Hi this is my first response to someone also. I recently bought my first iPad 2 and I bought the smart cover in black. I have to say the functionality of it is great and very easy to use when I use my iPad in portrait I clip off the cover and just rest the iPad on it. It works well. I was also very worried about the back getting scratched but did not want to get an all over cover. I like the slimness and look of the iPad and didn't want to cover it so I got a clear hard cover that just kind of clips on the back. U don't even know it's there but I know it is protecting my iPad. It is cutaway where the cover magnets go so it all fits nicely I am also getting an envelope type pouch for when I travel for added protection.