Many probably already know this. However, the leather smart covers bleed their colors. I decided to clean mine due to use and finger prints, smudges from the first week. Plus I figured it wouldn't hurt to put a little top quality leather cleaner / protectant on it. So I did using a soft dry clean cloth and you can see the results. I was not wiping hard at all. The pressure I was using was minimal at best. I point this out for obvious reasons but also for those using screen covers like the Zagg shield. On my iPad 1, I had their clear cover on the front and back. When it was in the Apple folio case, the black/blue of the case would actually be absorbed into the cover and stain it in certain spots. It didn't affect the front that I could tell as typically the folio lid wasn't actually touching the screen due to how the iPad sat inside. Those who had it, know what I mean. However, with the the new Smart covers, the inside lid actually touches the screen. The inside covers are also dyed to match like the red and black. Over time, this dye may bleed or be absorbed by your shield. UPDATE: I added a second picture. That is my original iPad. It has the Zagg shield on it. However, you can clearly see the blue rectangle in the middle. You can also see the blue along the edges. That is after I spent a while using electronics cleaner. There are some fainter spots that don't show in the picture. They were much darker when first pulled out of the case. Obviously the shield is protecting the iPad. However, if you want to use the iPad outside the case it looks bad. My real concern for people is that the Smart Cover will bleed into the front shield of some iPad2 users and thus degrade the screen image over time.