iPad mini Do you like your Smart Cover ?

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  1. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

    GeorgieAcevedo

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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 ?
     
  2. bobbysmith macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. GeorgieAcevedo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. hfg macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    You're suppose to remove it when your using the iPad.
     
  6. GeorgieAcevedo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand what you're trying to say. Like this?
     

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  7. RickD1225 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  8. bobbysmith macrumors regular

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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:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. GeorgieAcevedo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think he got confused with the Smart Cover for the regular iPad lol
     
  10. hfg macrumors 68040

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    Indeed I did ... my apologies. :eek:

    I forgot I was in the mini iPad forum ... that technique works with the full size ones. :eek:
     
  11. glen e macrumors 68030

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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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    hogwash.....
     
  12. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  13. urkel macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  14. daleksec macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  15. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Hate it. Returned it. Disappointing gap against the screen. Apple knows about the issue and says "working on it"
     
  16. wx4olf macrumors regular

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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.
     
  17. Bakari45 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  18. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    This is how I fold the Smart Cover for my big iPad.
     

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  19. johnothy macrumors regular

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    I'd prefer a smart case that covers the back.
     
  20. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    Mine sticks to the back fine, it doesn't flap around.
     
  21. glen e macrumors 68030

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    mine too, when it's naked...
     
  22. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

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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"
     
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  24. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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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. :eek:
     

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