iPad smart cover

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mustu, May 16, 2012.

  1. mustu macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    Hey guys I know this may have been in the topic before but I did a google search before.

    Which smart cover looks the best with black iPad? In leather!
  2. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2011
    The one you like the best. This really is the answer.
  3. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2009
    It covers the colored part anyway, so it doesn't matter. They all look good. I prefer black.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    well black is probably the most popular one, but I also like the navy blue one.
  5. seeharrison macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    I went with the tan leather smart cover and then darkened it using oil. Now it looks like a nice aged, brown leather. It looks great against my black iPad.
  6. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

    Sep 16, 2011
    I reordered myself a black leather smart cover. It'll be used when I don't use my Otterbox. I have a White iPad though. All black would look sexy I think
  7. zooby macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
    I have a white iPad and I love the contrast of the Black/White combo with my black leather smart cover. I have the same combination for my phone (White iPhone + Black bumper) ... it's a very nice contrast! You will like it!
  8. TyroneShoes2 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    I like my padded leather one from BoxWave ($17 from Amazon) better than the $40-and-up versions from Apple and others, many of which are NOT leather.

    One caveat: Apple did not tell 3rd-party suppliers when they changed the magnet polarity requirements. For covers produced between 3-6 months ago, many will have a 50-50 chance of the magnet being flipped to the wrong polarity. Alas, mine was; I had to slice it out of the cover and turn it around (minor invisible blemish now).
  9. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha everyone,

    I have a whlte iPad and was going to go with the polyurethane because it was cheaper. My wife, on the other hand. really likes the dark blue leather model, so I got that one. I must say that I also really like the way the whilte looks with the Navy blue smart cover.
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Got the red. Looks awesome IMO.

    It's really subjective - you just get what you like.
  11. number84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    by the end of this thread you'll have at least one person who will like at least one of the available colours...and then you'll be stuck again. so, my suggestion is just go to a store and take a look at which one you like better. such a subjective decision.

    i think on apple's website you can mix and match the colours with either a black or white iPad and virtually open/close the smartcover to get a feeling for what looks good to you.
  12. mustu thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    Well I got the black cover and it looks amazing :)

    Now I need a case ( like a sleeve ) that I cant put the ipad in with the smart cover. Leather is good option for me.

    Cost is not a issue up to $ 250 is fine.

    Any suggestions.

    I have looked at Tumi so far
  13. dancj macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2012
    Go the the apple web site and start to buy an iPad. When it offers you accessories chose the smart cover and it'll show you screen where you can see each of the colours animated on the colour of iPad you chose.
  14. mikeymike1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2012
    Scotland, UK
    Absolutely up to you, there are some great colours out there. I went with navy blue leather, teamed with a matching Incipio Smart Feather case for the back.
  15. linsam macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    What a silly question! Who cares what other people think! What do YOU like?
  16. SYale macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
    Exact same combination I have haha. White ipad, navy smart feather and navy smart cover. Then just got a cheap 10 dollar sleeve so I can stow it in my backpack. I have to say, I love it a lot. Portability protection, but still the thin factor intact!
  17. flyinjack macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011

    How did you do it exactly? Also, does the color rub off and get on your hands (bag, clothes, etc.)?

    Could you post a pic?

    It sounds like a great idea.

  18. transphasic macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2012
    Check out the ones at coach, they're quite attractive. If I had $250 to burn on one, I'd probably get one of those.
  19. seeharrison macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    I'm at work right now, but I will post some pictures of it when I get home. The color does not rub off and appears to hold up well. I did mine about a month ago and it still looks just as good. If you do get any scuffs or notice color fades, simply touch it up with some more of the oil.
  20. tbayrgs, May 18, 2012
    Last edited: May 18, 2012

    tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    I wanted to protect the back of my iPad but hate to ruin the design/form factor by covering it in a case so I went with a skin (sorry, MR doesn't seem to allow the vendor's name to appear). Both the black leather and black powder coated look great with the black leather smart cover. I personally prefer the Extreme fit as they cover the entire back (excluding camera, speaker and buttons, of course) but are a bit difficult to apply without the corners bunching up.
  21. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    I don't think you have too worry to much about the smart cover with any sleeve designed to the iPad2 or 3 and probably even for the 1. I've bought 2 carrying cases and mine fit in easily in both with the smart cover.

    The main things I would suggest thinking about when it comes to a sleeve or carrying case in general are:
    1 Cushioning.
    2 What accessaries you might want to carry around, i.e. cables, bluetooth keyboard, charger, etc.
    3 Do you want a shoulder-strap or handles?

    You might also want to think about a snap on cover for the back to keep it from getting scratched up. Just make sure it's compatible with the smart cover.

    Last note, I also got a black smart cover for my black front iPad3.

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