After looking at this forum for hours, that's what I've come to understand. I want a back case that: 1) lightweight and form fitting 2) comes in a color that matches well with the iPad and the black leather smart cover 3) made of durable, comfortable "grippable" material (because the naked iPad can be uncomfortable to hold in book form.) 4) secures to the smart cover 5) covers the iPad, including top and bottom, with sleek cut out that don't prevent docking... 6) this is more optional: metal thingee that allows you to keep your smart over folded over. It seems like there's a lot of covers that do 1-3 but there are NONE that do 1-6. I wonder why that is? Also, I've only had the old iPad so I really don't know how important 4 is.. I kept my iPad in its Apple folio case all the time, so I'm going off that. Here's my take on the leading three products. a)The readily available Incipio Feather does 1-4 and it does 1-4 really well. People seem to like it, but it falls short on features. b) The elusive Belkin secure snap shield does 1-3, 5,6. People like the Belkin a lot. And they also, quite improbably, seem to enjoy the process of exchanging their broken Belkin for another one. c) The (upcoming) Speck Smartshell does 1-3, 5,6. I have the HD pixel brand for my iphone. It's rough to the touch but it's saved me from a broken phone about 24 times. Seems like a good company, but there's a lot of complaints on here about the material. Unlike the Belkin, people don't like exchanging the Smartshell. From what I understand, those are the three best options. Or those are the three I am looking at. I'm kinda waiting a bit longer, to hear more of what people have to say. This forum is great for my apparent OCD.