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Smart Cover passes unscheduled scratch test

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Tarkio, Mar 22, 2011.

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    My cat doesn't like it when I lay in bed reading my iPad 2. She usually reaches for the iPad and I move it out of the way until she goes away.

    Last night I had my black leather Smart Case folded in half over the back and didn't notice her reaching to grab the top of the iPad. So I moved it just in time for her to swipe her sharp claws down the exposed leather.

    I was not a happy camper! I immediately saw 3 obvious scratches and tried to remember, she's just a helpless animal.

    I was mortified. But surprise! I rubbed the scratches lengthwise with my finger, and after a couple of rubs the scratches completely dissapeared! The coating on the leather is very impressive.

    Anyone know if the plastic Smart Covers are as scratch resistant?
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    Leather marks easily. You can scratch lines on leather without actually damaging it, but trust me, having several cats of my own, if a cat decides to dig its claws into your cover, you won't be rubbing them out.
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    She did dig her claws into it, but it was just one hard swipe, not a complete scratching frenzy. :)

    Still, the cover held up well this time around.
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    Sounds like cat stew for dinner.....
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    thats the standard method

    for removing scratches from leather. Progressively more serious methods are described at saddlebackleather.com. I have many of their products and rave about them. Guaranteed for one hundred years. They offer two iPad cases and an iPhone case as well.
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    Yeah, but I doubt the Apple smart cover leather is anything like the leather on my Saddleback wallet.... ;)

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