smart cover doing any damage?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by spiderman0616, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    So my son and I went to Best Buy yesterday to mess with the iPad 2. I have already ordered mine and should get it this week sometime, but I just wanted to mess with one anyway. (Still can't believe how thin, yet solid, they are.)

    The one on display had a smart cover on it. Of course, whoever tried it last put it back on the iPad backwards. So anyway, I was messing around with the smart cover and noticed there was a scuff on the iPad near the top magnet.

    I know these hinges are padded with rubber, but I didn't order one specifically because I feared the damage they would do to the back of the iPad 2. I ordered a wraparound case similar to my Belkin Grip Vue for my iPhone 4 instead of the smart cover.

    For any of you using the smart cover, have you noticed any damage done by the contact points? I guess if you're using the smart cover as your only protection, you probably don't care, but..........
  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  3. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    I haven't noticed any damage from the smart cover, the demo unit probably had the marks because so many people come and mess around with the smart cover (take it on and of/move it around) more then you would when you just use it at home.

    The smart cover has pretty good protection, the aluminium on the back of the iPad is really strong and very hard to scratch just by putting it on the kitchen table or your desk. I however have a back case which is compatible with the smart cover mainly just to provide some extra protection if I was to drop the iPad, you can read about the backcover here:
  4. physicsguy13 macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2010
    Huntiingon Beach, CA
    I don't know if you really have anything to worry about but you can always put a skin on the back which should take care of any scratches/scuffs.
  5. spiderman0616 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I didn't even order a smart cover. I just liked it when I tried it at the store. I am going to be commuting with my iPad 2 every day and the smart cover just isn't going to do it for me. My iPad 2 will have a screen protector, a back protector, and then the whole thing will go inside of a zip up case. When I'm not using it, it will be in my Wenger back pack that actually has a dedicated iPad/laptop compartment. This thing is not going to get scratched OR water damaged! :)
  6. Crosbie macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    I commute every day. Mine goes in a laptop bag or a zipup 10" netbook bag, but otherwise has just a smart cover. It's perfectly well protected, flawless after a few weeks' use like this.

    What you might have seen in the store is a little residue/lubricant from the hinge of the SC. It wipes off the iPad in seconds.

    The only problem is that it does stain the light-coloured leather covers... anyone got a solution for this?
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Loving my smart cover bu yes I you take it out everyday you will nee something fo the back. Not a bi issue for me as I only use minen at hom and th smart cover works great
  8. bmat macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2004
    East Coast, USA
    No scuff marks -- had both since launch day. And I put mine in a sleeve in the bag, so I sort of care about scuffs.
  9. macse30 macrumors regular


    Jul 30, 2009
    Smart cover is amazing. Love it.

    Took my iPad to a jobsite recently to do some event rigging and lighting. I didn't have any protection for the back so I took a roll of black gaffer's tape and presto! The aluminum is protected from scratches and has a grippy back surface. The low-tack adhesive should leave little residue.
  10. nosser macrumors regular


    Jan 25, 2005
    Orange County California
    I have the smart cover and love it. I like the slim profile. I had a yoobao case v4 on an ipad1 and like that as well but I like this combo better. I ordered a gray tpu case that is compatible with the smart cover but was given a zaggskin for the back and haven't tried the case yet since I like the slimness of just the skin and the smart cover.

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