Generic iPad Pro Smart Cover?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bulbousnub, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. bulbousnub macrumors 6502

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    Anyone been able to find a non-OEM *just* smart cover for the iPad Pro? Looking for something to keep around as a backup of sorts for my keyboard cover.
     
  2. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Check out the Moko cases on Amazon. I've owned one for every iPad and just ordered a black one for my IPP, should be here tomorrow or Wednesday.
     
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    I bought the Moko in green. $15 including shipping. I like having back protection.

    Now just waiting for my iPP to arrive (Tuesday). I figured I'd use that while I decided if I want the Smart Keyboard, etc etc.
     
  5. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    yea I got the mojo and it is perfectly fine, it's not the slick deal apple silicone but its also 60 bucks cheaper! I also put on a best skins back protection. While that doesn't help during a drop it does for every day scratch n scuffs.
     
  6. FoxTom macrumors newbie

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    I am very surprised by the lack of third party smart cover case with just the front part. is there a specific technical or rights issue ?
     
  7. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    ^I'm wondering the same thing. Spent quite some time searching for non-Apple Smart Cover and can't seem to find one. You'd think there would be tons of options on eBay or Amazon. I have to Moko Amazon case/Smart Cover right now, and it's nice, but I hate the back.
     
  8. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    I got a Moko - $7.

    Does the job. It's about a 8 out of ten. A 9 or 10 would be lighter, (it's not heavy at all, just saying), but for $7? :D

    GO for it.

    Thing is, the iPad is so frigging thin and light, any bulk whatsoever is noticeable. You always could shave or grams and mm. Apple does right? ;)
     
  9. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Everyone is ignoring the OP's requirement that it be a cover without a back :rolleyes:

    I actually think a good cover is more difficult than making a full case, because the magnets must be strong enough to remain clipped on in different positions. I think your only option is apple's. I have the Smart Cover for the iPad Air, and the engineering around it is actually pretty impressive around the magnet attachment area. Same goes for the smart keyboard for the iPad pro.

    Adding a back case is an easy way out because you stabilize the cover with the strength of the back
     
  10. takaiguchi macrumors member

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    I've been looking for the same thing! Just a simple thin smart cover that doesn't cost $80. It's wild to me that one from Hong Kong or China has not come out yet.
     
  11. bulbousnub thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any updates on this? Has anyone been lucky enough to stumble across a non-OEM smart cover for the 12.9 pro?
     
  12. sracer macrumors 603

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    Nope, still none. :( I think it might have something to do with the new magnetic hinge that the ASK and Smart Cover use. It is different than all of the other designs for all previous iPads that supported a smart cover.

    I ended up buying Apple's "official" Smart Cover and ASK.
     
  13. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I don't think it's that. Even previous models too like the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 to my knowledge did not have third party smart covers available.
     
  14. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I'd quite like one too. I've got the ASK, but for when I don't need that, Apples colours just aren't floating my boat.
     
  15. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 6502a

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    I got this MoKo yesterday and it works great. 8.99, can't beat that especially with the prices I've seen in big box stores!
    http://www.amazon.com/MoKo-iPad-Pro-12-9-Case/dp/B00U8LKJL6

    My 12.9 in came early on Monday - nice surprise but now I wanted a case immediately..ended up at Best Buy. Eh, I love Apple, but c'mon $70 for a Silicone cover? They didn't have Apple brand smart covers in stock. I ended up getting a brand called "Modal" (which said "smart cover", it wasn't) but this was an overpriced piece of junk and I returned it 2 hours later.
     
  16. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Trouble is that's got a case attached to the back of it.

    I've got a nice leather full case for when I need it but I think like the op, we're looking for just a Smart Cover style without the case attached.
     
  17. sracer macrumors 603

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    Yes there are. I owned about 4 different 3rd party covers for my Air 2.
     
  18. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    I've just come across this, it does come with a rear shell but going by the description and the images it would appear that the cover itself can be used independently of the case. It certainly does seem to have magnetic attachments even if they're not the most elegant I've ever seen.

    http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/olixar-ipad-pro-12-9-inch-smart-cover-with-hard-case-blue-p55636.htm


    Edit*

    Yup, deffo separate, here's an excerpt from the description:

    It protects your iPad Pro screen without covering up its durable aluminum back
     

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