Am I the only one not THRILLED with the new cover? (Case)

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  1. FrankP99

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    If you put the smart cover in place and hold the iPad on the side where it attaches, then turn it upside down my cover will flop open from it's own weight.

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  2. madhatter61

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    Targus Protective cover/stand for iPad2

    We got a new iPad2 last week, we were impressed with Apple's Smart Cover ... but as other have pointed out there is no protection for the back. I stopped into Best Buy to see if any of the Smart Covers were in stock ... no.

    So I looked at other options on the shelves and found the Targus VuScape cover, case, and stand. It is faux leather, slightly padded, first class stitching, with color matching the nice blue of the inside soft material. The rear cover has corner hooks and two more about 2" lower on the short sides. The inside of the front cover has two detent slots and the cover has a simple hook latch. The cover when unfolded can be formed for support at (3) different angles. It is amazingly simple yet stable. Very professional looking and fits perfectly. I really like the corner clips that protect the corners. Check it out. Priced the same as the Smart Cover. :)

    No magnetic on/off feature however (wanted that feature)... oh, well.

    I made a little slit in the inner cover material and pushed a small magnet inside the pocket. It is so nice to just lift the cover and it turns on. Close it and it is off. Slick.
     
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  3. STi

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    I like it cause it comes off so easy for around the house use...I upgaded my poly for a cream leather and it feels so much nicer!...downside is no back protection so must baby it unlike my ipad 1 and original case which i just plop it anywhere!

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  4. Tarkio

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    There were reports of smart covers being defective due to not having the full complement of magnets. You sould take yours back for an exchange. I can't make my cover come off upside down no matter how hard I shake it.
     
  5. Breitling65

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    Same cover is clever but getting dirty and easy to detach. I got red leather cover and I could see stain already on leather. Eventually I will get black leather too to replace red one but that is another $70 to apple. Easy detaching makes my wife nuts, she is not very technical.
     
  6. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    So you can hold the iPad with the cover facing downwards and the cover holds?

    If mine falls off, when the angle is less then 68° (assuming horizontal is 0°), may I assume that it is defective?
     
  7. silguy

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    I didn't read through the 21 pages. Maybe someone posted this?
    Maybe Apple overlooked 1 element or they intended it to function like it should. The color is outside while the inside is microfibers?(gray) When you curl it to your liking for a stand, it curls in a way where the microfibers are OUTSIDE, so you're laying on the, supposedly, sensitive side of the cover that protects your screen. That side can attract dirt or what not, that could possibly scratch the screen. If apple would've made the screen more flexible or made it to curl "inside" so the color or the more harder section be outside, it'd be better. I've tried to somewhat force the cover to sit on the harder side, but it doesn't stand right. But i'm ok w/ what it is and it's cool! Also, Apple engineered the thing pretty damn good, it locks perfectly centered with the magnets and the cover is perfectly aligned w/out any major overlap on the edges....
     
  8. ziggs

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    My poly cover does not fall off at any time, in any position I hold the iPad, even when I shake it.
     
  9. Tarkio

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    I only use the typing stand position with the Smart Cover, and the case can be folded with the microfiber on the inside. Its nice and stable. It's just the vertical viewing position that needs microfiber side out.
     
  10. silguy

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    After i posted, i messed w/ the cover some more. It's true that you can use the typing position with the gray inside, but it's not as stable as w/ the gray side out...maybe 80%?? haha! If you push it a bit, it tends shifts or lifes the cover stand. You can actually position the ipad at a standing position w/ the colored side out, but VERY carefully or it will slide down or fall, so I wouldn't even do it. I also looked at multiple videos and ALL the videos and ads have the gray side out. O yea, on another note, I noticed on certain videos or circumstances, the volume button never shuts off. You can turn it off, but you'll still have volume. True for you too?? Thanks for the reply!
     

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