iPad iPad with smart cover - TV in bed?

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  1. MyAppleWorld macrumors 6502

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    is the smart cover suitable for resting on your lap whilst in bed and watching TV?

    Does it fall over?

    like in this position

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  2. Krad3130 macrumors regular

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    You're still going to have to hold it a bit. I have the smart cover (not the smart case) and it's pretty much the same. I find that I would like something better then the cover for bed time watching/reading. I have been thinking of a Zagg keyboard cover/case for my next iPad Air purchase.
     
  3. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i do mean the smart cover and not the case as pictured.

    i like the idea of taking a case on and off so quickly
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I don't think that the Smart Cover would be quite stable enough to stay upright on a lap or bed. I have a hard time getting mine to stay up on a flat table.
     
  5. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    If you want a stand/cover that will not fall off, then do not buy a smart cover. Unless you are putting it on a flat surface and you are not moving (i.e: train, car, etc), it will constantly tip over or it was fall off.
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I agree.
     
  7. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im thinking of going complete full circle and getting a macbook instead!
     
  8. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Yes, it does. It's not particularly stable even on a flat surface. Use pillows instead. I've found them very effective for propping up tablets. :p
     
  9. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    That's what I have done when I wanted to watch my iPad in bed. :D
     
  10. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    I had a Smart Case once and returned it as I found the viewing angles were not enough. But in bed where it isn't desktop flat, you would need to hold the iPad to stop it collapsing I would expect at that step angle.

    I'm getting this case for my iPad Air, the case should be here today:

    http://www.targus.com/uk/popup.asp?sku=THZ196EU&name=THZ196EU


    Although I've never had this case before, I have had the same style (albeit without the portrait view option) of case in another make, I have used it in bed and the iPad doesn't collapse.
     
  11. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    you will have to hold it, also if you doze off it will slide off your bed and hit a side cabinet and smash the screen... can you tell I'm experienced in this field :eek:
     
  12. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    I've just received my Targus Versavu iPad Air case today. Thought I would post some pictures and some info about it.

    It does not have the magnets in the cover to auto sleep/wake the iPad's screen. I went around the case with a paper clip and there was no area where the paper clip got attracted against.

    I have a thin magnet off of a fridge magnet. I expect it would be easy enough to cut a little nick into the inside of the cover and slide the magnet underneath the fabric to then give you the auto sleep/wake functionality.


    Here's some pictures I took of the case:


    Outer packaging:

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    Retaining lip to hold the band which holds the cover closed:

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    The Versavu provides 5 possible viewing angles which are the 3 provided with the ridges, 1 from lift up tab, and 1 from the collapsed view this one would be more for typing I would feel.


    Various viewing landscape viewing angles:

    Collapsed typing view:

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    Tucked under tab landscape position:

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    Portrait viewing angles:

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    Other pictures of the case:

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  13. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    Mmm…accessory porn! My body is ready for the iPad Air. But my bank account must wait a bit longer.
     
  14. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    That case is probably the worst choice

    The ipad is so light that just about anything will work

    I use a special ipad pillow that I like quite a bit called the 'Wedge-E'

    But the name has change now to something else (Google)

    This pillow is what you want, trust me :)
     
  15. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to watch TV in bed I would instead recommend a Mini. It sits very well on your chest and isn't really a burden to hold in one hand, and the Smart Cover sits pretty well on its side.
     

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