The official ipad2 smart cover
Ok, you've paid a small fortune for it, it probably isn't really completely worth it, but I'm curious what you think of it and how you actually use it?
Ive had mine a couple of months now - a black leather one. I use it daily when the iPad is out and about around the house, to keep the screen safe and to switch the thing off and on.
But what about the clever folding thing where it becomes a stand, either land scape or portrait?
To be honest I never do that. Never. I just open the cover and fold it back under the rear side and start typing or browsing. Infact, I don't think I've ever folded it up into the stand it's also designed for. I've tried it but it feels forced and awkward.
Ok, it's not a miracle item Apple make out, it's very expensive and it certainly doesn't keep the screen clean (infact, if anythig, it ironically leaves 'lines' on the screen and makes the screen dirtier than without it).
But i still love it. Looks cool, very minimalist, keeps battery life and convenience of on/off functionality to an easy minimum, and does (and has) protected the screen where it might have otherwise scratched.
It's effectively used on a daily bases in my house.
In hindsight I'd still buy one but probably give it a 6/10
How do you use it, how much do you use it, and what do you think of it now you've had a week or 3 to experience it?