Smart Cases: are they as crap as they look?

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  1. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    The Smart Case doesn't seem to get the love the Smart Cover does, are they worth getting? Are the reports of the new iPad not fitting in it properly (sliding around etc) true?
     
  2. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Of course they are true....go try a few on at a apple store, I tried 3 and all had a bad fit, sharp edge and cheap looks......

    Smart cover/incipio back and spiegen valentinus fit my needs
     
  3. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    Very overpriced. You're better off getting a keyboard cover (e.g. Logitech's) rather than paying almost $80 for a leather one.
     
  4. appleofmy"i" macrumors regular

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    I agree about the sharp edge. However my (new gen) iPad fits very well.
     
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Just get the Marware MicroShell Folio.
    That's the Smart Case that Apple should have made but Marware beat them to it.
    Around $30 if you look around.
     
  6. Bleak macrumors member

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    I bought a smart case and yes it is pretty awful. Material feels cheap and somewhat loose, the corners of the case are very pointy and will dig into your hands as you hold them, and there is no magnet on the back of the flap so you constantly have to hold it.

    Get this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470939031&pf_rd_i=507846 Covers the ipad well and has a the same 'smart cover' on the front. It has pretty damn great reviews so far. I wish I could get it but I don't live in the US :'(
     
  7. Carl Sagan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about reports that the top cover isn't sturdy enough and the iPad falls over due to it?
     
  8. Avik macrumors newbie

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    C R A P.

    Ive got it now and am returning it to Best buy tomorrow.

    After much research, i am going with the Devicewear Union hardshell back (great reviews-$20) and a refurb/like new black leather smart cover off of Ebay for around $25.
     
  9. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    They are IMO presicely cut but too bulky and not a fan of that fake, silicon finish.
     
  10. Carl Sagan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What didn't you like about it?
     
  11. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    I like my light gray smart case, don't see my iPad moving around and it replaced my smart cover since it provides full body protection.
     
  12. Carl Sagan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which iPad do you have?
     
  13. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted

    I really like my smart cover, well besides the pointy edges, doesnt make any sense really. The fitment is just right on mine however. I used the invellope (sp) one and I really liked it but the smart cover part soon lost its form, it wouldnt stay in a triangle, it started sagging and falling on me. Something with magnets I suppose.
     
  14. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    It's unimpressive. It works but for the price, it's not good enough. It feels cheap, the fit is bad and because the flap is joined to the main part of the cover with the same soft material, it's not stable in the 'video' position and tends to sag a bit in the typing position.
     
  15. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    if you're talking about the Apple smart case, I've heard only bad things about it
     
  16. Carl Sagan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone, you've put me right off them and saved me a few quid! :cool:
     
  17. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    iPad 3.
     
  18. Carl Sagan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The brilliance of the SmartCover, is it's sales volume.

    Typical Apple, clever name, strategically marketed, colorful appeal, yet total crap.

    A big win for Apple

    A sucker punch to the unsuspecting customer

    And they still fawn over Apple :eek:
     
  20. glen e macrumors 68030

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    What a load of crap....stock at 623 because they are pulling some scam?

    The cover is truly clever quality, but the case is crap......
     
  21. Carl Sagan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Search is your friend.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1384484
     
  23. Carl Sagan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers. Boy the smart cover is a wonder to behold, very nice bit of kit!
     

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