iPad 2 Smart Cover Review And Overview

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    With the release of the iPad 2, Apple decided to go with their new tradition and add a little extra protection to our new tablets. Like they did with the iPhone 4 and the Bumpers, Apple released the Smart Covers to protect the from of your iPad 2. These are either made out of Polyurethane or Leather, but you're going to have to dish out a bit more cash for the leather. The outside of the cover is smooth and feels nice while the inside is like a microfiber cloth. With this you can clean your iPad 2 screen if you ever get any fingerprints on in, we know you will. The smart cover can act as a stand/dock, as well as a heel for your tablet while you're typing, pretty neat. You can pick one of these up in many colors starting at $39.
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    I ordered a 'red' leather smart cover to go with my 'white' IPad 32gb wifi unit. I noticed that the 'red' leather smart covers went into the 2-3 week wait and then into the 3-4 week wait status on Apple.com before any of the other covers did.
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    I predict that the Red and White combination is going to be popular here in Indonesia too (Indonesian Flag)
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    but...what protects the back if you use a smart cover?
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    I ordered a red cover. It comes tomorrow.

    Gotta be different
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    Try Bodyguardz Skin. I ordered mine today.
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    I really like the Smart Covers, and am trying to decide between black, tan, or navy.

    My wife wants pink.

    Good thing they are interchangeable! :p
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    Nice review!!..
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    I bought the first gen iPad on release day and got the black Apple protector with it. I found a thin microfiber cloth that fit the screen size and just kept it under the folded lid. It was great for quick screen cleaning but I always had to keep tabs on it. When I bought the iPad 2 on release day I sprung for the dark blue leather smart cover and kept the original microfiber towel under the cover. The smart cover magnet was barely strong enough to stay closed with the cloth underneath.

    The first time I tried to use the microfiber that came on the bottom side of the smart cover, the iPad 2 kept going to sleep and waking up as I tried to wipe the screen and it didn't do a very good job. I found folding the smart cover into a triangle and then wiping the screen to work a little better. I haven't decided if I want to get rid of the original microfiber towel just yet. I imagine after a while the smart cover microfiber would get dirty.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    I'm noticing 3 faint horizontal stripes across the face of the display apparently from the hinge lines of the smart cover. They do seem to wipe off, but I wonder about the long term effects.

    Anyone else seeing this?

    Is a microfiber cloth the best way to clean the screen?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    I place iPad carefully on the screen when the cover is on. When I open the cover to use the iPad, the cover folds back to protect the back.
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    Thanks. I'll ck it out.
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    Not finding that the microfiber on the smart cover really cleans the screen...I am using a separate microfiber cloth. But I am lovin' the apple green cover! :)
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    I heard on G4TV that they almost dropped their Ipad a few times because of the magnetic connection.
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    I've noticed that too. I've been using a microfiber cloth as well to clean the screen and it's been working alright.
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    It's just the finger oil that was on the screen when you closed it. The stripes are from where the inside of the cover doesn't come in contact with the screen. The microfiber inside the case soaks up some of the resedue except for where the 3 seams are recessed. The screen cleans up easily with a good cloth just like it does with fingerprints.

    I had a case that only had one folding seam inside the cover, and it left a similar single grease stripe.

    Mareware will be shipping a nice thin microshell that covers the back and works with the Smart Covers.

    In the meantime, I have simply stuck self sticking round clear tiny rubber feet that you can buy in sheets. Put one in each corner (or more) to keep the back of the iPad off the surface of tables, etc. They peel right off with no harm and look like they came on the iPad.
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    Exactly the same question!

    I have the smart cover, but I have to pay huge attention to get no scratches at the back.
    So I'm waiting for a complete case!
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    Aluminum protects your iPad. No need for cover.
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    Great idea. I'm going to do that tonight until I can get a cover for the back that works with the smart cover.
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    I'm opting for the green cover. I will use the same leather bag I transported my iPad in.
    I looked at the Targus swivel case at Best Buy but I thought it added too much weight and bulk to the iPad2.

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