iPad iPad Air Smart Cover - thoughts?

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  1. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    A bit of controversy with people who liked the new cover and people who liked the old cover.

    They said the old one scratched the iPad but it had a stronger triangle.

    Anyone here own one? I want to get one for my iPad Air 2. I don't want a case.

    Also, any thoughts on whether the Smart Covers will need to be redesigned because the new iPad will be thinner?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yes, the old one did scratch the iPad, but had a stronger triangle. However, if you are thinking of using one for the Air, it won't fit, because the shape of the Air is different from the iPads 2-4, for which those covers were made.
     
  3. chupachup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes the other covers are too big. I wonder if the covers for the Air will fit the Air 2. I know the Air 2 will be thinner.
     
  4. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    IMO, the apple branded smart covers are actually rather dumb. They are overpriced, flimsy and annoying. There are soooooo many more better choices for less cash out there.

    Avoid them.
     
  5. chupachup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just don't want any bulk.
     
  6. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I think the new smart covers are fine, and actually like it better than the one I have for my iPad 4. The magnetic system is MUCH stronger, and the tri-fold is pretty well just as stable. The big problem I have with them is that there is no adjustability to the angle it sits at - and it's almost worthless for video calling - which we do a lot of. You have to hope it's at the right angle or find something else to help adjust it.
     
  7. GoingDark macrumors 6502

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    I hate the new smart covers. They're ok as just covers, but as a stand the tri-fold is utterly useless and collapses if you look at it funny.
     
  8. ron7624 Contributor

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    Nay, not so. I use one with my Air, and I bought a replacement for my rMini today because I flat wore my first one out between the 1st and second gen Mini. I find them to be very useful and protective. No scratches from them. Now, it may be a different story with the older iPads and the metal hinges, but I love the current design with cloth covering the magnet. The triangle has not been a problem for me either. Quite strong.
    I bought a 10 dollar look a like that fell off the mini constantly. Weak magnet.
    Stick with the overpriced yet very functional Apple branded goodies.
     
  9. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    I like both covers for their own reasons. The first gen smart cover did in fact scratch the iPad (quite badly, in my case), but I really like the four panel design of it. The iPad Air's smart cover has the three panel design, which doesn't allow for as many positions and combinations for stands and such, but I like that there are no metal contacts on it.
     
  10. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    i just laugh when i see people pay $40 for a cover, it just makes no sense
     
  11. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Why, people can spend their money the way they want. What is alot of money to some is pocket change to others. I bought the Apple smart case, in fact two and like them very much!
     
  12. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    What smart cover like cover do you recommend?
     
  13. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    How dear you I won't pay $80 + tax for a apple Smart Cover apple is way way over price things


    Pluse the cover I got was $48 wish I find this the right price for a cover

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    I would look in two this one. Work vary well for me


    http://t.staples.com/office/supplie...6-_-10428703&CID=AFF:3160356:3160356:10428703
     
  14. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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  15. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    u can find better quality for half the prize.
     
  16. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Thanks but I have looked and have a drawer of iPad cases. The smart case does just fine.

    It is all about choice!
     
  17. CPx macrumors 6502

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    I quite like the smart cover. I haven't had much exposure to third-party covers, but I think the Apple one is great.
     
  18. danny_w macrumors 601

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    ...except that the headphone cut out is just a wee bit too small.
     
  19. chupachup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's the thing though. I don't want a case.

    The new iPad will be 6.6mm thin. You can't put a case on that. It will ruin it.

    The Cover is $40. They have cheaper ones but I've seen them fall apart quickly. The magnet tears off from the cover.

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    Did you fold it with the felt side in or out? Because if it was in then it collapses. That's the wrong way.

    Fold this way

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  20. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I would not know as I use Studio Quality Bluetooth headphones
     
  21. chupachup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought this for the wife's ipad mini

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    It was the price of a smart cover.
     
  22. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Seems about right... ;)

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    STUDIO quality? Wow!!!!
     
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I do fold it with the felt side out, and it still collapses. The three panel design is a lot less stable than the four panel one.
     
  24. chupachup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the smart covers will see a redesign. The new iPad will be thinner
     

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