Smart cover wear and tear?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Trky, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Trky

    Trky
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    57
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I'm having issues with my smart cover hinge rubbing itself causing a fine metallic dust on my ipad. Has anyone else noticed this? Here are pics of what it's doing.

    The little dark line under the hinge is the metal dust.
    [​IMG]

    This is causing my smart covers hinge to look bad.
    [​IMG]

    The dark spot in the middle of the pic is the dust with the cover removed.
    [​IMG]

    Close up of the hinge.
    [​IMG]

    Another close up of the other side of hinge.
    [​IMG]







    Anyone else seeing this issue? Also, I hate my smart cover color, but that's all that was in stock. I want a red one, but if it's having this issue I'll just skip it and put stickers on this one or something.
     
  2. Trky

    Trky
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    57
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Nobody? A guy I work with is having the same wear issues in the same spots. He has the same color cover as me.
     
  3. fmmrz5

    fmmrz5
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    57
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Yeah, I've noticed that same thing but with some good rubbin it comes off. Perhaps over time it will leave a more permanent mark but they will all have one so oh well.
     
  4. Tarkio

    Tarkio
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Messages:
    346
    Thanks Received:
    0
    No sign of that yet on my ipad2 after 2 weeks of constant use. You might consider a shell cover for the back, or cut a couple of tiny peel-off thin plastic pads to go between the hinge and the contact point of the iPad. The hinge acts to protect the edge of the device so it will no doubt see wear over time. But it's the back of the iPad that needs TLC.
     
  5. Mskjon

    Mskjon
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Thanks Received:
    3
    It's worse on mine

    I'm having the same problem but mine is worse. The dust that wears off the hinge has transferred to the microfiber it two distinct spots. I'm especially worried that since the dust must be metal, that it will scratch my glass when closed.
    I don't fold it the way they show on the back of the smart cover package anymore. They show the microfiber out. When I fold mine I put the blue side out now but the marks of the microfiber are permanent. If that dust scratches the glass, they'll have a major issue.
     
  6. chiffchaff

    chiffchaff
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    51
    Thanks Received:
    0
    No such problem with my poly cover
     
  7. Gunny008

    Gunny008
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    362
    Thanks Received:
    1
    wonder how well the smart covers will do? Guessing everybody is buying one for the novelty. I almost bought a leather one, bit I've heard bad press about leather.
     
  8. iPad Crazy

    iPad Crazy
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Thanks Received:
    0
    No issues as of yet. One week into it.
     
  9. Tarkio

    Tarkio
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Messages:
    346
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I've had the black leather smart cover on my iPad2 for over 2 weeks. No bad press here, it's very nice in every respect, and feels great in the hand.
     
  10. Mskjon

    Mskjon
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Thanks Received:
    3
    They replaced mine today

    Since my earlier post, best buy cheerfully replaced mine. So don't get me wrong that I don't love the smart cover. As a new Apple customer it wouldn't be an iPad to me without it. I've had mine since day one, drain it well below 50% daily, take the cover off a couple times also. I also almost always use it in my lap and I suspect that's the other factor. My hinges just rattle a lot. So if I could hazard a guess, it's those using them on their lap or irregular surface who are having the problem. Trky? Fortunately the easy fix is to fold it with the poly out.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
do smart covers wear out
,
does the smart cover wear out
,
ipad cover peeling
,

ipad smart case peeling

,

ipad smart cover peeling

,

ipad smart cover wear

,
ipad wear and tear
,
my smart cover is tearing at the hinge
,
smart cover three-fold torn
,
tear and wear of ipad