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jedolley

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I know there are several threads about smart cover compatible cases, but I thought It would be helpful if we had an actual list/matrix. Below I break them up into material and list details and availability. Prices are MSRP, cheaper prices may be available at third party vendors.

Hard Shell (polycarbonate, etc.):

XGear Smart Cover Enhancer
http://www.xgearlive.com/products/n...snap-case-for-apple-ipad-2-shipping-late-week
Colors - Black, Clear
Price - $34.99
Available Now

Joy Factory SmartFit2
http://www.thejoyfactory.com/products/protection/smartfit2-41.html
Colors - Clear, Smoke
Price - $29.95
Available Now

Marware Microshell
http://www.marware.com/ipad-cases-and-covers/ipad-2-covers/microshell-ipad-2-case
Colors - Black, White, Pink, Silver Red
Price - $39.99
Available Now *Black version only

Enki Genius
http://www.enkigear.com/
Colors - Clear, Smoke, Blue, Pink
Price - $29.99
Pre-order, Available 5/2

Aviiq Smart Case
http://aviiq.com/products/case-stands/smart-case/
Colors - Black, Gray, Light Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red
Price - $49.99
Pre-Order

Coveroo Customer iPad 2 Case
http://www.coveroo.com/custom#/ipadcases/cc-ipad2injectedcasemleft,black/p-art
Price - Starts at $29.99
Color - Varies
Pre-order

Incipio Smart Feather
http://www.myincipio.com/iPad-2-Smart-feather-Ultralight-Hard-Shell-Case/
Price - Unknown
Colors - Unknown
Available in May

Speck Smart Shell *Not listed on manufacturer's site*
http://www.gleemobile.com/ipad/ipad-2g/cases/hard-cases/speck-ipad-2-smartshell-case-5-colors.html
Colors - Black, Light Blue, Green, Orange, Pink
Price - $29.99 *from third-part vendor
Available Now *claim from third-party vendor

Belkin Snap Shield
http://www.belkin.com/uk/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=544455
Colors - Unknown
Price - Unknown *Has been found at Best Buy (not listed on their site) for $39.99
Availability Unknown

Simplism Smart BACK Cover
http://www.simplism.jp/en/products/ipad/smart_back_cover/index.html
Colors - Clear, Black, White
Price - $25 *iLounge states $25, but price not listed on Simplism's site.
Availability Unknown

Switheasy CoverBuddy
http://www.switcheasy.com/products/CoverBuddy/#
Colors - Black, Clear, Gray, Blue, Pink
Price - $24.99
Available Now

iFrogz BackBone
http://ifrogz.com/product/IPAD2-BAK
Price - $34.99
Colors - All Smart Cover colors, plus White and Clear.
Availability Unknown


Soft Shell (TPU, Silicone, etc.):

Boxwave Smart Sleeve
http://www.boxwave.com/products/smartsleeve/apple-ipad-2-smart-sleeve_4284.htm
Colors - All Smart Cover colors
Price - $29.95
Available Now (black, gray only). Other colors available 4/29 (Now Shipping!)

Maclove Jumper
http://www.macloveworld.com/En/products.php?104&cPath=68
Colors - All Smart Cover colors
Price - $39.00
Available Now

iLuv Smart Back Cover
http://www.i-luv.com/product_detail...he Smart Back Cover&category_cd=t44&cat_lev=1

http://www.mobilecityonline.com/wireless/store/productdetail.asp?productid=27919
Colors - All Smart Cover Colors
Price - TBD, but third party site lists $19.99
Availability TBD

XGear Flexible Shield
http://www.xgearlive.com/products/new-products/xcase-flexible-shield-for-apple-ipad-2-pre-order-shipping-april-29th
Colors - Black, Red, Blue, Orange, Frost, Green
Price - $19.99
Available 4/29

Other Shell:

Pielframa iMagnum
http://www.pielframa.com/ipad-2-imagnum-tan-cases.htm
Colors - All Smart Cover Colors
Price - $129 USD
Available Now, but 15 day delivery time.

Happy Owl Studio Leather Shell & Shell
http://store.happyowlstudio.com/pages/sneak-peak
Colors - TBD, but probably All Smart Cover colors
Price - TBD
Availablity Unknown

Melko Leather Snap Cover
http://www.melkco.com/scripts/main/viewitem-APIPA2LOLT1BKLC-IPA2.html
Colors - Black, Red, Blue Carbon Fiber
Price - $59
Pre-Order

SGP Griff for iPad 2
http://www.sgpstore.com/tablets/apple/ipad-2/sgp-ipad-2-leather-case-griff-series.html
Colors - White, Black, Lime, Dante Red, Solaris Orange, Sherbet Pink, Tender Blue, Vintage Brown.
Price - $49.99
Available Now *Red, Blue, and Brown only. No details on the other colors.

I'm sure there are others I'm either missing or will be announced soon. If you find something, please post it here and I can update the list. Also, I did not list the eBay TPU and shells since they have been mentioned here before, and I don't want to promote any one seller.
 
