Smart Cover Compatible Cases List

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  1. jedolley, Apr 20, 2011
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    I know there are several threads about smart cover compatible cases, but I thought It would be helpful if we had an actual list/matrix. Below I break them up into material and list details and availability. Prices are MSRP, cheaper prices may be available at third party vendors.

    Hard Shell (polycarbonate, etc.):

    XGear Smart Cover Enhancer
    http://www.xgearlive.com/products/n...snap-case-for-apple-ipad-2-shipping-late-week
    Colors - Black, Clear
    Price - $34.99
    Available Now

    Joy Factory SmartFit2
    http://www.thejoyfactory.com/products/protection/smartfit2-41.html
    Colors - Clear, Smoke
    Price - $29.95
    Available Now

    Marware Microshell
    http://www.marware.com/ipad-cases-and-covers/ipad-2-covers/microshell-ipad-2-case
    Colors - Black, White, Pink, Silver Red
    Price - $39.99
    Available Now *Black version only

    Enki Genius
    http://www.enkigear.com/
    Colors - Clear, Smoke, Blue, Pink
    Price - $29.99
    Pre-order, Available 5/2

    Aviiq Smart Case
    http://aviiq.com/products/case-stands/smart-case/
    Colors - Black, Gray, Light Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red
    Price - $49.99
    Pre-Order

    Coveroo Customer iPad 2 Case
    http://www.coveroo.com/custom#/ipadcases/cc-ipad2injectedcasemleft,black/p-art
    Price - Starts at $29.99
    Color - Varies
    Pre-order

    Incipio Smart Feather
    http://www.myincipio.com/iPad-2-Smart-feather-Ultralight-Hard-Shell-Case/
    Price - Unknown
    Colors - Unknown
    Available in May

    Speck Smart Shell *Not listed on manufacturer's site*
    http://www.gleemobile.com/ipad/ipad-2g/cases/hard-cases/speck-ipad-2-smartshell-case-5-colors.html
    Colors - Black, Light Blue, Green, Orange, Pink
    Price - $29.99 *from third-part vendor
    Available Now *claim from third-party vendor

    Belkin Snap Shield
    http://www.belkin.com/uk/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=544455
    Colors - Unknown
    Price - Unknown *Has been found at Best Buy (not listed on their site) for $39.99
    Availability Unknown

    Simplism Smart BACK Cover
    http://www.simplism.jp/en/products/ipad/smart_back_cover/index.html
    Colors - Clear, Black, White
    Price - $25 *iLounge states $25, but price not listed on Simplism's site.
    Availability Unknown

    Switheasy CoverBuddy
    http://www.switcheasy.com/products/CoverBuddy/#
    Colors - Black, Clear, Gray, Blue, Pink
    Price - $24.99
    Available Now

    iFrogz BackBone
    http://ifrogz.com/product/IPAD2-BAK
    Price - $34.99
    Colors - All Smart Cover colors, plus White and Clear.
    Availability Unknown


    Soft Shell (TPU, Silicone, etc.):

    Boxwave Smart Sleeve
    http://www.boxwave.com/products/smartsleeve/apple-ipad-2-smart-sleeve_4284.htm
    Colors - All Smart Cover colors
    Price - $29.95
    Available Now (black, gray only). Other colors available 4/29 (Now Shipping!)

    Maclove Jumper
    http://www.macloveworld.com/En/products.php?104&cPath=68
    Colors - All Smart Cover colors
    Price - $39.00
    Available Now

    iLuv Smart Back Cover
    http://www.i-luv.com/product_detail...he Smart Back Cover&category_cd=t44&cat_lev=1

    http://www.mobilecityonline.com/wireless/store/productdetail.asp?productid=27919
    Colors - All Smart Cover Colors
    Price - TBD, but third party site lists $19.99
    Availability TBD

    XGear Flexible Shield
    http://www.xgearlive.com/products/new-products/xcase-flexible-shield-for-apple-ipad-2-pre-order-shipping-april-29th
    Colors - Black, Red, Blue, Orange, Frost, Green
    Price - $19.99
    Available 4/29

    Other Shell:

    Pielframa iMagnum
    http://www.pielframa.com/ipad-2-imagnum-tan-cases.htm
    Colors - All Smart Cover Colors
    Price - $129 USD
    Available Now, but 15 day delivery time.

    Happy Owl Studio Leather Shell & Shell
    http://store.happyowlstudio.com/pages/sneak-peak
    Colors - TBD, but probably All Smart Cover colors
    Price - TBD
    Availablity Unknown

    Melko Leather Snap Cover
    http://www.melkco.com/scripts/main/viewitem-APIPA2LOLT1BKLC-IPA2.html
    Colors - Black, Red, Blue Carbon Fiber
    Price - $59
    Pre-Order

    SGP Griff for iPad 2
    http://www.sgpstore.com/tablets/apple/ipad-2/sgp-ipad-2-leather-case-griff-series.html
    Colors - White, Black, Lime, Dante Red, Solaris Orange, Sherbet Pink, Tender Blue, Vintage Brown.
    Price - $49.99
    Available Now *Red, Blue, and Brown only. No details on the other colors.

