Smart cover and the back of iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AppleHater, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    So, I've bought Smart cover for my iPad 3. I'm wondering what those who have iPad 2 ended up doing for the back side of iPad, which is not covered at all. I'm thinking of getting ghost armor, myself.
  2. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2008
  3. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  4. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Gelaskin. They've got gorgeous artwork, and the 3M sticker shows no sign of wear after a full year of daily use (hours a day).
  5. dazlicous macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2011
    will the back covers from a ipad 2 fit the new ipad
  6. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I had a carbon-fiber type skin at first, but found it was too thick. So then I put on a Zagg skin but removed that when I bought an Incase Mag Snap back shell cover. Even the tiny little bit of thickness added by the Zagg skin kept my Mag Snap case from snapping on completely. I love that has these metal strips that let the SmartCover lay flat against the back when you fold it over (so its not flopping around) and it also lets me prop the whole iPad up at a very comfortable angle for note taking, in addition to the "normal" SmartCover positions for movie watching or typing. Very versatile.

    I hope Incase makes a new Mag Snap for the new iPad, perhaps this time with one of those spine-retainers that is meant to hold the SmartCover to the shell for added support.

    Mixed reports indicate that some will, some won't. You'll just have to try for yourself or wait for someone to do a case-by-case review. I'm betting that really close form-fitting back shells won't fit at all or won't fit well. The above-mentioned Incase Mag Snap likely being one of them since it was such a tight fit already on my iPad 2.
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  8. jeremiah239, Mar 15, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012

    jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2007
    239 Area, FL
    This is what I use LINK and the company that makes the case said they are making an iPad 3 case. It's the ONLY case I will use on my iPad along with my Smart Cover.

    EDIT: BTW this case is so thin that the Smart Cover works through it, meaning there is no cutout for the Smart Cover hinge, there is NO contact between the Smart Cover and the iPad, and there is no way the hinge can scratch the iPad.
  9. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I used the wood grain iCarbon skin and found it very nice. Most people agreed.
  10. wbeem macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Another vote for Gelaskins. I used my own photo rather than select from their artwork. Great protection. It's the same 3M stuff they use to put skins on cars or buses for advertising.
  11. ihatephish macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2011
    For my iPad 2, I've only used the smart cover along with sfbags sleeve. It's PERFECT for what I need.
  12. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
  13. dazlicous macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2011
  14. LittleRedBird macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I have a smart cover and use nothing on the back. I use a sleeve for transport. Works great for me. Not one scratch or blemish on the back! I plan on doing the same with the new iPad.

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