which leather smart cover goes best with a black ipad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by kevjen888, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. kevjen888 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    i have a black cover now, but it looks kind of dull with the black ipad. i'm thinking of red leather cover, but maybe that's too loud. what do you guys think?
  2. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
  3. xfs macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2011
  4. mcfly2 macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    I went with the navy, but I'm into a more subtle look.
  5. DaddyWhale macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2010
    I got the tan. It looks really good with the black iPad. Sort of like how black cars look great with tan colored leather seats.
  6. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    All comes down to personal taste, I am usually one to go with black accessories for my electronics, I went with the Black Smartcover and am pleased :D
  7. dcsatt, Mar 23, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011

    dcsatt macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    I went with the tan, and then I conditioned it with leather conditioner (I used some old Dr. Martens neutral "dubbin") to give it a deep, rich look.
    It turned out nice.
    I also usually stick to all black, but I wanted something a little different but still professional. I'm very happy with the tan.

    Edit: the attached pics look shinier than it really is. It actually has kind of a dry natural look to it.

    Attached Files:

  8. Annerz macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  9. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    I went with the red. IMO it looks sweet. It's also the most rare as it's an apple exclusive.
  10. thetechnologist macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2010

    I'm a very masculine guy but I have it in red with a black iPad. It's a pretty classy combo with a bit of a presidential look to it. Tan looks sharp too but I was afraid of cleaning upkeep of such a light color. Red is enough of a handful itself to clean as the dye rubs off very easily when moisture is applied. I'd definitely recommend leather protector lotion.
  11. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
  12. bpd115 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    I went Navy but I like how that tan one turned out with the Leather conditioner....I'll have to try that out.
  13. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    The conditioned tan leather came out great. i think id really like to try that. Is it hard to apply evenly or is there a risk of it coming out looking really bad.
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Looks just like red lipstick. :D

    On a serious note, leather conditioner like Lexol always retains a bit of a oily sheen. Doesn't that get on the screen from handling it.
  15. seanpholman macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2007
    Huntington Beach, Ca
    Red. Which I bought thinking I would get a black iPad, but ended up with a white one. So I am returning the red and getting Navy or Black...hmmm.

  16. dflowerz macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
    I went with the black one. Does its job and is low key.
  17. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    Red leather looks great with my 64GB 3G iPad 2!
  18. dcsatt macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    It's extremely easy to do. No risk, really. Just rub it in evenly, let it sit for a few minutes, and then lightly rub off any excess.
    The stuff I used looks a little shiny right at first, but it dulls a bit after about 15 minutes. The pictures look shinier than it does in person.

    Here's what I used (I misspelled it above; I'll edit):
  19. GP_1 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2011
  20. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    I don't think the red and black works well...I think the beige or blue.
  21. wolfroolz macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    I got the red and black and I love it, to each there own. It really depends on what you like.
  22. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I tried the red on black, and it did look very nice, but it just wasn't me. I think all the leather colors look good with the black, and it's just personal preference which you like. I ended up keeping the black -- boring, I know, but it just feels comfortable that the iPad and the cover are the same color.
  23. DN7335 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    I went with the Navy and I'm happy with that choice, looks nice together.
  24. winter27 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    I purchased the red yesterday (I have the black wifi ipad). It looked good but i didnt love it.. just liked it. then I started reading threads and websites with ppl saying that the red leather was bleeding onto the back of the ipad, which scared me. so, not wanting to take the chance, I returned the red today and got the cream. I like it better. will probably buy a black one too in a few weeks.
  25. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN

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