iPad 2 smart cover is too expensive

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    45 dollars is way too much for that thing. It looks good and is handy but really expensive even by apple standards. Any alternatives?
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    It's $39 with free shipping at the Apple site.
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    Are you in the U.S?
    Everything seems to be cheap down there. Here in Ottawa it is 45 dollars and keep in mind the Canadian dollar is a lot more than the American.
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    Forty-five bucks through Apple? Makes no sense. Yeah, I know about the declining dollar but in keeping with the rules of this forum, shall keep my (strong) opinion to myself.
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    Sell you mine for $20.
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    I too have the cover, and don't like it. Used it for one day and put it back into box.
    wish I could get my money back.
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    I bought one after a bit of research on what to get but returned it. I think its a bit suspicious that subdued colors only come in the expensive leather version so I got the orange PU. I'll admit that it is a pretty nifty device and certainly does what it promises. However the lack of back protection and the fact it allows the iPad to fall forward when used on any sort of angle (like when lounging on the couch) meant I returned it for a refund after a week. If you bought both the black smart cover and then say a dodo type back protector you'd get not much change from 100 bux - bit pricey IMO.

    Got a cheapo 5 dollar eBay silicone case for now but have ordered a leather folio style case online for longer term. That's what I have had since day 1 with my original iPad and it works great for my usage style both at home and work.
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    I agree its expensive plus i hate the fact that it doesnt have a cover for the back part. So i decided to just get a different case for my ipad2.

    Sent from my iPad
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    It is made for the people who know nothing about iPad who think that glass needs more protection than the metal.

    I dont even find that three-fold design very appealing.
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    Really? I think it's made for people who appreciate the instant and automatic wake/sleep the smart cover provides.

    The privacy factor is nice, too: someone peering over your shoulder trying to read your screen? Just flip the smart cover down.
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    I have the excellent Folio case made by Cygnett. It has magentas in to replicate the sleep/wake functionality. Worth a look...

    Thx :)

    Rich
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    Magentas should say magnets... :)
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    Yes really, many case have the sleep/wake up function (which of course is a nice idea in itself). And closing the cover for privacy, cant you make it any more far fetched? You can close every case - if it isnt used as a stand and in that case this oh so important feature is lost on the smart cover too.
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    I've heard of people opening the smart cover then sticking it to their fridge via magnets turning the iPad into a recipe display.

    Sounds quite useful for some of the stuff I've been known to do.
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    Love the idea of sticking to the fridge, BUT not sure I would trust the smart cover to hold my iPad securely.

    Do many of you Folks use it ad a fridge magnet?
    I have seen some strong fridge magnets designed for holding the iPad but they are expensive.
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    I don't have a case for mines, i think it ruins the look of it.
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    Once I get it I'll give it a go, tenuously of course. I bet it'll work, though. I was doing some pretty crazy things with those at Best Buy the other day.
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    I wouldn't trust the magnets to keep my thousand dollar investment from crashing down onto the hard tile kitchen floor! I never liked the "Smart cover" for the simple fact that it doesn't offer any kind of side protection. Dropping an IPad with a smart cover is the same as dropping it with no cover at all! I got a sweet "Taurus" case made outta leather and suede at BestBuy for 65 and I have no complaints. I highly recommend it.
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    I think the "smart cover" is crap. That thing offers no side protection what so ever. I can't imagine a falling IPad landing flat on it's face! Get yourselves a leather Taurus. It swivels, black leather outside, light blue suede inside, elastic strap to keep the cover shut and a nifty 2" hole in the back where the apple is so everybody knows it's the real deal tablet and a blackberry or a xoom, whatever that is! LMFAO!!!
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    Maaaan, you say that now! I like using mine "naked" too but I just think it's a little too risky! Good luck with that!

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