I have a carbon fiber sticker on the back to keep it scratch resistant and as light as a feather. They are insanely thin so still fit in any case and totally scratch resistant so great as a back up protector to your regular case. They can peel right off when it comes to resale. They're only $5 or so and you would be crazy not to pick one up. Check out eBay. Because Im always out and about and play a lot of sports I need a case that will allow me to throw my iPad into my kitbag, is strong enough to take the rigours of my lifestyle but also slim and sexy like me. The lightest, strongest, classiest case I could find is the Targus Vuscape. In my local store they have dozens of varieties of cases from all manufacturers and I got to try them all out. This was the most perfect fit, gave the greatest amount of protection at a reasonably slim profile. Finally, the smart cover is not enough protection unless you live in a bouncy castle. You need some form of back coverage so you're covered for gentle drops and possible light scratches. You should see the number of babies who go naked and then start crying when they have a small accident. Lets see what protection or case you are using.