mattburley7

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was thinking about getting a smart cover and just a invisible shield on the back which would add not much weight? how much would the smart cover add though?
 

mattburley7

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so according to that thread my ipad would weigh 102 grams more then it currently is so would probably not be noticeable then?
 

aristobrat

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I just switched from an iPad 3 + Smart Cover to an iPad Air + Smart Cover. To me, the weight difference between the two is pretty noticeable.

As for the iPad Air naked against the iPad Air + Smart Cover, to me, it's a slight difference. If I'm reading for along period of time, taking the Smart Cover off is noticeable. But for 99% of my day, it doesn't feel like the Smart Cover adds much weight. IMO, this is why they made the new Smart Cover from the lighter polyurethane vs. the heavier leather. :)
 

AllergyDoc

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as for the ipad air naked against the ipad air + smart cover, to me, it's a slight difference. If i'm reading for along period of time, taking the smart cover off is noticeable. But for 99% of my day, it doesn't feel like the smart cover adds much weight. Imo, this is why they made the new smart cover from the lighter polyurethane vs. The heavier leather. :)

+1
 

mattroman246

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For me, I was really disappointed in the weight of the Smart Case when I got it home, but it looks sharp and its probably still combined lighter than my iPad 4 so I'll live
 

cityathrt

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To me, none. I have the red smart cover with my iPad air. Very light, and it's convinced me to get a slim back case instead of a folio arrangement.
 

ZipZap

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The weight of the ipad is ~470 grams
A smart cover of 102 grams add 22% of the weight back.

That's not nothing....nor is it imperceptible.
 

pat park

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It adds some weight, enough to make you notice it. But you gotta figure the iPad Air is so light anyways, you're already ahead in the tablet weight game anyways.
 

FrankB1191

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The Smart Cover is like adding a 5s to the Air...but without being able to make a phone call. :D Since there aren't any good lighter alternatives, not much to do. I tend to take these things off when I'm home, and only use them for protection in transit.
 
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