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How to Get a SmartCover for Your Original iPad

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Mar 22, 2011.

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    [ame=http://vimeo.com/21247198]Smart Cover for iPad 1 on Vimeo[/ame]​

    If you’re the owner of an original iPad who looks longingly at the iPad 2’s SmartCover and wishes you could have one for your own, MacStories has a report today that will gladden your heart! Apparently a blogger called Dan Provost felt the same way, and decided to try to work out how to make it happen. Basically, all he did was to superglue some rare-earth magnets to the left side of an original iPad, so that the SmartCover was then able to stick to it. According to Provost, the original iPad’s flat edge “affords a perfect area to place a few think magnets, and the SmartCover can lay flush across them.” Going by the video, it’s quite a simple procedure, so long as you’re not squeamish about gluing bits to your iPad. Of course it won’t have the same put to sleep/wake from sleep effect as the SmartCover has with the iPad 2, but it should still look pretty nice all the same.

    Source: MacStoriesHow To Use A Smart Cover With The iPad 1, Smart Cover for iPad 1 - The Russians Used a Pencil
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    I heard if you put your iPad under your mattress for a week, it comes out looking like an iPad2.
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    good one

    Good one, does the mattress stunt help with the magnet?

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    If you leave it under there for a fortnight does it become an iPad? lol!
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    Doh! Meant iPod!
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    LOL Smart cover envy.
    I'm not going to even bother because I want more protection then that.
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    My point exactly ;-). Smart cover offers no " Real" type of protection. I'll stick with my tarsus truss case and official apple case. Both protect iPad very well while looking stylish also.
    Woooohooo...# 900 post..lmfao. Don't mind me..lol
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    lol
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    Is this for the wifi-only iPad? From watching the movie, it seems that the lower magnet is right where the SIM-slot is for the iPad 1 3G.

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