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Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by darrinaltman, Apr 7, 2011.
I want to get a simple sleeve that will turn off iPad 2 when I slip it inside. Have you seen any?
Why do you want to turn if off every time you put it away?
I like the way the smart cover works but I don't like it always hanging on the iPad. So I want to just get a sleeve that turns on & off the iPad when put in and taken out.
There have been some home-made sleeves mentioned in the Forum. All you need are a few small magnets and fix them in the sleeve at the right position. Check out some of the threads where Members have been discussing home-made Smart cases for information on the right type of magnets to use and the appropriate position.
How cool would a home-made sleeve be?
Some manufacturers are bringing out smart covers that use the magnet system. However, Apple has not issued any guidance on the smart cover system, and until they do, it cannot be officially approved for iPad.
DYI sleeve w/magnetic on/off
Can you sew? Get a strip of polar fleece ... fold it and sew it up on each side like a pillow case (wrong side out for sewing) ... Turn it inside out ... voila a simple slip case.
Go to an auto parts store and buy a tire gauge ... I got one for $3 and the magnet is perfect in strength to operate the on/off function. Glue it on the outside of the edge of the slip case ... fold over the edge and capture the magnet. Stitch around the magetic so it is captured and won't move. Also the magnet won't scratch as you slide the ipad in and out.
I would be surprise if the whole thing cost $10. Pick any polar fleece pattern design you want.