
May 15, 2013, 05:46 AM
Ainol NOVO 7 Spark the model just stunning And you can buy this and know more about this at
http://www.***********.com/ainol-novo-9-spark

it's basically an iPad 4 running Google Android. It's running the latest Android 4.1 and you can also be updated this version !

It has quad-core CPU, 9.7

retina screen

2GB RAM

16GB flash storage

Just pay $269.99 and Enjoy !

PM-Performance
May 15, 2013, 08:33 AM
if you really want a smart cover. Newegg has some deals right now where some refurb ones are 19.99 and then a 19.99 rebate. So essentially they are free.

I saw this morning when checking my email.

EDIT: Looks like they sold out that quick. Was on there an hour or so ago.

vmaniqui
May 15, 2013, 09:46 PM
fintie at amazon for $5.99

http://www.amazon.com/Unibody-Leather-Generation-Display-Options/dp/B009Z7VLTS/ref=sr_1_63?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368672198&sr=1-63&keywords=fintie+ipad+3

outfitYOURS.com
May 16, 2013, 12:47 PM
I feel like the Moshi Versa cover is way better and will be cheaper considering that with the Apple smart cover you need a back cover to save you from scratches. I recently did a video of the Moshi versa vs. the Apple Smart Cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IBi99hfvak