Does your smart cover get dirty?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by nightfly13, Mar 27, 2011.

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Describe the cleanliness of your smart cover

  1. My poly smart cover is hard to keep clean

    15 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. My leather smart cover is hard to keep clean

    11 vote(s)
    16.9%
  3. My poly smart cover cleans up easily

    7 vote(s)
    10.8%
  4. My leather smart cover cleans up easily

    10 vote(s)
    15.4%
  5. My poly smart cover never gets dirty

    15 vote(s)
    23.1%
  6. My leather smart cover never gets dirty

    7 vote(s)
    10.8%
  7. Compared to the iPad 1 case, my smart cover is immaculate!

    6 vote(s)
    9.2%
  8. Other (see comments)

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. macrumors 6502a

    nightfly13

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    #1
    I was just reading in another thread about how all the smart covers are too light (other than black) and get dirty - even the (relatively dark) leather ones. Have those of you who've owned and used smart covers for a week or two experienced this to be true?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    #2
    I purchased a green poly smart cover and it's been on there since March 19. So far no dirt or spots. I'm also thinking about getting a black leather too.
     
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    nightfly13

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    #3
    I have neither an iPad 2 or smart cover yet, but I to get greater clarity on this question of being prone to show dirt with your helpful participation!
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    My baby blue poly hasn't really shown any dirt for the past week or so.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    #5
    Ive got the red leather smartcover and so far its holding up good.
     
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    KittyKatta

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    #6
    The inside microfiber lining is starting to look used. I, considering leather but I want brown because tan or beige look like they'll get ugly real quick.
     
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    vincenz

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    Id think it depends a lot on how people use it too. For one that's at home a lot, it shouldn't get that dirty.
     
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    rdowns

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    I saw the Apple demo models (a few salespeople carry them around) on the 4th day after release and they were filthy. Granted they were demos but it seems they'll look like that after a few months. Skin oils seemed to kill the leather.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    I've had no issues with keeping the outside of my black leather smart cover clean. Anything just wipes off very easily.

    However, yesterday I got fed up with the "horizontal stripes" which transfer from hand oils which have gotten on the microfiber interior. Actually, the stripes are areas where there is no transfer of oils and everywhere else is. So I took a washcloth in warm water and a little bit of dawn dishsoap and scrubbed away at the interior. I used a hair dryer to dry it immediately after and the problem is now gone for the time being.
     
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    msesha87

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    #10
    Pink Smart cover

    I have a pink smart cover and it collects dirt. It's nothing major but it does look a little dusty around the edges but a wet wipe does the job.
     
  11. Pete the Geek, Mar 27, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011

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    After just two days of light use at home my red smart cover had a couple of small dark splotches. I have no idea what they were. Anyway, I rubbed it down with several applications of Lemon Pledge (furniture polish). This removed the stains. After it dried the leather has a semi-gloss finish and is just a bit darker. The way the leather soaked up multiple coats of Pledge leads me to believe that the leather wasn't treated with anything.

    I am concerned that the microfibre (<- Canadian spelling, BTW) of the cover will pick up particles when it is folded behind the iPad on a flat surface. I will clean it often (with a lint roller) but mostly I just won't set it down with the microfibre out. I have been folding the cover into a triangle with the leather out (opposite from Apple's videos) and that works well. When I set the iPad down flat, I will either remove the Smart Cover or leave it open like a book.
     
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    nightfly13

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    Bumping this to get more votes - just want a broader polling sample.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    After saying how the red leather cover was holding up, it has now started to show wear. There are noticeable scratches on the cover and the edges are darkening a bit.
     
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    mcdj

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    #14
    What life changing decision will you make based on the results of this elaborate poll?
     
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    That's only three days ago! What's it going to look like after three months? As much as I liked the red leather cover, I returned mine :(
     

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