Back shell/cover that is compatible with Apple Smart Cover

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Cscottrun, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Cscottrun macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2011
    I like the smart cover but also want the back to be protected when the smart cover is covering the screen. Is there a case out for the new ipad that will cover the back but at the same time allow for the smart cover to function properly?
  2. boltjames, Mar 17, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012

    boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    Yes, in two flavors:

    1. Has an opening to allow the magnets of the Smart Cover to attach/detach at will.

    2. Closes around the Smart Cover magnets locking-in the cover so it can't detach at all.

    Check out as they have both types, Covermate and Smartmate.

    Belkin too, called the Snap Shield and the Snap Shield Secure.

  3. Djdan23323 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2012
    I use the one from Incipio with the built in magnets to keep the smart cover open. And works with new IPad. (barely).
  4. Cscottrun thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2011
    Thanks for the info. Which of those do you recommend, the one with the opening or the one that locks in? I see the locking in as only an advantage. I really don't plan on removing the smart cover.
  5. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    If you aren't removing the cover, definitely get one that "locks in". I've got kids, no brainer as the cover comes off quite easily if they grab it cover-only.

    Posted the Belkin options too in the post above.

  6. geoelectric macrumors 6502


    May 19, 2008
    Snap Shield Secure doesn't lock around the cover hinge. The Secure part refers to a metal strip for the smart cover magnet to "secure" to when it's folded all the way back so it won't flop around.
  7. Hosei macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2012
    NY, NY
  8. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    The Incipio Smart Feather locks in. I'm using it with an Apple Smart Cover and it works great.

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