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This is a discussion on Leather or Polyurethane Smart Cover? within the iPad 2 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by tzimisce Originally Posted by dmaul1114 Doesn't mean it will happen on all or even most of them. Just a cover their ass ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzimisce View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dmaul1114 View Post
    Doesn't mean it will happen on all or even most of them. Just a cover their ass disclaimer as any kind of dyed leather has a risk of bleeding onto other things if the dye didn't get properly baked in to the leather etc.
    Still, I am surprised (for a company who is normally so careful about their product quality) that they would put a disclaimer on an expensive leather product.

    I mean, if you went over to a website like shoebuy.com and looked at all their genuine leather items - shoes, valets, bags, etc - I don't think you'll find very many of their products coming with a "bleeding" warning. That's just epic product fail, for me.
    Actually it doesn't come with a "bleeding" disclaimer, it says some that because it's dyed leather some color "may rub off." Just like has happened over time with every leather item I've ever owned. The fact that other companies don't admit this upfront is no reflection on Apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarkio View Post
    Actually it doesn't come with a "bleeding" disclaimer, it says some that because it's dyed leather some color "may rub off." Just like has happened over time with every leather item I've ever owned. The fact that other companies don't admit this upfront is no reflection on Apple.
    I will have to disagree. I have been using and own many leather products for many years now, including messenger bags, belts, jackets, shoes, folio and journal covers and valets, and I have never had any problem with any of them in terms of the dye/pigment rubbing off nor have any of these products ever arrived with a warning or disclaimer about non-fast dye.

    Some of the pigments on the leather items have darkened over time through usage and exposure to sunlight, but that is a natural feature of the pigment and not considered a defect. A well-made leather product does not have its colours rub off or bleed onto other surfaces, whether dry or wet, as the dye treatment can be baked fast into the hide to prevent exactly this. At the prices that leather manufacturers charge, a buyer should expect a certain level of quality.
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    Clearly the marginal value of a dollar means different things to different people.

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    Got the Gray Poly here. Wasn't impressed with ANY of the other Poly colors (designer or whatever ya call 'em). The leather has a much better choice of colors, but I thought the $39 was pricey enough and didn't wanna drop the extra $30 for the leather.

    Here's a tip: I bought my Smart Cover at Best Buy and you can return it there up to 30 days. (I THINK Apple store may be 14 days) I figured that would give me a better trial period. Walmart probably even gives you longer to return if you can find them there.

    BUT, I ended up REALLY LIKING the Smart Cover a lot - so I'm definitely keeping it. Just need to purchase a case to put the iPad with the cover in when traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bored2426
    I tried both the leather and the poly smart covers.
    IMO the leather is not worth the cost. The leather has better colors but the leather scratches easily while the poly does not scratch.
    I returned my leather and kept the green poly.
    It wasn't worth it to me to pay an extra 30 bucks just for the color
    Nice to hear from someone who has tried both. I, honestly, have been leaning towards the poly mainly because of the price difference.

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    All that was left when I got there was the gray cover so that's what I got. I wanted red leather.

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    why couldn't they just make the leather colors available in poly?? ***....
    what if you just don't like leather/are a peta activist, or just don't want to pay $70+ for a damn COVER

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    I really like the look of the leather and I the feel of the Poly just didn't feel right for me. Assuming the leather doesn't rub off onto my iPad (what a disaster that would be) it should work well? Am I allowed to return it to Apple even if I take it out of the package?

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    I got the grey poly last week but decided I wasn't really happy with it. I returned it and got the black leather. It's much better, stiffer and overall looks great. I'd say the leather covers look much better on the black iPad while the white one look better with the lighter color poly covers.

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    Picked up the brown leather for the price of the poly at Wal-Mart , they had thm miss priced.
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