I really really HAD to have a smart cover to go with my new iPad. However after a bit of reading on the web I decided to return it. Here's why for people who are not aware of its problems: 1) The metal hinge of the smart cover can mark the aluminium casing of the iPad over time. 2) The magnets can cause black spots to appear on the metal hinge and aluminium casing of the iPad, these do not come off. In fact one appeared on the magnet part of my hinge after only 2 days of use. 3) The soft microfibre lining of the smart cover leaves permanent lines down the screen, they can be wiped away at first but after prolonged use they are visible when the screen is off. Links: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3137637?start=0&tstart=0 http://www.cultofmac.com/86595/ipad-2-smart-cover-leaves-greasy-streaks-review/ Im really gutted as I loved the concept, however I must admit the iPad was a bit clunky to hold with it on. Can anyone direct me to any good folio cases with a magnetic cover that also wakes the iPad just like the smart cover does?