    I'm sure there are others I'm either missing or will be announced soon. If you find something, please post it here and I can update the list. Also, I did not list the eBay TPU and shells since they have been mentioned here before, and I don't want to promote any one seller.
     
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    I've added the Melko Leather Snap Cover and a site to the manufacturer. It's available at a site called Carrymobile (link below) for $59 and is available in Black, Red, and a Carbon Fiber Blue. There are no pics for the Red and Blue, but you can get an idea of the color by checking out their other cases with the same color. I have been communicating back and forth with Melko (about the possibility of the Navy blue cover :D) and they have been very responsive and helpful.

    It's a little pricey, but if it's real leather it might be a good cheaper alternative to the Piel Frama iMagnum.

    http://www.carrymobile.com/scripts/main/viewitem-APIPA2LOLT1BKLC-IPA2.html
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Great post!

    I wonder if all of these are going to be compatible with the upcoming Dro Concepts smart cover... you would think, right?
     
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    I think the Dro cover should work on most of these cases, since the cut out for the smart skin covers is not exact or precise and leaves alot of open ground for similar systems to work. The only case I would think that might not work is the up coming Feather Smartlite or whatever they are calling it.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have edited the list to reflect that Boxwave is now shipping their smart sleeve in the remaining colors (originally scheduled for 4/29). I received my tracking # from Boxwave, so it should be here this week (I ordered a Navy case).

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    The speck smart shell from glee mobile has a 10% code "gleefriends" . Is this a reputable vendor? For $27, including shipping, I'm inclined to pull the trigger.
     
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    According to Speck, the smart shell won't be available until sometime in May. So, the date on their site is not correct.


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    Thanks for the heads up. I sent an email asking them about the discrepancy.
     
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    I updated the list to include the XGear Flexible Shield case. It recently popped up on their site, and appears to be another TPU smart cover compatible case.
     
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    Thanks I really like the Melkco leather snap on for smart cover. I'd rather pay more for leather than the $30-60 for many plastic shells. I have on order a $10 ebay textured TPU shell for smart cover, can't justify much more for a plastic shell. but the Melkco leather option looks nice.
     
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    I really like the Melko too, but wish they had more smart cover compatible colors. If they had a Navy case or if the Red on the one they had weren't so bright I would have already had my order in.
     
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    Saw the Belkin Snap Shield at Best Buy today. $39.99. They had on the shelf. It was a clear/transparent color. Just an FYI for everyone.
     
  13. briankeith513, Apr 26, 2011
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    Belkin Snap Shield from Best Buy stores.

    I just got the Belkin Snap Shield from Best Buy, Sku 2538172, for $39.99. http://www.belkin.com/uk/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=544455

    It has a soft-touch hard case feel, very thin, hardly any bulk added. And even better, adds full protection! For those that don't want to wait, I definitely suggest you call your local Best Buy, and give them the sku 2538172, to see if they have it in stock
     
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    Added Simplism Smart BACK Cover to the list. iLounge has a preview of this case on their site.
     
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    This thread is very good. Should be sticky.

    On a personal note, I don't like Joy Factory case.

    Like Enki genius case and Smart feather case.

    Belkin case doesn't worth 39.99 dollars...

    I will be going either enki or feather case.

    I prefer feather case over enki case, but they both look good.
     
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    Belkin seems to be shipping 2 different snap shields. Both with the same sku and packaging. One has full protection of the back, the other does not. See pictures in the Belkin Snap thread. This also may be the case for the enki. If you look at some pictures it is full coverage, others it is not. The Belkin full coverage one seems to be a bit overpriced, but the best I have seen so far. The feather does not protect the top or bottom and you can not remove the smart cover with removing the feather case first.
     
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    Added SGP Griff thanks to a heads up in another thread from Sotie.
     
  18. J.C
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    Can anyone recommend Smart Cover compatible hard shell cases that fit over a transparent skin? I've been using a hard shell Case I bought from eBay. I was very happy with it but just fitted a skin from Best Skins Ever, and the shell no longer fits.

    Thanks.
     
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    The Belkin snap shield works just fine with my front and back ghost armor.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. I like the look of the case. Hopefully I can find one in Australia.
     
  21. McGiord, May 1, 2011
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    Great list.

    Unfortunately none of the ones listed looks like what I am looking for: something like the iPhone 4 Otterbox Impact series for the iPad 2, any suggestions?

    Thank you!


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    Thanks for the heads up, it's been added to the list!
     
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    Wow, eleven colors to choose from-all out of stock! :facepalm:

    Talked to gleemobile about the speck case....shipping and manufacturing delays. Asked why it said 'in stock' on their website, was told they'd correct it.

    Seems kind of sketchy. Is this a legit company?
     

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