ill make this short and sweet. picked up the Incase Magnetic Snap Case from bestbuy last night. at $40, its not exactly a cheap back cover, but hey... its pretty slim, has a nice feel to it, and adds just a bit of welcome bulk to the ipad. the 2 magnets on the back are a very nice addition as it allows me to put the smart cover out of the way. corners are somewhat protected, but i wouldnt trust this with severe impact protection - this is more for scratch protection (which is a bit late as i have a 2" long scratch on the back of the ipad already ) the only negative that i found so far is that the rightmost metal plate is aligned in a way that makes the SC hinge skew to the left a bit. i have to always pull it tight to make it comfortable if i am holding it with my left hand. overall, this is a nice case that caters to the crowd that uses a smart cover but doesnt want it to be locked for easy removal.