iPad Pro Apple Smart Cover and Case - Too Much Added Weight?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by PTVMan, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    For anyone who bought the iPad Pro along with the Apple Smart Cover and Apple Silicon Case does the combination make the Pro too heavy? I bought a Modal case at Best Buy and now find the Pro to be intolerably heavy. I may just opt for the Apple Smart Cover to go light.
     
  2. bendrumin macrumors 6502

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    It DOES add bulk, i thought about that last night when I picked mine up. I do it now with just the smart cover on (plus it now fits in my bag better)
     
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  4. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the smartcover adds too much weight, but you can get it off easily so I just take it off when I don't need it. I do the same with my iPad mini.
     
  5. highdefjunkie macrumors 6502

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    My question is why did they have to make 2 separate pieces? It's ridiculous. So to fully protect my Ipad Pro (front and back) I need to spend close to 150.00???
     
  6. zamboni52 macrumors regular

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    The combination works good and adds needed protection while providing a solid stand for watching movies or for typing. I wish they would've made a smart case instead though.
     
  7. dL. macrumors 6502

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    It does make it heavier but the iPad pro is pretty heavy to begin with so I'm okay with it.

    dL
     
  8. highdefjunkie macrumors 6502

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    Will the Apple Keyboard work with the back case?
     
  9. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    It's too expensive, - this I grant you. However, being two pieces means it takes literally two seconds to pull off the Smart Cover and attack the Smart Keyboard, all the while leaving the silicone back piece on your iPad. If it were one piece it would be a lot more hassle having to completely remove the case from the iPad Pro. I much prefer the way Apple has gone about this, but the price is high, and the availability is ridiculous right now.
     
  10. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    I definitely don't like the cover and case setup, especially silicone. I like the leather smart cases much better. And yeah the price is a joke on these.
     
  11. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    The cases are very tactile, nice to the touch.

    Darn expensive though, can't stop mentioning it lol.



    Loving the new Pro though. Chuffed with it. :)
     
  12. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    So you can swap the Smart Cover for the Smart Keyboard with ease.
     
  13. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    The smart keyboard weighs just about as much as an iPad Air 2. Can't justify it.

    Smart Cover is definitely the way to go.
     
  14. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    It's just under a pound? Huh, I expected it to be much lighter.
     
  15. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah 0.96lbs is what I read.
     
  16. johnothy macrumors regular

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    Apple wants you to spend a ton for this--front cover, back cover, pencil, keyboard, more storage, LTE...the price goes up and up lol
     
  17. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    My honest opinion to everyone would be to treat this like an iPad first, computer second. Capitalize on apples botched accessory launch and see if you actually need any of those overpriced accessories before you take the plunge.
     
  18. johnothy macrumors regular

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    Just because it is larger, I don't know why people think it can replace their Macbook or other laptop. I wouldn't give up my MacBook Air for any iPad, regardless of size.
     
  19. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    Weight not an issue. Cost, well if you have to ask...:eek:
     
  20. Zune55 macrumors 6502

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    With apple smart keyboard not much a difference. It adds a good feel to ipp and i feel more comfortable hold with it.
     
  21. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    How long before someone comes up with a minimalist accessory that one can stick on the back to provide various tilt angles. I would be interested in something like that.
     
  22. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    I usually get these right away, Always have. But i'm trying something new. I'm going natural. This way i get used to it in it's primordial form.


    Also I save a few bucks :D
     
  23. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Yes.
     
  24. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    Never liked the smart covers. Have always used the Apple case with my iPads. However, as there is no such thing for the iPP that I bought today
    I got the silicone back. Haven't had chance to try it yet but don't like the
    cutout on the side for the cover. May return it and wait for a 3rd party
    solution. Don't need the front of this big beast protected. Not likely to
    ever leave the house!
     

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