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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Do you like your Smart Cover ?

First time cover user on the iPad. I got the Smart Cover for the mini and idk it feels a bit uncomfortable. But it's pretty popular so maybe I'm using it wrong ? I don't know. Do you like yours ?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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It's pretty crappy. It doesn't attach to the back when you use the device, so it's always sliding and flapping around. This is ridiculous for something so extremely expensive.

As a stand it has a tendency to fall over and having the inside of the cover out and exposed to everything that might be on the desk means stuff gets on the screen, or worse ends up scratching it.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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It's pretty crappy. It doesn't attach to the back when you use the device, so it's always sliding and flapping around. This is ridiculous for something so extremely expensive.

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This is one of the main issues I'm having. I'm considering returning it. Mmmm. Only looks good when closed. That's all.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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Fold it in half when you first open it, then flip the double-thick remaining half to the back. Much easier to hold without the flapping around.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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You're suppose to remove it when your using the iPad.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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Fold it in half when you first open it, then flip the double-thick remaining half to the back. Much easier to hold without the flapping around.
I don't understand what you're trying to say. Like this?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:01 PM   #8
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I use a 3M self stick magnetic strip under my back cover to hold it in place when open. Put it on the far left edge on the back.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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Fold it in half when you first open it, then flip the double-thick remaining half to the back. Much easier to hold without the flapping around.
It has three segments, you can't fold it in half.

Here's what happens if you try to hold it:

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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It has three segments, you can't fold it in half.

Here's what happens if you try to hold it:

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I think he got confused with the Smart Cover for the regular iPad lol
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:47 PM   #11
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Indeed I did ... my apologies.

I forgot I was in the mini iPad forum ... that technique works with the full size ones.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:51 PM   #12
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I fold two thirds of it back and have never had the magnets come loose....are you guys lumberjacks or something?

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:14 PM   #13
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First time cover user on the iPad. I got the Smart Cover for the mini and idk it feels a bit uncomfortable. But it's pretty popular so maybe I'm using it wrong ? I don't know. Do you like yours ?
I like it, but I always take it off when using the iPad. I hate the way it feels when using the iPad and the Smart Cover is on the back.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:26 PM   #14
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With the big iPad I would roll it up as a triangle and then wrap my hand on that like a handle to hold it and it was very comfortable. But with the mini then it's missing a segment so in "triangle mode" it's not very stable. I can't hold it the same way nor does it stand as sturdy, so IMO it sucks for the price (but I'm still keeping it.)

BTW. I never take the cover off because then ill lose it.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:04 PM   #15
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My mini also doubles as my alarm clock. Very disappointed with the sturdiness of the smart cover in this regard. So much so that i'm returning mine tomorrow.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:10 PM   #16
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Hate it. Returned it. Disappointing gap against the screen. Apple knows about the issue and says "working on it"
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:23 PM   #17
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So far it's ok. Like everyone is saying: it has issues like the little gap between the cover and screen. However, for my purposes I think it will work out.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:37 PM   #18
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It's fine for me. Helps me hold the iPad easier. I like how it doesn't collect dust like the cover for the original iPad. I do wish there were more artistic designs for it. The colors are boring.
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First time cover user on the iPad. I got the Smart Cover for the mini and idk it feels a bit uncomfortable. But it's pretty popular so maybe I'm using it wrong ? I don't know. Do you like yours ?
This is how I fold the Smart Cover for my big iPad.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:40 AM   #20
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I'd prefer a smart case that covers the back.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:21 AM   #21
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It's pretty crappy. It doesn't attach to the back when you use the device, so it's always sliding and flapping around. This is ridiculous for something so extremely expensive.
Mine sticks to the back fine, it doesn't flap around.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:34 PM   #22
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Mine sticks to the back fine, it doesn't flap around.
mine too, when it's naked...
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Mine sticks to the back fine, it doesn't flap around.
I hid a small flat magnet between the back of the ipad and the cover. So mines doesnt "flap around at all"
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:28 PM   #24
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I hid a small flat magnet between the back of the ipad and the cover. So mines doesnt "flap around at all"
I did this on an ipad3...and so did many others - like this but smaller...

http://www.buy.com/prod/10-neodymium...ngId=231616863
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:39 PM   #25
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I do like my smart cover. I preferred the way I could fold it in half on the larger model but, on the mini, it seems to stick to the back fine.

My only issue is the color choices. I wish they had made a black one and made some leather options. The dark gray on black is okay but would have liked a black cover.

Patiently waiting for some third party smart covers to come out.
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