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jedolley

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I've added the Melko Leather Snap Cover and a site to the manufacturer. It's available at a site called Carrymobile (link below) for $59 and is available in Black, Red, and a Carbon Fiber Blue. There are no pics for the Red and Blue, but you can get an idea of the color by checking out their other cases with the same color. I have been communicating back and forth with Melko (about the possibility of the Navy blue cover :D) and they have been very responsive and helpful.

It's a little pricey, but if it's real leather it might be a good cheaper alternative to the Piel Frama iMagnum.

http://www.carrymobile.com/scripts/main/viewitem-APIPA2LOLT1BKLC-IPA2.html
 
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Bomino

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Great post!

I wonder if all of these are going to be compatible with the upcoming Dro Concepts smart cover... you would think, right?
 
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jedolley

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Great post!

I wonder if all of these are going to be compatible with the upcoming Dro Concepts smart cover... you would think, right?

I think the Dro cover should work on most of these cases, since the cut out for the smart skin covers is not exact or precise and leaves alot of open ground for similar systems to work. The only case I would think that might not work is the up coming Feather Smartlite or whatever they are calling it.
 
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jedolley

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I have edited the list to reflect that Boxwave is now shipping their smart sleeve in the remaining colors (originally scheduled for 4/29). I received my tracking # from Boxwave, so it should be here this week (I ordered a Navy case).

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jedolley

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The speck smart shell from glee mobile has a 10% code "gleefriends" . Is this a reputable vendor? For $27, including shipping, I'm inclined to pull the trigger.

According to Speck, the smart shell won't be available until sometime in May. So, the date on their site is not correct.


Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk
 
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jedolley

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I updated the list to include the XGear Flexible Shield case. It recently popped up on their site, and appears to be another TPU smart cover compatible case.
 
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gigaguy

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Thanks I really like the Melkco leather snap on for smart cover. I'd rather pay more for leather than the $30-60 for many plastic shells. I have on order a $10 ebay textured TPU shell for smart cover, can't justify much more for a plastic shell. but the Melkco leather option looks nice.
 
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jedolley

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Thanks I really like the Melkco leather snap on for smart cover. I'd rather pay more for leather than the $30-60 for many plastic shells. I have on order a $10 ebay textured TPU shell for smart cover, can't justify much more for a plastic shell. but the Melkco leather option looks nice.

I really like the Melko too, but wish they had more smart cover compatible colors. If they had a Navy case or if the Red on the one they had weren't so bright I would have already had my order in.
 
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roundy

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Saw the Belkin Snap Shield at Best Buy today. $39.99. They had on the shelf. It was a clear/transparent color. Just an FYI for everyone.
 
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briankeith513

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Belkin Snap Shield from Best Buy stores.

Saw the Belkin Snap Shield at Best Buy today. $39.99. They had on the shelf. It was a clear/transparent color. Just an FYI for everyone.

I just got the Belkin Snap Shield from Best Buy, Sku 2538172, for $39.99. http://www.belkin.com/uk/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=544455

It has a soft-touch hard case feel, very thin, hardly any bulk added. And even better, adds full protection! For those that don't want to wait, I definitely suggest you call your local Best Buy, and give them the sku 2538172, to see if they have it in stock
 
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jedolley

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Added Simplism Smart BACK Cover to the list. iLounge has a preview of this case on their site.
 
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hcho3

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This thread is very good. Should be sticky.

On a personal note, I don't like Joy Factory case.

Like Enki genius case and Smart feather case.

Belkin case doesn't worth 39.99 dollars...

I will be going either enki or feather case.

I prefer feather case over enki case, but they both look good.
 
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bouda

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I just got the Belkin Snap Shield from Best Buy, Sku 2538172, for $39.99. http://www.belkin.com/uk/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=544455

It has a soft-touch hard case feel, very thin, hardly any bulk added. And even better, adds full protection! For those that don't want to wait, I definitely suggest you call your local Best Buy, and give them the sku 2538172, to see if they have it in stock


Belkin seems to be shipping 2 different snap shields. Both with the same sku and packaging. One has full protection of the back, the other does not. See pictures in the Belkin Snap thread. This also may be the case for the enki. If you look at some pictures it is full coverage, others it is not. The Belkin full coverage one seems to be a bit overpriced, but the best I have seen so far. The feather does not protect the top or bottom and you can not remove the smart cover with removing the feather case first.
 
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jedolley

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Added SGP Griff thanks to a heads up in another thread from Sotie.
 
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J.C

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Can anyone recommend Smart Cover compatible hard shell cases that fit over a transparent skin? I've been using a hard shell Case I bought from eBay. I was very happy with it but just fitted a skin from Best Skins Ever, and the shell no longer fits.

Thanks.
 
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clyde2801

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Can anyone recommend Smart Cover compatible hard shell cases that fit over a transparent skin? I've been using a hard shell Case I bought from eBay. I was very happy with it but just fitted a skin from Best Skins Ever, and the shell no longer fits.

Thanks.

The Belkin snap shield works just fine with my front and back ghost armor.
 
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McGiord

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Great list.

Unfortunately none of the ones listed looks like what I am looking for: something like the iPhone 4 Otterbox Impact series for the iPad 2, any suggestions?

Thank you!


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