What's the weight of the Smart Cover?

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  1. Mkz
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    Mkz

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    I've done some googling and I can't find the exact weight. I've ordered a gorgeous Grove case that weighs 200g/7 ounces and I'm think the Smart Cover will weigh more than I expect.

    Can someone weigh it or give me the weight please?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Does it seriously matter? It's so light it's stupid if it matters.
     
  3. Mkz
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    So you own one and you know it's light? Or are you just guessing..
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Yes I own one. The black leather one. It's ridiculous to even matter in weight. Can't tell a difference in weight with it on or off.
     
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    Alright, thanks. I read a review that said they thought it weighed almost as much as the iPad itself so I was a little worried.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    Don't listen to that guy, the cover does have some noticeable weight to it.

    I just weighed it on my postal scale and it comes in at 4.8oz, so just over a 1/4 lb. The iPad itself weights 1lb 5.2oz, so you're looking at a 18% increase in weight with the cover on.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the proper reply! I thought it'd be a reasonable weight.

    I'm gonna go with the other case since it's only 7 oz and it's bamboo, same smart cover front design and protects the back. Not to mention it looks amazing.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Jesus Christ you guys need to hit the gym if 4.8oz's labors your muscles lolol. Good gawd.
     
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    seriously this smart cover is lighter than any other cover out there and so much useful and adds coolness and usefulness to it.

    Just get it and you will love it.
     
  10. Mkz
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    Quit being a douche. If you'd answered the question properly in the first place then that'd be the end of it, all I wanted to know was the weight. As I expected it was almost as heavy as a complete case.
     
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    Don't mean to jump this thread but has anyone found a good review of the leather smart cover?

    thanks
     
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    What do you want to know Freddy? I've read dozens of reviews...

    The Grove case looks sweet, but I don't want to add the bulk. 7oz for a wood case and folding leather 'smart' cover is pretty amazing. I did read a review once (I think here on MR) that they case didn't stand up to a drop, but better the case goes than the iPad, I suppose.

    Light
    Strong
    Awesome looking

    Pick any two :)
     
  13. macrumors 68000

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    I actually think this is a valid concern. The iPad 2 is more appealing to me because of the lighter weight. You can definitely tell the difference when reading for long periods. The device isn't heavy in absolute terms, but it's definitely noticeably heavier with the cover. I'm beginning to find that I prefer the weight of the iPad 2 without the cover.
     
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    I have to say I don't really notice a weight difference with the Smart Cover on. Sure, it's not totally weightless, but it's like -- if you are reading a 200 page book, would it really make that much of a difference compared to reading a 150 page book?
     
  15. macrumors 68000

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    Fair enough. Like all things Apple, many of us tend to overanalyze this stuff. When I actually sit down to read on the thing, it probably won't matter whether or not the smart cover is on.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Ignorant people

    I am amazed at how people assume things they know nothing about. I am a mountain climber and extremely fit. I climb the 14,000 ft plus mountains in Colorado year around -- yes even in winter. Along with food, water, ice axe and extra clothing, I also haul an HF radio, an iPad, a battery, and an antenna up the mountain for making international contacts. There is a whole radio sport with awards for these achievements. EVERY OUNCE matters!!!! I too am curious about the EXACT weight. Grams would be more precise than ounces.

    For all you know, Mkz may suffer from severe arthritis. Maybe he lost a hand in battle in Iraq. The point is you don't know why he wants to know the weight. Stop being jerks and either answer the guy's question or keep quiet.

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    Is this forum moderated? Why is the moderator allowing jerks to post stupid and insulting comments that add nothing to the thread?
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    leather cover is 142 grams.

    The package says the polyurethane cover is 68 grams.

    Ymmv
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    And how exactly did your response benefit this thread?

    Ignorant people calling people ignorant...
     
  19. macrumors 68030

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    Agreed....rediculous......
     

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