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Do you think the smart cover is the best case for ipad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Tapmyapple, May 18, 2011.

  1. Tapmyapple
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    I picked it up today to test it out and its quite cool! Ive always ignored the smart cover because of the sple fact it doesnt cover the back. Only thing is, for those of you who use it without a back skin does it scratch easily?

    What i like is how slim it keeps the ipad 2!

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    I bought the slim belkin I like it. Protects the front and back and very slim in size

    Sent from my evo on tapatalk
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    Nice and simple is NO, you are not protected in the back of the iPad at all. You will find your self buying another case after that.

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    Had the red leather version. Worked just fine but provided essentialy no protection. After a week I took it back. When the otter box defender became available last week I ordered one.
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    I got a black leather case from Targus, professional looking and protects both sides of my ipad. Don't quite like the idea of the smart cover.
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    Did you use the search button? I'm thinkin NO. There are a few threads pertaining to this topic.:)

    Search!
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    I wouldn't opt for it especially at the price since its really only going to provide some protection to the front and not the back.

    One cover I Really liked that was posted on this site was the iCarbon
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    A 'cover' is most assuredly not a case - and yes, the lack of back protection is a deal-breaker for many users.
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    When I first started on iPF I did not know how to use the search function. Once I found it life became so much easier. I found 99% of my technical questions had already been asked and thankfully answered.

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    I like the smart cover
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    No, I use the Zoogue which has a smart cover too.
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    I like the smart cover it's good for my use mostly home use I have black tpu cover for the back 13 .00$ on eBay and black leather smart cover . It's looks sleek and works good for me .

    from USA bucks county pa Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Got a smart cover with iPad2. It was ok. Clever. But,..... It doesn't protect the back of the iPad. We were at Wally World and picked up a full cover, front and back. Incipio, it's heavy duty and very thick. So, defeats the "thinness" of the unit. Oh well, it is protected now!
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    imo, the apple smartcover is overrated, overpriced, and inadequate. you can buy other covers that will protect front and back, cost the same or even less, and also have the auto-on/off feature using magnets.

    i did a lot of research on the different cases out there and bought the marware ceo hybrid. very happy with it.
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    Belkin sells a clear smoky colored piece that fits directly with the smart cover. It even states it on the packaging. I bought mine at best buy for under $40. It works great, and gives you better grip on the iPad when holding it. The rear piece is plastic and has cut outs for the iPad 2 buttons and speaker.

    Mine has stayed on without any issues, and I love it.

    Link here to it: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Belkin ...lear/2538172.p?id=1218334193795&skuId=2538172

    Sorry I couldn't get the hyperlink in. But it's there...
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    If you need something good looking and slim for use around the house, I'd say it's perfect. However, when using it outside or traveling with it, it definitely doesn't provide enough protection.
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    i returned my smart cover, it was cool but really want to cover the back and the magnet wasnt as strong as many say.
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    Speaking from experience, the smart cover offers to keep the screen covered when not in use and also doubles as a stand, but it in NO WAY protects the iPad. I have successfully shattered 2 screens on the iPad 2...both while the smart cover was on the iPad. I now use the defender by otterbox. After I received my 3rd iPad (thank you apple!), I was afraid to use it until I received my otterbox. It is a sickening, terrible feeling dropping this thing, and I never want to feel it again after looking at a shattered screen. Both were dropped one, and mean one time only...thats all it took. Before you put your $40 or $60 towards the smart cover, think how terrible you'll if you drop it that one time. Just my two cents.
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    I have as smart cover for the front and a boxwave for the back. I wouldn't recommend -just- a smart cover.
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    Though I do have the Smart Cover, I am using it less these days in favor of a full case for this very reason. What did you tell Apple in order for them to replace two of them at no charge if I am understanding you correctly?

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