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View Poll Results: How often do you take your smart cover off?
Never 27 16.27%
Sometimes 38 22.89%
Rarely 37 22.29%
Almost all the time 41 24.70%
All the time 23 13.86%
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 10:51 AM   #26
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Almost never. I see no reason to remove it.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 10:52 AM   #27
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I remove the cover when I clean the device, ie, sometimes.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 11:13 AM   #28
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I pretty much take it off when im using the ipad for extending amount of time, browsing the web, reading a book, watching a video, etc. It's almost only on when I'm writing out an email so that it is in the typing position.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 11:32 AM   #29
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How often do you take your smart cover off?
I put the vote already but just wondering what are you going to make out of this survey
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 12:11 PM   #30
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My girlfriend brought hers today, she always has it in her bag, and never takes it off, and that's what happens:

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On both sides...
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 01:08 PM   #31
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I put the vote already but just wondering what are you going to make out of this survey
Scientific research........ Idk I was just wondering.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 02:02 PM   #32
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Scientific research........ Idk I was just wondering.
Great, please post the outcome of your research..would love to see
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 02:17 PM   #33
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 02:38 PM   #34
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Interesting poll, I always takes it off, and I thought that's what it is designed for, so you can easily put it on and take it off. I'm surprised to see some many people rarely or never take it off. That's probably why some of the back cases that locks the rod of the smart cover is selling well. The creator of smart cover probably never thought of that.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 04:20 PM   #35
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Great, please post the outcome of your research..would love to see
Okay I'll let you know when it gets published in a journal......or you can look at the top of the page
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 06:45 PM   #36
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An illustration of my method.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 06:52 PM   #37
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Many people don't understand that the cleaning properties require removal. The user is to pinch the metal between index and thumb and wipe oil with smart cover rolled up.
I'm not certain this is correct. From Apple's website:
And since the microfiber lining gently buffs off any smudges or fingerprints as you move, iPad always looks good on arrival.

I'm sure your method works, but I don't think that's what Apple intended, per se. It's supposed to gently clean itself.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 06:59 PM   #38
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I'm not certain this is correct. From Apple's website:
And since the microfiber lining gently buffs off any smudges or fingerprints as you move, iPad always looks good on arrival.

I'm sure your method works, but I don't think that's what Apple intended, per se. It's supposed to gently clean itself.
that has not been the case for me. the cover actually leaves lines that I can see where the ridges are. Anyone else???
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:02 PM   #39
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I'm not certain this is correct. From Apple's website:
And since the microfiber lining gently buffs off any smudges or fingerprints as you move, iPad always looks good on arrival.

I'm sure your method works, but I don't think that's what Apple intended, per se. It's supposed to gently clean itself.
I was introduced to this method by an Apple employee. I hadn't remotely considered it prior to there suggestion.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:18 PM   #40
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that has not been the case for me. the cover actually leaves lines that I can see where the ridges are. Anyone else???
I never said it works. At least, it doesn't for me either. Perhaps it's slightly better than if I had no cover at all, but it's a far cry from Apple's claims.

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I was introduced to this method by an Apple employee. I hadn't remotely considered it prior to there suggestion.
I think it's a great, very clever idea. But that employee was just passing on their own experience. All I'm saying is that Apple didn't design the smart cover with this technique in mind (or, if they did, they've kept it a secret).
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:03 PM   #41
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The question should be when do I keep it on
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 08:06 AM   #42
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Generally at home when im using it for an extended period i probably take it off.

I usually fold it in half around the back so it doest over hang at bottom when in landscape.
The magnets keep it folded.

When im out or using it for short periods around house it stays on & folded.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 11:01 PM   #43
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I don't take it off... My iblason cover holds it on..
I prefer it this way, rather than having it pop off whenever..
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 02:57 AM   #44
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I rarely take it off now that I'm using the Tucano Vedo TPU case as it has magnets that hold the cover neatly out if the way during use. With my previous CoverBuddy, I hated how it flopped around.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:15 AM   #45
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Personally I returned my smart cover because I thought it interfered with the use of the device. The wake/sleep functionality is nice, but the hinge gets in the way when holding the device in the portrait orientation, and it makes the iPad too thick when you fold it back. I found that you had to fold it in half when using it in portrait or else the cover would just flap about. (though that does raise it off a table to protect the back from scratches, which is nice)

It's somewhat useful for propping up the iPad for typing, but not stable at all when you use it to prop the iPad up.

I ended up pulling it off the iPad almost every time I went to use it.

I didn't find them to be particularly high quality either, especially for the price they were asking. The leather marks easily, and I also found that the finish around the hinge started flaking, and it would leave black marks on the side of my iPad and inside of the cover. I had two covers this happened with before deciding to get a refund.

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that has not been the case for me. the cover actually leaves lines that I can see where the ridges are. Anyone else???
There are two possibilities here:
  1. The Smart Cover is cleaning your screen everywhere that's touching, and obviously the hinges don't make contact with the screen.
  2. The Smart Cover has accumulated lots of oils and/or dirt over time, and deposits them on the glass when you close it.
The latter seems most likely to me, especially if you actually use the surface of the smart cover to clean the iPad screen rather than a microfibre cloth. (I recommend E-Cloth's blue "glass & polishing" cloth for screens)
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